Sarah Maldonado

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The Darkest Parks in the U.S.

Just like clean air and water, dark night skies are a diminishing resource. The culprits: unshielded, excessive, or poorly aimed outdoor artificial lights. The good news is that the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a nonprofit organization, has stepped in to boost conservation efforts.<p>In …

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Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014 (PHOTOS)

As dawn breaks over the savanna, your guide signals a stop. Through the trees ahead, you see the outline of something <i>very big</i> ambling through the underbrush. When the elephant -- a 10-foot-tall, 12,000-pound bull--finally steps into the clearing and looks your way, your heart races, and for a …

The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

Out-Of-Office Email Examples To Help You WIN The Fourth Of July

Photo courtesy: Peskymonkey via Getty<p>Come on, we all already know what your out-of-office email reply is going to say this weekend. "Hello, I'm out of the office until X. For emergencies, dial X. I will respond on X..."<p>Want to <i>really</i> have fun with America's birthday? Before you head to your Fourth …

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Summer Grilling HQ

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

How to Grill Tomatoes, Then Cook With Them

There's nothing like grill-charred tomatoes—except maybe incorporating them into these half-dozen summer salad recipes<p><b>There are fragrant, fresh tomatoes</b>; there are rich, concentrated tomato sauces; and then—somewhere deliciously in between—there are these blistered beauties. My mom deserves credit …

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The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

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5 Things To Thrift For When You're Away This Weekend

Anyone serious about thrifting (like, serious enough to bring their own hand wipes and metal pushcart) knows that the city isn't a happy place. …

What to Pack for 3 Quintessential Summer Day Trips

The essentials you need for a quickie getaway to the beach, the city, or the woods.<p>While it doesn't require the heavy lifting of a longer vacation, there's a special art to packing everything you need when you're getting away for just a day. The trick? Paring it down to the bare essentials, but not …

3 Super-Easy Watermelon Cocktails

Here, three crazy-simple watermelon cocktails that anyone can make.<p>Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit for cocktails. First of all, it’s …

Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony

The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2½-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time.<p>Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer Joel Silver put together a four-minute …

Scientists figured out how shrooms open your mind

It’s one thing to say that psychedelic mushrooms "open your mind," but it’s another entirely to demonstrate its dream-like effects in a scientific study. Yet, that’s what one group of researchers appear to have achieved in a study published today in <i>Human Brain Mapping</i>.<p>these effects are akin to what …

Prince's 16 Most Iconic Purple Outfits

March 5, 2014<p>Prince wore a deep shade of his signature hue for an appearance and rocking performance on <i>The Arsenio Hall Show</i>.<p>December 29, 2010<p>Prince …

The Easiest Focaccia You'll Ever Make

Lidia Bastianich shares a recipe for an easy onion and tomato focaccia.<p><b>Onion-Tomato Focaccia (Focaccia d'Altamura</b>)<p><i>Makes a large round focaccia, serving 10 or more</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 packets active dry yeast<p>¼ cup warm water<p>5 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for handling the dough<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>2 cups …

90 Classic 4th of July Recipes to Celebrate Peak Summer in America

Ribs, burgers, slaw, and more of our favorite Independence Day recipes.<p>Unlike Thanksgiving, people don’t plan their 4th of July menus way in advance. It’s an on-the-fly thing that happens once you’ve already stocked up on 10 bottles of rosé. Except it <i>is</i> worth thinking about a plan of attack, so you …

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Coffee & Beer Competition; GOOP's Top LA Food Trucks

<b>CHICAGO</b>— Earlier this summer, <b>Uppers & Downers</b> (an ongoing event collaboration by beer blog Good Beer Hunting and <b>Intelligentsia Coffee</b> ) announced an ongoing series of events that specifically focus on <b>coffee beer</b>. And the booze-drinking can finally begin soon: The upcoming August 6 session focus on …