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How to make the perfect moist chocolate cake

Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of cookbooks are released. Beautifully bound, rarely do these tomes truly aim to teach. But now a new book in …

Norway Is Named World's Happiest Country as U.S. Gets Sadder

WASHINGTON — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community.<p>A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.<p>Norway vaulted to the top slot in the …

8 tricks for sleeping on a plane, according to a sleep specialist

Whether you're jetting from coast-to-coast or around the world, jet lag is a downright drag. A little background on the traveler's worst enemy: <b>"Jet lag occurs when we experience a desynchronization between our internal body clock and the external time clock of our destination,"</b> explained Natalie …

Sleep

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

National Parks

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans well.<p>Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and …

Dessert

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

TV shows

Where to Go (and Not to Go) in Mexico

Avoid the tourist traps and take our advice to find the off-the-beaten path ways to vacation in Mexico.<p>No country in the world (not even Kazakhstan) is more misunderstood than the land across the Rio Grande. (We don't even blame Trump.) For whatever reason, gringos always seem to visit only the …

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Russian Man Performs the Star Wars ‘Imperial March’ Theme Song With a Coffee Stirrer

Russian man Deita Meira performs a caffeinated cover of John Williams‘ iconic “The Imperial March” theme song from <i>Star Wars</i> with nothing other than a …

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

A wildly popular Japanese chain where diners eat alone in silent meditation opened its first US location

If you were eating at an Ichiran restaurant right now, you wouldn’t be reading this article. You also wouldn’t be chatting with a companion or multitasking. What you’d do is slurp noodles in solitude at a solo booth.<p>The chain of minimalist ramen shops that impose a Zen approach on diners is hugely …

Food & Dining

The secret to truly understanding China

The big picture isn’t always the most revealing one. Sometimes you learn more by concentrating on the small things.<p>So it is with Rob Schmitz's Street of Eternal Happiness (John Murray, £20), in which an American reporter, charged with explaining the Chinese economy, talks to the people along his …

Flight Deal: U.S. to Japan for $500 (During Cherry Blossom Season!)

Four airlines have put fares to Tokyo on sale from Los Angeles, with tickets at half the average price.<p>Thanks to sales on four airlines—ANA, United, Singapore Airlines, and Air China—flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo are available for round-trip prices from $489 (including taxes and fees). Feel …

Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all. Here are the facts.

Although it’s been more than five years since coconut oil began its meteoric rise in the U.S. marketplace, the confusion about it has not waned a bit. “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my desktop — not surprising given that you could …

Nutrition

Summer activity breaks in Norway, Denmark and Sweden: readers’ tips

Scandinavia’s great outdoors offers scenery on a gigantic scale, perfect for getting lost in on foot, two wheels or boat. Here are 10 of the best trips from our intrepid readers<p>Take the scenic 2½-hour train journey from Bergen to Finse, the highest railway station in Norway (1,222 metres), which is …

European Travel

This Map Shows You the Best Road Trip Route Between National Parks

If you like the outdoors, a road trip between several national parks is perfect for a long weekend or vacation. This map plots the best route between …

National Parks

Joe's Guide to Acadia National Park - Welcome!

WELCOME TO JOE'S GUIDE TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK!<p>Located along the rugged coastline of Maine, Acadia National Park is home to the most inspiring and …

Impressions of Japan: Amami Oshima

It’s Monday morning and I’m on the road again. In the rush to the airport, my mental map of Tokyo vanishes into thin air. I’m lost in the crowd, when …

Mangroves

7 delicious foods you have to try in South London

Brunching on a full English at Ben’s Canteen.<p>Don’t forget to pair it with a banana and peanut butter milkshake to wash everything down.<p>A big bowl of …

The Wine Guide For People Who Can Never Remember Anything About Wine

<i>Caldera is the newest bottle from Bellus Wines, with a label designed by Cherry Bombe creative director Claudia Wu. A portion of its sales benefit the environmental nonprofit Earth Justice.(Photo: Chad Silver)</i><p><i>By Jordan Salcito as told to Catie L'Heureux</i><p>Choosing which wine to buy for a party depends …

11 Holiday Cookies That Make Great Gifts

Avoid the crowds at the mall this holiday season -- the very best gifts come from your own kitchen. These cookies are all guaranteed to make your friends, neighbors and teachers smile. The only challenge will be keeping yourself and your family from gobbling them up straight out of the oven!<p><b>1.</b> …

Dessert

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

50,000 people are already on the wait list to get this year's hottest snow boots — here's why everyone's obsessed with them

The popular heritage boot from outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is already sold out, and more than 50,000 people are on the wait list, according to The Boston Globe.<p>The waiting list started back in September and has only grown since then.<p>"It just keeps coming," Diane Lavallee, a bootsticher at the …

L.L.Bean

Brangelina Are Just Like You According to Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have not been super active in recent years in their respective careers; having 20,000 kids might not help the situation either, but they seemed to be an idyllic Hollywood celebrity dream couple. Two beautiful people in love must mean that their relationship is beautiful …

21 Free Things to Do in NYC

New York consistently ranks among the most expensive cities in the U.S., and while many of us who call the city home have become blasé about shelling …

Coney Island

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos On NYT Exposé: “I Don’t Recognize This Amazon”

Over the weekend, the <i>New York Times</i> published a deep dive into working practices at Amazon, alleging that many of the company’s current and former employees “tried to reconcile the sometimes-punishing aspects of their workplace with what many called its thrilling power to create.” One former …

11 Pasta Sauces That Hold the Tomatoes

<i>Header image: Basic Garlicky Spaghetti from CHOW</i>Dear marinara,We promise there's nothing wrong with you. You're there for us when we need you most: …

The Best Movies To Watch on Netflix in August

It's a new month and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best below, then check out the 16 best fashion films on Netflix.<p><b>1) Enemy at the Gates (2001), available August 1</b><p>Red Army sharpshooter Vassili (Jude Law) becomes a target of the Nazis after his …

9 Great Slow Cooker Jams, Preserves, and Condiments

The crockpot just might be the perfect cooking appliance for ketchups, jams, fruit butters, and other cooked-down things. These are all things best …