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Paraplegic to Kick Off Soccer World Cup After Medical Miracle

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Amid the samba rhythms and the swirling dancers featured during the soccer World Cup's opening ceremony on Thursday, one moment is likely to make jaws drop across the globe.<p>Paralyzed from the waist down, a young Brazilian will rise from his wheelchair, walk a few steps and kick …

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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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17 Free Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Vacay a Snap

Making a globetrotter happy — there’s an app for that. A few years ago we wouldn’t have attempted any trip without an arsenal of maps, travel guides and emergency gear, but today we all depend on our tech to make traveling an easy and hassle-free experience. Whether you’re booking your next flight …

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8 Summer Road Trips That Will Get You Out of the City Without Breaking the Bank

Maybe it's nostalgia for our (long-gone) school days, but nothing says summer like getting out of town.<p>And thanks to a more optimistic financial outlook for 2014, travel seems to be on the to-do list for some 133 million of us this year, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving …

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Food Porn: Burgers

Summer 2013 Guide to Chicago

<i>We have updated this list for 2014. Read Summer 2014 Guide to Chicago</i><p>Chicago in the summer is a beach town—a crazy thought to the uninitiated who …

Gift Guide: Great Food and Drinks Gifts in Chicago

Whether you need a gift for a friend, a homesick Chicagoan, or just yourself, there is no shortage of edible options available around town. Here are some of our favorite options for the holiday season.<p>New Chicago Cookbooks<p>Each new year brings a new crop of Chicago-centric cookbooks, and 2013 was no …

The 15 ugliest buildings in Chicago

Chicago is known for its diverse and magnificent architecture, from the neo-Gothic facade of the Tribune Tower to the modernist waves that grace the …

Market Tour: Di Bruno Bros., Philadelphia

GalleryMarket Tour: Di Bruno Bros., Philadelphia<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It might seem counterintuitive for a specialty cheese shop to set its products ablaze, but in the case of Philadelphia's <b>Di Bruno Bros.</b>, the fire hazard led to a …