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23 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream<p>An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s …

Houses

Celebrating Carrie Fisher's Final Appearance as Princess Leia

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, the latest installment of the intergalactic franchise, will be Carrie Fisher’s last appearance in the series. In 1977, Fisher was cast as Princess Leia, a symbol of the resistance and leader of the Rebel Alliance, and at just 20 years old, she skyrocketed to fame alongside …

Star Wars

The Emerald Coast: Nicaragua's hidden jewel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over Costa Rica: Nicaragua is emerging as the new eco-travel darling of Central America.<p>In the past two decades, Nicaragua has made concerted efforts to increase peace and international tourism; now, it's one of Central America's safer nations for travel, based on 2017's Global Peace …

Hotels

The Fortune 2018 Power Ranking: Who’s Going to Have a Good Year

In business as in all things, there are winners and losers. Here are our best guesses for what companies, trends and industries are going to get big …

Trends

The Best Holiday Markets in Every State

Whether you prefer to go the traditional holiday market route of hot cocoa and handmade gifts or enjoy a more hip holiday shopping experience—think: …

Christmas

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

Net Neutrality

5 years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten

<b>(CNN) —</b> It remains among America's most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children -- dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers -- extinguished in a flash of violence inside Sandy Hook Elementary.<p>Taken with them on that chilly Friday in …

Empathy

4 Ways to Use Flipboard to Curate and Share Content

Did you know that every 60 seconds, there are 448,800 tweets, 500 hours of YouTube videos streaming, 3.3 million Facebook posts, and 3.8 million Google searches occurring around the world? People everywhere are voraciously consuming and simultaneously sharing media at lightning speed across …

5 Fantasy Tales of the Holidays That Even a Grinch Will Enjoy

Stories<p>Connie Willis has written about Christmas before. Her wonderful time travel novel <i>The Doomsday Book</i> takes place around Christmas — in both the …

Christmas

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

Learning

Is the 'Man Flu' For Real, or Do Guys Really Get Sicker Than Women Do?

New research examines the claim that guys don't handle simple sickness as well as women do<p>It’s time for sneezes, sore throats, and snot rockets—and for the fever and body aches that come along with them.<p>When a cold or flu hits, nothing looks better than your couch and the Netflix remote. But you …

Health

Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada

For Peter Cram, an American internist who spent most of his career practicing in Iowa City, Iowa, moving to Toronto in 2014 was an easy decision.<p>He says he is among a handful of American doctors who went north to practice in Canada's single-payer system. Now he doesn't worry about whether his …

Health Care

What Roy Moore’s loss can tell us about American evangelicals’ future

Moore’s defeat highlighted the changing face of evangelical America along racial and age lines.<p>Alabama — a state that Donald Trump won by almost 28 percentage points — elected a Democratic senator in Tuesday’s special election, rejecting Trump’s preferred candidate, a Christian theocrat who was, in …

Religion

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked

Intelligence

Inside America’s Growing Bulletproof Clothing Industry

Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.<p>This past August, Miguel Caballero shot his wife, Carolina Ballesteros, for the second time in nine years.<p>Since 1993, the Colombian designer has literally pulled the trigger on more than 230 people to prove the …

Guns

Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy.<p>Many relatives of the 26 children and educators killed five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School have dedicated themselves to charity, activism and other efforts to channel their grief and, in …

Gun Control

Where a Life-Saving Needle Exchange Operates in the Shadow of the Law

Friday night dinner service at the Salvation Army is halfway over and the front window is fogged with the heat coming off the steam trays. A long …

Honda CR-V

Disney to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion in Historic Hollywood Merger

The Walt Disney Co. has set a $52.4 billion, all-stock deal to acquire 20th Century Fox and other entertainment and sports assets from Rupert …

Rupert Murdoch

3M’s Content Czar Carlos Abler Breaks Down Complex Content Marketing

Besides being 3M products, what do Post-It and Scotch Tape have in common? They’re both sticky. Now imagine being in charge of making them stickier—from a marketing perspective that is.<p>That’s the job of Carlos Abler, who not only leads the St. Paul, Minnesota company’s online content strategy, he’s …

The Annual Military Students Ball in Moscow: Pictures

Moscow

This is what the hours after being deported look like

Less than 48 hours ago, Luz María was removed from the US after 25 years. She’s now in Tijuana, the bustling border city that has become the land of the deported<p>Luz María Hernández gazes blankly across the shaded courtyard, clutching a cellphone in one hand and a sodden handkerchief in the other. …

Immigration

Want Proof That Patience Pays Off? Ask the Founders of This 17-Year-Old $525 Million Email Empire

Ben Chestnut and his team at MailChimp built an amazing business and became Inc.'s Company of the Year. It only took them 17 years.<p>It's a beautiful day in his neighborhood, and Ben Chestnut is thinking about pain.<p>Late-afternoon sun is shining on Atlanta's BeltLine, an abandoned train track …

Startups

Why Everyone's Obsessed with Cheese Tea

<i>Cheese</i> and <i>tea</i>: two words that go unnoticed separately but together might cause a double take. But trust us when we say cheese tea is the drink you'll …

Recipes

The Surprising Origins of 5 Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, commemorates the rededication of the …

Christmas

Preliminary exit poll results: How different groups voted in Alabama

Regardless of those views, a small majority of voters said the allegations were “a minor factor” or “not a factor” in their vote, while about 4 in 10 said the allegations were an important factor.<p>Under 1 in 10, notably, said the allegations against Moore were the single most important factor in …

Elections

Veterans Charity Raises Millions to Help Those Who’ve Served. But Telemarketers Are Pocketing Most of It.

The warning was prophetic.<p>Maurice Levite sat in a modest office in Falls Church, Virginia, about a decade ago, and cautioned his longtime friend, Brian Arthur Hampton, against continuing to use telemarketers to fund his small veterans charity.<p>With the help of his fundraisers-for-hire, Hampton had …

Corruption

Who is Doug Jones? Civil Rights activist, attorney and University of Alabama alumni

MONTGOMERY -- Doug Jones special election victory over Roy Moore marks the first time Alabama has elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years.<p>But who is Jones?<p>Here's a primer on the newly elected Democratic Senator:<p>One day in 1973, Doug Jones was in a cotton tie mill in Fairfield's steel works, …

Crime