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Starbucks Bouncer Video 'Are You On The List' Totally Nails It

"You know what's annoying? Bouncers that won't let you in because you're not on the list. You know what else is annoying? When you can't get your morning coffee." So begins writer Jena Kingsley's video "Are You On The List? Starbucks Prank." Even though it's a joke, the hilarious video isn't all …

5 Next-Level Sammies You Gotta Try

Goodbye, crustless P.B.&J. <b>Au revoir, honey-baked ham and swiss</b>. It's about time somebody took lunch to the next level.<p>Today, five of L.A.'s top …

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A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Bacon + Brie Potato Tart

Leave it to the French to make a giant cheese and bacon hash brown sophisticated, but that's exactly what's going on with this tres chic tart. The grated potato crisps up beautifully, the brie adds a bit of richness, the bacon adds... bacon, and the mesclun green salad cuts through the whole thing …

The Beer Battered Fish Tacos Recipe That Has Us Drooling at Our Desks, and More Lunchtime Links

You've never had fish tacos quite like this before! Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is imagined this creative spin on tacos, made with mango salsa, …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

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Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

9 Things Every First-Time Visitor To Las Vegas Should Know

Before last weekend, I was a Las Vegas virgin.<p>I had never walked the Strip, taken a ride on the New York New York roller coaster, or even gambled. The only things I knew about Vegas were what I had seen on TV.<p>I ended up having a blast — it's impossible not to in Sin City. But there were quite a few …

The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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10 Reasons To Visit Napa This Winter

Dormant vines and an ongoing drought rendered the Napa Valley countryside a bleak brown as winter 2014 dawned, but with new ventures sprouting up all over Napa, the wine region's largest city, the mood downtown has been perky--almost springlike. Three local chefs debuted fresh projects, the old …

Travel Apps Cheat Sheet: How to Get the Best Hotel Room and Scratch 'N' Sniff From Your Phone

Unless you are a supermodel, chances are you'll travel to destinations beyond New York, LA, London and Milan. Yet most travel apps focus only on mega-metropolises. But what if you are like the rest of us who have meetings in Madison, weddings in Wichita and family in Fayetteville? These locales …

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Don't Date a Guy Who Doesn't Travel

I have been traveling on and off since my late teens. And I recently came across an article about why it is a bad idea to date girls who travel. Ouch! Apparently, it has gone viral and been translated into six languages because it resonates with so many. And as I read it, I find myself …

Road Trip: Los Angeles

Explore the back roads and ocean drives of Los Angeles and beyond.<p>Los Angeles is far too sprawling a metropolis to visit like a traditional city, and its notorious traffic can make even short distances seem oceans apart. (Remember “Carmageddon”? Last July, a planned weekend shutdown of a ten-mile …

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Saipan Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headquarters back in D.C., the conversation would begin like this.<p>"I'm calling from Saipan. Yes, we have an office there. Because it's part of …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

The Fate Of Paul Walker's Fast & Furious Character & More L.A. Buzz

Photo: Rex USA.<p>From <i>Fast and Furious 7</i> news to a huge L.A. shout out on the cover of <i>GQ</i>, we've rounded up five stories that got our town buzzing this …

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How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

Everyone gripes about economy-class air travel, and sometimes with good reason. But here are ten strategies to fly in a bit more comfort.<p><b>1. Don't fall for the "only premium economy seats are available" ploy.</b><p>So you booked a fare on American, Delta, United or some other airline that has economy as …

10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Getting On a Plane

Earning miles in the air is very straight forward. Get on the plane and earn one frequent flyer mile for every mile flown in the air. Although elite flyers may earn a mileage bonus for every mile flown, there are much better ways to earn miles on the ground.<p>We talked to long-time travel hacker, …

Funny Flowchart to Help You Decide When & If You Should Take a Photo

What goes through your head before you release your camera’s shutter? Or before you post one of your photos online? Are you convinced your images is …

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

My New Years Resolutions: Simple Enough to Stick to, Helpful Enough to be Beneficial

New Year’s resolutions can be very bittersweet. Everybody loves the sweet sensation of starting off a new year fresh, cleaned of your bad habits and …

California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

Some 60 years ago the Golden State saw a golden era for surfing and climbing. Offering a spot-on retrospective look at the period of innovation spanning from 1948 to late 1958, newly published "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties" is full of epic imagery and insightful words by the likes …

Snapchat to offer security fix in the wake of leaked user data

Snapchat said today it would alter its app to make it harder for malicious users to collect and leak millions of usernames connected to phone numbers. The move comes after a group calling itself SnapchatDB rang in the New Year by leaking 4.6 million partially redacted phone numbers, in a stunt they …

W.H. faces tough contraception fight

As a new round of religion-based challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care law head to the Supreme Court, advocates on both sides of the issue say the administration’s arguments are likely facing a chilly reception.<p>On Friday, the Obama administration urged the court to reject a plea from …

One Family's Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …