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3 dinner recipes you can make in 15 minutes

Dinner in about 15 minutes? You bet. Because we all have those days when we're short on either time or the energy it takes to spend a lot of time making dinner. But just think how long you usually spend waiting in line at In-N-Out. Fifteen minutes is nothing.<p><b>Rigatoni with mushrooms and pancetta:</b> …

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving, this is an excellent cake to keep in mind when you have a houseful of guests. The ganache glaze makes it dressy enough for dessert after a special dinner.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Cake, cream, and berries combine in a treat that's twice as delectable as the sum of its parts. The buttery cake soaks up the strawberry juices, while the whipped cream adds an airy richness.

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies

MAKES 24 Servings<p>Just what we want a gluten-free brownie to be: rich and super fudgy. Beating the eggs and sugar for a long time incorporates air into the batter, making for a crackly crust when baked.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup pecans (optional)<p>1½ pounds semisweet chocolate, divided<p>6 tablespoons …

Dessert

7 Totally Weird Ways to Get Arrested in Europe

<i>By Laura Pearson for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>So you're vacationing in Europe... And itching to get arrested? Hit with a hefty fine? Yeah, we didn't think so. Nonetheless, weird laws abound here, as elsewhere. In fact, committing an illegal activity in the EU might be as simple as wearing high heels …

Kim Kardashian West Tells Jimmy Kimmel That Home Decorating Is One of Kanye's 'New Passions'

Don’t be surprised if you spot Kanye West out browsing paint swatches and fabric samples.<p>His wife Kim Kardashian West, 34, talked about her husband‘s …

Are the Skies Ready for Fully Immersive 3-D Passenger Entertainment?

With buzz around the new head-mounted displays (HMDs), and airlines’ desperate to distract passengers from cabin conditions, it comes as no surprise …

Virtual Reality

Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes That Will Make You Forget All About Bread

Going gluten-free at breakfast doesn't have to be a compromise. Sure most bread is off-limits, and muffins or pastries made with wheat flour are a no-go, but cutting these items out shouldn't feel like a sacrifice when there are so many wonderful foods to eat instead.<p>Many favorite breakfast foods, …

Cardinals, Suns, D-backs all want the escaped Arizona llamas

On Thursday in Sun City, Arizona, two llamas -- reportedly therapy llamas that had escaped while visiting an assisted-living facility -- ran wild in …

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation.<p>(And yes, it's blue.)<p>The fact that a …

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

And the happiest state in America is ...

Where's the heart of U.S. well-being? If you guessed Hawaii for its sandy serenity, or Colorado for its Rocky Mountain highs, you're close. Both consistently hit the annual top 10. But the state where residents feel most content: Alaska.<p>Locals in "the last frontier" share the strongest sense of …

Why You Should Stay Home This Summer

Nationwide, the price of gasoline is hovering around the two-dollar mark—the lowest it's been since about April 2009. But this massive dip in oil prices hasn’t affected airfares, even though fuel is an airline’s second largest expense. Why? With planes already filled to capacity, the companies have …

Hiking

Waterfall Jumping Is the Next Cliff Diving

The first leap from the top of a waterfall was horrifying. I’m not used to jumping off the equivalent of a four-story building into a river where the roaring water is frothing below, and my brain kept trying to stop me. But eventually it got easier—and fun!<p>Waterfall jumping is an everyman’s thrill. …

Disneyland's Worries Over Measles Outbreak Revealed in Emails to State

As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that …

6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015

<i>By Jaymie DeGaetano for ShermansTravel</i><p><i>Photo: Holiday World/Thunderbird</i><p>Along with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a dizzying glow-in-the-dark funhouse roller coaster, to a beyond-vertical …

'Toy Story 4' is coming in 2017, and Pixar chief John Lasseter is directing

LOS ANGELES — Disney/Pixar is planning <i>Toy Story 4</i> for June 2017, with John Lasseter directing, the company announced Thursday on its quarterly …

24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

The ultimate television show–based book recommendation guide.

Books

31 Times Cats Made The World A Better Place

Cats are the absolute best.

Cute Animals

Kim Jong-un Haircuts Required for Men in North Korea

If you are a man in North Korea, we sincerely hope you have a round face. It's the shape that will work with your new haircut.<p>That new haircut is …

12 Hippest Uses for Your Mason Jar

Mason jars are pretty hipster by default. Unless you live in the South and grew up not knowing the difference between a normal water glass and a …

5-Year-Old Boy Discovers Microsoft Xbox One Security Flaw

Microsoft has a new security researcher and he's a five-year-old boy from San Diego, Calif.<p>Kristoffer Von Hassel discovered a security flaw with …

Colorado Firefighters Rescue Sophie from Icy Lake

On January 8, 2015, Arvada firefighters risked their lives rescuing a white, medium size dog from icy Lake Arbor. The pet’s owners were not present …