Kristen Mason

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Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

14 Under-the-radar Islands for the Ultimate Romantic Honeymoon

Whether you’re agonizing over seating charts or skipping venue fees and marrying your person at city hall, one thing is for certain: You’re going to …

Weddings

5 River Trips You Should Take This Spring | Adventure Sports Network

Some of the most thrilling, easy-to-access stretches of beautiful rivers in the country.<p>In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill that gave …

Hiking

The Man Who Discovered Prince Explains What It Was Like to Discover Prince

Read an excerpt on what it was like to hear Prince before the rest of the world, from 'Famous People Who've Met Me,' a memoir by Owen Husney, the man who discovered Prince.<p><i>Famous People Who’ve Met Me is a memoir by Owen Husney, the man who discovered Prince. The book is a collection of bizarre (and</i> …

Aegean Sea

'It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you': How Toto made Africa, and why we still love it now

Take an early-Eighties band in need of hits, a mid-tempo song about a conflicted missionary on a parched savanna, a catchy-as-hell keyboard hook and one of the most syllable-heavy lines in pop music. What have you got? A bonafide pop classic.<p>Africa by Toto, released 36 years ago, is a song whose …

Whitney Houston

7 Must-Visit Beaches Maui Has to Offer

Among the eight main islands that make up Hawaii, Maui (aka the Valley Isle) is one of the best spots to visit if you're looking for fewer tourists and abundant gorgeous beaches. In fact, the low-key island offers so many options that it was difficult to visit them all on my most recent five-day …

Beaches

FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

SpaceX has a green light from the FCC to launch a network of thousands of satellites blanketing the globe with broadband. And you won’t have too long to wait — on a cosmic scale, anyway. Part of the agreement is that SpaceX launch half of its proposed satellites within six years.<p>The approval of …

Space Exploration

Take a fresh approach to updating your entire house

We’ve all been there: You want to revamp at least one room in your home — or maybe every last one of them, but you’re stumped on where to start. You might have a definite style in mind, or you fear you might lose your mind trying to select one. That’s where our panel of professional designers comes …

Home Decorating

What happens when a patient says, 'Doc, help me die'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "But can't you help me die, Doc?"<p>My 54-year-old patient was alone in the intensive care unit, with no family or friends in his life. He slumped in his bed, gasping, staring up at me. Admitted with lung fibrosis and pneumonia, he had scars and infection aggressively replacing his airways, …

Empathy

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Andaman and Nicobar

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

8 Interesting Bridges Around the World

Kromlauer Park is a gothic style, 200-acre country park in the municipality of Kromlau in the Görlitz Gablenzgasse district in Germany. An incredible …

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

No one expected the four young women to live much longer. They had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. There was no standard treatment.<p>The women, strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their doctors to try new immunotherapy drugs that had …

Cancer

"Intestine-chip" could help patients with diseases like Crohn's

Organ-on-a-Chip<p>Patients with debilitating gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome often have …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to a Tile Backsplash

Tile backsplashes are nice, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more sleek and …

Home Improvement

When it comes to intelligence, research shows you probably *did* get it from your mama

You might have your dad’s smile, sense of humor, and athleticism, but when it comes to your smarts, that’s <i></i>probably from your mama. According to …

The little-known Japanese island that's the most trending travel spot on the planet

A small island with a population of around 50,000 in Japan’s southwestern Okinawa Prefecture – which has been compared to Hawaii in the past – has been named the top trending travel spot for this year by the users of TripAdvisor.<p>Ishigaki has seen a significant rise in visitor numbers in recent …

Social Media

Interior Designers Share the Neutral Paint Colors That Work in Every Room

Have you ever stood in front of the paint display at the hardware store—trying your best to find the best white paint for your kitchen—only to …

Why You Should Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets with Drawers

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets and another, deeper row of cabinets under the countertop. The lower …

Martha Stewart

A Strange Itch, Trouble Breathing, Then Anaphylactic Shock

<b>“I can’t breathe,”</b> the woman panted, her voice a husky monotone. Her sister looked anxiously at the clerk at the triage desk at the University of Iowa hospital emergency room. The woman’s breath was rapid and coarse. Her chest heaved with the work of simply breathing. She pulled at the neck of her …

University of Iowa

Going to the Source for a Sacred Italian Cheese

I’m not saying I drank too much Brunello di Montalcino. But <i>if</i> I had drunk too much Brunello di Montalcino — the Podere Le Ripi 2014, for example, at, say, 2 a.m. — then a hot, dusty barn packed with sheep wouldn’t have been my first choice of places to be at 6 in the morning.<p>Yet there I was, …

Italy

New cancer treatments have perplexing side effects

When Diane Legg began seeing black specks in her right eye, she went to an ophthalmologist near her home in Amesbury, Mass. He said she had a torn retina and needed laser surgery.<p>Legg's oncologist was skeptical. He was worried that Legg had eye inflammation, called uveitis, that was caused by an …

Immunotherapy

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Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

Amalfi Coast

This Surreal Shot of Jupiter’s Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s an otherworldly distraction to keep our …

Astronomy

Columnar Fruit Trees: Create Your Own City Orchard with These Amazing Dwarf Fruit Trees

You have always wanted to have your own fruit orchard and pick crisp organic produce from the trees you have planted, but your wish seem unattainable …

This Scottish Restaurant Is Hidden in a 19th-century Gardener's Cottage

Its seasonal menu will have you forgetting anything you thought you knew about British cuisine.<p>The vegetable patches on either side of the gravel …

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Universe

These laser microscope pics show synapses firing in amazing detail

To capture high-definition images of nerves firing in the brain, you need some quality lasers. Scottish tech firm M Squared has used cutting-edge …