They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and one could say the same about art. Check out these top 5 bizarre public art displays and you decide what's art and what's ... not.Read More »from Top 5 bizarre public art displays
Smartphones, tablets, iPods, iPhones, laptops ... all day, every day, most of us are peering intently at glowing screens, pecking out emails, texts, tweets, updates. It's hard to believe, but there is a world outside of your virtual existence. Step away from the keyboard, unplug yourself from the Matrix and check out these top 5 places to unwind and recharge your batteries -- the non-lithium kind:
5) Hana Hotel, Hawaii: There's a reason it's called "Heavenly Hana." Located on Maui, Hana is 52 narrow, winding miles from the airport and boasts some of the best beaches on the island. With waterfalls, black sand beaches and cottages that don't include TVs, phones or radios, you won't find it hard not to check your email.
4) Mary Jane's Farm, Idaho: At this working farm in Moscow, Idaho, you will literally be unable to plug in -- there's no electricity. If you've ever had the urge to live in "Little House on the Prairie" with the Ingalls family, this is your chance. Mary Jane's Farm isRead More »from Top 5 places to unplug
If you're a couple in the mood for love, but don't want to spring for a pricey overseas trip to the "usual" romantic destinations, then here are five surprising top spots for romance, right here in the U.S. of A.:Read More »from Top 5 Surprisingly Romantic Cities
- Warren Buffett's 5 Lessons for Retirees
Last week Warren Buffett chaired the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, a famously successful conglomerate of businesses and corporate interests based in Omaha, Neb. Buffett is a legendary investor who over the years has made billions of dollars for himself and his fellow investors. Here are a five lessons you might learn from Warren Buffett that are focused not on your health, but on your retirement savings:
- Mini-skirt turbulence at Japan budget airline
A Japanese budget airline has flown into rough air over its decision to outfit flight attendants in revealing mini-skirts, drawing criticism that it could invite sexual harassment. Skymark Airlines came under fire from the cabin crew's labour union, which said the super-short skirt -- with a distinctively swinging sixties look -- barely covers wearers' thighs. "We're concerned that the design of this uniform may cause problems," including sexual harassment, the Japan Federation of Cabin Attendants said in a statement late last month. "The airline is saying the uniform is meant to attract more customers, but this shows the company is treating women like a commodity," it added.
- 'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook
- No room for 'Nyet' in Ukraine's Crimea vote to join Russia
By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Sunday's vote in Ukraine's Crimea is being officially billed as a chance for the peninsula's peoples to decide fairly and freely their future - but in fact there is no room on the ballot paper for voting "Nyet" to control by Russia. According to a format of the ballot paper, published on the parliament's website, the first question will ask: "Are you in favor of the reunification of Crimea with Russia as a part of the Russian Federation?" The second asks: "Are you in favor of restoring the 1992 Constitution and the status of Crimea as a part of Ukraine?" At first glance, the second option seems to offer the prospects of the peninsula remaining within Ukraine.
- Los Angeles police arrest man in severed head case
- Missing Malaysia Airline Plane: What We Know Now
- For 25 Years, Another's Heart has Beat in His Chest
A few weeks ago, Thomas Cook celebrated an unexpected milestone, having lived as long with a donor heart as he had with his own. "His body and his heart have become one," says Steven Boyce, surgical director of the heart failure and heart transplantation program at MedStar Heart Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Cook's transplant took place on Feb. 1, 1989. Even more remarkable, Cook has never experienced any significant rejection episodes or other major medical complications that can occur after heart transplantation.
- Katie Holmes on her way back to TV
The former "Dawson's Creek" star has joined an untitled pilot from "Behind the Candelabra" screenwriter Richard LaGravenese. A drama in the vein of "Dangerous Liaisons," the project will focus on the game of seduction between two New York socialites, Philip and Margot, who express their attraction for one another by manipulating others. Rather than playing Margot, Katie Holmes will play the well-respected Ann, an Audrey Hepburn-like figure who runs a non-profit with her husband to bring clean water to villages in Africa. Rufus Sewell ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") has been cast in the pilot in the role of Philip Fitzgerald Julien, the male lead.