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North Africa

Classic Ski Resorts in Europe

If you're planning on hitting the slopes this winter, Europe is home to some of the World’s most ico ...

Skiing

Why won't United Airlines compensate travelers for delay?

My wife and I recently flew from Paris to Washington, D.C., on United Airlines. The original flight was delayed for 3 1/2 hours, while passengers were waiting in line with their boarding passes, and eventually canceled.<p>We were re-booked on the next available flight the following morning. The United …

Brad Pitt Lends His Beautiful Face and Star Status to a Heartwarming Cause

After pulling the ultimate sneak attack at the Golden Globes last week, Brad Pitt showed his philanthropic side while attending an event hosted by Alex and Ani benefiting the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation in Malibu, CA, on Saturday. The <b>Allied</b> actor mingled with famous friends, …

Prince Harry Introduces Meghan Markle to Princess Kate and Charlotte: Report

Meghan Markle is meeting the family!<p>On Tuesday, Prince Harry introduced his girlfriend to sister-in-law Princess Kate and niece Princess Charlotte,</i> …

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Will Close in May

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end its famed “The Greatest Show on Earth” after 146 years in May.<p>Declining attendance, changing …

Animals

The best gifts for pets and pet lovers 2016

iFetch<p>As much fun as playing fetch can be, it's guaranteed that you'll get sick of the game before your dog does. The iFetch lets a dog keep the game …

Pets

This woman mistakenly rescued a coyote because she thought it was a lost dog

An honest mistake? Thinking a coyote who wandered into the neighborhood was a dog that got lost, a woman caught the wild animal and brought it into …

13 Very Important Dog Questions, Answered With Science

Prepare to be heartbroken, guys.<p>We asked our colleagues for their pressing canine questions, and then put them to dog expert and author of <i>In Defence of Dogs</i> (Penguin, 2011) John Bradshaw to get some answers. Here's what he told us.

Pets

Dogs Remember Even the Stupid Things We Do

Take care what you do around a dog, because they see and remember more than you might think.<p>Dogs pay more attention to us than previously thought, …

Bonding Between Human And Dog

Dogs – the most honest and sincere animals. When a dog feels that you are not up to it, he can spend hours lying motionless on the sidelines and wait …

Europe

Massachusetts Voters Pass Historic Animal Protection Law

Massachusetts voters on Tuesday passed a landmark law to protect farm animals from intensive confinement.<p>The initiative will eventually prohibit farming methods that keep animals severely constrained for virtually their entire lives, including the use of veal crates for baby calves, gestation …

Agriculture

21 Pictures Of Puppies To Help You Get Through Today

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10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are the sum of your habits. When you allow …

Time Management

Why do cats and dogs hate each other?

<b>There’s something distinctly creepy about this picture. It just isn’t natural.</b><p>The cat should really be clawing the dog in the face or the dog should …

People Are Crying After An Expert Said Dogs Are Likely Dreaming About Their Owners

"This makes my heart hurt."<p>This single tweet has had 60,000 retweets since Monday this week.<p>BuzzFeed News has reached out to an expert in the field to shed more light on the information.

Airborne cats will fly into your heart in new photography book

Do you ever lose track of time looking at cat photos on Instagram? Do your loved ones consistently beg you to pull your face away from your phone?<p>You …

Overwhelmed by papers piling up? This organizer’s advice can help.

Rachel Rosenthal says organizing paper is her clients’ No. 1 organizing challenge. In a recent Home Front online chat, the owner of Rachel and Co., an organizing firm in Bethesda, gave her best advice on controlling the flow of bills, school work sheets and mail into your home.<p><b>Go paperless:</b> It’s …

Paperless Office

How To Trick Your Brain To Slow Down Time

You may not be able to warp space-time, but you can use these two psychological processes to slow your perception of time.<p>“Where did the time go?” is a question we often ask ourselves. The average life span in the U.S. is 79 years, but some people do a lot more living than others while they’re …

Mindfulness

Travel Guide To Italy's Cinque Terre

Those looking for a relaxing vacation that will help them escape from their daily routines should look into traveling to Cinque Terre in Italy. This …

Italy

7 of Europe's most romantic getaways

Whether you're relaxing at a spa on the shores of Lake Como or strolling through Salzburg's cobblestone streets hand-in-hand, the slower pace of life on the Continent is deliciously conducive to couples time.<p>These are the best spots for a romantic getaway in Europe.

Italy

10 Beautiful European Cities That Fly Below the Radar

Everybody knows the glories of Paris, Rome, London and Barcelona, but there are legions of fabulously cultured and architecturally rich European cities that continue to dodge world attention. These 10 beautiful European cities are often mistakenly overlooked.<p>Belfast, Ireland<p><i>Belfast City Hall and</i> …

European Travel

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break<p>Kotor<b>,</b> Montenegro<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more …

European Travel