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5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Photographing the things homeless people in California own

<b>Huang Qingjun</b> <b>spent</b> <b>nearly a decade travelling to remote parts of China</b> <b>photographing families outside their homes with all their household possessions.</b> <b>Now he has done the same for homeless people in California.</b><p>"In 2010, the first time I stepped on American soil, I saw lots of homeless people on the …

The 'magical' camp for children whose parents have cancer

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Abigail "Abi" Yates was 10 and her father was battling a rare blood disease, her parents told her they were sending her to a special summer camp.<p>She cried.<p>"I did not want to go. I didn't know anybody. I was like, 'Why do I have to do this?' " Abi said. "And, at the time, I didn't …

Indiana University

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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21 New Words Which Will Speak to Your Soul

A cat fancier; a lover of cats.<p><b>Abditory</b> (n.)<p>A place for hiding or preserving articles of value.<p>Perfect conduct or performance of something (as an …

Perms Are Back! But They Look Nothing Like They Used To...

Julianne Hough's 'do proves you won't wind up with poodle hair.<p>Julianne Hough recently got a perm—and it looks nothing like the look the ladies rocked in the '80s. “Today, I woke up like this…bye bye straight hair, hello sexy beach waves!” exclaimed the excited star on Instagram. It actually makes …

Hair

Curious Questions You Might Not Realize Sound Rude (And How to Rephrase Them)

You're naturally curious about a friend's home, or their relationship, or their partner's line of work, but your sincere questions could be coming …

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How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Jordanian movie <i>Theeb</i> has been nominated for a best foreign language film Oscar. It's a beautiful, sweeping story set in 1916 in an area of western Saudi Arabia then known as the Hejaz. The film's director, Naji Abu Nowar, says <i>Theeb</i> covers a pivotal moment in the region's history.<p>"The First …

Silk Road

How Do Pharmaceutical Companies Establish Drug Prices?

Drug companies are under increasing pressure to keep prices under control. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle blasted two companies that have instituted huge price increases. NPR explores how drug companies establish prices for a drug.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY …

7 Money Resolutions To Make In 2016

It’s almost January 1. No matter what your financial goals, now is the time to tackle them. You’re starting fresh (tax-wise, anyway), you’re probably a little cash-shocked from the holidays, and you’re in a goal-setting frame of mind. Need more incentive? According to a 2015 Fidelity survey, 29 …

Top 10 Student Loan Refinancing Questions of 2015

Student loan refinancing is a relatively new business. Many borrowers have questions about what student loan refinancing is and how it can help them save money. At CommonBond, my employer, here are the 10 most frequent questions borrowers asked the company this year:<p><b>What is refinancing and what</b> …

How people a century ago imagined we’d dress today

As the end of the year approaches, experts and pundits start rolling out their predictions for next year, and the year to come. But seeing into the future is a bit more challenging than these predictions make it seem — as the fascinating images below demonstrate.<p>These fantastic visions of what …

An Actually Useful Guide to San Diego, California

Heading to San Diego? Let Jocylynn Breeland be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on</i> …

Texas

Clouds Underwater

The cover of Joanna Newsom’s latest album, “Divers,” shows a hazy landscape that evokes, simultaneously, the bottom of the sea and the peak of a mountain. Craggy plants, with flowers in reds and whites, give way to dense clouds and a blue sky shining through. Like Newsom’s music, the image is …

Films And TV Shows You Should Watch Before They Leave Netflix In November

Luckily, there’s only a handful of precious films vacating Netflix‘ streaming service this November. Batman’s nipples, also known as <i>Batman & Robin</i>, is taking off into Gotham’s night sky, and for those who love the <i>Saw</i> series, there’s bad news: The first five films are being amputated this month. …

TV

We Tested 5 of the Most Popular "Magical" Recipes on the Internet

<i>So you don't have to.</i><p>Recipes make lofty claims. Too many call themselves the best, while some take it a step further ("the world's best") and some are a bit more humble ("very good").<p>But perhaps the grandest, most far-fetched claims of all are those of "magical" two- or three-ingredient recipes …

How to Order Oysters at Restaurants (and Actually Know What You're Doing)

Eating great oysters is easy; figuring out how to order them from a menu with dozens of different kinds of oysters is really intimidating. These simple tips will get you ordering like an expert.<p>Nobody needs an excuse to order a dozen oysters. But that moment when you get the menu at an oyster bar …

Shannon Switzer’s San Diego

As you know, Shannon Switzer, otherwise known as the Curious Traveler, just returned from an epic road trip around the American West. Though she’s happy to be back in her hometown of San Diego, she aims to keep her curiosity goggles on now that she’s back in familiar territory. Now, without further …

10 Foods You Need to Refrigerate

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Food

Art Basil

Put away the parsley. Set aside that oregano. We're in peak basil season.<p>Whether you're growing it in your backyard or picking up a few bunches at …

The Only Bloody Mary Recipe You'll Ever Need

The bloody mary is the classic brunch drink, and it's just as easy to make it at home as it is to order a $15 version at your favorite weekend morning restaurant. Sound too good to be true? Check out this video and follow the recipe below.<p>How To Make a Bloody Mary<i>One serving.</i><i>What You'll Need:</i><br>2 oz. …

Cocktails

8 Things Super-Achievers Do Routinely To Be Insanely Productive

The super-achievers amaze the normal people in every way possible. They have the same 24 hours per day that an average Joe has, but they manage to …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Guest Writer<p>Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can …

The Brain

The complete guide to getting Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

If you’ve been thinking about applying for any of the US government’s expedited screening programs for frequent fliers—Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and the like—don’t put it off any longer. The process is easier than you might imagine, and the benefits are as good as people say. We’ll take you …

Flying

Health benefits of pet ownership

I recently came across a card with a Golden Retriever looking into the horizon that read: “I don’t judge others. I don’t hate. I don’t discriminate. …

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …