United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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There’s a new Chrome extension to help you boycott United Airlines

April 15, 2017

… to the United States of Humanity.” Here’s what it looks like in action: Image: Drop united You can download Drop United here. WATCH: While the United fiasco unfolded, a travel writer made $11,000 off overbooked flights More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMints App 2.0 Express Profits Express profits pack for Mints App 2.04 Plugins Bundle – 5 Sites License Email Tools – The 4-in-1 Email Tool Suite Timer, Video, Survey, and Personalized Email Images for your …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… timed and what researchers discovered in both the original study and its replication was that it took the elderly word group 15 percent longer to travel the same distance as their counterparts. Why all this stress on the science of words and images? Because most of us are suspicious of their power. We laugh at motivational mantras and roll our eyes when someone asks us to avoid aggressive phrases like crush the competition or take no prisoners. Most of all, we are skeptical of whether or not …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

(CNN)There are great rivalries and there are Great Rivalries — and we all know the difference between the two. Athens vs. Sparta. Ali vs. Frazier. Adolescence vs. Orthodontistry. All great rivalries. Coke vs. Pepsi. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Beatles vs. Stones. The English Breakfast Society, whose rousing mission “to restore the traditional English breakfast to its former glory and encourage the spread of establishments serving a high quality traditional English breakfast …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… Middle East. While you’re in the neighborhood … Abu Dhabi: Insider travel Guide Compared with the city’s glitzy and unashamedly gaudy Burj Al Arab and Atlantis The Palm Hotel, Al Qasr, which translates as “The Palace,” offers a distinctive Arabic flavor (Persian rugs and ornate oil lamps) without resembling Ali Baba’s grotto. Step inside the lobby and the scent of freshly cut rose petals — which are scattered into a center pool — hits …

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Grindr isn’t just a hookup app, it’s now an LGBTQ publisher too

March 29, 2017

… “uplifting” positive stories, real-time advice on where to go in cities around the world, info on the latest trends from people setting them, and first-person accounts of LGBTQ events and issues. “People hook up on Grindr, but its about more than that. Into focuses a lot on travel, since our users like to travel and go out,” Simkhai said inan interview with Forbes. “Into will help you navigate while travelling, as well share travel info relating to nightlife, …

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Stop with the leggings shaming and let women dress how they want

March 29, 2017

… being banned from boarding a flight until they changed out of the leggings. SEE ALSO: United Airlines: ‘Your leggings are welcome.’ Delta: ‘Duh’ Following the severe backlash, Jonathan Guerin, a spokesperson at United Airlines, assured Mashable that the leggings restriction solely applies to a select group of people: employees and their “pass riders,” friends or relatives of United employees who receive free or heavily discounted travel. All other passengers …

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This traveling campaign wants to help communities fight injustice with creativity

March 25, 2017

Baltimore residents protest the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015.Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images The people are coming together, and they’re using creativity and social media to be heard. A new initiative called The People’s Campaign is raising money on GoFundMe to travel to 15 states across the U.S. that are “overcoming injustice, but are no longer in the national spotlight.” The campaign hopes to combine digital storytelling and social justice activism to support …

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San Francisco: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)San Francisco is small by urban standards, a compact swath of rambunctious hills, windswept bays and rainbow-colored Victorian homes. But it’s seen enough upheaval for a town twice its size. And it’s been the adopted home of numerous seismic social — and geological — movements. As a result, San Francisco is a crossroads of commerce and counterculture, suffused with noir moodiness as well as Gold Rush bravado. …

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Koh Samui Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

… product on a small menu that changes frequently, with service to match. Another Thai paradise — Phuket: Insider travel Guide Chez Francois It’s rare to come across a restaurant that earns universal acclaim, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone with a bad word to say about chef Francois Porte’s Chez Francois. Guests enter on a street close to the Fisherman’s Village through a large, ornate door into a cozy space with black and white checkered floors, and a large …

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So Paulo: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)With all there is to see and do in South America’s largest city, the sheer size of the metropolis often stuns the uninitiated visitor. Don’t despair — getting to the locations that showcase the best of So Paulo isn’t as hard as it might seem. While you’re in Brazil anyway … Rio de Janeiro: Insider travel Guide …

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Things to do in Austin, Texas, all year round

