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Pangolins Are the Most Trafficked Mammals in the World (Video)

Pangolins are found in Asia and Africa. (AOL Screenshot)
Pangolins are found in Asia and Africa. (AOL Screenshot)

Meet the pangolin. It’s a scale-covered mammal found in Asia and Africa that eats ants and termites. It’s also the most trafficked mammal in the...


  • Icelandic sagas are under-appreciated in the world of European literature. (Oscar Wergeland [Public domain]/Wikimedia Commons)

    Guide to the Classics: The Icelandic Saga

    Iceland has been in the news quite a lot lately, mainly because of its young soccer team’s outstanding performance in the Euro 2016 football tournament... Read more

  • A woman shows how to enter a family bomb shelter in Milwaukee in 1958. (AP Photo)

    How Cold War Anxieties Still Shape Our World Today

    World War II led to the massive mobilization of all the people and resources nations could bring to bear. This was total war on a... Read more

  • An animal rescue in North Carolina is raising awareness to the lasting effects irresponsible owners can have on their pets.The subject of the campaign is a Labrador who was dumped at a shelter. (AOL Screenshot)

    Abandoned Dog Paralyzed by Fear Keeps Looking at Wall (Video)

    An animal rescue in North Carolina is raising awareness to the lasting effects irresponsible owners can have on their pets. The subject of the campaign... Read more

  • Ron Ferdinand, who does the Sunday edition of the Dennis the Menace comic strip, in his studio in Pine Bush on Sept. 14, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    ‘Dennis the Menace’ Cartoonist Just a (Talented) Kid at Heart

    PINE BUSH—Like a kid’s room packed with favorite things, Ron Ferdinand’s tiny home studio has walls covered with cartoon drawings, sketches, news clippings, and shelves... Read more

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    It’s Peace Day! (Video)

    Ring the Bells of Peace  A great video about what we really need to do in this world. With Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad for Search... Read more

  • In February of 1944, 2 young Jewish girls were removed from their French school and deported to Auschwitz. The dolls taken from them were recently donated to the Shoah Memorial in Paris. (AOL Screenshot)

    These Dolls Were Taken From Two Girls Destined for Auschwitz (Video)

    In February of 1944, two young Jewish girls were removed from their school near Dijon, France and deported to Auschwitz. While taking sisters Denise and... Read more

  • 14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom's voice clearly for the first time in her life. (AOL Screenshot)

    14-Year-Old Girl Breaks Down in Tears Hearing Mom’s Voice Clearly for First Time (Video)

    14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom’s voice clearly for the first time in her life. The teen had moderate to severe hearing... Read more

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    5-Year-Old Boy Running Late for School Stops to Recite ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

    A mother in Texas posted a photo of her son reciting the Pledge of Allegiance a few weeks ago. The photo went viral, generating more... Read more

  • Wedding Ring Returned to Owner, 37 Years After He Lost It

    MADRID—Agustin Aliaga’s marriage to his wife Juani Sanchez has lasted 37 years, even though he lost his wedding ring just months after they tied the... Read more

  • 2016 Acura TLX. (Courtesy of Acura)

    2016 Acura TLX SH-AWD Advanced: The Proof Is in the Drive

    The 3.5 L direct-injection SOHC i-VTEC aluminum V6 engine delivers up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. A push button starts the engine... Read more

  • Elections and Human Development

    On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the United States will conduct its 58th quadrennial presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors, who in turn will vote... Read more

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    National Anthem Inspires Boy With Cerebral Palsy to Stand for First Time

    A 9-year-old child suffering from cerebral palsy cannot walk, stand, or speak—but he made an attempt to stand up as the national anthem began playing on... Read more

  • A pig determined to change her destiny has experienced an extraordinary journey. (AOL Screenshot)

    Piglet Determined to Live Jumps From Truck, Finds Permanent Home (Video)

    A pig determined to change her destiny has experienced an extraordinary journey. A Facebook post by the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, MD tells... Read more

  • Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in June 2016 in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out for Love and Education

    Malala Yosafzai, the youngest to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, has a message for everyone, a message everyone can apply to their lives. “A... Read more

  • A screenshot from a dashboard camera video uploaded to YouTube shows the burning school bus in Prince George County, Maryland.  (Screenshot/YouTube)

    Bus Driver Risks Life to Rescue 20 Children From Burning School Bus

    A school bus driver in Maryland is credited with risking her own life to save 20 children from a burning bus. Reneita Smith’s bus, which... Read more

  • The Mayan ruins at Tulum in Mexico during the off season. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Family Travel in the Off-Season

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost Two... Read more

  • Icelandic sagas are under-appreciated in the world of European literature. (Oscar Wergeland [Public domain]/Wikimedia Commons)

    Guide to the Classics: The Icelandic Saga

    Iceland has been in the news quite a lot lately, mainly because of its young soccer team’s outstanding performance in the Euro 2016 football tournament... Read more

  • Ron Ferdinand, who does the Sunday edition of the Dennis the Menace comic strip, in his studio in Pine Bush on Sept. 14, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    ‘Dennis the Menace’ Cartoonist Just a (Talented) Kid at Heart

    PINE BUSH—Like a kid’s room packed with favorite things, Ron Ferdinand’s tiny home studio has walls covered with cartoon drawings, sketches, news clippings, and shelves... Read more

  • (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock)

    It’s Peace Day! (Video)

    Ring the Bells of Peace  A great video about what we really need to do in this world. With Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad for Search... Read more

  • In February of 1944, 2 young Jewish girls were removed from their French school and deported to Auschwitz. The dolls taken from them were recently donated to the Shoah Memorial in Paris. (AOL Screenshot)

    These Dolls Were Taken From Two Girls Destined for Auschwitz (Video)

    In February of 1944, two young Jewish girls were removed from their school near Dijon, France and deported to Auschwitz. While taking sisters Denise and... Read more

  • 14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom's voice clearly for the first time in her life. (AOL Screenshot)

    14-Year-Old Girl Breaks Down in Tears Hearing Mom’s Voice Clearly for First Time (Video)

    14-year-old Breanna was overcome with emotion hearing her mom’s voice clearly for the first time in her life. The teen had moderate to severe hearing... Read more

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    5-Year-Old Boy Running Late for School Stops to Recite ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

    A mother in Texas posted a photo of her son reciting the Pledge of Allegiance a few weeks ago. The photo went viral, generating more... Read more

  • Wedding Ring Returned to Owner, 37 Years After He Lost It

    MADRID—Agustin Aliaga’s marriage to his wife Juani Sanchez has lasted 37 years, even though he lost his wedding ring just months after they tied the... Read more

  • (Screenshot/Facebook)

    National Anthem Inspires Boy With Cerebral Palsy to Stand for First Time

    A 9-year-old child suffering from cerebral palsy cannot walk, stand, or speak—but he made an attempt to stand up as the national anthem began playing on... Read more

  • A screenshot from a dashboard camera video uploaded to YouTube shows the burning school bus in Prince George County, Maryland.  (Screenshot/YouTube)

    Bus Driver Risks Life to Rescue 20 Children From Burning School Bus

    A school bus driver in Maryland is credited with risking her own life to save 20 children from a burning bus. Reneita Smith’s bus, which... Read more

  • Viral photo of Fedencio Sanchez pushing an ice cream cart has yielded thousands of dollars in donations. (GoFundMe/ Fedencio Sanchez)

    $300K Raised for 89-Year-Old Chicago ‘Popsicle Man’

    Fidencio Sanchez, 89, should be enjoying retirement, but instead lugs around an ice cream cart on the streets of Chicago. It was a disheartening sight... Read more

  • One of the keys to a long live could be a hormone called adrenomedullin. Researchers studying the residents of Acciaroli, an Italian village whose elderly often exceed 100 years of age, have found that many recorded relatively low levels of the hormone in their blood tests. (AOL Screenshot)

    Residents of This Italian Village Who Often Live Past 100 Could Hold Key to Longevity (Video)

    One of the keys to a long life could be a hormone called adrenomedullin. Researchers studying the residents of Acciaroli, an Italian village whose elderly... Read more

  • The German team and their Polish referee of the the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship standing beside their tent at their site in the 
Myles Standish State Forest. (L–R) Manfred Wolf, referee Wes Kosinski, and Stefan von Baltz. (Courtesy of J. K. George)

    Ham Radio Operating: More Sophisticated ‘Sport’ Than You Think

    It was the end of a hard-fought contest at the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC). The first- and second-place winners had been agreed upon; the... Read more

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    Expecting Mother Reveals What It Means to Multitask

    A pregnant doctor’s act of supreme multitasking has captivated the attention of many. Dr. Megan Meier, a sports medicine physician, posted a picture of her... Read more

  • The group has fed more than a million people in India and Pakistan. (AOL Screenshot)

    ‘Robin Hood Army’ Feeds the Poor in India, Pakistan (Video)

    Volunteers in India and Pakistan are taking leftovers from “the rich” to feed the poor. That’s why the group is called the Robin Hood Army... Read more

  • Expats enjoy Taiwanese food. (Courtesy of Taiwan Travel and Living Channel)

    Taiwan Rated the Top Spot for Expats in 2016

    Taiwan, stands out above 66 countries and regions, topping the list of expat destinations, according to the latest InterNations Expat Insider Survey, just released. According... Read more

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    Can Social Media Make Older People Healthier?

    Older adults enjoy using Facebook, email, instant messaging, and other forms of social media—and doing so may even reduce loneliness and improve health. “Older adults... Read more

  • Michelle Burton holds an infant girl after finding her parents drug overdosed in an Alabama apartment on Aug. 31. (Facebook/Brian Burton)

    Touching Photo Shows Police Officer Comforting Baby Whose Parents Overdosed

    An Alamaba police officer is receiving praise for her care of a one month old baby whose parents had overdosed. In a photo posted onto... Read more

  • Allison Brothers's tearful "motherhood" selfie went viral after posting it on Facebook. (Facebook/Aly Brothers)

    Mother’s Tearful Selfie Revealing Struggles of Parenting Goes Viral

    A young mother’s teary selfie accompanied by candid remarks about parenthood has gone viral. Allison Brothers, 22, posted an image of herself with tears welled up in... Read more

  • Longtime employee Freia David has retired from McDonald's after 32 years of service on Aug. 29. (Facebook/The Charles River Center)

    McDonald’s Employee With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years

    Longtime McDonald’s employee Freia David celebrated her retirement from the fast food industry after an incredible 32 years of service on Aug. 29, according to... Read more

  • A man in Indonesia is claiming to be 145 years old which would make him the oldest living person ever recorded. (AOL Screenshot)

    Indonesian Man Claiming to Be 145 Years Old Says Key to Longevity Is Patience (Video)

    A man in Indonesia is claiming to be 145 years old, which would make him the oldest living person ever recorded, notes The Independent. His... Read more

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    Roller Coasters Can Jostle out Kidney Stones

    Riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate, research shows. David Wartinger, a professor emeritus in the... Read more

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    Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages

    It’s dreaded by moms-to-be but morning sickness is actually a good sign — for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and... Read more

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    What 15 Almonds a Day Can Do for You

    Almonds are familiar to many people as a healthy food, but how exactly do they affect our health? Rich in many compounds that can be... Read more

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    9 Tips to Manage Your Fatigue With Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative colitis causes fatigue and inflammation in the lining of the colon and rectum. Nearly 75 percent of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients – including... Read more

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    Lyme Disease: A Hard Road to Diagnosis and Recovery

    When it comes to diseases spread by insects, all the headlines these days focus on the mosquito borne Zika virus. But for decades, Americans have... Read more

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    Dong Quai: A Super Women’s Herb That Works Best With Others

    Dong quai is one of the most famous herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes called “female ginseng,” its thick, brown roots are best known for... Read more

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    What Is Infant Reflux and Will It Get Better?

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a condition that affects up to half of all babies under three months of age. It can happen multiple times a day,... Read more

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    Don’t Bank on Wearables to Keep Weight Off

    Wearable devices that monitor physical activity are not reliable tools for weight loss, say researchers. As a matter of fact, they may even have the... Read more

  • (Maridav/Shutterstock)

    DIY Remedies for Bug Bites, Stings and Scratches (Infographic)

    Even the most vigilant families can fall prey to any number of summertime ailments, whether that’s overexposure to the sun, getting bit by mosquitoes or... Read more

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    Can Therapy Before Age 3 Wipe Out a Peanut Allergy?

    Preschool children with a peanut allergy were able to start eating peanuts after taking part in oral immunotherapy, a new study shows. The findings confirm... Read more

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    Answering the Same Questions Over and Over: How to Talk to People With Dementia

    If you care for or know someone with dementia, they’ve probably asked you “what are we doing today?”, “who are you?”, or “when are we... Read more

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis Triggered by Hormone Imbalance in Women

    Rheumatoid arthritis is triggered by estrogen and progesterone hormone imbalance in women. In the study published in Nature Review, the researchers point out that sexual dimorphism has... Read more

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    Thunder God Vine Treats Cancer and Joint Pain, but at a High Price

    Modern medicine often dismisses the value of herbs in treating illness. But a traditional Chinese herb known as thunder god vine (lei gong teng) is... Read more

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    Hypothyroidism vs. PCOS, Differences in Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Hypothyroidism, also referred to as underactive thyroid, has been linked to PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. While many studies show that these two conditions share... Read more

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    Why I Think All Men Should Have a Baseline PSA Test Starting at Age 40

    In 2012, the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) advocated that urologists not routinely screen men without symptoms of prostate cancer using the prostate... Read more

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    Be the Boss of Your Brain

    Let’s get brainy! I thrive with a highly active brain (and I bet you might, too) but it can be exhausting as well. That’s why... Read more

  • Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in June 2016 in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out for Love and Education

    Malala Yosafzai, the youngest to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, has a message for everyone, a message everyone can apply to their lives. “A... Read more

  • Screengrab via Diane Hollifield Cupp/Facebook page

    Young Choir Sings to Honor Fallen War Hero on Flight

    Diane Hollifield Cupp was on a flight from Germany when she saw an Army private in uniform escorting the remains of a World War II... Read more

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    Four Teens’ Free Lawn Service Lifts Louisville Community

    It’s not every day that someone asks you if they can mow your lawn for free. But four teens in Louisville, Kentucky, are doing just... Read more

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    Father Surprises Little League Son on Birthday

    A Philadelphia little league baseball player was devastated when he learned his father hadn’t purchased him anything for his birthday—or so he thought. Braheim Fowler,... Read more

  • TV personality Robert Herjavec from "Shark Tank" visits LinkedIn for an Interview with Daniel Roth at LinkedIn Studios on April 26, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    Robert Herjavec of ‘Shark Tank’ Offers to Replace 4-Year-Old’s Stolen Prosthetic Leg

    Frank Brenes is “crushed” that his 4-year-old son’s prosthetic leg was stolen at a California beach over the weekend. Brenes and his family and friends were... Read more

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    A 6-Year-Old’s Dream Comes True: Garbage Man for a Day

    Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who at just 2 weeks old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, says he wants to be a garbage man when he grows up.  ... Read more

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    Police Officer Saves the Day for Woman and Son Stranded on Highway

    Angela Brown was waiting on the side of a Virginia highway for a tow truck after her mother’s car broke down, when police approached. “Henrico... Read more

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    Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

    Chivalry-Now is a movement that introduces a new form of chivalry for the 21st century. Founder Dean Jacques is a retired social worker. Throughout his... Read more

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    Creativity Makes the Everyday Vibrant

    While some enhance their creativity by reading books on the subject, such as “Wired to Create, Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” others study those who... Read more

  • Coty Vincent's Facebook page. (Facebook)

    Rental Car Employee John Goodlett Lends Helping Hand to Mom With Twins, Kindness Goes Viral

    Good isn’t only in John Goodlett’s name—he embodies it. When Coty Vincent entered a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on July 13, she encountered “one of... Read more

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    Children’s Hospital Uses Pokemon as ‘Sneaky Way’ to Get Kids Exercising

    A pediatric hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is using the recently launched Pokemon GO game to “help patients get out and see the world.” “It’s kind of a... Read more

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    Buffalo’s ‘Ice Creamcycle Dude’ Gives Away Cool Treats and Enables Warm Hearts

    James Karagiannis, known as the Ice Creamcycle Dude, is not a typical ice cream peddler.  Karagiannis, 36, recently started a pay-it-forward campaign to bring free ice... Read more

  • Kyle Bigler at his job (Joanna Griffiths/Facebook)

    Man Who Walked 16 Miles to Two Jobs Gets a Free Car

    A man in New Hampshire walks 16 miles per day between his two minimum-wage jobs. Kyle Bigler works at both Dunkin’ Donuts and a Big... Read more

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    Homeless Student Lives in Tent Before College Starts; Then Community Helps

    While tensions have heightened between police officers and civilians in some places around the country, two security officers went out of their way to help a... Read more

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    Texas Woman Making and Donating Superhero Capes for Children of Dallas Police

    A woman of Frisco, Texas, wanted to honor real heroes and to give solace to children in pain. Alicia Lopez has been making superhero capes... Read more

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    Professor Becomes Street Librarian, Delivers Books to the Homeless by Bike

    A writing professor is hoping to give homeless people in Portland, Oregon, fodder for more stimulating conversations by giving them access to literature. Laura Moulton cycles... Read more

  • Essynce Moore, 13, and her mother Starr Barrett in New York City on July 13, 2016. Moore is a fashion designer, author, spa owner, and was recently named Teenpreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    With Mom’s Support, This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Taking the World by Storm

    Doing something you love is the inspiration behind unstoppable 13-year-old Essynce Moore—who proves that with a little support, opportunities are endless.  Moore’s drive and determination have allowed her to accomplish things... Read more

  • American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day in Arlington, Va., on May 21, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Hundreds of Landscapers Volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery

    Hundreds of landscape professionals joined forces Monday to beautify Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for hundreds of thousands that served in the U.S... Read more

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    Healing Grief Through Serving Others, a Unique Trip to Nicaragua

    A lot of organizations provide a platform for those who are grieving to come together, but few provide a positive outlet. Catherine Stern and Carole... Read more

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    Video: Portuguese Boy Consoles Devastated French Fan After Soccer Win

    A crushed French fan was comforted by a young Portuguese boy after Portugal beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final on July 10. The video shows... Read more

  • A dedicated room just for an office is a luxury most people would like. It can be separate from the rest of the house, in a spare bedroom, or unused basement room. (irina88w/iStock)

    Choose Home Office Furniture That Inspires

    Shopping for functional and stylish home office furniture? You’re definitely not alone. The home office has become an increasingly important room in the Canadian home... Read more

  • A feminine cottage style bedroom with romantic soft floral print curtains and pillows. (KhongkitWiriyachan/iStock)

    Style File: Cottage Decor

    The cottage decor style is very welcoming and cozy. It is bursting with romance and personality and intended to make family and guests alike feel... Read more

  • A sophisticated living room which has layered floor coverings perfect for playing on the floor and plenty of soft or curved surfaces to create a safe space for little ones. A child-friendly space doesn't have to look like a playroom. (Victoria Pearson/Nathan Turner via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Homes That Work for Both Kids and Grown-Ups

    For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys... Read more

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    Style File: Coastal Decor

    Style File explores the breezy, beachy world of coastal interior decor. Coastal is a real feel-good style that finds its anchors (pun very much intended)... Read more

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    Australian Couple Raffling Tropical Island Resort for $36 a Ticket

    An Australian couple is raffling their tropical island resort and scuba diving business, after living there for more than two decades. One lucky winner will... Read more

  • Parents and adult children, as well as grandchildren, are coming together to live under one roof. (Courtesy eieihome.com)

    Building For Multi-Generational Households

    As housing prices continue to skyrocket and the inventory of Canadian homes becomes increasingly smaller, multi-generational homes have begun to experience a renaissance. Parents and... Read more

  • This photo taken April 8, 2016, shows town homes at The Cannery, which is set beside the plowed field of the small, urban farm that is a centerpiece of the community in Davis, Calif.  (Michelle Locke via AP)

    Agrihoods Take Root: A Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture

    DAVIS, Calif.—”How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood. Feeding off the... Read more

  • A living room designed by Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design. A couple's contrasting tastes are both represented: Sleek, modern furniture and lighting mix beautifully with soft floral drapes and colourful, patterned pillows. (John Hugstad/Burnham Design via AP)

    Ask a Designer: Advice for Couples Blending Two Homes Into One

    For couples setting up a new home together, it’s a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space... Read more

  • This undated photo taken in Puerto Rico shows a weeping fig tree.  (Lee Reich via AP)

    Gardening: Tropical Houseplants Need a Little Coddling

    A winter trip to the “Isle of Enchantment,” Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home. The effects of steam-bath... Read more

  • (Courtesy of EiEiHomes.com)

    Costly Real Estate Market Drives Home Renovations Industry, says EiEi Home.com

    Home renovations are big business in Canada, outstripping even residential real estate transactions. EiEiHome.com has tapped into the flourishing home renovation industry by establishing a... Read more

  • An outdoor entertaining space with a fireplace and comfortable seating. (Courtesy eieihome.com)

    How to Create an Outdoor Room

    Finally, the warmer weather is here to stay. That means dining alfresco on freshly grilled delights. Instead of hiding indoors, time will be spent trading sips... Read more

  • Laundry detergent makers introduced miniature packets in recent months such as this one photographed Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Laundry Pods Poison More Children Every Year

    Laundry pods may be convenient, but they come at a price.  A study published in Pediatrics on Monday showed that more children were being poisoned... Read more

  • <> on April 13, 2016 in Milan, Italy.

    Neglected Treasures Freshly Innovated in Milan Furniture Fair

    MILAN—Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh... Read more

  • This April 28, 2004 photo taken near New Market, Va., shows an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly perched on some Creeping phlox, a ground cover. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

    Gardeners Can Help Protect Butterfly Populations

    Bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Butterflies and moths, those flying flowers of the insect world, are disappearing too... Read more

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    Why This Incredible Creation Should Not Be Called Dr. Seuss House?

    Out in the wilderness of Willow, Alaska, Phillip Weidner built a house for himself that, as he put it, is his “poem to the sky.” His original... Read more

  • : Garages usually end up being a dumping ground for things that we don’t want cluttering up the house. (eieihome.com)

    Garage Storage Solutions: How to fit an Entire Car in Your Garage

    We heard the most unbelievable urban legend today. Apparently, a long time ago, people actually used to put their cars inside of garages, instead of... Read more

  • (A. Masow Architects)

    House Build Around the Full-Grown Tree Is Getting as Close to Nature as Possible

    To allow people to escape the concrete boxes of modern city life, Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov brings nature as close to you as a home... Read more

  • A "before" photo showing the kitchen and bathroom. (YouTube/screenshot)

    Tiny Home Is Totally Transformed With Technology

    A couple wanting to live in central Hong Kong found the perfect place. The only problem… It was just 309 square feet. And Michelle Tennant... Read more

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    Man Turns Political Campaign Signs Into Awesome Camper for His Bike

    If the idea of nomadic life strikes a chord with you, Paul Elkins may just have the thing you need—a camper that is light and compact... Read more

  • This photo provided by Amelia McDonell-Parry, shows weavings by McDonell-Parry, a New York-based editor and writer, who hasn’t been weaving for very long but has fallen in love with the craft.  (Amelia McDonell-Parry via AP)

    Women in Craft: Making Their Mark, and Often a Living

    Women have always been an integral part of crafting culture, and now, with help from the internet, they’re at the forefront of the current “maker”... Read more

  • 2016 Acura TLX. (Courtesy of Acura)

    2016 Acura TLX SH-AWD Advanced: The Proof Is in the Drive

    The 3.5 L direct-injection SOHC i-VTEC aluminum V6 engine delivers up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. A push button starts the engine... Read more

  • 2017 Nissan Armada. (Courtesy of Nissan News)

    2017 Nissan Armada: Once a Beast, Now the Beauty

    The powertrain that powers this Armada beauty is completely new. This year’s standard 5.6 L V8 Endurance engine provides 390 hp (up from 317) and... Read more

  • 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400. (Courtesy of Infiniti)

    2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: Feel the Intensity of Performance

    The Red Sport 400 houses the most powerful engine in the Q50 lineup—the new 3.0 L twin-turbo V6. This powerplant with direct fuel injection produces... Read more

  • 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet. (Courtesy of Audi)

    2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI quattro: Created for A Sunny Day Or A Sunny Disposition

    The Audi A3 Cabriolet has an acoustic folding roof with a unique space-saving system. This allows it to be stored almost seamlessly in an elegant,... Read more

  • 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty in off-road duty. (Coutesy of Ford)

    2017 All-New Ford Super Duty: Toughest, Smartest, and Most Capable Super Duty Ever

    When it comes to building trucks, Ford knows it really well. And Ford makes the Super Duty trucks, which may just well be the hardest-working... Read more

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    2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring: Lots of Room, Lots of Possibilities

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    Video: Rare Ultima GTR Supercar Spotted Swerving into Traffic in Russia

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    2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium: Up for Any Challenge

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    2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco: Provides the Power for Self-Improvement

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    2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Performance Personified

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    GM Recalling Almost 290,000 Chevrolet Impalas Over Air Bag Concerns

    Chevrolet Impala sedans from the 2009–2010 model years are being recalled by General Motors Co., according to a filing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on... Read more

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    2017 Volvo S90: A Scandinavian Sanctuary

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    2016 Honda Accord Sedan Touring: Inspiring Everywhere You Drive

    The Honda Accord has been on the Car and Driver 10 Best List a record 30 times. Accord is sophisticated and comfortable, and the Touring... Read more

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    Driver of Tesla Crash in Pennsylvania Says Autopilot Was On

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    Tesla Motors has confirmed the first autopilot death involving their Tesla S sports car, driven by former Navy officer Joshua D. Brown of Canton, Ohio... Read more

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    Four Ways Brexit Will Hit Personal Finances

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    How to Lower Your Car Insurance as a Convicted Driver

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    A State-by-State Look at Unemployment Benefits

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    Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?

    NEW YORK—The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now’s the time to make sure that $95 annual fee... Read more

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    IRS on the Line Looking for Money? More Likely a Scammer

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    Stories about the tragedies that have befallen lottery winners are so common that it’s almost a cottage industry in journalism. As the Powerball jackpot approaches... Read more

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    Equity Investing in 2016: Bull Market Still Has Legs

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  • A customer pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta on June 6, 2015. Wage growth has been perhaps the job market's biggest weakness since the recession ended. Pay increases have been both slow and uneven, highly dependent on your field of employment and, for many, not enough to keep pace even with a slow-rising cost of living. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    Q&A: How MyRA, a New Retirement Account, Works

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    Do Student Loans Prevent New Small Businesses?

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    Women Aren’t Too Timid to Ask for Raises

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    How Do Olympic Athletes Pay the Electric Bill?

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    Jobs That Have Highest Suicide Rates Are Male-Oriented, Says CDC Study

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    Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov Fights the World’s Dictators

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    Fixing Canada’s Innovation Conundrum Demands Multi-Pronged Approach

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    Smokers Have a Harder Time Finding Jobs, Stanford Study Finds

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    Automation Won’t Destroy Jobs, but It Will Change Them

    The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study... Read more

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    We Need to Look Beyond Unemployment to Fix Labor Market Inequality

    When we think about disadvantages and challenges in the labor market, unemployment generally takes center stage, clearly exemplified by the monthly jobs report hype over... Read more

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    Colored Historical Photos Look Shockingly Lifelike

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    Artist Creates Most Cute and Beautiful Pictures on Her Eyelids

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    Simplify Your Life to Take Control of Anxiety

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    Is It Even Possible to Have a Work-Life Balance?

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    Family Travel in the Off-Season

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    After School—Keys to a Happy Transition Each Day

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    Family Travel Packing: The Kids’ Bags

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    How Companies Learn What Children Secretly Want

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    8 Strategies to Keep It Together While Getting Out the Door

    Leaving your home is something you completely take for granted before having children and that can lead you to feel like an utterly incompetent human afterwards. ... Read more

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    Olympic Life Lessons—10 Reasons to Watch the Olympics With Your Children

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    A Parent’s Guide to August

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    Social Media Stunts Children’s Morality, Say Parents

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    How Make the Most of a Rainy Summer Day

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US First Lady Michelle Obama told girls in Liberia on Monday to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African country where the vast majority drops out due to financial pressures. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

    For Girls in Liberia, Going to School Is a Delicate Venture

    Jomalin Kamara is one of the lucky few young girls in Liberia who completed primary school. And it wasn’t easy—there were cultural quagmires she had to navigate along... Read more

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    Just Graduated? Does It Make You Feel Like a Grown Up?

    We may think that a simple age cutoff – such as 18 – should make us feel like adults. And why not? After all, crossing... Read more

  • An Eastern firefly, Photinus pyralis. (Wikimedia/art farmer, CC BY-SA)

    June Weather Means Fireflies Are Showing, Lawns Are Glowing

    LINCOLN, Neb.—The glow of fireflies is nothing short of magic. It’s the joy of watching them light up in the grass, or catching them and... Read more

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    How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

    By Susan Grimes, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In the midst of summer fun, those who love garden fresh greens for months to come will take the time... Read more

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    This Free Lunch for 5,000 People Was Made From Food That Would’ve Been Wasted

    We’ve all heard the phrase, “When in doubt, throw it out.” Chances are, that mentality has contributed to the pitching of perfectly good leftovers into... Read more

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    How to Make Your Own Compost Tea

    By Ali Lawrence, Organic Lifestyle Magazine If you’re still using plain old compost, you’re living in the past. These days gardeners are raving about the wonders... Read more

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    Swede Designs Tiny Bike-Car for Healthy Commuting in Tough Weather

    Mikael Kjellman really likes to bike, but where he lives (in Sweden) the weather is not always conducive to biking. Fortunately, Kjellman works as a design... Read more

  • Clear skies provide good views of The Milky Way, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. (Luke Tscharke/WWF-Aus)

    Earth Hour: Community Action Key

    SYDNEY—Earth Hour, conceived in Sydney in 2007 as a one-off community event, is now a global phenomena. On March 19 this year, over 172 countries... Read more

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    Understanding the Heart of Chinese Medicine

    Modern people typically believe that the brain rules the body. But according to ancient Chinese doctors, the heart is in charge. In traditional Chinese medicine,... Read more

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    Green Living: The Most Effective Oven Cleaner

    By Natalie Miller, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Cleaning your oven with baking soda and vinegar will leave it sparkling clean and shiny, without you having to rely... Read more

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    A Healthy Way to Build Communities

    Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in “community garden” isn’t “garden.” I saw this firsthand not long... Read more

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    How to Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Clean Your Home

    PPBy Allene Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine When it comes to cleaning your home, how do you choose products? Marketing companies try to convince us that scrubbing... Read more

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    Is the Meat Industry More Sustainable Than California’s Almond Plantations?

    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News When “progressives” speak about unsustainable food production, they often go after meat products as being among the worst... Read more

  • A view through a canopy of trees in full fall color Oct. 24, 2015, along Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    All National Parks to Offer Free Admission on 16 Days in 2016

    WASHINGTON—The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks will waive their entrance fees on 16... Read more

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    Why Gardening Is Good for Your Mind as Well as Your Body

    More than half the planet’s population now live in cities, with limited access to the natural world. For Europe and Latin America, the figure is... Read more

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    How to Get Rid of Black Mold for Good (Infographic)

    If you detect black mold in your house, it is important that it be removed as soon as possible. Toxigenic black mold can quickly take... Read more

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    Simple DIY Rose Water

    It’s rose water season! Can you get your hands on some fragrant rose petals? If yes, then you can make some amazing rose water that you... Read more

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    Cowspiracy Will Expand Your Perception of the Modern Meat Industry

    If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting your mind ripped wide open by the movie Cowspiracy, I will tell you it is a highly intelligent... Read more

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    France Has a Great Plan for Its Soil—And It’s Not Just About Wine

    French wine lovers have always taken their soil very seriously. But now the country’s government has introduced fresh reasons for the rest of the world... Read more

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    Goal Zero Venture 30: Rugged Waterproof Power Pack & Solar Charger

    When you need reliable offgrid power for charging phones, cameras, tablets, or other mobile devices, a portable solar charger and power pack are just what... Read more

  • This is what happens when baking soda and acid (in this case vinegar) interact. (Kate Ter Haar/Flickr/CC BY)

    28 Baking Soda Hacks to Make Life Easier

    Forget about cakes and cookies–baking soda is one of the most useful items you could (and should!) have in your kitchen, and for more reasons... Read more

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    How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life

    Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food... Read more

  • Lalomanu Beach, island of Upolu. (Joyce MacPhee)

    Samoa: A Tropical Paradise With a Rare View of the Moon

    Samoa. The word rolls off the tongue easily, like a gentle tropical breeze. This tiny country halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii spans less than... Read more

  • Sculptor Gutzon Borglum (L) directs drillers suspended by cables from the top of the mountain as they work on the head of President George Washington at the Mount Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills area near Keystone, S.D., on July, 22, 1929. (AP Photo)

    75 Years of Mount Rushmore, a Boon for Tourism, Creativity

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—It was a historian’s idea: carve gigantic sculptures into the granite pinnacles of the Black Hills of South Dakota, significant Western figures like... Read more

  • The Mayan ruins at Tulum in Mexico during the off season. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Family Travel in the Off-Season

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost Two... Read more

  • The Cité du Vin, located in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, is a celebration of wine culture and history. (Susan James)

    Bordeaux’s New Cité Du Vin: A Must-See on France’s Wine Road

    If there’s one thing that’s synonymous with France, it’s wine. This spring, an ambitious new installation, Cité du Vin, opened in Bordeaux. Intended to “promote... Read more

  • Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during the Fortune Global Forum on Nov. 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Airbnb Apologizes for Racism Complaints, Outlines Changes

    NEW YORK—Airbnb on Thursday apologized for its slow response to accusations of racism and outlined new policies to combat the problem, including reducing the prominence... Read more

  • Expats enjoy Taiwanese food. (Courtesy of Taiwan Travel and Living Channel)

    Taiwan Rated the Top Spot for Expats in 2016

    Taiwan, stands out above 66 countries and regions, topping the list of expat destinations, according to the latest InterNations Expat Insider Survey, just released. According... Read more

  • The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, built in the late 1800s by a local tycoon. (Courtesy of Omni Mount Washington Resort)

    Late Summer Magic in New England

    New England is world-famous for its spectacular autumn scenery, and for that reason many choose to visit this northeastern U.S. region during the fall. Often... Read more

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    Family on a Mission: How Embarking on a Quest Can Encourage You to Travel

    If extensive travel is a priority for your family, a fun and effective way to meet your goals is by embarking on a specific quest... Read more

  • (Joshua Earle/Unsplash.com)

    Travel as an Education in Itself

    “Experience, travel. These are an education in themselves.” —Euripides Few experiences can offer an education as whole as that of travel. Rather than feel guilty... Read more

  • View from Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, home to popular beaches like Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach. (Courtesy Round Hill Hotel and Villas)

    Jamaica: Why ‘Ya Mon’ Brings You Back for More

    Known as the happiest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is world-famous for much of what we take for granted today, like Bob Marley and jerk... Read more

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    Family Travel Packing: The Kids’ Bags

    When it comes to family travel, recognizing and planning for the unique needs of your children is key. In general, children may find sitting still,... Read more

  • Hehuan mountain taken at 3,200 metres, on the highest road in Taiwan. (Song Bilong/Epoch Times)

    Indulging in Taiwan: Third Time’s a Charm

    Last summer, I went to visit Taiwan for the third time, and really enjoyed the homey feeling of this beautiful island. People say third time... Read more

  • 5 Fun Ways to Commemorate Your Family Vacation

    A family vacation—however simple or luxurious—is a wonderful antidote to today’s hectic, over-scheduled, digitally connected family life. The enormous benefits of unplugged, focused time together... Read more

  • The Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan has become a popular tourist destination due to its variety of otherworldly rock formations; however, human contact and natural elements have put some of the structures at risk. (AOL Screenshot)

    Bizarre Rocky Landscape at Taiwanese Park Seems to Belong to Another Planet (Video)

    Northern Taiwan’s Yehliu Geopark features an almost otherworldly landscape of rocks and other natural formations. The narrow, approximately one-mile-long stretch contains mushroom, ginger, and other... Read more

  • A hot air balloon drifts above wildebeest on Tanzania's Serengeti Plain. (Barbara Angelakis)

    An Unforgettable Tanzanian Safari

    Tanzania is a country of abundant natural beauty situated on the east coast of Africa. It boasts an amazing seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 16... Read more

  • Summer 2014, Pontoosuc Lake, Lanesborough. (Ogden Gigli)

    The Berkshires: Hitting the High Notes for Fitness and Culture

    The Berkshires in western Massachusetts, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston, are picture-perfect with rolling hills and leafy knolls. It’s no wonder the Gilded Age’s high... Read more

  • Xiuguluan River (Rafting)

    The Wonders of Taiwan’s East Coast

    Though Taiwan is an island country only somewhat larger than the state of Maryland, its mountains and history make for a land of variety, be... Read more

  • (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock)

    How to Eat Well on Your Next Family Vacation

    I know. I know. “It’s vacation.” All rules are out the window right?  Food is such an integral part of experiencing a different place and... Read more

  • Sidi Bou Said. (Mohammed Reza Amirinia)

    Tunisia: A Historical Treasure Trove

    Editor’s note: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom all advise exercising a high degree of caution if travelling to Tunisia due to the... Read more

  • The fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace perched on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria.   (Anisha Sreddy/Public Domain)

    Bavaria: Fairy-Tale Castles and BMW World

    I’m not sure what I expected when I boarded my Lufthansa flight from Ottawa to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Sure, images of fairy-tale castles flanked by... Read more

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