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America's Best Cities for Winter Travel

Readers don't underestimate the value of sunshine and stellar deals. The capital of Puerto Rico gets high marks for being affordable, but it’s more …

Salt Lake City

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …

Nature Photography

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

The Inequality Act: Weaponizing Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, five justices of the Supreme Court found an unwritten “fundamental right” to same-sex marriage hiding in the due process clause of the …

Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast Experience Coming to Disneyland Park

A wild and once-in-a-lifetime experience is coming to Disneyland park. The Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast will take place on select dates …

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

Earlier this year, NASA made history by sending the first unmanned spacecraft to one of the farthest worlds in our solar system: Pluto.<p>Now, the agency has released this incredible video, made from real images of the spacecraft's journey, where you can experience what it would have been like to fly …

Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.<p>Members …

One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Think of an educational tool and you might picture beloved standbys from our Tools of the Trade series, like the abacus and the wooden block. But educators are increasingly turning to software and websites like Khan Academy, Google Apps and Code.org to help them deliver lessons, manage …

Drink Rare Hard Apple Ciders at Inaugural L.A. Cider Fest

Many drinkers don't have access to the small-batch ciders that will be available at the L.A. Cider Fest. This makes the fest an opportunity to change …

Over 200 Free Textbooks for Teachers

August 19, 2015<br>A couple of months ago we shared here a post featuring four important websites where teachers and educators can access digital …

Education Technology

Lost in space? Nasa under pressure

<b>The recent flyby of Pluto brought back memories of Nasa at its best. But is the space agency's effort to explore the Solar System with robotic spacecraft in trouble?</b><p>Among Nasa's greatest achievements was sending astronauts to the Moon and returning them safely. An American flag was planted on the …

A Guy Was In An Airplane When He Captured This Shot That NASA Went Nuts Over

​<p>Trevor Mahlmann dreams big. And I mean real big. He's a aeronautical and astronautical engineering student, photographer, and all around awesome …

New GIF Shows Far Side of the Moon Passing by Earth

The images come from the same spacecraft that recently captured new views of the entire Earth’s surface.<p>While the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft was keeping an eye out for solar storms, it caught a glimpse of the mysterious far side of the moon passing over the Earth’s sunlit …

Buddy Valastro, baker and star of TLC’s Cake Boss, does dessert and Italian comfort food like no other!

Aired August 6, 2015<p>Buddy Valastro is one of our most popular guests, and it’s obvious why – the baker and star of TLC’s <i>Cake Boss</i> does dessert and …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Reimagining Classroom Walkthroughs

While there are many ways for a school or district to enhance its walkthrough procedures, reimagining the form used for collecting and sharing the …

Pedagogy

7 national parks with unforgettable nighttime views

Whether they are deep within the forest or in the wide open plains, many of our national parks are far removed from the bustle of city life. During …

This infuriating meme about 'perfect marriages' is everywhere, and it needs to be stopped

The premise is this: a loving wife adoringly surprises her dear husband with a loaded gun and a mysterious note. A raging battle of bullets presumably ensues. The loser is responsible for cooking dinner.<p>No, we're not talking about actual guns, but rather, Nerf guns — the ones with the foam bullets …

The Luxury of Camping in an Iconic Airstream Is Now Open to Everyone

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — There are those who go camping and thoroughly enjoy the rustic simplicity that comes with merely pitching a tent or unrolling …

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers.<p><b>1. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Basil</b><p>Jarred tomato sauce is fine in a pinch, but if you've got a little extra time, this homemade sauce is totally worth it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Parmesan Crusted</b> …

The top 10 pizza cities in America

The company based its rankings off of millions of reviews from its site.<p>TripAdvisor considers, "the quality of pizza restaurant reviews, the quantity of pizza restaurants and their reviews, with more weight given to reviews in the past year, and the ratio of pizza restaurants and reviews compared …

Gay couple strip naked in public to protest homophobia

The couple stripped off in the streets to protest against homophobia and discrimination against the LGBT community.<p>Felippe and Marlon – a young, gay …

7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Cheaper in London

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>London is a popular destination for tourists but has a reputation for being expensive. Here are some ways of making your stay cheaper whilst having fun in Britain's capital city. This gives you more money to spend on sightseeing, shopping and world-class restaurants in …

The world's longest cruises

There can be few simpler ways to tick off as many countries as possible than by boarding a world cruise.<p>The longest of the nine we've unearthed - a 180-night voyage on board Insignia, operated by Oceania Cruises - visits a truly remarkable 90 ports and 44 countries. That's more than a fifth of the …

The best ways to see Alaska's national parks

Alaska is a state of superlatives, so it's fitting that the state's eight national parks contain the nation's highest peak, the largest landmass, and some of the wildest and most remote wilderness areas in the world.<p>Next year marks the centennial of the national parks, so there's no better time to …

This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Cinderella Castle, More Disney Side Dog’s Day at Magic Kingdom Park

If you look back at this week’s stories, you’ll see some great photos shared on the Disney Parks Blog. But the image featuring Cinderella Castle as …

The Correct Name For A Group Of Pugs Is Absolutely Goddamn Perfect

The greatest collective noun there will ever be.

10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …