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Can you spot the contraband items in these eight luggage scans?

Have you got what it takes to man an airport X-ray machine? Test your abilities here<p>Do you think you've got what it takes to work in airport security, starring at X-rays of passenger's luggage in an effort to spot any items that shouldn't be taken onto planes?<p>Simulscan, an Italian firm that trains …

Photographer Captures the Sea Gypsies of Borneo and Their Vanishing Way of Life

When Australian photographer Mark Lehn met Misma, a sea gypsy living off the fish that run through the waters of Sabah, Borneo, he discovered that …

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Houston

Give yourself a break and dine out on Christmas eve and the day of. Check off your to-do list by choosing a restaurant, making reservations, and rounding up your guests. With the cooking taken care of, enjoy a stress-free meal with loved ones and this year's goodies from jolly old Saint …

Houston Style Magazine

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Houston tops New York in national critic's rankings of Best Food Cities in America

Houstonians know our city offers great food, and now the rest of the country is learning that, too. In an article published Monday, <i>Washington Post</i> …

Seize this limited chance to attend open call auditions for The Voice

Calling all Texans with a hankering to test their vocal talents on NBC's two- time Emmy-winning hit show The Voice. NBC has announced open call …

Bacon Bros. Public House Brings First Location to Houston

<b>Bacon Bros. Public House</b> announces its' first franchise partnership in Houston. The company will partner with Texas-based entrepreneur Travis Cook to open a Public House location in Houston, TX. The partners are currently scouting locations throughout Houston but plan to bring Bacon Bros.' …

World’s Best Islands for Food 2015

“This is a foodie paradise and beach paradise rolled into one,” observed one voter in our WBA survey. The small British isle has a prolific food …

The Federal Drone Registry Will Make Your Name and Address Public

If you are the owner of a camera drone and are big on privacy, this news may be concerning to you: the mandatory drone registry that’s being launched …

Sunlight, Coastal Fog and Trees Equals Pure Magic!

Rhododendron blooms in the morning light and fog in the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California<p>This past May I planned a trip to the …

19 Photos that Capture the Enchantment of Wintertime (Sponsored)

These days, winter announces itself with snow days, scheduling delays, and red Starbucks cups, but to those who love the season most, winter …

5 Under-the-Radar Canadian Ski Resorts That Aren’t Whistler

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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This Squid Could Help Humans Repel Dangerous Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The bobtail squid stays alive because it attracts and keeps a specific kind of bacteria. Scientists still don’t know exactly how it does this, but …

The Best Day Trips From Melbourne

We've already mapped out the perfect weekend in Melbourne, Australia's capital of cool. But no trip is complete without ducking out of the city center for a day. Less than two hours away, you’ll find wine country, penguin-packed islands, geothermal hot springs, and Gold Rush-era country towns that …

Be Alerted When British Airways Seats Become Available

<b>ExpertFlyer</b> is a website I pay the ~$100 annual fee to be a member of. It displays useful information for frequent flyers (most of which can also be …

Local Experts

Great for sports fans, the Arena is the home of Ajax, the legendary Amsterdam football team. Tours of the stadium give you an insider's view and …

19 US-bound Indian students stopped from boarding flight to join blacklisted universities

India's national carrier Air India barred 19 Indian students from boarding its flight from Hyderabad to San Francisco on Sunday night, after US …

Brazil's Congress at the center of an explosive political crisis

It was a weekday morning, two weeks after impeachment proceedings were launched against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and the grand entrance to Brasilia's bold Modernist congressional building was packed with police.<p>Armed with riot gear, the officers lounged on stylish leather furniture, …

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After almost 10 years, Volkswagen is getting rid of 'Das Auto'

Launched in 2007 under ousted boss Martin Winterkorn, the slogan has had the advantage of simplicity, merely meaning "The Car". However, the German carmaker's leaders, anxious to proclaim a reformed corporate culture, have criticized it as out of step with a company trying to show new-found …

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McDonald's Looking to Unload Its Japanese Branch

McDonald’s (mcd) is reportedly looking to sell a big chunk of shares of its Japanese subsidiary.<p>McDonald’s Holding Co. (Japan) (mdndf) was …

Iranians set up 'walls of kindness' to help homeless

'Walls of kindness' spring up across Iran to help homeless during cold winter months<p>Iranians have set up "walls of kindness" where people can easily donate coats and other warm clothes to help the homeless as the country suffers from bitterly cold winter weather.<p>The concept is simple – a few hooks …

Miss Puerto Rico suspended after anti-Muslim tweets

<b>(CNN) —</b> Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended indefinitely for posting a series of anti-Muslim messages on Twitter.<p>Destiny Velez tweeted filmmaker Michael Moore last week after he launched a campaign that encouraged people to make signs saying "We are all Muslim" and post photographs of …

2 subspecies of lion will be added to the endangered species list, activists say

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>Six months after Cecil the lion was hunted and killed by a Minnesota dentist, it is about to become far more difficult for hunters to import legally any more lion trophies into the United States.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is set to declare Monday that two lion …

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Mexican marines have taken over 'El Chapo' Guzmán's hometown — but they still don't know where he is

Earlier this week, Mexican troops entered La Tuna, the hometown of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán in northwestern Mexico, and while it seems the soldiers are still in the town, it's not clear what they've found or what they are looking for.<p>According to local newspaper Rio Doce, …

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