Linzy Branson

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Butterscotch Dessert Recipes That'll Make You Melt

They're even better than you think.<p>Butterscotch is a go-to topping for many ice cream lovers -- and it's easy to understand why. It's gooey, sweet buttery goodness at its best. But all too often butterscotch gets skipped over in other sweet treats. This is silly, because butterscotch is good on <i>and</i> …

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The One Bag Challenge: Packing Light Done Right

By College Tourist -- Author -- Kate Hiller, Ohio University @kmhiller<p>How to pack for multiple destinations and climates, all in just one bag.<p>I'm currently abroad for almost six weeks. During this time, I will have been to Namibia, Germany and Norway, which as one might guess all have pretty varied …

How to Fly in the Front of the Plane - on the Cheap, Maybe for Free

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Don’t kid yourself. Flying in coach is not nearly as nice as flying upfront, where there’s vastly more space, the drinks are …

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Interview: Groupon's Founder Is Trying to Reinvent the Audio City Tour

Launched in February by Groupon founder Andrew Mason, the Detour iOS app is a location-aware audio walking tour with multiple “Detours” highlighting …

Here's everything you should do before you travel abroad

Traveling abroad is exciting.<p>But in order for you to truly enjoy your trip, you have to prepare and plan ahead.<p>We've created an infographic that shows you exactly what you should be doing in the months, weeks, and days leading up to your trip.<p>Stop stressing and take a look:

Down Under Wonder: How to Do Brekkie Like an Australian

We're gathering breakfast inspiration from down under. Here's how to do brekkie like an Australian.<p></head>When <i>BA</i>'s creative director <b>Alex Grossman</b> and food director <b>Carla Music</b> traveled to Australia to research an upcoming story (stay tuned!), they solidified our staff's obsession with Australian …

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20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

21 of the Best Peanut Butter Recipes Ever

On sandwiches. In smoothies. Out of the jar. We eat peanut butter on the reg. But the one thing we need more of in our lives? Peanut-butter.<p>Here are 21 of the best peanut butter recipes ever.<p><b>No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Slice. Of. Heaven. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars</b><p>No bake. The …

Don't Touch This: Combating Travel's Riskiest Germs Zones

(Photo: Airport Security via Shutterstock)<p>In a perfect world, a magical bubble of vacation immunity would protect us all from getting a trip-ruining illness. In real life, though, we have a higher chance of getting sick while traveling than in daily life. That's because shared spaces and tight …

Attention Food Lovers: This Is Why Australia Is Your Culinary Paradise

Australia is home to more than just crocodile hunters and attractive surfers. Over the centuries, the Land of Oz has cultivated a unique and respectable culinary scene. Don’t let the vegemite fool you; Australia brings foodies an unprecedented experience by invigorating commonplace meals with fresh …

This Blow-Up Scarf Is All You Need To Nap Anywhere

Napping on the go never looked so basic-yet-good.<p>We've seen nap boxes, nap pods and nap capsules, all of which make it easier to sleep during your travels. But never have we seen a napping device you can <i>wear</i> aboard every last flight, cruise and car ride quite like this one.<p>The Sleeper Scarf may …

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

I'm really bad at packing.<p>Or rather: I'm really good at it... at least in my head.<p>The moment I have my itinerary, I start running through every minute of the trip, anticipating the essential items I'll need, the emergency supplies I should have for every likely scenario, and the right mix of …

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

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Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sound like your vegetable dream come true? Maybe so, if you're someone who's crazy for cruciferous vegetables and all the fiber and nutrients they pack in.<p>Meet Kalettes, a hybrid of the two that looks like a small head of purple kale. It arrived in …

Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

What do a pigeon and a flamingo have in common? Quite a bit, according to a reordering of the evolutionary tree of birds.<p>One of a series of studies published Thursday in <i>Science</i> is the latest step toward understanding the origins of the roughly 10,000 bird species that populate our planet.<p>"We're …

20 Tasty Rolls for Your Thanksgiving Breadbasket

Everyone knows the best part of Thanksgiving is sopping up the gravy and cranberry sauce with a soft buttered roll. But the question remains: Just what kind of roll should it be? From classic Parker House to unique popovers and, of course, some pumpkin-themed bread, we’ve rounded up 20 recipes for …

Sherlock Fans Warned to Expect 'Tragedy' in Season 4

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The History Behind Benedict Cumberbatch's The Imitation Game

The new movie <i>The Imitation</i> game is bringing fresh attention to a dark period in early 20th century, when homosexuals in the U.S. and the U.K. were …

51 Reasons You Can't Stop Eating All Day Long At Your Corporate Desk Job

1. There are 500 people in the office, chances are it's one of their birthdays. There is cake.<p>2. The CEO makes up for the 16 hours you spend hunched over under fluorescent lights by providing .<p>3. Your best friend gchats you restaurants she wants to try all day long.<p>4. The weekend will come and …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Travel isn't always what it seems. Nor is the way we react to traveling. As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?<p>I've written travel advice books, a survival guide …

Is Garlic Good for You or Bad for You?

So about that crazy garlicky pasta you ate last night. Could that actually be... good for you?<p>Garlic’s health benefits have been touted throughout history, and it’s been credited as a plague-beating, infection-fighting, fat-melting, parasite-killing, cholesterol-lowering, immune-system-boosting, …

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11 Amazing, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

Now, stop stressing. This article originally appeared on redbook.com<p>We know what you're thinking. Hacks? For Thanksgiving?<p><i>YouTube</i><p>Well, they're out there, and we've found them to help celebrate this joyous holiday. From food prep to handing out leftovers while<p>kicking the extended family out the …

As If We Needed Another Reason To Visit London

Tower Bridge celebrates its 120th birthday this year, so it's fitting that the City of London gave it a little present. Behold: the new roughly $1.5 million glass walkway. Because you can't put a price on terrifying tourists and locals alike.<p>If this doesn't make your heart stop, we don't know what …