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Techniques and Tricks for the Perfect Pecan Pie

Pie enthusiasts all have their special tricks for a perfect pie crust. Maybe it's cider vinegar or vodka or lard or the temperature of the butter. The team over at culinary lab Chef Steps lets the stand mixer and the fridge do a lot of the work for them. The rest is all precise measurement of …

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Central America's Most Adventure-Packed Locations

The seven small countries wedged between Mexico and Colombia boast the world's greatest density of adventure per square mile. Our scouts explored Central America's reefs, jungles, and beaches, and came back with the knowledge you need for your own expedition.<p>El Salvador<p>Pupusas and Point Breaks<p>When …

10 women talk about why they choose to travel solo

It’s always interesting to read a book about the region you’re traveling through. Having someone else’s experiences as a companion on the road gives …

Secluded Treehouse Hotels Allow Guests to Completely Disconnect from Outside World

Nestled within a forest in Hesse, Germany is Robin's Nest Treehouse Hotels, a destination spot for those wanting a unique and rustic getaway. The gorgeous and scenic locale offers a host of housing options, with the most striking being its elevated structures. There, visitors can sleep among the …

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Elon Musk might design an electric plane someday

When asked what he’d be doing if he wasn’t running Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk said he’d start work on designing an electric plane.<p>“I do like the idea of an electric aircraft company. I think one could do a pretty cool supersonic, vertical take-off and landing electric jet. I have a design in mind …

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The Top Methods for Getting Airline Change Fees Waived

I could make a chart telling you how much airline cancellation fees cost but it's almost not worth it. Because sometimes even ditching a flight and buying a new one can be cheaper.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Most people like to view their itinerary as locked when the ticket's bought …

6 Ways to Use Marshmallow Fluff (Besides Fluffernutters)

Classically used in an all-American delicacy called a Fluffernutter (a sandwich made with peanut butter and Fluff), Marshmallow Fluff is more …

A Comprehensive Guide to Invisible Bras, Nipple Covers, and More

The everyday, standard bra is a wonderful thing, but certain tricky tops and dresses can require something extra to handle the particular challenges provided by a clingy material or daredevil cut. Thankfully, a range of smart options make it possible to wear pretty much anything these days. Get …

This Is How You Eat Grilled Cheese For Breakfast

It's a natural choice.<p>There's no refuting that grilled cheese is one of the most perfect foods on the planet. From toddlers to grandparents, it has the ability to turn just about any frown upside down. The only travesty is that this great sandwich isn't normally eaten for breakfast. Until now.<p>The …

Lux Narayan, CEO of Unmetric, Fails and Lives to Tell the Tale

Lux Narayan is the CEO and co-founder of Unmetric. The company is a social media intelligence platform focusing on brands.<p>Unmetric was born not out of some grand vision but out of failure. Before Unmetric was born Narayan, and his team worked on a product called "Eyes and Feet." Unfortunately, the …

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From Loch Ness to Bigfoot, 10 Mythical Monsters Worth Traveling For

Even small children know that monsters are something you run away from. Yet, there are adventurous grownups who rush toward them—and they’re willing …

Paranormal

How to Turn Fabric Scraps into a Backpack in 15 Minutes

Once again, it’s that time of the year when you surf the web to find cute and quick hairstyles to try in the morning rush, hit the shops to buy a fresh set of school supplies and other dorm accessories and think about seeing your old crush after the summer months. But aren’t we forgetting …

We're Giving You Permission to Embrace Velveeta

Chile con queso is the dip of choice at new Tex-Mex restaurants like Superica in Atlanta, HomeState in L.A. and El Original in New York City. Our …

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s Hidden Natural Gem

Step into a natural wonderland of lush trees, moss-covered rocks, and otherworldly waterfalls.<p>Two hours from Zagreb lies one of Croatia’s—and the …

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Skillet Brownie Recipes Prove That Life Is Beautiful

Cast iron and chocolate make a glorious union.<p>There's no denying the appeal of cast iron skillets. They are master cookers, and it turns out they're pretty good for baking, too. Not only can you use skillets for indoor s'mores, but they make the gooiest, smoothies, most chocolate-y brownies this …

Zucchini Taco Shells Are A Delicious Solution To Summer's Bounty

Taco night is a little more healthy.<p>No matter how many new zucchini recipes you've tried this year, at this point in the season, the bounty of summer squash has some of us desperately searching for something fresh. Not one more fritter can be fried, not one more squash slice pickled. We get it. …

The 10 Best Airbnb Pools From Around The World

We can't wait to dive in.<p>We don't know about you, but we <i>love</i> pools. Especially pools that we could theoretically swim in one day. And what better place to search pool porn than on Airbnb?<p>So, to further fuel our addiction, we trolled the rental site to find the best pools from around the world. From …

The Simple Way To Make The Most Beautiful Pie Crust

It's way easier than it looks.<p>Homemade pie crust is one of those tasks that can make the most savvy of bakers weak in the knees. It has a reputation of being disagreeable and easy to get wrong -- and it's not wholly undeserved. But when you know what you're doing, making homemade pie crust is as …

50 Years of Il Pellicano, Tuscany's Most Iconic Hotel

There are few hotels whose very name taps into our collective nostalgia quite like Il Pellicano, the storied Tuscan property (home to one of our best hotel bars in the world) that for half a century has lured photographers—John Swope, Slim Aarons, Juergen Teller—with its peerless alchemy of sex …

11 Tips for Taking the Perfect Travel Shot on Instagram

"I always <b>take the shot with the phone in horizontal position.</b> The objective is to get the most part of the scenery in the original picture. I crop it …

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These 3 Enchiladas Recipes Are All You Ever Wanted

These three enchiladas are, well, perfect. Here's how to make them.<p>It’s hard to find a good enchilada. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some really good ones: my mom’s, Mrs. Estrada’s (my elementary school lunch lady), and El Patio restaurant in Austin, Texas. Few things are more comforting than a …

See inside couple's gorgeous 3-story treehouse in the jungle of Costa Rica

Eva and Brian Lovely have always been lovers of design — they both come from a fashion background, after all. So when the couple decided to take a break from their hectic lives in the industry, they used their creativity and eye for composition to create their ultimate dream home: a towering …

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Campfire biscuit s'mores take your s'more experience to the next level

Whether you're camping in the woods or in your backyard around the fire pit, nothing caps off a summer night like s'mores. Try these biscuit campfire s'mores from Food & Wine for a hearty, upgraded s'more experience.<p>Campfire Biscuit S'mores<p>Tina Rupp/Food & Wine

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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

One startup will leave the fate of its first smartphone up to the people.<p>Nextbit, run by executives who formerly worked at Google and HTC, launched on Tuesday its first smartphone -- named "Robin" -- through a crowdsourced Kickstarter project. The company will hold a 30-day campaign with the goal …

This traveling family decided to settle down for their daughter’s first year in school. Here’s why.

It was when Hannah was only six-month-old that her parents, Anna and Thomas decided to concretize their dream of a life filled with travels and …

@NatGeoTravel Twitter Chat: Best Fall Trips

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Savvy travelers know that fall is the best time to hit the road: destinations are less crowded, less expensive, not as muggy. A flurry of autumn festivals and events fill the calendar, and seasonal dishes pile up on harvest tables.<p>If you’re looking for timely ideas for where …

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How this 150-year-old company uses virtual reality

As one of America’s largest builders, McCarthy Building Companies has been designing and constructing hospitals, laboratories, and education …