Lauren Ramdhan

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The key to keeping your flowers fresh longer will literally cost you 1 cent

There’s nothing more mood-boosting than having a bouquet of fresh flowers sitting on your kitchen table, but there’s only so much you can do to …

Bouquets

Einstein's travel diaries reveal 'shocking' xenophobia

The publication of Albert Einstein’s private diaries detailing his tour of Asia in the 1920s reveals the theoretical physicist and humanitarian icon’s racist attitudes to the people he met on his travels, particularly the Chinese.<p>Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries see the …

Albert Einstein

How to Keep Your Home Cleaner... Every Day, Forever

What if I told you there was a product that — almost like magic — worked just as hard as you do to keep your home clean and in control? Well there …

The MTA reveals the 19 best ideas for fixing the subway

Is the solution for the NYC subway finally here? In May, the MTA announced a competition to source ideas for reconstructing the garbage fire known as …

The best hot chocolate in NYC

Winter isn’t coming—the blistery, cheek-blushing chill is <i>here</i>, and there’s no better way to combat the cold than the best hot chocolate in NYC from …

These secret codes will unlock Netflix's hidden categories - and there are LOADS of them

If it takes you ages to find what you want on Netflix then this handy hint will make things a lot easier<p>Netflix has a lot of content to choose from - …

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

10 things you didn't know your Amazon Echo could do

Did you just unwrap a shiny, new Amazon Echo device? Or maybe you already have one and you’re getting a little tired just streaming endless hours of holiday music.<p>You might already know that Alexa can convert teaspoons to tablespoons, time the food you put in the oven and tell jokes you can repeat …

Smart Homes

6 ways to keep costs down on your trip to Hawaii

Hawaii may not technically be the most expensive place to travel in the US, but it’s certainly in the top ten. At the very least, it’s difficult to …

Republican senators poised to vote today on health care. What you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's time to vote.<p>Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the Senate set to vote Tuesday on the first major test for the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. It's a vote on the motion to proceed to debate and amendments on the House-passed health care bill (i.e. the …

Rand Paul

The Ultimate Map Of Things To See When Visiting Scotland

There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural …

Scotland

Cambodia Appeals to Trump to Forgive War-Era Debt

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — During the Vietnam War, the United States lent hundreds of millions of dollars to Cambodia’s flailing government to feed and clothe refugees — even as American B-52s drove many of those same people from their villages by carpet-bombing the countryside.<p>Now the United States …

Trump: US will act unilaterally on North Korea if necessary

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump has declared he would be willing to go it alone to restrain North Korea's nuclear weapons program should China fail to change the situation, saying if Beijing won't help solve it, then "we will" alone.<p>"China will either decide to help us with North Korea …

21 (Not-Boring) Chicken Breast Recipes Made for Meal Prep

There are a lot of benefits to prepping chicken meals for the week on Sunday. For one thing, you’re not dealing with raw meat more than once. Plus, …

Cooking

A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography

When I was 17, I packed up and left for my first camping trip to the Adirondack mountains. That night we walked out into a clearing and I was stunned at the huge cluster of stars sweeping across the sky. That cluster was the Milky Way. I aimed my point-and-shoot camera skyward hoping to capture …

5 Countries That Are Small Enough to See in One Day

<i>By Cynthia Drescher, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Don't have more than a few days to explore a destination? Don't worry; when it comes to the tiniest countries and territories in the world, one day is plenty time for a visit. Here's our list of 10 travel-worthy micro-countries you'll want to explore:<p><b>1. Monaco</b><p>© …

Top 20 Free Things To Do In Chicago

While it may not be known for having the same sky-high costs as London, New York City, or Tokyo, Chicago is still a big city, and spending time there can add up. Fortunately, it's possible to enjoy much of what the city has to offer without spending too much (or any!) money. From concerts and …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Basquiat, Bouillabaisse, and Vinyl: The Varied Treasures of One New York Neighborhood

<i>To coincide with the launch of the Directory—a super selective guide of where to shop, eat, and prettify oneself in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, and Shanghai—Vogue.com's Deputy Culture Editor Alex Frank details the best New York has to offer.</i><p>I moved to New York for Indochine. No, it …

iPlant with Brigitte Mars app review: a wild plant reference guide

Introduction<p>There are millions of different wild plants in the world. Identifying each of them can be an uphill task especially if you have no …

Just Back from Iceland

Last September, my husband and I embarked on a road trip in Iceland, which took us west to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (which I wrote about here), …

European Travel

Shake Shack’s Breakfast is Real, and It’s Spectacular

Lunch is great, but there are few things better than a good breakfast sandwich. So when I heard that Shake Shack, the newly public billion dollar …

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

12 Insanely Spicy Dishes to Try in New York City

Maybe there's something a little masochistic in eating spicy food, but it's a great way to stave off the most brutal elements of winter. So whether you're a thrill-seeker or just trying to forget the mountains of ice outside, here's a guide to 12 of the spiciest, most face-melting dishes in the …

Food & Dining

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor snags 8 DICE awards, Dragon Age named year's best

While <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> won eight of the nine awards it was up for at tonight's 18th annual DICE awards, it was <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> that was named game of the year.<p>The announcement, the last award handed out of the evening, drew a gasp of surprise from the audience before thunderous …

Dragon Age

The Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan Right Now, June 2018

Eater editors get asked one question more than any other: Where should I eat <i>right now</i>? NYC dining obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, and what is going to be the next big hit in the greatest dining city on earth. So here it is, a guide to the hottest restaurants in Manhattan this …

Dining Rooms

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

What to Do in Europe's Smallest Countries

From Vatican City's artistic masterpieces to the pristine beauty of the Faroe Islands, Europe's smallest countries have a wealth of experiences to offer the traveler who's seen it all.<p>Vatican City<p>Monaco

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Angkor Wat