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Travel writers share their best discoveries (and disappointments) | Financial Times

William Dalrymple<p><b>Discovery:</b> During the past year I’ve been travelling around India and Pakistan, working on a book about the violent seizure of India …

North Coast 500: Highlights of Scotland’s Epic Road Trip

Spanning a fabulous 500 miles around Scotland’s northern coast, the relatively recently launched North Coast 500 road trip is already being lauded as …

Scotland

New Apple products launched under CEO Tim Cook are dominating

He collected 560,000 shares of Apple, worth $89.2 million, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.<p>After cashing out and paying taxes, he collected about $43 million.<p>Cook's bonus was connected to the company's performance — Apple stock has outperformed 81% of the S&P 500 in the past three …

Tim Cook

A Southwest Road Trip, Through The Eyes Of A Travel Photographer

We like sending Baldemar Fierro on the road. Dude is an interesting cat. He disappears for a few weeks, invoices us for a cup of coffee at some dusty roadside shack, then surfaces with stunning photos. That’s the coolest type of weirdo.<p>More than that, we like Baldemar because his pictures are …

7-Day Souping Meal Plan

"Souping" has gained popularity in recent years as a way to eat clean, lose weight and get healthy. The idea behind a soup cleanse is that you eat …

Associated Press News

London's Insider Beauty Spots You Need to Visit Right Now

You may have seen London in the headlines recently. But the news isn’t all political. Don’t forget, this is the place that gave us mod, <i>Abbey Road</i>, and Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows. The British capital will always be a hotbed of style.<p>During my first trip to England, I slept on a fluffy pillow …

7 Trips That Are Better (and Cheaper) In the Fall

Where to stay and what to do at each of them.<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement

Scotland

20 Paleo Desserts That Look Insanely Good

The Paleo diet has become more and more popular over the years, mimicking our ancient ancestors’ most basic diet of vegetables, meats, fruits, and …

Nutrition

Report: Apple Music to be completely overhauled at WWDC

Apple Music is headed for a refresh. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is overhauling the app’s interface, and will introduce the changes at WWDC in June.<p>The change is reportedly prompted by lukewarm reactions to the initial app, which has some hurdles on both the UX and UI side. Some …

Smart TV

15 Cinco de Mayo Recipes That Aren’t Tacos

While the most obvious choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo might be your old taco night standbys and a big bowl of guacamole, for the ultimate spread, we recommend branching out and trying some new dishes. Impress your fellow margarita-drinking buddies with your vast knowledge of Mexican cuisine, …

Obama meets with Asian leaders about North Korea nuke threat

WASHINGTON — On the eve of a global meeting devoted to nuclear security, President Obama huddled Thursday with the leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea to discuss ways to meet one particularly worrisome nuclear threat: North Korea.<p>"Because of the topic of this summit — the Nuclear Security …

North Korea

Vietnamese tour guide says three dead backpackers 'ignored' his warnings

Izzy Squire, 19, Beth Anderson, 24, and Christian Sloan, 25, were killed after being dragged into a whirlpool and swept to their deaths<p>A Vietnamese tour guide says three young British holidaymakers were swept to their deaths at a scenic waterfall after jumping into a fast-flowing stretch of …

World powers agree to 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria; outcome uncertain

<b>(CNN) —</b> Major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday.<p>He spoke in Munich, Germany, where top diplomats from more than a dozen countries, including the United States and Russia, …

Middle East

No charges in Sandra Bland's death, rules grand jury

Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead in a Texas jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop<p>A grand jury decided on Monday that no felony crime was committed by the sheriff's office or jailers in the treatment of a black woman who died in a south-east Texas county jail …

Kremlin launches manhunt for Siberian slaughterer dubbed 'Russia's Jihadi John'

Interpol notice put out for Anatoly Zemlyanka after he appears in grisly beheading video<p>The Kremlin has issued a global "wanted" notice for a man dubbed Russia's "Jihadi John" after his appearance in a grisly Syrian beheading video.<p>Anatoly Zemlyanka, from the remote city of Noyabrsk in Siberia, …

