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I wonder if Americans will ever comprehend the enormous respect given to this amazing woman by most of her subjects. The world is a better place for her steady presence always close to the centers of power.
At least 42 people died Friday in a collision between a bus and a truck in southern France, the country's worst road accident since 1982.
The mother's grateful Facebook post has been shared by nearly 85,000 people and received dozens of comments since it was posted last week.
A day in the life at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, one of the 15 busiest in the US.
The Wright brothers’ first flight, Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic crossing, D. B. Cooper’s disappearance, and more...
“In general, the F.A.A. chooses names that are noncontroversial,” said an agency spokeswoman, Laura Brown.
Singer Courtney Love tweeted, "they've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats."
An odd but scientifically proven way to improve learning.
A lovely Lockheed Constellation, first given the name Air Force One in 1954.
It is 'scientifically impossible' for us to accurately understand and use these subway maps. But somehow, people seem to - so much for science!
A new UK study lifts the lid on the less alluring aspects of business travel and debunks the glamorous narrative.
The simple answer, rooted in demographics, is that there are fewer young Europeans as birthrates decline.
How to get the most clothes in your suitcase with the least amount of wrinkles.
This "DO NOT" list includes some thought-provoking suggestions for anybody planning a family trip.
The Americans who failed to use 429 million days of paid time off last year are missing out.
While headline-making tragedies may worry anxious fliers, germs and blood clots and dehydration pose far more common risks.
A TEDx talk exploring learning myths and a way to move fast without books, formal programs and at no cost. The speakers show videos of their 12 week progress to comfortable fluency as examples.
Yay for English.
A Conde Nast contributing editor shares her thoughts.
There were at least five confirmed deaths and one still missing Sunday night as a whale-watching boat carrying 27 passengers sank off Vancouver Island.
This interesting essay on the costs and benefits of "buying" silence touches on airline lounges and noise-reducing headphones as prime examples.
An infographic indicates that bottled water is the wise choice in many parts of the world.
Volunteer detailers from across the US spent a week in Seattle restoring the Boeing 707 that carried presidents from Eisenhower to Nixon.
Tourists around the world are engaging in "an epidemic of narcissism and recklessness."
You may or may not be surprised.
The list, starting off with "anything irreplaceable," appears directed mainly at those who have never flown anywhere, but there are one or two useful reminders.
With less than stable national currency, the Argentine Bitcoin community has been innovating including mainstream companies accepting Bitcoins for payment. Is this a predictor of future finances?
We featured a few of these funnies a while back. Here are literal translations of German and Chinese phrases, plus pirates, airlines and more. They even have a weekly laughter e-mail:-)