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National Geographic Travel

Mastering the Old Fashioned, One of the World's Finest Cocktails

Fitz seems like he knows his way around an old fashioned. He should. He’s been a daytime fixture behind the long piece of mahogany at Manhattan’s Old Town Bar on 18th Street for years. I am a little apprehensive mind you; this is hardly a temple to mixology and there are certainly several ways to …

Derby Days for @wmag #kentuckyderby link in profile #sunglasses

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Rihanna, Karlie Kloss, and More

New York City

U2 puts on surprise performance on New York subway platform

U2 may have sold out hundreds of arenas and sold thousands of albums, but that didn’t stop the band from performing on a New York City subway …

Why blue whales won’t dive to avoid ships

For millions of years, blue whales have cruised the world’s oceans with hardly a care, their sheer size making them largely free from predator …

Joss Whedon discusses unpleasantness with Marvel, his thwarted hopes for Spider-Man in Age of Ultron

With <i>Avenges: Age of Ultron</i> behind him, Joss Whedon has been surprisingly open about the filmmaking process for one of the biggest blockbusters of all …

The Latest: Juventus beats Real Madrid 2-1 in semifinal

TURIN, Italy (AP) — 10:43 p.m.<p>So that's it. Juventus will travel to Madrid for the semifinal second leg next Wednesday nursing a 2-1 lead. That …

Soccer

Dropbox for iOS gets more collaborative with comments, Microsoft Office doc support coming soon

Dropbox for iOS just got a little bit more collaborative. Today the file storage company updated its iPhone and iPad app with commenting support and announced plans to let users create Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents on iOS “in the next few weeks.”<p>Dropbox also updated its iOS app with …

Video shows rescue of deflating dinghy in which several migrants died

Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more …

35 Reasons Budget Travelers Love Mexico

From the spectacular Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza to the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean, the only possible problem with visiting Mexico is …

Mexico

3 Chocolate Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life

Learn how to make chocolate cake, the easy, intermediate, and advance ways.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for intermediate-level bakers,</i> …

Dessert

How Nearly Nude Celebrities Took Over the Red Carpet

Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West, and J.Lo caused flashbulbs to explode by wearing next to nothing on Monday night’s Met Gala red carpet. Why is so …

5-Year-Old Goes from Afraid to Excited for Kindergarten, Thanks to a Stranger's Note

We all remember how scary it was to go to school for the first time.<p>Just a couple of weeks ago, 5-year-old Ella Mitchell was very worried about …

Kindergarten

Spectacular Milky Way Awes Photographers

David Letterman: Obama interview includes retirement jokes, Freddie Gray discussion

Soon, both David Letterman and President Barack Obama will be out of work. The venerable host of <i>The Late Show</i> calls its quits on May 20 after three …

Manny Pacquiao needs surgery to fix 'significant tear' in right shoulder

Manny Pacquiao will undergo right shoulder surgery later this week to repair a "significant tear" in his rotator cuff, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal …

Finger-friendly: Google rolls out mobile-friendly ad-formats built for swiping

Google has announced some notable new updates to its online advertising service AdWords, and the focus of the refresh is very much on mobile.<p>Unveiled during the annual AdWords Performance Summit event, the new “mobile friendly” ads cater for fingers rather than mouses. “Based on your feedback and …

AdWords