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15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …

Books

7 Books We Can't Wait to Read in July

Creepy murders, suspicious plane crashes, celebrity tell-alls: July’s new crop of books is oh-so beach blanket ready.

Books

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

18 Easy Appetizers to Bring to the Next Party

Because you don’t want to be the guy holding a bag of chips and a sixer of Schlitz

Station to station: the best train journeys you've never heard of

Famous railways – from America’s California Zephyr to Switzerland’s Glacier Express – are rightly celebrated in travellers’ lore. But the most iconic journeys tend to have popularity and prices to match their fame. Look a little closer into the world of train travel, however, and there are dozens …

The 10 best scenic train rides in Europe | Travel Feature

5. Trenino Verde della Sardegna, Italy<p>Sardinia’s Little Green Train comes out for the summer only, but it takes you into the wild heart of the island …

European Travel

15 Reasons Croatia Why Should Be Your Next Big Trip

If you go on one trip in 2017, this should be it.<p>Looking for a European destination that's a little more unexpected? Obsessed with food and wine? Love history? If you answered yes to any of these, you'll want to move Croatia to the top of your must-see list immediately. Unlike other European …

European Travel

Best Places to Visit in Croatia

With pristine beaches, jewel-like lakes, ancient ruins, and more than 1,000 idyllic islands, Croatia is one of Europe's hottest tourist spots. Add to that some Michelin-starred restaurants, underwater wineries, and Westeros-worthy vistas, and you have yourself an undeniable bucket-list destination. …

European Travel

The 25 places in Eastern Europe you must see in your lifetime

Keto-fy Your Instant Pot With These 12 Recipes for Beginners

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

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18 best places to visit in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Planning your 2018 vacation and starting to think about just going back to that place you went last year with the OK-ish beach and the mediocre cocktails?<p>C'mon, you know you can do better.<p>CNN Travel has been looking to the year ahead to pick some of the best destinations worth visiting in …

National Parks

20 Make-Ahead Family Recipes

Feeling the dinner crunch? Turn to these make-ahead and freezer-friendly recipes to get a delicious meal on the table in no time.<p>Lemony Chicken …

Cooking

Our Most Versatile Slow Cooker Supper Recipes Ever

Ah, the beauty of slow cooking.<p>Relaxed winter nights call for satisfying no-fuss suppers. Pick your protein of choice, toss in fresh ingredients, and …

Panko-Crusted Roast Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Thyme

Who isn’t looking for a quick-to-make, easy-to-love dinner for busy weeknights? This roast chicken recipe will become one of your MVPs.

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Italian Main Dishes

Get inspired by the flavors of Italy with these delicious main dishes, from light and creamy spinach and ricotta gnudi to osso buco with citrus …

New Year's Eve Recipes for a Crowd

Whether you're hosting an intimate get-together or a larger fête, these cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are perfect for a crowd of any size. From spicy …

4 Recipes for Making Your Takeout Favorites at Home

Making restaurant- or takeout-inspired meals at home usually starts with a craving for a certain flavor — maybe the sticky, sweet heat of General …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Ina Garten's Thanksgiving Menu

In this festive feast, the Barefoot Contessa shows that entertaining can be just as tasty as it is easy. Dishes like her classic gravy, sour cream …

Cooking

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

Travel Tips for 3 days in Marrakech, Morocco

“I feel like I am in Venice.” This thought kept forcing its way into my head during my whirlwind weekend of 3 days in Marrakech, Morocco, North …

Drink Decor: The Prettiest Liquor Bottles to Have on Your Bar Cart

Taste good > look good, but looking good doesn't hurt.<p>Bar cart—acquired. Now what to put on the damn thing? Here, some suggestions that will certainly gussy up that rolling thingamajig or make really great/boozy presents. (They're wrapped! Basically!)