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Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

Bacon Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken | Crock Pot Recipes

<i>Bacon Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken is a delicious Crock Pot Recipe. Everyone will love all the flavors and you will love that this is an easy slow</i> …

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How I Made It: Johnny Green, TV commercial director

<b>The gig:</b> Johnny Green directs TV commercials. A recent project is "Lightning in a Bottle," a 60-second advertisement for Honda's Acura ILX sedan that first aired during the NFL playoffs. Green is represented by Reset Content, a company that acts as his producer.<p><b>The commercial:</b> The spot depicts an …

30 Excellent Slow Cooker Recipes For Lazy People

Sometimes, you’re just not into cooking. Takes time. Can get tricky. You can cut yourself. Don’t want to miss the newest episode of your favorite …

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Lucky Kiwi and Coconut Cupcakes

Saint Patrick and I have at least one thing in common -- neither of us are Irish. With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner on March 17, I decided to do a little research about this jovial, Guinness drinking, green-spirited holiday. I found the history quite interesting since I never gave …

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Sweet Green Pistachio Cupcakes

Pistachio cupcakes are pure comfort food. Made with instant pudding and love, these are an after-school treat everyone will adore.<p>When I was in elementary school, I discovered pistachio pudding. It was honestly a revelation -- the buttery, smooth flavor with a hint of cherry was one of the best …

29 Gochujang Recipes to Give Your Food Some Sweet, Sweet Heat

We love gochujang for its sweet heat on everything from chicken to vegetables. Here are 29 recipes to get you started.<p><b>Gochujang is a staple in Korean cooking</b> and one of our favorite condiments to have on hand. Not familiar with it? It's the bright red paste found in everything from bibimbap to</i> …

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HugeDomains.com - GoldenCookbook.com is for sale (Golden Cookbook)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Chocolate Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.<p>Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.<p>…

Dessert

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

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Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

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One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

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The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

There are a couple notable things about this weekend. One, it's still February, which means, spring is still far away. Two, President's Day is behind us, which means we used up our last long weekend for a while -- if you even got the day off in the first place. Three, did we mention it's still …

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This might be the closest you ever get to Destiny's true best weapon

Ice Breaker, Shmice Breaker. The consensus among <i>Destiny</i> players holds that the exotic rocket launcher Gjallarhorn is the most powerful weapon in the game. It's also one of the rarest, since it can only be obtained from a random drop or from Xur, the weekend merchant, who has not sold Gjallarhorn …

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

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Here are all the games and discounts in the Ultimate Xbox Sale

Microsoft released the official list of titles and discounts for its big "Ultimate Game Sale," which kicks off tomorrow, and it squares with what was shown in a list that leaked earlier.<p>There are 24 Xbox One games (and two DLC add-ons) on offer for Xbox One, at discounts ranging from 20 percent to …

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This rich, creamy cake recipe, from chef David Waltuck, tastes delicious unembellished, but you could also try it dusted with confectioners' sugar and a berry compote or poached peaches and whipped cream.

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CogniToys' huggable dinosaur is connected to IBM's supercomputer

Talk about machine learning and toys in the same breath and it's hard not to imagine a deranged AI grooming an army of children to take over the world. We're reasonably sure that's not Elemental Path's plan, despite teaming up with IBM to develop a toy that uses machine learning to interact with …

8 Romantic Date Night Dinners

Pull out the candles, pick out a Netflix movie, and send the kids to Grandma's house. It's the biggest date night of the year! Avoid the crowds and over-priced restaurant menus and whip up one of these easy and delicious dinners instead.<p><b>1. Grilled Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Filets with Chimichurri</b><p>…

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This backyard fix for a broken reverse gear is brilliant

Improvised with chains, threaded rods, and PVC tubing until a proper repair could happen.<p>It's a feeling anyone can relate to. A mechanical failure occurs, an immediate repair is not possible, yet you can't go without your car or truck in the interim.<p>This man, who goes by the YouTube handle "hexdude …

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

The weekend is upon us, and it's no ordinary weekend. Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means it's time to loosen the belt a notch or two and gather all the chips, beer and fatty food you can fit in your kitchen. The weekend, like the big game itself, requires strategy. You'll need to pace yourself …

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Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

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The Feds Just Restricted The Law That Lets Police Seize Stuff From Innocent People

Under the official law, the Justice Department's Equitable Sharing Program, local police departments can keep 80% of the stuff seized during drug raids and other investigations.<p>The practice of local police taking property, including cash and cars, from people that they stop, and of handing it over …

See Inside The Most Futuristic Cruise Ship On The Planet

Quantum of the Seas is one of the most advanced ships on earth, and it will cruise in the Caribbean this spring before heading to the South China Sea in the fall.<p>It has a bumper-car track, a cocktail bar staffed by robots, and a skydiving simulator.

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17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

We Attempted To Control These Cars With Our Minds, And It Kind Of Worked

It’s not like EEG is breakthrough technology. We’ve been able to read the electrical activity of the brain for quite some time, but the clever folks at IEEE are thinking up new and creative ways to leverage those read-outs into something a bit more fun.<p>The new Emotiv headsets are able to read your …

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15 Unbelievable Facts About Russia

Everyone's heard a thing or two about Putin and the USSR.<p>But few people have heard anecdotes about real life in Russia and the former Soviet Union.<p>So Business Insider put together a list of stranger-than-fiction facts about Soviet pop stars, military classes in high schools, a lake that could kill …

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19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

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