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Don’t like airplane food? Well, you probably haven’t sampled any of chef Matt Farrell’s dishes. He designs menus for passengers flying first and business class, whipping up high-end fare like hot smoked salmon poke with mango and edamame, buffalo milk burrata with cucumber ribbons and balsam…

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Online dating can be a real drag—but don’t despair, fatigued single! In a forest in northern Germany, you’ll find an intriguing IRL alternative to endless swiping. It all started back in 1890, when a forest ranger shunned his daughter’s romance with a chocolate maker’s son. Determined to kee…

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We believe in the power of self love, whether you have a sweetie or are flying solo, and so do these people. Meet a plus-sized model, a bearded dame, a burn survivor and a standup comedian loving themselves every day and leading by example. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Baraka and Calaya are like many modern couples. They met through an algorithm, navigated a long-distance relationship and eventually settled down to have a baby. But for these Western Lowland Gorillas—with their genetics, personality and individual needs perfectly aligned—successful digital …

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Hoaka Delos Reyes is the last of his kind. The master stone carver has practiced his craft, one that holds deep significance in Hawaiian culture, for 40 years. His process utilizes the technique and tools of his ancestors, requiring patience, endurance and prayer. Travel to the glorious isla…

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It’s not every day that a biological study in a scientific journal makes news around the globe. But in 1972, seabird biologists Molly Wagner and George Hunt got international headlines, letters from farmers affirming their research and a whole lot of hate mail from homophobes. This is the st…

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MoneyTips


Survey Suggests Economic Overconfidence

If the economy is so great and unemployment is so low, why do so many Americans live paycheck to paycheck? And why don't we seem to care?

The February PYMNTS.com Financial Invisibles Report attempts to answer these questions, noting, "For three consecutive quarters, consumers have been optimistic about their financial futures – even while slipping further into debt."

Results from the corresponding Q3 2018 survey suggest that we're relying too much on credit – giving us false confidence in our financial outlook.

Overconfidence Rules

According to the survey, 38.8% of Americans thought they were in better financial standing compared to a year ago, with 43.3% saying they were in about the same financial shape – similar numbers to the first two quarters of 2018...

Debt Spiral 101

More Americans Defaulting On Credit Cards

Today’s Headlines: Consumer Credit Growth Slows

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Music makes the world go ’round. It heals and breaks hearts. It tells stories. It brings us together. In this reel, meet America’s biggest underground recording artist, cows who love jazz and a Hindu bagpipe ensemble, straight outta New Jersey.

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In the Cato Institute’s “Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors,” Cato scholar Chris Edwards examined fiscal policies of 43 U.S. governors, identifying only five who excelled in fiscally conservative policies. Governors who cut taxes and spending received the highest grades; those who increased taxes and spending received the lowest grades.

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Delicious when you’re sick, delicious you’re well. Soup’s up! From hangover cures to phở, from soup made with bird nests to the humanitarian roots of Instant Ramen, you’ll leave this reel satisfied.

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All his life, Gene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist known for his work with craters, Gene was set to be one of the first astronauts aboard Apollo 11. But, a failed medical test cut his dreams short. Still, his journey didn’t end there. His wife, astronomer Carolyn …