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4 Hair Lessons We Learned From Classic Literature

Your English teacher likely skimmed right over these important beauty morals.<p><b>1) The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope</b><p>In this mock epic poem about the vanities of 18th century high-society, a belle named Belinda primps and preens for a party after waking from a dream in which her guardian sylph, …

How To Get Money Back For Delayed Flights In Europe

If you've ever had your travel plans disrupted by a flight delayed by three hours or more, you know just how much of a headache it causes. It's possible for a passenger in this situation to seek compensation for such a delay, but airlines have historically argued with passengers about whether the …

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

What’s on Your Home Screen: Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io. “What’s On Your Home Screen” is presented by Fueled, a New York and London-based mobile app development company that produces award-winning apps for big brands like Barneys to hot startups like QuizUp.</i><p>Just four years after launching, Warby Parker – …

Former Aide Says Putin Has No Strategic Plans

At times during the past year Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared to make somewhat sudden changes in policy as he has confronted the West …

Amazon ‘undeterred’ by Fire Phone failure

Amazon’s head of devices for Europe has likened the poor selling Fire Phone to the original Kindle e-reader, which received poor reviews and sales on its release, stating that the company is “undeterred”.<p>The Fire Phone was launched in June in the US with new 3D features powered by face-tracking …

Finding Courage Far From Home

One day it dawned on me: I could go anywhere. I didn't have anyone to tell me "no" except myself. That realization sparked the enormous boost of self-confidence I had needed to kick fear in the teeth and finally travel abroad. My adventurous spirit was alive and well. I no longer had to wait for …

The Most Memorable Ads of the 2014 Campaign

Political advertising is a mainstay of American politics. And no political season is complete without instances of the outrageous, offensive, poignant, and funny images that flash across the television screen trying to elect politicians.<p>This year is no exception. While hundreds of thousands of …

Smart light bulb fools burglars by pretending you're at home

There's no shortage of smart light bulbs that will save energy or set a special mood, but they don't usually do much for when you're <i>away</i> from home. What if you want to trick thieves into thinking you're still around? BeON Home might have tackled that problem with its new Burglar Deterrent. The …

Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3

Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>We tend to talk about wearables with a sense of …

In Thailand: Tourism & the Elephant

Tourists come to Thailand for many reasons: genuine Thai cuisine, which uses authentic ingredients that never make it to U.S. shores; the friendly people (they don't call it the Land of Smiles for nothing); great shopping (custom made suits and dresses in silk and other precious fabrics, made the …

New superstars, villains and other takeaways from midterm election

Democrats entered Tuesday anxious, yet hopeful, that the party would avoid major losses in the midterm election.<p>What little optimism Democrats harbored early in the day had dissipated well before the clock struck midnight. Predictions of a long night, a Senate hanging in the balance waiting for the …

Here Are Some Things That Soon-To-Be Iowa Senator Joni Ernst Actually Said

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Iowa elected Republican Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, making her the state's first woman senator.<p>Ernst, a state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, catapulted to stardom during the GOP primary with ads featuring her castrating hogs and …

Thai authorities threaten sky lantern fans with death penalty

Thai festivalgoers could face the death penalty if they release sky lanterns too close to airports, the ruling junta has warned.<p>The crackdown on the annual Loy Krathong event is intended to protect aircraft from wayward lanterns, potentially incurring injury, flight delays and financial loss, local …

An American in Cuba: First Impressions

One of Havana's many abuelitas. All photos by Berit Baugher.<p><i>Team Fathom went to Cuba to have a look around. Here are first impressions from their first trip to the Caribbean island trapped in time.</i><p>CUBA – Like many Americans, we have always been curious about the forbidden neighbor to the south. …

4 Reasons to Visit Idaho Now

Potatoes and skiing summarize the majority of America's perception of Idaho's attributes. Although frequently confused with residents of pancake-flat Iowa, located two doors down in the Midwest, Idahoans take no offense to the error--they actually prefer the anonymity, as it keeps the population …

Peak Water: United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

The most important trend in the use of water is the slowly unfolding story of peak water in the United States and elsewhere. Data on US water use are compiled every five years by the US Geological Survey, covering every state and every sector of the economy. The latest data -- for 2010 -- have just …

Jawbone's new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

The Republicans Won -- But Have Travelers Lost?

Have the bad guys won? It sure looks that way.<p>The Republicans took over control of the US Senate in yesterday's midterm elections. Now I'm not saying Republicans are the bad guys, but observers believe their victory practically guarantees the passage of a controversial airline industry bill that …