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9 Things Some Men Are Too Afraid to Ask For in Bed

"Dominate me! Having to ask kind of defeats the purpose." —<i>Dean</i>, 27<p>"Group sex is something I think would be a crazy experience, but there's never been a partner who I would ask for that. It would take a lot of alcohol to admit." —<i>Daniel</i>, 24<p>"I wish I could just ask for a blowjob sometimes without …

3 hardcore but effective methods of saving for your travels

Most of us don’t buy into the whole “I’ll-travel-when-I-have-enough-money-to-afford-it” idea. We generally understand that putting off travel is the …

Personal Finance

How to Drive a Stick Shift | The Art of Manliness

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a …

On Depression: To Anyone Else Living in a Fog

In December, while being drinky poolside with two friends under the blanket of a sticky Panama City night, I watched Twitter collectively orgasm …

How To Completely Transform Your Outdoor Space In 6 Steps

A lifeless and deserted rooftop is transformed into the ultimate summer space. Plus, get the look with our "How To" guide.<p>Cecilia Dupire, interior designer and Principal of Cezign, transformed this lifeless roof deck into the ultimate summer space. Part of a gorgeous penthouse apartment, this …

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

Cooking

60 4th of July Recipes to Celebrate Peak Summer in America

When the Fourth of July comes around this year, you'll be ready—and you'll be equipped with the recipes we love most for Independence Day.<p>Unlike Thanksgiving, people don't plan their Fourth of July menus way in advance. It's of an on-the-fly thing that happens once you've already stocked up on 10 …

Cooking

10 Perfectly Pretty Topknots Just in Time for Summer

Okay, we’ll admit it. We have thrown our unwashed, un-brushed, knotty hair into a topknot on mornings when our alarms have gotten the better of us. Or maybe it was laziness or maybe it was our subconscious trying to tell us to pursue a childhood dream of being a ballerina. Either way, why (k)not? …

Hairstyling

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Flying Private Is More Affordable Than You Think

By Barbara S. Peterson, CNTraveler.com<p>The party at Manhattan's Intrepid aviation museum was over the top even by hedge fund standards: While some guests sampled caviar and $200-a-bottle cabernet, others took turns test-driving a Rolls-Royce. But the real attraction was jet maker Bombardier's latest …

Flying

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow Kickstarter hits $1M goal in less than a day

It would be pretty easy for actor LeVar Burton to coast through the remainder of life taking only acting gigs he likes and getting showered with adoration from Geordi La Forge fans on the Star Trek convention circuit.<p>Instead, Burton is taking the noble path by trying to launch a new Reading Rainbow …

“Tater Tots” with Spicy Mayonnaise

6 Servings<p>No disrespect to the frozen tots these are based on, but making your own is way more fun than opening a bag (and they taste better, too).<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>spicy mayonnaise<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotles in adobo<p>1 teaspoon gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)<p>¼ …

Eggs

Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

8 Servings<p>We love the combination of gently cooked and raw strawberries in this not-too-sweet version of the classic dessert.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>shortcakes<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) chilled …

Dessert

The Least Dangerous Countries for Tourists

Picture the scene: You are sipping a morning espresso contentedly watching the world go by from a street cafe in one of Europe's historic cities, say Paris or Rome or Barcelona. There is a brief commotion to you immediate left. You glance up. A couple has bumped into each other. Sharp words get …

Crime

How to Use Edible Flowers in Salads, Cocktails, and More

Farmers' markets are glowing with all kinds of edible blossoms, and ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger is here to explain how you can eat them at home<p>Normally, this is where we'd write something clever about April showers bringing May flowers, but honestly, we're so entranced by the incredible array of …

Ice Cream

6 Super-Delicious Sauces for Gnocchi

While butter and cheese make a great topping for gnocchi, there’s a plethora of ways to finish the fluffy, airy dumplings. Here, six of our favorites.<p>…

London Tops The List As Most Well-Balanced City, Beating Out Paris And New York City

In a recent study done by PriceWaterhouseCooper, London has risen to the top as the shiniest, spiffiest city in all the land. The Big Smoke has pushed New York City out of the top spot this time and we can think of a few reasons why.<p>The sights to see are top notch, it's the best city in the world …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

American Airlines

Religious Pilgrimages: 14 Of The World's Most Spiritual Destinations

Every year millions of pilgrims travel to places with unique spiritual significance in hopes of experiencing elevation, transformation and attaining a new degree of wisdom.<p>Pilgrimage destinations can be places where a religious teacher was born, a miracle or mystery took place, or where the natural …

How to Throw a Chic Southern Soirée

The Atlanta-based Danielle Rollins shares her rules for entertaining.<p>Born in Texas and calling Atlanta home, I can tell you that Southerners love their homes and even more so, they love to invite friends and family over to show them off. ('Fences are to keep animals in, not people out!', as the …

Oscar de la Renta

The 7 Best Cities for Beer

The number of local craft breweries is at an all-time high in the United States. From coast to coast (and everywhere in between), privately-owned breweries are producing delicious brews for every palate. Hoppy IPAs, robust ales, and refreshing pilsners are just some of the offerings on parade, and …

Beer

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in May

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May:</b><p>Each spring, everyday life comes to a full halt for an occasion you have to see to believe. During <b>Thrissur Pooram</b> (May 8-10), people dressed as local Hindu deities parade through …

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is one world-class destination that won't break the bank! <i>Photo courtesy of Mike Clime/Dreamstime. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Here at <i>Budget Travel</i>, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and …

Budget Travel

6 Unforgettable North American Road Trips

Nothing builds bonds in a family more than road trips. Confined to a car with your wife and kids is a perfect time to talk and really get to know them and when you get to your destination, it's time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 road trips you can take with the family today.<p>…

National Geographic Travel

Are There Any Outdoorsy Activities Near Las Vegas?

<i>A:</i><p>You might be one of those who people who doesn’t “get” Vegas. The charms of Sin City are completely lost on you, but there’s a conference at Caesar's, and your company has sent you. Or maybe it’s the location for your buddy’s bachelor party. So you reluctantly pack your bags.<p>Or perhaps you do …

Hiking

Why people believe weird things

Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer …

Weird