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Two years ago, he clung to life, fighting a mystery illness. Now he could win Olympic gold.

PARK CITY, Utah — During the 10 days he spent near death, Torin Yater-Wallace had recurring dreams he still cannot explain. In one, he flew to 10 different states, strapped to a gurney with doctors fluttering around him and cords hooked to his body, like an episode of "House," but on airplanes. In …

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Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview

U2's frontman on the state of his band, the state of the world and what he learned from almost dying<p>In 1985, shortly after U2 broke through in …

Music

Yes, you are probably descended from royalty. So is everyone else.

Excerpt: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived <i>by Adam Rutherford.</i><p>We are all special, which also means that none of us is. This is merely a numbers game. You have two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, …

Genealogy

This panoramic photo technique captures the full breadth of Italy’s incredible architecture

There’s no denying the dramatic and old-worldly beauty of Italian architecture like the Old Palace in Florence or Banchi Square in Genoa. These stunning feats of design are iconic and beloved landmarks, often acting as focal points in a city’s architectural landscape. Unsurprisingly, they’re on …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

NASA is crashing Cassini into Saturn on Friday — here's what will happen in the probe's final hours, minutes, and seconds

The end is nigh for Cassini, a spacecraft that launched in 1997 and has explored Saturn and its moons for 13 years.<p>However, scientists will squeeze every last discovery they can from the probe during its final moments.<p>NASA is destroying the nuclear-powered robot early Friday morning because it has …

Astronomy

Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

10 of the best lakeside towns and villages in Europe

Ohrid, Macedonia<p>Straddling the border between Albania and Macedonia, Ohrid sits on the lake of the same name, one of the deepest in Europe. The Church of Saint Jovan Kaneo teeters on a cliff above a harbour full of brightly coloured fishing boat, and there’s a scattering of small beaches. A few …

European Travel

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.

Over the last five years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? More than 300,000 people took the survey in 2016—see what …

Key West

Tracing American Indian Ancestry

How to Research Native American Roots<p>Whether you want to become an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, verify a family tradition that …

America's Best Small Cities to Move to Before They Get Too Popular

The best small towns to visit in America are easy to commit to for a weekend. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Main Street; all you need is …

Cranberry-Orange Scones

When I had a specialty-food store in East Hampton, NY, I learned lots of tricks for cooking and baking ahead. Every morning we made thousands of …

Breakfast

The Best Mascaras of All Time, According to 7 Celebrity Makeup Artists

Consider the following scenario: You have less than a minute until the Uber (that’s already late) arrives. After snipping off the Net-a-Porter tags, throwing on that new Proenza midi and affixing a sleek, minimal low pony, you’re faced with a split, stressful, 25-second decision: Apply lipstick, …

Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81

Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Glen Campbell has died at age 81 in a Nashville care facility after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell's death was announced in a statement from his family.<p>Campbell was an iconic performer whose career spanned half a …

Country Music

Crisp Peach Cobbler Recipe

"This recipe was inspired by one from Renee Erickson's in cookbook, 'A Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus.' It's a lot crispier than a regular cobbler, and …

​Rapha Sold to Walmart Heirs

Tom and Steuart Walton—both passionate cyclists—reportedly dropped $260 million for a stake in the brand<p>British cycling brand Rapha announced Monday that it sold a majority interest in the brand to an investment company headed by two grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton.<p>No purchase price was …

Model City: Denver Cleaned Up Its Voter Rolls and Boosted Turnout, Too

Denver, Colorado, has spent the last eight years modernizing its elections, offering a model for how a city and county successfully maintains voter rolls.<p>The city began taking steps in 2009 to make it easier for voters to cast ballots, officials to count them, and administrators to maintain …

Government

Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 8 servings<p>1 ½ cups (360 mL) water, warm<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 1 packet active dry yeast<br>• 4 ½ cups (565 g) flour<br>• 3 tablespoons oil, divided<br>• ⅔ cup (120 g) baking soda<br>• 2 eggs, beaten<br>• coarse salt<p>Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).<br>• In a bowl, mix water, salt, and sugar until …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Meyer Lemon Shortbread

It wouldn’t be a proper month of dessert recipes without something lemony, so today we’re happy to share these shortbread cookies from Samantha …

Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

Here's what you need to know about the healthcare program.<p>Medicare covers tens of millions of Americans, providing much-needed support for healthcare …

Where Does Debt Go When You Die?

Unfortunately, your debt can remain alive and well even after you’re gone. While this doesn’t necessarily mean your kids or your spouse will inherit …

“I am half agony, half hope”: Jane Austen’s most romantic love scene

When it comes to Jane Austen’s love scenes, there is the letter scene in <i>Persuasion</i>, and then there is everything else.<p><i>Persuasion</i> may not have the sparkling charm of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>or the satirical bite of <i>Emma</i>, but it is Austen’s most deeply felt, melancholy, and beautiful novel. It is the last …

The Best of 1960s Fashion

A look back at the decade that continues to influence today's style.<p>From the debut of the mini skirt to mod-inspired styles, the 1960s were known for breaking fashion traditions. With the influence of British fashion, the rise of daring hemlines and the breakout of Twiggy, there was plenty to be …

Shirtdress

The Most Influential Fashion Trends, Decade by Decade

When you think about it, in the course of human history, 100 years isn't a particularly long time. But in the course of <i>fashion</i> history, it's the …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

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