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Conscious tourism doesn’t mean you have to “live like a local”

Conscious tourism doesn’t mean you have to “live like a local”

Is it possible to enjoy your vacation without guilt? Yes. Here's how.
The only thing better than a hot toddy is a cold one

The only thing better than a hot toddy is a cold one

It's a clean mix of flavors—and one that's very refreshing served on ice.
Asian airlines’ beauty standards remain stuck in the dark ages

Asian airlines’ beauty standards remain stuck in the dark ages

Virgin Atlantic has stopped requiring makeup and skirts, but many airlines continue to build their brands around an idealized, outdated version of womanhood.
At 60, Barbie has no discernible personality, and that is the best thing about her

At 60, Barbie has no discernible personality, and that is the best thing about her

Barbie, the original "influencer," was also a proxy for girls' imaginations and aspirations.
Female founders in their 50s are starting cannabis companies to take care of their own

Female founders in their 50s are starting cannabis companies to take care of their own

With low-dose THC teas, topicals, and more, these companies want to help women improve their sleep, sex, and state of mind.
After the Ethiopian Airlines crash, should the 737 Max be grounded worldwide?

After the Ethiopian Airlines crash, should the 737 Max be grounded worldwide?

China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia have grounded the aircraft. Should the world follow suit?
A new pie cookbook written by two scientists blends precision and creativity

A new pie cookbook written by two scientists blends precision and creativity

A couple of prize-winning bakers share this chocolate-striped "Pie of the Tiger," and a slew of other new classics.
A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK luxury sector $8.9 billion a year

A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK luxury sector $8.9 billion a year

The outcome could hammer the high-end exports of brands including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Bentley, and more.
California’s colorful super blooms, in pictures

California’s colorful super blooms, in pictures

Winter showers bring super March flowers.
Students in the college admissions scam had their heads photoshopped onto athletes’ bodies

Students in the college admissions scam had their heads photoshopped onto athletes’ bodies

Details in the court documents show the sometimes absurd lengths the schemers went to.
The college bribery scandal is reprehensible. As a parent, it’s also very relatable

The college bribery scandal is reprehensible. As a parent, it’s also very relatable

What those parents did was an extreme example of helicopter parenting, a societal condition born of inequality and anxiety.
The tourism slogan “Be taken by Albania” intentionally references kidnapping

The tourism slogan “Be taken by Albania” intentionally references kidnapping

The campaign includes an appeal to “Taken” actor Liam Neeson to visit and be "taken" by the nation's natural beauty.
What Annie Leibovitz’s slick, boring Beto photoshoot tells us about the candidate

What Annie Leibovitz’s slick, boring Beto photoshoot tells us about the candidate

O'Rourke sees his best path to the presidency in being a friendly tonic to president Trump's acidic, flamboyant billionaire persona.
Here’s a delightful and algorithm-free way to discover your next favorite band
St. Patrick’s Day’s most controversial drink is also its most delicious

St. Patrick’s Day’s most controversial drink is also its most delicious

The Irish Car Bomb is a great drink with a terrible name.
A cockpit warning light for a mechanical fault in the 737 Max was an optional add-on

A cockpit warning light for a mechanical fault in the 737 Max was an optional add-on

Boeing and the FAA didn't require the feature for safe operation of the 737 Max, but it could be added at extra cost.
An Irish soda bread recipe as inauthentic as it’s delicious
The 737 Max crashes are changing our perception of airline safety

The 737 Max crashes are changing our perception of airline safety

The glimpse into the workings of commercial aviation that the 737 Max saga offers highlights how prone to human error the systems meant to keep us safe really are.
Goths in China are posting selfies to protest discrimination

Goths in China are posting selfies to protest discrimination

It all started when a Guangzhou woman was asked to remove her goth makeup at the entrance of a subway station.
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