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18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

Make This Fudge Without a Candy Thermometer

There are candy makers, and there are candy eaters, and I am firmly in the latter camp. Though I don’t mind a cathartic candy-crafting sesh, my main …

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

Supernatural's Alexander Calvert Has the Greatest Cat Instagram on the Internet

This year, Alexander Calvert's career exploded: The 27-year-old joined the cast of the CW behemoth <i>Supernatural—</i>the TV series about two monster-hunting brothers and a fallen angel fighting for the fate of the universe—in its thirteenth (!!) season. Calvert plays Jack, the newborn half-angel, …

This incredibly gorgeous photo of Jupiter will mesmerize you

To say that 2017 has been weird would be a huge understatement. It’s been a year packed with political unrest, tech gaffes and security breaches, but …

This is the Least Visited Country in Europe

Travel<p>It’s also one of the oldest and smallest nations in the world.<p>Europe attracts more international tourists than any other region of the world, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The staggering 616 million people that visited the continent last year faced the tough …

Mercury Will Devour Your Gold If You Let It

Freddie Mercury may have had the golden voice, but real mercury, that endlessly entertaining and dangerous liquid metal, has the golden touch. That …

Chemistry

Marvellous microgreens

Fast and easy to grow, these mini vegetables offer a wide range of amazing flavours<p>Even as the outdoor veg garden starts to wind down, there are still plenty of crops you can start sowing right through the winter if you turn your food-growing ambitions indoors.<p>I love the taste of Thai basil, whose …

Gardening

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The 10 Most Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

That little chill in the air can only mean one thing: It's time to dust off your favorite fall slow-cooking comfort foods. From steaming ladles of …

Best Ever Samoa Sheet Cake

In a medium microwave safe bowl, combine butter and milk and bring to a boil. Stir caramel sauce and then add powdered sugar and vanilla and stir …

This Is the Unhealthiest Vegetable You Can Eat, According to Harvard Scientists

You'll be hard-pressed to find a professional nutritionist who doesn't recommend eating more vegetables. (In fact, leafy greens and sprouts are among …

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about marinating is a lie… Yeah, I had it recently.<p>Upon asking one of our in-house grill …

The 28 best BBQ restaurants in America

Few native food traditions are as robust as America’s obsession with barbecue: highly seasoned, long-smoked meats that arrive on the plate tender, …

The 4 Most Important People to Know When Homebuying

How do I get approved for a loan? Who will help me find the right home? Who can help me? Don’t panic! Here are the top four people you need to know …

Making the Invisible Visible With a Mirror and Some Science

Have you ever wanted to capture on camera what the naked eye can't see? Derek Muller over at Veritasium has managed to do just that with a basic yet …

These BBQ Bacon Onion-Wrapped Meatballs Are The Ultimate Dude Food

But you don't have to be a dude to partake in the goodness.<p>1 pound ground beef<p>1 teaspoon garlic powder<p>1 teaspoon onion powder<p>1 teaspoon pepper<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>¼ cup bread crumbs<p>3 cloves garlic, minced<p>½ onion, diced<p>⅓ loosely packed cup parsley<p>1 egg<p>1 tablespoon ketchup<p>1 tablespoon mustard<p>1 teaspoon …

Details Of President Trump's New Cuba Travel Restrictions

In 2015, President Obama lifted many restrictions in place between the US and Cuba, which eventually led to US airlines being able to add commercial …

14 Things That Are Only Relatable If You Love To Procrastinate

This is the year I'm going to make that Halloween costume I always talk about.

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

Italy to give away more than 100 castles, inns and monasteries for free

It sounds like an offer too good to refuse – Italy is to give away, for free, more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations.<p>Many of the properties are situated along historic pilgrimage routes which the government wants to promote, just as Spain attracts …

Italy

3-Minute Mug Cakes 4 Ways | Recipes

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

Personalization

Russian Mac malware steals passwords and iPhone backups

Still think your Mac is immune from viruses? Think again.<p>Just a week after a new strain of Mac malware was found hidden inside malicious Microsoft Word macros, security researchers have discovered sophisticated new software from Russian hackers that targets your saved passwords and iPhone …

U.S. Presidential Election

Three-Piece Animal Rings Hug Your Finger When Worn Together

A Bangkok-based artist has come up with a creative way to sport your love for your favorite animal. According to Bored Panda, jewelry designer Mary …

Mario Batali's Butterscotch Pie Is the New Dessert Tradition You'll Want to Start

<i>POPSUGAR is excited to present the first online look at this butterscotch pie recipe from Mario Batali's Big American Cookbook.</i><p>A staple in the Amish kitchen, this pie has a list of ingredients similar to the Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie, with egg replacing most of the cornstarch. It would be typical to …

Here’s Why You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Atlas Obscura’s new book is an off-the-beaten-path travel guide to the entire world

Since 2009, Atlas Obscura has been one of my favorite internet rabbit holes. I sometimes spend hours on the site, which collects curiosities from across the globe, bouncing from enchanted forests to Russian space-age monuments. Now, the site’s founders have turned their website’s broad array of …

Travel Guides

Why the Mediterranean diet works: It’s not just the food — it’s how you eat it

By Ellie Krieger<p>, Columnist, Food<p>The magic of the Mediterranean diet is that it manages to satisfy both chefs and nutritionists. With its bounty of vegetables, fruit, nuts and grains, its garlic and herb seasonings, its luxurious use of olive oil and, of course, good wine, it offers plenty of …

Flavors

The Right Chemistry: Methylene blue shakes up the medical world

In 1976, the catchy tune “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” by KC and the Sunshine Band quickly rose to No. 1 on the charts. The song stirred …

Alzheimer's Disease

Amazon sells a $13 antenna that will get you free HDTV for life

Once upon a time, the idea of cutting the cord was terrifying. <i>How can you possibly give up live television?! All those channels?!</i> These days, …