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Even if you’re not visiting during the madness of South by Southwest, visitors can clearly see that Texas’s ever-changing capital city thrives on new sights, sounds, and eats. New stays In South Austin, Hotelier Liz Lambert (of the Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia) continues to push (and preserve) mid-century Texas chic with the Austin Motel. …

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The Easter Egg Your Eye Goes To First Reveals Everything About Your Personality

March 22, 2017

… out! #6: Elaborate Egg Laura Caseley for LittleThings You are a born leader, and you aren’t afraid to show it. You’re probably the oldest child in your family, and may work in a highly independent career. You might be an entrepreneur, a travel guide, or a surgeon. You like to be in charge and make no apologies for being the boss. Still, you’re a kind person, and know that there’s enough success to go around. You never mind giving a friend or junior employee …

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Zedd organizes concert to speak out against Trump’s travel ban

March 12, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Grammy-winning DJ Zedd says he does not consider himself “a political person,” but when President Donald Trump signed an immigration executive order that includes a travel ban, he could no longer stay silent. “I try to be somewhat quiet about political issues unless I think it gets out of hand,” Zedd told CNN. “I feel like if there’s a change I can make — there’s something I can do to help — that is when I decide to …

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U.S. Politicians Seek To Quiz British Spy Who Wrote Russian Dossier On Trump

March 6, 2017

… Russians. Now Democrats and Republicans have reached out to him in the hope that he might testify in a Senate probe into ties between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides, sources told The IndependentThursday. The British news outlet says it is unlikely that Steele would travel to the U.S. because of security concerns, but its possible he would meet to talk with American leaders in the United Kingdom. The Washington Post also reported that House Democrats have reached out to Steele about …

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CNN 10 – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

… that our real road cars will become safer. BURKE: So, how much did it cost you? SVERDLOV: To me? BURKE: Yes. SVERDLOV: Around one million pound to make this car. BURKE: So, a little more than a million dollars. Worth it? SVERDLOV: Yes, for sure. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: So, robots aren’t just getting faster, they’re getting more athletic y’all. This is Handle. Why the name? Because it can pick up and handle stuff. It can also travel up to nine miles per hour. It can balance, spin, …

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ACLU ribbons spotted on Oscars red carpet

February 27, 2017

(CNN)A little blue ribbon has become the hottest accessory for many stars on the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Celebrities are donning the ribbon in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that challenged President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban in court. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization says it reached out to all major Oscar nominees to participate in the “Stand with the ACLU” initiative. So far, Ruth Negga, …

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Alpine airports: Ski resorts you can fly into

February 21, 2017

(CNN)The freedom found skiing on a mountain is often earned after lengthy journeys, airport hassles and time-consuming traffic. But what if flying to the slopes was simple? Certain ski resorts do offer this — and not just the ones involving a helicopter lift from the nearest international airport. “The benefit of private jet travel for ski trips is as much about time saving and convenience, as it is about luxury,” says PrivateFly chief executive Adam Twidell. …

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Trump gets what he wants in Florida: Campaign-level adulation

February 20, 2017

Melbourne, Florida (CNN)President Donald Trump, after a month of arduous and, at times, turbulent governing, got what he came for Saturday during a dusk rally here: Campaign-level adulation. Trump, who just months ago finished campaigning for the office he now holds, was both selling what his administration has done in its first 30 days and trying to change the subject after a chaotic month. The President was forced to fire his national security adviser, struggled to roll out his travel ban …

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Atmospheric river slamming California extends from tropics like a ghostly vein

February 18, 2017

… of water vapor roughly equivalent to 7.5 [to] 15 times the average flow of liquid water at the mouth of the Mississippi River.” Storm Impacts The storm is likely to cause major traffic delays across Southern California, and may bring air travel to a standstill for several hours as winds gust to 50 miles per hour or more in San Diego, with slightly weaker winds in L.A. Greater than 4 inches of rain may fall during this storm even in downtown L.A., which would be the city’s largest …

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You can now ‘sponsor’ Olympians on GoFundMe with new Special Olympics partnership

February 17, 2017

… spotlights the personal stories of those competing. SEE ALSO: How six young women invented a life-changing device in less than a day More than 2,700 athletes from over 100 countries will compete in the Winter Games, which run March 14 through March 25. According to GoFundMe, it costs about $2,500 per athlete for travel, training, equipment, coaching and accommodations. The fundraising campaigns will help offset those costs, and help the teams focus on what matters most: Community and sport. …

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