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Climate Change Forces Alps to Use Artificial Snow

The Big Melt<p>By <b>Jeffrey Kluger</b> | Photographs by <b>Marco Zorzanello</b><p>It took a long time for the Earth to create the Alps—a lot longer than it’s taking …

Sea Level

Used Cars With More Than 100,000 Miles May Give You Sticker Shock

Your beloved 100,000-mile vehicle might carry a higher price tag than you think.<p>Analysis from automotive information giant Edmunds found that …

2018 Volkswagen Golf provides fun for the whole family

Whether you're after something for schlepping the kids to school, or a hot hatch for some back road fun, the Golf lineup has it.<p>The Volkswagen Golf has long been a staple of economical travel. Over the years, the Golf family has grown to include a number of different variants, and barring some …

Volkswagen Golf

New Samsung ad mocks ten years of iPhones

Tech giants have a long history of coming up with ads that mock their rivals’ products. Following last week’s release of the iPhone X, Samsung has …

Samsung Galaxy

Someone broke Twitter with a 35k character tweet

And you thought 280-character tweets were bad. Over the weekend, two German men (who presumably were unfamiliar with the saying that brevity is the soul of wit) figured how to trick Twitter into letting them post a 35,000 character tweet. Twitter has since deleted the post, although it lives …

Strangers on Delta flight performed sex act in their seats, officials say

A man and a woman flew into some trouble Sunday night after they were reportedly caught engaging in a sexual act on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Detroit.<p>The man, 28, and woman, 48, were not named, but both were issued citations, and the FBI is currently investigating the incident, according …

Delta Airlines

Whitewashing backlash shuts down Australian production of Lin-Manuel Miranda play

An Australian production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical <i>In the Heights</i> has been cancelled, after severe backlash over the company's …

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

ACCRA, Ghana — After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here.<p>He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating …

Africa

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Fitness

Why one region of the US will survive climate change better than any other, according to urban planners

Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from hurricanes and flood-causing downpours, and close to a body of water yet far enough to avoid the threat of sea-level rise.<p>Which places does that leave? According to climate scientists and urban planners, not a lot.<p>"The bottom line is it's going to …

Climate Change

Here's Really Why You Shouldn't Wash Raw Chicken

Do you wash your raw chicken? This is a common practice encouraged by cookbook authors from Alton Brown to Michael Ruhlman to the great Julia Child …

Cooking

Why you should apply for or renew your U.S. passport before January

Americans should apply for or renew their passports before January because processing times are shortest between September and December.<p>That's the word from the U.S. State Department, which each year declares September to be Passport Month. Demand for passports typically heats up in the new year …

Climate models questioned: Global warming may be slower than previously thought

The computers were wrong. There’s still hope for Planet Earth.<p>That’s the conclusion of some of the world’s leading geoscientists, who conducted a study that found global warming is occurring more slowly than computer models forecast a decade ago.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature …

Climate Change

CVS amps up its campaign against tobacco at colleges

CVS is upping its commitment to making schools tobacco-free.<p>CVS's charitable foundation said it will issues grants to 126 colleges and universities to help them ban smoking on campus.<p>The foundation is donating a total of $1.2 million, or about $10,000 a school. The money will go toward things as …

CVS Health

There's a Much Better Option Than Pap Smears For Detecting Cancer, Evidence Shows

10 times better detection.<p>For over half a century, the Pap smear test has been the principal method for detecting abnormal cells that could lead to …

Cancer

Applesauce Doughnuts Are an Appropriate Way to Accept Fall | MyRecipes

Fall is coming, whether you like it or not. There’s nothing technically wrong with fall. It’s honestly warmer than most of spring and I know I …

Breakfast

Apple Partners With Cochlear to Launch First Made for iPhone Hearing Implant

Apple has partnered with hearing implants company Cochlear to launch the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant, which can stream audio from a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch directly to a surgically embedded sound processor (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). Cochlear implants are reserved for people with …

The 4 brilliant new Ikea pieces you need for your healthy home

When it comes to sleek, chic home decor that’s super-affordable, few brands can compete with Ikea. So when the megachain’s new catalog drops every …

Marie Kondo

Electronics that belong to people flying into the US will get closer scrutiny starting today

More swabbing, more bomb-sniffing dogs... and longer waits<p>People flying into the US can expect a longer wait at the airport starting today. That’s because the US Department of Homeland Security’s “first round” of enhanced airport screenings is going into effect. Airport security officials will be …

Flying

Airline CEO predicts a future where 'we will pay you to fly'

The Icelandic carrier and its bright fuchsia planes have made waves with stunningly low prices.<p>In January, WOW launched a sale for $69 one way tickets from the US to Europe. In June, the airline followed up with a sale for $55 trans-Atlantic tickets.<p>These sales have helped bring awareness to the …

Travel Industry

Wander helps you travel spontaneously - to a budget

My favorite feature in SkySkcanner is the ability to pick a destination airport, and see where in the world you can fly to, and at what cost. I actually once planned an entire trip around Europe using this tool, which took me to Switzerland, Italy, Malta, France, and Belgium.<p>Wander takes this to …

How to Pack for a Hiking Trip

The art of filling a pack, according to the hiking professionals.<p>Regardless of the hike you’re planning—a mile-long walk along the oceanfront paths of Acadia National Park or a strenuous multi-day swath of the Appalachian Trail—experts urge bringing many of the same items: extra water and food, the …

Backpacking

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

What you need to know when camping at a primitive campsite

If you love car camping, but want to get away from the crowds that often throng a traditional campground, it might be time to start exploring …

Camping

The most European cities in the United States

While plenty of American cities (like Columbus or Nashville or Oklahoma City or Boise) ooze distinct Americana, just as many exude European charm. …

At 20, Radiohead’s “OK Computer” becomes an album for the Trump era

Two decades on, the seminal album offers new readings and new resonances<p>To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "OK Computer," Radiohead is releasing a special edition of the album. Called "OKNOTOK 1997-2017," the deluxe release features remastered audio of the original album, b-sides and three …

Indie Music

Fast food: the latest facts

This article talks about fast food and the impacts of palm oil and additives on developing non-alcohol fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. It …

Millennial food fads might actually be making us thinner

We reached peak millennial foodie nonsense when baristas started pouring lattes into avocados.<p>From that point, some of us went underground with our …

Coconut oil is not a magical health food after all

Coconut oil is an all-natural wonder: It's skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, coffee creamer, butter substitute, and delicious on toast. But it's …

Nutrition

How to Give Strawberries the Gift of Immortality

Strawberry Honey Butter<p>Makes a scant 2 cups<p>2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes, at room temperature <br>1/4 cup honey <br>1/4 teaspoon …

Strawberries