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My Top 6 Packing Tips

Hawaii to South-East Asia to Australia and New Zealand to Southern Africa: 8 countries, 3 continents, summer, winter, and a supreme packing challenge. So how do you pack for a multi-month, multi-location trip? Here are my tips to packing a diverse and compact suitcase!<p>First things first -- look up …

Did Ashley Tisdale Flash Her Nipples on the Red Carpet? Here’s What Happened

Not ideal!<p><b>Ashley Tisdale</b> accidentally flashed cameras in a lightweight shirt while attending the L.A. premiere of <i>Mother's Day</i> on Wednesday, April …

Affordable and Cute Cross-Body Handbags for Spring and Summer

It's 8:30 A.M. Gym bag? Check. Car keys? Check. Double-shot latte? Check and check. Now if you only had another arm to grab your shoulder bag, right?<p>If this is you, it's definitely time to go hands-free in the bag department. And thankfully, this season designers reinvented the cross-body bag in so …

Marchesa Dreams Up an Enchanted Garden-Inspired Bridal Collection for Spring 2017

Flowers for spring can sometimes feel so <i>done</i>, but the Marchesa design dream team of Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig took the garden-variety motif …

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Tragic St. Paul Fire Destroys Stasny's Food Mart and Claims Butcher's Life

Fire Crews were called to 1053 N. Western Ave. in St. Paul early Thursday morning and had difficulty containing the blaze at the two story building. Located at the first floor was Stasny's Food Mart, which was known for its meat counter and had served generations of neighborhood shoppers. It …

9 Shel Silverstein Poems—& What They've Taught Us About Eating

If you were a child at any point in the last 50 years, you may be familiar with Shel Silverstein, the poet/cartoonist/genius. He wrote poems both silly and moving, light-hearted and dark—sometimes all at once. Silverstein captured hearts and imaginations by turning the everyday into the …

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How to Cook Lasagna in 15 Minutes

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>When I came to terms with the …

14 Sweet & Savory Midnight Snacks from Our App

You said you'd only watch one episode, but now you're halfway through the second season; after-work drinks turned into karaoke, which turned into more after-work drinks; counting sheep isn't quite as efficient as you hoped it'd be. <b>There are a number of reasons to be awake at midnight—that tricky</b> …

Food

The 7 Things You Should Never Pack When You Travel

1 of 7<p>Shoes that Hurt Your Feet<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Hardcover Books<p>3 of 7<p>A Bathing Suit Your Don't Feel Confident In<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Too Much …

7 Chicken Dishes to Eat All Week (and What to Serve with Them)

We always start out with good intentions—armed with binders full of dinner inspiration, well-meaning grocery lists, and recipe collections dedicated to "Easy Weeknight Dinners!"—but some weeks, making dinner from scratch every single night <i>just</i> isn't going to happen. Our solution? Cheat the</b> …

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We Tried the Weirdest New Beers Out There—and We Mean Weird

From dung-smoked whale testicles—stay with us—to chocolate oyster stouts, experimental beers are having a moment.<p>From dung-smoked whale testicles—stay with us—to chocolate oyster stouts, experimental beers are having a moment. It might be a marketing moment. But nevertheless, a moment so important …

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How To Make Overnight Oats Without a Recipe

I'm not a morning person, so I'm all about the make-ahead breakfast. Learning how to make overnight oats was a real game changer for me. It's the …

Easy Microwave Meals, Recipes, and Tips | Epicurious.com

The Microwave Is Not the Enemy<p>Odds are, there's a microwave in your kitchen. It's time to finally start making friends with it.<p>Delicious and …

Morning in America

New Orleans: The Build-Your-Own Biscuit at Willa Jean<p>I believe a good breakfast spot should give you a feeling of complete optimism—a conviction that the next 12 hours of your waking life will contain nothing but happiness. Sure, it’s a tall order, but in New Orleans, Willa Jean does just that, and …

Millennials Have Killed the McDonald's McWrap

In the world of fast food marketing and menu development, millennials giveth and millennials taketh away. In this case, the most coveted demographic has dropped the ax on a fairly new McDonald's menu item. The Golden Arches is in the process of doing away with its McWraps line, Bloomberg …

Banish Stress with These Foods, Not Chugging Wine in the Bathtub

Traditional comfort foods like mac-and-cheese can aggravate your system. Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley share their favorite healthy stress-busting foods.<p>The one positive thing about being stressed is that you get a free pass to do things like eat melted cheese with a spoon or an entire …

Wellness

Which Airlines Charge A Fee To Buy Tickets Over The Phone Or At The Airport?

We used to live in a time when some of the only options for buying airfare were over the phone or in person at an airport ticket counter. Technology …

The Best Time to Book a Hotel for Summer Travel In 25 Popular Destinations

If you’re planning a vacation this summer, it’s time to start planning. We’ve told you the best time to book cheap flights, and in their new report, …

Budget airlines: 10 things to learn from Richard Quest | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in April 2016.<p>(CNN) — Last month Richard Quest took on his greatest Business Traveller challenge yet. He flew round the world in eight days, visiting nine countries, using 10 airlines -- all on low-cost carriers. The cost: $2,345.<p>Now you can …

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12 Vacation Spots That Are Cheaper To Get To Today Than In The Past

Vacation awaits.

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Pinterest's 10 Most-Pinned Travel Destinations Will Give You a Serious Case of Wanderlust

We’re just a couple of months away from the official start of summer, which means it’s time to <i>actually</i> start planning something for all those …

What Happened When I Pursued My Dream of Being a Travel Photographer​

<i>When to Jump is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the decision to leave something comfortable and chase a passion.</i><p>I left my desk in Mexico City, to chase my passion for photography. Since I was a kid, my dream was to get featured in National Geographic and …

How to Get Through Airport Security Without Pissing Off Everyone Else in Line

Travel can be dehumanizing, which is why it’s important to be the best human you can be as you slog through airport security. Even if you can’t make …

Muslim woman kicked off plane as flight attendant said she 'did not feel comfortable' with the passenger

A Muslim woman was asked to get off a plane without any explanation after she asked her neighbour to switch seats.<p>The Council on American Islamic …

14 Speedy Spring Dinners for When You Want to Be Outside

I'm not going to tell you that a newborn baby and the first truly perfect day of spring are the same. I'm not and they're not.<p>But I'm also not going to tell you that they're very different: Both are long-awaited. Both are beautiful. You <i>never know when they're going to arrive</i>. And you definitely …

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Brain scans reveal how LSD alters your mind

The over-connected, psychedelic consciousness<p>The first brain scans of people on LSD have revealed that the drug causes different regions of the brain to become more entangled and connected. This, researchers think, may contribute to the experience of losing oneself that many drug users report — a …

Octopus escapes laboratory, continuing long tradition of octopi outsmarting humans

The fact that an octopus, with the adorable name Inky, was able to escape its tank (and escape to the ocean by way of a laboratory drain) isn't surprising. No, what's surprising is that Inky didn't cause comical and expensive trouble. Octopi are notorious escape artists. A 10-year-old paper from …

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

One more step toward leaving smartwatches and fitness trackers behind<p>Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These …