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Agricultural Innovation In A Water-Scarce World

Katie Jackson is the Vice President of Sustainability and External Affairs for Jackson Family Wines. In her role, Jackson co-manages the Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs Department and leads the company’s innovative sustainability program. Jackson directs the development and management …

Sustainability

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

Walmart is gearing up to chase down Amazon online

The information systems division, based at the world's largest retailer's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, will combine with the @WalmartLabs unit next month, creating a new group called Walmart Technology, a company spokesman said on Friday.<p>Customers have grown more tech savvy, and they …

Security forces in Burkina Faso storm hotel to free hostages taken by suspected Islamic militants - reports of 20 dead

Security forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso have launched an assault on a hotel in the capital where a number of hostages were being held by suspected Islamist militants who attacked earlier.<p>There are reports of 20 dead and many more injured after the militants struck the Hotel …

Extremism

Venezuela government declares 'economic emergency'

Venezuela's government has declared an "economic emergency" due to "catastrophic" inflation and growth figures.<p>The government's decree sets a 60-day period in which President Nicolas Maduro has wider powers to intervene in companies or limit access to currency.<p>"We are confronting a true storm," …

Inside out: How to wear underwear as outerwear

From the elegance of Coco Chanel in silk lounging pyjamas to the provocation of Madonna in a cone-shaped bra, the idea of underwear as outerwear is nothing new. But this season the lingerie trend is impossible to keep under wraps. Slippery, sensuous dresses, barely there camisoles, sheer chiffon …

Clothing

Fly From New York To Dubai In 22 Minutes On Board This Hypersonic Private Jet Concept

Canadian industrial designer Charles Bombardier created quite a stir with the Skreemr—a supersonic transport concept designed to shuttle commercial passengers between continents at Mach 10.<p>Despite its appeal, the futuristic notion had a few shortcomings—most pressingly the imagined craft’s …

Aviation

A lead developer just quit bitcoin, saying it 'failed'

Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years working on the web-based currency, said he would no longer be taking part in development.<p>"Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly," Hearn …

Air France retires Boeing 747s | CNN Travel

Paris (CNN) — As round trips go, it was more of an oval: Paris to Paris with no ground stop in between, and it had grown men and women getting all misty-eyed.<p>For Air France and its Boeing 747s, it was time to say goodbye -- but the airline and its personnel were having a hard time doing so.<p>The last …

Photographer captures moment service dog calms bride down before vows

A wedding photographer captured the touching moment when a service dog dressed in a pink tutu calmed a bride just moments before she walked down the aisle.<p>Valerie and Andrew Parrot, who married on Jan. 9 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were accompanied by their service dog Bella during the ceremony, …

Playboy's Legacy Extends Far Beyond Its Playmates

The magazine shed light on some seriously impressive architects and designers throughout the years.<p>Playboy magazine, one of the last remaining bastions of the bachelor lifestyle made popular in the mid-20th century, is currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts.<p>The January/February 2016 issue — …

The man who cycled from India to Europe for love

<b>Indian artist PK Mahanandia met Charlotte Von Schedvin on a winter evening in Delhi in 1975 when she asked him to draw her portrait.</b><p>What eventually followed was an epic bicycle journey from India to Europe - all for love.<p>Ms Von Schedvin was visiting India as a tourist when she spotted Mr Mahanandia …

Tennessee Powerball winners: No big changes to lives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The small-town Tennessee couple that bought one of three magic tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball …