Karen Tshitok

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Seven Baltimore Cops Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

Seven Baltimore police officers were indicted Wednesday for federal racketeering crimes ranging from filing false overtime claims while actually at a casino to robbing a driver during a traffic stop.<p>One of the cops is facing a separate charge for drug distribution.<p>Investigators said the crimes — …

Land, Natural Resources and Conflict: From Curse to Opportunity. An UN-EU Partnership in action

The challenges associated with preventing, managing and resolving natural resource-induced conflicts may well come to define global peace and …

Secretary-General Urges Recommitment to Safeguarding Natural Resources in Message

on International Day for Preventing Exploitation of Environment in Armed Conflict<p>Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the …

France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change

Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.<p>The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change.<p>But, the …

San Francisco

No Internet, TV, junk food or alcohol allowed at Aja, a new luxury retreat in Malibu

A sign at the entrance to Aja Malibu asks visitors to drop their cellphones in a basket. They are <i>verboten</i> during a stay at the new deluxe retreat, along with laptops and tablets. And don't even think about smuggling in those Doritos or the rest of that takeout macchiato.<p>"We're not going to deprive …

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

It's all about timing.<p>Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.<p>While …

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move.<p>But the …

The Brain

A designer of hip homes and eateries cooks up a surprise in his own waterfront kitchen

Patrick Sutton and his wife could walk to some of the city’s hippest eateries, but they prefer to dine in their own black marble island.<p>Patrick Sutton and his wife could walk to some of the city’s hippest eateries, but they prefer to dine in their own black marble island.<p>Open a cabinet to take out …

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

If you're looking to fly in style, it doesn't get much better than a first-class suite aboard the iconic Emirates airline.<p>Travel blogger Sam Huang …

Alcohol

These Incredible Hotel Bathrooms Will Leave You With Serious Wanderlust

If beautiful bathrooms are right up your street, you're about to be served a serious dose of wanderlust and envy.<p>There's nothing better than taking …

10 Fashion Trends That Need to Die in 2017

2016 was the year of the lace-up bodysuit. It's time to move on. Please!<p>Dear Fashion,<p>You're tired. It's time to retire some of your old ways and do what you are supposed to do best: move forward. Here are 10 trends you should seriously consider saying good-bye to in 2017.<p>1. Mom Jeans<p>It seems like …

Winning personality: The advantages of being an ambivert

It often feels like everyone must belong to one of two groups: extroverts or introverts. The extroverts are brash, outgoing and impulsive; while the introverts are introspective, quiet and reserved.<p>But some people don’t fit into just one of these categories. One night, happy hour seems like the …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

11 Amazing Travel Adventures To Have in 2016

Traveling abroad can be adventure enough for some people. However, I want to take you a step further than just stepping off that plane in a foreign land. I want to show you some of the adventures that are available during your travels that can add new experiences that you will remember for a …

Love, Sex, and Dating as a Neo-Virgin

Abstaining from sex when you know what it feels like is a lot harder than if you'd never done it at all.<p>I had a very happy, idyllic childhood. Even though I had Baptist ministers for parents, they weren't frightening or hardcore. They were very loving. I was an only child—my parents tried for 13 …

7 Smart Tips for Writing a Proper—and Professional—Thank You Note

Think a post-job interview thank you note has gone the way of calling cards and phone books? Think again. Especially in the digital age, a …

15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Follow

Despite being glued to their reply buttons, plenty of managers still don't know how to use email appropriately.<p>The average US employee spends about a quarter of the work week combing through the hundreds of emails we all send and receive every day.<p>But despite the fact that we're glued to our reply …

Body Language

California gas leak is emitting 4.5 million cars' worth of pollution every day

An ongoing natural gas leak at a storage facility in Aliso Canyon, California, has poured so much methane gas into the atmosphere since the leak …

Oil & Gas Industry

This is the best time to book a flight to 10 destinations around the world

To help make it easier, KAYAK analyzed flight searches from the US and Canada between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015, determining the change in cost for 10 luxury cities when booking from a period of one month to six months before departure.<p>The data is part of KAYAK's 2016 Travel Hacker …

Don’t Miss These 10 Amazing Airports in Your Travels | Inc.com

<i>What is the best airport in the world? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Bruno Gilissen, avid traveler and airline pilot, on Quora:</b><p>Life is too short for negativity and since I've answered …

The 10 countries with the most powerful passports

If you have US citizenship, you have a great deal of traveling power: Americans can fly to 147 countries without ever showing a visa. It makes …

The 13 best cruise holidays to Asia for 2017

For travellers who like a combination of cosmopolitan cities, exotic landscapes and colonial history, Asia makes a compelling alternative to the more laid-back sun and sea cruise destinations.<p>Cruise passengers who head east will not be disappointed. Who can fail to be enthralled by cities such as …

VIDEO: How to Pack Undergarments

The best way to store undergarments may always be up for debate, but one thing's for sure; when traveling, you want to get intimates to your …

Researchers Just Found The Easiest Way To Help You Lose Weight, And It's Something You Already Do Every Day

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water. Aside from its benefits to your skin, muscles, organs, and digestion, it detoxifies, prevents certain cancers, and can improve your post-workout mood. Heck, when you're a baby, you're 75 …

Cuban Internet Usage: Public Wi-Fi Spots Are a Big Draw

HAVANA — Driving from José Martí International Airport, as you approach the center of the city, you start seeing the clusters of people.<p>In the bustling Vedado neighborhood, amid the bus terminals and near the well-known Coppelia ice cream parlor, people are looking down at their mobile phones, …

Mistakes are the only way to learn a language

Being wrong is painful. Nobody wants to look stupid. And making mistakes feels <i>really</i> stupid.<p>That’s why learning a new language is so scary. You <i>have</i> …

Language Learning

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

The Khamsa house is a unique earth-friendly retreat located about 90 minutes outside of Dakar in Senegal. Designed and built by French architecture …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …