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Japan's 'anti-loneliness' cafe goes viral

Talk about creative coping mechanisms for being alone -- from the blogger who photographs selfies with his imaginary girlfriend to the company that takes your stuffed animals on vacation without you, Japan appears to be cornering the market on

Mars hopefuls talk life without families, favorite foods

If your romantic partner pointed you to an application for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset -- or thrilled?

Brazilian teen breaks record for fastest text message

A 16-year-old from Brazil can dash off a wordy, complicated, text message in the time most of us can thumb "Where R U?" And the folks with Guinness World Records have noticed.

Shipwreck off Haiti may be Columbus’ 500-year-old Santa Maria

Is a sunken shipwreck off Haiti the long-lost remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship from his first voyage to the Americas?

Is there such thing as a comfortable airplane seat?

There is no shortage of adjectives one can apply to airline seats: uncomfortable, bulky, cramped, outdated and -- from an airline's point of view -- overpriced. It's no wonder then that many carriers are looking to make a change.

How drug cartels are ruining Cinco de Mayo

Don't blame your bartender this Cinco de Mayo for tossing a lemon in your Corona. Blame shadowy groups like the Knights Templar Cartel.

1,500 teens trash Canadian mansion with massive party

More than 1,000 teens crowded into mansion under construction in Ontario, Canada Saturday night.

7 fascinating cities of destruction

The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature.

8 tourist traps that are still worth visiting

  Tourist traps -- overcrowded, over-hyped and, of course, overpriced. Yet we keep going. By the millions. Why?

Vertical trains could be way of travel in the future

Catch a train from the sky! How vertical travel could transform your commute