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Pro Tip: Renew Your Passport Right Now

In 2007, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative went into effect, requiring U.S. citizens to have passports for travel to and from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. As a result, 18 million new passports were issued that year. That’s 10 million more than in 2004. And they will all expire …

Ebola is getting better at infecting humans

At first, the virus stayed within Guinea's borders and, as in every previous epidemic, affected just a few hundred people. But in the spring of 2014, that gentle simmer came to a disastrous boil.<p>Cases skyrocketed as the virus spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and other countries. By the time it was …

Allegiant Air's planes 4 times more likely to fail in flight | NOLA.com

Allegiant Air's aircraft are four times as likely to fail during flight as those operated by other U.S. airlines, an investigation by the Tampa Bay …

The Truth About Gel Manicure UV Nail Lamps And Skin Cancer

It's obvious that spending hours out in the blazing summer sun is going to end in skin damage, especially if you're not taking precautions and protecting yourself. You probably don't think about skin cancer when you hit up the nail salon for a fresh set of gels, though, right? Well, according to …

Election 2016: Everything You Need to Know About How to Vote on Election Day

If you’re one of millions of Americans heading to the polls on Tuesday, there’s some information you should know before you go.<p><b>How do I find my</b> …

How clean are your hotel bed sheets? Undercover investigation has disgusting results

A number of leading Manhattan hotels have been accused of not changing bed sheets between guests, after a damning investigation by a US news programme.<p>Posing as guests, reporters from Inside Edition checked in to nine different New York hotels, and found that three didn’t appear to change or clean …

Pablo Escobar's son reviews 'Narcos,' reveals 28 factual errors

Like most of us, Sebastian Marroquin binge-watched the second season of "Narcos" on Netflix after its premiere a couple weeks ago. But he paid more attention than most. He carefully listened to each date mentioned and watched the attitudes of characters. He didn't do this because he's a big fan. He …

How to Navigate Via Google Maps While Traveling Without Using a Ton of Data

Related Articles<p>I use Google Maps to get around when traveling pretty often. Luckily, there’s a way to navigate around without using tons of data. …

This is a pricey part of the world, but these adventures in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, from the new Wild Guide Scandinavia, are pleasantly surprising in more ways than one<p>With some of the largest remaining tracts of true wilderness in Europe, Scandinavia and Iceland offer a multitude of …

European Travel

10 mistakes you’re making at the airport

From the baggage drop to the security line to the boarding gate, just getting through the airport these days can throw pitfalls at you that you never …

12 Breathtaking Roads That Will Make You Gasp in Amazement

Traffic jams, the daily commute; somehow everyday driving never quite lives up to the endless roads they show in car commercials. If you dream of …

Adventures by Rail: The Most Scenic Train Vacations in North America

Train voyages and vacations have been part of European and U.S. culture as long as there have been tracks on the ground. Millionaires Jay Gould and …

You’re Probably Throwing Away ‘Expired’ Food That’s Totally Fine To Eat

Expiration dates on food are basically useless.<p>It’s breakfast time. You pull a carton of milk out of the fridge, excited for a bowl of delicious cereal. But to your horror, you notice your milk has expired.<p>What do you do?<p>Maybe you sniff it, take a swig. Maybe you toss it.<p>Either way, you probably …

What's the healthiest bread you can buy at the supermarket?

Although we’re suckers for a good bakery or homemade loaf, the pre-sliced, squishy bread that comes in plastic bags is convenient and cheap. It also makes excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. But some bread is good for you (nutrients!), while some breads wear a false health halo. Did you think …

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

Summer in gear: Stuff you need for easing your way on down the road

With summer travel in full swing, you may be in need of summer gear. But it has to earn its keep. You can make your leisure easier with travel products and accessories designed to bring more fun and function to your travels. Here are a few of our favorite things.<p><b>Park it</b><p>The apparel and accessories …

Intake of Unhealthy Foods May be Unrelated to the Frequency of Intake of Healthy Foods in Preschool Children - July 4, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

<b>A recent study in the American Society for Nutrition has shown that in US preschool children, the intake of unhealthy foods was largely unrelated to</b> …

Anthony Bourdain's Favorite City To Travel To Is...

One of the most celebrated travelers is Anthony Bourdain. The star of shows such as No Reservations and Parts Unknown, Bourdain has traveled to over …

This Guy Planned The Most American Road Trip You Can Possibly Take

🎶 Oh, beautiful... 🎶<p>When planning a road trip in the U.S., it's easy to get overwhelmed. There's <i>so</i> much ground to cover, and you can't stop at every amazing sight and activity.<p>But if you had to narrow it down somehow, visiting each state's capital city and capitol building is a pretty great way …

Revealed: The secret rooms inside America’s most popular attractions

1. The Rushmore cave<p>As well as vowing to etch the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the side of a South Dakota mountain (which some might say is ambitious enough), the sculptor behind the iconic Mount Rushmore National Monument, Gutzon …

Dietitians Say to Do This 1 Thing to Beat Belly Bloat (Hint: It Doesn't Have to Do With Food)

You already know that if you eat crap all day, that's how you can expect to feel. Aside from being low in energy and foggy headed, an upset stomach complete with belly bloat is on your horizon. But what if you eat healthy, drink enough water, and avoid foods that make you bloated, like dairy, and …

Digestion

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Iranian Hardliners Raise Bounty on Salman Rushdie to Almost $4 Million

A group of hard-line Iranian news organizations have raised over half a million dollars to add to a bounty calling for the killing of British …

Donald Trump Falls Behind Ted Cruz in National NBC/WSJ Poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has fallen behind Ted Cruz in the national GOP horserace, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>In the poll, Cruz is the first choice of 28 percent of Republican primary voters, while Trump gets 26 percent. They're followed by …

Prime minister’s PMQs attempt to criticise Jeremy Corbyn sparks accusations of inflammatory language<p>David Cameron has been accused of using inflammatory language about refugees after referring to people in camps at Calais as a “bunch of migrants”.<p>The prime minister made the comments in the House of …

United Kingdom

Husband charged with doctor's slaying in affluent NYC suburb

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The husband of a pediatrician at a New York City children's hospital was charged with murder after she was found stabbed in a …

CDC to doctors: Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika-infected areas

U.S. health officials have new guidance for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth …

Public Health

Idris Elba Says Hollywood's Diversity Problem Extends Across the Pond, Too

In the wake of the Oscars snubbing non-white actors for the second year in a row, Idris Elba has weighed in on the diversity debate in the …