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How to Solve Tricky Airline Customer Service Situations

As any frequent flyer knows, an unexpected delay or detour can spoil travel plans. From being stalled in a foreign city because of a snowstorm to getting stranded at the airport due to a mechanical issue, there are some disruptions that are beyond our control. But for those of us planning to fly …

Martha's Flower-Arranging Secrets

Celebrate big, billowing flowers with an exuberant large-scale arrangement. This display showcases the unrestrained beauty of hydrangeas. An armful of the flowers overflows a generous glazed-iron urn-shaped vase in an effortlessly elegant way. Tendrils of clematis winding through the blooms …

Landscaping

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie

<i>Recipe by Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar New York New York</i><p><b>Anyone who has taken a bite of this Milk Bar best seller immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop.</b><p><b>CRACK PIE</b><p>Servings: 10 to …

Baking

Homemade Croissants

<i>Every other Friday, we'll be sharing dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because weekends are the sweetest part of the week.</i><p><i>Today: Yossy shows us how to make perfectly flaky croissants at home.</i><p>There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I …

What Makes Some People Exceptional and Others Just Accomplished?

<b>It's All About the Power of Your Story:</b> First off, let me say this isn't one of those step-by-step instructional books that ubiquitously litter our bookstores, airport newsstands or libraries. On the contrary, what I am going to do in this blog is simply suggest a pathway to being exceptional, not …

How to Make Texas-Style Smoked Brisket in a Gas Grill

Making a real Texas-style smoked brisket will take all day, but it's eminently doable (even in a gas grill), and you can demand everyone call you "pitmaster"<p>In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant …

Salted Caramel Fried Croissant Poppers - American Cupcake Life

Salted Caramel Fried Croissant Poppers<p>Yield: 9 Fried Croissants<p>Ingredients<p>Fried Croissants<p>1 can of croissant dough<p>Cinnabon Sprinkles (or 1/2 cup …

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

I shared this recipe with you a couple of weeks ago in stripped-down, printable form, but I’m just now getting around to doing the step-by-step for …

Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Well when life gives you cinnamon rolls, make cinnamon roll waffles. MORE+ LESS-<p>By Girl Versus Dough<p>…

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Fried Chicken and Coleslaw Sandwiches Recipe

Brined, fried chicken thighs in soft toasted buns with cole slaw.<p><b>Note:</b> If desired, replace brine in step 1 with 3 cups of Kosher dill pickle juice. Proceed as directed.<p><b>Read more: Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Coleslaw</b><p>IngredientsKosher saltSugar8 boneless skinless chicken thighs2 tablespoon freshly …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Airbnb and income tax: Yes, you do need to tell the IRS about your rental income.

<i>This post previously appeared on</i> <i>Business Insider</i><i>.</i><p>By Mandi Woodruff<p>Advertisement<p>With sites like AirBnB and Craigslist, it's easier than ever to turn …

Dear ABC News Fixer: Bill Me Later Mystery

<b>Dear ABC News Fixer:</b> I charged several things on my Bill Me Later account; I believe it was late in 2012. I immediately paid the bills when I …

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