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Grand Canyon from it´s hardest trek - South Kaibab Trail. (Google Maps)
Grand Canyon from it´s hardest trek - South Kaibab Trail. (Google Maps)

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Consummate Traveler

The Consummate Traveler: Airplanes and Sleeping Pills

Timing is everything, so the old saying goes. This is especially true when it comes to traveling. It’s critical to make sure you get to the airport on time, and have enough room in your schedule for long security lines …... Read More


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  • Venice

    Carnival of Venice 2014—Masks and Mystique (Photos)

    The Carnival of Venice dates back to the 12th century, supposedly to celebrate and memorialize a military victory. In 1797, the festival was outlawed under... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Gift of Travel Memories

    I know that trying to find the right gift, no matter what time of year or occasion, can sometimes be a huge challenge. We all... Read more

  • This March 19, 2014 photo shows a recreation of a jail cell in Montgomery, Ala. where Martin Luther King was held in 1963 at the newly-renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. The museum, which first opened in 1991, is now ready to show off new, emotionally-moving exhibits and flashy, informative interactive displays. The museum says it attracts 200,000 people every year, but the renovations are impressive enough that they could lead to a spike in visitor turnout. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

    Renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Reopening

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.—One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black... Read more

  • In this photo taken March 15, 2014, at Phantom Falls, Fall Creek forms a huge ice sculpture surrounded by an ice-misted landscape near Oakley, Idaho. The brush-covered hills southwest of Oakley hide a little-known spot of startling beauty, Phantom Falls, the highest waterfall in the South Hills. (AP Photo/Times-News, Virginia Hutchins)

    On the Trail of Idaho’s Icy Phantom of the Falls

    OAKLEY, Idaho — I heard reports of the ice phantom, saw the secret spot where it was said to appear, wondered about it for two... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Fitness on the Road

    Keeping active while on the road is a big challenge. This is especially so for those of us who travel for business and are stuck... Read more

  • Side view of Buchlovice Castle. (Susan Hallett)

    Buchlovice: A Jewel of the Czech Republic

    When I think of parks and flowers, especially fuchsias, I don’t think of Ireland’s Mt. Stewart or England’s Kew Gardens. I let my mind wander... Read more

  • The short par-4 4th at Diamante Dunes—tempting much and testing all. (Maureen A Vaccaro)

    Tiger Woods to Open His First Golf Course in Mexico

    Conquering golf courses has been on the agenda for Tiger Woods since he appeared on the “Mike Douglas Show” in 1978 as a two-year-old child... Read more

  • Boston

    Preserving Historic Boston and an Insider’s Look at Some Neighborhoods (Videos)

    A preservation expert discusses older homes in Boston, and we take an insider’s look at some of the unique characteristics of Boston’s neighborhoods. *Image of... Read more

  • A Moken boy, nomads of the sea, plays with a bamboo pole with a wooden wheel attached, on Island 115 in Mergui Archipelago, Burma, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Burma’s Maritime ‘Lost World’ Braces for Tourism

    MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar—Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Burma’s southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints. Here... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Tips for New Business Travelers

    Ah, to be young again. On my recent flight back home, I was made to reminisce about my early days of travel when I was... Read more

  • The Everglades is technically a river, flowing southwest at the slow rate of about a quarter mile a day. (Wibke Carter)

    Gators and Birds in Florida’s River of Grass: Touring the Everglades

    “There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly... Read more

  • Road Trips

    5 Epic Road Trips You Need to Take in Your 20s

    Grab your keys and a friend.…... Read more

  • People relaxing at Vienna's Café Demel. Viennese coffeehouses are a good place to read, study, socialize, or spend some alone time. (Wien Tourismus/Peter Rigaud)

    Coffee Drinking is an Art in Vienna

    Coffee drinking in Vienna is now on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage activities, along with Spanish flamenco and Portuguese fado. Austrian coffeehouses are,... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Privacy versus Convenience

    On my last international flight two weeks ago, three of my colleagues were bubbling over with excitement when we met at the gate. They could... Read more

  • 2014 marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac, and was a centerpiece in the LED light display at Taiwan’s largest display celebrating Chinese New Year. (Manos Angelakis)

    Taiwan’s Lantern Festival

    I was in Taiwan this February, so it was natural to attend the largest and most elaborate Lantern Festival on the island, taking place in... Read more

  • Bright red tulips in bloom. (Don MacKinnon/Getty Images)

    Tiptoe Through the Tulips in Ottawa

    As I walked through Ottawa’s Confederation Park to City Hall, I was covered in the gentle spring snow of crab-apple blossoms. Their perfume mingled with... Read more

  • The Tango Festival in Seinäjoki, Finland. (Carole Jobin)

    Finland’s Take on Tango

    There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. I noted this popular Finnish proverb at an international market soon after visiting Finland... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Wardrobe and Safety

    Does what you wear affect your safety while traveling abroad? That depends on where you are going, what you are wearing, and how well you... Read more

  • Two girls contemplating the sunset on Lake Garda. (Marius Iacob/Epoch Times)

    Dreaming of Italian Summer (+Photos)

    If this winter’s bitter cold weather has you daydreaming ahead to summer vacation plans, Lake Garda could be just the thing. The Northern Italy vacation... Read more

  • This 2014 photo shows Koh Ma, off Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thailand's beaches and islands are beautiful and relaxing, with a vibrant party scene, and make an exotic alternative to more traditional spring break destinations for adventurous travelers. (AP Photo/Mairead Flynn)

    Need a New Spring Break Destination? Consider Thailand’s Beaches

    KOH PHANGAN, Thailand—A trip sampling the diversity of Southeast Asian destinations can take you from the sleek modernity of Singapore to the ancient temples of... Read more

  • Fugu Puffer Fish

    5 Deadly Foods People Actually Eat (+Videos)

    The last thing you should think about while eating is that your dinner could kill you. Yet there are some foods out there with the... Read more

  • Minoan pottery from Crete. The Minoan civilization flourished from 3,000 to 1,100 B.C.  (Agon S. Buchholz/Wikimedia Commons)

    Where the Swastika Was Found 12,000 Years Before Hitler Made Us Uncomfortable About It

    The earliest known swastika was found in 10,000 B.C. in the Ukraine, carved on mammoth ivory. Its meaning has been a good one for thousands... Read more

  • Mr. Li Qing Yun (1677–1933) died at the age of 256 years old. He had 24 wives, and lived through nine emperors in the Qing Dynasty. (Public Domain)

    Lessons About Longevity From a 256-Year-Old

    According to legend, Mr. Li Qing Yun (1677–1933) was a Chinese medicine physician, herbal expert, qigong master, and tactical consultant. He was said to have... Read more

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    15 Ways to Avoid Harmful Radiation in Your Home

    The World Health Organization and many researchers throughout the world are increasingly raising the alarm over the impacts of all our wireless and electronic devices. ... Read more

  • Consciousness

    Astronomer Says Spiritual Phenomena Exist in Other Dimensions

    Astronomer and mathematician Bernard Carr theorizes that many of the phenomena we experience but cannot explain within the physical laws of this dimension actually occur... Read more

  • (Screenshot/DNews)

    Do Animals Have a Sense of Humor?

    We know that some animals, like dogs and apes, can laugh. Can an animal also have a sense of humor? Join Anthony as he discusses... Read more

  • Skeptic

    What Is Unhealthy Skepticism?

    According to Webster’s dictionary, a skeptic is “One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what... Read more

  • London Hammer

    Out of Place in Time: Was This Hammer Made 100 Million Years Ago?

    Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show... Read more

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    National Walk to Work Day 2014: Date, Origin, How to Participate

    National Walk to Work Day 2014 falls on Friday, April 4. The day has been held on the first Friday of April in the United... Read more

  • Cashews are the single seed of the cashew apple. (Shutterstock)

    11 Foods That Grow in Totally Unexpected Ways: Cashews, Baby Corn (+Photos +Video)

    How often do you pause to consider how the food on your table actually grows from the ground: What kind of plant does it come... Read more

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    National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day 2014: History and Cool Facts

    April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in the United States. American soldiers in World War II were said to have invented the... Read more

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    10 Foods You’ll Never Look at the Same Way Again (Video)

    See, Oreos really aren’t that bad for you!…... Read more

  • (Screenshot/AllTime10s)

    10 Mysterious Airline Disasters in History

    With Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 still missing and shrouded in mystery, here are 10 other strange and unexplained airline disasters.…... Read more

  • Hypnosis

    Science of Spirit Possession

    Modern science questions much of the knowledge gained through the collective memory of humanity over the course of millennia. “Every culture and religious belief system... Read more

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    April Fools’ Day 2014: Notable Pranks, Tradition, Origin, History, Web Hoaxes (+Videos)

    April Fools’ Day will fall on a Tuesday, April 1 in 2014. Also known as All Fools’ Day, April Fools’ Day is a day where... Read more

  • Squirrels dancing to Michael Jackson (Youtube.com, screen shot)

    7 Short Videos That Will Make You Laugh Uncontrollably Every Time

    7. The Sneezing Baby Panda     You’ve got to love the Internet.  The world’s knowledge right at your fingertips, and crazy videos of cats and... Read more

  • Sage

    Growing Sage? Learn More About Its Uses and Fascinating History Here

    Does Sage grow abundantly in your garden? According to old English and French folklore this means either business is thriving or the lady is ruling... Read more

  • Hugelkulture

    How to Make a Lasagna Your Garden Plants Will Love

    Once you’ve finished with pruning and spring cleaning in your garden and you’re wondering what fruitful things you could do with your branches and other... Read more

  • Honey

    Honey: The Miracle Face Wash

    When I was in grade eight, my skin-care knowledge amounted to a vague idea that clean skin was clear skin. Not having access to the Internet back then, nor... Read more

  • A car rides between US tanks, in October 1961, across the famous border of the American sector in Berlin, at Checkpoint Charlie crossing point, the only one in the Berlin Wall between East (Soviet sector) and West Berlin (American sector) used only by diplomats and foreigners. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Psychic Spies of the Cold War

    The U.S. government’s use of trained psychics for military application has a history dating back at least a few decades. Project Stargate was an umbrella... Read more

  • Volkswagen XL1: What is it?

    The Volkswagen XL1, a hybrid car, can get as many as 313 miles to the gallon, which got previewed at the Gadget Show Live in... Read more

  • 2015 Chrysler 200 (Courtesy of Chrysler Media)

    2015 Chrysler 200 Four Door Sedan

    The all-new Chrysler 200 is a mid-size sedan that is decked out in simple elegance while offering a captivating driving experience for both drivers and... Read more

  • 2014 BMW 335i xDrive GT (Courtesy of BMW)

    BMW 335i GT xDrive Improves Quintessential Sport Sedan

    BMW’s 3-Series is the quintessential sport sedan, setting a tough standard that others struggle to attain. But, it is not perfect.  While it’s a finely-engineered... Read more

  • Herbert Igbanugo, middle, and his son, from Minneapolis, Minn., look at a 2014 Bentley Continental GT displayed at the Enterprise Exotic Car Collection showroom near Los Angeles International Airport, March, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Car Rentals Companies Offering Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martins; Feel Like a Movie Star for a Day

    LAS VEGAS—There’s a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star... Read more

  • 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe on display during a press preview at the North American International Auto Show January 14, 2014 in Detroit.(Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S Hits the Back Roads

    Watch the sporty 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe on a beautiful drive.…... Read more

  • General Motors introduces the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show on February 9, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    David Bell Presents the 2014 Chevrolet SS and Camaro ZL1

    Chevrolet’s David Bell introduces the latest 2014 Chevrolet SS, the 2014 Chevy Camaro ZL1, and the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray convertible.…... Read more

  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek (Courtesy of Subaru)

    2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

    The XV Crosstrek is motivated by the feisty 2.0L aluminum-alloy, horizontally-opposed, Subaru Boxer engine with dual, active, valve control system, which puts down 148 horsepower... Read more

  • 2014 Toyota Corolla (Courtesy of NetCarShow.com)

    2014 Toyota Corolla: A More Appealing Best Seller

    For years the compact Toyota Corolla has been widely acclaimed for its reliability, fuel economy, and resale value, and it has been the sedan of... Read more

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    Tesla to Install Shields to Protect Battery After Investigation

    DETROIT— The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has closed an investigation into Tesla electric car battery fires after the company said it would install more... Read more

  • 2014 Infiniti Q50 S (Courtesy of Infiniti)

    2014 Infiniti Q50 S

    The Q50 comes with two engine choices. The 3.5 liter V6 with Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid System produces a combined 360 horsepower. It starts in... Read more

  • 2014 Mazda3 (Courtesy of NetCarShow.com)

    2014 Mazda3: Enjoy the Drive

    There are lots full of well-built compact cars that you would be happy to own. But, there are a select few that you would be... Read more

  • 2014 VW Beetle Convertible (Courtesy of Volkswagen)

    2014 VW Beetle Convertible TDI

    The Beetle was reintroduced in 1997 after years of slumber, and then redesigned in 2012. German engineering kept the Beetle personality, but lowered the roof... Read more

  • 2014 Kia Soul (Courtesy of NetCarShow.com)

    2014 Kia Soul: It’s Got the Hamsters Dancing

    The dancing hamsters have got to be loving life these days. The first Kia Soul “driven” by these amusing rodents has been transformed into a... Read more

  • 2015 Volvo V60 (Courtesy of NetCarShow)

    2015 Volvo V60 Sportswagon

    Las Vegas was the perfect place to launch the Volvo Sportswagon with the new powertrain called “Drive-E.” It has a smaller, lighter, engine that brings... Read more

  • 2014 Toyota Tundra (Courtesy of NetCarShow.com)

    Toyota Tundra: Bred by Uncle Sam

    Toyota has endured sorted success with its full-size pickups. The T100 was nice, but underwhelming. Same was true of the first-generation, not-quite-big-enough Tundra. By gen-3,... Read more

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (Courtesy of GM/Chevrolet)

    2015 Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab

    Silverado not only has delivered a long-lasting and dependable powerhouse pickup, but a truck that can do any job. There is a dynamic duo under... Read more

  • 2014 Subaru Outback (Courtesy of NetCarShow.com)

    Subaru Goes Out Back With Its Special Self

    Subaru is a special company, building nearly half of its global production in Indiana and with a set of morals that respects its diverse customers... Read more

  • This Tuesday, July 23, 2013, photo, shows a grill of a 2013 GMC Terrain AWD SLT-1 in Pittsburgh. General Motors reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    GM Recall: US Safety Agency Likely Probing GM After 13 Deaths

    DETROIT— The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and... Read more

  • 2014 Dodge Dart (Courtesy of Dodge)

    2014 Dodge Dart Limited

    The Dart is a compact car, but let that not mar your enthusiasm. It is engineered without compromise and never boring, while helping to reach... Read more

  • Porsche Boxter S (Courtesy of Porsche)

    Porsche Boxster S: Engineered To Be Driven Every Day

    At $50,400, you can hardly tout the Boxster as an everyman’s Porsche, but it’s about as close as you are going to come. Porsche took... Read more

  • Designer Brian Patrick Flynn furnished this Atlanta loft strictly using vintage seating found at flea markets. Flynn suggests paying no attention to the existing upholstery, instead focusing solely on the lines of each piece. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn/Flynnside Out Blog, Sarah Dorio)

    Ask a Designer: Tips for Flea-Market Shoppers

    The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods... Read more

  • Quinoa

    Quinoa Recipes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    You know what’s really, really good for you? Quinoa. You know what I keep buying and then forgetting in the cupboard because I’m totally uninspired to... Read more

  • Hardwood or laminate flooring gives a room a sleek look. (TORLYS)

    Your Flooring Questions Answered

    I want to get rid of all the carpet in my home but I find it safer on the stairs for children. Would it look... Read more

  • Updating your window coverings is a quick and easy way to add colour to your home. (Hunter Douglas)

    Hot Trends in Window Coverings

    This year’s hottest trends in window coverings are all about improving your space—adding interest to your home with colour and pattern, improving your sleeping habits,... Read more

  • An air plant in a glass globe that is ventilated on the sides to facilitate good air circulation needed by the plant. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Bel Fiore Is Keeping It Small

    OTTAWA—If you want to bring nature indoors but lack the space to accommodate full-sized plants, consider growing some of the many available smaller plants at... Read more

  • A prairie dog is a type of ground squirrel that is a common visitor to urban backyards in Canada. (Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images)

    Welcoming Nature While Protecting Our Homes From Wildlife

    OTTAWA—When they are climbing trees or sniffing flowers in our yards, raccoons can be very cute to watch. But when they start eating our garbage,... Read more

  • Sage

    Growing Sage? Learn More About Its Uses and Fascinating History Here

    Does Sage grow abundantly in your garden? According to old English and French folklore this means either business is thriving or the lady is ruling... Read more

  • Hugelkulture

    How to Make a Lasagna Your Garden Plants Will Love

    Once you’ve finished with pruning and spring cleaning in your garden and you’re wondering what fruitful things you could do with your branches and other... Read more

  • Honey

    Honey: The Miracle Face Wash

    When I was in grade eight, my skin-care knowledge amounted to a vague idea that clean skin was clear skin. Not having access to the Internet back then, nor... Read more

  • Homemade Deodorant

    Homemade Natural Deodorant–That Works!

    I’ve always found that deodorant and/or antiperspirant didn’t work for me. No matter what kind, what brand, or how often I put it on, after... Read more

  • Peter Comyns PMA Brethour Realty.

    Home Design Adapting to Modern Life

    “People right now are looking at price, and they understand it’s more expensive to live in the city, but they are drilling down more on... Read more

  • An easy to grow, flamboyant red orchid cactus, in New Paltz, New York, on March 10. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)

    Orchid Cacti: Easy to Grow, Beautiful in Bloom

    The biggest problem with growing orchid cacti is figuring out just what they are. They are cacti, but are not spiny. Their spectacular blossoms are... Read more

  • Sharp, clean lines give a modern feel while keeping the simplicity and cleanness of the contemporary style. (hermul75 Photos.com)

    Contemporary Hearth Design

    The fireplace mantel, or hearth, is designed to be a major focal point of your home. Because of this, it’s important to decorate the hearth... Read more

  • Choose storage-friendly furniture to make your rooms more functional.(Ikea)

    5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Condo Space

    How do you organize your urban home? When it comes to big-city living, more and more people are choosing to settle in condominiums. Condos are... Read more

  • A dramatic colour scheme of grey, white, and red creates an inviting space. (Brandon Barré)

    Design Solutions

    Living Room The Challenge: Yawn… beige-on-beige just doesn’t cut it for a formal living room. An uninviting, boring room does nothing to encourage lively conversation... Read more

  • (Screenshot/Martha Stewart)

    How to Start a Vegetable Garden

    Ryan tells us about some of his favorite memories growing up gardening alongside his dad and grandmother. Ryan demonstrates how he starts some of Martha’s... Read more

  • The NEOREST 750H high tech toilet. Toto’s top-of-the-line toilet, a tankless wonder with all the gizmos, comes out this fall priced at around $10,000. (AP Photo/TOTO)

    High-Tech Toilets: No Hands or Paper Required

    NEW YORK—Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and... Read more

  • Steel grey lower cabinets in this kitchen co-ordinate well with the stainless steel appliances. (Larry Arnal)

    Kitchen Design Q&A

    Kitchens are no longer just for cooking. Today’s modern kitchens have become the hub of our homes. It is where meals are shared, guests are... Read more

  • Natural Gas

    Savings Tip for Natural Gas Consumers

    Although most of us are likely to be looking at several weeks of cold weather still ahead of us, there are some benefits to thinking... Read more

  • A large table that extends to comfortably fit 12 guests can also act as an island, more than doubling counter space. (Brad McCann)

    Create a Designer Kitchen on a Budget

    The homeowners, two busy professionals, love to entertain at home. During their search for a new dwelling, they were looking for an open concept space... Read more

  • a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink's chemical composition. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Karen L. King, File)

    ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Text Not Fake Harvard Study Suggests

    BOSTON — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a... Read more

  • Brett Hurt, 16, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa.,and a victim in the stabbings that took place their on April 9, sits in a wheelchair next to his mother Amanda Leonard during a news conference at Forbes Regional Hospital, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Monroeville, Pa. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attack. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    ‘Eviscerated:’ One Student in Franklin Regional HS Stabbings May Not Survive

    One of the 21 students stabbed at Pennsylvania’s Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday was eviscerated and may not survive. Eviscerated can mean disembowel, or cut... Read more

  • Dean Caten, left, and Dan Caten arrive at 2014 Elton John Oscar Viewing and After Party Mar. 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    National Siblings Day 2014: Quotes and Sayings to Celebrate

    National Siblings Day is here, on April 10. The day was established by Claudia Evart after losing both of her siblings early in life, according... Read more

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    Valeria Lukyanova, ‘Human Barbie:’ Her Most Interesting Quotes

    Valeria Lukyanova, known as the “human barbie,” is from Ukraine. She gained international fame, or infamy, with publication of her photos in various outlets and... Read more

  • This March 31, 2014 photo shows a glass of Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old Tawny Porto surrounded by milk chocolate Cadbury creme eggs Easter candy in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Holy Week 2014 Includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday

    Holy Week is a Christian holiday that takes place on the last week of lent, and one week before Easter. This year Holy Week falls... Read more

  • In this March 21, 2013 photograph, members of St. Philip's Episcopal Church and guests eat the karpas (greens) as part of the Seder. Rabbi Marshal Klaven, director of rabbinic services for the Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for Jewish Life in Jackson, begins his Passover pilgrimage across the South by leading Seder, the traditional Passover meal with members of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Passover 2014 Dates: USA, Canada, UK, Israel

    The holiday of Passover, or Pesach, follows the Hebrew calendar. This year, Passover in the U.S. falls on the evening of Monday, April 14, 2014... Read more

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    5 Deadly Foods People Actually Eat (+Videos)

    The last thing you should think about while eating is that your dinner could kill you. Yet there are some foods out there with the... Read more

  • 78-Year-Old Grandma Rides A Roller Coaster For The First Time (Youtube.com, Screenshot)

    Her Laughter Is Contagious. 78-Year-Old Rides A Roller Coaster For The First Time (Video)

