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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> The US bombed an Al Qaida-associated target in Libya Saturday night, which killed militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtarhad.<p><b>2.</b> Bailout talks between Greece and its creditors ended without a deal on Sunday, while a European Union spokesman said "a significant gap" remains "between the plans of the …

Middle East

Vietnam: A look inside Ho Chi Minh City's lavish Reverie Saigon hotel

What's over-the-top Italian opulence doing in a hotel in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City? The new Reverie Saigon hotel courted Italy's top designers to create its eye-popping interiors.<p>An announcement describes the Reverie Saigon's design as "unapologetic splendor" and its rooms "ranging from …

I Am Not a "Foodie"

Growing up in Calcutta, I've seen my father go to the fish market and handpick each piece of the fish he'd buy. I don't suppose he ever bought fish that was not 'in season'. And he'd willingly pay a few extra bucks to get his hands on the best catch of the day. It is also probably why my olfactory …

30 Wardrobe Staples You Should Own by the Time You're 30

Never have that "I-have-nothing-to-wear-I-hate-everything" moment again.<p>Even if you don't agree with needing certain fashion basics by 30, we doubt most women would say no to a classic blazer or basic jeans that make your butt look <i>great</i>. These essentials are the foundation of a classic wardrobe, …

Meet the Spouses of the 2016 Presidential Contenders

With the Apple Watch, Seeing, and Trying One On, Is Believing

I was able to order an Apple Watch at 3:10 a.m., EST, Friday, and my watch is on the way. But I wanted to try one on to make sure I ordered the right size, etc. After I placed my order, I booked one of the first appointments for a try on. There was just a short line when I arrived at the Apple …

iRobot Is Working On A Robotic Mower That’s Angering Astronomers

According to a number of FCC filings, robotic vacuum maker iRobot is working on an automatic lawnmower – and they’re irking radio astronomers. The project, which is still under wraps, uses low power radio beacons to delineate the corners of your yard, ensuring your robotic mower doesn’t scoot into …

7 uncomfortable truths about traveling solo as a woman

WHEN I ANNOUNCED that I was going to travel solo around the world, people thought I was a) out of my mind or b) a tragedy waiting to happen. All I …

Sexual Harassment

Lindsay Lohan’s Mom Is Selling All of Her Stuff

There are reports that Dina Lohan is conducting an online sale of her daughter’s possessions.<p>It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the lovable Lohans of Long Island, hasn’t it? Almost to the point that I’ve missed that wacky clan, always gettin’ in scrapes and scuffles, pickles and jams. What …

Oklahoma City bombing: 20 years later, key questions remain unanswered

Twenty years ago, on 19 April 1995, a disaffected veteran named Timothy McVeigh drove a Ryder truck stuffed with explosives into downtown Oklahoma City and destroyed a federal office building, killing 168 people, including 19 children, and maiming hundreds of others. That much we know.<p>We also know …