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This is the best way to explore America's national parks

You could spend a lifetime trying to cover all of America’s remarkable national parks, and still not feel like you’ve made a dent. Whether you’re marveling at jagged desert spires, peeking inside ancient cave dwellings, or (safely) observing a grizzly bear in his or her natural habitat, you’ll find …

National Parks

Humans Just Killed Off These 12 Animals, And You Didn't Even Notice

For thousands of years, the Bramble Cay melomys, a small, mouse-like rodent, eked out a living on a tiny coral island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It was the reef’s only endemic mammal species, and survived on the few plants that grew on its island home.<p>But as climate change expedited sea …

Extinction

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Hiking
Medical Journals

Vanilla Magic Cake with Chocolate Ganache

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>4 large eggs, separated<br>• 1 cup (7 ounces; 200 grams) granulated sugar<br>• 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste<br>• 1 cup (4 1/4 ounces; 120 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 cups whole or reduced fat milk, lukewarm …

Dessert

23 Copycat Sauce Recipes From Chain Restaurants, From Big Mac To Bloom Sauce

Those of us who grew up in the suburbs have a special place in our hearts for chain restaurants. It’s a craving that no fine cuisine can satisfy.<p>Now, chain restaurants get a lot of things wrong. Just one build-your-sampler combo platter from Applebee’s packs a walloping 3,390 calories, 11,650 …

Zucchini

Christian Siriano on Why More Designers Don't Make Great Plus Size Clothes

And why he does it so well.<p>Everybody wants to be friends with Christian Siriano.<p>Backstage at his Spring 2017 fashion show, the models chat him up. The photographers give him high fives. The makeup artists ask for selfies. And the swarm of press, It Girls, and actual besties (some of whom, like Coco …

Chewy Coconut Bibingka Filipino Rice Cake) Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Preheat oven to 375°F Line a 12" x 17" x 1" baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>2. In a large mixing bowl, beat coconut milk, condensed milk, and …

The world's most idiotic marathon (trust the French)

Who could possibly have thought it a good idea to combine a 26.2-mile run with a feast of oysters, cheese, entrecôte and foie gras, all washed down with up to 23 glasses of wine? Well, the French, of course.<p>The annual Marathon du Medoc, which takes place tomorrow, is a truly Gallic event. …

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

Compensation

The Burger Joint Everyone Is Talking About In Your State

With help from our friends over at FourSquare, we rounded up the top-rated burger shop in each state. Did your favorite make the cut?<p><b>FLIP Burger</b> …

The 8 Most Beautiful National Park Beaches in the U.S.

Yosemite, Yellowstone, Redwood: When we think of national parks, more often than not, we think of forests. But there are plenty of beach options, too, from Maine to Washington and everywhere in between. Some have wild horses while others have clear blue waters, but all offer a look at the …

National Parks

The 12 best adults only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want a cocktail or burger with fries.<p>And if you really want to up the relaxing vibe of a vacation, limit the possibility of kids running around the …

Palm Springs

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Samsung gets fitness tracking right

I have to give Samsung credit: it went from making a me-too wearable to making something that feels like a serious commitment, something that its intended audience would actually want to use. I’m talking about the Samsung Gear Fit 2, the company’s new activity-tracking wristband.<p>Samsung’s first try …

Wearable Tech

New Orleans barbecue shrimp

For when you are planning your next big get together outdoors, a "mess of shrimp" is the perfect way to round out a day spent at the lake.<p>In …

World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

Emma Watson's new film makes £47 at UK box office

Harry Potter star’s latest release The Colony, about a woman infiltrating a cult in Pinochet-era Chile, had a token cinema release and will rely on home streaming<p>Emma Watson’s first lead role post-Harry Potter has seen the star’s new film, a thriller set in Pinochet-era Chile, take only £47 at the …

Emma Watson

The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

European Travel

Sailor Moon Crystal Finally Gave Us The Showdown We've Been Waiting For