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19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Life in Japan — An 18-part look inside Japan’s game industry

"Ever since I was a child I've loved Godzilla and Ultraman and fantasy monsters too."<p>"[The controversy] wasn't a surprise at all ... I wanted that attention from the media."<p>"I'd want to have a disclaimer ... 'Not for casual users. Only for hardcore gamers.'"<p>"I think we need to [find a killer app] …

18 Weird and Crazy Facts About Germany

<i>By Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Germany has a reputation for being a straight-laced, by-the-books country -- but plenty of weirdness bubbles just below the surface. Honestly, "Sprockets" isn't that far-fetched. As it turns out, there's more than enough weird and wacky going down between the …

Europe

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Alternative Medicine

Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell Review

Johnny's Inferno<p>Where some games portray Hell as a place of eternal torment, Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell’s vision of the Inferno is almost as …

Saints Row

These Are the Funniest Memes From the State of the Union

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Memes

7 slow-cooker recipes for your Super Bowl line-up

The most important tool for a successful Super Bowl feast? (Hint: It's not a beer cozy or a pair of stretchy pants — though those might also come in handy.) We're talking about a slow cooker, that wondrous appliance that lets you produce warm, tasty dishes with minimal effort.<p>If you're hosting a …

Cooking

Disney Builds An Adorable Robot To Etch Massive Pictures Onto The Beach

Look — I love my job. But <i>damn</i> do the folks at Disney’s research labs have a fun looking gig.<p>We’ve seen them build systems that let them 3D print impossible spinning tops, software to turn 3D models into massive parade balloons, and solutions for doing motion capture outdoors with nothing but a few …

Walt Disney Company

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

14 DIY Versions of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

Breakfast

N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death - CNN.com

<b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.<p>They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a …

14 Most Powerful Fashion Families

Blame it on good DNAthese are the fashion empires that keep it in the family.<p>Blame it on good DNA—these are the fashion empires that keep it in the family.

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

6 Foods That Are Totally Lying To You About Where They Come From

While most people know that the hamburger prototype hails from Germany, and that Italians weren't first to the concept of pizza, there are some more foods that you have been thinking are from certain countries when they're really <i>not</i>. Behold, seven foods that have been fooling you this whole time.<p><b>1.</b> …

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

The Evolution of The Naked Dress

The World of Garlic

There are two main types of garlic: softneck and hardneck. <b>Softneck garlics,</b> with their spongy central stalks, are further subcategorized. <b>Artichokes</b>, …

The 17 Best-Kept Secret Celebrity Weddings

Our favorite celebrity couples who kept their big days private.<p>While some celebrities turn their nuptials into star-spangled public spectacles, more and more duos are opting for secret ceremonies. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy were the latest couple to keep mum on matrimony, but here are the …

Oscar de la Renta

The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Derek Springsteen</i><p>There are things in America that you can find no matter where you are. The kindness of strangers. A building with Donald Trump's name on it. Good pizza. We like to think that somewhere, in each state, there's a truly sublime pie, and to prove that point, …

Italy

The Most Dangerous Islands In The World

Sweet summer has passed, and now, fall is leaving us as well. The temperature drops, and the snowy storms are getting ready to freeze our toes and our hearts as we long for the summer heat.<p>Thankfully, holiday season is just the time to get out and explore, go to a relaxing and rejuvenating island …

Travel

Why Turkeys Are So Much Better Roasted Upside Down

<i>By Stacy Adimando</i><p>Once you've <b>salted</b>, <b>tied</b> and <b>buttered</b> that Thanksgiving bird, you'd think the cooking part would be easy. <b>But there's just one thing that can trip you up:</b> Overcooking the breast meat (and/or undercooking the thigh meat).<p><b>It's a flaw in the design of the turkey</b>, when you think about it: …

Cooking

This Is How McDonald's McRib Patties Are Made

After this picture of a frozen McRib patty went viral last year, McDonald's basically had no choice but to embark on their current "transparency campaign" to give customers an explantation as to how their food is made. But after McDonald's released this video showing how the McRib is made, we're …

The scariest video game moments of all time – chosen by developers

What better way to celebrate Halloween than run around the GameCity festival in Nottingham asking game creators about what terrifies them?<p>Video games have always done horror. From the earliest text-based adventures to the most up-to-date action chillers, designers have used the interactive elements …

New Nintendo 3DS Hack Gives You Easy Access To Illegal Games

Nintendo's popular 3DS video game system may have a new piracy problem.<p>A video posted on YouTube on Friday, which you can see above, shows off a new cartridge that, when inserted into the 3DS handheld, lets you play illegally downloaded games with the touch of a button. It's called the Sky3DS, and …