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Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

Good things come in small packages, and here are some of our favorite travel items from the petite end of the spectrum.<p>We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the …

9 Reasons You Should Never Drink on a Plane

Yes, when done properly, drinking on an airplane is the best. Emphasis on "done properly". A lot of times, though, it's not a great idea.<p><i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p>What's more fun than drinking on a plane? You've got a few hours to kill with nothing to do (and probably less going on when you arrive), and …

World’s First ‘Phodographer’ Dog Uses Heart Rate Monitor That Snaps Pics When He Gets Excited

Sure, photographers take a lot of photos of dogs, but did anyone ever ask dogs what they want to take pictures of? With this new “Heartography” heart …

25 Steps to Best Prepare for Being Stuck in an Airport

I've had the unfortunate knack for being stuck at airports over a dozen or so times during my life (each almost 10-12 hours plus of wait at the very minimum), so I have a few preparatory steps that make unexpected overnight stays at airports more bearable and accommodating.<p><i>What can you do when you</i> …

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Why disaster movies are leading the way for age-appropriate relationships

Action and adventure,Film,Culture,Dwayne Johnson (The Rock),Pierce Brosnan,Tom Cruise,Women,San Andreas<p>In San Andreas, the leading couple are the same age, a rarity in a Hollywood blockbuster. But why is an earthquake movie blazing a trail?<p>The most shocking thing about San Andreas, the …

Jurassic World Director Talks About the Terrifying New Indominus Rex

The fourth installment of the <i>Jurassic Park</i> franchise is set to premiere next month, and Director Colin Trevorrow has given hopeful fans the news on …

The 10 Most Tremendous Barbecue Recipes of Cyberspace

The majesty of smoked meat has reduced many grizzled grillhands before you to tears.<p>My original magnum opus was going to be a 1,000-page epic poem about the Kansas City Royals' journey to the 2014 World Series, but I couldn't find enough good rhymes for Moustakas, so this barbecue season primer and …

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Never Lose Your Luggage Again With These 4 Tips

If you're stuck at the airport looking at an empty luggage carousel with no suitcase in sight, it can feel like the odds aren't really in your favor.<p>On par with a canceled flight, lost luggage has the kind of trip-ruining potential that makes most travelers cringe. And judging by the stuffed …

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