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Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …


10 Striking Images of the Rare Yosemite "Firefall" Phenomenon

Wow.<p>For a brief window of time each February, the sun works its magic on Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park to produce what's known as a"firefall." This happens when the sun sets and hits the waterfall in such a way that it looks like flowing fire.<p>Photographer Sangeeta Dey was out in …

25+ Unpublished Photos From National Geographic Archives

A picture might be worth a thousand words but National Geographic photographs leaves us speechless. Known for their captivating daily pictures, they …


'Firefall' mesmerizing at Yosemite Park in California | CNN Travel

Pinnacles National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: January 10, 2013<br>Size: About 26,000 acres</b><p>Pinnacles—the newest U.S. national park—is a geologic wonderland of jutting volcanic spires, cliffs, and peaks located in the dense chaparral country of the Gabilan Range in west-central California. A mecca for rock climbing …

National Parks

16 Wintry Christmas Decorations Made From Twigs

Make your seasonal trimmings au natural this year with supplies from your backyard.

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

7 Out-of-This-World Candy Recipes

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

What to do about Heartbleed, a gaping security hole affecting 66 percent of the Internet (at least)

There’s a security flaw in one of the basic encryption tools used by a huge number of websites, and it probably affects you.<p>Just to be safe, you should probably change your passwords. All of them.<p><i>Update 4/9: Before you change passwords on a site, first check to see if it is vulnerable to</i> …

How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.<p>It's an extremely …


Your Twitter Password Was Safe From Heartbleed. Other Social Sites? TBD.

This is going to get worse before it gets better.<p>News of “Heartbleed,” one of the most catastrophic security vulnerabilities the Web has ever seen, broke earlier this week. In a nutshell, it’ll soon be time to change almost every website password you have.<p>Almost, but not all.<p>If you’ve got a Twitter …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

How to Organize Your Nightstand or Bedside Table