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Bali airport reopens, but volcano still spewing ash

Tourists wait as Ngurah Rai International Airport is closed due to the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.  (AP Photo/Ketut Nataan) The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Wednesday after an erupting volcano forced its closure two days ago, but the country’s president said the danger had not passed and urged anyone ...

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Denver coffeehouse's sign boasts about gentrification, draws criticism

The community has long been home to artists and many black and Latino families.  (iStock) A Denver neighborhood known as “the Harlem of the West” isn’t taking too kindly to a local coffeehouse’s recent sidewalk signage. The Five Points community has long been known as an artists’ enclave and home to many black and Latino families, but economic growth and ...

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The trick to cooking salmon perfectly, every time

Never eat a piece of overcooked salmon ever again.  (iStock) We’ll bet that you’ve eaten overcooked fish. Hell, we’ll narrow the field. We’ll put money on that fact that, in your lifetime, you have eaten overcooked salmon. Because most people don’t know how to pan-sear salmon properly. But you’re not most people. You’re here to learn, so you can go out into the ...

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Hurricane Irma couldn't destroy this couple's breathtaking engagement photos

 (Anne Bequette of STJ Creative Photography) Posing for their engagement photos, Marty Bruckner and Lauren Saia leaned against what was left of a building, carefully stepping over broken glass before embracing. Bruckner and Saia met and fell in love on Saint John, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Saint John suffered catastrophic damage earlier this year when Hurricane Irma slammed ...

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KFC offering $10K 'Internet Escape Pod' ahead of Cyber Monday

 (This image must be used within the context of the news release it accompanied. Request permission from issuer for other uses.) Why is this not surprising? KFC, the fast-food chain that inexplicably released a romance novel on Mother’s Day, and debuted its own KFC-flavored nail polish in Hong Kong, is now offering one lucky fan the opportunity to purchase a ...

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8 things grocery shoppers should do as soon as they get home

These eight tips are essential for easy cooking through the week.  (iStock) It can be tempting to rush through putting your groceries away, especially after a big shopping trip. But if you take a few minutes to process some of your food as you unpack, you’ll save so much time on dinner prep throughout the week. Here are eight easy ...

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Woman catches record-breaking fish in Colorado on her vacation

Lindsay Regali, of Charlottesville, Va., caught a record-breaking arctic char in Colorado in early November.  (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) A Virginia woman enjoying a chilly day out fishing on her vacation in Colorado unexpectedly reeled in a record-breaking arctic char, officials said on Friday. Dr. Lindsay Regali, of Charlottesvile, was fishing at Dillon Reservoir with her husband, Luke, on Nov. ...

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The difference between vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics

Do you know the difference between these trends?  (iStock) From mermaid eyes to Rapunzel-length locks, many beauty trends have come and gone in 2017. One craze that seems to bear more staying power, however, is the natural-focused movement in the cosmetics world. Further, the movement has scientific clout – a recent study from UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle ...

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