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One Big Fat Truth

Why are so many of us carrying so much extra baggage? It’s a question that has, ahem, weighed heavily on researchers ever since obesity rates started …

Diabetes

Alaska Airlines Had to Choose Between an 'Emotional Support Cat' and a 15-Year-Old Passenger With Allergies. Want to Guess Who Won?

"My 15-year-old minor child was removed," her mother said, "because of an emotional support cat."<p>This is the story of an 'emotional support cat' aboard an Alaska Airlines flight, and a 15-year-old fellow passenger who, it turns out, was severely allergic to cats.<p>Can you guess which one had to leave …

Flying

Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes First Flight

It's built for oversize cargo, but it also sports a smile: The Airbus BelugaXL took off on its first flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.<p>The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin," the …

Airbus

A ‘Lava Bomb’ Hits Tour Boat in Hawaii, Injures 23

A so-called ‘lava bomb’ hit a tour boat off the coast of Hawaii on Monday morning, injuring at least 23 people, the Hawaii County Fire Department …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Every Tourist in New Orleans Makes These 11 Mistakes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: New Orleans is unlike anywhere else on this planet. The city essentially forces you — in the best way …

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

Fatal obsession: Mum killed by diet shakes

Michelle thought her daughter Meegan's new obsession was healthy.<p><b>Here, Michelle White, 50, tells the story in her own words.</b><p>Watching my daughter, I …

JetBlue crew saves French bulldog with oxygen mask during flight

A French bulldog was rescued on a JetBlue flight by a quick-thinking airline crew -- and the owners could not be more pleased.<p>On Thursday night, 3-year-old French bulldog Darcy was on a flight from Florida to Massachusetts with owners Michelle and Steven Burt when she started showing signs of …

Delta Just Made a Huge Announcement That Puts Other Airlines to Shame

This is a big surprise for passengers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I was sure my eyes were fibbing.<p>Sometimes, they present sights that stun me into stupor so much that it takes me a while to ponder whether what I'm seeing can …

This Bestselling, 5-star Rated Travel Backpack Is on Sale for 60% Off Right Now

It'll fit your laptop and then some.<p>Finding the perfect bag for commuting or traveling can feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack — but if the …

Best Practices for Traveling with Your Pet

Flying with pets is on the rise. We asked industry experts for their dos and don'ts for responsible animal travel.<p>Air travel for pets and emotional …

New Details Reveal the 'Star Wars' Hotel at Walt Disney World Will Have Special Access

Fans staying at Walt Disney World’s Star Wars hotel will have their own route to the park.<p>According to permits filed with the South Florida Water …

Walt Disney Company

The FAA Has Declined to Regulate Airline Seat Size

Despite passenger complaints and a federal court case, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Tuesday that it will not regulate a minimum …

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

How the Caribbean Is Recovering, One Year After Devastating Hurricanes

Last year, 17 named hurricanes tore across the Caribbean and Atlantic. It was a record-breaking season that left at least 460 people dead across the …

TSA Agents Are Going After Snacks More Than Ever and Travelers Are Not Happy (Video)

Your checklist of things to remove and put in separate plastic bins in the airport security line just keeps getting longer.<p>A few months ago, you …

Flying

Sex assaults on planes rise at 'an alarming rate' — and are likely undercounted

Every time she flies, Allison Dvaladze goes through her personal safety checklist.<p>Dvaladze travels frequently as the director of strategy for an international women's cancer program based at the University of Washington. She always books an aisle seat, and places a blanket on her lap before she …

15-Year-Old Steps Up to Help Blind and Deaf Man on Alaska Air

An inspiring Facebook post went viral on Wednesday when a blind and deaf passenger, Tim Cook, was assisted by a 15-year-old girl, Clara Daly, on an …

Are You Constantly Tired and Cranky? You May Have the Carb Flu

If you're unfamiliar with the term "carb flu," know that it doesn't mean catching the actual flu virus from a piece of bread, a packet of french …

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Firefighters Are Warning to Never Leave Bottled Water in Your Car

Oddly enough, it could be a serious fire hazard.<p>A battery technician with the Idaho Power Company was on lunch break when he noticed smoke coming from beneath the center console of his truck. The culprit, he was surprised to learn, was a bottle of water. "I looked over and noticed light was being …

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …

Megan Lost 90+ Pounds and Healed Her "Bad Relationship With Food" Thanks to This Program

Megan Regalado tried a lot of fitness and weight-loss programs in an attempt to lose weight, but nothing really stuck. It wasn't until she discovered Beachbody that she found a way to turn her life around and get her health on track. Read her full story below.<p>"I have been a marketing director for …

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Easy15 minsQuick<p><i>This restaurant-style Egg Drop Soup recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make, and it’s my absolute fave.</i> ♡<p>Growing up, my family had …

Recipes

Is This the Future of Economy Seats?

It’s no secret that airlines try to configure as many seats into an aircraft as possible without sacrificing safety and (sometimes) comfort (let’s …

Delta passenger toppled drink cart, threw coffee before attacking air marshal, police say

A woman on a Delta Air Lines flight was arrested Thursday after she toppled a drink cart, threw coffee on passengers while running up and down the aisle before assaulting an air marshal, police said.<p>Sarah Maria Beach, 45, was on a flight from London to Salt Lake City, Utah, when she allegedly went …

Southwest's Apology to Passengers on Flight 1380 Is Brilliant, and It's Not Just the Cash. Here's Why

Yes, they offered $5,000 cash. They also offered something else.<p>For the passengers who survived the emergency landing on Southwest flight 1380 this week, on which Jennifer Riordan died, the flight must have been a horrifying experience.<p>The pilot and co-pilot have had been hailed as heroes, and …

How to lose weight if you're addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years

Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation.<p>Somewhere along the way, she …

Nutrition

This Healthy Kung Pao Chicken Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Looking for an easy dinner that really packs a punch? Kung pao chicken is your best bet. But before you place an order at your local takeout joint, …

Food & Dining

The Cheapest Month to Visit Disney World

If you’ve never visited Disney World before (or have somehow been living under Pride Rock for most of your life), we have some bad news for you: …

Disney World