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Why have people stopped going on holiday?

Consumer appetite for overseas holidays has fallen over the past 12 months, a new study has found.<p>Foreign currency supplier First Rate found that …

Tourism

Pakistan to deport Afghan who was once refugee icon

Sharbat Gula - the green-eyed "Afghan girl" whose portrait featured on the cover of a National Geographic magazine in 1985 and who became a symbol of the refugee crisis caused by decades-long conflict in her country - will be deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan after a court found her guilty of …

Pakistan

13 Kitchen Tool Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

Your kitchen tools aren’t always what they seem. In fact, there are kind of a lot of ways to repurpose super common kitchen tools in ways that you …

Coffee Grinders

Germany's crackdown over online hate speech reaches Mark Zuckerberg

Germany's fight against hate speech has reached Mark Zuckerberg himself.<p>A German prosecutor has named Zuckerberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer …

Internet

Flights around Canada are going to get cheaper as the government plans to make travel easier

Anyone who has ever travelled around Canada knows that a flight across the world’s second largest country is not going to come cheap – but the Canadian government is hoping to change that.<p>The transport ministry has announced new plans to support “greater choice, better service, lower costs, and new …

Canada

U.S. public can expect increased security presence: official | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities remain concerned about homegrown violent extremists and the public will continue to see increased security in public places, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Friday amid security concerns four days before the U.S. presidential election.<p>A New …

North Africa

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

Tribeca Enterprises brings VR to the Westfield World Trade Center

Visitors to the Westfield World Trade Center (the recently opened mall below the World Trade Center) will be able to get a hands-on virtual reality experience this month — an experience curated by Tribeca Enterprises, the organization behind the Tribeca Film Festival.<p>Tribeca has held a number of VR …

Virtual Reality

The Best and Worst Airports in the US

The US may lead the world in military might, diplomatic influence and economic power, but you’d never know it by looking at the state of our …

20 Photos of Georgia that Will Surprise You

My Best Photos of Georgia<p>Georgia — a name associated more with the southern state of US than the country itself, is often overlooked by travellers as …

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Singapore Air Reiterates Weak Outlook as Profit Slumps 70%

Singapore Airlines Ltd. said it will be vigilant on costs as it warned yet again that the weak operating outlook is likely to persist amid excess …

San Francisco

New Killer Fungus Found in U.S. Patients

A newly identified fungus that can kill very sick patients has been found in U.S. hospitals and has probably been here for a few years, federal health officials reported Friday.<p>It’s infected at least 13 people, including four who died.<p>The yeast is called Candida auris and was first identified in …

Microbiology

These are the best and worst airports in the US

Phoenix, Ariz. has beautiful weather, lots of sun-- and the best airport in the U.S.<p>According to a new study of the country's best and worst airports conducted by ThePointsGuy.com, Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International airport received top marks in several categories including having the shortest …

Flying

Cover Story: Adele, Queen of Hearts

Since her chart-topping coronation, the superstar singer has been determined to balance her real life with her record-breaking career. From behind the scenes of her world tour, she opens up about the challenges of motherhood, melancholy, and mega-stardom.<p><i>When Adele sings you can hear that it’s</i> …

James Corden

The stars of Planet Earth II - and how you can see them

The follow-up to Sir David Attenborough’s ground breaking Planet Earth series has arrived, offering even more remarkable stories and closer wildlife encounters. Advances in technology have opened up all sorts of exciting new possibilities – from capturing astonishingly intimate footage of elusive …