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Relatives charged over murder mystery that has gripped France for three decades

Four-year-old Gregory Villemin was found drowned with his hands and feet bound in the Vologne river in 1984<p>The great aunt and uncle of a four-year-old boy murdered 32 years ago in France have been charged with his kidnapping, raising hopes that a case that has gripped the country could finally be …

‘It really risks exploiting Muslim women’: Upset over use of pale, waif models to sell Ramadan collections

Many fashion conscious Muslim women spend extra time and money to look their best during Ramadan, dressing meticulously conservative as they move …

Marks & Spencer

Grand Canyon North Rim Reopens

The national park is one of the most popular in the country. Here's how to navigate it like a pro.<p>Think the most popular national treasure is a Kardashian? Think again: Since visits started being recorded in 1904, U.S. national parks have received more than 13 <i>billion</i> people. In 2015 alone, the …

The “parenting happiness gap” is real, new research confirms

It’s an almost immutable fact: Regardless of what country you live in, and what stage of life you might be at, having kids makes you significantly less happy compared to people who don’t have kids. It’s called the parenting happiness gap.<p>New research to be published in the American Journal of …

Happiness

How being a dad affects your success

Stephen Curry with daughter Riley and wife Ayesha during the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade in Oakland, California.Stephen Lam / Getty Images<p>Fatherhood isn't a one-size-fits-all cap you simply slip on once you have a child.<p>Working dads wear many hats when they become a parent, and for each …

Parenting

Explore the Grand Canyon -- by foot, water and air -- in one weekend

Get ready to experience the Grand Canyon in a whole new way. A new tour combines whitewater rafting, a helicopter ride and a walk on the glass Skywalk bridge — all in one weekend.<p>And you won't need to wait for a rafting or camping permit, either.<p>The Walapai Experience on Native American lands …

National Parks
North Africa

The Psychological Trick That Could Help You Reach Your Goals

Everyone from elite athletes to top business executives knows it's important to have goals. After all, goals are what turn dreams into actionable, achievable steps.<p>Whether you set out to lose weight, renovate your house, or complete a triathlon, defining a goal can boost your motivation, at least …

Thousands march in anti-Islam Pegida rallies across Europe

Protesters rally under the anti-migrant banner "Fortress Europe" in cities including Dresden, Prague, Calais, Dublin and Amsterdam<p>A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a …

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …

Justice

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency.<p>Secretary of State John Kerry concluded the controversial project is not in the country's national …

Chris Christie

717 people dead: What caused the Hajj stampede?

<i>For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A day after a deadly crush killed 717 people during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a critical question remained Friday: What caused the chaotic stampede?<p>Among the suggested causes: pilgrims rushing to complete the rituals, heat, masses of …

CNN
Israel

A Photographer Addicted to Telling the Story of Marijuana

When photographer Lynn Johnson was working on this month’s <i>National Geographic</i> cover story on marijuana, she was surprised how addictive it became. Not the drug, mind you, but the controversial and convoluted medical world that legalization has spawned. So much so, that even after shooting …

Cannabis

5 Foods That Drain Your Brain

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about how too much sugar is harmful to healthy brain functions. But, new research is now proving that sugar isn’t …

Apple Watch brings the bling in retail debut

Trying to show it's more than a utilitarian electronic object, the Apple Watch arrives in high-end stores surrounded by luxury brands. But you can't walk out with one until April 24.<p>PARIS, LONDON, NEW YORK and PALO ALTO -- With Friday's Apple Watch retail debut, Apple took some of its own "think …

Kim Kardashian Shares the Secret to Her Flawless Face

#Blessed.<p>Kim Kardashian is nothing if not meticulous when it comes to her lewk: Whether it's long or short, brunette or (briefly) platinum, her hair is never out of place; her outfit is always just right; and her makeup is, of course, flawless. And yesterday, Kimmy shared a photo to reveal the …

National Geographic Travel

These Amazing Instagram Photos Of Finland Will Make You Appreciate Winter

We have decided that we want to spend our next vacation staring at the stars and taking in the snow in Finland. Yes, that's right, we actually <i>want</i> to spend some time in the snow.<p>Once we saw Mikko Lagerstedt's Instagram photos of Finland, we were truly taken aback. The Finland-based photographer …

National Geographic Travel

7 Scientific Truths About Christmas, Santa, And Reindeer

We won't spoil the ending (and answer) for you, but we will point out several interesting holiday-related things we learned from the video.

Reindeer

Young family craves vacation retreat, but should they wait?

Lena and Louis have good jobs and manage their money well. She is 38, he is 39. They have two children, ages 1 and 3.<p>Lena is in the Canadian Armed Forces, while Louis works as a manager. Like many parents, they are eager to buy a vacation retreat while their children are small, but they still have …

Soak in These Amazing Geothermal Hot Spots

<i>Termas del Rincon, Chile (Photo: Turismo Chile)</i><p>For an invigorating escape, one that renews your body and soul, head to a gorgeous geothermal hot spot. These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale. …

How I quit my job to travel: The financial writer

Mired in depression after the loss of both her parents, a corporate writer suddenly quit her job and went to India. What she found there changed her life.<p>In 2004, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, I decided to go to India.<p>I'd never visited India; I’d never even been on a long-term …

India

'Sovereign citizen' given 7 years in prison

Cherron Phillips seemed to waver moments after a federal judge sentenced her to seven years in prison Tuesday for filing a series of bogus multibillion-dollar liens on top court officials.<p>Phillips, a devotee of the sovereign citizen movement that doesn't accept court rules, told U.S. District Judge …

Orange Is the New Black

Hermes was right, orange is the number one, the chicest color for fashion and accessories. It is the signature color of their shopping bag . Lucky Siri has her own Hermes bag!<p>This summer of 2014 Hermes Orange is the color for both men and women and that is totally rare! The fashionable world …

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …