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A Year After Taiwan Water Park Explosion, Recovery Continues

Alex Haas plays with his dog Charlie at his home in Mont Vernon, N.H., on Dec. 2, 2015. A year ago and far away from his hometown in New Hampshire, Haas was fighting for his life after suffering burns to over 90 percent of his body at a water park party in Taiwan. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Alex Haas plays with his dog Charlie at his home in Mont Vernon, N.H., on Dec. 2, 2015. A year ago and far away from his hometown in New Hampshire, Haas was fighting for his life after suffering burns to over 90 percent of his body at a water park party in Taiwan. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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    How to Lower Your Car Insurance as a Convicted Driver

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    2016 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum AWD: Let The Journey Begin

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    2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco: Let’s Go Places

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    Man Buys Parking Lot—Makes It Free for Everyone

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    2017 Kia Sportage SX: Time to Discuss a Truly Great Compact Crossover

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    Google Patents ‘Sticky Car Roof’ to Protect Pedestrians in Accidents

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    Bridgestone and Firestone Tires: Your Journey, Our Passion

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    2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited: Let’s Go Places

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    2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring: Your Home Away from Home

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  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Tetsuro Aikawa speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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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)

    What 2016 Will Do to Your Checkbook: Rent, Food, Gas, Raises

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  • Canada’s financial establishment is about to be revolutionized by fintech—financial technology that puts loans, investment advice and a host of other services at the tip of a touchscreen. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Uber Banking: Fintech Aims to Revolutionize Financial Services in Canada

    Fintech, applying cutting-edge technology to revolutionize financial services, is hot. As tech innovation disrupts industries like transportation and accommodation through companies like Uber and Airbnb... Read more

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    A new study confirms what insurance companies already know: Credit scores can reveal how healthy you are. Researchers have uncovered a strong relationship between low credit... Read more

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    To Cut Costs, College Students Are Buying Less Food and Even Going Hungry

    Studies have long shown that a college student’s odds of achieving financial security and a better quality of life improve when he or she earns... Read more

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    Extroverts Tend to Save Less Money

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    Do Student Loans Prevent New Small Businesses?

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    Vancouver Real Estate Market Keeps Surging

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    Award-Winning SRI Funds Give Investors More Than Clear Consciences

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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

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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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    Artist Creates Most Cute and Beautiful Pictures on Her Eyelids

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  • Carrie Ingle, 77, poses at her desk at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Operations Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Ingle has worked for the library for six decades. Sixty years have come and gone, and Ingle still is working full time behind the scenes, still surrounded each day by stacks of brand new books in what is now one of the busiest big-city library systems in the country. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)

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    Britain’s Last Clog Maker Keeps a Traditional Craft Alive

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  • Sons, from left, Michael Marquez, Isaiah Henderson, and Robert Presley grieve during the funeral of Pulse shooting victim Brenda Lee Marquez McCool at First United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando, Fla., June 20, 2016. Henderson, center, was in the nightclub with his mother, Brenda Lee, when she was fatally wounded. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

    Brenda McCool, Mom Who Saved Her Son at Orlando Nightclub: ‘The Best Mom Out There’

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  • MIAMI - JUNE 16:  English teacher Radka Tomasek speaks to the class at the English Center June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The school holds adult education classes that include English language classes for people who have immigrated to the United States. U.S. President George W. Bush recently said, ?Part of the greatness of America is that we've been able to help assimilate people into our society... And part of that assimilation process is English. I believe this: If you learn English, and you're a hard worker, and you have a dream, you have the capacity from going from picking crops to owning the store, or from sweeping office floors to being an office manager.?  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    There is a way to avoid adding to the $1 trillion in federal student loans debt—scholarships. Scholarships can aid in paying for college and/or vocational schools... Read more

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    A high school in Plano, Texas, is forbidding students in the National Honor Society (NHS) from wearing their branded collar at graduation because it might hurt... Read more

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  • Joseph Mathews posing after his graduation on May 17, 2016 from Colombia University (photo courtesy of Joseph Mathews)

    Columbia Grad Escaped Poverty, Gangs to Get Two Masters Degrees

    “I never imagined that when I was placed in special education as a third-grader, flunking all six classes as an eighth-grader, battling through depression as... Read more

  • U.S. actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie in the UK, June 2013. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

    Angelina Jolie’s New Gig—Visiting Professor at London School of Economics

    Actress Angelina Jolie has a new gig—and it’s not in Hollywood. The Academy Award winner will be a visiting professor at the London School of... Read more

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    Students Visit Morgue to Learn About Gun Violence

    Some 50 Brooklyn high school and middle students toured a morgue as part of a program to teach them about the consequences of gun violence. ... Read more

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    Custodian, 54, Graduates From University After 8 Years of Cleaning It

    The great recession of 2008 was devastating for Michael Vaudreuil. He not only lost his plastering business, but also his home and car, and his mom... Read more

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    Substitute Teacher Writes Highly Detailed Note of Terrible Day

    Being a substitute teacher can be rough—especially for this person who chronologically jotted down the stressful day on a pink note. The picture of the... Read more

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    Twins Awarded Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Illinois High School

    The top two students of United High School in Monmouth, Illinois, have a lot in common. They’re not just siblings, they’re twins.  Addison and Cole... 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

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    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

    By 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

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    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

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    Susan Rockefeller on Protecting What Is Precious

    NEW YORK—Mermaids have captivated her imagination since she was a child. Part human and part fish, the mermaid bridges two worlds. Laid back and fully... Read more

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    A True Taste of Hawaii: Savouring Kauai’s South Shore

    Dolphins and whales arched through the air in crystal turquoise waters, as cascading waterfalls draped along dense forestry in the surrounding cavernous mountain ranges. That... Read more

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    10 of Earth’s Strangest Places (Video)

    Mother Nature is a brilliant creator overall, but from time to time she gets particularly creative. Here are 10 of Earth’s most unusual features.…... Read more

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    5 Fun Ways to Count Down to Your Family’s Next Vacation

    Family vacations provide precious, uninterrupted time together and memories that last a life time. Yet they always seem to end a bit too soon. One way... Read more

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    US Airlines Are Getting Less Complaints, More Timely

    On June 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its Air Travel Consumer Report, which uses statistical measures to transmit information on the quality of services provided... Read more

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    Train Travel: America’s Past, America’s Future

    There was perfect Wi-Fi connection. My computer was open, a cup of savory brewed coffee on the table beside me. America’s heartland was passing by... Read more

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    Mighty Little Underwater Camera Makes Debut

    Ergonomic. The word derives from the Greek “ergo,” to work. The word has come to signify human engineering. I have big hands, not catcher’s mitts,... Read more

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    Turkish Airlines Has Best Inflight Meals in the World

    Skytrax, a British consultancy that specializes in airline and airport reviews, recently came out with its annual rankings of the world’s top 100 airlines and airports... Read more

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    Ottawa: A Garden of Delights

    In May I travelled from New York City to Ottawa for the annual Tulip Festival, and to my delight I found that Ottawa itself was... Read more

  • Pyongyang, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF: (FILES) - Picture taken 02 April 2005 shows air hostesses on Air Koryo, the North Korean airline waiting for passengers at Pyongyang International airport. Acting in response to a series of civil aviation disasters, France early monday published a list of five airlines banned in its airspace for safety reasons, including four already known plus a Thai company. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korean Airline Air Koryo Ranked Worst in the World

    The worst airline in the world is Air Koryo, a Pyongyang Sunan International Airport-based North Korean airline, according to Skytrax’s latest annual rankings. Of the hundreds... Read more

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    Top 12 Rides at Universal Orlando You Don’t Want to Miss

    In the past, Universal Orlando had a hard time competing with Disney’s king of all mice, but that’s been changing. Universal has really pushed the boundaries of... Read more

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    Gorgeous Guadeloupe: The Caribbean’s Magical Isle

    It’s easy to find the island of Guadeloupe on a map. In the middle of the Lesser Antilles—a chain of tiny islands that arc across... Read more

  • The Hokule’a, a replica ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe, on a two-year worldwide voyage. (BRYSON HOE/POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY/’OIWI TV)

    The Hokule’a Is on a Voyage Guided by the Stars and Bound by Kindness

    Polynesian sailors of old read the seas and the skies. Observing the positions of the stars and planets, the swells of the ocean, and even the... Read more

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    6 Strategies to Help You Unplug on a Family Vacation

    Ah, vacation time. You find yourself with your loved ones on your much anticipated family getaway. You’ve all been planning this one for months. The... Read more

  • A biker on the path in Ruisui, Taiwan. (courtesy of Republic of China Tourism Bureau)

    Cycling: One of the Best Ways to Experience Rural Taiwan

    Taiwan has lush subtropical forests, pristine beaches, and crisp mountain air—all accessible by over 2,000 miles of designated biking paths. Combining the popularity of the... Read more

  • (L-R) Peter Friedman, Captain Jason Landau, Lynn Brown, and Captain David Brown on the walkway outside Blue Heron Bridge Scuba and Watersports. (John Christopher Fine, Copyright 2016)

    Team Creates Major Dive Destination Center

    The Blue Heron Bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway connecting Riviera Beach with Singer Island. It is a massive fixed-bridge that replaced a concrete structure that... Read more

  • A water-squirting tugboat salutes the Queen Mary 2, the largest luxury ocean liner ever constructed, as it arrives at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 26, 2004, following its first trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton, England. (Andy Newman/Cunard Line via Getty Images)

    Saving Money When You Cruise

    “We don’t drink and we don’t gamble. That’s where they make the money.” A couple discussed their most recent cruise. They are regular cruise passengers... Read more

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    Arizona Adventures: Grand Canyon and Tombstone

    My husband and I recently visited two places in Arizona that were on both our bucket lists. Our first stop in the Grand Canyon State... Read more

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    5 (OK, 6) Totally Inspiring Family Travel Blogs

    If you’ve got a family trip to plan or just enjoy dreaming of your family’s next adventure, you’ve likely found yourself falling down an online... Read more

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    On Italy’s Road of Saints

    No one knows exactly how old the Italian city of Perugia is. Built on a mountaintop about 4,000 years ago by an ancient tribe called... Read more

  • The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway provides a stellar view of the Coachella Valley. (SMG Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism)

    Palm Springs vs Borrego Springs

    There are distinct differences between the California desert communities of Palm Springs and Borrego Springs, but they both offer a bonanza for the visitor seeking... Read more


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