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Soak in These Amazing Geothermal Hot Spots

<i>Termas del Rincon, Chile (Photo: Turismo Chile)</i><p>For an invigorating escape, one that renews your body and soul, head to a gorgeous geothermal hot spot. These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale. …

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad Recipe

I'm not much of a menu collector, although I have a small stack of gems in one of my desk drawers. A good number of them are menus from past meals at …

8 Fantastic Fancy Hot Dogs

Tasting Table | Meaghan Agnew<p>We're calling it: Hot dogs are the new hamburger. The ballpark staple has graduated to the big leagues, appearing on the menus of venerated restaurants around the country. Here's a roundup of some of the country's most intriguing haute dogs, with a bonus nod to an A-1 …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia).<p><b>So grab</b> …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Google Introduces Google Translate Chrome Extension

Today Google introduced a new Chrome extension that will help you when you hit a site in a language you don’t speak.<p>The new Google Translate Chrome Extension lets you highlight just the text you want to translate. Just select the text and either click the Translate icon or right click on the …

How the right tools can create data-driven companies, even at Facebook

Analytics startup Interana launched last week promising a product for analyzing event data that marries a super-scalable data store with an easy …

15 Ways to Use Fish Sauce in Non-Asian Cooking

We love fish sauce—aka nuoc mam—and not just in Southeast Asian cooking. Here are 15 ways to bring its funk to salad dressing, braised dishes, and more<p>Can I tell you a secret? I put fish sauce (a.k.a. <i>nuoc mam</i>) in EVERYTHING. Nobody who eats at my house knows that it's in there—they just sense a …

Root Vegetable Gratin

8 Servings<p>The key to gratins is having all the ingredients—whether they’re basic potatoes or the mixed root vegetables below—sliced the same thickness so they cook at the same rate. Make friends with a mandoline: It quickly yields precise, even slices.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons …

D-Link’s latest smart plug simplifies connected power

D-Link has introduced a new smart plug, taking its original model (check out our review) and refining it in a more narrowly-defined cheaper …

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A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette + Buttery Carrots

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Have everything you want and have it all at once (for dinner, at least).</i><p>You can't always get what you want. Fortunately, that …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado, and Pomegranate Seeds

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: A New Year's kale salad that's hearty, filling, and bright with</i> …

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A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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13 Best Weather Apps to Take Your Day by Storm

13 Best Weather Apps<p>1. Weatherbug<p>2. AccuWeather<p>3. Yahoo! Weather<p>4. Solar<p>5. Living Earth<p>6. Weathertron<p>7. Forecast.io<p>8. Today<p>9. Weather 2x<p>10. Dark …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Blackberry Irish Whiskey Sour

Here we are again in January, a little bleary…. But the dead of winter gets a bum rap. All the seasons have their beauty. And this one for me is …

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

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Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

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In Winter, You Need a Salad That's More About the Grain Than the Green

Embrace the grain salad with this vegetarian Black and Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Squash.<p>Some people have a very narrow view of salad. Greens make up the base, then they're tossed with some sort of shaved or chopped veggies, maybe a little dried fruit, maybe a little cheese, and a dressing. Sure, …

Tortilla Swaddle Blanket Turns Your Baby Into A Burrito

Parents have long been privy to the wonders of swaddling -- wrapping baby up like a burrito to for warmth and security. Swaddling, when done correctly, "provides the continuous touching and support your baby is used to experiencing within the womb," explains pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp.<p>The only …

Alarm Clock Dark Wood

Richie Rich was that perfect kid who had everything. Go-carts, a giant four-poster bed, a butler named Herbert and lights that turned on with a flap of his clammy, rich-kid hands. Man, did we envy him! Luckily, our time has finally wound around. Kikkerland has made a dream come true: now even we’re …