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The Weird and Wonderful Past of the Hair Dryer

Early Versions, Circa 1880<p>Many early versions of the hair dryer were stoneware 'Thermicon' brushes that could be filled with boiling water, and …

Hair

If your flight is canceled, is your airline obligated to get you to your destination?

If your flight is canceled, does your airline still have an obligation to get you to your destination on time?Rosemarie Dagostino thinks so. She and …

Why Airlines Love Baggage Fees (and Maybe You Should, Too)

Ever since the airline industry introduced baggage fees in 2008, passengers have been grumbling about the fee-less golden years of yore.<p>But according …

Flying

Domino's delivers pizza by drone in New Zealand

In New Zealand, pizzas will soon be dropping from the heavens.<p>Domino's demonstrated its ability to deliver food via a drone Thursday in New Zealand and plans to test actual deliveries to customers next month.<p>"It doesn't add up to deliver a two kilogram package in a two-ton vehicle," said Scott …

Study Shows That Luxury Shoppers Are the Worst

Good Samaritanism has apparently fallen out of fashion.<p>A recent study found that shoppers outside high-end retail stores are less likely to stop to …

Four airlines fined for giving inaccurate compensation information

Four of the nation's largest airlines were fined by the Federal Aviation Administration for giving passengers inaccurate information about how much compensation they should get for being kicked off an overbooked flight or having their luggage lost or damaged.<p>Alaska Airlines was fined $40,000; …

Science says these 13 tricks will make you a better sleeper

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Retailers should be terrified of millennials and Gen Z

They want things different from what their parents did.<p>"Millennials are considered to be risk averse, so they tend to be savers rather than investors in the stock market, because they've seen their parents or whomever go through the 2000s," Ernst & Young's global sector leader for consumer products …

Apple CarPlay: A guide to connecting your iPhone to your car

Getting a new car is fun, until you get into the infotainment system. Car makers -- whose expertise is in vehicles, not software -- tend to build overly complicated systems that make you feel like a caveman using a smartphone for the very first time.<p>That's not a good thing when you have other …

Car Tech

Why No Tipping Appears To Be No Dice With Some Customers

Americans have always been grumpy about the idea of tipping in restaurants. But there are the first signs that they actually prefer it to a no-tipping policy.<p>Two proponents of no-tipping, one big, one small, have decided to back away from the idea, according to <i>The Atlantic.</i><p>In New York, Fedora, in …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Self-improvement

This is The Most Expensive Flight In The World

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>It’s a long haul between New York and Mumbai, but Etihad, the United Arab Emirates national …

When it Comes to Sharing Online

<b>The Message that The Internet is Forever...</b><p>Yesterday I met a mother whose middle son died by suicide. She bravely shared about his life cut short because of two bad decisions. At some point last year, he took an inappropriate picture and shared it, privately.<p>When that picture became public, after …

World's Richest Restauranteur, Tilman Fertitta, Invests in Beer Bracelets On 'Billion Dollar Buyer'

Tilman Fertitta owns a lot of big things. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Morton’s The Steakhouse, and five Golden Nugget Casinos are among a host of more than 500 eateries and hospitality businesses under his Landry's Inc. hospitality company.<p>But in his new show on CNBC this spring, Fertitta has been going …

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CNN

You Won't Believe What Airplane Food Looked Like In The '60s

These are NOT your average peanuts.<p>By now, we're fairly used to airplane food looking like sludge and/or goo, sprinkled with unidentified foreign objects and maybe, if you're lucky, a free bag of legumes or two.<p>But OH, what it used to be.<p>Images surfaced online last week from the cabin of a …

The rise of athleisure is eating into the profits of regular clothes

American clothing retailers including Gap, J.Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch, and a slew of department stores are suffering. Mall traffic is down. Shoppers are spending less on clothes and looking for discounts when they do. Amazon and fast fashion are stealing their customers.<p>But there’s another factor …

Deutsche Bank

The 11 most impressive social good innovations from April

If you want to take on the world's most pressing problems, creativity and innovation are essential.<p>Every month, countless inventions come to public …

McDonald's Opens in Quetta, Pakistan — Taliban Isn't Lovin' It

The Taliban now has access to Big Macs and McNuggets.<p>McDonald's opened its first restaurant in Pakistan's western city of Quetta, the reputed home of the fearsome militant group's ruling council.<p>But the extremist fighters weren't impressed — with one telling NBC News "we don't even consider it as a …

No longer a convicted killer, freed man 'didn't think this day would come'

<b>Sycamore, Illinois (CNN) —</b> The first thing Jack McCullough did as a free man was order a slice of pizza. For years, he'd practically drool every time a pizza commercial came on the tiny television in his cell at Illinois' Pontiac Correctional Center, where he was serving a life term for a 1957 cold …

Crime

This Mattress Will Tell You if You're Being Cheated On

Or maybe just if someone is jumping up and down on the bed.<p>The Durmet Smarttress is a Spanish-made mattress that pings your smartphone whenever it is “in use.”<p>Now, there are two ways you might market a mattress like that: You could skirt around the idea that this technology just might be used to …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Best Apple design details you've never noticed

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Often times, it's what sets Apple's products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …