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Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Day's Graduation Speech

'It's Always Sunny' actor gives hilarious, heartfelt address<p>“You will get to receive wisdom, life lessons, knowledge… from a man who has made a …

It's Not Your Grandma's Miami

I pity those who still imagine that Miami is full of <i>Golden Girls</i> characters and neon signs.<p>This contemporary and vibrant city stays in motion, from the potent coffees of Little Havana to world-class pop art in Wynwood to daring interior design at nearly every turn. You won't find Don Johnson or …

Turbulence in the Air: What Does it Mean for You?

Does an airplane going "bump" in the air make you grip your armrest in terror? Every seen coffee flying in the air when a plane drops in altitude?<p>Even worse, evidence suggests that air turbulence may get worse in coming years.<p>Last year, researchers from the University of East Anglia published a …

How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest

By Ken Jennings, CNTraveler.com<p>The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world's continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn't mean the globe was fully mapped, not by …

Disney Park Revenues Jump on Higher Visitation, Spending

Visitor growth and higher guest spend led to a 8-percent revenue increase at Walt Disney parks and resorts in the second quarter of 2014. Segment …

Poachers take chunks from California redwoods, put majestic trees at risk

Tree poaching conjures up the lawless Amazon jungle, but America's magnificent redwood forests now face a piecemeal but steady assault by poachers too, California officials say.<p>Thieves are cutting massive chunks from the base of the champion trees, which are the tallest on Earth and are up to 2,000 …

Air France Enters the First-Class Suite Aviation Arms Race

As part of the ongoing new design frenzy in aviation, reaching unprecedented levels of activity and new reveals, with airlines doing their best to …

Wellness in Wine Country

The biggest trend in wine country these days isn't the latest technology advances in winemaking or the up and coming varietals you've never heard of like Ribolla Gialla and Fruliano. In a word it's wellness. When it comes to balancing mind, body and spirit, look to Napa Valley wineries, vineyards, …

Park in Progress: Patagonia

<i>By Dana De Greff</i><p>Two weeks after my arrival in <b>Patagonia</b>, I found myself in the middle of a ranch with a freshly slaughtered lamb at my feet. It seemed stranger than fiction—a city girl from Miami suddenly transformed into a modern-day Calamity Jane.<p>That may be a little dramatic, but Patagonia is a …

This Summer, Explore the Oldest Tiki Bars in America

As summer approaches, people's thoughts turn naturally towards a well-deserved vacation. And after such a rough winter, many will flock to various tropical locations around the world to enjoy some sunshine, fruity cocktails and warm ocean currents.<p>For those that can't get away, an alternative is to …

World Cup 2014: Kaka and Robinho omitted from Brazil squad

<b>AC Milan duo Kaka and Robinho were among the big names to miss out on Brazil's World Cup squad on Wednesday.</b><p>Luiz Felipe Scolari's 23-man selection was also without Ronaldinho and PSG midfielder Lucas Moura, who cost a reported £32m last year.<p>Midfielder Kaka, 32, had been hopeful of playing in his …

Soccer

Pakistan arrests FBI agent with bullets at Karachi airport

<b>An agent with the US FBI has been arrested under anti-terrorism laws in Pakistan for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight.</b><p>The US citizen was detained at Karachi airport after security staff found 15 bullets for a 9mm handgun in his luggage ahead of a flight to Islamabad.<p>A spokeswoman …

U.S. Dept. of State

Real Madrid 'most valuable' football club says Forbes

<b>Real Madrid has been named the most valuable football club in the world with a worth of $3.4bn (£2bn), according to Forbes.</b><p>The Spanish team, owned by its fans, grew 4% in value this year, says the magazine.<p>Manchester United is the third-most valuable, although it took an 11% tumble to $2.8bn.<p>It is …

Soccer

Banksy says Bristol boys' club can keep Mobile Lovers

The artist Banksy has said that his disputed Mobile Lovers piece should be kept by a Bristol youth club.<p>The piece, showing a couple embracing while checking their mobile phones, was taken from a council-owned wall by the club's leader, Dennis Stinchcombe, shortly after it appeared.<p>It was later …

Banksy

Dani Alves: Villarreal fined £9,850 for banana throw racism

<b>Villarreal have been fined €12,000 (£9,850) by the Spanish Football Federation after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves.</b><p>The Brazilian, 30, picked up the banana and took a bite as he prepared to take a corner in the La Liga match between the sides last month.<p>"We have accepted the …

Soccer

Pakistan 'blasphemy lawyer' shot dead in Multan office

<b>Gunmen in the Pakistani city of Multan have shot dead a lawyer defending a university lecturer accused of blasphemy, police and officials say.</b><p>Police said that Rashid Rehman was sitting in his office when he was shot. Two of his assistants were injured.<p>Allegations of blasphemy against Islam are …

Extremism

CO2 'significantly reduces' nutrients in major food crops

<b>Rising levels of CO2 around the world will significantly impact the nutrient content of crops according to a new study.</b><p>Experiments show levels of zinc, iron and protein are likely to be reduced by up to 10% in wheat and rice by 2050.<p>The scientists say this could have health implications for …

Nutrition

The Californian ski resort praying for snow

<b>It takes just over an hour to drive from the heart of Hollywood to Mount Waterman, the nearest ski resort to Los Angeles.</b><p>You travel up a windy mountain road, and into an alpine world where mobile phones don't work, and there are no hotels, no shops, no petrol stations.<p>And no snow. Well, not enough …

Skiing

Hong Kong tycoons go on trial in corruption case

<b>Two billionaire property developers have gone on trial in Hong Kong in the city's biggest ever corruption case.</b><p>Thomas and Raymond Kwok are accused of giving bribes in exchange for information on land sales between 2005 and 2007.<p>Also on trial are former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui and …

Hong Kong

PSG's dramatic rise to European giants

<b>Paris Saint-Germain's success in winning the French football league for the second year in a row represents a dramatic transformation over the last three years in the club's fortunes.</b><p>This season they have also won the French League Cup and, as in 2013, once again reached the quarter-finals of the …

Soccer

Lords: Fracking should be 'urgent priority' for UK

<b>Regulated fracking should be an "urgent national priority", an influential group of Lords has said.</b><p>Shale gas can bring "substantial benefits" to "the economy, to national energy security and to the environment", the Lords committee said.<p>Green campaigners have said that the Lords "cherry-picked" …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Flying 3D printer' could play key role in emergencies

<b>Engineers from Imperial College London have built autonomous "flying 3D printer" drones, which could protect people from nuclear waste.</b><p>The drones can "print" a sticky foam on dangerous objects before attaching themselves and lifting the hazard away.<p>The engineers hope that the drones will one day be …

3D Printing

Natural History Museum receives £5m donation

<b>The Natural History Museum's Central Hall is to be renamed following a £5m donation from philanthropists Sir Michael and Lady Hintze.</b><p>The London-based couple's gift is the biggest single donation the museum has received in its 133-year history.<p>To mark it, the museum's cathedral-like hall, home to a …

Museums

Paralysed person 'to walk' at World Cup

<b>On 12 June, the Arena Corinthians stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will play host to not one, but two historic events.</b><p>The first is the opening of the biggest international contest in football, the World Cup.<p>The other is the debut of cutting edge technology that scientists hope could one day transform …

Demonstration

AirAsia India gets approval to fly

<b>AirAsia India, a budget airline set up by one of Asia's biggest low-cost carriers AirAsia and India's Tata Group, has won approval for operations.</b><p>It will be the first airline with foreign investment to operate in India.<p>India opened up its aviation market to foreign investment in 2012 in an attempt …

Aviation

European elections: Seeking passion in disenchanted Italy

<b>Of eight people I asked at random in Milan, none was planning to vote: an unemployed man, an underpaid shop worker, a factory worker, two artists, two university students and an electrical engineer.</b><p>So deep goes the disenchantment that even the "protest vote" personified by former comedian Beppe …

Italy

Movie on a Mission: Fed Up

As if being a teen isn’t crazy enough, consider the extra stress of being a teen who’s obese. Stephanie Soechtig, producer and director of the …

Female filmmakers still locked out of big Hollywood productions, study finds

Women filled 26% of key behind-the-scenes roles in feature-length films, and directed 23% of all films considered for the study<p>Women are a significant force in independently-made films but they remain largely locked out of big Hollywood productions, according to a new study.<p>Women filled 26% of key …

7 Artichoke Recipes

Artichokes are shy little things. When at last they come into season, they emerge with utmost caution, still cloaked in spiny leaves. Press them, and they’ll squeak in protest. Handle them too quickly, and they’ll cut your fingertips. But if you are tender and patient, if you coax them gently from …

Artichokes