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21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Recipes

A Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake for Every Occasion

This ribboned fudge Bundt cake has a surprise cream cheese layer that will knock your socks right off! Just try to eat one slice at a time.<p>My name is Kristan and I’m addicted to big Bundts.<p>It’s true. I love a good Bundt cake. Especially if it’s chocolate. I don’t stand a chance against a chocolate …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway | CNN Travel

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What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Consciousness

5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good!<p><b>1. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread</b><p>Warm out of the oven, this banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of chocolate running through it. It's fun to make: you spoon the banana and …

Top Attractions to See (for Free!) With the IDNYC Card

<i>Photo credit: Flickr</i><p>New Yorkers can now visit some of the city's top museums, zoos and concert halls for free when they apply for an <b>IDNYC card</b>.<p>The identification card, available to all New York City residents, was launched in January as an effort to allow vulnerable populations such as the homeless …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Hiking

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

10 Winning Recipes for the Big Game

<b>1. Texas Beef Chili</b><p>With fork-tender chunks of beef enveloped in a deep, spicy and smoky sauce, Texas beef chili is essentially a chili-flavored beef stew. It's a world apart from the typical ground beef chili made with beans and tomatoes. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo</b> …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

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17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

Disney Creates Beach-Dwelling Robot That Draws Adorable Cartoons In Sand

Even better: The bot is shaped like a turtle<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate this winter and have the urge to go to the beach, keep an eye out for any autonomous drawing robots as you head toward the water. More specifically, robots that are turtle-shaped.<p>Meet the "Beachbot," an …

30 Most Interesting Photography Links of the Week

As 2015 comes into clear focus, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively seeking links to the best tutorials, reviews, special features, great …

London By Neighborhood

To make a family trip to London less daunting and more comprehensive, the British capital should be seen as a collection of distinct neighborhoods, each rich in cultural and entertainment attractions, as well as great shopping opportunities and outdoor spaces. Whether you're staying for a weekend …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

Sri Lanka

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Breathtaking Long Exposure Images of the Night Sky

The Universe is an all-encompassing area of space, time and everything else that exists, as well as all stars, galaxies, planets, the contents of …

Dark Matter

Best Places to Travel in 2015 (PHOTOS)

The world is getting smaller, but the chances of having an extraordinary new experience are only increasing. We've identified 50 standout destinations, based on industry news and trends, with input from contributing writers, A-List travel agents, and our new local experts. These are the places …

Caribbean Adventures Worth Leaving Your All-Inclusive For

Sometimes you need an adventure that gets your heart thumping, a thrill to remind you that deep down inside you're still as fun and gutsy as you were when you were 20. These Caribbean adventures are the adrenaline-awakening experience you're looking for. They'll have you sweating through your …

Deck the Halls With 30 DIY Holiday Garlands

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… and lots of other fabulous garlands. While we’ve got our eye on several holiday strands to buy, we are all about the DIY versions, too. From paper feathers to pine cones and popcorn, we’ve got a little something for everyone here. Whether you’re going for a …

Chemicals

5 Getaways That Are Only Good in Winter

We know, we know: It's cold out. Not just "cold," but that finally-really-winter frigid that makes you feel achey, keeps you at home, and -- more often than not -- makes you feel totally, maddeningly stir-crazy. But fear not, our temporarily housebound readers: The savviest travelers know that …

'Starry Night' bike path inspired by Van Gogh now open | CNN Travel

Interview: The Design Journey of Eurostar's First New Trains in Two Decades

Eurostar revealed its new state-of-the art e320 trains at St. Pancras station on the eve of its 20th anniversary, with much fanfare and media …