Liz Ashkins

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JetBlue is Giving Away Free Trips to Volunteer in the Caribbean

The airline will cover all transportation, meal, and accommodation costs.<p>JetBlue is giving away free flights to warm weather destinations in exchange …

Biden: Political climate Trump has created 'is eating at the fabric of this country'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Vice President Joe Biden is cranking up his criticism of Donald Trump, saying political discourse in the country has degraded under the President's watch.<p>Asked for his "blunt take" on Trump at an Axios event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, the former vice president said …

UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Roars Through Chemotherapy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won't let chemotherapy silence her roar. The actress, who revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, shared a …

Saber is a rugged portable battery that can fully charge a laptop twice

It’s the first consumer product from Romeo Power<p>A relatively new commercial battery company with expats from Tesla, SpaceX, Amazon, and Faraday Future wants to put an end to searching for wall outlets with a new power brick called Saber. Saber is a 2.2-pound portable lithium-ion battery with 86 …

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Archaeologists in Norway may have unearthed a Viking boat grave

Archaeologists may have uncovered a Viking boat grave beneath the market square in the Norwegian city of Trondheim.<p>Experts from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) uncovered the remains of the boat last week. While no wood remained intact, poorly-preserved nails indicated …

A Vaccine Is Being Developed For Preventing Tooth Decay And It Sounds Amazing

Yes, please.<p>Regular visits to the dentist are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. But what if you could give your oral health a boost by …

Dental Care

Jerry Seinfeld addresses whether a Seinfeld revival will actually happen

No <i>Seinfeld</i> revival for you.<p>With the upcoming TV season set to feature the return of <i>Will & Grace</i> and <i>Roseanne</i> after that, it’s easy to wonder if other …

Comedy

9 things you should know if you’re planning a road trip abroad

Hitting the open road is the quickest way around to feel free and experience the perception-shifting, stress-erasing effects of travel. (And hey, …

Hurry, You Can Fly to India For Only $412

If you've ever wanted to turn that weekend on the other side of the state into a weekend on the other side of the world, your flight might be …

The ugly truth about giraffes

Giraffes are the tender, emo teens of the animal kingdom. But these gangly giants also have a dark side to them.

These guidebooks will plan your next vacation for you

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Roman Babakin/Shutterstock<p>If you need a couple of gifts for someone who’s constantly looking for adventure you may want to pocket some of …

These Rich, Fudgy Brownies Are Made with Avocado

You seriously need to try this recipe full of wholesome ingredients like almonds, raw cacao, and dates.<p>Nope, we're not joking. These brownies are …

Alcohol and Medication: These Are the Medications You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

Recently, <i>Bachelor</i> and <i>Bachelor in Paradise</i> contestant Corinne Olympios spoke to <i>Good Morning America</i> about the dangers associated with mixing alcohol …

Associated Press News

George Soros Is Donating $10 Million to Combat the Recent Rise in Hate Crimes

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has pledged $10 million to combat hate crimes in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as President, the …

Deal Alert! Flights From $15

<b>JetBlue</b> is offering a last-minute fare sale with fares starting at only $15! See if you benefit from some of these low fares for your upcoming …

Bed Bugs While Traveling - Avoiding Bed Bugs in Hotels

Know Before You Go<p>How to Prevent Bringing Bed Bugs Home From Travels<p>Before we know it, summer will be here and millions of people around the country …

Apple could bring iMessage to Android phones, report says

Apple's iMessage is available today only on Apple products like iPhones and Macs, but the company could bring its encrypted messaging service to phones powered by Google's Android software, according to a report Thursday.<p>The company plans to announce the move at its WWDC conference for developers, …

iMessage

Ava DuVernay Still Deals With Mansplaining

"If you want to see this person again, you have to, as we say, check them."

Court to Hear Appeal From Purvi Patel, Convicted of Feticide

Purvi Patel was bleeding through her layers of clothing when she arrived, alone, at the emergency room in Mishawaka, Indiana on the night of July 13, 2013. “I was feeling very disoriented, weak,” she later testified. “Physically, I was in pain.” She told medical staff she had passed “clots.” She …

Thousands of volunteers have helped to uncover the full and devastating extent of the population collapse caused by the epidemic<p>Scraps of broken pottery from test pits dug by thousands of members of the public have revealed the devastating impact of the Black Death in England, not just in the years …

Archaeology

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

If photons have zero mass, why do they feel the effects of gravity? (Advanced)

<i>We know that black holes exert a gravitational force on the objects. How can a massless photon go into black hole and not escape from it? The</i> …

The World's 20 Most Impressive Tunnels

If there's no straight line from A to B, then make one.<p>Tunnels defy landscapes. By design they push away water, burrow through mountains, or simply encase the passenger in a protective shell from the outside. Tunnels provide passage in places that would be otherwise impassable. We searched low, …

Trains

Fashion Forward: Three centuries of fashion at the Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris

CULTURE SEE<p><b>To mark 30 years of its fashion collection, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris opens a new exhibition this week. Fashion Forward,</b> …

France

Flashback: The Grateful Dead and Neil Young Cover Bob Dylan

On October 25th, 1991, legendary San Francisco concert promoter Bill Graham was flying on a helicopter back from a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, …

Cover Your Wardrobe in Color With This Easy DIY

Insert a sheet of cardboard into your sweatshirt so that paint will not seep through.<p>Squeeze fabric paint onto a paper plate in a variety of colors and dip your paintbrush in.<p>Lightly brush paint onto the surface of your sweatshirt, lifting the brush upwards at the end to make a sort of wispy …

Will Smith Says He Won't Attend the Academy Awards Because #OscarsSoWhite

Mark Ruffalo has said he might not attend as well.<p>Will Smith will join his wife in not attending this year's Academy Awards, which is facing intense criticism for the lack of diversity among nominees. Smith told<i>Good Morning America</i> on Thursday that "at this current time we're uncomfortable to stand …