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10 Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy Right Now

With their standard sizes, inherent durability, bright exteriors, and global availability, shipping containers make the perfect shell for these ready-to-buy, prefabricated homes.<p>Shipping containers are one of the most commonly recycled building materials—and with good reason! Several factors make …

Why People Are Canceling Their Trips to Mexico (and Why You Shouldn't)

Back in November, we forecasted how Trump’s policies might impact inbound and outbound travel from the U.S., among other things. A few months later, …

16 of the world's most beautiful bookshops

35 places you’ve got to check out on the other side of the Wall

OUR HISTORY IS INEXTRICABLE from Mexico’s. We’ve traded people, cultures, and goods for the entirety of our joint history. We’ve gone to war and …

Buchholz, Porcello, Red Sox pitchers stop 2 college teams

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning and Boston Red Sox pitchers dominated the rest of the day in sweeping a pair of college teams, beating Northeastern 2-1 and edging Boston College 1-0 Tuesday.<p>Rick Porcello relieved Buchholz and retired six straight batters as the …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Woodworking

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Q&A: Iran nuclear crisis

<b>Iran and world powers have extended negotiations to end a decade-old crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme. There are still obstacles to a deal though, compounded by years of distrust.</b><p>Why is there a crisis?<p>World powers suspect Iran has not been honest about its nuclear programme and is seeking …

I Got My Dream Job As An Actress On A Disney Cruise — Here's What It Was Really Like

It was her dream job, and one of her first professional acting gigs.<p>Now a newly minted equity actress embarking on the national tour of Seussical: The Musical, Raye (disclosure: a friend of mine from college at Penn State University) dished to Business Insider about what it was like to live and …

12 of the Best World Cup Adverts

The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event in the USA thanks in part to the highly anticipated adverts that play during the numerous breaks in play. This year, our friends across the pond were very keen on a dog that liked a horse and Radio Shack's 1980s tribute.<p>Commercialism has not …

Sony adding Silver and FIFA editions to their SmartWatch 2 Line

Sony is adding two new editions to their SmartWatch 2 line, a Silver metal edition and, in celebration of the World Cup this year in Brazil, the FIFA edition, both looking to add some class and style to the smartwatch experience.<p>We are very glad to see this new trend in the wearables market toward …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Associated Press News

AT&T chief: We can't keep doing big subsidies on phones

AT&T's top executive says the era of big subsidies for devices is coming to an end, as wireless operators can no longer afford to fund a constant smartphone upgrade cycle.<p>Speaking at an investor conference in New York City on Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that with smartphone …

Mobile

BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

After a bungled launch, BlackBerry last week again began offering a cross-platform version of its BlackBerry Messenger service to iPhone and Android …

The Best Places To Go In 2014, According To Lonely Planet

Each year, we look forward to Lonely Planet's take on the next places to visit. Their book, out Tuesday, highlights the best of the best of travel--countries and cities to visit, the best budget spots, the best family spots, everything. We're kind of obsessed.<p>They were kind enough to give us a look …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Rosemary Lime Cocktail

Can we just call it cocktail time? Let’s just take a minute and take in a cocktail.<p>I’ve got too many Post-It notes with too many tasks on them.<p>I’ve …

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

What to Expect on a Viking River Cruise

River cruising is a unique category of vacation. Different from ocean cruising, it more closely resembles a land-based trip with a quality tour …

Southwest Is Missing Puzzle Piece in DOJ Merger Lawsuit

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) flies more passengers in the U.S. than any other carrier and serves 29 of the 30 largest metropolitan areas. To federal …

59 national drinks from 59 awesome countries

Singani is produced from white muscatel grapes grown at elevations of 5,250 feet or higher. Rather than age, the quality of the product is determined …

Alcohol

17 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

And there's one reason why — his insane work ethic.<p>Even after going down with a devastating Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Kobe kept working, and now he says he's way ahead of schedule on his recovery. In fact, he says he "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his surgery, …

IKEA app projects virtual furniture into your living room

For the first time, IKEA now allows you to virtually place furniture in your home via the company's mobile app. The augmented reality feature doesn't work on every item, but for those that have the function enabled, a quick tap on the screen will send that KLAPPSTA armchair into your living room. …

Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own -- not to mention finding a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. …