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7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

10 Safest Airlines In The World

With 21 fatal accidents and 986 fatalities, 2014 was one of deadliest years in aviation history.<p>That said, flying is still one of the safest forms of transportation in the world. According to Australian consumer aviation website AirlineRatings.com, the airline industry transported 3.3 billion …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Sega gives us a tantalizing taste of Total War: Attila (preview)

Total War: Attila is the next big installment in the Total War series developed by Sega’s The Creative Assembly studio. The game is shipping sometime in 2015, but I’ve gotten a good look at it in a preview.<p>Attila is a kind of sequel to Total War: Rome II, the massive real-time strategy game that …

Why Was the Candy Cane Designed to Have a Bend In It?

Why does that ubiquitous Christmastime candy, the candy cane, have a bend in it? Here are three possible reasons:<p><b>1. Form Follows Function</b><p>As an …

Candy Canes

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO Automatic

The NISMO-matic Z trades some joy for some tenths.<p>We have a campaign here at <i>Car and Driver</i> called “Save the Manuals.” Among other things, it involves T-shirts and other festive tchotchkes (get yours today!), fastidious coverage of manual-equipped models whenever they’re offered, and a weekly Name …

The 11 Most "Innovative" New Fast Foods Of 2014

Maybe <i>innovative</i> is the wrong word here. But this year, in 2014, everyone from Taco Bell to Tim Horton’s decided to dip into bizarro territory with audacious fast-food chimeras that dominated the foodie blog headlines on a weekly basis.<p>Some of the creations were gross—like KFC Double Down gross. But …

Taco Bell

5 genius kitchen hacks for holiday dinner problems

Whether you're hosting a holiday dinner for the first time or are a seasoned pro, the holidays are undeniably stressful when you're battling your way through the supermarket and entertaining a home full of house guests. Oh yeah, and you have to feed a hungry crowd with high expectations for juicy …

Power Tools

Where Do Recycled Electronics Go?

As New York and other states make e-cycling mandatory, we look at the tech<p>Starting in 2015, the 20 million residents of New York State will be forbidden to throw away electronics. The statewide ban requires residents to dispose of their unwanted TVs, printers and MP3 players at designated stores …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe

Personal luxury is alive and well.<p>No one talks about personal luxury cars anymore; use of that term peaked some 40 years ago. But the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe reminds us that, even if there isn’t a modern term for the concept, there remains a distinction between the average luxury car and …

The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Civilization was powered by the humble chicken, says author.<p>For most of us, the word "chicken" spells a cold, clammy slab of plastic-wrapped white meat plucked out of the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. But in the ancient world, and in many cultures today, chickens had deep religious …

15 essential games for your new iPhone

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential iPad games as well as our recommendations for Android phones and tablets.</i><p>Now that you’re done completely losing your mind in excitement over the shiny new iPhone someone gave you for the holidays, you’re probably wondering which games to download …

The Number of M Logos on the 2015 BMW M3 Is Staggering – Feature

<i>“I wonder how many badges it has . . . ” – Michael Simari, Online Staff Photographer</i><p>That, Mr. Simari, is an excellent question. While measuring our new long-term BMW M3‘s brakes during its induction to our fleet, we noticed that underneath the German sports sedan were a plethora of “M” stampings. …

PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down, And The Notorious Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Is Taking Credit

Hours after Microsoft's Xbox Live went down Wednesday, Sony's PlayStation Network went down, too.<p>These are two giant networks that console gamers access to play their games online. It's especially bad timing since a lot of people are probably getting new PlayStations and Xboxes for Christmas.<p>Since …

12 Quirky Houses Built Purely Out of Spite

See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level.<p>See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

These GIFs Show How Much American Politics Has Changed Since The 1900s

The map above, created by Arizona State University's Jonathan Davis, shows just how much the American political landscape has changed. The map shows the election results in the House of Representatives for every election since 1918.<p>Perhaps the most glaring change is that Democrats used to dominate …

8 Woman-on-Top Sex Problems, Solved

He's too big? You're too tall? Never fear: Every straddling snafu has a solution.<p><b>1. I'm a small person who is cowgirling Paul Bunyan. Instead of looking into his eyes, I'm staring directly into his … nipples. What to do?</b> Change it up and move the action onto the couch — he sits, you ride, and …

Spring in Montana

It's possible that there's no finer place to be in spring than Big Sky Country. Have a look at some of the best places the state has to offer.