The World's Easiest Edible Gift is Infused Honey

If I were on an episode of MTV’s <i>True Life</i>, it’d be “I’m a Mike’s Hot Honey Addict.”<p>It started, like many things do, innocently enough: a drizzle here, a drop there. But, soon, I found myself using Hot Honey on pizza (with soppresata, of course), all sorts of sweet and savory toasts, roasted …

Maureen Corrigan's Best Books Of 2015: Short(ish) Books That Pack A Big Punch

This year, most of the best stories I read came in small-ish packages. Many books that were either big in size — like Garth Risk Hallberg's over-900-page opus, City on Fire,and Jonathan Franzen's 500-plus page Purity — ended up being just "OK." The same, in my opinion, went for some books that …

Books

The Recipe for Patti LaBelle's Famous Sweet Potato Pie

It was Christmas come early at the <i>Vogue</i> offices—Patti LaBelle’s nearly sold-out Sweet Potato Pie arrived, and the excitement was palpable. Several editors gathered around the eight-inch pie, ripped open the box, and dug in. “That is pretty damn good for $3.48,” one exclaimed. “Like, …

Can you be too clean?

We take long showers, change clothes every day and wash our hands regularly. Is this doing us more harm than good?<p>What’s your routine? Do you shower every morning, or skip a few days? Do you change the bedsheets weekly, or only when they get smelly? How about your towels: New ones – like clockwork …

Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud dead

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> The ringleader behind the Paris attacks is dead, killed during a dramatic raid that shook a neighborhood and collapsed an entire floor of an apartment building. But French authorities say their work is far from finished.<p>Six days after a coordinated string of shootings and …

Paris Attacks

Anonymous drops names of KKK members online, including US politicians

Anonymous has released four separate drops that allegedly include the names and information of members of the Ku Klux Klan — a Christian white supremacy organization identified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The list, so far, has apparently …

The 11 Slow Cooker Mistakes That Might Be Sabotaging Your Meals

How many are you committing?<p>The slow cooker is the one appliance heralded by just about every home cook for making our lives easier. But just because it'll cook you dinner all on its own doesn't mean there aren't rules and guidelines that need to be followed for it to do its job well. Because there …

Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders made 'big mistake' on Hillary Clinton emails

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders made a "big mistake" by giving Hillary Clinton cover not to discuss her emails, Donald Trump said the morning after the first Democratic presidential debate.<p>"You have an FBI investigation on the emails and he just let her off," the billionaire businessman and …

Donald Trump

An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

<b>So it's a pretty dark movie. Even some of your music choices — it's not like always uplifting, there's a real darkness to it.</b><p><b>Gibney:</b> I would say it's light and dark. The moment at the beginning where you're hearing the studio version of "Tambourine Man" and you're seeing all those people hold up …

As Scott Walker enters 2016 fray, he feuds with both parties at home

MADISON, Wis. — As Gov. Scott Walker opens his presidential campaign Monday, he will pitch himself as a penny-pinching fiscal hawk who wants lower taxes, cuts in government spending and less government assistance.<p>But for months here in the state capital, Walker has pushed hard to use $250 million …

Scott Walker

7 Healthy Sangria Recipes That Taste Amazing

<i>By Allison Young, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Main Photo By: Allison Young)</i><p>Sangria is a total party in a pitcher. We've never met anyone who didn't swoon over this fruity, festive punch. But despite its awesome reputation, most variations are over-sweetened with extra sugar and calorie-laden liqueurs. No …

Nutrition

80 Fruity, Sweet, and Creamy Summer Desserts

Homemade ice cream, boozy popsicles, easy crumbles, and all of the fruit pies.<p><b>Dessert just tastes better in the summertime</b>. With ripe berries, juicy watermelon, fruit pies, and ice cream leading the way, we're suddenly feeling very hungry. Eat 'em all—before they melt!

June 2015