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World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

A Guide to the Rio Olympic Venues: Pictures

Brazilian Football

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

10 New England Small Towns Loaded With Charm

The old New England—that land of the stacked-stone field walls and little red-brick downtowns nestled in the hills or tucked in beside historic …

C is for Cthulhu: terrorize your kids and teach the alphabet with these Lovecraftian nursery rhymes

Hey, parents! Have your kids been asking one too many questions about the Necronomicon? Are you worried that your child might be making her way down to the seas each night to commune with the Great Old Ones?<p>If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, the 20th-century horror writer whose legacy looms large …

Board Games

14 Olympic-Themed Movies Anyone Excited For Rio Should Check Out

From triumphant tales to hilarious parodies, we've got you covered.

Smart Homes: How to Automate Your House

Some clever coding will let you take advantage of the Internet of Things in your smart home<p>What would the Internet of Things be without If This Then …

Smart Homes

The World's Best Streets for People-Watching

Rearrange your next vacation itinerary -- we have something stellar lined up: people-watching. From observing locals to surveying tourists, peeking …

Caesars Palace

Scenes from Rio’s Beaches Before The Olympics Begin: Pictures

Brazil

10 Best Apples To Look For At The Farmers' Market

These standout varieties will add depth and taste to all your fall recipes.<p>To experience the diversity of apples—one of the <b>world's healthiest foods</b>, …

Farmers' Markets

Weird things you can buy in ATMs

ATMs of awesomeness!<p>Gold bars!<p>Cupcakes!<p>​Pride!<p>Bitcoins!<p>Mike Tyson bitcoins!<p>Pizza!<p>Condoms!<p>Caviar!<p>Water!<p>Nutella-filled Krispy Kremes!<p>Milk!<p>​Books!<p>Burritos!<p>Makeup!<p>Lottery tickets!

Inside the world's most beautiful places to read - CNN Style

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library," the late Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once said.<p>Some libraries certainly touch the divine, having all the grandeur you would expect from a "cathedral of learning". But libraries no longer hold a monopoly when it comes to …

CNN

A Summer Ritual: Rock Picking in the Midwest

Ben White looks for rocks while driving an ATV through a field owned in Springfield Township, Minnesota on June 1, 2016.<br>Alex Potter<p>1 of 13<p>For three …

16 drool-worthy ways to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

There are plenty of questionable food holidays (Lima Bean Respect Day? Huh?) but today is a day that we can really get behind here at TODAY Food. That's because August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Hooray! Sure, you could pick up a box of store-bought cookies but since they're so easy to …

10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds

Two-year-olds aren’t terrible. In fact, they’re pretty awesome — especially when they have a book pressed between their chubby little hands. Some of …

Kids

5 Comics You Must Read Before Seeing Suicide Squad

• Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 08.05.16. 08.05.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>At heart, everything you</i> …

Dorm Room Décor Inspiration Pics on Instagram

Make it the space where everyone wants to hang.<p>The typical dorm room has two twin beds, two small desks, and an unsightly tile floor. While it may feel bland and possibly disgusting when you first walk in, with a little bit of TLC and some smart decor tricks, it’s very possible to transform your …

30 Crazy Good Peach Recipes

Make the most of this summer fruit with these delicious ideas.<p>Fresh, local peaches are only here for a few short weeks out of the year, so you've got …

Recipes

17 Buildings Creatively Converted from Unexpected Spaces Photos

Nothing is more fascinating than a building with an unusual history. Transforming one unique space into another is a favorite pastime of architects, interior decorators, and designer lovers alike. It gives them the opportunity to preserve the structure’s character while still giving it their own …

2016 Olympics: The Most Stylish Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Rio Olympics<p>At the Olympics Opening Ceremony, after a very thorough recounting of Brazilian history and a brief appearance from Gisele while “The Girl from Ipanema” played, out came the athletes competing in this year’s games wearing their finest heritage gear. Of all the bold-color blazers, tiny …

Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics: Pictures

Jamaica

Hollywood "It Girls" Through the Years

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

DIY

The 25 most popular tourist sites in the US

But according to Swarm, Foursquare's check-in app, Americans have much more eclectic taste when exploring their backyard.<p>Using Swarm check-in data from August 1, 2015, to July 31, we determined the 25 most visited monuments and landmarks in the US.<p>From the world's largest thermometer to mere …

Lincoln Memorial

See the Futuristic Architecture of Brazil's Past

Cathedral of Brasília (framework) designed by Oscar Niemeyer.<br>Dmitri Kessel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 14<p>As all eyes turn to Rio de …

10 of the Best Movie Car Stunts Ever

Just don't try to pull any of them off at home.

Semi Truck

The Five Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the U.S.

Amenities include a vineyard and a private hiking trail<p>The five most expensive properties currently available for sale in the U.S. range from a …

Real Estate

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Bedside Shelves with Drawers

The key to living in a small space is thinking vertically, using available wall space to add to your square footage and keep floors uncluttered. Take …

Furniture

A Study in Stone: The Renaissance of a Medieval Castle Garden in Catalonia

Along the coastline about an hour and a half’s drive north of Barcelona lies the medieval town of Peratallada, where most everything including the …

Landscaping

5 Dreamy Bedrooms for the Girl Who Just Wants to Sleep In

Is there anything sweeter than sleeping in on the weekend? We're hard-pressed to think of something better. Because let's face it: Decent shut-eye …