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Don't Sit in This Area of an Airplane, Says a Flight Attendant

Though the end result is almost always worth it, the process of traveling isn't exactly a walk in the park. Hours of inactivity coupled with cabin …

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"Getting its history wrong," the French philosopher Ernest Renan is supposed to have written, "is part of being a nation". In fact Renan was trying to make a subtler point. Yet this mangled version of his words seem to have been taken to heart by Brexit campaigners.<p>The Conservative MEP Daniel …

In Petra, 'massive' monument found in Jordan's desert | CNN Travel

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Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

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Deadpool Has Now Passed Guardians of The Galaxy At The Domestic Box Office

<i>Deadpool</i> has pushed past <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> at the domestic box office, making it the second-biggest opening installment of a solo superhero …

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7 Home Decor Trends That Will Be Huge This Spring

Give your home a spring refresh this season!<p>Think spring cleaning is just about vacuuming and dusting? Think again. Now's the time to clear out anything you're no longer in love with and give your decor a refresh. To help start that process, we've gathered the latest home trends for spring that are …

South Korea, Japan reach landmark deal on WWII sex slaves

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An apology from Japan's prime minister and a pledge of more than $8 million sealed a breakthrough deal Monday in a decades-long impasse with South Korea over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.<p>The accord, which aims to resolve the …

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A Spirit of Hope for Wildlife

Wildlife was given a fighting chance in 2015. Several important actions taken this past year will have a positive effect on wildlife for years to come.<p>Yes, wildlife across the globe faces threats from all angles, including climate change; over-hunting and over-fishing; illegal wildlife trade; and …

How a 23-year-old beat United Airlines

He was a whiz kid up against a $21 billion company.<p>Aktarer Zaman, now 23, didn't back down when United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz sued him a little over a year ago for opening a website called Skiplagged.com to help travelers find cheap plane tickets.<p>Zaman says his site is now flying high and he's …

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2015: The Year in Magazines

Our collection of 2015 in magazines isn’t just another year-end list; it’s a look at what the Flipboard community cares about (and flipped!) the most. This year, enthusiasts had fun with a slew of new TV shows, indulged in celebrity gossip, partied hard, and wondered at the beauty of photography. …

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A Polaroid camera transformed my relationship with my mother | Shazia Mirza

Mum had always nagged me about schoolwork and tests. But then she bought me an instant camera, and the whole picture changed<p>When I was eight, I knew everything. I mean I’d read all the Enid Blyton books, been on a school trip to Southport, and had a pen pal in France. I had seen it all. I also …

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Notable Lives Lost in 2015: Pictures

Rumored Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 to compete with Moto E and others

2016 is still a few days away, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from getting an early start. This fall, rumors and leaks began to emerge about follow-ups to its Galaxy A series which features an all-metal frame and body. As the Galaxy A3 2016, Galaxy A5 2016, and Galaxy A7 2016 have already been …

Pluto gets rainbow-hued in NASA's latest images

Pluto may have been imaged six ways from Sunday, but it's clear that the New Horizons probe still has a few surprises up its sleeve. NASA has posted both a photo and a video showing how the spacecraft can produce vibrant colors from the seemingly drab-looking dwarf planet. The key is New Horizons' …

2015 NFL playoff picture: Vikings clinch berth, Jets benefit from Steelers' stumble

With just one week left in the regular season, the playoff picture is as wide open as ever.<p>UPDATE: The Broncos clinched a spot with Monday's win over the Bengals. The most recent playoff picture can be found here.<p>When we last checked the NFL playoff standings, the Atlanta Falcons were still …

On the Red Couch with Hoda Kotb for NBC’s Season of Kindness

<i>Today Show host and author Hoda Kotb is an advocate for NBC’s “Season of Kindness” initiative that encourages and celebrates altruism and humanity in everyone from Taylor Swift to the 12-year-old boy who’s collecting hats for young cancer patients. In our conversation with Kotb, she shared the</i> …

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And Yet by Christopher Hitchens review – a last blast from the wayward noncomformist

His final collected essays show Christopher Hitchens in dazzling form, dampening festive spirits and eviscerating Hillary Clinton<p>I don’t know if Christopher Hitchens left written instruction, but the publication date of this sixth collection of his essays seems pointedly to have been designed to …

Somalia unrest: Deadly blast in Mogadishu

<b>At least six people have been killed in a bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.</b><p>Islamist militant group al-Shabab said it carried out the attack, targeting the vehicle of a prominent former government official, who was killed.<p>The number of attacks in Mogadishu has increased in recent …