    I dare you not to start laughing out loud. You can’t, right? Don’t be afraid to look like a fool. Let it all go. Laugh... Read more

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    Video Shows Rat Scaring NY Subway Commuters

    For the past week, rodents have been wreaking havoc in the Big Apple. After shutting down a Dunkin’ Donuts in Manhattan, they ventured to the... Read more

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    Pucker: Adorable Babies’ First Taste of Lemons, in Slow-Motion

    When life gives you lemons, give them to adorable children [author's note: hacky, I know, forgive me]. A video collaboration between photographers David Wile and April... Read more

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    Teacher Finds, Returns $11,000 Cash, Is Better than Us

    Driving around Clover, South Carolina, Sherry Whitesides found a big bag of cash. In it was $11,400 in cash. First, she did what many of... Read more

  • Bottles stand in row at the bottling facility of the Radeberger Export Beer Brewery in Radeberg, Germany, Nov. 19, 2013 (AP Photo/dpa, Sebastian Kahnert,File)

    National Beer Day 2014: 10 Facts for Beer Drinkers (+Video)

    National Beer Day 2014 is Monday, April 7, and here’s a few facts about the famed beverage. - The Czech Republic, the average resident drinks... Read more

  • Easter Bunny

    Easter 2014: When is Easter 2014 and 2015? Dates for USA, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Greek, Russian, Europe Holidays

     The date for Easter in U.S.A. is Sunday, April 20, 2014, which coincides with the Eastern Orthodox Churches that include Russian, and Greek Orthodox denominations... Read more

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    ‘Best’ April Fools Prank: Professor Cell-Phone Policy Gets Abused

    According to the video creator, an economics professor at Aquinas College has a simple cell phone policy: if a cell goes off during class, students... Read more

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    A Single Woman’s Tale

    I am single, never married. I have many friends in the same situation—single, never married. We are all successful, well educated, intelligent, fun, and attractive... Read more

  • Art Deco motifs and colors–black, white, and gold–that bring an elegant, vintage glamour to the reception of a jazz-age style wedding. (AP Photo/Martha Stewart Weddings, Lucas Allen)

    Roaring ’20s-Themed Weddings Have All That Jazz

    The Roaring ’20s live on in pop culture as a high-spirited whirl of a decade, full of dancing flappers, dapper gents, and an overall air... Read more

  • The Appy Couple application manages RSVP’s, sends email invites, and create an itinerary so that people know the schedule of events. Guests can use it to book travel, get maps, share photos, and put in song requests to wedding DJs. (AP Photo/Appy Couple)

    App Happy: Wedding Help in the Palm of Your Hand

    Doug Appleton’s grandparents couldn’t travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day as... Read more

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    Unhappily Ever After: Original Versions of 5 Popular Fairy Tales

    In the Disney version of popular fairy tales, all ends well and happily. However, in the original stories written by the Grimm brothers, the stories... Read more

  • New John Wayne Biography Hits Target Dead Center

    “John Wayne: The Life and Legend” (Simon & Schuster), by Scott Eyman Who’s that on the cover of Scott Eyman’s splendid biography of Hollywood’s most... Read more

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    Just Look Around

    Recently, I was playing tennis with a friend. It was not going well. I was losing. And not just normal losing, but the type of... Read more

  • Venice

    Carnival of Venice 2014—Masks and Mystique (Photos)

    The Carnival of Venice dates back to the 12th century, supposedly to celebrate and memorialize a military victory. In 1797, the festival was outlawed under... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Gift of Travel Memories

    I know that trying to find the right gift, no matter what time of year or occasion, can sometimes be a huge challenge. We all... Read more

  • This March 19, 2014 photo shows a recreation of a jail cell in Montgomery, Ala. where Martin Luther King was held in 1963 at the newly-renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. The museum, which first opened in 1991, is now ready to show off new, emotionally-moving exhibits and flashy, informative interactive displays. The museum says it attracts 200,000 people every year, but the renovations are impressive enough that they could lead to a spike in visitor turnout. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

    Renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Reopening

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.—One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black... Read more

  • In this photo taken March 15, 2014, at Phantom Falls, Fall Creek forms a huge ice sculpture surrounded by an ice-misted landscape near Oakley, Idaho. The brush-covered hills southwest of Oakley hide a little-known spot of startling beauty, Phantom Falls, the highest waterfall in the South Hills. (AP Photo/Times-News, Virginia Hutchins)

    On the Trail of Idaho’s Icy Phantom of the Falls

    OAKLEY, Idaho — I heard reports of the ice phantom, saw the secret spot where it was said to appear, wondered about it for two... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Fitness on the Road

    Keeping active while on the road is a big challenge. This is especially so for those of us who travel for business and are stuck... Read more

  • Side view of Buchlovice Castle. (Susan Hallett)

    Buchlovice: A Jewel of the Czech Republic

    When I think of parks and flowers, especially fuchsias, I don’t think of Ireland’s Mt. Stewart or England’s Kew Gardens. I let my mind wander... Read more

  • The short par-4 4th at Diamante Dunes—tempting much and testing all. (Maureen A Vaccaro)

    Tiger Woods to Open His First Golf Course in Mexico

    Conquering golf courses has been on the agenda for Tiger Woods since he appeared on the “Mike Douglas Show” in 1978 as a two-year-old child... Read more

  • Boston

    Preserving Historic Boston and an Insider’s Look at Some Neighborhoods (Videos)

    A preservation expert discusses older homes in Boston, and we take an insider’s look at some of the unique characteristics of Boston’s neighborhoods. *Image of... Read more

