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Salmon bisque and 15 additional soup recipes to warm you up tonight

Keep it simple tonight with a warm bowl of soup. We've compiled 16 of our favorite recipes for you from our recipe database, from a potato green chile soup with just the right amount of heat, to Manhattan clam chowder, a hearty bowl of Jalisco-style pozole or a smoky black bean stew.<p>And if you're a …

Food Preservation

The 50 Things You Must Do in Texas

Whether you were born and raised in the Lone Star State or migrated here after realizing Texas is the best damn state in the whole damn country, you …

Texas

The best national parks for springtime camping

Set up a tent and enjoy nature in America's stunning national parks as the weather warms up.<p>Now that spring is here and the days are longer, you can finally stop hibernating and <b>reconnect with nature</b>.<p>Are you itching to get out of the house already? Why not spend a few days camping in one of …

National Parks

9 Habits of People Who Never Settle for Mediocrity | Inc.com

<i>How can I stop being average? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker, and blogger, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Pack your schedule.</b><p>Most people waste a LOT of …

Quora

Incredible: Charles Schulz’s Recently Discovered Journals Reveal The Fascinating Backstory Behind ‘Peanuts’

<i>Perhaps the most beloved comic strip of all time, “Peanuts” is the singular vision of one man: Charles Schulz. Incredibly, the Schulz estate has just</i> …

Comic Strips

The Hilarious Reason Diane Lane Objected To Getting Naked For Judge Dredd

Getting naked and baring it all in a movie can be a harrowing experience for an actor, and performers have a variety of reasons for keeping their …

Meet Noodle, The Adorable Labrador Puppy Saved From Drowning By Sailors

Like Marley and Me only better. And at sea.

Cute

Lincoln’s Successor Problem

The 16th president picked a No. 2 who could win an election—not heal a divided country.<p>On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, much has and will be said about the 16th president’s historic tenure and its untimely end. But while Lincoln’s legacy of ending the abomination of …

South Carolina

Cops are routinely using this secret cell phone tracking tool

Big federal agencies with ominous-sounding three-letter acronyms aren't the only ones that spy on your activities -- your local police might be doing it, too. Take for instance, the police department of Erie County, New York, which was recently caught using stingray devices in at least 47 instances …

Unlocking the Mystery of Custer's Last Stand

On the afternoon of June 25, 1876, on high bluffs above the Little Big Horn River, Col. George Armstrong Custer halted the 7th Cavalry and dictated an order. <i>"Benteen. Come On. Big Village. Be Quick. Bring Packs. P.S. Bring Packs."</i><p>The order was scribbled and handed to trumpeter John Martin, who …

29 Dad Jokes That Are So Bad They're Actually Good

Why can't you hear a pterodactyl use the bathroom? Because the "p" is silent.

Touching Photos of a Family’s Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom‘s family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the …

You’ve NEVER Seen Peeps like These Before

Since 2007, The Washington Post has been hosting a little event called the Peeps Show — get your head out of the gutter, peep-le! We’re talking candy here. The rules are simple: Be creative and make a diorama using Peeps. With everything from pop culture references to historical depictions, these …

Explore America's National Parks

Bra Fitting 101 For Women With Small Busts

Every woman knows that having great bras is important; it's a necessity, not a want, and one that can be a bit costly these days. When choosing a great bra quality should be at the top of the list, but we all love to look and feel sexy. Who knows when we may need to "suddenly" toss our shirts off, …

People Are Seriously Freaking Out About The Eclipse, Supermoon and Equinox

In case you haven’t heard, there will be three celestial events on Friday, March 20: the vernal equinox, a supermoon and a solar eclipse.<p>But not everyone’s at ease about the unusual confluence of these events -- and the solar eclipse, in particular, is generating quite a lot of buzz.<p>Need proof? …

Can Treating Low-Wage Workers Well Become The Hot New Business Strategy?

Aetna, Gap, Starbucks–even Walmart–are making moves to pay and treat their employees better. Are we seeing the start of an age of friendlier big business, or is it all just PR?<p>In the auditorium of a drab office building Jacksonville, Florida, almost 200 employees of the health insurer Aetna …

Income Inequality

Top Shots Yosemite National Park

1 Share<p>Share Email Comments<p>Todd Rightsell shares his list of top shots, top hikes, top drives, top campgrounds, and more top recommendations for …

This beehive raised $5.6 million -- and that might not be a good thing

Beekeeping has exploded in popularity as the farm-to-table movement has swept the country, with people looking to not only grow their food but also make their own honey.<p>Problem is, harvesting a hive takes some serious know-how, heavy equipment and maybe a few bee stings.<p>A new product could …

Insects

How to Get Started with Outdoor Adventure Gear on the Cheap

I think we can all agree: a weekend spent outside is good for the soul. Whether the forest, desert, mountains, or beaches, spending a couple of days …

Camping

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

10 Harsh Realities of Family Travel

Traveling with your kids for long, extended periods -- three or more weeks -- isn't always happiness, laughter, and smiles. The experience can wear you down, push you to the brink of blowing up in anger and frustration, and eliminate any shred of patience you might have had with your spouse or your …

What to Know About Daylight Saving Time

It’s time to spring forward. On Sunday at 2 a.m., the clock will move forward an hour. Yes, that means you’ll lose one hour of sleep, but it also …

Domestic violence advert stirs up storm in South Africa

An image of a battered woman in a tight-fitting gold-and-white dress has caused a social media storm in South Africa and around the world.<p>The picture was published in local newspapers on Friday as part of a Salvation Army campaign highlighting the scourge of the abuse of women in South Africa.<p>The …

South Africa

Flashback: Watch Johnny Cash 'Get Rhythm' in Early TV Appearance

Had Johnny Cash lived past the age of 71, he would've turned 83 today.<p>Related<p>Read an Excerpt of Johnny Cash Love Letter to Wife June<p>"You still …

Country Music

The World's Best Cruise Ships for 2015

The winners of the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based solely on member reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.<p>Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream was named Best Large Ship; this is the third year in a row a Disney ship …

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

Experts are blaming this guy's company for the Lenovo Superfish debacle

Superfish basically broke the security on a computer in a way that allowed it to read any encrypted messages sent by the PC, like passwords or banking details. It did this by doing what experts call a man-in-the middle attack, where the software can intercept the messages.<p>Websites are supposed to …

BP says OPEC is going to make a massive comeback

The explosion of fracking in the US seemed as if it was dislodging the old oil-producing countries permanently.<p>But that is not likely, according to BP's latest long-term outlook for the energy market. BP says the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) isn't going anywhere, and it will …