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Vladimir Putin and Google: The most popular search queries answered

<b>Vladimir Putin will remain as Russian president until 2024 after winning Sunday's election. And while much is known about the Russian leader, there's still plenty more that people would like to know.</b><p>As an experiment, we started typing a few questions about Mr Putin into Google to see what searches …


Dog owners bring their pets to be healed by St Lazarus at this festival in Nicaragua

Forget the vet – worshippers in Nicaragua appealed to a higher power to cure their beloved canine friends on Sunday, during an annual festival in …


'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …


These Chocolate Tahini Bliss Balls Are Perfect for Breakfast, Snacking, AND Dessert

Like eating raw brownie batter—but without the stomach ache.<p>Let’s be honest, there’s a good chance this is not the first time you’ve encountered a recipe for a healthful, superfood-packed, energy-boosting, raw, paleo bliss balls. If it is, welcome to the world. We have a lot to talk about. But, …


If You Want to Slim Your Waist, These Are the 13 Best Side Plank Variations

You can skip the crunches because plank is one of the most effective core-carving poses. But don't forget to spend a little time on your obliques by adding these side plank variations to your strength-training routine.<p>Begin by lying on your side. Bring your right elbow directly under your right …


The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Santa Monica

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …


23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …


20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

1 of 20<p>Stay at a castle in France for $77.<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Dance all night in Fiji.<p>3 of 20<p>Find your joie de vivre in Paris for $150 a …

New York City

Dog jumps into muddy pond, refuses to leave

Mud baths are great. They're just a perfect way to unwind and reduce stress. However, if you're a dog that goes for a muddy dip without getting the …


The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe<p>Step 1<p>Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Gently stir in crab, panko, and parsley. Shape mixture into 12 …

Country Lifestyle

Self-made millionaire: Buying a home can help you retire early, if you make 1 important choice

According to author and co-founder of AE Wealth Management David Bach, "buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America." Homeownership can also …

Personal Finance

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Ancient History

America's best spring drives

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember when Dorothy dozes off among scarlet poppies in The Wizard of Oz? Well, those vivid flowers weren't just a figment of Hollywood magic. Similar poppies set California's Antelope Valley ablaze in spring, luring road-trippers from L.A. and beyond.<p>The arrival of spring inspires us to …


11 Cystic Acne Home Remedies That Are Esthetician- and Dermatologist-Approved

Zits, pimples, blemishes, bumps—whatever you want to call them, acne breakouts are par for the course in this thing we call life. And while that one …

Skin Care

Porsche unveils its insanely fast Tesla Model X rival

Porsche continues to target Tesla. After taking a swipe at the Model S, X and 3 maker last week, the German automaker just surprised us in Geneva with the Mission E Cross Turismo SUV (even though Porsche calls it a CUV, a cross utility vehicle). Watch out Model X.<p>Gallery: Porsche Cross Tourismo …


Mushroom Brown Hair Is Trending for 2018—And It’s Much Prettier Than It Sounds

Cool and earthy, this shade is surprisingly refreshing for spring and summer.<p>When sunny and warm summer days are finally on the horizon, most …


There's So Much Good Stuff to Buy From Shopbop's Sale

It’s about that time of the year when Shopbop pretty much makes us lose all productivity at work with its five-day <b>Buy More, Save More Sale</b>. Between …


Why your home is a worse investment than you think

Owning a home is a pipe dream for many. And here is why it is on the decline. USA TODAY<p>If you haven't started investing yet, these tips will help get you on the right track for retirement. USA TODAY

Real Estate

19 Healthiest Foods You Need to Give to Your Dog & What to Avoid

f you have a pet, you must always be concerned about your friend. You must have been so careful about the foods which are harmful and beneficial for …

We Should All Be Allowed Animals In Our Lives – Whether We Rent Or Own Our Homes

'They are my best friends, confidantes, shoulders to cry on and snuggle buddies.'<p>ChasingPebbles<p>Natasha Hinde's cat, Pebbles.<p>Tenants should have a …


The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …


Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …


This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …


NBC Apologizes After Japan Comment Draws Anger in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The American network NBC has apologized after one of its analysts drew anger for a comment during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics that seemed to gloss over South Korea’s painful history with Japan, its former colonial master.<p>The analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo, made the …

South Korea

This Chai Recipe is Easier Than Leaving Your House to Buy Chai

By Emily Schultz<p>It’s so gingery and perfect I could drink a gallon of it in one sitting.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the chai recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live</i> …

Italian Food

Essential Guide to Maui

Travaasa Hana, Hana<p>The best payoff on the winding road to Hana may be unwinding here, a verdant, 69-acre oasis on ocean bluffs. In 2015 Travaasa …

These Tilapia-Bandaged Bears Burned in California Fires Will Melt Your Heart

In early December, the Thomas Fire erupted in Southern California. By the time it was fully contained some five weeks later, it had upended the lives …