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Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

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 size of everything we carry when traveling. From the dimensions of our bag to all the items we place in it, it seems size …

9 Reasons You Should Never Drink on a Plane

<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 after the time you just spent getting herded, strip-searched, and stressed out in the airport, well, you kinda deserve it, right?<p>Except …

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>What can you do when you are unexpectedly stuck in an airport overnight?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Faisal Khan,</i> …

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

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 earth-shifting new disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson (we’re not allowed to call him The Rock anymore – hugely …

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

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 recipe listicle will have to do.<p>Go to your grill. Put a little shoulder into your …

Never Lose Your Luggage Again With These 4 Tips

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 overhead compartments on most planes, consumers do everything they can to ensure they never have to part with their belongings. But here's the reality: The …