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Caesars Palace's Titus Villa: The Piano Room

The Titus Villa in the Laurel Collection's Octavius Tower has a swank living room with a baby grand, working fireplace, and luxe chandeliers.

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day Nine

Sunday September 14, 2014, from Winslow to Kingman, Arizona<p>Our day got off to a late start and we missed connecting with the bike group that was going to the Grand Canyon. (There were two choices: the giant meteor crater or the canyon). We decided it was fine to be on our own today, as Jen had …

Grand Canyon

Spring Clean Your Sex Life: 7 New Tips

It’s been a long winter, folks, but, spring is finally here! That means cleaning — and not just your closets. Indeed, just as the weather heats up, …

Q: So what’s the difference between polyamory and... – Bisexual/Non-Monosexual & Queer Community

another person interrupting: <i>Hey I need to reschedule our date tonight so I can talk to Lilly about my feelings about her dating Sherman …</i>

Phil Varone Had Three Mother-Daughter Threesomes on One Poison Tour

We spoke to the former Skid Row drummer about groupies and his new swinger porn career.<p><i>Photos courtesy of Vivid Entertainment</i><p>Phil Varone’s life revolves around dicks and drumsticks. He played drums in Saigon Kick and the legendary hard rock band Skid Row. After he quit playing in Skid Row, he spent …

Gilded Newport: Monuments to America's Fortunes

<i>"Newport, Rhode Island, that breeding place--that stud farm, so to speak--of aristocracy; aristocracy of the American type."</i><p>-- <b>Mark Twain</b><p>Newport.<p>More than a few movies and books have been written about it. Just as more than a few American presidents have made it their 'summer White House' and …

Party Like It's 1776 at America's Oldest Pubs

As soon as colonists set foot on American soil, they started building taverns and pubs, and they've been an important piece of American history ever since. In the early colonial days, they were meeting places, restaurants, social clubs, post offices, and much more--you could even say that the idea …

How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened.<p>“A fraud on the American public.” That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right …

10 of the most unique bars in Vegas

It’s not difficult to find a drink in Las Vegas. Whether you favor a distinctively crafted cocktail or a pint of beer, Sin City has a fabulous bar to …

Lounge your way to live music in Vegas

You come to Las Vegas for the glitz, the excitement, the rush of risking it all. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to step back from the eager tourists …

Live Music

Exclusive: Leader of Far-Right Ukrainian Militant Group Talks Revolution With TIME

Take the smell of an army barracks, add a bit of char and gasoline, and you’d have a rough idea of the air on the fifth floor of the House of Trade …

The World's Rich Are Not Incomprehensibly Wealthy Because They 'Work Harder'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The richest 1 percent of the world is 60 times more wealthy than the poorest 50 percent, according …

'Living Wage' Effort Eclipsed By Minimum-Pay Battles

The close of 2013 has been marked by a vigorous national debate over income inequality, the plight of low-wage workers in America and the effect of boosting mandatory minimum wages.<p>The debate was magnified when Wal-Mart got unwanted attention for a store-based holiday food drive for its own needy …

The Reboot

Barack Obama’s at the lowest point of his presidency. Can John Podesta save him?<p>When President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, approached John Podesta a few weeks ago about taking over the high-aggravation job of White House counselor, the biggest concern wasn’t that he would say …

Income Inequality’s Ripple Effect

Last week, Barack Obama, delivering the clearest and most powerful economic policy speech of his presidency at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress, identified “the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility” as “ the defining challenge of our time.” The week …

Cantor calls for GOP unity

HOT SPRINGS, Va.—House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pleaded for Republican unity here Saturday as he prodded his party to offer more solutions that make voters feel like they have their backs on “kitchen table” issues.<p>The congressman, who represents a district around Richmond, told about 500 party …

Tired of Negativity?

Tired of negativity?<p>I am. I fall into it myself -- and it feels awful. Or there's the <i>"Oh Dear, there's nothing I can do"</i> feeling. Depressing. So many things are working against solving huge and urgent problems.<p>But then I meet people who give me hope. I'm attracted to a quality they share: Informed …

How to use sex to travel

Transactional sex has a pretty bad reputation around the world. For some reason, it’s okay to have sex with someone in a drunken, stumbling …

Travel

Fogo Island

Fogo Island is not so much a place as a state of mind. With a long maritime history, the largest offshore island of <b>Newfoundland and Labrador</b> is a gentle world of bright-colored clapboard houses, sea-cliff footpaths, lush forest, and warm hospitality set against a striking coastline. Recently an …

10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from …

Leonardo Da Vinci Mural Discovered Under Layers Of Paint During Sforza Castle Restoration In Italy

Restorers working on renovations for the Sforza Castle in Italy got quite a shock this week when they peeled away several coats of paint to reveal part of a Leonardo Da Vinci mural.<p>Buried beneath 17 layers of whitewash, the portion of the drawing -- which depicts a tree root stuck in a rock -- has …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

Leading the fight for states' rights

From behind his desk in Topeka, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach exerts an influence on states’ issues far beyond the borders of his own.<p>The Harvard-, Yale- and Oxford-educated lawyer, former constitutional law professor and ex-chief immigration law adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft …

Associated Press News

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens: Adjusting to the NBA Level Is a Matter of Time

BROOKLYN — The first thing that struck Brad Stevens, as he began the transition from college coaching wunderkind to NBA neophyte, was the clock.<p>It is generally understood that the NBA poses uniquely perilous challenges—egos and money and meddling agents, salary-cap machinations and media glare—that …

Dumb Republicans are depriving the right of victory

<b>Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz (AP/Steven Senne/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>The only thing standing between conservatives and cuts to Social Security and Medicare right now is conservatives<p>Alex Pareene<p>October 9, 2013 7:01pm (UTC)<p>There is a possible end to this current ridiculous …

Wharton Negotiation Experts Map Out 15 Ways To End The Government Shutdown

Their assignment: Come up with a mechanism, or mechanisms, that could bring about a solution acceptable to both the Republicans and Democrats.<p>Here are their responses:<p>Ask Presidents Clinton and Bush to co-mediate the dispute.<br>• Devise an "unacceptable penalty" that would kick in if the two sides fail …

Government Shutdown