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The 10 Fastest-Growing Cities In The Country, According To CNN Money (PHOTOS)

It's no secret that passing up the suburbs for the "urbs" often equates to passing up on personal space. But, if you end up heading to one of these rapidly-growing metros in the next year or so, you might just find yourself even closer to your neighbor than you ever could have expected.<p>According to …

The Fire Hydrant Gets Its First Major Redesign In 100 Years

Today’s hydrants break, leak, and freeze, sometimes costing people their lives. The tamper-proof and incredibly durable Sigelock Spartan, designed by a former New York firefighter, is intended to work when people need them.<p>Picture this: Your house is on fire. You call 911, the fire trucks arrive, …

Oculus Rift lets elderly veteran pilots fly again

Taking control of a flight simulator can be hard work when you don't know a thing about airplanes, but for retired military pilots, it seems that controlling a virtual plane is still second nature. On Reddit, user jwsimmons has been describing occasional ventures over to assisted living homes with …

Business economists expect robust 3.5% growth in second quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy will expand at a robust 3.5% annual rate in the second quarter and continue at a solid pace the rest of the year, according to a survey of business economists released Monday.<p>The National Assn. for Business Economics revised its forecast from March when it projected …

After Apple's Stock Split, Price To Watch Is Now $100

What a difference a month and a half makes.<p>In April, Apple announced it would undergo a 7-to-1 stock split that would bring its share price down from the stratosphere. But that’s not all that’s changed. On Monday, after the price dropped 85% in the split, Apple shares are not only more accessible …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

#Aulandsfjorden #Norway -- in all its mountainous magnificence. Shot by #lonelyplanet editor @pennycordner whilst away from the desk. #travel

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

The Knee Defender Is The Tall Person's Solution To Airplane Seats

When the person in front of you reclines their seat after takeoff, don't get angry, get The Knee Defender.<p>For a mere $22 dollars, this plastic gadget allows tall fliers to reclaim their kneecaps, with the slight possibility of starting a little trouble. The Knee Defender's tagline "standing up for …

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks?<p>These lesser-known National Parks are less popular than their famed counterparts, but they're just as beautiful. Whether you want to explore ocean, mountains, caverns or …

Voters' Choice: The 4 Best Towns in America

Here at <i>Outside</i>, we've been watching the Best Towns 2014 bracket with bated breath—not only because there have been some big surprises (we're looking at you, Duluth) but also because we've been rooting for our favorite towns, too. Now, our editors share some of what make the four finalists so …

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Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Make First Post-Wedding Red Carpet Appearance at the Tony Awards

With their arms wrapped around each other, newlyweds Leighton Meester and Adam Brody made their first post-wedding red carpet appearance at the Tony …

Oh, baby! Growing celebrity families

See which celebrities are adding to their families.

Weezer drummer makes epic mid-song Frisbee catch, never misses a beat - TODAY.com

Today<p>Drummers are the Rodney Dangerfields of rock music — no respect! no respect! — but there's no denying: They are experts in timing.<p>And on Friday, Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson showed off that very particular talent during a concert, snagging a Frisbee from mid-air without missing a beat.<p>The …

Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith 'Have Had Issues for Years,' Source Says

Though Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas say they are divorcing “in a loving and friendly manner,” sources connected to the couple suggest the …

List of selected winners at the 2014 Tony Awards

Selected winners at the 2014 Tony Awards:<p>Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, "Twelfth Night."<p>Best Performance by …

10 Inspiring Summer Drives to Add to Your Bucket List

Summers were made for cranking up the tunes and hitting the open road, ready for anything to happen. Get behind the wheel and let one of these 10 feel-good road trips inspire you to live in the moment. Read on to find legendary stretches of highway where you can careen around gutsy mountain passes, …

18 of America's Most Innovative Kale Dishes

From pizza topped with crispy purple kale (photo), to fried black kale served with seared foie gras, here are the nation’s best kale dishes.<p>In recent …

How to Make Amazing Barbacoa at Home

Traditional barbacoa involves slow-roasting a cow's head or a whole goat or lamb in a pit filled with hot rocks. But chef Roberto Santibañez has …

The Best Way to Grill a Huge Piece of Meat

No piece of meat is too large for the grill as long as you know how to butterfly it.<p><i>No piece of meat is too large for the grill as long as you know</i> …

41 Superfoods, Ranked By How Healthy They Are

Jennifer Di Noia, associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University, did the work for us and reported her results in the Centers for …

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>A coffee crusted grilled pork chops recipe that requires nothing more than a simple spice rub yet yields mind-numbingly complex</i> …

Roasted Poblano Risotto Cakes with Grilled Corn Salsa

Begin by either roasting or grilling the poblano peppers. I either place them on the grill until charred, under the broiler in my oven until charred …

Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Chocolate isn’t usually a breakfast food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little something special from time to time with your morning …

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34 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy With the New Season

Pin this article for later! For more, follow Town & Country on Pinterest.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><br>1 oz. Heaven Hill 6-year bourbon<br>2 dashes peach bitters<br>.5 oz. …

Recipe: Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic

Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice …