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'Topless Tourist' Returns To Britain, Apologizes To Malaysia For Posing On Mountain

AP | Nick Robins-Early | June 14, 2015 | World
LONDON (AP) — Eleanor Hawkins has returned to England and apologized to the people of Malaysia for having posed topless on a sacred mountain. The student, who served a three-day jail term in Malaysia's Sabah state before being set free, says she knows her actions had been wrong.

Solar-Powered Airplane Is About To Make History

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | June 13, 2015 | Green
Aviation history is in the making -- no fossil fuels necessary. Solar Impulse 2, the revolutionary airplane powered exclusively by sunlight, is about to depart on the longest leg of its around-the-world journey. The 4,000-mile flight from Japan to Hawaii will kick off as soon as weather...

23 Photos That Sum Up Waikiki Perfectly

Chloe Fox | June 12, 2015 | Hawaii
Waikiki is many things to many people -- everyone's experience there is unique. And while it's impossible to capture all of Waikiki's glory, energy and history in one photo, these pictures are definitely worth a thousand words. Because sometimes, postcard pictures just don't tell the whole story. Take,...

Google Flights Guys On When To Purchase Flights 'The Best Time To Buy Is Now'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | June 12, 2015 | Travel
Google Flights is better than a travel agent. The flight search engine can essentially plan your dream trip by seeking out the cheapest flight in a given month, all while monitoring fare changes for you. On Wednesday, the brains behind...

Divide Deepens Over Planned Development Near Grand Canyon

Reuters | Reuters | June 12, 2015 | Politics
By Laura Zuckerman June 12 (Reuters) - A plan for shops, restaurants, hotels and thousands of homes near the Grand Canyon's celebrated South Rim is pitting a tiny Arizona town seeking to expand against opponents who say the development will mar one of the world's natural wonders. Tusayan, a community...

Mom Fights For Lactation Rooms In Airports After Pumping In A 'Filthy' Janitorial Closet

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | June 12, 2015 | Parents
During her first trip away from her 7-month-old daughter, Hayley Picchini learned just how difficult air travel can be for breastfeeding mothers. On her way to a business trip, the Austin mom was planning to pump during a layover at LAX. Upon landing in Los Angeles, Picchini...

A Day In The Life Of Dominique Ansel, The Mastermind Behind The One And Only Cronut

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | June 12, 2015 | Taste
He invented the Cronut™ and you definitely want to hang out with him.

Stay Mosquito Bite-Free All Summer With This Natural Hack

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | June 12, 2015 | HuffPost Home
Whether your propensity to attract mosquitoes is in your genes or not, the pesky bugs are a real summertime buzzkill. Bug spray and citronella are effective at keeping them away, but according to a video by the San Francisco Globe, there's an even easier,...

French Police Detain 6-Year-Old Girl At Airport For 3 Days In ID Mistake

AP | Charlotte Alfred | June 12, 2015 | World
PARIS (AP) — Paris airport police held a 6-year-old French girl for three days on suspicion she had a fake passport — until a judge ordered her released into her mother's arms, a lawyer said Friday. Authorities insist that police were just doing their jobs to protect children from trafficking,...

Tourists Who Posed Naked On Malaysia Mountain Sentenced To 3 Days In Jail

AP | Hilary Hanson | June 12, 2015 | World
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Four Westerners who posed naked on Malaysia's highest peak were sentenced Friday to three days in jail and fined for obscene behavior in a public place, news reports said. The four were among 10 foreigners who stripped naked and took photos on Mount Kinabalu on...

How To Do Trieste In A Weekend

Alison Spiegel | June 12, 2015 | Style
By Maja Martini ©Photos by Giuliano Koren From the city of artists to a mini-capital of hospitality and food, with bookshops, antiques, self-designed perfumes, and evocative itineraries. Wind and sea included. In The Small Apple Zoe Food Via Felice Venezian 24

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Does A Near-Vertical Takeoff

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | June 12, 2015 | Travel
Talk about showing off. Boeing posted a clip on YouTube of its 787-9 Dreamliner passenger jet taking off and rising at such a steep angle that it appears to be nearly vertical, like a rocket. The company said in the description that the maneuver was a rehearsal...

'A Little Bit Plump,' 'Loud' And Other Ways People Spot Americans Abroad

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | June 12, 2015 | Travel
Americans are apparently "plump," "jumpy," "travel in groups" and "think they own the world," according to bystanders from other countries. Oh, and they go to McDonald's a lot. A YouTube video from user sw yoon asks people from around the world how to spot an American....

22 Sunset Wedding Photos That Prove Mother Nature Is The Best Backdrop

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | June 11, 2015 | Weddings
There's something impossibly romantic about a sunset -- the warm light, the colorful sky, maybe a gentle breeze. And watching the sun set on your wedding day, taking in the beauty with your new husband or wife? Pure magic. Below are 22 sunset wedding photos that couldn't be more picturesque....

You Can Now Binge Watch Netflix In These Marriott Hotels

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | June 11, 2015 | Travel
Welp, there go our vacation plans. Marriott and Netflix announced Wednesday that they have joined forces to bring the streaming service to hotel room televisions. Marriott is the first hotel chain to offer Netflix on TVs, though we wonder if Netflix loyalists will stick to watching on...

21 Game-Changing Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

Suzy Strutner | June 11, 2015 | Travel
Travel hacks? Bring 'em on. This graphic breaks down those tricks that'll simplify your trip, from planning to packing to keeping your belongings safe and sound. As always, booking tips are up to interpretation -- buying at the last minute isn't guaranteed to get you a cheaper...

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz' Doctors Thought He Was Unfit To Fly: Prosecutor

Nick Robins-Early | June 11, 2015 | World
PARIS (AP) — Fearing he was going blind, the co-pilot who slammed a Germanwings jet into the Alps took sick days at work, upped his dosage of an antidepressant, and reached out to doctors, but they didn't tell his employer they thought he was unfit to fly because of German...

Through Your Lens: Vietnam's Dramatic Landscapes

Hunter Stuart | June 11, 2015 | World
The WorldPost's "Through Your Lens" series brings you stunning photos taken by social media users in a different country around the world every week. This week, we explore the striking geography and local cultures of Vietnam. From the solitary beaches of Ha Long Bay to the chaotic streets...

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

Anna Almendrala | June 11, 2015 | Healthy Living
We all know the feeling: Shortly after that latté, nature calls. But does coffee really make you poop? We’ve all been told that coffee -- specifically, the caffeine in coffee -- is a mild diuretic, which means that it makes the body excrete more liquid than normal (read: pee more)....

Olsen Twin Or Stylish Senior? You Decide.

Michelle Persad | June 11, 2015 | Style
Photo credit: DM/Star Max/FilmMagic If you know anything about the Olsen twins, you know they have a very distinct sense of style. They never bend to trends and always make things that shouldn't work, work -- like Birkenstocks and socks. Their...
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