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In Singapore's equivalent of food courts, hawkers sell steaming bowls of noodles, giant crabs in pepper sauce and slices of pungent durian. In Barcelona, patrons at the La Boqueria nibble finely aged ham and buy fresh produce to prepare at home. In the United States? Historically, it's been a wasteland of spongy pretzels, giant sodas, greasy fried rice and endless burgers.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — You've heard of flash mobs? Behold the Mass mob.
Much of the space in Ray Anderson's office overlooking Park Avenue is taken up by an industrial-sized plastic garbage bin, about a third-full with piles of paper. His desk and the shelves around it are pretty much empty.
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
NEW YORK — Today's travelers want to be comfortable, organized and connected. With those themes in mind, here are some gift ideas, starting with suggestions from three folks who travel for a living.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
GRANTVILLE, Ga. — When the cotton mill closed, the rural Georgia town of Grantville began a slow transformation into a ghost town.
Looking for a cheaper way to fertilize flowers or keep pests at bay? A better tool for planting tiny seeds?
HUDSON, N.Y. — The mountain-flanked valley that inspired Hudson River School painters in the 19th century has great views and plenty to do.
RESTON, Va. — Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background.
DENVER — For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits.
KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska — Kim Spanjol has seen gorillas in Congo and orangutans in Borneo. But for a honeymoon with her husband Jim O'Brien, she planned a trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve in remote Alaska, where they started seeing brown bears the minute their floatplane landed on the beach.
NEW YORK — To see how a small business can transform a neighborhood, just follow the barrels.
Dierks Bentley has one day off the rest of this month and he's giving it to the families of fallen firefighters in Arizona.
An upcoming forum organized by the East Valley Partnership will feature the unveiling of a new branding effort that could end up being the most significant campaign in the group’s history.
Wayne Pomeroy prides himself on saying he’s always had a job.
At this point, football scheduling is almost as entertaining as the games themselves.
Growth and expansion over the last few years has made Banner Health the leading employer in the City of Mesa.
Gilbert residents are invited to voice opinions and share ideas at the Parks and Recreation Master Plan open house Tuesday, March 5.
A software development and marketing company based in Luxembourg has announced plans to open its U.S. headquarters and hire 200 people in metropolitan Phoenix.
A body found early Thursday among bushes in the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shops at Mesa Riverview has been positively identified as the man who killed a company CEO and critically wounded a lawyer a day earlier, police said.
The Sandra Day O’Conner School of Law has taken a few steps toward relocating from Arizona State University’s Tempe campus to its Downtown Phoenix campus.
CAMDEN, Maine — When Peg Davis was ready to find a retirement community to move to, she looked north — not south — for a place to spend her later years.
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. — There's nothing like bats to draw a crowd to the scorching Chihuahuan Desert in the late summer heat.
In a GPS world, physical maps are becoming quaint relics for travelers. But decor with a map theme is hot.