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Avoid Tourist Traps, visit these Lesser-Known Europe Destinations Instead

Europe’s popular draws like Venice and Bruges are bursting to the brim. Why not explore these less busy but as charming lesser-known Europe …

European Travel

Synovus Financial: This 6.30% Fixed-To-Floating Preferred Stock Has Begun Trading On The NYSE

<b>Introduction</b><p>In this article, we want to shed light on a new Preferred Stock issued by Synovus Financial Corporation (SNV).<p>Our main goal is purely to …

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

Diet & Fitness<p>This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your …

Weight Loss

Europe Trip Itinerary: A Tested Europe Backpacking Trip

Here’s a Europe Trip Itinerary Travelled By Eric to Help You Plan. If you’re planning on heading to Europe, this post is for you! Hey there, Waddlers …

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Air Travel

I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think.

On Tuesday night, I, along with many Americans, was shocked when President Donald Trump tweeted that his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger & more powerful” than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's.<p>Having spent the past three months monitoring Trump’s Twitter feed professionally, I also had a good …

Donald Trump

Lawsuit: Duke, UNC agreed to not hire each other's doctors

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina battle is legendary, but a federal lawsuit …

Health Care

The FDA Approves the First EKG Reader for Apple Watch

A new feature is coming to the Apple Watch—the FDA has approved the first EKG reader for the gadget.<p>The medical device is the first approved for the …

With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa

JOHANNESBURG — When Zimbabwe’s generals moved against President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, their action foreshadowed the potential end of more than just one political career. It echoed across a continent where the notion of the “big man” leader is defined equally by the lure of power in perpetuity …

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

By Mia Geiger<p>Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the …

Parenting

The Sights, Safety And Science Of The Great American Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur on Earth, traveling across the United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time in 99 years. From about 10 a.m. on the west coast until nearly 3 p.m. on the east coast, the Moon’s shadow will plunge portions of 14 states into total darkness during …

Astronomy

Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

Senate staffers can now use Signal, apparently

Senate staffers are now allowed to send texts via Signal, an end-to-end encrypted messaging app favored by privacy advocates.<p>The Signal announcement …

'SNL' comes up with a new Amazon Echo, just for the olds

Amazon Echo Silver responds to dozens of names that sound like "Alexa," tolerates rambling anecdotes without argument, and is programmed to carefully …

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

How A High-Earner Couple Got $100,000 Into Roth IRAs Via The Backdoor

If it’s tax season, it’s Roth season. High-income earners can’t open Roth IRAs directly; but there’s a backdoor way in. Since 2010 Congress has allowed Roth conversions for all taxpayers, regardless of income, so high-income earners can get Roths by first opening a traditional IRA that’s …

Zika Makes Microcephaly 20 Times More Likely

A new CDC report begins to quantify the devastating effects the virus has on children.<p>Microcephaly is typically a very rare condition, causing about seven babies per 10,000 births to be born with undersized heads. This can lead to vision and hearing problems, seizures, and other developmental …

Public Health

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

By Amy Joyce<p>Writer/editor<p>One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows …

Kids

Reported treason arrests fuel Russian hacking intrigue

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Anna Wintour

Winter Wonderland Hotels: 5 Gorgeous Resorts To Celebrate the Season

01 of 05<p>The Sagamore Resort; Lake George, NY<p>When the snow falls over Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains—practically a daily occurrence in …

Decorations

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

How to get kids to stop melting their brains with endless screen time

If your kids spend too much time in front of a screen, you still have time to rein that behavior in.<p>Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics …

Audit reveals Army's trillion-dollar accounting gaffes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Army made trillions of dollars of accounting mistakes and often did not have the receipts or invoices needed to support figures in its budget, according to a scathing Pentagon report.<p>The audit, conducted by the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General, found that the Army …

Is this the most beautiful island in Greece?

I fell in love with Ithaca (Itháki) 48 years before I went there. In my last year at the prep school that tried so hard to ruin my life, I was forced to study Latin and Greek and it’s quite worrying that to this day I can still recite all the prepositions that take the ablative. I hated those …

UE's excellent waterproof Bluetooth speaker is discounted to $50

We're fans of UE's Roll Bluetooth speaker, a compact, waterproof wireless speaker with a unique design that sounds very good for its size and has decent battery life. When it was released last summer it listed for $100, but in recent weeks has come down to $70 on sites such as Amazon.<p>But Best Buy …

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Show Mom your love with a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true pancakes. Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for brunch!

Breakfast

The Best Tools for Managing Your Long Term Investments

Investing your money is one of the most complex things you can do with it. It's a lot easier if you have tools that can show the right perspective. …

Investing

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Fantasy waiver wire: Week 3

10<p>Jack Dempsey/Associated Press<p>1. Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (1.5 percent owned)<p>Jamaal Charles was forced to leave Week 2 with a high ankle …