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Why You’re Reading Work Emails Right Now

First, the good news: More Americans are taking advantage of the vacation time granted to them by their employers. The bad news: They're spending more of that supposedly off-the-clock time working.<p>A new annual report from the U.S. Travel Association found that, after dropping to an all-time low of …

The Workplace

This Is What Life Is Like For The Forgotten Children Of Calais

It has been six months since the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp was demolished – but many people have been left behind, including kids.<p>Posted on May 29, 2017, 08:09 GMT<p>Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed<p>Under shadows cast by electric pylons, a group of young people sit on the grass near a motorway leading to …

Refugees

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

Receiving a diagnosis in 2017 — at least one made at a medical center outfitted with the latest clinical gadgetry — might include a scan that divides your body into a bread loaf of high-resolution digital slices. Your DNA might be fed through a gene sequencer that spits out your mortal code in a …

Medicine

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's …

Longevity

Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire

The townhouse on High Seas Court in the Cove Village development, in the Baltimore suburb of Essex, was not exactly the Cape Cod retreat that its address implied: It was a small unit looking onto a parking lot, the windows of its two bedrooms so high and narrow that a child would have had to stand …

Real Estate

Jack Be Nimble

Trying to remember J.F.K.<p>On November 8, 1960, I voted for Richard Nixon. I had turned nine the week before. According to my fourth-grade report card, from that September, I stood four feet one and a quarter inches tall and weighed fifty-five pounds: small enough to be permitted entry into the …

History

JFK’s last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on the presidential yacht

It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy’s birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents’ home in Brookline, Mass., just outside Boston. Over the course of his life, Kennedy enjoyed lavish birthday celebrations, the most famous being a Democratic fundraising bash at Madison Square Garden on May 19, …

History

Lyme Isn’t the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer

It started with vomiting and a fever. But a few days later, five-month old Liam was in the emergency room, his tiny body gripped by hourly waves of …

Disease

Airbnb books 1 million guests Memorial Day weekend. Here's how they did it.

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky shares 4 entrepreneurial lessons from Airbnb's $31 billion journey.<p>How do 2 poor college students in need of rent money launch an idea that investors initially ignored, and grow it into one of the world's most successful industry disruptors? Airbnb originated …

Startups

ICE Air: How US deportation flights work

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the first flight for many people who file onto these planes. But it's not a happy occasion.<p>Guards patrol the aisles. The passengers are handcuffed. And all of them have one-way tickets.<p>Planes chartered by ICE Air Operations, the division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement that …

Immigration

The non-hockey fan’s guide to this year’s Stanley Cup Final

<b>So, what sport is this now?</b><p>Hockey.<p><b>Isn’t that the Canadian thing with the ice and skates that no one seems to care about?</b><p>Well, some of us care, and …

Ice Hockey

Critic's Notebook: The Year Cannes Couldn't

It was a weak year for the competition, THR's chief film critic writes, as A-list auteurs stumbled and festivalgoers were left to hunt for treasure …

Entertainment

On Memorial Day, What Do the Living Owe the Dead?

We owe them the courage and the wisdom to prevent the next war.<p>What do Americans owe fellow citizens who gave their lives in war? Memorial Day exists to prompt each of us to pause and reflect on that question. My answer this year is that we should honor their sacrifice by applying lessons of wars …

History

5 TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Memorial Day Weekend In Time for June Premieres

From “Orange Is The New Black” to “Younger,” get all caught up with your favorites shows before they return with new episodes next month

Netflix

Workouts that wow: The world's most amazing hotel gyms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Veteran road warriors know that the best way to beat jetlag and energy-zapping meetings is by working up a serious sweat.<p>That schedule of constantly changing time zones, back-to-back meetings and intense pressure can wreak havoc on your mind and body.<p>But studies show that exercising …

Hotels

The Scientifically Best Way to Barbecue

Unless you’re master barbecuer Ron Swanson himself, your grill game could probably use a little work — and fast, considering Memorial Day’s just …

BBQ

How to Wear White Jeans (in 8 Helpful Tips)

When we think about denim staples, white jeans are high on our must-have list, alongside classic skinnies and flattering flares. But unlike the …

How to Follow the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final on Flipboard

The 2017 Stanley Cup final begins Monday night with a classic matchup: the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins, coming off an epic double overtime Game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference final against the Ottawa Senators, face the upstart Nashville Predators, who are in the final for the first …

Your Coffee Is From Where? California?

GOLETA, Calif. — There is a new crop growing in Southern California’s famous avocado groves — coffee.<p>About two dozen farms between San Diego and here, just outside of Santa Barbara, are nurturing coffee bushes under the canopies of old avocado trees, in what may be the first serious effort in the …

Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs

Southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands to come<p>The …

Music

The Week in Review: Manchester Terror Attack

Twenty-two people died and 120 were injured on Monday, after suicide bomber Salman Abedi targeted an Ariana Grande concert at the U.K.’s Manchester Arena. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack.<p>Many of the victims were children, the youngest was eight-years-old. The device contained …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 22, 2017)

Terror hit the U.K. this week when suicide bomber Salman Abedi attacked the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people. ISIS later took responsibility. Police arrested 11 people in the days following and the threat level was raised.<p>President Donald Trump was overseas …

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

M ost events in life feel ephemeral, the ever-ticking hands of time speeding them through your brain until they become distant memories. Burger Quest …

Restaurants

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go our way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Happiness

Truly intelligent enemies could change the face of gaming

L<i>ive, die, repeat</i> -- the tagline for the 2014 science-fiction film <i>Edge of Tomorrow --</i> describes its protagonist, who "respawned" every time he died in the real world. Critics noted that the conceit resembled the cyclical experience of playing a video game, in which dying resets a staged arrangement …

Game Design

How did the French Open draw fare for the top players?

PARIS -- Whoever comes through to reach the final at the French Open (May 28-June 11) over the next fortnight will have done it the hard way. Why is …

Tennis

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robots

Kumail Nanjiani Is the Future of Funny

With his breakout role on Silicon Valley and a new rom-com that's both romantic and comedic, we can see Kumail Nanjiani's future will be filled with success and happiness. And much less confusion on the streets. (You'll understand in a moment.)<p>Photographs by<p>If you recognize the caped man above, …

TV