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Make a "Magic Number" Grid to Blow Kids' Minds

Here's a bit of old-fashioned math fun, requiring just a pen and a piece of paper. Find a kid (or a coworker with nothing better do) whose birthday …

Strawberry santas are the cute Christmas treat any novice chef can rustle up

Do you lose the will knocking up a batch of beans on toast? Do you quite often resort to crackers and cheese for dinner?<p>Then, this is the Christmas …

These are the DIY candy cane shot glasses your Christmas Baileys is crying out for

However you traditionally spend your Christmas – fighting with the family, snoozing with intermittent turkey breaks – it will no doubt involve a …

Give your gin a winter spin with this warm G&T recipe

Did someone say gin o’clock?<p>Forget hats, scarves and gloves, a warm gin and tonic is the chichest (and tastiest) way to keep warm this winter.<p>And …

11 Google search tricks you won’t know how you lived without

Everyone over the age of three knows that you can add inverted commas to make Google search for an exact phrase – but there are some tricks known …

11 different ways to drink hot booze this Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like snuggling up with a mug of something lovely and warming. Bonus points if it’s got booze in it.<p>From mulled wine and hot …

How to make the perfect gin and tonic – and there’s no lime in sight

Tear up the cocktail book and forget everything you’ve ever known – or at least you thought you knew – about gin and tonic.<p>If you’ve been squeezing …

Gin: 12 different ways to drink it

Gin! Who doesn’t like gin? It’s fantastic. You can use it to make Gin & Tonic, one of the best drinks ever invented.<p>But were you aware that there’s …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

What Happens When an Astronaut Gets Sick in Space?

Using these items can help make cooking just a little bit easier.<p>1. Tfal Optigrill, $159<p>Depending on where you live, you might not have space for a …

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11 Eat-It-All-And-It's-Free Road Trip Gems for Hungry Foodies

If you have a hearty appetite for adventure and an even heartier appetite for food, hit the road and lock horns with these eating challenges. You’ll …

iCloud security: How to stop Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photo nightmare happening to you

Following news that naked pics of Jennifer Lawrence are circulating online after her iCloud account was allegedly hacked and posted on website 4chan, …

15 Hidden Gems in New York City

<i>Brought to you by Heineken</i><p>You already know the famous museums, iconic buildings, and celebrity hotspots. The next time you find yourself with some …

A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

<b>How much do you know about Moomins, Gremlins and Gruffalos? Test your knowledge of children's literature with these 12 quick questions.</b><p><b>1.</b> Which author's first story for children was The Gremlins?<p>A) Roald Dahl<p>B) Philip Pullman<p>C) JK Rowling<p><b>2.</b> Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, Rupert Bear - which is …

Books

Voyages of a lifetime

The romance of long ocean and river voyages of history holds powerful sway over the dreams of many world travellers. But there's no need to relegate the great voyage to the realm of books and dreams – many can still be done today in classic style.<p>The following ocean and river voyages rank among the …

All-American Road Trip: 18 Stops on the Pan-American Highway

Covering almost 30,000 miles, the Pan-American Highway offers the most diverse scenery on the planet—and plenty of pit stops.<p>1. PRUDHOE BAY,</i> …

10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives

Many children seem wise beyond their years or like “old souls,” but some have said things that truly seem to hearken back to previous lives.<p>Parents …

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Parents End Mosque Field Trips Because "Pushing Tolerance" Is Bad

Thanks to the watchful stepfather of a Henderson High School student in Hendersonville, Tennessee, teachers will no longer be “pushing Islamic …

Religion

10 Variations on the Game of Thrones Theme Song

HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> has an iconic credits sequence, featuring a theme song composed by Ramin Djawadi. It's weirdly catchy and hummable—and it's an …

Game of Thrones

Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

Strange Geographies: The Salton Sea

As someone with more than a passing interest in ghost towns, abandoned buildings and the apocalypse, the Salton Sea has long been high on my …

Warm Up: 10 Cozy Spots in NYC

“I hate hazelnuts,” I said to Chef Kyle McLelland as my boyfriend Andy and I prepared to tuck into the tasting menu at Prospect in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He smiled and asked, “Can I change your mind?” Feeling gutsy, I said “Sure, why not?” Though I wasn’t born one, my extensive travels have made me …

New York Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around New York—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Ferry to Governors Island</b><br>172 acres (70 hectares) of quiet in the center of New York Harbor. "Part of the island is a national monument, with astonishing views of the skyline and …

Gigantic Louisiana sinkhole swallows dozens of trees whole – video

<b>Amateur video footage has captured the moment a gigantic sinkhole swallows dozens of tall trees in less than a minute.</b><p>The dramatic clip shows the …

3-Month-Old Indian Baby May Suffer From Spontaneous Human Combustion

A 3-month-old Indian baby has burst into flames at least four times without any obvious external cause, leading doctors to investigate the …

Physiology