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'Starry Night' bike path inspired by Van Gogh now open | CNN Travel

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Nature

Cook This Post-Workout Power Meal | Men's Health

“This is a nutritious dish I enjoy preparing when I’m home for dinner,” he says. “I rotate the vegetables as the season changes, and cooking them with olive oil as opposed to butter preserves their pure flavors.”<p>The dressing is simple and you can use the leftovers to upgrade your greens all week …

Steam

What Can You Get for Ten Dollars?

Find out how far your buck will stretch in a grocery store compared to a fast-food restaurant.<p>You've got hunger pangs, an empty refrigerator, and ten dollars. What kind of food will you buy, fast food or ingredients for a home-cooked meal?<p>Time, not nutrition, is often the deciding factor. "Cooking …

A Gift Guide For On-The-Go Bloggers, Students And City Dwellers

The life of a blogger can be nauseating. You’re a rolling stone and wherever you lay your laptop is your home. Your laptop bag is essentially your corner office and must contain everything needed for a day’s work.<p>What follows is a gift guide for your favorite blogger, but can easily apply to …

Taylor Swift Would Have Made $6M This Year On Spotify (1989 Pulled In $12M In A Week)

Taylor Swift may have thought she’d ended the conversation about her music and its place on streaming services after dismissively calling them a “grand experiment” and pulling tracks from Spotify and other services. But the debate’s not done yet. Spotify is getting another word in.<p>Daniel Ek, the …

Role reversal: Why it's warm in Alaska but frigid in most of the U.S. right now

The cold front that is sweeping across the entire eastern half of the U.S., from Colorado to Virginia, is no ordinary weather boundary.<p>Instead, it's …

Putin tries back rub, gets no love in return from Obama

Don't let that high-level touching fool you: Putin and Obama aren't exactly friends.<p>At an event in Beijing to mark the opening of the Asia-Pacific …

Best Buy's Black Friday deal includes Wii U Super Smash Bros bundle, GTA 5 PS4 bundle

Best Buy just rolled out their Black Friday preview and it includes a couple of pretty solid deals for the 3DS, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One.<p>The retail chain's sales are available online Thursday and Friday and in store from 5 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday and then again from 8 a.m. Friday …

Microsoft Band review

I slept terribly last night. I don’t know exactly why, but between going to sleep at 11:56PM and waking up at 6:49AM, I woke up 12 times. I got two hours and 45 minutes of light sleep and one hour and one minute of restful sleep. I woke up feeling like garbage.<p>33 minutes and 51 seconds of exercise …

50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

Cooking

Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers

<i>Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers</i><p>Just imagine it: your family is home for the holidays -- grown children, perhaps, or …

What We Call Stuffing

12 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes to Make Omnivores Jealous

Thanksgiving for vegetarians really isn't that big of a deal. Unless you're sitting at a table where everything has been pre-drenched in gravy or stewed in chicken stock or fried in bacon fat (I assume that such tables exist but I have never sat at one), there are probably enough meatless …

How to Prep Kale

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Stop avoiding kale. All it needs is a little massaging to reveal its soft, sweet -- well, sweeter -- side.</i><p>You can't avoid kale. It's in salad! It's in …

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> The inclusion of caramelized onions takes these mashed potatoes over the top: …

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

Cooking

How to Make Mashed Potatoes Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Everyone has an opinion on the best mashed potatoes -- here's our favorite method, with plenty of room for</i> …

Vegetable Medley

Mere moments after we sat down at the ash-wood counter at Semilla, chef José Ramírez-Ruíz slipped out of the kitchen to give us a peek at our entrée …

Dining Rooms

Let Me See That Turkey Roll

Honestly, I don't remember the last time I roasted a whole turkey. (Truth be told, for me, Thanksgiving is all about the sides.)<p>However, just a few …

Cooking

7 Of The Best Food Blogs For Eating On A Budget

It's no secret that eating on a budget often ends up in eating a lot of processed food. Fruits and vegetables, especially if they're organic, are more expensive than most food you'll find in a bag. A study released last year in the British Medical Journal found that it costs $1.50 more a day, or …

Parker House Rolls

Makes 36 Servings<p>A top coat of melted butter and salt makes this Parker House rolls recipe irresistible. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope active dry yeast<p>1 cup whole milk<p>¼ cup vegetable shortening<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1½ teaspoons …

Coats

Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

PHOTOS: America's Coolest Small Towns 2014

Who wouldn’t want to live in the Coolest Small Town in America? Budget Travel's 9th annual contest saw some of the liveliest competition ever, with …

Now You See Them: 'Magic Islands' Appear on Saturn's Moon Titan

Cassini spacecraft finds surprises on the moon's largest sea.<p>TUCSON, Arizona—Two new "magic islands" have joined one reported last year on Saturn's giant moon Titan, Cassini spacecraft observations showed on Monday. The features add to a puzzling vanishing act playing out on the frozen world's seas.<p>…

How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?

As the industry grows, so does concern over the environmental impact.<p><b>As the world seeks cleaner power, solar energy capacity has increased sixfold in the past five years. Yet manufacturing all those solar panels, a Tuesday report shows, can have environmental downsides.</b><p>Fabricating the panels …

Dutch to test solar panels on bicycle path

KROMMENIE, Netherlands (AP) — A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam.<p>The path is built of massive, Lego-like …