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33 Useful Kitchen Gadgets To Put On Your Wish List

An egg sandwich maker, a cordless wine opener, a crepe maker, a knife sharpener, a bread machine with a gluten-free setting, an iced coffee chiller, a powerful mini mixer, and 28 other things you'll wish were just in your kitchen already.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know,</i> …

Kitchens

5 Mile-High Club Stories About Sex On A Plane That Will Make You Say "OMG"

Did you know that both Jennifer Aniston <i>and</i> Ellen Degeneres are members of the mile-high club? I know. I was surprised, too. But their mile-high club …

Amazon Fire TV

A Road Trip Through Tuscany That's All About the Food

Cookbook author and local transplant Emiko Davies tells you about those little Tuscan restaurants and wineries you had a hunch were there, if only you knew who to ask.<p>A love of history lured me to Florence from Australia to study art restoration in 2005, before relocating to the hills above the …

The best hotels in Venice from luxury to budget

<b>(CNN) —</b> You're spoiled for choice when it comes to hotels in Venice, Italy . The city has so many of them that in 2017, authorities mooted a ban on opening any more within the center of town.<p>But not all Venice hotels are created equal -- especially since the traditional (read: outré) Venetian style …

Italy

6 towns in Tuscany where you can find the authentic Italy

Italy is one of the top travel destinations in the world. When travellers head straight for Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa they leave the authentic …

Italy

This Italian Village Is Selling Its Historic Homes for $1 (Video)

You read that price right.<p>An Italian village is selling some of its historic homes for only €1 — or about $1.20.<p>Ollolai, located in the region of …

Forget Amalfi: This is Italy’s best-kept secret

Tell people you’re travelling to Puglia (pronounced pool-ia) and you’re likely to be met with a quizzical stare. Italy’s sun-drenched heel has …

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Right On the Beach: California's Best Beachfront Hotels

If you're thinking about California beach hotels, you probably have an idyllic vision in mind. You want to stay in a place that's on the beach, and …

Breathtaking Visions of Earth: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

The Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition has announced its category winners. The competition, now in its seventh year, celebrates the work of image makers and offers an insight into the landscapes, wildlife and nature of the planet and the adventures to be found on it<p>The overall winner and …

Outdoors

MORGAN STANLEY: We're convinced these 7 stocks will explode higher over the next 2 months

Earnings season has been a bright spot for the stock market for several quarters. You could even argue it has been the root cause of the equity explosion that has served investors so well.<p>Morgan Stanley, however, says to enjoy the profit growth party now while you still can, because it's not going …

Investing

7 Great Key West Airbnbs for Your Money

Looking to escape to a tropical island without dealing with passports and customs? Key West — the former home of Ernest Hemingway and a favorite of …

Free Things to See and Do in Florence

Florence is one of the most popular travel cities in Italy and offers many free sights and attractions for tourists. One of the best things to do in …

Aquascaping: the addictive hobby that's making gardeners grow underwater

When James Wong was growing up in Singapore, aquariums were the norm. “Having fish as pets is just a thing that people do,” the botanist, broadcaster and Gardener’s Question Time regular says. “I grew up in an environment where 90 per cent of people don’t have gardens. But even if you had a tiny …

Top 10 Sexy Sex Movies On Netflix

There's a lot of sexy content available to stream, but here are the 10 steamiest movies on Netflix!<p>Photos: NETFLIX ; Photo Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p>…

Best Ever Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes. They are so good!. Here’s for you the deliciously awesome Cheesecake Cookies which are so …

19 Fairytale Castles In Germany You Have To Visit

It probably goes without saying that Europe is home to some of the most incredible castles in the world and not many places more so than Germany. …

European Travel

10 Less Traveled To Amazing European Villages

When one talks about traveling Europe, all you hear are the names of places such as London, Paris, Venice, Salzburg, Prague, Rome etc. The traveler …

European Travel

The 30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 13th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things during the company’s relatively short existence: a source for DVDs by mail, a pioneer of online streaming, a network responsible for some of the best shows not on TV, as the first half of the phrase that ends “and chill.” It’s never …

Entertainment

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Lemon Bar Cheesecake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pulse first 3 ingredients in a food processor 3 or 4 times or just until blended. Add butter, and pulse 5 or 6 times or until …

Dessert

Mouth-watering sweet and savoury Yorkshire puddings served at London restaurant

Yorkshire pudding-lovers everywhere - prepare to be blown away.<p>The Reform Social & Grill restaurant in London has a variety of Yorkshire pud …

England

3 Days in Florence - What to do in Florence

Finding the right destination to visit in Europe can be a little overwhelming. There are so many incredible sights, and so much to do in often a …

Italy

Shopping in Italian Cities

Whether you just want to buy a couple of souvenirs or you're looking for jewelry, specialty foods, art, or fashion items, Italy is a shopper's …

What is Challah? Here is What You Need to Know About This Traditional Jewish Bread

Forget about french bread; challah is the cool kid in town.<p>How beautiful is it that a bread recipe exists that is over 3,500 years old? Don't believe …

Breakfast

6 Reasons to Travel to Tuscany in the Winter

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to planning a winter getaway: Escape the frigid January to March temperatures and grey skies and …

10 Sex Scenes Where Actors Used Body Doubles

Lights, camera... eh, let's have someone else handle all the steamy <i>action</i>.<p><b>Dakota Johnson, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'</b><br>When you think of bashful, actress …

Celebrity News

The 17 Steamiest Movies Of 2017

Happy holidays! Before we can fully embrace the avalanche of pop culture 2018 has in store for us, we need to take a look back at the unrelenting …

Entertainment

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

Books