Charles Chang

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$12,000 for a bee sting? Emergency room visits get even pricier

Sylvia Rosas decided to go to the emergency room after getting stung by a bee in her yard in Valrico, Florida. She had experienced allergic reactions in the past, but didn't have an EpiPen on hand.<p>However, what really hurt was the $12,000 bill she received for the visit to the ER.<p>The 53-year-old …

Switzerland’s invisible linguistic borders

Multilingualism is to Switzerland what politeness is to the British or style to the Italians: a deep source of national pride.<p>It was one of the shortest train rides I had ever taken: just 10 minutes and one stop from the Swiss city of Neuchâtel. Yet when I disembarked in the small municipality of …

9 Skin-Transforming Products to Stock Up on This February

Consider the new year (and perhaps a recent engagement) as the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a skin-care makeover, especially if your wedding is coming up later this year.<p>There's no better time to step up your skin-care game than right now. With tons of fresh products and potions hitting the …

Skin Care

Jessica Donati: Foreign Correspondent

How to Ask for a Raise: Tips From a Fish Market

6 Non-Traditional Bouquet Ideas For Your Bridal Party

As the bride, part of your responsibilities include asking the bridal party, selecting their attire—and figuring out what they're going to carry down the aisle. And while we will always love a tight bundle of garden roses or even a lush arrangement of poppies or peonies, sometimes you want to think …

Weddings

The young man who shook the Catholic Church to its core

<b>Five hundred years ago, a young German monk began the Protestant Reformation, shattering the authority of the Catholic Church.</b><p>Centuries later, there are signs that the churches have put aside their differences.<p><i>I pray thee… go not to Wittenberg.</i> (Hamlet Act I, Scene ii).<p>In an early scene from …

Theology

The reign of beige: In a political town, design stays neutral

There is something familiar about the creamy colors, wing chairs, glass-topped coffee tables, modern art and brown dining room furniture in Francis and Claire Underwood’s Georgetown townhouse in the Netflix series “House of Cards.”<p>That’s because you’ve seen this look before. It’s in Kalorama, …

Disney Princess Wedding Dresses: Dream Come True Or Dream-Come-Nightmare?

When you wish upon a star.<p>Wedding dresses inspired Disney princesses have been created by a Japanese bridal company.<p>Under a licenced agreement with …

Why does America have a bacon problem...?

Mussels, exposed! Pan-roasting, not steaming, nets a juicy result.

A reservation for Erin French’s 40-seat restaurant in Maine is harder to snag than the attention of a waiter in the weeds, but you can make the chef’s simple and sexy mussels at home. The recipe is from her first cookbook, released in May, called “The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in …

Mussels

Habituating Silverback Gorillas: No Easy Feat

Cellphone Roaming Charges End in Europe. Many Respond With a Yawn.

After a decade of debate, Europe will finally abolish cellphone roaming charges this week, allowing people from Britain to Bulgaria to call, send text messages and surf the web without incurring eye-watering charges when traveling across the 28-nation bloc.<p>Albena Krastanova, though, will not be …

A refresher on wedding etiquette, from tricky plus-one scenarios to cash bars

Weddings are complicated. From plus-one invitations to picking the bridal party to discussing the budget, wedding etiquette can be tricky for the couple and their guests. And it doesn’t help that expectations are constantly evolving with technology and changing social norms.<p>So, how can you avoid, …

Stan Weston, 84, Dies; Sent G.I. Joe Marching Into Childhoods of Millions

Stan Weston, whose concept for a military action figure became the heroic G.I. Joe, one of the most popular toys ever produced, died on May 1 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 84.<p>His daughter, Cindy Winebaum, said the cause was complications from surgery.<p>In 1963, Mr. Weston was a …

Make skillet chicken that’s company-worthy

Here, chef expertise meets the chicken part prized for its flavor — and the result is surprisingly simple and elegant. When Aaron Wright helped open Nido in 2015, he put dishes on the menu that tasted “like something you could make at home,” he says.<p>His pan-roasted chicken thighs remain a hit at …

Recipes

The 200+ Most Requested Wedding Songs of All Time

Wedding after wedding, there are some tunes that <i>always</i> make DJs' lists of most requested wedding songs. From party anthems to rock ballads, oldies to country classics, these favorites get people on the dance floor time and again. We talked to DJs to find out what consistently tops their request …

Music

The tenderest, easiest lamb you can make for Easter

I love lamb year-round, although I know that for many folks, it happens to be a special-occasion, feast-day dish. This recipe would indeed be great for Easter dinner — and just as wonderful as the star centerpiece of any Sunday supper.<p>I grew up eating roast leg of lamb cooked medium-rare. But many …

Recipes

Airlines Boosting First Class, Skimping on Coach

DogTV: The First Channel Programmed for Man's Best Friend

10 steps to a sculpted summer body

BEAUTY ON TREND<p><b>Kayla Itsines, creator of the Bikini Body Challenge, never hesitates to share her favorite exercises for a perfectly sculpted summer</b> …

Stoney Clove Bakery’s recipe for unbelievable oatmeal raisin cookies

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>Yearning for the sweet taste of their childhood, Americans-turned-Parisians Beth Beji, a baker, and Philip Andelman, a film director,</b> …

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Here's How the Stock Market Works

If you're new to investing, the stock market can understandably seem confusing. However, understanding the stock market doesn't need to be too difficult. While it's impossible to explain every detail of how stocks and the stock market works in a single article, here's an overview of the …

NZ builds underpass for little penguins to safely cross road

<b>Auckland, New Zealand (CNN) —</b> It's not easy being the world's tiniest penguin.<p>New Zealand's blue-feathered korora -- or little penguins -- are more comfortable at sea than waddling on land, where the perils of cars, dogs and inquisitive humans await.<p>Found along the length of the South Pacific …

Morning Habits That Shape Your Whole Day

What you do in the morning contributes greatly to the tone of your day. When we roll out of bed after hitting snooze 15 times and neglect to plan for what's ahead, we throw up a prayer for chaos into the ether — and more than likely, chaos is what we will get.<p>There have been posts written about the …

Ivanka Trump, a champion for women?

<b>(CNN) —</b> To say Donald Trump does not have the best reputation when it comes to women is a huge understatement. He has a history of paying his female employees less than his male employees. Trump has also disparaged women of all backgrounds, referring to them as "disgusting animals," "fat pigs," …