Mary Batalis

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This is the best time to book a flight to 10 destinations around the world

To help make it easier, KAYAK analyzed flight searches from the US and Canada between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015, determining the change in cost for 10 luxury cities when booking from a period of one month to six months before departure.<p>The data is part of KAYAK's 2016 Travel Hacker …

Why Being ‘Fat but Fit’ Is Worse Than Not Exercising At All

Your bulging gut might be putting your life at risk—regardless of how many miles you can run<p>Carry a few too many extra pounds around your middle, and all the burpees and bike rides might not be enough to save you: It’s more dangerous to be obese than it is to be inactive, a new study from Sweden …

Exercise

New rule allows sailors to retake physical fitness tests if they failed for exceeding body fat limits as service becomes ‘more realistic’<p>The US navy is giving another chance to thousands of sailors who otherwise would be kicked out for repeatedly failing physical fitness tests because they exceeded …

Military

Police are investigating the fifth instance of vandalism on the prayer room in the three months since 11 December<p>Police are investigating an Islamophobic letter found in the University of Sydney’s Muslim prayer room in the fifth instance of vandalism in three months.<p>Muslim students who arrived at …

Wales

The First ______ President: Why Our Next Commander in Chief Will Make History No Matter What

The crystal ball says: not a male WASP politician.<p>The results of the Iowa caucus are in, and...we're not much closer to knowing who our 45th president will be. But barring any surprises from trailing GOP candidates Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or John Kasich, we <i>do</i> already know that it will be a …

Sundance helicopter rides to continue despite legal challenge

KSL-TV<p>By | Posted Jan 22nd, 2016 @ 9:40pm<p> 3 photos<p>101<p>PARK CITY — Despite a police order barring helicopter rides to and from the Sundance Film …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Looking Back at Mary Ellen Mark's Iconic Photos of a Prostitute Named Tiny

Mary Ellen Mark began documenting drug users, vagrants, pimps, and more in Seattle during the 80s. After she met a 13-year-old prostitute named Tiny, her work focused on the young girl for the next 30 years.<p>Mary Ellen Mark is no longer with us, but her images live on. Before her passing in 2015, …

As amateur sleuths pored over Blackstar, Abba reunited to plug a Stockholm taverna and Yasiin Bey got into a spot of bother with South African officials<p>David Bowie’s death last week set the amateur detectives sleuthing. What had he been trying to tell the world with his final album, and with the …

David Bowie

“Domestic violence is not a joke”: White House responds to Sarah Palin’s rambling speech blaming Track’s arrest on President Obama

Both Palin and Trump have faulted the president for Track Palin’s recent domestic violence arrest<p>Acknowledging that "it’s kind of the elephant in the room" during a rambling speech at a Donald Trump rally this week, Sarah Palin proceeded to imply that her son Track's violent behavior and subsequent …

Five planets align in dawn sky

<b>Five planets are aligning across the dawn sky over the next month, in a rare treat for skywatchers.</b><p>Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter will be simultaneously visible to the naked eye for the first time in more than a decade.<p>The spectacle is visible from Wednesday until 20 February, but experts …

The best ways to get upgraded to first class

We've all heard the rumors. If you dress up and tell a compelling story—maybe you're leaving for your honeymoon or heading to a funeral—you might finagle a free first class upgrade. But there's a problem: upgrades rarely happen. Years ago, it might have been possible, back when airlines struggled …

How Wives Brought Down the Wildenstein Art Empire

Three heirs of the vast Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty are on trial in Paris, charged with tax fraud and money laundering, all because of angry …

Year in Review: Biggest Stories of 2015

As 2015 sees its last days, it’s time to look back at the news that defined the year. There is so much to cover, but at a high level these issues and events stand out: Terrorism struck communities and individuals across the globe, from Paris and Nigeria to San Bernardino, California. Race relations …