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11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…

Cooking

Forza Horizon 3 at 4K 60fps is simply breathtaking

It's extremely good on Xbox One, but with the right hardware, Forza Horizon 3 is breathtaking on PC. Building on the DX12 foundation of the excellent …

Gaming

8 cheap but beautiful houses

Today we will bring you modern home designs which adhering to the less-is-more rule, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology …

Architecture

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

Things To Do In London: Wednesday 6 January 2016

<i>Always be in the know about what's going on in London by signing up to our free email newsletters.</i><p>Start your day with these:<p>As we all brace the rush …

The 11 most underrated ski resorts in America

Vail and Aspen may have the cachet that comes with being glamorous, high-end ski resorts, but they also have crowds and incredibly expensive hotels, restaurants, and lift tickets that can cost upwards of $800 per day.<p>But not all ski resorts are that expensive — or that pretentious.<p>We found the 11 …

Skiing

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

Act Now To Save Big On Your Next Ski Trip

This video is going viral because it might prove ghosts are real

The following HelloGiggles post is best read with the lights on. And maybe under your covers. Surrounded by teddy bears.<p>A woman in Ireland named Ashy …

Here are the top 8 Rock 'n' Roll death conspiracies

I love a good conspiracy theory.<p>I mean, don’t get me wrong: I’m not into the loose-cannon, feverishly paranoid, life-is-one-big-false-flag thinking …

Do you want to start learning guitar right now?

Guitar

It's not an elaborate treehouse — it's a new affordable housing concept.

What kinds of places do you think of when it comes to "green" cities?<p>If you're like me, you're probably imagining places with subways and solar …

New York City

25 Couples On The Weird Things They Do Together When No One’s Looking

Found on AskReddit.<p><b>1.</b> “We’re both British, but for years we’ve talked with American accents when we’re alone. It’s very bizarre and I don’t really …

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

A world renowned philosopher, writer and speaker, Alan Watts has left behind many works on personal identity, the true nature of reality, and the …

Alan Watts

Bose SoundTrue Headphones On-Ear Style, White for Apple iOS

• Full and natural sound for all your music<br>• Softly padded headband and memory foam cushions<br>• Also available in an around-ear style. No Noise Cancelling …

These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

Atelier COLE, Building Trust International, and Habitat for Humanity Cambodia teamed up to design an affordable and eco-friendly housing scheme for …

Architecture

Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

1/13<p>Cannon Beach Net Zero Home-Nathan Good Architects<p>Nathan Good Architects's Cannon Beach Residence has too many green accolades to mention - in …

Fear of An AI Planet: What ‘Age of Ultron’ and ‘Ex Machina’ Get Wrong About Our Robot Overlords

The new films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ex Machina both reflect our Elon Musk-approved fears of artificial intelligence. But perhaps a little AI in …

National Geographic Travel

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.<p>Food trucks have been a …

Food Trucks

Bill Murray Leads Impromptu Meditation Session (audio)

<i>How does it feel to be you?</i> That’s not an unusual question to ask around here. Barry Boyce, Mindful’s editor-in-chief, even wrote in the first issue …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming

These ideas, from a structure made of recycled milk cartons to algae that can boost a sinking city, actually scale.<p>Architecture is one of the key drivers of climate change. Between construction and the energy required to keep buildings up and running, the industry is responsible for nearly half of …

Global Warming

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at the age of eighteen, began as a clinical investigation launched under laboratory conditions: in the isolation of a hospital ward, where he …

Literature

27 Sex Facts You Need in Your Life

<i>Take our survey to help us learn more sex facts that we'll share in an upcoming issue!</i><p><b>2. It can make you feel better when you're sick, too.</b> Studies show that arousal and orgasm boost your immune system. And while this means sex could be good for you when you're feeling a little under the weather, …

Channing Tatum

HITS - A Film By David Cross

<i>Alumnus David Cross premiered his hilarious directorial debut "HITS" at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Keeping with the indie spirit, David is</i> …

These 15 US Cities Are Driving The Future

A whopping 8 out of the top 15 best performing cities are local tech hubs — including the top 6.<p>Most of the rest are beneficiaries of the oil shale boom.<p>Milken's rankings are based on data from both long- and short-term growth in jobs, wages, salaries, and technological output.

Urban Design

9 Best 'Friends' Episodes Ever, Ranked

Happy New Year, everyone! Or should we say, happy "Friends" on Netflix day ... It's true. On January 1st you will be able to watch Monica, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, and Ross anytime you want via the streaming service. So start 2015 right by settling in with one of the best sitcoms ever. We'll …

The Ten Best Rock, Folk and World Records of 2014

<b>U2—Songs of Innocence</b><p><b>Cloud Nothings—Here and Nowhere Else</b><p><i>Songs of Innocence</i> was not on this list until my grandmother passed away this past week. And …

Proof That Victoria's Secret Models Take The Ultimate Selfies

The ultimate selfie? One taken by a Victoria's Secret angel, of course.<p>Yes, we know the biggest fashion show of the year is over, but that doesn't mean the stalking is. As always, we were keeping tabs and the angels were on top of their Twitter game. From plane selfies to backstage snaps, we got …