Laura F Rutledge

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The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

INFOGRAPHIC - U.S. Cities That Europeans Love

<b>The Brits Love Disney World, the French are heading to beaches, Italians to big cities, and the Germans? They're everywhere (in big numbers)</b><p>Hotel search trivago has examined the top U.S. destinations that are most popular with Europeans this summer. Presented for each city is a breakdown by …

The Alberta Story: Queen Victoria’s Underwear

Every object tells a story—some strange, or comical, or sad.<p>This is why I love museums—to see what counts as treasure in a place, to meet objects I never met before, and to hear their stories.<p>On the top floor of the Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary, behind locked doors, I saw shelves upon shelves …

Opinion: After $6.4 Billion, San Francisco Bridge Remains A Sorry Mess

The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was supposed to be the crowning glory of the bridge-builder’s art, gracefully echoing the …

10+ languages on the brink of extinction

Languages are dying quicker than they ever have before. By 2100, UNESCO estimates that half of the ~6,700 languages in the world may have …

TripAdvisor's Curious Strategy of Buying Smaller Startups

As large travel booking giants like Priceline and Expedia continue to do big-ticket digital acquisitions, the hotel reviews giant — and …

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But Americans? We haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers.<p>Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s “white island.” What I …

(Royal) Day Tripping Around London

Asking Brits whether or not they’re royalists always leads to an entertaining debate. Royalists support the monarchy and its place in modern times, while the opposite camp, republicans, believe it to be an outmoded, borderline-ridiculous institution that diverts funding away from vital public …

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10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Katy Perry's new single has her returning with a roar

<i>"Roar" by Katy Perry, from the forthcoming Prism (Capitol); streaming at www.vevo.com</i><p>Hell hath no anthemic pop like a Katy Perry scorned.<p>Possibly announcing a recovery from her marital non-bliss with the creepy comedian Russell Brand, the bubblegum chanteuse calls upon a jungle beast's ferocity, …

New test designed for younger people reveals early-onset dementia

For most people, seeing a picture of a famous face – Oprah Winfrey, the Queen or Einstein, for instance – sparks immediate recognition and brings the name readily to the lips.<p>But for people with a rare form of early-onset dementia called primary progressive aphasia, or PPA, the ability to identify …

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Peachy perfection lies in a bed of lightly sweetened cream

Place the cold water and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and set aside to soften.<p>Heat the whipping cream and 1/3 cup sugar in a pot over high heat, stirring constantly until almost boiling. Remove from heat, scrape in the gelatin and whisk until it has completely …

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Startup helps online shoppers reclaim duty paid on cross-border returns

For all the things the rise of online retail has led to, one corollary was perhaps inevitable: the rise of online returns. Just as a customer might take three items he tries on in a change room and hand the fourth one back to an attendant ready to re-fold it for the hundredth time, it's no longer …

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Co-sleeping and a battle for the bed

Older children, even teens, are crowding their parents’ bed. Navigating nighttime has never been more contentious.<p>Ever since a dresser fell on top of …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …