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Starbucks’ Secret HARRY POTTER Menu Brings a Taste of Wizarding World

Until recently, fans who wanted to try Butterbeer or other tasty treats from J.K. Rowling‘s novels had to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter …

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

'Tis the season of overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and massive airline delays. On the bright side, you may be entitled to more than you …

10 things to do in South Africa that are not total tourist traps

Known for its natural beauty and some of the best cuisine in the world, South Africa is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. Travelers should make the long flight worth it by touring it like the locals do. Here are the top 10 things to do in South Africa, according to locals.

South Africa

10 Breathtaking Trips Everyone Needs to Take In Their Lifetime

It's time to take those Pinterest boards and bucket lists and turn them into reality. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, announced its …

Yosemite Area Lodging: Fish Camp

These lodgings are located along California Highway 41, and are most convenient if your Yosemite stay centers on the south side, the Wawona area or …

National Parks

Skip the Caribbean—Travel to These Hidden East African Isles Instead

When my email pinged with an invitation to visit the Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort in the Seychelles, I'm a bit embarrassed to confess that I had to …

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°.<p>Step 2<p>Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Fold edges under; flute. …

The 10 Most Popular Treehouses Right Now, and How Much They Cost to Rent

The views are epic.<p>If the typical hotel stay is too passé, consider staying somewhere extraordinary during your next vacation—like a treehouse.<p>No …

5 Popular Claims About Coconut Oil Broken Down by Science

It's not a miracle cure, guys.<p>Coconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally enjoyed as coconut water from …

You Love Bananas? Scientists Say You Should Prepare to Live Without Them

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On-Screen Fingerbangs We Can’t Unsee

Fingerblastin' fun you'll never forget.<p>Photos: Everett Collection, NETFLIX, YouTube ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Elevator Exhibitionism, Fifty Shades</b> …

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

Ancient History

Students can subscribe to Spotify and Hulu for $5 per month

If you're an undergraduate student, then I'm jealous of you today because Spotify and Hulu have announced a ridiculously great deal. Eligible students can sign up for Spotify Premium for Students and also receive a limited-commercials subscription to Hulu for just $5 per month.<p>Yes, you read that …

Acid Washed Jeans, Fanny Packs & Other ’80s Trends Celebs Are Totally Obsessed With

Let’s face it, there was no more iconic fashion era than the 1980’s. Love it or hate it, many of the decade’s top trends have made big comebacks …

Kanye West

How to Visit Tanzania and Avoid the Crowds

Step one? Don't be afraid of the rainy season.<p>The acacia-filled savannas of Tanzania are among the most biodiverse spots on earth, and you are almost guaranteed to see the Big Five. But you’ll also face skepticism from travel vets, as this classic has become the go-to place for first- and …

Dar Es Salaam

Nintendo Switch Now Fully Compatible With Unreal Engine 4

Epic's Unreal Engine 4 is one of the more popular game engines out there, and dozens of games have been made using its tech. Now, UE 4 developers will be able to bring their games to even more platforms, as the latest release of the engine fully supports Nintendo Switch.<p>Epic and Nintendo have …

Gaming

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

A 27-year-old who saves 65% of his income shares his 7 best tips for traveling on a budget

More than 10 years later and the 27-year-old's net worth is $170,500 and counting. It's all part of a plan to retire by age 37, but he's not depriving himself to get there, he says.<p>He's currently earning a salary of $80,000 as a financial analyst in Minneapolis and saving about 65% of his take-home …

Lake Tahoe

Bargain-priced African adventure, family travel favorites and more

Vacations in Africa can come with a hefty price tag, which makes a 40-day trip priced from $3,115 all the more exceptional. The South African Adventurer is one of many trips from Acacia Africa that are offered at bargain rates. This trip (and others) is aimed at the 18-39 age group, though Acacia …

The Way You Live Will Change Your Brain (for Better or Worse), According to a Stanford Professor

A new book by Stanford's Robert Sapolsky explains why we do what we do.<p>If you think about your brain at all, you probably think of it as a well-developed organ that, by the time you're in your 20s at least, has matured into whatever it will be for the rest of your life. But that's not true at all. …

Psychology

The seven best destinations for modern day hippies

Asia Travel

I Quit Sugar For 30 Days And This Is What Happened

No added sugars, no artificial sweeteners, no fake sugars, no honey, no agave, no syrup, no joy.<p>1. You too are interested in a sugar detox and want to know if it really helps with weight management, increased energy, fewer cravings, improved skin, etc.<p>2. You don’t understand how a human can do such …

Johnny Depp dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow and surprised guests on the Pirates ride at Disneyland — as you do

Imagine waiting 45 minutes in line to see a fake Jack Sparrow, and instead you get the real thing. It sounds like bonkers Disney magic, but in this …

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

What you need to know about the 'super bloom' at Carrizo Plain National Monument

Carrizo Plain National Monument, an out-of-the-way grassland and dry lake bed in a remote area east of San Luis Obispo, has erupted with wildflowers. Nature lovers and birders know this beauty spot, and now, thanks to this year's "super bloom," a record number of visitors are discovering it …

California

The Back-Door Route to a European Vacation

There’s a surge of new ways to fly to Europe inexpensively this summer for travelers savvy enough to pick through schedules and find new airlines they’ve never heard of flying from new cities that hardly dreamed of having trans-Atlantic service.<p>New Orleans hasn’t had European flights for decades, …

Los Angeles

What You Need to Know About the Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

Last summer, three friends and I went to Machu Picchu. I got overwhelmed at the options and information out there. So many different prices, lengths, …

How to Build an Astrolabe Like John B. McLemore From 'S- Town'

It's the universe in the palm of your hand.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>John B. McLemore restored …

The brain-bending science behind optical illusions

Certain combinations of shapes and lines can really mess with our minds<p>Geometrical illusions are simple optical illusions where background patterns make shapes and lines appear to bend, break, or warp in bizarre ways. While scientists are still figuring out exactly why they occur, some of these …