Articles by Barbara Herman

Barbara Herman is a Media & Culture writer at IBTimes. She previously contributed to Newsweek, EsquireUK, Elle.com, Nola.com, and she's the author of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume. (Lyons Press, 2013). You can send her a message at b.herman@ibtimes.com and follow her on Twitter @Parfumaniac

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Blackstone To Buy LaSalle Hotel For $3.7 Billion

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP said on Monday it would buy U.S. hotel owner LaSalle Hotel Properties for $3.7 billion, topping a rival bid from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in April for $3.5 billion.
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US Issues Health Alert In China

The employee, assigned to the American consulate in Guangzhou, China, was sent to U.S. last Friday where he was diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury.
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World Turtle Day Is Celebrated On May 23

According to International Union for Conservation of Nature, 129 of around 300 species of turtles and tortoises are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered in the present day.