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Every Plant in This Garden Can Kill You

Take a look at the deadliest green patch in the world.<p>This is one garden where you won't want to pick any flowers for a DIY floral arrangement — unless you have a death wish.<p>Welcome to the Poison Garden, the deadliest garden in the world. Located at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England, this …

Jon Stewart is literally speechless over Huckabee comments

Jon Stewart is one of TV's most outspoken media critics, but at one point during Monday's "Daily Show" the host literally had nothing to say.<p>During the second segment on the "Daily Show," Stewart reacted to Mike Huckabee's controversial comments comparing the Iran Deal to the Holocaust by only …

Comedy

31 Brilliant Porch Decorating Ideas That Are Worth Stealing

Porch, whether it is inside or outside , is a very wond […]

13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

Fiction, memoir and books that blur the lines between both.<p>Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series? We'll be spending the latter half of 2015 huddled up inside, thankyouverymuch), we …

Ten books to read in August

Novels, short stories and a biography of the Kennedy who became a British aristocrat – these are the ten titles that should sit on your shelf this month.

Books

Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows

Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found.<p>The report’s …

Cancer

Top 15 Amazing DIY Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas

Your bathroom isn’t just a pit stop room, it’s a sanctuary for relaxation, an oasis of self, and a retreat from reality. The bathroom is not only one …

We still don’t know Donald Trump’s net worth. We do know it probably isn’t what he claims.

The second night of the Republican convention has the somewhat awkwardly named theme of "Make America Work Again." The speakers lean toward those who've demonstrated success in business, including mystery man Andy Wist. Those speakers and the overall theme will no doubt serve to remind viewers that …

Ford Is Teaming Up With Jose Cuervo To Make Car Parts

It’s no Margarita, but Ford and Jose Cuervo have a new mix in the works.<p>The automaker and spirits maker have teamed up to see if agave byproduct left …

University pulls out of presidential debate

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Wright State University is pulling out of its presidential debate scheduled for September 26, and the debate will move to Hofstra University, sources confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.<p>Wright State University President David Hopkins told the Dayton Daily News, which first reported the …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Room to Dream</b> <br>by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna<p>As a personification of unconventionality, multimedia visionary David Lynch has combined memoir with …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

How a Decade in Texas Changed Elizabeth Warren

Whether she is tapped as Hillary Clinton's running mate or just as one of the campaign's go-to surrogates, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will likely …

Noto, Sicily: Your Next Stop on a 'Grand Tour' of Europe

In this unspoiled and sun-drenched corner of southern Sicily, you can drop in on a couple of empty Baroque churches after coffee and a cornetto, then find yourself at the beach or a pristine seaside Greek ruin—all before lunchtime (which can take three hours if you let it).<p>We arrived in Noto, by …

Millions of tourists too scared to visit these countries

The world is a scary place... and many countries have become too frightening for tourists.<p>Millions of travelers have been nixing their dreams of visiting places like the pyramids in Egypt, the Tunisian coast and Istanbul's Hagia Sophia due to heightened terrorism concerns.<p>Here are the countries …

5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

In December 2015, I stumbled upon a slum along the riverbank of Iquitos, an isolated Peruvian city in the Amazon jungle, and walked down rickety …

10 Travel Lifesavers

Vacations can be stressful, especially if you are traveling with kids. I am always looking for items that will make travel easier. There are certain things I kick myself for forgetting because I consider them an essential for a trip. Here are my 10 travel lifesavers:<p>1. <b>Travel tripod</b>: I am not a …

The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond

Humbling geological features, fascinating Native American history, forest-covered mountains, and a vast range of activities – its nickname is The Grand Canyon State but Arizona has much more to offer the visitor than that undeniably grand canyon.<p>Luckily, it's all within an easy-to-manage loop …

Hiking

Seven ways to see the world when you’re broke

We've all said it before — traveling the world is expensive. But now more than ever it's possible to travel for free. It's just not going to be exactly glamorous.<p>Thanks to instant communication, social networks and new travel trends, being near-broke doesn't stop curious backpackers, volunteers and …

The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes

This is one of the fastest fat-burning routines we’ve ever seen<p>Over the years, <i>Men’s Health</i> has sifted through dozens of studies about how many calories you’ll burn with various workouts. But the routine detailed in new research from North Dakota State University is one of the most efficient calorie …

Mallorca Hotel ranked among world's most beautiful clifftop hotels

Condé Nast Traveler has revealed a new list of “The 10 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels in the World” and ranks the <b>Jumeirah Port Soller</b> in Mallorca, as …

9 Unique Hotel Rooms You Can Only Find in Italy

From a well-appointed igloo high up in the Alps to a luxury suite built into ancient caves, these nine unusual lodgings promise to make any trip to …

Italy

Andrew McCarthy's Irish quests: Driving the Dingle Peninsula

BBC Autos invited the actor, director, travel writer and Ireland devotee to pick his favourite Emerald Isle road trips.<p>Dingle is on the way to nowhere but itself. Overshadowed by the Ring of Kerry — the more touristed peninsula to the south — Dingle juts off the west of Ireland like an infant’s …

15 facts about Spain that will surprise you

1. It’s said to be the second most mountainous country in Europe.<p>That claim might or might not be true — it’s a widespread belief on the Internet, …

How to Pack for a Trip to Europe

Heading to Europe this summer? Traveler contributing writer Nick Remsen explores how to pack in style.<p>If you’re like me, you often have to bounce between climates while away from home. This means smart packing. And chances are, if you’re a seasoned enough traveler, you’ll prefer to take a carry-on. …

The best landmarks in the world, according to TripAdvisor

The winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings from travelers over a 12-month period.<p>TripAdvisor also included the average accommodation rates for summer for each destination, based on all bookable hotels on its site.<p>From the world's largest religious structure …

Best of Milan, Italy in 3 Days

Home of Italy’s stock exchange, Milan is the forefront fashion and design capital, which continuously attract visitors from all over the world. Known …

Italy

5 beautiful international cities budget travelers can afford

Even if you love the city that you live in now, you may want to consider moving abroad. There are so many great international cities that are beautiful — and actually affordable.<p>Here are five great cities based on a high quality of life for a very low cost of living, taking into consideration good …