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Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

Good things come in small packages, and here are some of our favorite travel items from the petite end of the spectrum.<p>We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the …

Here's What's Happening in Baltimore Right Now

Here's the latest we know about ongoing violence in Baltimore today as demonstrators and police continue to clash in the wake of the death of Freddie …

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Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

In an effort to help aspiring -- and possibly anxious -- globetrotters, we chatted with a bunch of expats around the world to find out exactly what they wish they'd known before making the big move.<p><i>By Nadia Imafidon</i><p>There's nothing more exciting than packing up your life and buying a one-way ticket …

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Solar solution: MIT creates way to make salt water drinkable

With mandatory water restriction recently ordered for the first time in California, an MIT team has come up with an award-winning, cost-effective and …

How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

We've Been Here Before: Congress Quietly Increases Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs

The bipartisan $200 billion Medicare “doc fix” and health program funding bill includes a two-year extension of the Title V Sec. 510 program, which …

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Why Apple Bought 36,000 Acres Of Forest

Why invest in trees? The company uses a vast amount of paper in packaging, and wanted to find a long-term sustainable source for it–and a way to help …

FDA Ponders Putting Homeopathy To A Tougher Test

It's another busy morning at Dr. Anthony Aurigemma's homeopathy practice in Bethesda, Md.<p>Wendy Resnick, 58, is here because she's suffering from a nasty bout of laryngitis. "I don't feel great," she says. "I don't feel myself."<p>The traditional treatments just weren't helping me at all. - Nancy …

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel …

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How Will Chris Christie Fix the Student Loan and College Affordability Crisis?

<i>This is part of an ongoing series by</i> <i>Credible</i> <i>about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and borrowers.</i><p>Chris Christie, Republican Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. Attorney, has not formally announced his campaign yet. He …

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable …

Watch 16-Year-Old Amandla Stenberg Explain the Problem With Appropriating Black Culture in Under 5 Minutes

"Don't cash crop my cornrows."<p>Amandla Stenberg might be best known as an actress (you probably recognize her as Rue in <i>The Hunger Games),</i> but someone needs to give this 16-year-old (yes, she is only 16!) a PhD in cultural history. The actress and (clearly, quite adept) student dropped some serious …