Melissa Cockrum

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Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

These 26 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Desserts Will Give You Sweet Relief

The hardest part will be waiting to eat them.<p>Everyone knows the turkey is top priority on Thanksgiving day. It gets prime position in the oven and stays there for a loooooong time. Your dessert shouldn't have to suffer because of turkey's diva status. These 26 recipes get the sweet stuff out of the …

Baking

Move Over, Classic Mashed Potatoes: These Are the Spuds We Really Want on Thanksgiving

We love 'em, but it's time to make some room on the table for these unconventional new classics.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics, no-bake desserts, and more in our Thanksgiving 2015 guide.</i><p>We love 'em, but …

Cooking

10 Epic Places You Can Visit On A Budget

Wanderlust knows no wallets. 💸<p>Traveling on the cheap doesn't have to mean seedy motels and a road trip across the U.S. (Though trust us, that's not a bad plan at all.)<p>But for the wanderluster who wants to go somewhere <i>truly</i> epic, there are a number of options you're probably failing to consider. …

Costa Rica

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, And Eat Healthy Meals All Week Long

This week is going to be better.<p>Resolving to eat healthy, home-cooked meals for a whole week is easy to do on Saturday or Sunday when you’re rested and energy is high. But come Tuesday or Wednesday, once you’ve worked a couple of long days and fought to get home during rush hour, that resolve …

Cooking

11 Best Airlines For Onboard Amenities: Netflic, Showers & In-Flight Concerts

Earlier this month, Virgin America announced a partnership with Netflix that will allow travelers the luxury of binge-watching at 35,000 feet. Fliers can start free streaming Netflix for passengers’ laptops, tablets, and smartphones on faster Wi-Fi now. But take advantage of this perk ASAP: Virgin …

Singapore Airlines

Six Surprisingly Awesome Wine Destinations

<i>By Julia Pond, Managing Editor</i><p>All you need is an adventurous spirit and a couple bucks in your pocket (and to know where to look) to veer off the Californian Merlot (or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc) trail and take a virtual trip to some truly different wine countries. No need to be an expert on …

20 Labor Day Dessert Recipes to Control the Means of Production

As much as I want to deny it, summer is coming to an end. In Southern California that doesn't really mean putting away the grill, but even here folks like to get one last cookout in before fall hits. We'll be giving you tips throughout the next week on throwing the perfect Labor Day barbecue, but …

The 11 Things I Did NOT Need On My Trip Around the World

My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. Like Cheryl Strayed's backpack in <i>Wild</i>, mine was way too heavy when I left.<p>Fortunately, it had wheels and …