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Opinion: Why the selfie stick must die!

Opinion: Why the selfie stick must die!

Melodramatic or pragmatic? Both, apparently. How a simple stick is tearing the world apart
True romance? Why one couple is getting divorced on Valentine's Day

True romance? Why one couple is getting divorced on Valentine's Day

With the help of a company called DivorceHotel, a New York couple is untying the knot over Cupid's dead body.
And the world's most popular selfie spots are...

And the world's most popular selfie spots are...

Travelers just can't resist putting themselves in the frame when visiting these global attractions, according to new data from a UK booking site
'Hunger Games' tour launches in Atlanta

'Hunger Games' tour launches in Atlanta

"Hunger Games" fans can find many of the locations for the saga in Atlanta
Watch out: Your future home might have wheels

Watch out: Your future home might have wheels

Some of the world's most innovative designers are creating architecture that refuses to be pinned down
The Spanish monk who built his own cathedral from scrap

The Spanish monk who built his own cathedral from scrap

A former Trappist monk dedicated more than 50 years of his life to constructing his own cathedral in the Spanish town of Mejorada del Campo
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
Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Outdoor museum in Hokkaido offers insight into a little-understood ethnic group
The incredible park that became artist’s ‘final act’

The incredible park that became artist’s ‘final act’

The last work of iconic Japanese-American artist Isuma Noguchi is one of the most intriguing landscapes in the country
Hush! There’s a secret bar inside this bar

Hush! There’s a secret bar inside this bar

Open the right door in Brisbane, Australia, and you might find yourself in another world
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