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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 …

Coconut

Creepy photos of abandoned hotels across the US

When business slows and the game is up for struggling hotels, sometimes there's nothing for the owners to do but leave everything as is and shut the whole mess down. From ill-advised, Gold Rush-era expansion to miscalculating the willingness of travelers to pay for luxury in the middle of nowhere, …

Dirty Dancing
San Antonio

The U.N. Is Commemorating Haiti's Role in Ending the Slave Trade. Here's Why

UNESCO has chosen Aug. 23 to commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition, but the historical …

Black History

The Woodmen's Circle Home in Sherman, Texas

The Woodmen's Circle Home in Sherman, Texas<p>Updated on January 28, 2017<p>A Haunting Piece of Local History<p>The Woodmen's Circle Home is a group of large, …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Why Nasdaq-Traded Marijuana Stocks Remain Undervalued

Nasdaq-traded marijuana stocks are undervalued as investors remain skittish and as the use of drugs produced by major cannabis-focused …

Cannabis

10 Things to Do When You Get Amex Platinum

<b>Official Application Link: The Platinum Card from American Express (60,000 point bonus offer)</b><p>In late March, Amex launched a new offer for its …

Urban Design
Urban Design

Top Gear’s greatest ever car? A BMW banger that cost £1500

What’s the best car Clarkson, Hammond and May ever featured on their iteration of <i>Top Gear</i>? Go on, rack your brains. Have a ponder. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, perhaps, in which James May hit 259mph? One of the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari or Porsche 918 Spyder, the “holy trinity” of hybrid …

Hotter than the sun: GE’s hot sauce combines the world's hottest peppers and science

There’s something unsettling about 10^32 Kelvin. The deep, red-orange body of the hot sauce looks almost like Frank’s Red Hot, but menacing flecks of …

Inside the most exclusive and stunning hotel suites in San Antonio

San Antonio is a hot travel destination, brimming with historic hotels and trendy new getaways. As we frequently rank as one of the best vacation …

New Porsche 911 Carrera goes turbo

Porsche has been making 911s since 1963. So a new one is no big deal.<p>And outwardly the 2017 is just last year's model with a new paint job.<p>But inwardly this is a dramatically different machine. The 911 has gone turbo.<p>For this 911 Carrera 4S, the German car company has replaced the traditional …

3 Digits to Check Before Booking Your Next American Flight

American Airlines is undergoing a massive effort to revitalize their fleet and incorporate new, fuel-efficient aircraft. While it will be great to …

American Airlines

How to Invest in Nasdaq-Traded Marijuana Stocks and Private Pot Companies

Thinly-traded OTC companies are no longer one of the main options for investors as opportunities to invest in the growing cannabis industry.<p>The legal …

Cannabis

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

Retirement

Watch These Bugatti Veyrons Legally Hit 235 mph on Public Roads

This is so fast.<p>The Sun Valley Road Rally is an event in Idaho that closes off 3.2 miles of public road, and then lets supercars go nuts on it.<p>This year, a few Bugatti Veyrons showed up, and they weren't there just to be seen either. In multiple single car runs, the Veyrons easily topped 230 MPH, …

Roads

Cisco, Intel, Microsoft: Dow Tech Stocks Lag The Nasdaq Bubble

The Nasdaq Composite set a multiyear intraday high of 4,957.02 on Friday pulling the S&P 500 to an all-time intraday high of 2,110.61. The Dow Jones Industrial Average achieved its first all-time intraday high of 2015 at 18,144.29.<p>The tech-heavy Nasdaq is now just 3.6% shy of its “tech bubble” peak …

Stock Markets

Airline slashes international fares to Africa, Asia and Middle East for limited time

Emirates is making it easier — and cheaper — than ever to fly internationally in 2015. Through January 16, the Dubai-based airline is offering …

Ho Chi Minh City

30 Smart Home Tech Solutions

Everything is hands-free and Wi-Fi-enabled.<p>Technology for your house is smarter than ever. Lucky for all of us, the newest devices and apps simplify tasks, make better use of resources and transform the way we live.

Home Automation

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Belgium Lifts Ban On Ivory Coast Diamonds Trade

Belgium has lifted a ban on diamonds from the Ivory Coast that’s been in place for more than a decade, after training local officials to spot …

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

Arctic Circle

6 of the World's Best Holiday Treats in One Box

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the holidays in Paris or Brazil or Sweden? Sadly, we can’t send you to any of those places. But we can …

BaT Auctions Success Story: Bid to Drive in 150 Minutes

<i>“Dear Bring a Trailer,</i><p><i>I can assure you that the Bavaria I won a few weeks ago (link) has found a loving home. Frankly I wasn’t able to think of much</i> …

Dutch Restomod: V8-Swapped 1966 Jaguar Mk2 Saloon

This 1966 Jaguar Mk2 saloon was restored in the ’90s by Roadster Group in Soesterberg, Netherlands. Instead of stock, they swapped in a modern …

Ferrari FXX K new photos and video from Abu Dhabi debut

Ferrari’s track-only version of its LaFerrari flagship, the FXX K, was revealed during the past week at the Finali Mondiali event held at Abu Dhabi’s …

Abu Dhabi

National Geographic Travel

Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …