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This List Of The Top Tourist Attractions In Every Country Is Actually Super Fascinating

A vacation somewhere new is a great chance to explore and find your own path, stumbling upon unique, hidden gems along the way, and seeing things …

European Travel

How an anxious, lost raccoon conquered a Minnesota skyscraper — and our hearts

The internet sensation of the past 24 hours, explained.<p>Every once in a while, a story comes around that reminds us of the sheer power of grit and determination. This time, it is a raccoon that climbed a UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota.<p>The saga of MPR Raccoon — or #MPRraccoon, as it became …

Raccoons

How Computers Could Make Your Customer-Service Calls More Human

New software aims to improve call-center agents’ performance in real-time, measuring and honing skills like phone etiquette, empathy and patience<p>Can a computer program make humans more human?<p>That’s the goal of new software aimed at making call-center agents better at their jobs by assessing …

Customer Service

Shave Ice, Explained

One of the world’s oldest desserts is suddenly everywhere. Chef Sota Atsumi of Paris’s iconic Clown Bar recently served a foie gras <i>kakigori</i>, or Japanese-style shaved ice, at a menu preview for his highly anticipated forthcoming restaurant, Maison. At the Lobster Club in New York City, pastry chef …

Ice Cream

Summer TV Preview: 26 of the Best New and Returning Series to Watch!

<i>Among ET’s 90 top picks for summer are our 26 most anticipated TV shows of the season.</i><p>Who says the best television is reserved for the fall, or even …

TV

Do You Like Your Name?

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” So said Dale Carnegie in his 1936 self-improvement classic, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” That is probably true for a majority of the population — 79 percent like their names, …

Middle School

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying for cable TV. But just because you cut the cord doesn't mean you have to give up live TV.<p>Right now five major services offer live TV steamed over …

Smart TV

These tiny 'guardians' are helping protect the world's forests

Like other protected forests around the world, Tambopata National Reserve in southeastern Peru is under constant threat from illegal logging. But with limited resources and just a handful of rangers to help protect the 1,000-square-mile reserve, authorities there have found it hard to catch loggers …

Biodiversity

What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era

PARIS — The young couple moved to the front of the crowd to look at the painting. After a few seconds, the woman turned around, smiled into her cellphone and took some selfies. Next, she handed her device to her husband, who took more formal shots of her in front of the work. The two then posed arm …

Mona Lisa

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Management

Comey Memos Provide Intimate Look Into Trump Presidency

WASHINGTON — President Trump spoke in intimate and candid terms to the former F.B.I. director James Comey about some of the most sensitive matters before the agency, including the salacious dossier detailing Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia and the investigation into Michael T. Flynn, the president’s …

Donald Trump

Beyoncé's Historic Coachella Performance Has Fans Singing the Praises of 'Beychella'

Not only did Beyoncé crush Coachella by bringing out members of her former group Destiny’s Child, husband Jay-Z and sister Solange to perform with …

How Figure Skating in Harlem helps black and Latina girls build their confidence

In a recent segment on ABC News’s “Nightline,” audiences were introduced to the ambitious black and Latina girls who make up Figure Skating in Harlem …

Postmodern dining with the Japanese art of useless gadgets

The Japanese word "chindogu" covers a delightful range of terrible gadgets. It's about vaguely genius concepts, ruined either in their execution or ambition. If you've seen the baby-floor-mop onesie or the upside-down umbrella for capturing rainwater, you've seen a chindogu. Yo Sushi, arguably the …

Delete These iPhone Apps and Return to a Simpler Way of Life

<i>This year, I vowed to live a life less basic, by getting back to the basics. I’m making every effort to use my iPhone for only its essential purpose—and you should, too. Here’s how:</i><p><b>Delete Facebook and Twitter</b><br>I’ve read that the creators of these social-media platforms don’t even allow their own …

Apps

Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Street Photography

7 Modern Farmhouse Trends That Will Never Go Out of Style

Clean, textural and all-American, modern farmhouse style has dominated the decor scene for the past few years (thanks a lot, <i>Fixer Upper</i>). But are we …

Home Decorating

One Hundred Years Later, the Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures

One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, lawmakers in Florida this week passed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” …

The best time of day to learn a new language, according to Duolingo data

Are you a night owl or a morning person?<p>If you’re among the hundreds of millions of people learning a foreign language, being an insomniac could end up working in your favor: If you regularly practice the language you are learning at night, just before you go to sleep, it appears that you’re more …

Language Learning

ANALYSIS: How Justin Trudeau’s India trip went from bad to ‘Bengal Bungle’

Had it just been the snickering from the usual suspects about his clothes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likely would have ended his week in India …

Canada

Jewish prisoner Miriam Rosenthal gave birth in a Nazi camp

Miriam Rosenthal, who ran a store that was for decades a fixture of Toronto's Jewish community, was also one of the few women who gave birth in a Nazi concentration camp and survived with her child.<p>Ms. Rosenthal died on Feb. 10. She was 95.<p>Her survival through the war was a testament to her …

World History

How marijuana legalization could impact youth

The legal age to consume marijuana is a major discussion in provincial governments across the country, and it’s also a topic of interest in high …

10 Quotes Illustrating the Power of the Dream Sequence

Sometimes authors use a dream sequence to help their character discover hidden truths about themselves. Other times, the dream is an opportunity for author to speak directly to the reader, commenting more freely on what the story you’re reading is really about.<p>Unlike in films, which renders dream …

Literature

When You’re a ‘Digital Nomad,’ the World Is Your Office

On the far eastern edge of Miami’s Little Havana, beyond a tall black gate, sit four century-old wooden buildings made of strong Dade County pine, arranged around a courtyard with a pool. Letters on the frontmost building’s pale yellow facade identify it as the Miami River Inn. One of the city’s …

Roam

The search for Jackie Wallace | NOLA.com

Jackie Wallace - Fumbles and recoveries<p>Jackie Wallace - Fumbles and recoveries<p>Jackie Wallace - Fumbles and recoveries<p>Jackie Wallace - Fumbles and …

These War Veterans Have the Sweetest 25-Year-Long Love Story

When Gerard "Jerry" Nadeau, 72, and John Banvard, 100, moved into a veterans' home in Chula Vista, California, back in 2010, people there were curious about what kind of relationship they had. They shared their story in a segment on NPR's Morning Edition as part of StoryCorps, which allows people …