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The Essential Toiletries for Travel

Welcome to our first-ever list of the Ultimate Travel Essentials, a definitive guide to the travel products you need to ensure your next trip is a …

Why You Should Think Twice Before Turning Off the Air Vent Above You on Your Next Flight

Think turning on your air vent during a flight might get you sick? Think again.<p>The next time you go to turn off the ventilation above your seat on an …

Touring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Grandest Private Design, and the City Around It

On a drizzly spring afternoon, a group of tourists eagerly waited for their chance to catch a glimpse of the newly restored Darwin Martin House, one …

A Visitor’s Guide to Oman, the Middle East’s Most Welcoming Absolute Monarchy

It might not be the first vacation destination that Westerners think of, but the Middle Eastern oasis is more than worth a visit.<p>Not many people are visiting the pyramids along the Nile these days. Or, for that matter, hitting the shores of Tripoli for a little R&R. The Arab Spring may have opened …

The Man Time Forgot

Henry Luce went down in history as the genius behind America’s first newsweekly and the Time Inc. empire. But, in an excerpt from his new book, the author exposes the rivalry—forged at Hotchkiss and Yale—that led Luce to steal the glory from Time’s visionary co-founding editor Briton Hadden after …

The Time of Their Lives

Just out of Yale, Henry Luce and Briton Hadden staked their golden-boy reputations on a presumptuous, prophetic challenge to a recession-weakened media establishment. In an excerpt from a new biography of Luce, the author recounts the grueling, chaotic, exhilarating 1923 launch of Time magazine.<p>In …

Hooked On Supersonics

Concorde devotees loved its glamour, its look, and its celebrity cargo. Above all, they loved its speed. And if there were gripes about noise or wasting fuel . . . well, for most of the world that $12,000 round-trip was a champagne-and-caviar-filled fantasy. With Air France and British Airways …

Maya Angelou, Poet and Author, Dies at Age 86

Maya Angelou, the poet and author known and cherished by readers of her poems and seven memoirs, has passed away at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86.<p>Given Angelou’s almost unparalleled place in American literature, it is not surprising that the many she mentored and inspired …