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California's Prisons Will Change Solitary Confinement Rules

In a resolution that could have wide effects, California's prison system has agreed to change how it handles solitary confinement — and to review the cases of nearly 3,000 prisoners who are currently in solitary. The changes are part of the terms of a newly settled class-action lawsuit.<p>As part of …

The 11 Best Movies in Theaters in September 2015

The road to awards season officially begins.<p>As summer fades, the annual late-August cinematic duds have signaled the end to blockbuster season and the beginning of fall's barrage of prestige films. By late September, we'll be knee-deep in studio awards contenders with star turns aiming for Oscar …

10 Craziest Beefs in MTV VMA History

Sitting through award shows often feels like a sad marathon; at least when running 26 miles, you can brag on Facebook. Every so often, though, …

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Ronda Rousey doesn't want to fight into 30s, says career 'unfinished'

Ronda Rousey isn't planning on fighting into her 30s, and she thinks a megafight against Cris "Cyborg" Justino would "definitely" provide a sense of …

5 Reasons Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are My Favorite Way to Vacation

I love traveling so very much, but I also love all the comforts of home. That's why <b>all-inclusive resorts are my favorite way to vacation</b>.<p>My husband and I stayed at Sandals Montego Bay this weekend and it was glorious. (And glorious is not a word I just throw around, people. This place was off the …

Why Travel Is the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!

By College Tourist; Author: Kristy Gustafson, University of Colorado at Boulder<p><b>Answer your own call to adventure and find your hero within!</b><p>In English class, they teach you about a pattern of narrative called The Hero's Journey. While no two journeys ever look the same, they all seem to start out …

Top 16 for 2016: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2016, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.<p><b>IN THE LOOP: Sign up for our weekly theme parks newsletter</b><p>It already …

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …