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9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

Apps

Hawaii lava creeps within yards of 1st home in fiery, slow-moving doom

Lava from Kilauea volcano was some 70 yards from the nearest house on Tuesday, but the big question on the Big Island was when the inevitable will happen.<p>Officials have placed the area on an evacuation advisory, meaning residents could be asked to leave at a moment's notice to avoid the oncoming …

‘British Schindler’ honoured for saving 669 children from the Nazis

Sir Nicholas Winton awarded with Order of the White Lion in Czech Republic<p>Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who saved 669 children from the Nazis, was awarded the highest civilian honour in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.<p>Winton, now 105, was presented with the Order of the White Lion by the Czech …

Former Vatican Ambassador To Be Tried for Child Sexual Abuse

Vatican<p>The Vatican has opened a criminal trial against its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic and placed him under house arrest, marking the …

Dominican Republic

76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

As the NFL nears an end to its long-running legal battle over concussions, new data from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on traumatic brain …

Kansas City Chiefs

Death by Fire

Did Texas execute an innocent man?<p>This was the question FRONTLINE set out to investigate in 2010, when we began reporting on the case of Cameron Todd …

Inside an Early Attempt to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms

Today’s debate over the use of antibiotics in food animals is hardly new. Nearly 40 years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tried – and …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Paul Krugman’s fear: “It’s by no means clear” whether democracy or plutocracy will prevail in America

From Hong Kong to Texas, elites are revolting against democracy — and we don’t know who will win<p>What do Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed Hong Kong leader, have in common?<p>Both men, in their own ways, are part of the plutocratic revolt against democracy that Nobel …

What French Kids Eat For School Lunch Puts American Lunches To Shame

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Diabetes

Is a Day Trip from London to Paris via the Eurostar Train worth it?

Recently I went to England to visit some family an a sick little granny (don’t worry she is okay now), while there I decided to spend a few days …

France

Exploring Paris beyond the Eiffel Tower

Come rain or shine, The City of Lights is always abuzz with tourists, pesky guides and things to do that we have all done before. With the help of …

France

Best value destinations for 2015

Bang for your buck and pizzazz for your pound: here’s where to stretch this year’s travel budget until it oozes contentment.<p>1. Tunisia<p>Low prices had just begun to lure travellers back to Tunisia, but a terrorist attack in the capital on March 18 has dealt a blow to the tourism industry’s recovery. …

South Africa

The 10 Best Yoga Poses for Inflexible People

Once Barbie and GI Joe started doing yoga, we could pretty much call it: Yoga is officially everywhere these days. But all that stretching and …

Yoga

Officials: 3 Denver girls played hooky from school and tried to join ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter's Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class.<p>He dialed her cell. And she answered. But, officials say, she didn't tell him that she was on her way to Syria to join ISIS.<p>She was …

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side." Well, good timing, because Google has published a guide to help you switch from iOS to its newest platform, Android Lollipop. The tech giant has …

Track Down Your Perfect Fit (and Flatter a Fuller Figure!) with These New Go-To Sites

Love online shopping but hate when items don't fit upon arrival? Us too. And you're in luck because we narrowed down the top sites to help you find …

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible - Move to Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa—This is too nice a place to spawn a war cry. But if the city had one, it would be the sen­ti­ment heard across a down­town …

Des Moines

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was a great man, and a great American designer. Over five decades he made fashion that was elegant, based on the tools of the trade that he learned in Spain at Balenciaga, and in Paris, at Lanvin under Antonio Castillo. I also considered him one of my close, best friends. He truly …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Here Are All The Places That Accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay, Apple's answer to mobile payments, was finally released on Monday. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be able to use Apple Pay in stores once they upgrade to iOS 8.1.<p>Apple Pay connects with your credit and debit cards and allows you to make payments by touching your phone to an NFC-enabled …

Apple Pay

Give student loans the finger: A new solution to a massive generational outrage

Young people and their future families are being bankrupted. Here’s a radical response to the heist of the century<p>Recently, news broke that Rolling Jubilee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of debt, purchased $4 million in private student loan debt and forgave all of it, …

Yeah, the GOP is evil and will win — but the midterms are meaningless

It’s the Party of Fear’s turn this year, and that blows. But the cast of clowns in D.C. don’t really run the show<p>A few weeks ago in this space, I brought up an apparent contradiction at the heart of American government, in current theory and practice. Barack Obama occupies the White House in an era …

The federal government lost its war against Cliven Bundy

Six months after the standoff in Nevada, officials have failed to issue either an arrest or an indictment<p>It has been six months since the federal government called off its attempt to round up cattle belonging to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy amid a tense standoff with heavily armed militiamen who …

FBI director attacks tech companies for embracing new modes of encryption

James Comey says data encryption could deprive police and intelligence companies of potentially live-saving information<p>The director of the FBI savaged tech companies for their recent embrace of end-to-end encryption and suggested rewriting laws to ensure law enforcement access to customer data in a …

It Sounds Like Google's Radical Plan To Change How Android Phones Are Sold Isn't Going To Happen

This would mean Android phone makers wouldn't be able to customize the software on their phones as much as they do today, and Google's Android partners don't seem to be on board with that idea.<p>Android Silver has reportedly been "shelved," Re/code's Ina Fried reports, mainly because device makers …

Android News

Flickr chooses a great time to launch its iPad app

Apple has chosen to focus on the iPad's camera abilities with the upcoming Air 2 (we wish they wouldn't) and apparently, finally snagged Flickr's attention. Yahoo's photo sharing service somehow managed to beat Instagram to the punch so perhaps the introduction of its first iPad-ready app (four …