  • A Moken boy, nomads of the sea, plays with a bamboo pole with a wooden wheel attached, on Island 115 in Mergui Archipelago, Burma, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Burma’s Maritime ‘Lost World’ Braces for Tourism

    MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar—Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Burma’s southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints. Here... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Tips for New Business Travelers

    Ah, to be young again. On my recent flight back home, I was made to reminisce about my early days of travel when I was... Read more

  • The Everglades is technically a river, flowing southwest at the slow rate of about a quarter mile a day. (Wibke Carter)

    Gators and Birds in Florida’s River of Grass: Touring the Everglades

    “There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly... Read more

  • Road Trips

    5 Epic Road Trips You Need to Take in Your 20s

    Grab your keys and a friend.…... Read more

  • People relaxing at Vienna's Café Demel. Viennese coffeehouses are a good place to read, study, socialize, or spend some alone time. (Wien Tourismus/Peter Rigaud)

    Coffee Drinking is an Art in Vienna

    Coffee drinking in Vienna is now on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage activities, along with Spanish flamenco and Portuguese fado. Austrian coffeehouses are,... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Privacy versus Convenience

    On my last international flight two weeks ago, three of my colleagues were bubbling over with excitement when we met at the gate. They could... Read more

  • 2014 marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac, and was a centerpiece in the LED light display at Taiwan’s largest display celebrating Chinese New Year. (Manos Angelakis)

    Taiwan’s Lantern Festival

    I was in Taiwan this February, so it was natural to attend the largest and most elaborate Lantern Festival on the island, taking place in... Read more

  • Bright red tulips in bloom. (Don MacKinnon/Getty Images)

    Tiptoe Through the Tulips in Ottawa

    As I walked through Ottawa’s Confederation Park to City Hall, I was covered in the gentle spring snow of crab-apple blossoms. Their perfume mingled with... Read more

  • The Tango Festival in Seinäjoki, Finland. (Carole Jobin)

    Finland’s Take on Tango

    There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. I noted this popular Finnish proverb at an international market soon after visiting Finland... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Wardrobe and Safety

    Does what you wear affect your safety while traveling abroad? That depends on where you are going, what you are wearing, and how well you... Read more

  • Two girls contemplating the sunset on Lake Garda. (Marius Iacob/Epoch Times)

    Dreaming of Italian Summer (+Photos)

    If this winter’s bitter cold weather has you daydreaming ahead to summer vacation plans, Lake Garda could be just the thing. The Northern Italy vacation... Read more

  • This 2014 photo shows Koh Ma, off Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thailand's beaches and islands are beautiful and relaxing, with a vibrant party scene, and make an exotic alternative to more traditional spring break destinations for adventurous travelers. (AP Photo/Mairead Flynn)

    Need a New Spring Break Destination? Consider Thailand’s Beaches

    KOH PHANGAN, Thailand—A trip sampling the diversity of Southeast Asian destinations can take you from the sleek modernity of Singapore to the ancient temples of... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: The Gift of Travel Memories

    I know that trying to find the right gift, no matter what time of year or occasion, can sometimes be a huge challenge. We all... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Fitness on the Road

    Keeping active while on the road is a big challenge. This is especially so for those of us who travel for business and are stuck... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Tips for New Business Travelers

    Ah, to be young again. On my recent flight back home, I was made to reminisce about my early days of travel when I was... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Privacy versus Convenience

    On my last international flight two weeks ago, three of my colleagues were bubbling over with excitement when we met at the gate. They could... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Wardrobe and Safety

    Does what you wear affect your safety while traveling abroad? That depends on where you are going, what you are wearing, and how well you... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Easy Packing for a Change of Season

    We are right in the middle of winter here in New Jersey. In fact, the snow does not seem to want to stop! With that... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Knowing Your Embassy’s Services

    In my 16 years of business travel, I have only registered my travel information with a U.S. Embassy once. However, that one experience was not... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Altitude Awareness

    I am headed to Bogota, Colombia, in a few weeks for a business trip. It is a very lush location right at the foothills of... Read more

  • The Jefferson Memorial building in Washington, D.C., during the cherry blossom festival. (Shutterstock*)

    Winter Woes? The Perfect Time to Plan Your Getaway

    It’s no secret that this season’s weather extremes have left us all a bit winter-weary. What better way to lift the spirits than to start... Read more

  • A file photo of a cruise ship. (Shutterstock*)

    The Consummate Traveler–Are Cruises Right for You?

    I was recently trading stories with someone about vacationing on cruise ships. What I’ve observed is that most people fall into one of two camps—either... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Making an Annual Travel Plan

    Returning to our daily routines after a long holiday break is always tough. However, there is always something that I look forward to each January... Read more

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    Delta Airlines Will Honor Wrong Super-Low Fares

    Delta Airlines said that it would honor some super-low fares that it had mistakenly published on its website the day after Christmas, but was reverting... Read more

  • Money-changing kiosks and store fronts can be more convenient than banks, but almost always charge a higher fee. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

    The Consummate Traveler: The Price of Money

    Remember the days of carrying bulky travelers’ checks in your wallet to handle your foreign currency transactions? I do. When I first began working internationally... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Woes of the Overbooked Flight

    I recently had dinner with some international colleagues who had flown in from Rome to New York. During dinner we heard their travel tales of... Read more

  • Flying etiquette may elude even frequent flyers. Here's a flight attendant's look at what you should and should not do on an airplane, just in time for your holiday travel. (Shutterstock*)

    10 Things That Annoy Flight Attendants and How to Keep Your Flight Attendant Happy

    Now that the holiday season is upon us, many will be flying to visit friends and family—and cabin crew (like myself) will feel the strain... Read more

  • Street art in Venice, Italy. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

