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U.S. Travel Industry Worries As International Visits Decline

Data suggest that the U.S. share of global travel has been declining since 2015. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to David DuBois, part of the recently launched Visit U.S. Coalition.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>More people around the world are traveling for vacation and for business, but …

11 Games to Play on New Year's Day

New Year's Day is good for a few things: recovering from staying up too late the night before, eating your hoppin' john and greens, and hanging …

New Year's Day

Coffee Shop Entrepreneur Shows Customers Yemen Is About More Than War

The 35-year-old owner of a new Yemeni coffee shop in Dearborn, Mich., never imagined he would enter the coffee business. Ibrahim Alhasbani was born in Yemen and grew up on a coffee farm outside the country's capital city of Sana.<p>"I had enough coffee in my life," Alhasbani says. "But when I moved to …

10 books to read before they become movies in 2018

If one of your New Year’s goals is to read more, then you have some quality pages to turn this year.<p>From childhood classics to action-packed adventures, 2018 has some exciting book-to-film adaptations, featuring stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Hemsworth. Kick off …

Books

World's longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Because walking across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge just isn't scary enough, China is finding new ways to bring the fear.<p>The country's latest -- billed as the world's longest -- opened at the end of 2017 in Hebei Province's Hongyagu Scenic Area.<p>And just in case the 488 meter span …

Grand Canyon

Every US National Park Is Free for One Day in January

Fees at national parks across the United States may be going up in May, but that doesn't mean you won't have opportunities to enjoy America's best …

Tell Us Your Best Tokyo Tips

We’re sixteen weeks into Hack Your City, so maybe it’s time to talk about the largest metropolitan area in the world. Tokyo, which houses and employs …

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Disney World has always had global appeal, the much-loved cartoon characters brought to oversized life are popular with children and adults alike. …

Disney World

Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Can a fish be depressed? This question has been floating around my head ever since I spent a night in a hotel across from an excruciatingly sad-looking Siamese fighting fish. His name was Bruce Lee, according to a sign beneath his little bowl.<p>There we were trying to enjoy a complimentary bloody …

The abandoned island you can visit just one day a year

Abandoned in the 19th Century after a plague epidemic, the isle of Eynhallow remains a time capsule in Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands.<p>At 19:30, the ferry left Tingwall Jetty with little indication it was sailing to a place where time stopped long ago. Ahead, on the cusp of the horizon, a …

Scotland

Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century.<p>The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of experts from the …

Scientists Think They’ve Discovered The Issue That Causes Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia

Scientists believe they have found the driving issue behind childhood-onset schizophrenia. The brain’s glial cells ensure communication between …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

'Made in Germany' faces new test as antitrust claims are leveled at automakers

Germany's biggest industry is again facing tough questions about how it does business.<p>Still dealing with the "dieselgate" scandal sparked by Volkswagen's admission in 2015 that it rigged engines to appear cleaner than they were, the country's top car manufacturers now stand accused of operating a …

Diesel Emissions

Myths About The Sun That Turned Out To Be Wrong

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jack Fraser.</i><p>Well, a lot of people used to think (and many laypeople still do) that the sun is a …

See the Crescent Moon and Venus Shine Together Before Dawn Monday

Should your local weather forecast suggest that Monday morning (May 22) will be fair and clear, it will be well worth setting your alarm clock to …

Astronomy

The Stress of Constantly Checking Your Phone

Between texts, emails, an increasing array of social media options and other apps, most of us have smartphones now, and most of us are more tied to …

Why You Always Wake Up at the Same Time

Have you ever wondered why you seem to wake up at nearly the same time every night or in the morning? Whether it is at 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., or …

Sleep

12 of the best plants for children's bedrooms

Gerbera jamesonii<p>Nick Pope<p><b>Common name:</b> Barberton daisy<p><b>Light:</b> Good light<p><b>Care:</b> Keep moist while in bloom; can dry out slightly afterwards<p><b>Tips:</b> Remove …

AirAsia to launch China joint venture

<b>Budget airline AirAsia has signed a joint venture agreement to set up a new low-cost carrier in China.</b><p>It wants to tap in to demand in the country, which is set to overtake the US to become the world's biggest aviation market within the next decade.<p>Based in the central eastern city of Zhengzhou, the …

Aviation

Nintendo is making a Legend of Zelda smartphone game: WSJ

Nintendo is developing a <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game for smartphones, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The game is likely to be released following the upcoming mobile version of <i>Animal Crossing</i>, which is expected to arrive sometime this year. Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said last month …

Electronics ban at foreign airports could expand

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The ban on electronic devices on board some direct flights to the United States could expand to include more airports and devices, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.<p>The existing ban -- which governs certain devices from 10 specific African and Middle Eastern …

Insane Photos Show a Cougar and Deer Frozen Mid-Chase After Falling in Frozen Lake

Photos: Mesa Lakes Lodge<p><b>Spring has sprung, and with it, winter’s take is revealed.</b> This week, Colorado’s Mesa Lakes Lodge posted these incredible …

Domino's delivery robots are invading Europe

Domino's has unleashed another set of pizza delivery drones, this time in Germany and the Netherlands. Last year, it worked with Flirtey to drop pizza to customers in New Zealand using unmanned aerial vehicles. For this pilot program, however, it chose to use autonomous rovers developed by Starship …

Only 0.5 mm determines whether Samsung’s new phone flies with you or in the luggage hold

Samsung unveiled a slew of new devices at an event in New York today (March 29), including its newest oversized flagship phone, the Galaxy S8+. It has a massive 6.2-inch HD display, a brand-new built-in virtual assistant called Bixby, and a sharp 12-megapixel camera.<p>But can it fly?<p>The US and UK …

Headphones

Would you spend a night in a hotel room ‘pod’ floating in the ocean?

For your next hotel stay, how do you fancy the idea of sleeping in a pod that floats, unattached, in the sea? A pod with a glass roof so you can …

'Toshiba Has Become a Laughingstock': Angry Shareholders Vent at CEO After Westinghouse Bankruptcy

Toshiba (tosbf) shareholders agreed to split off its prized NAND flash memory unit on Thursday, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 …

LGBT Discrimination Is Costing Indonesia $12 Billion a Year, Study Says

Discrimination against LGBT individuals in Indonesia could be costing the country’s economy up to $12 billion a year, according to a new …

The Trump slump? Tourists say they're scared to visit the United States

During spring break, Canadian families used to pile the kids into a tour bus and head to New York to see the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center and other attractions. It was the start of the busy season for Comfort Tour, a Toronto-based firm that usually brought between 200 and 300 tourists to …

Immigration

How the Victorian Obsession for Order Created the Humble Sugar Cube

What happens when mad science meets good housekeeping? The apotheosis of 1800s food ingenuity<p>In 1840, sweetening your tea was a complicated affair. …