Free food and drinks before your flight? Here’s how to access airport lounges

American Express The American Express Centurion Lounge at Houston Airport. CNN —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent…

The best humidifiers of 2021

CNN CNN —   While humidifiers seem like a no-brainer when winter rolls around, carrying with it lots of dry air, they’re actually great to have around all year long as they help to mitigate everything from sinus congestion to allergy flare ups. Humidifiers come in many different forms: cool mist, diffuser, top fill… The…

Are Lululemon leggings actually worth the hype? Absolutely. Here’s why

iStock CNN —   We rounded up 10 staffers to put more than a dozen pairs of leggings to the test. Our testers (who wear a range of sizes and have some pretty strong opinions on leggings) judged each pair on quality, comfort, style and more. After weeks of testing, one stood out as the…

20 adult Halloween costumes you’ll actually want to wear

iStock CNN —   After a year of Zoom costume parties and socially distanced trick-or-treating, Halloween 2021 should feel a lot more normal. Of course, “normal” is not what Halloween is all about. The whole point is to break out of your day-to-day existence by dressing up as someone, or something, you’re not. Whether you’re…

The 16 best winter boots at all price points, according to experts

iStock CNN —   It’s that time: from early fall until late spring — and everything in between — boot season! No matter what the temperature, we always come back to boots, probably because they come in so many different styles and can upgrade any look. We spoke to stylists and fashion experts to find…

Schumer: Use DOGS to keep airport security lines moving if vaccination rule creates staff shortage

Chuck Schumer has suggested using sniffer dogs to replace people at airports if the fast-approaching deadline for COVID vaccinations for all staff causes a shortage of workers.The Senate Majority leader, who represents New York, told a press conference in Manhattan that he had a solution for Thanksgiving travel chaos. About 40 per cent of TSA workers…

How an Australian on an average, full-time salary of $90,000 can get back $8,000 on tax

Australians can get a mega tax refund by shrewdly adding up their working-from home expenses and claiming a big super contribution as a deduction.With fast forwarded tax cuts and low and middle-income tax offsets included, someone on an average, full-time salary of $90,000 can stand to get back close to $8,000 from the taxman with…

Cop26 summit ‘is mismanaged’: Sponsors of climate change conference condemn it as ‘very last minute’

Cop26 summit ‘is mismanaged’: Sponsors of climate change conference condemn it as ‘very last minute’… and blame ‘inexperienced’ civil servants for the issuesCompanies spending millions sponsoring the Cop26 climate summit have condemned the event as ‘mismanaged’ and very ‘last minute’The backers include some of Britain’s biggest firms and have formally complained ahead of next month’s…

A map of mouse brain metabolism in aging

The first atlas of metabolites in the mouse brain has been published by a team led by UC Davis researchers. The dataset includes 1,547 different molecules across 10 brain regions in male and female laboratory mice from adolescence through adulthood and into advanced old age. The work is published Oct. 15 in the Nature Communications.…

Photos reveal NJ cancer nurse being laid to rest after fatal Times Square attack

A cancer nurse killed in Times Square by a phone mugger was visited by grief-stricken loved ones at an open-casket viewing service.   Maria Ambrocio, 58, was visited by grieving relatives at the S. Fryczynski & Son Funeral Home funeral home in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Sunday, nine days after she was killed October 9. She wore a…