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Soup Recipes Simmering With Chicken, Potato, Veggies And More

It doesn't matter how many bowls of chicken noodle soup you've eaten ... the next time you come down with a cold it's going to be exactly what you need. And the number of times you've had tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner will not stop you from craving it on that next rainy, autumn evening. …

Florence tomb opened in quest to find 'Mona Lisa'

<b>Scientists in the Italian city of Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.</b><p>The tomb contains the family of Lisa Gherardini, a silk merchant's wife who is believed to have sat for the artist.<p>It is hoped DNA will help to identify …

Easy Decluttering Solutions from the Experts

Organize your home with these top tips.<p>Find out how to get rid of clutter in your home with these top organizing tips.

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

<b>First Place Winner: Dig Me River</b><p>It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Out of more than 15,500 entries, this year's first place winner is Wagner Araujo for this energetic black and white shot of the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and …

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This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Inside the Curl: Surfing's Surprising History

From Thomas Jefferson to drug kingpins, surfing has influenced generations.<p><b>What happens when two middle-aged surfers paddle into the lineup at a world-famous California surf break?</b><p><b>When the two surfers in question are serious science historians at preeminent California universities, the result is a</b> …

Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

Inside the Extravagant Wedding of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas

Wedding of the year? In a V.F. exclusive, social-media baron Sean Parker and singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas traded vows amid towering redwoods.<p>Photographed by Christian Oth and Mark Seliger, the must-be-seen-to-be-believed lush images—appearing here for the first time—show nuptials guests like …

Extreme close-up shows you how a mosquito really bites your flesh and sucks your blood

Look at that proboscis go!<p>Usually, being bitten by a mosquito is an event that conjures up swear words and frantic itching, but more advanced souls might turn their thoughts to what exactly happens when the insect manages to get under your skin. Thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur …

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Welcome to the third installment of #ArtThursday! Today we make our way to National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, home of "The Awakening." This dramatic sculpture, created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., is made of five separate pieces to give the impression of a giant struggling to free himself from the earth. The tallest piece of the aluminum sculpture is the arm, which extends 17 feet (5.2 meters) into the air. To see more photos of "The Awakening," tap the blue location link above. Photo by @heyterri.

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Obama Opposes Olympics Boycott

"Nobody is more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation than you've been seeing in Russia," Obama says. He says he would rather see gay athletes win medals at the Sochi Olympics.

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America's Best Food Crawls: From L.A. to Buffalo

We've all been there. Hungry in a strange city and all you want is some good, homemade, local grub. Well, skip the chains and fast food and explore the culinary treats America has to offer with a food crawl! Here are five of our favorites:<p>1. <b>Taco Crawl</b> - Los Angeles, California<p>California's known as …

10 Reasons Why People Fall in Love With San Miguel de Allende

<b>Magical San Miguel de Allende</b><p>Located in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende has no beaches or blue waters like the Mexican resorts of Cancun, Cozumel, or Los Cabos. And it isn't easy to get to directly from many U.S. or Canadian cities. You might have to book a connecting flight in Houston or …

American Legend: Coast to Coast by Train

You don’t really know a train until you’ve slept on one.<p>And I don’t mean a half-hour doze between Philly and Baltimore but the real deal: a bunk in a berth, a sliding door with a latch lock, and those WWII-style knobs to turn off your reading light.<p>And when you’ve really settled into a train that’s …