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Here Are 3 Things to Do After a $750 Million Powerball Win

Last night a 53-year-old hospital worker from Massachusetts won $758 million dollars in the lottery. She promptly quit her job, which is probably the …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We all have our go-to recipe when we want to whip up a batch of "the best" homemade chocolate chip cookies, but truth be told, there can be only one. …

Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations

By Philip Rucker ,<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Karen DeYoung and<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Associate editor and senior national security correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Michael Birnbaum<p>Michael Birnbaum<p>Brussels bureau chief covering Europe<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BRUSSELS — President Trump exported …

Donald Trump

Dead Bat Discovered in Salad Mixes Prompts Recalls From Walmart

Fresh Express has recalled a packaged salad mix sold at Walmart stores in the southeastern U.S. after a dead bat was found in containers of the leafy …

A Brief History of Fashion's Most NSFW, Controversial Ad Campaigns

The designers behind Eckhaus Latta have always been ones to do things their way, but they took that defiance to another level this week by unveiling a campaign featuring models not just wearing their spring 2017 collection, but having real sex while doing so. Though pixelated, the images still …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Nobody knows how dangerous online dating really is—and dating sites won’t talk about it

We’re dating differently now.<p>Often on multiple apps at once, users can swipe through dozens of profiles every minute and plan multiple dates, whether in hopes of a love match or a hook-up. Decisions to meet arise from limited information: A convenient location; a sultry glance captured in pixels; a …

5 Tips from Around the World for Making a Better Pot Roast

When we hear the words "pot roast," many of us think of the Sunday classic — a hunk of braised beef swimming in gravy and surrounded by tender …

How a thing for Skee-Ball started a $3.2 million business

By Thomas Heath<p>Thomas Heath<p>Local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and companies in the Washington metropolitan area<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Reporter<p>Robert Kinsler’s business is to create fun for others. That’s kind of ironic, considering that he spent several difficult years in …

Los Angeles

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

We Can't Stop Thinking About Thomas Keller's Mac and Cheese

One reason why: equal parts cheese and pasta<p>Anything that includes the phrase “bake until golden and bubbly” in a recipe catches our attention right …

Comfort Food

10 Cakes to Serve at Your Grandmother's Next Birthday Party

When it comes to baking, Grandma takes the cake. Follow in her footsteps with a homemade cake recipe that’s sure to be a birthday treat.<p>Nothing says …

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

Hot Springs

The Parasite That Lures Mosquitoes to Humans

Malaria can alter the behavior of insects that spread it.<p>Here are some things parasites will do to survive.<p>The hairworm makes infected crickets commit suicide in water so it can find a mate. Parasitic barnacles invade the bodies of crabs, sterilize them, and then trick them into caring for baby …

Biology

Android Wear 2.0 review: Google's second swing at smartwatches

Are Android Wear 2.0 and two new watches from LG enough to get you to care about smartwatches?<p>Are you wearing a smartwatch? Not likely. Despite the fact that modern wrist computers have been available for over three years, most people have not found them to be as desirable or necessary as the …

What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

If you’ve ever tried substituting baking powder for baking soda (or vice versa), you’ve discovered that you can’t use the two interchangeably. We’ve …

7 ways to make sure someone doesn't steal your brilliant app idea

It’s been quite a while since the very first mobile app was developed. Yet, the prospects and idea of trying out a new app still excites users. This accounts for leading mobile app stores teeming with millions of apps and an overwhelming amount of app downloads every year.<p>This is a strong …

Apps

In India, Muslim men can end a marriage by saying ‘divorce’ three times. One woman wants to stop that.

By Rama Lakshmi<p>Rama Lakshmi<p>Bio Follow<p>KASHIPUR, India — More than a year ago, the letter carrier handed the soft-spoken Shayara a letter that would not only change her life but trigger a national storm about the rights of Muslim women in India.<p>In the letter, her husband wrote the words “I divorce …

Religion

Getting clean: I must cut the CRAP – caffeine, refined sugars, alcohol and processed foods

I had a baby nine months ago. Until recently I was eating as if it was Christmas every day. Not particularly unhealthy stuff like Fanta and crisps …

Mexican designers envision a Trump border wall that could take 16 years to build

Eight prototypes for the Trump administration's wall now stand near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California.<p>They were chosen as finalists from hundreds of submissions from architects, developers, and construction companies this spring.<p>Not all border wall bids were serious, though. Mexican …

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

Google is putting legacy Drive apps out to pasture

The apps will shut down completely on April 3rd, 2017.<p>Google will completely shut down the older versions of Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides for both Android and iOS on April 3rd. People don't even have that long until they can no longer use them, though: starting on March 1st, users will get …

British singer's open letter about racist encounter on a train

LONDON — A British singer has penned an open letter about her experience of "institutionalised racism" on a train.<p>Jamelia claims that she and her …

Equality

Feeling tired for no reason? Time to reset your circadian clock

Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night, but your spouse is fast asleep at 10pm and wakes spontaneously at 6am?<p>We each have an internal biological clock, called a circadian clock, that organizes the internal and external activities of our body around the 24-hour …

Woman prosecuted by Jeff Sessions can't forgive

<b>Marion, Alabama (CNN) —</b> Evelyn Turner says she still has nightmares about what happened in this small Alabama city more than three decades ago. And it involves President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.<p>The year was 1985 and Sessions, then a US attorney, prosecuted …

Pope declares 'zero tolerance' for sexual abuse in Catholic church

December letter becomes public in which Francis denounces ‘atrocities’ by clergy as ‘a sin that shames us’ and must be rooted out<p>Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of “zero tolerance” for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for “a sin …

Trump praises 'very smart' Putin for not expelling US diplomats

Russian leader declines to retaliate after US expels 35 Russian diplomats, saying further action will depend on Trump’s policies<p>Vladimir Putin has refused to engage in tit-for-tat diplomacy after the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats amid a row over cyber-hacking.<p>Just hours after the Russian foreign …

10 tasty winter-weather drinks to keep you warm

It's officially time to throw some logs on the fire, toast a few marshmallows, and stay in your favorite PJs all week long.<p>With that in mind, we've …

Food & Dining

The world’s most dangerous places to take a swim

Some incredible outdoor swimming spots are protected areas while others are open year-round for people to dive off docks, swim, go on boat tours, and enjoy any way they can. Many are totally safe-- but some that appear to be, arent'.<p>Open-water swimming can be dangerous, even if you know what you’re …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …