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America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.<p>09.02.13 4:45 AM ET

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

America's best North-South roads

Go west, young man! This historic cliché still resonates when it comes to road trips. But whether it's bombing to the Bay Area along the often dull-as-dirt I-80 or trying to find traces of iconic Route 66 amid a tangle of bland Interstates, the old paradigm of thinking horizontal when planning a …

The real (and unspoken) rules of US roads

The United States is a very large place so driving cultures can be surprisingly, even hilariously diverse. Regional driving aptitude and situational awareness can range from commendable to terrifying, so stay on your toes when venturing into unfamiliar territory.<p>Knowing the local driving laws and …

The scenic route: Ireland's most picturesque drives

The Emerald Isle is renowned for its spellbinding scenery. And while state-of-the-art main roads and motorways now link its cities and towns, there are some spectacular alternatives. Turn off the main thoroughfares to discover Ireland’s most scenic stretches of asphalt with these five picturesque …

Coves, cliffs and lighthouses of Canada's epic east coast

From harbor villages where the scent of fresh chowder wafts through the air to lighthouse-studded coastlines, this winding journey takes you through the best of Canada's east coast.<p>The world's second-largest country has a massive Atlantic coastline, and the best way to tackle its awesomeness is by …

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

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Arctic Monkeys Channel Black Sabbath, Dr. Dre on New LP

Despite ruling their native U.K. for nearly a decade, the only way Arctic Monkeys have been able to play arenas in the U.S. was opening for the Black …

The Black Keys On World Cafe

Welcome to the first in our weekly <i>Vintage Cafe</i> series of interviews from the archive. Each week we are going to be re-visiting significant session with major artists. For this installment, we bring back our Black Keys session, recorded in December 2011 right before the release of <i>El Camino</i>.<p>It wasn't …

Editors’ choice: The best of the bestsellers

<b>The Cuckoo's Calling</b> <i>By Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books, $29)</i><p>A troubled private investigator, a supermodel's suspicious death, a moderately successful thriller – until it is revealed that "Robert Galbraith" is none other than that prose wizard herself, J.K. Rowling. The <i>Harry Potter</i> author has the …

If You Liked 'Divergent,' 'The Mortal Instruments' And 'The Hunger Games,' Try These Books

This is a great year for YA fans. We're getting movies for Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" and Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Not to mention, Veronica Roth's "Divergent" will follow shortly after in 2014.<p>But for those of you who have read -- and loved -- those three …

The Books That Bring The Civil Rights Movement To Life

If you've been browsing bookstores this summer, you'll probably notice there are, in some places, whole tables devoted to books about the civil rights movement. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has focused national attention on movement history and most everything related to it.<p>Here …

First Fiction 2013: What's next? - Blog Post

So, you've managed to snap up all the debut novels that float your boat so far this year. Don't worry, there are more excellent choices on the way! …

9 Of Literature's Most Beloved Heroines (IMAGES)

Our favorite female characters are universal archetypes and uniquely flawed individuals all at once. Once or twice in a generation, a brilliant author will create, almost stumble upon this kind of masterpiece, unearthing a character of such dazzling originality and truth that she will resonate with …

What we're reading Wednesday: 'The Silent Wife' - Blog Post

<b>The Silent Wife</b> by <i>A.S.A. Harrison</i><br>Viking • $16 • ISBN 9780143123231<br>published June 25, 2013<p>Like zillions of other readers last year, I devoured <i>Gone …

Writing Tips: 25 Rules For Keeping It Short And Snappy

<i>The following is an excerpt from "How To Write Short" by Roy Peter Clark [Little, Brown, $20.00]. The author explores not only tweets and statuses, but prayers and haikus, in his instructional book on snappy writing.</i><p>In his book "Write Tight," William Brohaugh has a name for this strategy: nonverbal …

Canadians keen on Trudeau’s ideas for economy, but not pot legalization: poll

Canadians are open to Justin Trudeau's economic entreaties, but are less enamoured with talk of democratic reform, a new poll suggests – while also pointing out the dangers of a proposal to legalize marijuana.<p>The poll, conducted by Ipsos-Reid for CTV, comes as Liberals hold a four-day policy …

10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now

<i>Amazed by the abundance of high-quality first-time fiction, we share our instant favorites.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i> .

9 True Crime Stories You Won't Believe

Some true crime writing gets a bad rap in the literary world. But a new collection of thirteen true crime nonfiction nonfiction narratives, "True Crime: Real-Life Stories of Abduction, Addiction, Obsession, Murder, Grave-Robbing, and More" [In Fact Books, $15.95], seeks to dispel the notion that …

10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read

You've tackled Huck Finn, "The Hunger Games," and a bit of Shakespeare, but are you ready for Marx, Derrida, and Joyce (not to mention football season and dorm food)? It's no secret that high school doesn't always adequately prepare students for college, emotionally or academically. Our solution, …