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Southwest's Apology to Passengers on Flight 1380 Is Brilliant, and It's Not Just the Cash. Here's Why

Yes, they offered $5,000 cash. They also offered something else.<p>For the passengers who survived the emergency landing on Southwest Flight 1380 this week, on which Jennifer Riordan died, the flight must have been a horrifying experience.<p>The pilot and copilot have had been hailed as heroes, and …

Flying

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

<b>Allison Mack, a US actress known for the TV show Smallville, has appeared in court on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.</b><p>Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called self-help group, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico in March.<p>Ms Mack is accused of helping him …

Crime

Mom driving van full of kids arrested at border with 231 pounds of drugs

A mother shuttling five of her children across the border in a minivan was arrested Monday after authorities uncovered 231 pounds of drugs hidden …

San Diego

Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100

Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states.<p>The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide that patients with severe, …

Environmental Health

The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn

<b>• IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated.</b><p><b>• But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative.</b><p><b>• That's according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the</b> …

Employment

Monet for nothing? The misguided controversy about gallery ticket prices

The exhibition Monet & Architecture has opened at London’s National Gallery to critical acclaim. But it has also caused controversy – over the price …

Museums

Oops! A visitor accidentally smashes a Jeff Koons' artwork in Amsterdam

On the final day of American artist, Jeff Koons‘ one-work exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church in Amsterdam, disaster struck when a visitor touched the cobalt blue glass ball attached to a painting and it shattered in pieces. ‘Gazing Ball’ was attached to a copy of an altarpiece by …

Art

The best part of Mark Zuckerberg appearing in front of Congress was the memes

Thankfully, there were memes.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had his big day on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, testifying in front of the Senate judiciary and …

Social Media

Men Think They Can't Get a Date Because of Feminism

If you're a guy who feels the #MeToo movement is preventing you from flirting, it's possible you were never actually flirting in the first place.<p>“I can’t date because of feminism” seems to be trending on Google, so let me be the first to say: Yes, okay, sure.<p>You can't get a date because of feminism …

Feminism

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg. Who Have You Texted Today?

Dick Durbin asks a pointed question and we learn how much the Facebook founder cares about his own privacy.<p>In a long day of fairly predictable testimony, one exchange about privacy took a personal turn.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's more than five hours of testimony before Congress was mostly staid, polite, and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing

<i>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss data privacy and Russian disinformation on his social network. Below is the transcript of the hearing.</i><p><i>[Follow Wednesday's updates here.]</i><p>SEN. CHARLES E. GRASSLEY (R-IOWA): The …

Privacy

What Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Tell Congress

Facebook is one of the least transparent social media companies when it comes to personal data and privacy issues.<p>In Tuesday’s Senate hearing, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declared, “You should have complete control over your data,” vowing, “if we’re not communicating this clearly, that’s a big …

Privacy

If You Can’t Do These 11 Things In Front Of Your Partner, Then They’re Probably Not Your Soulmate

When it comes to being in a healthy, long-term relationship, you'll likely know you're with your soulmate if you can do and say certain things in …

Safe-Space

Bibles pulled from online stores as China increases control of religion

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion.<p>China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been …

China

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

Emily Blunt reveals how she met John Krasinski and it's really sweet

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have been happily married since 2010 and have two children together, but just how exactly did their romance begin?<p>While promoting their first film together, <i>A Quiet Place</i> (which Krasinski also wrote and directed) Blunt revealed to Seth Meyershow she and her husband …

Emily Blunt

Using these words can give away your social status, according to an anthropologist — and you’ll never hear a royal say them

Language is a minefield, and everyday habits can be an instant giveaway, revealing the speaker's social class. That's according to Kate Fox, a social anthropologist who picked out terms that a true upper-class Brit or royal would never use.<p>Her 2004 book, "Watching The English: The Hidden Rules of …

Linguistics

Tracing the History of the "Asian Woman Fetish"

<i>Illustrations by Juliana Wang</i><p>“I can’t compete with an Asian chick,” says the comedian Amy Schumer. When a busty, blue-eyed blond—a type that launched …

Feminism

A 32 year old woman gave up shopping for a year — and managed to save more than $13,000

Four years ago, Cait Flanders was shocked to learn that her sister was saving 20% of her income as a full-time college student. Flanders, however, was lucky if she was putting away 5% of her salary each month.<p>"All of a sudden the wheels started turning," she told INSIDER. "I'm like, why have I been …

Minimalism

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Moving in With a Partner

T<p><b>he first time I went apartment hunting with a partner, I was sick with indecision. I’d been excited by the prospect when we first discussed it, so</b> …

Happy 20th birthday, Cowboy Bebop: how does the iconic anime hold up?

It may be hard to believe, but it really has been twenty years since <i>Cowboy Bebop</i> premiered. Shinichirō Watanabe's ground-breaking anime series wasn't …

Anime

5 Cowboy Bebop technologies that look like they're coming true

<i>Cowboy Bebop</i> has become legendary for its bluesy soundtrack, unforgettable characters, and soul-shattering ending, but a lot of people forget it's a …

Cowboy Bebop

Dermatologists Have Spoken—These Are the Best Eye Creams for Fine Lines

Being self-professed skincare junkies, we're always interested in what dermatologists have to say—whether it's about the budget-friendly drugstore …

Skin Care

This Is the Most Common Reason People Have Sex

And it doesn't change as we age.<p>What motivates you to have sex? If you ask around, you’ll undoubtedly find a large number of answers to this question.<p>Consider this: A decade ago, sex researchers Cindy Meston and David Buss asked hundreds of college students to think about all of the potential …

Gender

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.<p>During the 20-minute interview with officers early Tuesday, she did not …

San Francisco

Jeff Koons’s Giant Play-Doh Sculpture Could Fetch $20 Million at Christie’s This Spring

Auctions<p>The sculpture took around two decades to produce.<p>,<p>When the Whitney Museum of American Art staged its blockbuster retrospective of Jeff Koons …

Fine Art

Tesla car that crashed and killed driver was running on Autopilot, firm says

Company says driver took no action despite system’s warnings Uber settles with family of woman killed by self-driving car<p>Tesla has said a car that crashed in California last week, killing its driver, was operating on Autopilot.<p>The 23 March crash on highway 101 in Mountain View is the latest …

Tesla

How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breasts on the Stovetop

Comforting, affordable, and incredibly versatile, chicken breast is the quintessential dinnertime staple. Cooking a crispy, pan-seared chicken breast …

Cooking

This tiny wearable knows what you’ve been eating, drinking, and smoking

A recent breakthrough in miniaturized sensor technology could end up taking a bite out of personal privacy. Researchers developed a wearable small enough to stick on a human tooth virtually unnoticed. And it’s capable of wirelessly transmitting data on any chemicals it comes in contact with.<p>The …

Wearable Tech