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Love at First Bite: 7 Scary-Good Sweets for Halloween

Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.<p><b>1. Ghost Cupcakes</b><p>You don't have to be "that mom" to make impressive Halloween treats. These adorable ghosts are made with lollipops and …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Whole Foods Selling Asparagus Water Is A Sign The End Is Near

You've got to be kidding.<p>A Whole Foods location decided to take "designer water" to a <i>whole</i> new level. Feast your eyes on asparagus water -- we're going to let this one sink in for a minute:<p>According to an Instagram post from Marielle Wakim, an associate editor at Los Angeles magazine, the photo was …

Selling

Is the seat-back movie about to die out?

Will wi-fi change how airlines keep us entertained above the clouds? Katia Moskvitch reports.<p>In 1936, just over a decade after long-distance passenger air travel started in earnest, the Zeppelin Hindenburg sported a full-blown piano, along with a lounge, dining room, smoking room, and bar. Before …

Aviation

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

Top hotels for Summer 2015

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From an eco-hotel in Miami, to a boxy design retreat amidst lush vegetation in Puerto Rico and the coolest of guesthouses in …

June 2015

Diversity

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: Paul Bettany brings the Vision to life | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Paul Bettany as the Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” (Marvel Entertainment)<p>Marvel’s lastest tentpole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” introduces several mysterious new characters to the superheroic team. One of the most intriguing additions is the Vision, played by Paul Bettany.<p>For those who …

McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers a raise

McDonald's plans to increase hourly wages by more than 10% for roughly 90,000 workers -- a move that follows in the footsteps of retail giants Walmart (WMT) and T.J. Maxx (TJX) and new state minimum wage laws across the country.<p>Effective July 1, starting wages at McDonald's (MCD) will be at least …

McDonald's

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

10 Things to Love About San Francisco

I’m always able to breathe deeply when I’m in San Francisco. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and also one of the most restful–a place where the breeze floats through the hills, bringing with it an invigorating sense of calm.<p>On a recent visit, I was fortunate to have Nat Geo …

Are You Tough Enough to Trek?

<i>(Photo Credit: Kelsey Rexroat; Nepal's Annapurna Route)</i><p>On a 10-day trek along <b>Nepal</b>'s spectacular <b>Annapurna route</b>, our group of mostly athletic young adults struggled through seven-hour hikes up and down steep Himalayan terrain in both pounding heat and, as the elevation increased, near-freezing …

This Tuscan Town Is Steamy!

Tuscany is a dream destination for many -- rolling green hills, charming medieval towns, stone farmhouses, and acres of vineyards are what usually come to mind. But there's a side of Tuscany many may not know about -- a steamy side. No, not <i>that</i> kind of steamy (well, maybe that too), but steamy in …