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Woman is delighted to find herself alone on train, until she realizes she's not

Finding yourself alone on public transportation is a rare and miraculous occurrence.<p>Stevie was so delighted to find out that she seemed to be the …

10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

Professional development: It's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job — or prepare you for your next one?<p>According to the World …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Shenzhen needs to be on your 2018 China travel list

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you own an iPhone, Dell computer, Microsoft tablet -- or really, any digital device -- you're already more connected to Shenzhen than you might realize.<p>Dubbed the Silicon Valley of tech hardware, this city in southern China has seen explosive growth. The population skyrocketed from …

China

What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

Personal Finance

Food-safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley $60 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly

When food-safety expert Bill Marler saw The New York Times' trend piece on Silicon Valley's recent obsession with raw water, he thought he was reading a headline from The Onion.<p>According to The Times, demand for unfiltered water is skyrocketing as tech-industry insiders develop a taste for water …

Silicon Valley

How Facebook Watch will overtake YouTube as the biggest video platform

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Facebook is crushing Snapchat. Well, forget that, because I’m interested in a much bigger tech company Facebook is …

Social Media

Couple Calls Cops Over Airbnb Hidden Camera. And It's Not The First Time.

A couple who stayed in a Florida Airbnb found hidden cameras that they reported to the police, leading to their host being charged with …

Crime

London’s Uber Ban Raises Questions on Race and Immigration

LONDON — There is one question that bothers Sahrab Shinwari: “Would they have banned Uber if its drivers had been white and English?”<p>The shock decision last month to strip Uber of its London license has been rippling across the British capital, animating conversations at all layers of London life — …

Northern Europe

Starbucks barista says Las Vegas shooter was known for being mean and 'rude' to his girlfriend

Employees from the Virgin River Casino location in Mesquite, Nevada told the Los Angeles Times that Paddock was known for berating his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in public at the shop.<p>"He would glare down at her and say — with a mean attitude — 'You don't need my casino card for this. I'm paying …

Las Vegas Shooting

A Japanese airline wants to make crying babies on planes a thing of the past

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is trying to find out how to stop babies from crying during take-off and landing on planes.<p>On a charter domestic flight on Sunday (Oct. 1) carrying 34 families including 36 babies, the Japanese carrier took vitals from the children, such as their pulse, using a device …

Parenting

Fashionistas at the wheel: Meet the female biker gangs of Marrakech

<b>(CNN) —</b> This October, London's Somerset House opens a sprawling retrospective dedicated to Hassan Hajjaj , the British-Moroccan artist known for his colorful, eclectic portraits that explore tradition, culture and identity.<p>One of Hajjaj's most arresting exhibitions, 2014's "Kesh Angels" at the …

Street Style

A police officer posted a ‘Don't drink and drive’ video. Then he was involved in a deadly crash.

Hours before he was involved in a fiery highway crash that claimed three lives, an off-duty Los Angeles police officer reportedly posted a video to his Instagram account with a “dontdrinkanddrive” hashtag.<p>The 10-second video appears to have been taped in a bar around 7 p.m. Tuesday, and shows a …

Crime

‘I wish I could say I’m surprised’: Ex blasts mom charged with abandoning kids to tour Europe

Police say Erin Lee Macke left a gun on her bedroom shelf and her four young children to fend for themselves and jetted off last week for an 11-day vacation in Europe — cut somewhat short by the Iowa mother’s arrest Thursday on child endangerment charges.<p>Macke left her 12-year-old twins and 6- and …

Crime

China blocks WhatsApp

China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i><i>.</i> Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service, with users unable to send video chats or photos. Now, even text messages are completely blocked, according to Nadim Kobeissi, an applied …

Privacy

Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi is the UAE’s new cultural superdome

‘A museum should belong to a town,’ says Jean Nouvel, as his car carves a dark shadow across the dusty desert scrub to Saadiyat Island, a triangular sandbar off the coast of downtown Abu Dhabi. Nouvel practises what he preaches. His design for the new National Museum of Qatar is based on the local …

Abu Dhabi