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Gluten Sensitivity May Not Exist

Gluten is a touchy subject. For people with celiac disease, it causes extreme intestinal discomfort that can lead to the brain, nervous system, …

Amazing Original Disneyland Designs Included a Working Farm

Disney Prospectus<p>Images via BoingBoing<p><b>Disneyland</b>, packed to the gills today with visitors from across the world, themed rides, and not nearly enough churro and frozen lemonade stands, is vastly different from the original plans show in these very rare vintage documents, as seen on BoingBoing. The …

Read J.J. Abrams's Touching Note to the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast

If you thought "Star Wars" fans were excited for the release of "Episode VII" next year, wait until you read this note from director J.J. Abrams to the film's cast and crew.<p>While it doesn't contain any spoilers about the hotly-anticipated flick, the handwritten message, scrawled on what appears to …

Here Is The Inspirational Letter J.J. Abrams Wrote The Cast And Crew Of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew, all of whom are likely hoping to put out a film that will live up to the high hopes and expectations of the generations of <i>Star Wars</i> fans. J.J. Abrams apparently recognizes the value of some words of motivation, as the following note to the <i>Star Wars</i> cast and crew …

These 10 American Attractions Are Totally Touristy, But I'm Okay With That

Confession: I like to pretend I'm too cool for kitsch but at the end of the day, I too like to take those cheesy tourist photos: holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, running through the barrier at Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, flashing the peace sign in the middle of a crowded Chinese …

"Mad" King Ludwig's Castle

Tour guides love to refer to Bavaria's Ludwig II as "Mad" King Ludwig for building his three extravagant castles in the foothills of the Alps, here in the deep south of Germany. Every tourist seems to have his ultimate fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein, on their list.<p>Ludwig was a romantic king with …

An Art-Lover’s Guide to Williamsburg

How would you decorate your dream beach house? Mine (right on the water, of course) would be filled with pieces of art that I’ve discovered around the world. And, after spending time at the inaugural <b>Art at the River</b> show in historic Yorktown, that collection would include a piece of Paul Cochrane’s …

Screaming Down a Bavarian Hillside on a Luge

It's important to balance a bus tour itinerary with both serious sightseeing and flat-out fun and exhilaration. And in Bavaria, that means a mountain luge ride (<i>Sommerrodelbahn</i>). We give a careful safety talk and, invariably, someone still drags their elbow on the side of the course and takes home …