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11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Alibaba’s ‘Singles Day’ rings up $9.3 billion in new record

Alibaba said it has sold $9.3 billion in goods during the Chinese e-commerce giant’s “Singles Day” promotion, an event the company concocted in 2009 …

Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole

Usually, I think to use my slow cooker in the winter, for a braise or stew or maybe some pulled pork. But I’m also finding it rather convenient in …

As Business Owners Retire and Cash Out, Minorities Step In

Guess who is most likely to sell a business today? According to a recent study by the business-for-sale marketplace, BizBuySell, 86% of those selling …

Top 10 Year-End Tax Moves to Make

April 15 is the target date for taxes, but to ensure that you pay the Internal Revenue Service the least possible amount on that date, you need to …

Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

March 3, 2014<p>Where does the time go???<p>When I first started this blog, my sweet little niece was this small.<p>And now she’s totally THIS tall.<p>I can …

Espresso Banana Bread

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Caffeine, meet banana.</i><p>I believe there may be a law of Nature that states that whenever you have a serious …

Strawberry Cheesecake

Leche Flan (Philippines Dessert) - Video Recipe

Smoky Salmon Cheese Ball

• 16 oz cream cheese, softened<br>• 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese<br>• 4-6 oz smoked salmon - shredded<br>• 6 chopped scallions<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped capers<br>• 1 …

Dulce de Leche Pudding

Milk and sugar taste like so much more when you let them simmer slowly. The gorgeous creamy amber of this pudding belies a flavor that's part butterscotch, part caramel, and completely irresistible.<p><b>Note:</b> This presentation incorporates vanilla cake crumbs in between layers of pudding. Layer your …

Jane Grigson's Celery Soup

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The secret to the most richly flavored soup isn't in how much butter you use, but when you use it.</i><p>We've all been there, trying to make a creamy soup that …

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora.

5 Reasons to Go to Lake Tahoe this Winter

Straddling California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination. But it really comes to life in the winter, as the go-to spot for winter …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

How Did Airport Food Suddenly Get So Good?

When it came to dining, airports used to be no more than shopping-mall food courts. Today, they're hubs of good local grub, from Texas BBQ to Shake Shack<p>I recently got off a flight from Dublin at JFK’s newly refurbished Terminal 4—and discovered some changes. Delta, the airline that mostly occupies …

Canada's Magical Ice Hotel Inspired by Jules Verne

Canada's Htel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring …

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski …

5 Best Old-School Ski Resorts

<i>By Christina Valhouli</i><p>There’s something wonderfully comforting about an old-school ski resort. They’re not hip, they’re not cool, and that is …