Latest Lifestyle News

Remember last year's Memorial Day travel jams? Chances are they will be much worse this year

May. 23, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

You didn’t think summer travel would be easy, did you? Highways and airports are likely to be jammed the next few days as Americans head out for Memorial Day weekend getaways and then return home. AAA predicts this will be the busiest start-of-summer weekend in...

Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

May. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Erin Decker was a middle school librarian in Kissimmee, Florida, increasingly frustrated by the state's book bans and worried that she couldn't make a difference remaining in her job. So, she and fellow librarian Tania Galiñanes thought of a way...

Ticketmaster Timeline: A running list of clashes between the event organizer, fans and artists

May. 23, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America — squelching competition and driving up prices for fans. Here’s a...

Artist who created Precious Moments figurines depicting teardrop-eyed children dies at the age of 85

May. 23, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — Sam Butcher, the artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children, has died. He was 85. The company said in a Facebook post that he died early Monday surrounded by family. It said his life's mission was “to share...

Most Jersey Shore beaches are in good shape as summer starts, but serious erosion a problem in spots

May. 23, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Most of New Jersey's beaches will start the summer in decent shape after a winter of storms, but significant erosion remains a problem in several spots. Even in shore towns where erosion has not reached crisis levels, the shoreline is somewhat narrower this...

Red Nose Day 2024 fights child poverty with the 'whimsy' of a candy castle, monster truck and Legos

May. 23, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An edible, life-sized cookie of the contest winner and a car-crushing monster truck ride are two of the new prizes up for grabs in the Red Nose Day 2024 campaign, which ramps up Thursday. As Comic Relief's fundraising initiative for underserved American children...

Rolling Stones to swing through new Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in the Ozarks

May. 23, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

The Rolling Stones and the Ozarks don't seem like the most natural pairing. But nature itself, and of all things fishing, have brought them together. The Stones announced Thursday that they will end their summer Hackney Diamonds Tour on July 21 at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, a brand...

Danish court throws out claim that a patient's rights were violated when she wasn't given vegan food

May. 23, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Thursday ruled against a claim that a patient's rights were violated when a hospital failed to give her adequate meals for her vegan diet during her stay there four years ago. The Vegetarian Society of Denmark had sued the...

The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

May. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s been a dog’s life at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — or should that be the Canine Film Festival? Since the 77th edition's opening day, human actors have shared the limelight with their canine co-stars on and off the red carpet, kept secure by...

To cook like a championship pitmaster, try this recipe for smoky chicken wings

May. 23, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The teams that compete at the annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest every year in Memphis often have years of experience under their belts before they can earn a trophy as world-class pitmasters. But you don't need any fancy equipment to...