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Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel

Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel

The face of Hong Kong's chief executive covers the toilet paper and China's leader lingers next to you in the shower. This hotel is a shrine to the Umbrella Revolution
Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date

Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date

Thousands of lonely souls have registered to win an overseas blind date from Jetstar Airways
South Korea pushes for DMZ eco park, North says 'no thanks'

South Korea pushes for DMZ eco park, North says 'no thanks'

Seoul hopes to recruit outside help to persuade its northern neighbor to open a joint park in the famed demilitarized zone, now home to a thriving natural habitat
Why does this carpet have an entire city melting down?

Why does this carpet have an entire city melting down?

Its funky 1980s design has been replicated on tattoos and socks. No wonder PDX's doomed carpet will be sorely missed
Goodbye life-size Garden Yeti: A tribute to SkyMall, the best inflight magazine ever

Goodbye life-size Garden Yeti: A tribute to SkyMall, the best inflight magazine ever

Does the end of the quirky seat-back catalog spell the end of the fun of flying?
A new sex park for Taiwan?

A new sex park for Taiwan?

Word on the street -- or on the Internet at least -- is that plans are afoot to develop an erotic entertainment attraction on the island
'Am I going down?' New app analyzes the odds of your flight crashing

'Am I going down?' New app analyzes the odds of your flight crashing

Aimed at easing the nerves of fearful fliers, the app uses crash stats and airline data to demonstrate how safe flying really is
A year of Airbnb: Meet the man who lives only in online rentals

A year of Airbnb: Meet the man who lives only in online rentals

The good, the festive and the creepy of Kevin Lynch’s 'Yearbnb' adventure in Hong Kong
Man gives woman with ex-girlfriend's name a free world trip

Man gives woman with ex-girlfriend's name a free world trip

Jordan Axani planned to travel the world with his girlfriend -- until they broke up. After an online hunt he's found someone with the same name to travel with
 'Botlers,' 'braggies' and the sharing economy: What will travel look like in 2015?

'Botlers,' 'braggies' and the sharing economy: What will travel look like in 2015?

If travel experts are right, we'll be wearing hotel keys, eating at local's homes and likely heading to Asia
Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

A 42-foot statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III restored to its former grandeur has been unveiled in the ancient city of Luxor