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18 Stuffed Desserts With a Secret Inside

Do you ever struggle with selecting just one confection? With these 18 stuffed dessert recipes you no longer need to make the tough choice between candy, cake, cookies and brownies. Combining several (or all) of these delicious goodies into one sweet mashup is totally the way to go. Scroll through …

Dessert

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

7 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up …

Travel

Abandoned Places Totally Worthy Of Landing On Your 2014 Bucket List (PHOTOS)

The Abandoned Flats In Keelung, Taiwan<p>Imgur<p>Little is known about these abandoned flats in Keelung, Taiwan. Even less is written about them in …

America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

Five Minute Bourbon Balls

This year my Christmas candy wishlist is bigger than ever! It's making a real mess of things in my kitchen, but in the end those dirty dishes are …

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

National Geographic Travel

You Can Now Explore Middle-earth on Google Maps

Just in case J.R.R. Tolkien fans didn’t have enough material to satiate their geekiness with three <i>Lord of the Rings</i> films, three (in progress) <i>Hobbit</i> …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

English Has a New Preposition Because Internet

In standard English, “because” is a subordinating conjunction. But due to an emerging use of the term on the internet, it’s also a preposition. …

Are India's IT Managers Holding Back The Country's Startup Growth?

In June this year, N.R. Narayana Murthy pulled a Michael Dell when he called time on his two-year-long retired life and retook charge at Infosys, the Indian information technology (IT) giant he had founded three decades ago in a small apartment with six others.<p>The reason? An SOS sent out by …

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Loaded Potato Pinwheels

The 46th annual Pillsbury Bake Off competition was held last week in Las Vegas. The contest is the largest cooking contest in the world, with a grand …

Cocktail Planning for Thanksgiving

Everyone knows Thanksgiving as a day to eat and eat and eat, and then even when you think you can't, to go ahead and eat some more. Me? I love to eat, but I spend at least as much time planning my drinking as I do my eating.<p>So in today's column, I'll talk about planning cocktails for a bash; I'll …