Vanessa Batte

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Make This Fudge Without a Candy Thermometer

There are candy makers, and there are candy eaters, and I am firmly in the latter camp. Though I don’t mind a cathartic candy-crafting sesh, my main …

The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu.<p>These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., which …

Archaeology

9 foods that will never expire

These foods have found the fountain of eternal youth.<p>Raw honey<p>Honey is often referred to as "God's medicine," and has tons of health benefits-and it's great for your hair. "Honey has actually be used in wound care in some cultures and studies for its ability to naturally resist bacteria," says Dr. …

Weight Loss

Non-awkward ways to meet people on the road

Arguably the biggest anxiety for the first-time traveller is the thought of being lonely – visions of cold evenings curled around a flickering bedside lamp sobbing into a dog-eared copy of <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> as a soundtrack of general debauchery from the downstairs party reverberates through the …

Travel

The Ultimate Guide to O'ahu

Called “The Gathering Place,” O'ahu is home to Honolulu (Hawaii’s largest city and capital) and two-thirds of the state’s population. With an …

Basic Deviled Eggs Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; add water to depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let …

Breakfast

This Is the Country's Ultimate 'Flyover State'

A dubious honor for the Mountain State.<p>Of all of the possible travel honors a place can earn, high numbers of flights that pass through a state’s airspace only to never actually land there is not <i>quite</i> one of them.<p>The dismissive term “flyover states” is often used to describe middle-of-the-country …

At least 40% of the world's power will come from renewable sources by 2040 — here are the companies leading the charge

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade.<p>As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will comprise 40% of global power …

Scientists Identify Third-Largest Eruption in Earth’s History

In southeastern Washington state, the Palouse River dives 200 feet (60 meters) off cliffs created by lava flows that occurred over 16 million years …

10 Travel Apps You Should Download Before Your Next Trip

Technology has taken a lot of stress out of traveling, with travel apps virtually changing how we experience the world around us. These are just a …

Apps

Clarified Butter Recipe

Clarified butter isn’t an ingredient you’ll typically find in recipes, but it is a secret weapon of many restaurant kitchens. This simple cooking fat …

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power …

Nuclear Energy

The best Google Assistant commands: What is Google Assistant and what devices can I get it on?

We've rounded up the best Google Assistant commands, allowing you to make the most of your Google Assistant app and devices<p>Like Apple’s Siri, …

Google Assistant

What’s it like to be an American at the UN climate talks?

President Donald Trump has said he’s pulling the US out of the Paris climate agreement. But UN rules don’t allow the country to exit the agreement until 2020.<p>That means US delegates, a faction of “unofficial delegates” and American observers are all attending the negotiations and hundreds of side …

Climate

Best packing, holiday travel and airline booking tips at LA Times Travel Talks on Sunday

Let's say you're going to Grandma's for Thanksgiving. She lives in Rochester, N.Y., which gets about 100 inches of snow a year. Chances are good there will be some white stuff by the time you go over the river and through the woods, so you'll want your boots.<p>You may look a little silly leaving from …

This Woman Lives on a Boat to Avoid San Francisco Rent

"I’ve gotten used to living with less."<p>Imagine living in one of the most expensive cities in the world — without paying rent. The only catch? You …

The Difference Between Being Vegan vs. Vegetarian

“What’s the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?” If you're new to the world of plant-based diets, this is likely the first question you ask. …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

Amazing Physics: How 245 People Jumped Off a Bridge at Once — and Survived

A group of 245 Brazilian daredevils recently set a record when they performed a harrowing feat: In one jump, all together, they launched themselves …

Apple iPhone X hits stores, tech giants face US Congress

In this week's wrap-up, Apple's hotly anticipated phone causes people to line up at Apple Stores around the world. Meanwhile, Facebook, Google and Twitter face a frustrated US Congress in a series of hearings investigating the impact of Russian-linked...

U.S. Congress

How To Make All Natural 'Pupsicle' Treats For Your Special Pooch

Because dogs deserve dessert, too.<p>You know about the sketchy additives and animal byproducts that are present in much of the cheap, conventional dog …

20-Minute Comfort Food Dinners To Make Every Night Of November

20 minutes to dinner bliss.

Best Ever Chicken Salad

<b>You’ll Need (for the salad):</b><p>4 cooked and chopped/shredded boneless chicken breasts.<br>½ cup of chopped onion.<br>½ cup of chopped celery.<br>Salt and pepper for …

Maple Walnut Fudge

Maple Walnut Fudge has a silky-smooth texture and a wonderful fall flavor from real maple syrup and crunchy toasted walnuts. Be sure to use real …

Comforting Chicken & Noodles Crock Pot

<b>Ingredients :</b><p>1 24 ounce package – frozen egg noodles<br>2 – 14.7 oz cans – cream of chicken soup – sometimes i use 1 can chicken and 1 can cream of …

Everything You Need to Know to See the Northern Lights in Norway

Anyone planning a Northern Lights hunt in Norway needs to know their geography.<p>This long, thin country's capital, Oslo, is too far south of the …

Northern Lights

10 Best Little Beach Towns in Florida

1 of 10<p>Islamorada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Fernandina Beach<p>3 of 10<p>Anna Maria Island<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Key Biscayne<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 10<p>Captiva …

Key Biscayne

Seattle Only Second U.S. City Named a UNESCO City of Literature

The city joins the ranks of Dublin, Milan, and Edinburgh.<p>Seattle has long been a destination for book lovers, with its Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus–designed temple of a public library and independent publishers that don't just exist, but thrive. And don't forget about the city's smallest …

This Make-Ahead Oatmeal Is Our New Favorite Breakfast

I've never eaten a lot of oatmeal. As a boy growing up in the South, grits were the breakfast staple in our household. It wasn't that I didn't like …