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Everything You Need to Know for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

From where we left the Avengers to why the Infinity Stones matter – a quick MCU refresher guide leading up to this superhero battle royale<p>It's being …

Marvel Universe

Avengers: Infinity War Is Almost Here. Here’s What to Know About the Marvel Cinematic Universe Before You Go

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.<p>For the last 10 years, dozens of Marvel superheroes have tried to …

Marvel Universe

The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History

The origin story of comic books isn’t flashy. No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of …

The 40 Best Tribute Albums Of All Time

Tribute albums have been inspiring musicians and delighting fans for decades. In 1950, only a couple of years after the first 33rpm LPs were made,</b> …

Mixing Up the Paris of the 1920s

How to mentally get away from it all for at least one drink.<p>When work is relentless and overwhelming (yes, even drinks writers get stretches of that, …

Never Order A Latte In The Afternoon: The Rules Of Drinking Coffee In Italy

And don't ask for an espresso, either.<p>It’s easy to think about Italy when sipping on a frothy cappuccino ― just uttering the name for this drink can make some of us sound (for better or for worse) Italian. But there’s something you need to know about this drink before actually enjoying one in …

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Sky is rewarding loyal customers with a special TV channel

Every major TV provider is worried about subscriber churn, or the number of people cancelling their package to save money or switch to a rival service. For the longest time, Sky has countered this trend with content, snapping up the rights to "unmissable" sports, movies and TV shows. Now, however, …

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

The Hottest 100 Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Looking to make a reservation somewhere new this weekend? You’re in luck.<p>OpenTable—the app that allows you to make online reservations, read and …

Fort Lauderdale

Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

<i>Baltimore</i><p>Over the course of 103 years, Recreation Pier has been, at times, a shipping facility, community center, and television set — as well as an …

Hospitality

11 Winter Soups That Warm The Soul

Warm your body and soothe your spirit with a steaming bowl of soup or stew. From Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup to Pasta e Fagioli, these recipes will have you satisfied and snug as a bug on the coldest winter days.<p><b>1. Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup</b><p>Made with rotisserie chicken and Asian pantry …

This Is the Perfect US Road Trip According to Scientists

<i>By Ann-Marie Alcántara</i><p>When most people dream of using their vacation days, they fantasize about European castle tours or Caribbean cruises or African …

Meatless Monday: Soupe Joumou -- Haiti's Pot of Gold

<i>This post originally ran on March 27, 2010. I wrote it after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, from which the country has still not recovered. So Hurricane Matthew's impact on the island is both crippling and heartbreaking.</i><p>When a man pours you his soup, he pours you his soul, even when it's soup …

11 Big-On-Flavor Chicken Recipes Your Family Will Love

Need to revamp your ho-hum chicken dinner routine? Here are a flock of fresh, flavorful ideas to get your family excited about supper again.<p><b>1. Sweet & Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates & Pistachios</b><p>In this sweet and spicy dish, chicken is immersed in a honey, citrus and chili-infused marinade, …

‘Luke Cage’ Star Simone Missick on the Magic of Misty Knight

The journeywoman actress opens up about her breakthrough turn in the Netflix superhero series, its Black Lives Matter message, and much more.<p>Simone …

'Captain America: Civil War': A Who's-Who-in-the-MCU Guide

You need a scorecard to keep up with every superhero in latest Marvel extravaganza — here's your player-by-player breakdown<p>Marvel Studios goes all …

Marvel Universe

7 Ways to Experience St. Augustine Florida

Ready for sun, cobble stone streets, rich history and beaches? If you have never graced the brick laid streets of St. Augustine then, my friends, plan a trip! It is hands down one of my favorite all time places to visit. From historic museums to ghost tours there is truly something for everyone!<p>1. …

The 5 Best Day Trips From San Francisco

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>It's easy to be captivated by the the City by the Bay with its iconic hills, Victorian architecture and breezy joie de vivre. But beyond its relatively small 49 square miles lies a metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people and a staggering number of …

How to Make Andrew Johnson's One Pot Chicken Pilau

Congress may not have loved him, but his White House had this hearty option on the menu<p><b>President 17: Andrew Johnson (April 15, 1865 – March 4, …

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The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. This year, however, I …

Jefferson Airplane: 12 Essential Songs

The best of the psychedelic rock icons<p>"Don't you want somebody to love?" goes the chorus of Jefferson Airplane's best-known hit. Love was more than …

San Francisco

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

Top 10 budget restaurants in Cardiff

Madame Fromage and Science Cream<p>A deli and cafe across two facing sites in Castle Arcade, Madame Fromage is a Francophile stalwart whose dedication to serving “real homemade food” is evident from the produce and baking displayed everywhere: dangling from the ceiling, stacked in the windows, in …

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California's 15 Most Romantic Resorts

The Golden State gets a gold star (or should we say heart?) in the romance department. From San Francisco to Big Sur, California is filled with cities and towns perfect for an amorous getaway -- and uber-romantic hotels seal the deal by providing amenities such as stunning spas, sexy suites, and …

25 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do With iOS 9

FINALLY, better battery life and a shift key that actually works.<p>View this post on Facebook

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It's not Wi-Fi Assist using all your data, it's your settings

It's time to stop panicking about Apple's Wi-Fi assist feature in iOS 9.<p>If you've been blowing through data since upgrading to iOS 9 or buying a new …

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that nightmare you had after you watched <i>Se7en</i>. Normally, browsing through Facebook and the grossest subreddits known to man would ease the pain of this experience, …

The best iOS 9 features you don't know about yet

Who knew in-app Spotlight searches could be this exciting?<p><b>Read next:</b> The iOS 9 review.<p>Swipe right for Siri? Old news. Here are several iOS 9 features you might not have discovered yet — or ones that you'll find surprisingly useful.<p><b>Phone Number Lookup</b><p>In iOS 9, your iPhone can pull data from the …

This Is the Single Best Tomato Soup You Will Ever Eat

<i>by guest blogger Paul Kita, food and nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>The words "tomato soup" usually conjure the image of gloppy condensed tomato goo slopping out from a can. Sure, serve the shelf-stable stuff with grilled cheese and you have a nostalgia-invoking comfort meal. Admit, though, that …

London Underground Tube: Geographically Accurate Map Obtained By Freedom Of Information Request

The London Underground map has become something of an unofficial mascot for the capital, but the familiar refrain that it’s just not physically …

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