Paris, France - Not all Parisians are happy about the so-called eco-friendly open-air urinals the City of Lights is installing at various locations in the city, the banks of the Seine. 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - A Vietnamese food company celebrated its 55th anniversary by feeding a crowd of about 2,000 in Ho Chi Minh City with a three ton bowl of beef noodle soup.  The gesture was so grand that it secured the company a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Washington, DC - If you're planning on hitting the highway, the American Red Cross offers these important car travel safety tips to help get you to your destination safely.

Imperial, California - Moms know the struggle of smelly lunch boxes that fail halfway through the new school year and are impossible to clean or store enough food. Named Lunch Bag of the Year in 2017 by Super-healthy Kids, Funkins Lunch Bags are a lunch time game-changer!

Washington, DC - I started out thumping on a mandolin and then a guitar when I was child. My brother had a mandolin and so I learned a few chords and then eventually learned a few chords on a guitar. My first cousin James Webb across the road where I was raised in Stidham, Kentucky taught me G, C and D, E and A and I was on my way. I played music and basketball as a kid and not always in that order. Music was something I could do regardless of the weather and basketball was just great exercise and fun. I only had one television channel and watched plenty of TV but my hobbies of music and ball were clean and entertaining.  My father found things for me to do to like mowing lots of grass with a push mower and cutting bushes on hillsides. Life was good.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Sam Kass believes there is no single, right way for the world to eat: rather, little changes in diets have the power to achieve environmental goals. Kass’s new book, Eat A Little Better shares the lessons he imparted while chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor: anyone can eat flavorful, healthy food with the environment in mind. Instead of prescribing only organic, local, or sustainable ingredients, which may not be feasible for many people, Kass insists that commitments to eat just a little better will yield big results for the environment and global health. With 90 delicious, simple recipes, the book provides a place to start healthy, sustainable diets.