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These Throwback Movies and TV Shows Will Help You Through Your 'Stranger Things' Withdrawal

There’s some more binge-watching ahead of you if you’re already missing the popular Netflix hit.<p>The Duffer Brothers’ <i>Stranger Things</i> has been a breakout hit for Netflix with the show racking up more than 8.2 million streams in its first 16 days. This performance beat out some of the entertainment …

Duffer Brothers

Here's The One Dessert Spot You Should Try In Every Single State

Whenever we travel, we're always interested in one thing — local eats! And what better way to experience America's many food traditions than by …

No Man's Sky: Eight tips to get you started

The highly anticipated exploration game has finally arrived. Here’s what you need to know to begin your journey<p>Well, it’s finally here. After two years of beautiful trailers, ambiguous claims and lofty expectations, No Man’s Sky has touched down and opened its blast doors. Judging by its opening …

Apple iOS 9.3.4: Should You Upgrade?

When Apple released iOS 9.3.3 it followed five betas and almost two months of public testing. It was also widely expected to be the final version of iOS 9 before iOS 10 launches in September. But suddenly iOS 9.3.4 is here with no warning, so should you upgrade to such a sudden and expected …

iOS

Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out …

The 25 most popular tourist sites in the US

But according to Swarm, Foursquare's check-in app, Americans have much more eclectic taste when exploring their backyard.<p>Using Swarm check-in data from August 1, 2015, to July 31, we determined the 25 most visited monuments and landmarks in the US.<p>From the world's largest thermometer to mere …

Lincoln Memorial

10 of the best swimming holidays around the world

Whether it’s wild swimming in lakes and fjords, a sea ‘safari’ in Crete, or a 6km swim in the warm waters of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, this selection of swims (and stays) is a stroke of genius<p>Exploring the Baja peninsula, Mexico<p>With water temperatures of 27C, the Sea of Cortez is so warm that, as …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p>The updated 2017 version of the best travel apps<p>Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend …

Expert guide to the Maldives

Essential information<p><b>Currency:</b> the Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa but tourists have no need of it. Resort bills are best paid by plastic at the end of the stay and other expenses, such as tips and purchases when on excursion, are best paid in dollars<p><b>Emergency Contacts:</b> you can rightly feel safe …

Maldives

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

Public Speaking

An Insider’s Guide to Australia’s Great Ocean Road

<b>Victoria</b>’s best known highway, the <b>Great Ocean Road</b>, runs 150 miles from Torquay to near Warrnambool, but the scenic drive continues along the Victoria coast to the South Australia state line. Drive it the other way, from west to east, to parallel the route of 19th-century shipborne immigrants.<p>> How …

Australia

13 Incredible Secret Alleys Around The World

Where to find pop-up restaurants, public art, and some of the tiniest bars in the world.<p>Back alleys can be some of the most unexpectedly lush, …

Urban Design

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

How to supercharge your iPhone apps like a pro

From calendar to email, here’s what to replace the iOS defaults with to work better, harder and hopefully less<p>Face it: the best thing about iOS is the App Store. The iPhone has come a long way since version one, but the ability to add to the fifteen built-in apps has been the biggest …

Dallas sniper plotted bigger assault, taunted officers: police chief

DALLAS (Reuters) - The U.S. military veteran who fatally shot five Dallas police officers was plotting a larger assault, authorities said on Sunday, disclosing how he also taunted negotiators and wrote on a wall in his own blood before being killed.<p>Micah X. Johnson improvised instead and used …

Law Enforcement