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Six Unique Winter Experiences in Alberta, Canada

Alberta is a wonderland for travelers looking to experience the joys of winter activities. Here are six one-of-a-kind Canadian adventures.<p>They don’t call it the “Alberta advantage” for nothing. This western Canadian province offers outdoor adventures that rival some of the world’s most iconic …

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

3 Essential Pasta Sauces Every Home Cook Should Know How to Make

We caught up with Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani, who gave us the lowdown on the three essential sauces he thinks every home cook should know how to make.<p><b>Classic tomato sauce</b>: "Everyone should be able to make it because it's easy. All you need to do is roast garlic with olive oil and add tomato, …

Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan

Have you been cooking with cast iron lately? A skillet is definitely worth the investment with it's durable versatility. Take a look at these 7 ways …

Cooking

Fantasy Football 2016: First-Round Mock Draft, Projections and Top Team Names

Like a mock draft addressing the real thing, a fantasy football mock draft has plenty of variables making the feat difficult.<p>Think back to the 2016 NFL draft itself, when nobody got Laremy Tunsil's eventual destination correct thanks to an off-field incident.<p>Variables nobody can ever predict …

Fantasy Football

KFC recipe challenge: Kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Reporters didn't taste much of a difference between Kentucky Fried Chicken, right, and the fried chicken, left, on wire rack.<p><b>It is one of the most</b> …

Spices

The Optimal Route for Visiting Every U.S. National Park

Randy Olson, a researcher at University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, has taken his genetic algorithm previously used to find …

National Parks

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

It's all about timing.<p>Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While …

Use This Chili Recipe to Plan Your Meals For the Rest Of the Week | Men's Health

So we came up with a plan to take care of a week’s worth of meal prep in one session. You can brown-bag the chili to fuel your workouts or, to prevent flavor fatigue, transform the leftovers into new meals using our fast, simple recipes.<p>You’ll need about 90 minutes, prep to plate, to make this …

The 30 Best Summer Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road.<p>Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. This year, in particular, is a great time to …

National Parks

Goodbye to Allergies? Scientists Discover How to Trick Body's Immune System

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may be able one day to say goodbye to all those temporary treatments and over-the-counter drugs. …

9 Spring Slow Cooker Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

As the warm weather is upon us, we don't want to spend our time in the <b>kitchen</b>! So why not just turn on your Slow Cooker and have dinner ready right when you get home?! These recipes are some of my favorites for Spring that you will want on your <b>weeknight</b> dinner rotation!<p><b>Slow Cooker Chicken Artichoke</b> …

Cooking

Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep

Late last year, an edgy, blanked-­out feeling nestled in with me and wouldn’t leave. I’d find myself sitting at my desk, facing emails that I couldn’t remember sending and deeply wished to retract. How had my life been put in the hands of someone like me? I had no attention, no patience; whatever I …

Journalism

Pass the Potatoes: 7 Tested and Perfected Spud Recipes

Baked, fried, puréed or mashed, <i>everyone</i> loves potatoes. From Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes to Potatoes Leek Soup, here are seven simple and delicious ways to make them.<p><b>1. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Thyme</b><p>In this easy recipe, sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, maple syrup and thyme to bring …

Cooking

After Legalizing Raw Milk, Legislators Fall Ill From Drinking Raw Milk

Insert joke about spilled milk here: Lawmakers who passed a bill to legalize the consumption of raw milk fell ill after drinking raw milk to celebrate their victory. According to WSAZ, after passing legislation that allowed residents of West Virginia to drink raw milk, some delegates celebrated by …

West Virginia

The 14 Funniest Tweets About Chris Christie Standing Behind Donald Trump

You'll almost feel sorry for him. Almost.<p>It's been hard to feel bad for Chris Christie, a notorious bully in the political arena, that is, until Tuesday night when America got a glimpse inside the New Jersey governor's soul. And it was very sad. Christie, who endorsed Trump last week after dropping …

Government

20 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking dinner is never something I jump for joy to do. However, the people in my home need to be fed, and I’m determined to keep them happy and …

The Amazing 2 Ingredient Pizza Hack We All Need In Our Lives

Anyone who has fallen victim to a Pinterest fail or two is well aware that some of the Internet's craziest food and life hacks don't always end up working out so well. Remember when we tried the hashtag smokey eye that turned out to be a total flop? But when we were scrolling through the deep dark …

Cooking

This Super-Fast Bean Stew Is Your Weekday Dinner Hero

We like big beans and we cannot lie.<p>Like your best wingman, a pressure-cooker can basically take care of itself while you do you. It's there for you during those weekday dinners when you just don't have a lot of time.<p>That's where food director <b>Carla Lalli Music's</b> super-fast pressure cooker bean stew …

High-End Toronto Restaurant Busted For Selling Ordinary Steak as Wagyu

As patrons of pricey chain Fig & Olive are now well-aware, a fancy restaurant serving meals at high-end prices doesn't necessarily mean you're eating high-end food. Another high-dollar dining destination has been busted for false advertising: <i>The Star</i> reports Azure Restaurant & Bar, located at …