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Here's A Really Good Reason To Make Your Kids Watch 'Sesame Street'

"Sesame Street" may give a lasting educational boost to children who watch it, a new study has found. But that doesn't mean long-distance learning should replace traditional preschool.<p>A recently released study from Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist …

16 Seafood Recipes for Your Memorial Day Bash

Sure, Memorial Day may be a burgers and 'dogs kinda holiday, but that doesn't mean that seafood can't make a splash. Stock up on some fish-friendly wine or beer and throw some shrimp, whole fish, or even octopus on the grill—seafood makes an impressive main attraction that pairs beautifully with …

12 Cheap Smoker Hacks for Your Summer Cookouts

For penny pinchers, apartment dwellers and, well, everyone else, smoking food at home is now within reach more than ever before. With hacks to transform even gas grills into wood-fire-infusing devices, inexpensive oven <i>and</i> stovetop solutions, plus handheld toys that can manage to smoke ice <i>without</i> …

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …

4 Ailments That Can Be Confused with Stress

<b>Iron Deficiency Anemia</b><p><b>Watch out for:</b> Constant fatigue<p>Lack of iron in your diet (or the body's inability to absorb the mineral) can significantly …

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The Reward Every Woman Deserves (More Than Once)

Unlike a reward, which must be earned or justified, a "treat" is a small pleasure or indulgence that we give to ourselves <i>just because we want it</i>. We …

5 Investing Secrets Only the Pros Know

Let's face it: A financial planner can offer sound guidance when it comes to managing your money, but no one cares more about your accounts than you …

Retirement

Depressed or Not? The Surprising News About Your Moods

The 10 Best Restaurants for Easter Brunch Across the Country

Easter brunch is a longstanding tradition in many families, and for those who enjoy a truly decadent spread, there's nothing like letting someone else do the cooking. From San Diego to Baltimore, from Honolulu to Vegas, these 10 hotel restaurants are serving Easter brunches that would make any …

America's 14 Best Small-Town Festivals

You may not know it, but some of the country's best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique themes, and ranging in size and scope, these celebrations often include parades, entertainment, food, and plenty of special events. Make an effort to …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

The Most Interesting Cities in America

Some places stay with you long after you are gone. While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, they've got something else, a certain indefinable quality that makes them hard to forget. They're full of adventure waiting to happen, and secrets waiting to be …

The Weirdest Roadside Attraction in Every State

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>There's nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation's majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of... a giant ball of string! Oh say, can you …

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the World

The setting sun is more than just a daily ritual -- it's an example of just how beautiful the natural world can be.<p>When people are lucky enough to marvel at the sun dipping below the horizon, the display is celebrated as more than just another day passing into night. It brings people out to watch, …

Disneyland Time-Lapse Video Shows Theme Park Getting Built In 1 Minute

Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary this summer, but the party's already starting online with the company posting treasures such as this: a time-lapse video showing the construction of the theme park.<p>Disneyland was built in about a year, but you can see the entire thing unfold in just …

5 things I came to understand while hiking an Arizona Migrant Trail

I felt incredibly lucky that I had the opportunity to hike a trail used by migrants illegally crossing into the United States. I knew it would be an …

Whiskey a Snow-Go

We hadn't planned on visiting the 10th Mountain Whiskey Spirit Company in Vail, Colorado. If I hadn't got the lurgy on my third day of what was originally a five-night visit to town, then I would have already been back home safe and sound in Sydney wishing I was still in Colorado.<p>But I did get the …

Where to watch the lights go out for global Earth Hour 2015

Earth Hour 2015 will happen at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when landmarks, hotels, universities, buildings and individuals shut off their lights to raise awareness of climate change. It's an hour -- based on local time wherever you are -- meant to be a call to action too.<p>The World Wildlife Fund organizes …

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Eating Around the World: Tips for Culinary Travels

If you are looking for an article listing the fifteen weirdest things to eat around the world, this isn't it. I am an adventurous foodie, but I don't hunt for the "weirdest" food experiences when I travel. In fact, I gladly said no to tasting shark fin soup in Singapore, and I don't even eat some …

New WiFi Threat for Hotels - Security Tips for Travelers

It's never a good idea to connect to the public WiFi network at a hotel (or anywhere else for that matter), but here's yet another reason why travelers should be careful -- a new report found that the WiFi router used by most hotels is vulnerable to hackers.<p>Typically, hotel patrons who use a public …

5 spots in Chattanooga that Chattanoogans don’t want you to know about

1. Bea’s<p>If your server sees the slightest hint of a bare bowl, they’ll snatch up the current smorgasbord of food and replace it with fresher and …

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Earliest opening in 20 years for Yosemite's Glacier Point Road

Glacier Point Road in<p>Yosemite National Park, which provides access to the popular Glacier Point overlook, opened Saturday (yes, today) -- the earliest date in 20 years.<p>Winter snow usually closes the Yosemite National Park road until May, but this year the road and visitor services at the view point …

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