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Marriott Rewards to merge, unify benefits with Starwood, Ritz-Carlton loyalty programs

Marriott has announced major changes to its loyalty program, Marriott Rewards, that will merge the program with its Ritz-Carlton and Starwood subsidiaries and set unified benefit levels.<p>Under the new program, members will have the option to earn and redeem points at more than 6,500 hotels in 127 …

Hospitality

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

An Indiana-based farm is voluntarily recalling more than 200 million eggs for fear that they may have been contaminated by salmonella bacteria.<p>Rose …

Environmental Health

12 Kid-Friendly Chicken Dinners for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

Chicken is synonymous with quick weeknight dinners, and it's an ingredient we reach for time and time again. It's hardly a stretch to make chicken …

Cooking

The Resort at Paws Up

Although it may be located on a working cattle ranch, you won't be treated like a farmhand at The Resort at Paws Up. The property is the luxurious …

Horseback

Literacy Test is Unintentional Poetry

This test was given to World War I recruits at Fort Devens to assess their literacy. While the question are obviously designed to test reading …

UMBC does the unthinkable, becoming the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The slipper had been gathering dust since the NCAA tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, with No. 16 seeds a pristine …

College Sports

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Philips introduces its first outdoor Hue lights

Philips Hue is a popular smart home lighting system, so it was only a matter of time before the company extended to the outdoors. Today, Philips announced its new outdoor range, which extends the light bulb system's smart features from within the home to its exterior.<p>The products work seamlessly …

Sarah Silverman and Kumail Nanjiani just had the best Twitter exchange

Stop getting Kumail Nanjiani confused with other people, okay?<p>The poor guy has had more than enough of it.<p>Last week, <i>The Big Sick</i> star posted the …

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.<p>It was men like Billy Graham who convinced me to leave the church I attended for nearly two decades. They convinced me to …

Faith

The Sheet Pan Nachos That Our Weeknight Dinners Deserve

Sheet pan meals make for fast and easy dinner magic — especially on exhaustive weeknights when all we want is to shove something in the oven and …

Are Hospitals Becoming Obsolete?

Hospitals are disappearing. While they may never completely go away, they will continue to shrink in number and importance. That is inevitable and good.<p>The reputation of hospitals has had its ups and downs. Benjamin Rush, a surgeon general of the Continental Army, called the hospitals of his day …

Health Care

Lent Madness

March Madness is coming, but Lent Madness has already started! Every year since 2010, Forward Movement has staged a Lent Madness Tournament where 32 …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

Cooking

The 5 Best Men’s Shoes You Can Wear Comfortably All Day Long for Spring ’18

Last fall, FN broke down the best men’s shoes you can wear for prolonged periods of time without discomfort. And for spring ’18, we’ve given the …

Shoes

The Latest: Norway wins 2 gold, Canada and Germany share 1

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>12:40 p.m.<p>Canada set up yet another gold medal game against the United States in women's hockey, and had to share an Olympic title with Germany after a tie in the two-man bobsled.Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and …

Winter Olympics

42,000 Match Sphere Gets Lit

I've actually thought about the curves and a possible sphere when playing with matches. But it's been long time since I've played with matches, and I …

Google has just made it harder for you to steal photos from Google Images

Google's just made a rather subtle change to its image search — but one that will have big repercussions for copyright.<p>Announced on Thursday on …

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Indian History

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

The flyover at Super Bowl 52 is going to be unique. Here’s why.

Here’s how the men and women of the Air Force are making a flyover of firsts at this year’s Super Bowl come together.<p>It’s 15 degrees outside, and I’m standing in snow on the tarmac in Minneapolis. I wouldn’t normally choose to be outside in these conditions, but I don’t normally get the chance to …

Aviation

Investment return: Here's how much your home remodel will pay you back

As home prices and mortgage rates rise, more and more homeowners are choosing to stay put and remodel.<p>Yet, depending on the project, some of the returns are diminishing. Remodeling spending is expected to approach $340 billion in 2018, a 7.5% increase over last year, according to Harvard's Joint …

Home Improvement

Gene Weingarten: Think my poems are lowbrow? All of these are based on science jokes.

Today, again, I write for you a number of short "pokes,"<p>The term I coined for poems that retell some stale old jokes.<p>To those who say it's lowbrow stuff, I answer in defiance:<p>You'll find that every poke below is fully based on science.<p><b>Bugged</b><p>Into a tavern drifts an infectious disease<p>And orders a …

Jokes

You'll Love This Honey-Mustard Broccoli Salad

I didn't grow up in a broccoli slaw or broccoli salad household. In fact, I was in my early 20s before I learned of this mystical creation and …

Broccoli

Ford just revealed the pickup truck we've all been waiting for

Say hello to the all-new Ford Ranger pickup.<p>Ford unveiled the truck on Sunday, just as the 2018 Detroit auto show was kicking off. To say that this thing was hotly anticipated is an understatement. Perhaps the only other new product that has gotten Ford fans as excited in recent years is the …

Autos