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The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

Foods to Help You Beat the Summer Heat

As the summer sun beats down, it can seem impossible to stay cool. You can crank up the air-conditioning or sip on a cold beverage, but there are a few tricks to cooling down and beating the heat that you may not know -- and they start with the foods that you eat.<p>Foods high in water content are …

Easy Marinades with 5 Ingredients or Less

*And* we have a fool-proof formula for developing your own<p>We know that our columnists, the Canal House ladies, love a good dry rub. But in the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, sometimes we like to wet things down with a flavor-packed marinade. Smash some garlic cloves, toss in some fresh herbs, add a splash of oil …

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These Are Some Of The Most Canadian Recipes Of All Time

Hooray! July 4th is almost here and that means BBQ pulled pork, juicy watermelon, potato salads and slaw.<p>We aren't celebrating the red, white and blue just yet though, friends, because today is Canada Day! Our friendly neighbors to the north are celebrating the birth of their nation and we've …

The JT Insider Food Guide: Singapore

<b>We talk to local food writer Chin Hui Wen to get her opinion on the city-state's best culinary offerings and where's best to eat across the island.</b><p><i>Image by Freshly Diced</i><p><b>Three to Try</b><p><b>Bak kut teh:</b> 'Pork rib soup - there are also versions with different kinds of offal like intestines and liver - made …

The Cheapest Time To Fly This Summer

If you're looking for ways to get the most out of your travel plans by spending the least this summer, look no further.<p>Based on data from thousands of flights, the folks at CheapAir have concluded that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly this summer. On average, you'll save $64 if …

USC Scientists Create New Battery That’s Cheap, Clean, Rechargeable… and Organic

June 25, 2014<p>Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu<p>Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long …

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The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce<p><b>Why do we love ice pops?</b> Let us count the ways: They’re perfectly cool on a sweltering day; they’re surprisingly easy to throw …

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The 20 Best Airlines In The World

We found the world's best airlines for flying economy class, and, for the second year in a row, Singapore Airlines has taken the top spot on our list.<p>To create this annual list, we devised a ranking system based on the two most important factors for a pleasant trip: an enjoyable experience in the …

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Living in: The world’s best cities for dating

These five cities are made for finding love, thanks to their lively bars, trendy restaurants, outdoor activities – and laid-back locals known for being open to meeting new people.<p>Love knows no borders – and no one knows that better than those who have found romance in another country. If you’re …

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Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

The 747 is going extinct

With its cockpit and second story bulging from the top of its ample body, the Boeing 747 is one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world. Introduced in 1969, it is a symbol of the jet age, and elicits romantic notions of long-haul travel.<p>But the 747—<i>the</i> original jumbo jet—is dying.<p>Airlines …

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The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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 …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

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New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

53 Cool Cucumber Recipes That Are Shockingly Easy

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

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15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

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