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Syrian girl pictured using tin cans as prosthetic legs finds hope in Turkey

An 8-year-old Syrian girl pictured moving around a refugee camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans is to receive medical care in Turkey after her plight was seen around the world.<p>Maya Merhi was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, and up until now has been walking …

Prosthetics

Eight Year Old Drumming Prodigy Impressively Holds Her Own While Playing Along With Led Zeppelin

Yoyoka Soma is quite an accomplished musician. At the tender age of eight, this drumming prodigy has already has performed live with her family’s …

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

Best Sesame Street Musical Guests | PBS Parents Lists

Sesame Street is now in its 45th season on PBS KIDS! In honor of Sesame and PBS’s commitment to help raise smarter, stronger and kinder kids, we’ve …

Stephen Colbert's '9 To 5' Parody Mocks Donald Trump's '11 To 2' Workday

"Just three things to do, then it's basically a vacation."<p>Stephen Colbert isn’t impressed with President Donald Trump’s workday stamina ― especially after Dr. Harold Bornstein claimed on Tuesday that Trump basically dictated a 2015 note in which the physician praised his patient’s “extraordinary” …

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try the 1 Thing People Like as Much as Food and Money (and Even Sex)

Best of all, this technique for making a great first impression works even if -- especially if -- you're shy and introverted.<p>I couldn't help but overhear what she said about me to her friend as they walked away.<p>"He and I just had the <i>best</i> chat," she said. "What a wonderful conversation."<p>I smiled to …

Plan the Perfect Weekend in Nashville

This versatile city offers much more than bar-hopping and country music.<p>With its iconic music scene and central location, it’s no wonder Nashville has become a prime spot for party weekends and girlfriend getaways. But spend a couple days here and you’ll find that its “Nashvegas” nickname and the …

Key Lime Icebox Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together egg yolks and half-and-half in a bowl. Gradually whisk egg …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

Lincoln’s letters with Thai king displayed at new exhibit

BANGKOK — The elephant is Thailand’s national animal, so it’s only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

BBQ

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together first 3 ingredients; spread in a single layer in a foil- lined pan. Bake 10 minutes or until …

With primary ending, Cruz takes opening shot at Beto O'Rourke's name

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's first shot at his expected Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke? Mocking his name.<p>As Tuesday's primaries were closing, Cruz's campaign released a 60-second radio ad that was a country music jingle prodding O'Rourke for going by "Beto" rather than …

A ban on assault weapons is a lot more complicated than it seems

Students and parents fed up with gun violence in schools across the US have been calling on Congress to enact a range of gun control measures that they say will help prevent future mass shootings. Central to their demands is a ban on assault weapons.<p>But how such a proposal would actually work — and …

Guns

Spring 2018's Hawaiian Shirts Are More Obnoxious Than Ever (and We Love Them)

Hawaiian shirts and camp-collar shirts with an equal amount of vacation-ready flavor have been popular for a minute now, but designers aren't done with the staple just yet. In fact, for Spring 2018 they've turned the volume up even louder with neon-colors, trippy patterns, and even logos. Whether …

The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller review – yours for half a billion

You get a sudden, quickening sense of how it would have been to live with these extraordinary pictures<p>Gertrude Stein was angry when Leo, her brother, bought Picasso’s <i>Fillette à la corbeille fleurie</i> (<i>Young Girl With a Flower Basket</i>) in 1905. The Steins were shown the painting by Clovis Sagot, the …

Art

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 …

Public Speaking

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Albert Einstein

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

How This 25-Year-Old Earns A Passive Revenue of $400K A Year While Traveling The World

It’s been almost two years since I left my corporate life in New York City to work remotely and travel the world. When I first left my apartment, job, and other comforts, I was terrified: I had no idea whether it was possible to build a business on the road, let alone make a decent living from …

Small Business

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

This Dreamy Destination Continues to Inspire Fantasy Writers

New Zealand's epic mountains and charming valleys inspire the dramatic scenery of Middle-Earth.<p>In New Zealand, even a nondescript cutting in the woods can lead somewhere extraordinary. That magnetic pull to see what’s around the next bend, whether sparkling glacier or primeval forest, is my …

Trevor Noah Has Spotted A Funny Musical Thing About Donald Trump's Speech Patterns

Lively up yourself for this impression.<p>Trevor Noah can’t stop vibing to President Donald Trump’s words.<p>“The Daily Show” host joined Jimmy Fallon on Friday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show,” and revealed how he sometimes catches himself singing Trump’s catchphrases out loud.<p>Trump’s speech patterns …

Comedy

Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°.<p>Step 2<p>Place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil, and simmer 12 minutes or until …

The Best Resorts in the South Pacific

French Polynesia’s Bora-Bora was the undisputed star of this year’s list, as voted on by T+L readers.<p>Swaying coconut palms. Warm, crystalline waters. …

Cruise Ships

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing)

Becoming a great salesperson takes practice. Lots of it.<p>Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is …

What Are the New and Improved 2018 Tax Brackets?

Get the latest update on what you'll pay in taxes in 2018.<p>Sometimes, getting a head start on things turns out to be a mistake. In October, the IRS …

Three Things You Must Do On LinkedIn Every Day

The best way to maximize the value of LinkedIn is to get into the habit of engaging with the platform on a daily basis. Now before you groan and say, “But who has time for that?” consider this: You need only invest nine or fewer minutes in LinkedIn to complete these activities, as long as you …

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

9 Books From the 1930s That Resonate Today

Reading 1930s Literature as Past or Prediction<p>The 1930s saw protectionist policies, isolationist doctrines, and a rise of authoritarian regimes …