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8 Celebrities Who Got Married at Home

Taking "backyard" weddings to the next level.<p>Brad and Angelina weren't the first celeb couple to say "I Do" where they reside. When it came to planning their big day, these stars opted to stay at home. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

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5 Things You Don't Have to Throw Out After All

Just because your old standbys have seen better days doesn't mean they're destined for the dumpster—and Flea Market Fabulous author Lara Spencer can …

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Farmers and scientists don't agree on climate change - Futurity

More than 50 percent of scientists believe climate change is caused by human activities. But ask a farmer and you'll get a very different answer.

Plan your great American road trip

Roadtrippers, a new trip-planning website and app, can pinpoint the country’s most majestic bypasses, plus tell you where to eat and stay along the way.<p>Somewhere in the United States, there are places waiting to be discovered this summer -- jagged mountain peaks, roadside diners with heaps of …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Glamping

Glamping is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping," glamping brings the comfort of a hotel into the …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

SNUBA Is Basically Like Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling, But Easier

If you've ever wanted to breathe like a fish underwater <i>without</i> having to learn how to SCUBA, then'll you love learning to SNUBA. It's the perfect hybrid of both snorkeling and SCUBA diving, with no difficult certification process.<p>SNUBA has been around since 1988, and an estimated six million tours …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

October in St. Pete Beach, FL

<i>This post comes from our editorial partners at Oyster.com.</i><p>Sure, people are always giving props to California for its year-round perfect weather, but …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

This Is The 'Most Dangerous Road' In The World

Daredevils are always up for something scary when they travel, whether it involves doing a handstand on a sheer cliff, going rope jumping on a Greek isle or "just" zip lining over a pit of alligators.<p>But there's something scarier than doing any of those activities, and it involves something most …

America's Most Haunted Bars

Here's one way to ensure a bar will be haunted: open it in a former morgue. That's the case with Captain Tony's Saloon in Key West, FL, also a former speakeasy, where you may find yourself sipping gin and tonic next to a grave -- or a ghost. "Ghosts tend to go to places they frequented when they …

One-ton California pumpkin weighs in as heaviest ever in North America | Reuters

(Reuters) - A one-ton pumpkin grown in Northern California has been declared the heaviest ever cultivated in North America, and an organization is arranging to fly the giant gourd to New York where it will be featured in a botanical garden.<p>The pumpkin, which was grown in Napa Valley north of San …

Exclusive: U.S. farmers seen cutting fertilizer use as crop prices slide | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines.<p>A cob of corn is seen in field during the …

The Exceptional Traveler: Exquisite, Affordable Vermont in the Fall (and Winter)

<b>"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard</b><p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p>A recent Huffington update in my inbox featured the article "This Is The Best Place To Go Leaf-Peeping." Having recently …

The Upside Of The Bitter Cold: It Kills Bugs That Kill Trees

<b>Listen · 4:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>While many of us may prefer to never again see temperatures drop below zero like they did earlier this week across the country, the deep freeze is putting warm smiles on the faces of many entomologists.<p>That's because it may have been cold enough in …

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Big harvest may hit grain prices, test high farmland values | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - With the grain harvest set to bounce back and pressure crop prices after last year’s drought, some economists have cautioned that sky-high U.S. farmland prices may be a bubble about to burst.<p>A corn stalk is seen under the noon sun at Sunburst Dairy near Belleville, Wisconsin …

Outlook for Farmland Prices, Cash Rents Into 2015

Farmland prices have increased dramatically during recent years, rising in Illinois from $3,640 per acre in 2006 to $7,700 per acre in 2014, …

Six Surprises About the State of the American Farm

By Tracie McMillan, <i>OnEarth</i><p>A few early-summer visits to the local farmers market are usually all it takes to turn us into cheerleaders for the American farm. But if you really want to know about the current state of farming in the U.S.A. (as opposed to merely knowing the current state of this …

Luke Bryan Announces Farm Tour 2014

Singer's fall tour stops in smaller towns will help send local kids to college<p>Luke Bryan will once again pay tribute to his peanut farming roots by …

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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Agriculture is a cornerstone of the Midwest economy. In some states, it may even become a right.<p>That's what unofficially happened in Missouri on Tuesday when voters approved the so-called "right to farm" in the form of an amendment to the state Constitution. (With less than a half of a percent vote …

From the archive, 9 September 1989: Organic farming gets boost in US

The ecological revolution has reached the United States government’s farm support programme: a report from the National Academy of Sciences shows that chemical fertilisers and insecticides do not necessarily result in better crop yields than organic methods.<p>The report is an endorsement of the high …

What Are Pesticides, and Why Do We Use Them on the Farm?

When people talk about using chemicals on the farm, oftentimes they use the word "pesticides." To people outside agriculture, pesticides tends to be the catch-all category for any and all chemical compound we spray on our crops. And honestly, that is far from the truth. We don't have a jug labeled …

Deere’s profit falls as farm equipment sales decline

Deere said weaker agricultural commodity prices have put pressure on the sale of farm equipment, leading the manufacturer to scale back …