Nikita Chopra

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Top hotels for Summer 2015

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From an eco-hotel in Miami, to a boxy design retreat amidst lush vegetation in Puerto Rico and the coolest of guesthouses in …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

23 best songs of 2015 so far

The first half of 2015 has been good to music fans. Drake released a surprise mix tape, Sleater-Kinney came through with their first record in a …

Manhunt for escaped killers expands to Vermont

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison may have headed across the border to Vermont, fearing the pressure of an intense manhunt in the neighboring state, authorities said Wednesday.<p>New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said authorities are …

Crime

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Everything you can expect Apple to announce on Monday

Now, there's a new addition to that lineup: the Apple Watch.<p>Apple doesn't usually talk about its plans or future products until it's ready to unveil them to the world. But the company wants us to know that big improvements for the Apple Watch are coming.<p>"Third-party apps will get much better," Jeff …

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

10 most popular cities for travelers in 2015 | CNN Travel

Travel

RANKED: The 9 unhealthiest restaurant dishes in America

A new report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest has identified the unhealthiest restaurant meals in America.<p>For the center's annual "Xtreme Eating" list, its nutrition experts reviewed menus at 200 restaurant chains in the US to find the meals heaviest in calories, saturated fat, …

As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

Law Enforcement

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia

America's Best Drive-In Movie Theaters Will Give You A Hearty Dose Of Nostalgia

In a world of Netflix and on-demand everything, the drive-in movie is a welcome -- and too-quickly fleeting -- blast from the past.<p>TripAdvisor recently announced America's best spots to watch a drive-in flick, ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index.<p>These 10 spots offer awesome …

13 Things No One Tells You About Buying An Apartment In New York City

For some, living in New York City satisfies a temporary fix, a checkmark on life's bucket list. For others, <i>it's forever</i>.<p>Maybe you were born and raised in New York, or maybe you showed up one day and never looked back. Either way, for those people who are in it for the long haul, spending money on …

Fashion: women's summer essentials – in pictures

Update your summer wardrobe with all the warm-weather essentials: Grecian-inspired sandals or retro pool sliders, this season’s fringed it-bag and a liberal dose of print. Happy holidays!

Sandals

15 Secrets to Great Skin

The best buys for total complexion perfection.<p>The best buys for total complexion perfection. Plus, the top wipes, foams, and oils to remove makeup.

9 Rules To Follow For Perfect Grilled Chicken

Photo credit: Foodie Crush<p>Grilled chicken is a summertime staple, that, if cooked correctly, is the only thing you'll want to eat. But if you're not careful, it can end up tough and tasteless. We're here to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>There are nine essential steps to take (or not take) …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Get Out of Here! 6 Magazines for Summer Travel

Summer is almost here, so pack your bags for a break. No matter if it’s a day trip, overseas, with kids, your friends or flying solo, Flipboard has a number of resources to help you plan.<p>Here are five magazines for summer travel:<p>#IWantToGoHere: Summer Travel Edition by The Findery: The Findery …

Travel

THE SHOT: Inside the Mind of Howard Schatz

I wanted to do a modern-day homage, i.e. photographic version of Michelangelo’s great marble sculpture, the Pieta’ which is housed in St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican, Rome.<p>Around 2010, while I was photographing actors and dancers for my book, “CAUGHT IN THE ACT”, I had a great session with Brooke …

Apple Cider Poptails!

<b>Everyone’s raving about our Apple Cider Poptails! You gotta try it:</b> <br>1. Warm a cup of apple cider for 1-2 minutes (microwave).<br>2. Stick a Banana …

Cider

Beauty Hacks for Your Most Common Makeup Problems

My trademarked philosophy for Ramy cosmetics is "Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact!," which not only suggests that less is more, but also that there are fast, easy and extremely effective solutions to any beauty issue you may have. Below are some of the more prevalent issues I hear about and the …

Makeup

10 Ways To Turn Your Basic Iced Coffee Into Something Special

Photo credit: EHAURYLIK<p>A straight up, classic iced coffee is always a welcome sight, but there are many ways to add a little fun to your morning cold brew -- and by fun we mean delicious, bold flavors. Think coconut, cinnamon and mint, for starters.<p>Adding flavor is the fastest way to transform a …

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits

This article is for those of you how enjoy beauty photography: from fashion and advertising beauty, to beauty portraits of non-models and even …

America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Let's be honest: size matters. Being a small city isn't sexy, what with lacking name recognition of a New York or the quaint charm of a tiny town like Carmel-by-the-Sea. Falling somewhere inside the bell curve usually means a middling metropolis is …