    7 Cool Photos of Graffiti Street Art in Europe

    Without specifically looking for street art, I came across these several pieces over the course of a few months traveling in parts of Europe. They... Read more

  • Exercising common sense before embarking on a road trip this holiday season can help avoid major traffic back-ups and car break-downs. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    The Consummate Traveler: Holiday Road Trip Reminders

    It finally feels like the Holiday season to me. Just today, the first snowflakes fell in my neighborhood, and my colleagues began to write Happy... Read more

  • Some air carriers are stepping up the quality and service of their in-flight meals as they look to entice new customers. (Toshfumi Kittamura/AFP/GettyImages)

    The Consummate Traveler: Food in Flight

    Airplane food is generally assumed to be bland and underwhelming. We as consumers came to expect this and lived with it. However, I want to... Read more

  • Sailing along the Napali coast on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. With some creativity and savvy shopping, planning a dream vacation to Hawaii and other destinations can be done for much cheaper than one might expect. (Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson)

    The Consummate Traveler: Paradise Is Possible

    Whenever I ask new acquaintances what part of the United States they would most like to visit, many say Hawaii. Indeed it probably qualifies as... Read more

  • The Consummate Traveler: Hotel Stars or Traveler Reviews?

    When planning a trip, how much weight do you put on the star ratings attached to hotel websites and advertising to make your final choice?... Read more

  • Paying down your mortgage as fast as you can saves on future interest costs and helps build up equity in your home. (Epoch Times)

    Six Tips to Help You Survive the Mortgage Market

    The spring real estate market is gathering momentum. So here are a few things you should know about mortgages to avoid getting fleeced. First of... Read more

  • Selling a primary residence upon retirement and downsizing should not be expected to put money in your pocket or provide enough additional or meaningful income that you can count on. (Elena Elisseeva/Fotolia)

    Don’t Count on Home Equity for Retirement Income

    Are you counting on your home to fund your retirement? You’re not alone. A recent survey by Sun Life Financial showed that 24 percent of... Read more

  • “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” —Marcus Aurelius *Shutterstock

    Positively Speaking

     Five years ago, I was introduced to minimalism by my neighbor. It was a short conversation, only a few sentences long. I had been working... Read more

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    Top 3 Ways to Not Break Your Budget

    Last year Americans spent $4.3 trillion on retail sales. We have three things to avoid so you don’t break your budget and overspend on things... Read more

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange react to news on Feb. 11, 2014, that easy monetary policy will continue under new Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Bubble Time Again?

    Two events in 2013 stand out as pivotal. The balance sheet of the U.S. Federal Reserve was expanded 37 percent to surpass US$4 trillion. Secondly,... Read more

  • Arthur Flores, CFP, of Flores Financial Planning. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Taking Charge of Your Personal Finances

    NEW YORK—Judged purely from the outside, Arthur Flores looks like just another finance guy. What sets him apart, however, is his motivation for doing business... Read more

  • Nothing

    Spend $40 on This ‘Nothing’ to Remind Yourself to Not Buy Useless Stuff

    This block of black wood is meant to remind you, according to the company website: “You have everything. You need nothing.” It costs 29 euros... Read more

  • New U.S. Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen gives her first testimony before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

    US Fed Tapering and Its Unintended Consequences

    In a rare example of unity, governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board unanimously voted in early February to reduce the monthly bond-buying program by... Read more

  • A retired couple watches a rugby match together. Most Canadians will not save for a particular target amount for retirement and then live the lifestyle that sum will afford them. More realistically, they will save as much as they can, while fixing the roof, buying a new car, and paying for children’s post-secondary education. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

    The Surprising Real Story On Funding Your Retirement

    It’s RRSP season again. And every bank, mutual fund, and investment company is urging you to contribute. “Save for your retirement!” is the rallying cry. ... Read more

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    Coin Credit Card

    The Coin is a new digital credit card that replaces all the credit cards you have now. It is a black card that stores all... Read more

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    Think Tax Laws Are Written To Take Your Money? Think Again…

    Everybody knows they have to pay taxes. It’s the law! Read through all the tax laws you want; there are so many of them that... Read more

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    How to Make Money Instead of Trading Your Labor for It

    Money is infinite. There is not a finite amount of money on this earth. Suppose you had just purchased all the necessary materials to build... Read more

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    Tax Credits & Deductions: How to Get a Lot of Them on Your Income Tax Return

    It’s tax-time, and the big question on everyone’s mind is: “How can I pay less?” Or, maybe your question is, “How can I get back more?”... Read more

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    Free Credit Report & Free Credit Score: Where to Find Yours

    Keeping an eye on your credit is an important thing to do whether you have good credit, are trying to repair your credit, or are... Read more

  • A trader sitting in front of a stock chart at a stock exchange gestures as he speaks on the phone in this file photo. Look on weakness in a stock as cause for concern and further investigation. But don’t sell just because a stock went down. (Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images)

    Use My ‘Evergreen’ Strategy to Avoid Selling Good Stocks

    We continue to advise that you shouldn’t let the current or recent investment situation play too big a role in setting your investment objectives and... Read more

  • One simple remedy for getting back on track financially is to write down some general goals, like saving for a special purchase. Then make a plan, set priorities, assess your resources, and determine how long it will take to save up to pay for that purchase in cash. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com)

    The Cure for Holiday (Financial) Overindulgence

    Have you been naughty this holiday season? Financially, at least, many of us tip over to the “naughty” side, overextending our spending and maxing out... Read more

  • Survey: US Gas Prices Down 2 Cents per Gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 2 cents a gallon in the past two weeks after a month of increases. According... Read more

  • Canada’s equity performance has lagged that of Europe and especially the U.S. in 2013. (Epoch Times)

