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The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

Shopping

We tested 5 pre-made chocolate chip cookie doughs and figured out the only brand worth buying

But which brand should you choose? Rolled dough? Pre-cut? Bagged mix?<p>Pillsbury and Nestle Toll House have two common varieties — a rolled tube of dough, and then pre-cut cubes. We bought one of each.<p>Phase One: Rolled Dough<p>We started with our two tubes of Pillsbury and Nestle dough. Both doughs …

Dessert

The most photographic spot in the US?

A former biology teacher turned naturalist guide, Kurt Johnson has traded in the classroom for the great outdoors at Grand Teton National Park, located in a rare ecosystem.<p>“Beavers hate the sound of running water; they are always looking for ways to stop it.”<p>We couldn’t tell if Kurt Johnson, our …

National Parks

17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low

Google now shows brief earthquake reports in search results

In light of recent tremors in Mexico, today Google announced it will be displaying real-time earthquake reports at the top of all related search results.<p>The reports will include a short “at-a-glance summary” containing information about “the size of the quake, a map of the affected areas, and tips …

FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some …

E.coli

6 Big Questions the Game of Thrones Finale Needs to Answer

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TV Series

How to Stop Cravings for Sugar and Junk Food

For most of us, the word “cravings” might seem innocent, right?<p>For many; however, such as recovering alcoholics or drug addicts, “cravings” means …

Saturn's Rings And Moons May Have Been Born When Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth

Approximately 100 million years before Beyonce was born<p>If the dinosaurs had had telescopes, they might have been able to witness something really cool happening in the sky. (No, not the incoming space rock that would ultimately destroy them, though it might've helped with that, too…) A new computer …

5 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'The Divergent Series: Allegiant'

<b>[SPOILERS: If you haven't read the books, or seen any of the movies, stop reading. Now. Still here? Okay, but you've been warned.]</b><p>The "Divergent" series returns with "Allegiant," its third and second-to-last installment, starring Shailene Woodley as messianic "The One" protagonist Tris. Directed by …

Movies

Mass killer Breivik compares himself to anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela

The man who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011 says he took action rather than just giving orders like Mandela<p>Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has compared himself to anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela during his testimony as he argued the Norwegian state had violated …

Crime

It’s a Girl! Paleontologists Examine Pregnant T. rex

Sexing a dinosaur isn’t easy.<p>As far as gross skeletal anatomy is concerned, male and female dinosaurs are practically identical. And the shape of saurian bones provides no help. So far as anyone has been able to tell, the skeletons of dinosaurs were not sexually dimorphic (or, in other words, …

4 Easy Tricks to Sleep Faster—and Better

It seems every wellness article we read lately proclaims the importance of sleep and how vital it is to nearly every function of the body. But what …

Sleep

Dawn at Ceres reveals mystery features

Since Dawn slid into orbit on March 6, 2015, the spacecraft has found at least 2 mysterious features on Ceres – a dome-shaped mountain and the famous …

Astronomy

Watch and Learn How Tootsie Rolls Saved American Troops in the Korean War

Tootsie Rolls, the iconic chocolate candies, are a favorite of American children, but U.S. soldiers in the Korean War were big fans too. This video from Great Big Story explains how they came through for some stranded troops.<p>The soldiers requested a supply of bullets — which they code-named …

Korean War

Inside English Manor Clandon Park’s Restoration

What Japan tsunami reporters saw: 'hell,' despair, confusion

As Japan's "triple disaster" — quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis — unfolded after March 11, 2011, Associated Press journalists fanned out across the northern region of Tohoku to report and record what had happened in pictures, stories and video.<p>Here, some of them recall memories and scenes that …

Japan

Let’s Give Ceratosaurus a Hand

“What’s your favorite dinosaur?” I’ve come to hate this question. Not that it’s an unreasonable one. Much of my career has been built on the skeletal backs of dinosaurs and I really do adore them, but I honestly don’t have a strong favorite. I might as well be asked “What’s your favorite kind of …

South African woman pleads not guilty to 1997 kidnapping

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she kidnapped an infant from a hospital nearly 19 years ago and raised the child as her own, South African media reported on Tuesday.<p>The woman faces charges of kidnapping, fraud and breaking South Africa's child …

Crime

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

9 things about winter you’ll only understand if you’ve been to Idaho

1. Skiing is nothing without the lingo.<p>Home to Sun Valley — America’s original ski resort — and a whopping 17 other ski mountains, over 20,000 acres …

Skiing

Downton Abbey: Michelle Dockery talks last day at Highclere Castle in Masterpiece Studio podcast preview

Viewers who have followed the Crawleys for six seasons will say a final goodbye to the aristocratic British family and their staff when <i>Downton Abbey</i> …

Eating chocolate 'improves brain function' - study

Chocolate could help protect against normal age-related cognitive decline<p>Cheering news for those with a sweet tooth - a recent study has found that regular chocolate consumption is associated with better cognitive function.<p>According to the study, published in the journal Appetite, chocolate …

43 Presidential Busts Are Sitting in a Remote Field at a Virginia Farm

And they need your help!<p>Like something out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie or a perpetually awkward lucid dream, on a privately owned farm in Croaker, …

M. Night Shyamalan

Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year in 2016<p>February 29 crops up every four years, but what is a leap year?<p>Why do we have leap years?<p>A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the Gregorian …

Natalie Dormer drops hints about Margaery Tyrell's future in 'Game Of Thrones'

<b>NB: This post veers mildly towards spoiler city.</b><p>LONDON — Margaery Tyrell has a rough season ahead of her as <i>Game of Thrones</i> returns, the actress who …

The Sneaky Life of the World’s Most Mysterious Plant

It looks so ordinary, this vine. But it’s not. It is, arguably, the most mysteriously talented, most surprising plant in the world.<p>It’s called <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i>, and it lives in the temperate rain forests of Chile and Argentina. It does what most vines do—it crawls across the forest floor, …

South Korea warns Japan over 'comfort women' accord after claims of no proof

Claim from minister in Tokyo that there is no evidence government coerced women into wartime brothels provokes anger in Seoul<p>South Korea has warned Japan not to undermine a recent agreement on second world war sex slaves, after Tokyo’s deputy foreign minister told the UN there was no documented …

South Korea

Duchess of Cambridge: I wouldn't hesitate to seek help if Charlotte or George had mental health problems

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, writes blog discussing child mental health and says no parent should be afraid to ask for help from specialists<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has written a blog in which she says she would not hesitate to seek professional help if Prince George or Princess Charlotte …