Christina Girard

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Solo Travel: What to Know Before Traveling By Yourself

<i>by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo by Dougal Waters/Getty Images<p><b>If you've booked a trip by yourself, keep these tips in mind before and during your journey--they'll help you have a safer, happier solo trip.</b><p>Solo travel used to be an anomaly, but now it's so common that some hotels even have …

Solo Travel

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21 Reasons Cows Are Actually Awesome

Bonafide bovines ahead.

Cows

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

Stolen passports raise possibility of terrorism in missing flight

Uncertainty over the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was further compounded Saturday by reports that two men whose names matched those on the passenger manifest had reported their passports stolen.<p>Malaysian authorities apparently did not check the stolen documents on an international …

Oil slick spotted in sea in search for missing Malaysian plane

Vietnam air force planes spot two oil slicks suspected to be from missing Malaysian Boeing 777 jet, as it emerges at least two passengers were travelling on stolen passports<p>The fate of flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing remains unclear more than 12 hours after air traffic controllers lost …

Pictures of the Week 3.7.14

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Paul Rudd

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the "Legography" series, starring a …

Venezuela seeks opposition figure's arrest; protest death toll rises

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The Venezuelan government was seeking to arrest a top associate of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo<p>Lopezon Friday as the official death toll from more than two weeks of violence in the country rose to 17.<p>Protests continued to rage in parts of Venezuela, despite a days-long …

Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

Born in a tiny pueblo south of Madrid, Esperanza Puente arrived in the Spanish capital fresh out of high school. It was the late 1980s, and Spain was reveling in newfound freedoms after its military dictator Francisco Franco died and democracy took hold.<p>"The end of the 1980s was a wild time in …

Meet the Dropleton, Weird New Particle Created by Scientists

Artist's conception of a microscopic dropleton, or quantum droplet - a new quasiparticle discovered by JILA physicists Handout / Reuters<p>In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have created an …

Quantum Mechanics

Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets

Using a brand-new technique, scientists using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have found 715 confirmed planets huddling around 305 stars, nearly triple Kepler’s previous total of 246 confirmed planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly 95% of them are smaller than Neptune, and four of them are in their …

Venezuela protests to blame for 50 deaths, says Maduro

<b>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has said the number of deaths which can be connected to two weeks of anti-government protests has risen above 50.</b><p>Official estimates put the number killed in clashes at 13. Mr Maduro has blamed the violence on fascist groups.<p>He was speaking ahead of a meeting …

Venezuela

The 18 Worst Things About Hawaii (No Really)

Yeah, yeah, it's paradise -- we know. People are happier, healthier and less stressed in Hawaii, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few annoyances, gripes and inconveniences behind all those rainbows and sunsets.<p>Cry us a river with the below 18 worst things about Hawaii:<p><b>1. The traffic is</b> …

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Beyond Sochi: Photos Of Russia By Russians

The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.<p>Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: …

8 dead as Venezuela turmoil continues, leader asks for Obama's help

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Massive demonstrations by opponents and supporters of President<p>Nicolas Madurowere underway Saturday in central Caracas as the official death toll rose to eight on the 10th day of civil unrest roiling Venezuela.<p>Leading the opposition demonstration in eastern Caracas was Liliana …