Michelle Sneed

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A Pro’s Quick 5-Step Guide to Travel Photography

Photo by Anna Mazurek<p>Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan<p>My alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. Determination masked my sleepiness. My goal was simple: to …

Would you eat ice cream from 300 years ago?

Kensington Palace has decided to reincarnate ice-cream recipes from the Georgian era. But can they possibly be better than modern ice-cream?<p>You’d think that three centuries of culinary advances would have improved our kitchen techniques, wouldn’t you? Turns out you might be wrong, according to …

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Here's How The Rest Of The World Drinks Coffee

Don't try all these at once.<p>What more can be said about coffee? A lot, it turns out.<p>Europe will import 44.5 million bags this year, and drinkers in the U.S. will spend $40 billion on it. You love it, we love it. People all around the world love it, no matter how they drink it -- or how weird it can …

7 Cheese Recipes That Are Better Than a Significant Other

Let's be real -- cheese is the best food ever. Yes, even better than bacon. Grilled cheese sandwiches and instant mac & cheese got you through childhood and college, and it'll get you through the rest of life because you just can't go wrong with cheese. Here are a few recipes that every cheese …

The competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine<i>,</i> is now in its seventh year and continues to go from strength to strength, receiving a record number of over 2700 spectacular entries from enthusiastic amateurs and …

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We get Huck Finn all wrong: Race, Mark Twain, children and myths of an American classic

Our sense of comedy and seriousness in “Huck Finn” says more about America now than America in Mark Twain’s time<p>For anyone who wants to try to unravel the tangled knot that ties modern Americans to their past, Mark Twain’s <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i> (1885) remains essential. According to the …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

J.K. Rowling Regrets Killing Off This Harry Potter Character

The <i>Harry Potter</i> series has seen a lot of death, but, for author J.K. Rowling, most of the victims fall into the "sorry not sorry" category. Still, …

50 Cheesy Parmesan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything In-Between

We love Parmesan cheese on everything. Especially these recipes.<p><b>When it's nutty-salty-cheesy you're after</b>, only Parmesan will do. We'll eat just about anything with Parm, but these 50 recipes are particularly good.

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7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

15 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Ireland

Ireland is home to incredibly peaceful cemeteries, gorgeous castles, an awesome landscape of bogs, beaches, and cliffs, and of course, Guinness.<p>As I learned in a nine-day trip around Ireland and its sibling Northern Ireland, this island is one of the most magically friendly places on Earth.<p>Here are …

Travel Back in Time to These Amazing Ancient Cities

The world's oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that effortlessly inspire awe and put you in the shoes of a time traveler. To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

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Bacon Chocolate Couch Potato Bars

1<p>Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Chop into small pieces.<p>2<p>Add the pretzels to a …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …