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30 Vibrant Room Colors To Brighten Up Your Home

Who said bold colors had to stay in the kids' rooms?<p>These brightly colored rooms from the talented designers at Dering Hall prove that — when done right — big and bold is the way to go.

4 Caribbean Wellness Retreats for a Winter Escape

<i>Courtesy Regent Palms</i><p>If you're suffering from some post-holiday blues and the chilly air is making it hard to keep your New Year's health resolutions, it's time to head somewhere warm. These four Caribbean resorts provide the ideal backdrop for a re-inspired winter warm-up. From stand-up paddle …

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

<b>Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth.</b><p>Research from China and the US suggests that the innermost core of our planet has another, distinct region at its centre.<p>The team believes that the structure of the iron crystals there is different from those …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine's Day

<b>Travel to one of the World's Most Romantic Settings this Valentine's Day.</b><p><b>1. ARGENTINA</b><p><b>Patagonia</b><p><b>Explore dramatic landscape while staying at a luxury lodge.</b> Amidst majestic mountain ranges and windswept plains, Patagonia offers total seclusion as you explore on foot and by horseback, or as you kayak …

The sick motivation behind the religious right’s Obamacare sabotage

Wingnuts would rather millions live in destitution than concede government programs can accomplish great things<p>The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is now in its fourth year, and the numbers point to a solid success. Thanks to Obamacare, millions of people can afford health insurance …

10 Best Kept Secrets of Grand Cayman

Wherever you go on vacation or travel, popular sites and locations are popular for a reason. Whatever their attraction, whether it be a beautiful view or a tasty meal or an unusual land formation, activity or attraction, they have been tried and tested and been proven to be worth your time and …

Thanksgiving by the numbers

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>2</b> -- The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America's favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.<p><b>2</b> -- The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it.<p><b>2.5</b> -- The number in miles of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade available for …

Best of Montana in Summer: Festivals and Events

Discover the best events to attend in Big Sky Country during summer.<p><b>The Event at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell</b><p>Western, not English, riding may be the norm in Montana, but for one weekend each July, the sport of eventing (an equestrian triathlon of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping) is king in …

Your Louisiana Photos

See photos of Louisiana, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, scenes of Mardi Gras, and other views of life on the bayou.

New Orleans

Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

For the caramel sauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar and water with a wooden spoon. Meanwhile, gently warm the cream …

Republicans and Tea Party Activists in 'Full Scale Civil War'

Years of growing friction between the Republican Party leaders and its Tea Party faction has erupted into what one conservative said today was …

15 Hair Hacks that Take Less Than 5 Minutes

During those occasional mornings when the snooze button gets the best of you, don’t worry about being a bed head the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to do our favorite DIY hairstyles, try these 15 hair hacks that all take <i>less than five minutes</i> to do! It’s a go-to guide for looking fabulous …

Hairstyling

Here's Why That Kentucky Doctor Is Closing His Practice "Due To The Policies Of Obamacare"

A Kentucky doctor took out a newspaper ad saying he was closing his practice "due to the policies of Obamacare." The reason is a federal requirement that he keep electronic records.<p>A Kentucky doctor who took out a local newspaper ad saying he was closing his practice "due to the policies of …

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

Festivals

Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal

Think Taj Mahal and then try to imagine what came before it. What was the inspiration for that masterpiece?<p>Archaeologists and architects say a 16th century tomb tucked in the southeast corner of Delhi presaged the jewel of Muslim art in India.<p>The recent restoration of the mausoleum built to …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

Costa Rica

8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In fact Istanbul, known as …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Wedding Toast: Maid Of Honor's Eminem-Inspired Speech Puts All Others To Shame (VIDEO)

If you're giving a toast at a wedding this weekend, we're sorry. Because on Saturday, maid of honor Jennifer Gabrielli singlehandedly raised the bar for all wedding toasts hereafter.<p>Gabrielli, the younger sister of the bride, put her mad rapping skills on display with a toast to the tune of …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

The Fly Geyser in Nevada was sealed after being drilled through by an energy company in 1964. Not sealed well enough it would seem, as it’s been spraying ever since. One of man’s prettier mistakes?

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …