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Hidden 'resort fees' can be a nasty little surprise on hotel bills

I recently received a nasty little surprise on my bill when checking out of a Memphis, Tenn., hotel.<p>Tucked in with the room charge and the various taxes were a $20 "resort fee" and a $20 a night charge for "valet service." Never mind that I hadn't used the valet. Or that when I checked in, the …

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Education
Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Red Sea

33 Really Helpful SPRING CLEANING Tips & Tricks

It’s spring. And spring means opening up the windows, airing out the house, and cleaning all those surfaces and cluttered corners. Well, at least …

Home Depot

Are Your Masturbation Habits Normal?

Surprised by any of the stats? You're not alone. Watch what happened when we asked men about women's masturbation habits (and vice-versa):<p>Hopefully all of this goes to show that everyone does it (okay, 93 percent of the people we surveyed) and masturbation is something to enjoy—not anything you …

Why Some Guys Send Unsolicited D*ck Pics

The second went to a woman who asked nicely for one. I was hesitant to oblige at first because I predicted (rightfully so) that things might ultimately not work out and she would be left with a picture of my penis to distribute as she saw fit. But then I remembered it didn’t really matter if people …

Don't Touch This: Combating Travel's Riskiest Germs Zones

(Photo: Airport Security via Shutterstock)<p>In a perfect world, a magical bubble of vacation immunity would protect us all from getting a trip-ruining illness. In real life, though, we have a higher chance of getting sick while traveling than in daily life. That's because shared spaces and tight …

E.coli

"Black Dynamite" Airs Hour-Long Musical About Police Brutality Starring Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu

As previously reported, the season finale of Adult Swim's animated show "Black Dynamite" was an hour-long musical feature called "The Wizard of Watts". It featured the voices of Erykah Badu and Tyler, the Creator, and it addressed police brutality. If you've got a cable/satellite subscription, you …

Erykah Badu

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing on her Facebook account so she could join the social network. It was an unpredictable turn of events for Stoehr, who was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight. She died Sunday at age …

Google And Microsoft Want Hotels To Stop Blocking Your Wi-Fi

Re/Code is reporting that the two tech giants are arguing against a proposal by hotel groups including Marriott International to use blocking hardware to prevent their customers using cell phones to create personal Wi-Fi hotspots for their laptops or tablets.<p>Hotel groups don't like people creating …

Marriott International

Samsung launches 'Look at Me' app, aims to help autistic kids communicate

Autism is a developmental disorder that hinders the brain’s developmental and social skills. Over 60 million people suffer from the disorder around the world, and Samsung would like to help out in the fight. The company has just released a new app called <i>Look at Me</i>, which intends to help autistic …

Autism

PlayStation game-streaming service comes to Samsung smart TVs in 2015

Sony isn't afraid to partner with competitors if it means getting PlayStation Now in more homes, apparently. The outfit just announced that it's teaming with Samsung to bake the PlayStation game-streaming service into some of the <i>rival</i> electronics giant's smart TVs starting next year. Sony says some …

17 Things You Didn't Know About Disneyland

There are a ton of secrets Disneyland keeps close to the vest, but that doesn't stop the park from being the happiest place on earth.<p>Whether you're an experienced mouse hunter or new to the Disneyland grind, the park offers tons of hidden corners, attractions and quirks that remain invisible to the …

Comedian Bill Cosby And Those Many, Many White Women.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) As ugly allegations continue to surface about comedian Bill Cosby, I choose not to see things in …

Why every newborn you see on Facebook is wrapped in the same baby blanket

The morning after my second daughter was born I took her picture—she was beautiful, serene—and posted it on Facebook. There was much my Facebook friends could surmise from the photo, and much that marketers could mine: her date of birth and her eye color and her name, for instance. But what they …

Pregnancy

Healthy Diet Recipes

This pin is absolutely amazing. It’s a healthy grocery list on a cheap budget. Not only do they tell you how much they spent on groceries weekly, …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Bell Hooks talks Beyoncé and ‘Boring’ Nicki Minaj ‘Anaconda’ video

<b>Nicki Minaj</b> may have attracted many looks and headlines over the racy video to her song “Anaconda,” but for <b>bell hooks</b>, the clip falls into the been …

Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj's ‘booty songs’ aren't as body positive as everyone thinks they are

Courtesy of curvy singers like Nicki Minaj, bigger bums have finally made it into the musical mainstream, to the extent that they even have their …

Six Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems

It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite what it seems.<p><b>The Pictures Are</b> …

Hospitality

Say Ello to the anti-Facebook

Ello seems to have come out of nowhere.<p>The creators are designers and artists. Its CEO, Paul Budnitz, makes toys. There's no big marketing push and no obvious ties to Silicon Valley. These are not the typical building blocks of a hot new social network.<p>Yet, people are joining it in droves. In the …

Cable companies want to stop the best internet in America from growing

A group representing giants in the cable industry is trying to shut down two municipalities' proposals to expand their public broadband networks, arguing that public broadband has a "mixed record" and can be harmful to taxpayers, despite these two networks already being successful where they're …

How To Avoid A Speeding Ticket

I was driving down a San Diego freeway with my brother Rodney. We were in my wife’s bright red Mustang convertible, with the top down.<p>I’d just picked him up from the airport. Over the noise of the air whistling by us—at 80 MPH—we were catching up on lives, careers and kids.<p>Coming around a curve, I …

How This Man Built A $3M Business A Year After Four Years In Prison

Frederick Hutson is a man who sees business opportunities in everything. By his own admission, this doesn’t always work out for the best. Hutson spent over four years in prison after getting busted for an opportunity he saw in drug trafficking, a huge market, and one that was as he saw it, ripe for …