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This Map Guides You On an Epic Tour of Nearly 50,000 U.S. Historic Sites

If you ever wanted to visit every interesting historical site in the U.S., this map will guide you on a tour to each one using the mathematically …

5 Non-Stick Pans That Won’t Give You Cancer

Research has shown that cooking with Teflon-type cookware could expose you to toxic chemicals that might cause cancer.<p>What can you cook with instead? …

50 places in Europe you need to visit in your lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to laying out on the beaches of Lagos, Portugal, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

The Simple Pleasure of Everyday, 5-Ingredient Italian Bread

My grandfather Nonno Corrado's bread is simple: simple to make, simple to eat (with anything really.) It's five ingredients and hardly any work. And he taught it to me, so when I make it, I get to think about him.<p>A mischievous and headstrong kid, he grew up in a small town called Oliveto, in the …

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Mexico’s Anti-Resorts: 7 Under-the-Radar Boutique Hotels to Know

$795 round trip to Fiji from LAX

You can travel to Nadi, Fiji, about 5,500 miles from LAX, for $795 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on Fiji Airways.<p>The fare, subject to availability, is for travel between April 1 and June 13, which means you should be there in dry season.<p>You must buy your ticket by April 2.<p>Info: Fiji …

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How to Make Perfect Layer Cakes

How to ensure it all stacks up properly<p>Evenness is the key to a properly stacked layer cake: The batter needs to be spread to an even height, without …

Country Pound Cake Recipe

"This a really good down-home style, back to basics pound cake that my whole family enjoys! This recipe was handed down to me with the stipulation of …

6 Things You Should Do to Take Care of Your Knives

If you cook, you own a knife and you know, more or less, what to do with it. But do you know how to keep it sharp and strong as the day you bought it? If you answered "honing steel" to this—close, but no cigar.<p>"<b>You might think your knife is invincible but it's not</b>," Mari Sugai of Korin, a New York …

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8 Delicious Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories

When it comes to weeknight dinners, usually something's gotta give. Maybe you whip up a quick meal, but it's not that healthy. Or you take the time to make a healthy dinner, but it's not that satisfying. But these eight dishes have it all: They're fast, flavorful <i>and</i> fewer than 400 calories per …

Why You Should Stop Steaming Your Mussels

Unlock the briny bivalves' potential by broiling, pickling and wrapping them in pancetta.<p>Steam some mussels in broth or wine, add some crusty bread …

Windows might be storing your encryption keys in the cloud

If you’re rocking a new Windows 10 PC or have upgraded to the latest version of the OS, chances are your disk encryption key has been uploaded to Microsoft’s servers — which means you’re not 100 percent in control of the privacy of your data.<p>The Intercept reports that this is probably the case if …

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10 Easy Christmas Cookies to Make This Week

A mix of classics and new riffs, these cookies are all easy to pull together in time for Christmas.<p>The most complicated part about making these …

The Tools You Need to Make Almost Any Recipe

When I moved into my first apartment and was faced with the reality of outfitting a space of my own on a New York budget, I resisted buying anything I didn't absolutely <i>need</i>.<p>And so once I purchased super-cheap cookware and a knife set on sale at a big department store, a 19-piece Pyrex set (mixing …

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Adele Disguised Herself as an Adele Impersonator and It's the Flipping Best

Meet Jenny, the best Adele impersonator in the land.<p>Adele, you cheeky minx!<p>The Owner Of All Your Feelings, Adele, went on <i>The Graham Norton</i> <i>Show</i> in a fake nose and a fake chin and pretended to be an Adele impersonator amongst a room of Adele impersonators. The entire video (below) is well worth …

8 Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Let's face it -- the turkey is almost never ready on time. But that's okay because the holiday hors d'oeuvres are half the fun. These crowd-pleasing appetizers are all incredibly easy to make (but no one needs to know that).<p><b>1. Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans</b><p>Thanks …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Unbelievable 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites

<i>5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites are so easy, you won't believe it. You just need four ingredients and five minutes for this silly easy breakfast!</i><p>This recipe is almost embarrassing. But it was too amazing not to share. Because WHO doesn’t have 5 minutes?! I have 5 minutes to spare almost every …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

12 Recipes for Taco Night (That's Tonight!)

We love a good potluck—our pals crammed around one table, reaching over each other, each contributing a part of the meal, and the meal very much more than the sum of its parts. But what we <i>really</i> love? A taco potluck. Put one person in charge of the cocktails, make sure there's plenty to fill the …

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Sparkling green apple sangria is the perfect fall cocktail

Sangrias and pitcher drinks are perfect for entertaining a crowd. This one is ideal for fall. Throw an apple- themed party complete with appetizers and pie and serve this delicious sangria alongside, or simply serve alone for today’s happy hour. Notice this sangria recipe is sans the sugar, like …

Seven Space-themed Hotels That Are Out of This World

You may even say they are ... out of this world.<p>Between Nasa’s recent discovery of liquid water on Mars, last month’s Super Blood Moon and the recent …

32 delicious foods to try in Chicago

1. Deep dish from Giordano’s.<p>2. Thin crust from Bar Siena.<p>3. One of each taco from Velvet Taco.<p>4. A big juicy steak from Chop.<p>5. Oysters from the …

Ready to Have Your Mind Blown? Meet Blender Lemonade

When life gives you lemons (come on, we had to)...you make blender lemonade. But here's the genius part: You need only one lemon, not 12, to mix your drink. Dump the whole fruit--including the rind--into a blender, and minutes later you're sipping pretty. Minimal cleanup required.<p>Wait, what? Here, …

Switchel: The Most Refreshing Drink No One Is Drinking (Yet)

<i>Switchel is like cheater's lemonade—but maybe even better. Learn how to make it at home.</i><p>I had never heard of switchel when my friend Hannah asked if I would be her bar-back at last September’s Queen Bee Cocktail Classic, a honey-driven cocktail competition put together by NYC Honey Week.<p>The whole …

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Best of the Bunch: What to Look for When Buying Fresh Radishes

<i>One of the best parts about our test kitchen manager, Brad Leone's, job is his weekly trip to the farmers' market. It's his responsibility to supply the kitchen with ripe produce, protein, and pantry staples year-round. In the summer, when the farms are cranking out the good stuff, Brad is like a</i> …

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The Genius Way To Eat A Kiwi

Put down the knife and pick up a spoon.<p>Of all the fruits available at the produce aisle, the kiwi has one of the worst reputations. We think the prickly skin protecting the sweet, green fruit underneath might be to blame. It could also be the crunchy black seeds that dot the center of the fruit. …

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