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The Most Beautiful Places in America

They don't call her America the Beautiful for nothing. The U.S. has more national parks than states (plus over 10,000 state parks), as well as plenty …

National Parks

Trump salary, other donations to support Antietam preservation

President Donald J. Trump’s salary for the first quarter of 2017 will go toward a pair of restoration and maintenance projects at Antietam National …

Here's how much it'd actually cost Daenerys to ship her 'Game of Thrones' army

<b>Warning: Contains spoilers for the first 6 seasons of</b> <i>Game of Thrones</i><b>.</b><p>So: Daenerys Targaryen is finally, <i>finally</i> on her way to Westeros. In just over a …

Google's next EU fine could be even bigger for Android violations

Google was hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion fine last month by the European Commission for breaking antitrust laws. The EU says Google demoted rivals and unfairly promoted its own services in search results related to shopping. While the fine is the largest antitrust judgement ever, an even …

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

Two weeks ago, in a remarkable move, the State Plant Board of Arkansas voted to ban the sale and use of a weedkiller called dicamba. It took that action after a wave of complaints about dicamba drifting into neighboring fields and damaging other crops, especially soybeans.<p>That ban is still waiting …

Zucchini Cornbread Recipe

"Another way to use that summer zucchini squash."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup coarsely chopped zucchini<p>1 cup milk<p>1/2 cup chopped onion<p>2 eggs<p>1/4 cup vegetable …

Kurt Sutter’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff ‘Mayans MC’ Is Being Reshot And Recast

<i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, two of the most popular and beloved television shows of the past 20 years, both got off to rocky starts. The original pilot for HBO’s biggest hit has never seen the light of day (the only note co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss received from …

US lodging association calls out online travel agencies on misleading strategies

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has launched a new Search Smarter consumer awareness campaign aimed to put a halt to what it …

Hospitality

Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day For A Year Causes 150 Mutations In Every Lung Cell, Gene-Mapping Study Reveals

That cigarette smoke — a deadly cocktail of over 70 known carcinogens — can have a deleterious effect on human health is nothing to write home about. …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

Tesla Just Solved Solar Energy’s Fugly Problem

The company’s new solar tiles are built right into your roof.<p>In California, solar energy is already huge. The state’s 15,000 megawatts of solar—the equivalent of several nuclear power plants–can provide power to over 3 million homes. But not every state has California’s sky-high energy prices or …

NSA-Hacking 'Shadow Brokers' Reveal Spy-Penetrated Networks

The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious hacker group, released a new cache of files online on Halloween morning.<p>The group claimed its latest dump reveals …

Associated Press News

At Dakota Pipeline, Protesters Questions of Surveillance and 'Jamming' Linger

There's a mysterious plane and helicopter circling over the camp at Standing Rock in North Dakota, where police and activists have been locked in a showdown over the Dakota Access oil pipeline for months.<p>It's unclear who sent the plane or its purpose — but those on the ground believe it may be …

How an attack on a company you've never heard of crushed the internet

Much of the Internet was brought to a screeching halt Friday as a cyberattack on a company many had previously never heard of brought down many of …

Jason Sudeikis impersonates Harry Connick Jr. for duet

Jason Sudeikis’ days on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> may be over, but that doesn’t mean he still isn’t doing impressions on TV.<p>On Friday, the actor stopped by …

Trump gains on Clinton despite furor over women, election comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump gained on Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half despite a string of women accusing him of unwanted sexual advances and the furor over his disputed claims that the election process is rigged, according to a Reuters/Ipsos …

77 Motivational Quotes That Will Give You Courage

It takes courage to live your life the way you want, especially when you're changing the world.<p>Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without …

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Patriotism! Puffy coats! 60 years of U.S. Olympics uniforms

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the lazy, unathletic masses, sitting on the couch and judging the Opening Ceremonies is the closest we Americans will ever get to actually competing in the Olympics.<p>The Games are a time to truly come together as a nation, to look upon our finest athletes and to say together as one:<p>"Ew. …

This crystal universe actually exists - CNN Style

Written by Amanda Sealy, CNNTokyo, Japan<p>Technology and art collide in DMM.Planets Art, one of Japan's largest art exhibitions to-date. Tokyo-based teamLab -- an artist collective made of self-described 'ultratechnologists' -- is behind the otherworldly showcase this summer.<p>The elaborate exhibition …

I was in a committed relationship with two people—and then I got pregnant.

The night I found out I was going to be a mom I sat down next to my husband Kevin, clutching the pregnancy test in one hand and holding his hand with …

The Greatest Fat Loss Tool Ever Made

The best news: You already own one!<p>There is a fat-loss machine you have access to every day. But chances are, you’re not utilizing it.<p>The tool: It’s the floor.<p>Simply getting up and down off the ground stimulates fat loss, revs your metabolism, and makes it more likely you’ll survive a zombie …

Here's How Your Taste In Music Evolves As You Age, According To Science

Exactly how does your taste in music evolve over time? Science now has the answer.<p>In your teens, you blast whatever is considered "popular" at that moment. Then, your interest in current jams falls in your 20s and early 30s before bottoming out around age 33.<p>That's according to a new study that …

Cognition

9 Rules To Follow For Perfect Grilled Chicken

Photo credit: Foodie Crush<p>Grilled chicken is a summertime staple, that, if cooked correctly, is the only thing you'll want to eat. But if you're not careful, it can end up tough and tasteless. We're here to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>There are nine essential steps to take (or not take) …

BBQ

New Game of Thrones Video Confirms a Rumored, Eye-Popping Showdown

HBO has released yet another behind-the-scenes feature leading up to next month’s premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and, like the weapons special before it, this new stunt-fighting video contains more than meets the eye. Watch closely and see if you can figure out which character’s return this new feature …

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …