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'SNL' creates fragrance for Ivanka Trump

Trump supporters say "SNL's" Ivanka perfume stinks. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on "Complicit."

Ivanka Trump

This "SNL" Parody of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" Is a Flawless Takedown of Donald Trump's Sexism

"Some guy with the weird hair."<p>Last night's episode of <i>SNL</i> went in on Donald Trump, so much so that he has since tweeted that "Alec Baldwin's portrayal stinks" as well as "Media rigging election!" Although, it wasn't Alec's Trump impression that stole the show, as much as <i>Melanianade,</i> an elaborate …

Miley Cyrus

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Shangri-La Hotel)</i><p><b>Shangri-La Hotel, Paris</b><p>Situated just across the Seine from the City of Light's beloved Eiffel Tower, the Shangri-La takes its decorative cues from France's Empire period, courtesy of interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Shown is the …

National Parks

Runtastic hides its new fitness tracker in a smartwatch

Just one month after sports apparel company Adidas acquired the popular fitnesss app Runtastic, the new pairing has already birthed a new product: a …

Wearable Tech

Insanely Cheap Off-Peak Destinations for Fall

They say good things come to those wait. So if you've been putting off planning a vacation in the hopes that fall will bring lower prices, you're in luck.<p>We've rounded up some best-bet destinations for bargain seekers in the coming months. The non-monetary bonus: Fewer crowds and a less-frenzied …

Travel

One-Bowl Baking Wonders

Those French bakers know a thing or two; this supremely simple cake uses just one bowl but produces an irresistible cake with a crisp, dense, almost shortbready texture.

10 Best-Ever Chicken Pasta Recipes

There are few more comforting things than a delicious bowl of buttery pasta. But adding in a healthy protein like chicken makes for a satisfying and …

Cooking

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

So-Easy Homemade Buttercream<p>Learning how to make frosting from scratch is worth the effort. Rich buttercream frosting adds a pretty finish and a …

Politics and Religion Should NOT Mix

Everyone I know is sick of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk, and so am I, but I want to share a couple of stories about her religion and Mr. Huckabee's, as well.<p>He's Southern Baptist and she's Apostolic/Pentecostal which is more rigid in their edicts for women and their boisterous rituals.<p>When …

Faith

How To Master The Art Of Amtrak Travel

Image: Amtrak<p>Riding the rails -- it's a beloved experience that many prefer to plane or car travel. There are no security lines and no traffic, plus the benefit of wider seats and more legroom. But among those who don't travel Amtrak regularly, it's common to hear complaints about ticket fares, the …

Trains

Five Mildly Insane Food and Drink Experiences You Can Only Have in Tokyo

I landed at Tokyo's Narita Airport last week ready to find out why so many people (13.35 million, according to last year's numbers) would want to …

Japan

11 cultural truths behind German wine

1. Because who doesn’t like “macht fröhlich”?<p>I asked an older gentleman working at the Niederwald Chairlift in Assmanhausen about his preference for …

European Travel

6 Mistakes You've Been Making With Your Flat Iron

<b>The Mistake: You Skip Heat-Protectant Spray</b><br>If you're not putting a heat-protectant spray on your hair before you use your flat iron, it's like asking for damage. (This goes for any heat-styling tool.) On clean, damp hair, spray on a heat protectant to shield your hair from hot-tool harm.<p><b>The</b> …

Seven times Kanye West dressed like a 'Final Fantasy' character

Apparently the Kanye West role-playing game, <i>Kanye Quest 3030</i>, contains an eerie hidden area involving a butterfly and a New Age cult called Ascensionism. We know, it's hard to believe that Kanye has a video game. Anyway, this secret game-within-a-game is weird, but it's certainly not surprising …

Kanye West

What Happened to My Relationship When I Spent a Month Not Going to Bed Angry

I remember once thinking this was a great romantic concept. Like, you loved each other so much that you couldn’t bear the thought of hitting the pillow with any semblance of anger resonating in your head.<p>And then, I got married and realized when it comes down to continuing to fight for hours or …

US special forces kill Isis commander and capture wife in Syria raid

White House says Abu Sayyaf killed and wife Umm Sayyaf captured Defense secretary Carter calls operation a ‘significant blow to Isis’ Pentagon spokesman tells Guardian: ‘No one’s going to Gitmo’<p>US special operations forces have killed an Islamic State commander through a dramatic and secretive raid …

National Security

Destination Washington DC-The Jefferson

<b>Destination Washington D.C. - The Jefferson by Illeana Hoffman and Steven Lapidus</b><p>After the recent visit to Vermont, the next leg of our college search for the "perfect" school for our daughter began on the New York city street of 34th street between 11th and 12th avenue.<p>We were engulfed in 100 …

Bobbleheads

7 Classic Beach Boardwalks

(photo: miggslives/Flickr)<p>Saltwater taffy, carnival rides, and old-school fun are back on the upswing in classic beach towns whose boardwalks can make you feel like you've stepped into a time machine.<p>These days, an increasing number of boardwalk towns are emerging from makeovers as fresher and more …

Myrtle Beach

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina (all photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of …

North Carolina

The 13 Quirkiest Roads You Need To See

Driving can be a little monotonous -- the same views for miles, switching lanes just for a change of scenery, constantly checking your rearview mirror to avoid highway hypnosis -- but we've found a few roads where you'll find a lot more excitement. In most cases, you'd be on the edge of your seat, …

What's Cookin' in Music City?

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sure, Nashville has earned its rep as Music City. Where else can you kick back and enjoy a family-friendly show like the Full Moon Pickin' Party, featuring country headliners plus bluegrass and roots artists in a …

Budget Travel

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

Japan

26 Cheap Things to Do, Eat and See in New Orleans

Big cities can be a drain on the wallet with pricey options for entertainment, food, and transportation, but New Orleans, Louisiana, is particularly friendly for those traveling on a budget. Sure you can drop a wad of cash in The Big Easy, but it's not necessary. Here are 26 cheap -- and free! -- …

Travel

The Friendliest & Unfriendliest Cities in the U.S.

We sure do like our clichés in the States. In our annual Readers' Choice Survey, we ask readers to rate cities on a number of factors, including "friendliness." Southern hospitality shines on that front -- in the Top 10, all but three of the cities are in the South -- while a total of five towns in …

Top 10

The Ten Best Offbeat Sites in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Most tourists come to Lancaster County, PA to get a glimpse of horse-driven buggies, bearded men and bonnet-clad women; the Amish and other Pennsylvania Dutch who still farm with ox and plow. But there's so much more to this region of PA, so the next time you visit, sure, shop for quilts and …

Travel

Staying at a Hotel? Here's How to Get an Upgrade

When people discover I've spent 10 years in the hotel business, there is one question that seems to thrust itself to the forefront, one question everyone seems to want answered. They pause, throw a quick look around, lean in a centimeter, and then ask:<p>"How do you get upgraded?"<p>I intend, in this …

Time I

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 …

Ice Cream