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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York: Pictures

Animated Movies

11 Easy, No-Cook Thanksgiving Hors d'Oeuvres

For when the last thing you want to do is fuss with hors d'oeuvres.<p>At our house, Thanksgiving is really just another great excuse to have a dinner …

Cooking

Ditch debt and start saving

Getting yourself out of debt requires a solid plan. Get pointers on how you can reduce your credit card or student loan debt and start saving.<p>THE …

Personal Finance

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

San Francisco

For Longer Lasting Flowers, Trim Them Like This

I've always dutifully prepped flowers the same basic way: Bring them home in a bundle, snip each stem under a running faucet using scissors, then plop them in lukewarm water and arrange. But a little digging around recently about how to keep hydrangeas alive for longer mentioned "shaving" the stem …

City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

10 Delicious Thanksgiving Cocktails

1 of 10<p>Colony Records<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Last-Minute Mulled Wine<p>3 of 10<p>Forbidden Fruit<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>USS Richmond Punch<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Richmond

Dubai's Latest Over-the-Top Creation Is a Heart-Shaped Island

Get ready for the honeymooners, Dubai. A new love-symbol island will be the next to join the city's vast World archipelago.<p>St. Petersburg might soon be renamed the City of Love, but likely just in Dubai. Austrian firm Kleindienst recently redesigned the Heart of Europe project on the World …

Dubai

The mighty maple. Galena, Ohio. Sunrise.

Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country

The Japanese press has taken to calling it <i>sekkusu shinai shokogun:</i> celibacy syndrome.<p>Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could have huge effects beyond its borders.<p>The most recent evidence comes in a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, reported on in the …

Demographics

3 huge movies at the box office this weekend may lead to a record-breaking month

On the heels of the incredible openings for "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out," The Wrap is reporting that with "Ted 2" in the mix, June 2015 might become the highest-grossing month in box office history.<p>June has earned $920 million to date, according to Rentrak from The Wrap story, and if …

Box Office

Bill Nye explains climate change in 90 seconds using only emoji

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to explain climate change using a language everyone can understand — emoji. It's climatology emojified!<p>To put it …

Climate Change

Holly Madison Reveals What It Was Really Like to Be With — and Sleep With — Hugh Hefner

She never once enjoyed having sex with him — or even got to have sex with him alone.<p>Holly Madison spent seven years as Hugh Hefner's live-in girlfriend at the Playboy mansion. E!'s hit reality show about that life, <i>Girls Next Door</i>, put a rosy facade on that experience, which she shared over the …

Relationships

Nerd Approved: June's Biggest Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror News

It's been an up and down kind of month for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. News has ranged from annoyingly depressing (Cary Fukunaga leaving Stephen …

Game of Thrones

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

College & University

Google acknowledges Nexus 5 camera/CPU usage bug, a fix is on the way

Some unfortunate Nexus 5 owners may have been experiencing a bug involving abnormally high CPU usage and battery drain, which turns out to be caused by applications running in the background continually trying to access the handset’s camera application. Investigation into the problem has noted that …

Android News

A Bright Year for Solar in the U.S.—But There Are Clouds on the Horizon

You don’t get any brighter than the reflecting mirrors at the just-opened Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, in California‘s Mojave desert. When I visited …

Solar Power

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Separatists accused of China stabbing spree

China has promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 33 people and left nearly 130 people injured in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock.<p>The incident happened at around 9 pm local time (1:00pm GMT) …

Lovely Rolls Out Automated Rent-Payments

Lovely, the <b>US-only</b> app that helps you find your dream apartment, has announced it’s introducing a new automated rent-payment feature for the Web, iOS and Android.<p>Indeed<i>,</i> the <i>Pay with Lovely</i> feature should go some way towards separating it from the pack, given you can now search, apply AND pay …

Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Among the many snacks you can find in the aisles of Trader Joe's is an icon of sweet and salty goodness: the peanut butter pretzel. It's a combination so tasty, famed food writer Ruth Reichl once raved, "You haven't lived until you've tried the two together."<p>But the beloved treats aren't just …

Flooded landscape: the Somerset Levels, in pictures

Photographers Jon Rowley and David Hedges capture beleaguered Somerset villages reflected in the still flood waters

New Google WiFi app could automatically log you into Starbucks and other private hotspots

Google is working on a new WiFi app that could take a lot of the drudgery out of accessing wireless hotspots. According to our sources, the search giant has built Android and iOS versions of an app that automatically authenticate and connect to its free hotspots inside Starbucks stores or wherever …

Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

Motorcycles

Svalbard: 5 Fun Summer Adventures

Svalbard lies at the end of the world, quite literally. At 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is a pretty remote settlement, although getting there is surprisingly easy -- a direct flight from Oslo is all that stands between you and an epic Arctic adventure.<p>For polar bears, go on a cruise around the …

Paragliding

What to Pack: Singapore

Steamy, bustling, and burgeoning, Singapore has become a rather snazzy metropolis in recent years. Positioned in Southeast Asia, the city-state has …

Top 10 Places to Go This Spring

Why wait until summer to go on vacation? There are plenty of reasons to take some time off before the busy travel season starts. From fabulous …

Travel