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Photos: African cities are starting to look eerily like Chinese ones

It’s easy to see China’s footprint in Africa. On the outskirts of Nairobi, a new highway built by a Chinese firm is crowded with bumper-to-bumper traffic, many of the cars set on tires imported from China. The landscape is dotted with construction sites and, every so often, the logo of another …


This little girl has an Einstein-like IQ, but her country treats her like a second-class citizen

Remember the name Nicole Barr. The 12-year-old girl scored a 162 on the Mensa Genius test—the highest reportable score—sending the British media into a frenzy last week. Nicole’s score, which is a measure of IQ, puts her in league with some of the greatest minds in history. Albert Einstein and …


The Inside Story Of How (And Why) Commerce Came To Pinterest

Inside the power move that could give today’s biggest online businesses a run for their money.

In the winter of 2012, Pinterest commerce head Michael Yamartino wrote up a memo and circulated it around the office. Titled “The Case for Commerce,” the document outlined a bold and potentially risky …


A Dilemma for Expats and Repatriates Alike: When to Tip, How to Tip

One drawback of living abroad when young is that you miss the chance to learn the nuances of everyday behavior back home. For me, the issue was that most embedded of American habits: tipping. Like many young expats from the U.S., where drinking isn’t legal until 21, I learned to drink abroad. My …


29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don’t Know

Check your credit cards for perks

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks that will help even the most seasoned jetsetter avoid the inevitable hassles of frequent flying.

1. Sign up for TSA …


Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s)

CW passed on 'Supergirl' before the series landed at CBS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Newcomer TV series "Supergirl" landed not at CW, home to fellow DC Comics series "Arrow" and "The Flash," but at CBS.

Why? Precisely because CW already has those two shows and is adding "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" at midseason, network president Mark Pedowitz told a TV …


Study shows Google may influence how you vote

In the 2010 primary elections, Facebook showed us that a little subliminal messaging can go a long way.

People who saw that their friends had voted in …



We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time. Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, …

Alphabet, Inc.

17 cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley can be a strange place for newcomers, with mantras like “fail fast” and “anything is possible.”

Liz Fosslien, a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius, runs a cartoon blog that pokes fun at Silicon Valley’s culture.

“The industry/culture can be very magical but also …


Leonardo DiCaprio to Play America’s Most Famously Prolific Serial Killer for Martin Scorsese

Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are all notorious names in America’s history. But if it’s gruesome murder sprees and style you want, then the U.S. serial killer for you is H.H. Holmes, the chilling subject of Erik Larson’s best-selling 2003 book, The Devil in the White City: Murder,

Martin Scorsese

Inside Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford's 29-Year Love Story

In a conversation with her friend Hoda Kotb on Sunday, Kathie Lee Gifford described her late husband Frank Gifford's life as "a triumph."

While the legendary NFL player and sportscaster, who died on Sunday at the age of 84, had many successes in his long career, perhaps the thing he could be most …

Kathie Lee Gifford

Giuliana Rancic Reflects on 'Bittersweet' Last Day at E! News: 'I Can't Wait to Write My Next Chapter'

There were tears, bloopers and laughs as Giuliana Rancic signed off as the host of E! News on Monday night.

After 14 years with the show, Rancic, 40, is moving on but will remain with E! as the host of Live from the Red Carpet and co-host of Fashion Police.

"I knew this day would be bittersweet but I …

Kelly Osbourne

Sandra Lee Undergoing Surgery for Mastectomy Complications

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee is scheduled for surgery in New York City this afternoon “for a post-operative infection” related to her recent mastectomy, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Last week the girlfriend of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was rushed to the hospital with the infection, for which she was …

Celebrity Chefs

Little House on the Prairie Star Melissa Gilbert Running for Congress

Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie, is running for Congress in Michigan, USA Today reports.

"I'm running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today's economy," Gilbert said in a …


A History of Kelly Clarkson's Amazing Covers

Recently, the world has been taking notice of Kelly Clarkson's spine-tingling renditions of songs originally released by other artists. But the native Texan has been slaying the cover game since she rose to fame as the original American Idol in 2002.

To honor the queen of the cover, 33, we put …

Kelly Clarkson

Rare, Never-Before-Seen Photos of Charles and Diana's Wedding Up For Auction – Get a Peek!


Howard Stern Gives the Inside Scoop on Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Wedding: Jimmy Kimmel Was Officiant, Orlando Bloom Lit Up the Dance Floor

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Theroux! Get an inside look at the top-secret, ultra-romantic A-list celebration and honeymoon. Subscribe now for all the details plus exclusive photos, only in PEOPLE!

Howard Stern revealed more exciting details from Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's secret Aug. 5 wedding on …

Justin Theroux

What it’s like to grow old in different parts of the world

The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to advances in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This …


Frank Gifford, New York Giants legend, dead at 84

Legendary New York Giants star Frank Gifford, the pro Football Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning.


America’s First All-Female Quintuplets Get Their Own TLC Reality Show

Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley and Parker Busby are taking the spotlight

Following the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting, TLC has announced a new reality series based on yet another uniquely large family.

The untitled seven-episode series, slated for the spring of 2016, will follow the Busby family. …

Reality TV

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Salad with Crispbread Recipe

YIELD: 4 servings


2 baby beets or radishes, thinly sliced
• 8 thin slices red onion (optional)
• 6 cups mesclun
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 2 …

Life's A Peach Cocktail Recipe

YIELD: 4 cocktails

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes


3 cups frozen peaches (about 14 ounces)
• 2 cups ice
• 6 ounces whiskey
• 2 ounces …


5 Easy Tips for How to Grill Fish Perfectly

Tips for perfect fish every time you fire up the grill.

For some reason, seafood seems to be one of the most intimidating foods to grill. Fish tends …

Five Secrets to Five-Ingredient Cooking

Over the years, I have developed a kitchen philosophy that delivers delicious, creative, healthy food with as little fuss as possible. All of the …

New Study Links Teen Sadness to Social Media Use

Teens — they're feeling lots of feels and they're on social media all day. A new study suggests that the more teens use social media (you know the …

Jennifer Aniston Marries Justin Theroux

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