Everything You Need to Know About the New Eurail Pass


Anyone who has spent time traversing Europe knows: The continent's countryside is the kind of charming that feels like it was plucked from a storybook. Since 1959, the Eurail Pass has treated travelers between Europe's biggest urban destinations to this scenic landscape via railway. But, in the last two decades, it’s faced some stiff competition from budget airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet—no sprawling vistas, but when you're spending half the time in transit at a comparable rate to Read more [...]

Everything You Know About Breakfast Is Wrong


You’re wrong about breakfast. And so is everyone else. Despite years of hype, two new studies point to a startling conclusion: skipping breakfast doesn’t necessarily lead to weight gain. Nor does eating breakfast boost your metabolism, suppress appetite, or reduce overeating later in the day. But it still might be one of the most important meals of the day (more on that later). “Our findings are a bit of a reality check,” said nutritionist Emily Dhurandhar, an assistant professor Read more [...]

Microsoft OneDrive launches worldwide; free cloud storage service provides one place for everything in your life


REDMOND, W ash. — Feb . 19, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday the global availability of OneDrive, its free, personal cloud storage service. Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive gives people one place to store important photos, videos and documents that is accessible on the devices they use every day. The new OneDrive offers a host of new features, including improved video sharing and newly updated apps for Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Xbox. To celebrate the launch of OneDrive, Read more [...]

In just moments, a mudslide changed everything


After the earth plowed through a rural Washington town, the community's rapid response turned into a painstaking, painful search through the moonscape where their neighbors lived and died. OSO, Wash. — Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland, who runs a dairy farm outside this tiny town on the edge of the Cascade Range, was delivering baby goats on the morning of March 22. It was a sunny Saturday in birthing season, filled with the gentle mewling of new life. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

The Grammy Awards: Performances, Predictions & Everything Else You Need to Know


The 56th Grammy Awards are this Sunday, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, so gather around the television and watch the spectacle of GIFs waiting to happen,  video mash-ups played live and iPod shuffle playlists come to live. The Grammy Awards have become less about which trophy is destined for whose mom’s mantelpiece and more about the incredible performances that the producers can put together. This year the producers are using their super-powers for good and forcing The Beatles to reunite, making Metallica Read more [...]