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The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Wool

Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

Donald Trump

The Biggest Fix in Olympics History

Thirty years ago at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, U.S. amateur Roy Jones Jr. ‘lost’ to South Korea’s Park Si-hun. And Olympic boxing was never the …

South Korea

Revealed: Why two glasses of wine and 15 minutes of exercise a day is the key to a long life

The recipe for a long life includes exercising for 15 minutes a day, spending two hours on hobbies and enjoying a couple of glasses of wine, according to an ageing expert.<p>Dr Claudia Kawas, of the University of California, who has spent 15 years studying people aged over 90, also recommended keeping …

Sudoku

Democratic lawmaker calls Trump 'psychopath'

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) called President Trump a "psychopath" on Twitter after Trump suggested there is a link between the FBI missing a tip on the Florida school shooter and the Russia investigation.

Donald Trump

Winter Olympics Figure Skating 2018: Updated Primetime Schedule for USA

Three of the five figure skating events are complete at the 2018 Winter Games, with medals handed out so far in the pairs and men's singles as well as the team competition. The second week of action in Pyeongchang, South Korea, figures to be just as exciting, with the ice dancers and the ladies' …

Evgenia Medvedeva

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Ernest Hemingway

Mueller's Message to America

The clear goal of the special counsel is to speak to the American public about the seriousness of Russian interference.<p>With yet another blockbuster indictment (why is it always on a Friday afternoon?), Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, once again, upended Washington. And this time, it is possible …

Political Science

A caged Clinton and fake ‘woke blacks’: 9 striking findings from the Mueller indictment

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday unveiled an indictment against 13 Russian nationals and three foreign entities on charges relating to the 2016 election meddling.<p>The indictment, which includes conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft, depicts an …

Government

What you need to know before you wok

Call me a stupid American (you wouldn’t be the first), but, whenever I’m cooking Asian dishes, that great Muppet stand-up comedian, Fozzie Bear, is never far from my mind. As I’m tossing stir-fried vegetables in my iconic, round-bottom Asian cooking vessel, Mr. F. Bear’s signature tagline sits …

Food & Dining

Composting 101 - How to Make Compost

Composting is the ultimate in recycling. In what other endeavor can we take things meant for the trash -- those banana peels, apple cores, fall …

Gardening

iDevices unveils new battery-powered Instant Switch for smart home control

iDevices today has unveiled a new connected wall switch that it says lets users seamlessly control their other iDevice accessories and their smart home products. Dubbed the Instant Switch, iDevices touts this accessory as an “intelligently-designed wireless remote wall switch…<p>The company explains …

Home Automation

7 Cool Ideas to Spice up Your Garden

So you have got a garden, but apart from mowing the lawn and maybe planting one or two things in your time, you haven’t done much else with it.<p>If you …

Landscaping

Top 12 Liver-Cleansing Foods

The liver, weighing in at about 3 pounds in healthy adults, is one of the body’s vital organs. It is responsible for many important functions related …

Wellness

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

Best smart home hubs: The differences between the Echo and other Amazon devices, Google Home, and Apple HomePod

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Smart Homes

Natural Fertilizers for Inexpensive Gardens

Plants are beautiful living creation. Having a Garden replenishes your mind and soul. The key to a good garden is good soil. Plants require essential …

Gardening

“Real Deal” Coconut Shrimp

<i>In Ben Mim’s single ingredient-focused book,</i> Coconut, <i>he cracks open tips and tricks for cooking this tropical fruit into both savory and sweet dishes.</i><p>…

Recipes

Our Most Versatile Slow Cooker Supper Recipes Ever

Ah, the beauty of slow cooking.<p>Relaxed winter nights call for satisfying no-fuss suppers. Pick your protein of choice, toss in fresh ingredients, and …

Cooking

Never Forget to Water Your Plants Again with Happy Plant

Whether indoors or out, plants add oxygen to the air and bring a sense of calm to those who look upon them. I’ve always dreamed of an apartment filled from top to bottom with sprawling green plants, but remembering the various watering schedules amid my busy schedule means more plants die on my …

Apps

The first 5 things to get for your home after you buy an Amazon Echo

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>For many people, …

Smart Homes

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

Nutrition

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Gardening

These Home Remedies Will Fix What's Ailing You ... Our Readers Say So

We asked: Which trusted home remedies do you reach for when you have a stuffy nose or a headache? You answered — and with some pretty interesting …

Alternative Medicine

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Drawing

Six of the best rice bowl recipes

From donburi to poké, all these dishes sit on a fluffy bed of Japanese rice that absorbs the flavours of the topping<p>For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a …

Soysauce

Healing Herbs And Spices To Grow In Your Garden

One of the best ways to stay fit and healthy is a proper diet, and that should include herbs and spices. Why? Herbs and spices have been used for …

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