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7 Places You Can Legally Drink on the Street in the U.S.

There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand. Unfortunately, for a country founded on independence and freedom, the United States restricts this simple pleasure to only a few dozen spots--and the laws aren't always clear. For example, some towns allow public …

Inside Clashist's Crazy-Colorful Hollywood Pop-Up Shop

Fans of Clashist's "hyper-real, quirky digital prints on universal basic shapes" are in for a real treat when visiting Space15Twenty. Now through August 23rd, tech star Heather Lipner's brilliant LA label is taking over the Hollywood concept space to host a sweet installation filled with fashion …

Mom Whose Daughter Was Born by IVF After Husband's Death: 'Now I Know Miracles Exist'

A few months before he died of kidney cancer in 2013, Sarah Rodriguez’s husband, Joel, told her he felt strongly that she would have a daughter …

Plankton in Southern Ocean brighten clouds above - Futurity

To discover what gives clouds above the Southern Ocean their brightness, scientists took a close look at tiny drifting organisms in the sea below.

Southern Ocean

Sam Mendes says Spectre will be his last Bond film

Sam Mendes, the prestigious film and theater director, told a BBC radio show that the upcoming James Bond adventure <i>Spectre</i> will be his last. …

Filmmaking

K-Dreaming

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Seoul’s Art Attack<p>What was I expecting from Korea on my first visit to the country?<p>Was it the furious, youthful …

'Scores killed' in clashes between Hezbollah and ISIL

Dozens of fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group and at least nine fighters belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah have reportedly been killed as the two sides clashed along the Lebanese border with Syria.<p>Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's secretary-general, announced on Wednesday …

Savory Snacks to Last All Weekend

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's the weekend -- put your feet up and grab a snack.</i><p>There are countless …

Breakfast

Eat This Gumbo While You Watch Football

Homemade stock made from a whole bird has two upsides: You get a rich, balanced liquid for the gumbo, and plenty of tender poached chicken meat.<p>Sunday night football is best observed while eating copious amounts of Southern food. But you don't have to go tailgating in order to get your hands on a …

Cooking

All About Rambutans

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Not to worry! Getting into this spiky tropical fruit doesn't have to be a hair-raising experience.</i><p>If you’re dressing up for Halloween at some point this week (and you are, …

The Sweet Life of Taylor Swift on Instagram

Life isn’t a Pinterest board, that is, unless you’re <b>Taylor Swift.</b> She’s filled up her Instagram feed with literally every signifier of cute: cats, cookies, Christmas pajamas, lipstick, bubbles—you name it, she’s ’grammed it. Here are fifteen photos that especially show off the sweet life of Taylor …

Taylor Swift

Inside Kim Kardashian's Insane Vegas Birthday Bash

Photo: Getty Images<p>Kim Kardashian celebrated her 34th birthday Friday night in Las Vegas (you know, the one she was allegedly earning $500K to attend), and—surprise!—it was just a <i>little</i> bit over the top.<p>For the belated bash (her actual b-day was on Tuesday), Kim and co. headed to Tao nightclub for …

Las Vegas

World Series TV rating down from '13, up over '12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series is averaging a 7.5 rating through three games, down 7 percent from last year but up 4 percent over San …

Kris Jenner Gets Cozy with a New Man in Las Vegas

Just days after Bruce Jenner went public with his new girlfriend, his soon-to-be ex-wife Kris Jenner was spotted getting cozy with Corey Gamble, a …

Extreme Life on Earth: 8 Bizarre Creatures

1 of 18<p>2 of 18<p>3 of 18<p>Not a drop to drink<p>Credit: Armando Azua-Bustos<p>Some organisms, such as <i>Dunaliella</i> algae discovered in 2010 in a cave in Chile's …

Biology

Scientists Pinpoint When Humans Had Sex With Neanderthals

Scientists have long-known that our human ancestors got down and dirty with Neanderthals. But when exactly did this interbreeding first occur?<p>A study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany offers a new answer.<p>For the study, researchers sequenced the genome …

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

Everyone Wants To Know Who The Mystery Woman Is In 'The Avengers' Sequel Trailer

After the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer hit the web late Wednesday evening, fans have been obsessively rewatching the teaser for clues and hints about the upcoming movie.<p>Almost immediately, eagle-eyed viewers honed in on a scene at the 37 second mark in which the camera pans over the group of …

Friday Box Office: 'Ouija' Scares Up $8.3M, 'John Wick' Shoots Up $5.45M

If it’s Halloween, it must be… <i>Ouija</i>? That seems to be the case for this season, as the unofficial horror entry for October put up a decent showing, for one night (and weekend) at least. The $5 million micro-budget Blumhouse entry <i>Ouija</i>, distributed by Universal (Comcast Corp.), opened with $8.3 …

Usher on Bieber: 'I'll punch him in the chest when I need to'

Usher is not above getting tough with Justin Bieber. The R&B star told Billboard magazine that he knows his protégé has been guilty of misbehaving the last couple of years.<p>“I’m not happy with all the choices my friend has made,” he admitted.<p>Usher has been Bieber’s mentor ever since he was …

Clash of the Gyllenhaals: Maggie v Jake on Broadway

This season, Broadway offers a treat for Gyllenhaal fans. The much-admired acting siblings, Maggie and younger brother Jake, both Oscar nominees, are making their Broadway debuts in quick succession, having both appeared off Broadway but never on the Great White Way itself. Maggie, 36, is in …

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Nonprofits

On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education and positively impact humanity, …

As Gas Prices Fall, Can Station Owners Fuel Sales Growth?

Gas prices that are below $3 a gallon may be great news for U.S. drivers, but they come as gas station owners face slowing sales growth and typically thin margins.<p>According to industry data from Sageworks, a financial information company, privately held gasoline stations (NAICS 4471) are barely …

How Is Vodka Made?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>In the video above we went to Cognac, France - the home of Grey Goose - to find out how one vodka goes from grain to bottle.<p>Vodka production starts with a starch, and for most commercial production, that means beginning with wheat. For …

Anna Marie Cardwell: 'I Would Feel Hurt' If Mama June Is Dating My Molester

Anna Marie Cardwell is speaking out about being molested as a child, years before she and her family became the stars of TLC’s hit reality show, <i>Here</i> …