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June 2015

The 5 Best Fruit-Infused Vodkas

These innovative vodkas prove that a tasteful infusion can help elevate the spirit to its full potential.<p>While purists may scoff at the idea of any additional ingredients in their bottle, these innovative vodkas prove that a tasteful infusion can help elevate the spirit to its full potential. If …

Flavors

The Controversial 3-2-1 Method for Ribs

The process gives you meat so tender it virtually slides off the bone.<p>Barbecue controversy alert! Are you familiar with the popular 3-2-1 method for cooking ribs? I first encountered the technique researching my book <i>Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs</i>. (Competition barbecuers sometimes call it the "Texas …

Hall of Fame

What Exactly Are Bitters, Anyway?

If you don't know what bitters are, you're not alone.<p>We spend a lot of time pretending to know what we're talking about when we're ordering cocktails. We feel comfortable saying this out loud, because we know you do it, too. No shame necessary. Cocktails are confusing and mixologists (not …

Bitters

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in …

Costa Rica

Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world is closer to doomsday.<p>That's the message from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which moved its iconic Doomsday Clock up two minutes on Thursday. The clock now stands at three minutes to midnight, the "latest" it's been since 1984, when the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet …

Doomsday

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can't escape Disney's phenomenon "Frozen."<p>It is the highest-grossing animated film of all time and one of Disney's top franchises. It was the most downloaded movie from Apple in 2014, and kids everywhere are still singing the movie's anthem, "Let It Go."<p>Heck, it's now probably stuck in …

'Stephen Colbert' - is this goodbye? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Stephen Colbert will take over "The Late Show" upon the retirement of David Letterman in 2015. Colbert's rise includes a number of notable moments.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Funnyman Stephen Colbert<p>Funnyman Stephen Colbert<p>Funnyman Stephen Colbert<p>Funnyman Stephen Colbert<p>Funnyman Stephen Colbert<p>Funnyman Stephen …

Top 10 U.S. companies to work for

What makes a company great to work for?<p>Good pay and benefits don't hurt. But when it comes down to it, employees said it's office culture and great colleagues that make these companies satisfying places to work.<p>Glassdoor asked people about the pros and cons of their employers, and had them rate …

3 Things You Can Do to End Police Killings and Fix the Criminal Justice System

We're doing a lot of talking. That's good. Now let's make them accountable.<p>Since the shooting of Mike Brown, more than 14 black teens have been killed by the police, including 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a boy in Cleveland, Ohio who was murdered less than two seconds after police arrived at a …

Planet Politics: America's Bloody Conscience

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen years ago, Sen. John McCain took his wife and son with him back to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he had spent six years as a suffering and tortured prisoner of war.<p>The family stood together in the small concrete cell in which he had lived -- barely -- with broken bones yet unbroken …

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

Learn how to properly store your groceries to keep food flavorful, save money on groceries, and reduce food waste.<p>If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf …

University of California

What's Next for Marijuana Legalization?

In the wake of the big election victories on November 4, many people are asking, "What's next for the push to legalize marijuana in the United States?"<p>It generally falls into four buckets:<p><b>1. Legalizing Marijuana for Adults in 11 More States and D.C.</b><p>Measures to regulate marijuana like alcohol have …

10 Things Solo Travel Taught Me About Relationships

I took this trip because of a perpetual heartache I felt, a lack of connectivity with myself and with the world. I needed to step out of my comfort zone and decided to do that halfway across the world. And there is where I found a tribe of individuals who felt exactly the same way.<p>This summer, my …

Solo Travel

Naughty and Nice: Krampusnacht

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By Jenn Pocock</i><p>It’s Christmastime on H Street in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C.<p>Bells are jingling.<p>A man in a Santa suit marches down the sidewalk blurting Christmas carols on a sousaphone.<p>Snarling demons with glowing eyes paw at shop windows, beckoning to children …

Engineer Reimagines Solar Energy With Stick-On Panels

In Xiaolin Zheng's version of the future, installing solar panels could be as simple as applying a sticker.<p><i>Editor's Note: Xiaolin Zheng is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and</i> …

GOP: Thanks for Electing Us, and Screw You

With the midterms behind them and some significant wins for conservatives, Congress wasted no time last week in doing what they do best -- screwing America's middle class and working poor.<p>Every year Congress ritualistically renews a package of "temporary" tax breaks for corporations in a process …

Taxes

5 of the World's Weirdest Nudity Laws

But did you know that in Singapore you can't be naked in your own home?!?! Or that until the early 19th century, the country was (possibly) governed by Nevernudes? You didn't, did you? Yes, turns out there are still a lot of weird nudity laws like Singapore's on the books, all around the world.<p>By: …

New York City

These over-the-top home customizations will bring down your real estate value

Backyard water parks. Hedges shaped like animals. A six-person Jacuzzi bath with mood lighting.<p>When it comes to adding value to a high-end home, an amenity with a large price tag doesn't guarantee a return on investment. Sometimes, a customized modification can actually reduce a home's value.<p>But …

American hostage pleads for life in Yemen al Qaeda video

More than a week after a raid on an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen to free hostages, an American captive, who was not rescued, appears in a video, begging into the camera for his life.<p>In the recording recently posted by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as AQAP, the terror group threatens …

Why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify ourselves?

So far this year, hackers have stolen more than 6.5 million Social Security numbers, CNNMoney has found.<p>That's the absolute bare minimum. It's likely much more than that.<p>Getting at the exact number of stolen SSNs is difficult. No single organization or government agency tallies the number. To …

Zynga founder went from FarmVille to the pot business

If you ever played FarmVille on Facebook, you have Tom Bollich to thank. But these days the visionary gamer is working in a new pasture: legalized marijuana.<p>"I enjoy new industries. You're able to come in, help shape it and set the groundwork before a lot of the major players come in," said …

Egyptian terrorists are linked to ISIS, YouTube message says

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> ISIS has a new residency in Egypt, according to a YouTube message posted Sunday.<p>In the audio message, the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or ABM, allegedly announces its allegiance to ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.<p>The roughly 10-minute clip blames tyrants …

Medical Marijuana Is Going to Be Big Business... Shortly

There are currently only seven people in the U.S. that can legally use marijuana under federal law, and they all receive cannabis cigarettes direct from the Federal government.<p>Those seven are the benefactors of a lawsuit filed by Robert Randall in 1978 when he sued the Federal government a second …

Questions abound over fate of ISIS leader

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's enemy No. 1 in the fight against ISIS. But after waves of airstrikes by both Iraq and U.S.-led coalition forces, questions abound over whether the terror group's leader was hit.<p>Iraq's Ministry of Interior said the Iraqi air force wounded ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and killed a …

Demand Representation From the Reds

It’s the redding of America. Republicans spilled Democratic candidate blood across the country last week.<p>Scarlet covers the map. Republicans took governorships in traditionally blue states. They won U.S. Senate seats in purple states. And they secured majorities in both houses of legislatures in 29 …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

Of Fjords, Pilgrimages and Holy Frying Pans: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 22

Boy, they've got the religiosities real bad here in Quebec. Having arrived in Chicoutimi safe, if not sound, after midnight, Yours Truly is now on a bus and boat tour of Saguenay fjord, and I've just come upon a whole rustic alley of Holy Families with Baby Jesuses in cribs or Mama's arms, sculpted …

Quebec

Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social …