    Year-end Tips, New Year’s Outlook

    International stock markets outpaced Canada’s through 2013, while interest rates remained low. This has presented some unique challenges for Canadian investors, particularly retirees.  But with... Read more

  • Take care not to contribute, withdraw, and recontribute to your TFSA in the same year. If you do, you may accidentally over-contribute for a given year, and that means tax penalties. (Elenathewise/Fotolia)

    A TFSA Tax Trap to Avoid

    You may contribute up to the annual maximum in a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) until Dec. 31 each year.  There is no “grace” period of... Read more

  • To get the full benefit of the tax-loss selling strategy, you have to act before year-end. (Elenathewise/Fotolia)

    The Art and Mystery of Tax-loss Selling

    We hear a lot about “tax-loss selling” around this time of year. That’s the tax technique of using investment losses against capital gains to cut... Read more

  • (Shutterstock.com)*

    Top 6 iPhone Apps to Help Advertising Executives Sell More

    If you are in the business of selling advertising, regardless of your title and if you’re prospecting for new ad clients you can probably take... Read more

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    Happy People Work Harder (Especially If They Get Chocolate)

    Economists at the University of Warwick have found happiness increases productivity by around 12%. Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi carried out a number... Read more

  • Randi Zinn welcomes her guests to the Beyond Mom Mixer: A Facilitated Networking Experience for Forward-Thinking Moms in New York City. (Courtesy of Randy Zinn/Photo Benton Sampson)

    Tips for Networking Moms in New York City

    Many of us are seeking meaningful connections in this giant, overpopulated city. Networking can be tough. It’s hard to know the best communities to place... Read more

  • Are you wasting time?

    10 Everyday Tasks That Can Be Skipped

    Much of the time so desperately needed throughout the day could be gained by getting rid of time-wasting tasks.…... Read more

  • Burger

    Big Whopper Economics in Fast-Food Franchises

    In August, Larry and Kathryn Baerns and their son, Christopher, filed court papers charging that the two new Steak ’n Shake restaurants they had just... Read more

  • Malan, left, has audience members help to illustrate a point. 

Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

    Teaching with Elan

    David Malan is standing before the audience in Longfellow Hall asking for step-by-step instructions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In front of... Read more

  • Intensive Care Needed

    More Education and Lower Workload for Nurses Sees Patients’ Lives Saved

    Hospitals where nurses are qualified to bachelor’s degree level and have lower patient-to-nurse ratios have lower mortality rates. In a cross-European study published in The... Read more

  • More than a third of UK universities have given up teaching European language degrees.

    UK: We Need to Fall Back in Love With Learning Languages

    The drop in applications to European language programmes at UK universities will not have come as a great shock to anybody teaching languages. For at... Read more

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014 shows U.S. Navy Commander Valerie Overstreet poses on the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband, also a naval officer, were stationed in different parts of the country made it complicated. So she decided to take advantage of a fledgling Navy program that allowed her to take a year off and return to duty without risking her career or future commands. Now, three years later, she’s got a two-year-old daughter and a nine-month old son, she’s back at work at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and her promotion to captain has been confirmed.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Sabbaticals May Help Military Keep Women in Ranks

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.—Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her... Read more

  • (Shutterstock*)

    A Creative Résumé to Attract Employers: 1-Page Job Proposal

    Author Patrick G. Riley has developed a new, proactive job application tool. He provides job-seekers with a guide to building a one-page job proposal. The... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with employees of DeNA, a video-game and e-commerce company founded by a woman, at their office in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office a year ago, has made the advancement of women a pillar of his economic revival policies in the most aggressive and ambitious initiative to back the rise of Japanese women in years. During a recent trip to Tokyo, Biden visited DeNA to drive home Abe’s message of promoting women. “Women are half the sky. They are half the brainpower. They are half the energy. They’re half the innovation,” Biden said. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japan Promises Equality, But Women Find Few Jobs

    TOKYO— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants women like Tomo Tamai to go back to work. Tamai is eager to do so, nearly two years... Read more

  • Arizona State University's Sun Devils football, file photo (*Shutterstock)

    You Know Who Else Uses Unpaid Interns? Colleges and Universities

    For students interested in a career in sports management, Arizona State University has what seems like a great opportunity. The school’s athletic program, which boasts of... Read more

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    Essential Networking: Always Carry Business Cards

    Necessary or not necessary? When it comes to business cards that’s the burning question. The answer? Necessary. It is a golden rule when attending networking... Read more

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    Essential Networking: Introducing Exclusive Target Networking Events

    I have now returned to London, following my month long research networking trip to New York. My purpose was to identify the differences between New... Read more

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    From London to New York: Cultural Impacts of Networking

    NEW YORK—For New Yorkers, the most determining factor in whether someone is valuable to their network is—it may sound surprising—likability. “I may not be selling... Read more

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    Essential Networking: Connecting New York Style

    I have now been networking in New York for one month and it is has been an inspiring and electrifying experience, which I am eager... Read more

  • Bella Rareworld

    Essential Networking: Use it for Job Hunting

    The process of job hunting has significantly changed over the years since the growth of the internet and social media. It feels like a life... Read more

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    Essential Networking: International Networking Part 1

    For this column edition, I am writing from New York. I will be spending one month in NYC on an international networking research trip, researching... Read more

  • Bella Rareworld

    Essential Networking: How to Attract Quality Referrals

    There is a difference between receiving lots of referrals and attracting quality referrals. There is nothing better than word-of-mouth recommendations which speak volumes and are... Read more

  • Bella Rareworld

    Essential Networking: Don’t Be Shy — Become a Speaker

    Think about the last networking event or seminar you attended where you heard a talk from a speaker? Did you have any passing thoughts that... Read more


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