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Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of …

Nauru says refugee claims fabricated and being used to suit 'political agendas'

The government of Nauru has said most incidents detailed in the Nauru files were “fabricated” and has accused Australian media and politicians of using refugees as political pawns.<p>The Nauruan government delivered its first official statement on the files, having declined repeated requests for …

The best CrossFit workouts for beginners

Why CrossFit? For one thing, it’s incredibly effective, as proven by the tens of thousands of ripped dudes around the world hoisting barbells in …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Do These 3 Things

Raising smart kids is difficult in and of itself, but what about raising successful ones? How exactly do you do that?<p>Raising smart kids is difficult in and of itself, but what about raising successful ones? How exactly do you do that? Read on to find out what science says parents of successful …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

Google Flights

World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

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Mindfulness in the Treatment of Self-Destructive Behavior

If you struggle with self-destructive or dysregulated behavior, you have probably tried to stop engaging in this behavior many times.<p>However, despite …

Myanmar's wineries are a hidden gem high up in the mountains

After decades of sanctions, Myanmar recently reopened to tourism in 2011. That gives international travelers countless activities to discover in the …

Wine

Hillary's $350 billion plan to kill college debt

'No family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university.'<p>Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.<p>The …

The Fascinating Power of Meditation: Mind Over Chatter

Life can often seem out of control—but you don’t have to be. Meditate a few days a week and, chances are, you’ll get a better grip on potential frustrations and anxieties. The best part: You can find your way to inner peace and serenity just about anywhere and anytime.<p>As it’s often been said, no …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

The Crock Pot makes eating healthy as easy as (low-fat) pie.<p>You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey …

Slow Cookers

The Right Shampoo & Conditioner For You

Stocking your shower with the wrong products can cause a bad hair day before you even dry off. Check our chart to find what suits you.<p>Stocking your shower with the wrong products can cause a bad hair day before you even dry off. Check our chart to find what suits you.<p>Courtesy

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

Skift Forum Video: Museum Hack Founder on Putting Passion Into Travel Startups

Nick Gray, Founder of Museum Hack, spoke earlier this month at the <b>Skift Global Forum</b> about passion-based entrepreneurship in the travel industry, and …

How To Find Solitude In An Era Of Constant Connection

Have we lost the ability to sit quietly, alone with our thoughts? Here’s why we need to get that quietness back.<p>Anyone born before 1985 is lucky. They have experienced life before and after the Internet. They remember what happened when their ride didn’t show up, and when they had to kill three …

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Using Lots Of Media Devices At Once Might Make Your Brain Shrink

After looking at the brain scans of people who do things like tweet, read email, text, and watch TV all at once, neuroscientists Kep Lee Loh and …

Lessons from a TV Detox: Stop Watching and Start Doing

<b>“Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.” ~Benjamin Disraeli</b><p>Back when I was a ballroom dance instructor, I …

The Perfect Pouf!

If you’re a Japanese food aficionado, you might’ve guessed that the Onigiri armchair pouf was inspired by the world’s most adorable rice balls by the …

A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans

by Chérmelle Edwards<p>Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee shop, Industry Beans. The siblings (having already …

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth of rich infographics produced today is nothing …

G.I. Joe Toy Figurines Amusingly Captured in Yoga Poses

When you see a G.I. Joe toy figure, would you expect that he'd be in the middle of a yoga pose? Probably not. But now, with creator Dan Abramson's <i>Yoga Joes</i>, the small green men are completing moves like the downward-facing dog, child's pose, and even the crow. They look similar to the plastic …

IBM and Airlight Energy Are Developing Affordable Solar Power Technology

IBM Research has teamed up with Airlight Energy, a Swiss-based supplier of solar power technology to bring you affordable Solar Technology by 2017. …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

3 Chic New Ways to Take Your Manicure

The pros behind the new NYC nail studio, Paintbox, give a step by step how to recreate the top looks for tips of the season, straight from their new look book.<p>The pros behind the new NYC nail studio, Paintbox, give a step by step how to recreate the top looks for tips of the season, straight from …

This App Will Change The Way You Buy Makeup

Photo: Courtesy of Plum Perfect.<p>We're the first to admit the fact that shopping for makeup ain't easy. Since your tone dictates what colors look best …

What are summer's hottest books? Authors share their picks

No need to scour the bookshelves for your next summer read: Kate White and Brad Thor, both <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors with books due out this summer, shared their must-have list of warm-weather books with TODAY. Thor's pulse-pounding "Act of War" is set to be published July 8, while White's …

15 best new paperback beach reads

Whatever your definition of "beach book" -- romance, mystery, gripping true-life-tale -- you'll find a shore thing here.<p>See more of the best paperback beach reads from Real Simple<p><i>What's your favorite beach read? Share you thoughts in the comments, on Twitter @CNNLiving</i> <i>or on CNN Living's Facebook</i> …

29 Frozen Drinks To Put On Your Summer Bucket List

And it's already July — better get MOVING.

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Lost in translation: our top 20 picks

Lonely Planet's Lost in Translation photo contest, where travellers submitted pictures of funny and confusing translations, closed recently. And let me tell you, selecting the winner has been a difficult process - mostly because it's really hard to make any progress in the midst of fits of laughter …