Michael Meenan

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Cobblestones? Check. Castles? Check. Budget? Check. Why Romania Is Worth the Trip.

It rained almost the whole time, a bone-chilling drizzle. We lost our rental car reservation because my husband and I showed up without our driver’s licenses. I cracked my ribs on a waterslide. But in the end, Romania was our best family vacation yet.<p>Last fall we decided to pack up our three …

European Travel

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Recipe

"This creamy oatmeal is perfect for those cozy winter mornings with a good cup of coffee. Or serve it to your kids with some hot chocolate. Not too …

'Somebody has stolen Poland and its values'

As Poland's government moves to increase its control over the country's courts, artists have protested in an open letter to President Duda. Signatory …

Europe

How I’m feeling six months in to taking antidepressants

I never thought I’d be someone who takes antidepressants.<p>I never imagined myself having alarms on my phone to take pills, chummily chatting with …

What to eat after working out, according to a top Harley Street nutritionist

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition, health and fitness advice around.<p>Whilst some people swear by cutting out carbs and smashing cardio, others …

Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'

Retired general indicates aggressive turn in Iraq and Syria, saying ‘intention is that foreign fighters do not survive’ and ‘civilian casualties are a fact of life’<p>Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had “accelerated” its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’

On the president’s ill-timed world tour.<p><i>“Chaos.”</i><i><br>“Circus.”</i><i><br>“Laughingstock.”</i><p>Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on …

Eight things you can do now that might reduce your odds of dementia later

It's a safe bet that you'd like to avoid getting Alzheimer's. But you probably haven't done the one thing that could make you five times more likely to reach the age of 85 without getting the disease and 7.5 times more likely to have suffered no memory loss or other major cognitive decline.<p>Don't …

This Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Is One in a Billion

He was digging for oil. What he struck instead is far more interesting.<p>Six years ago, a heavy machine operator was stripping away soft sandstone rock …

Dinosaurs

Orvis: How To Reinvent A 160 Year Old Fly Fishing Company

If you don’t think that Orvis – long known for fly rods, Nantucket Red pants and patterned dog beds for your trusty black Labrador — has changed, just ask a seasoned Montana fly fishing guide.<p>“Twenty years ago, a guy might show up all excited and say,’ I’ve got the new Orvis rod,” recalls John Way …

What Trump Could Never Understand About Putin

As their bromance dwindles, history could teach a bewildered president a major lesson about one of America’s most significant adversaries.<p>In 1946, George F. Kennan, then a 44-year-old American diplomat based at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, wrote an 8,000-word “long telegram” delineating his views on …

12 Ways You Absolutely Should Be Roasting Asparagus

New season, new vegetable side.<p>Baked asparagus is officially our new favorite side dish. Here are some delicious ways to take this veggie to new flavor heights.

Scientists find common antibiotic could prevent or treat PTSD | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treating or preventing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research by British and Swiss scientists.<p>In a specially designed trial …

Blackwater Founder Repped Trump at Secret Meeting Overseas: Sources

Blackwater founder Erik Prince represented Donald Trump at a secret overseas meeting convened by the United Arab Emirates in early January, two intelligence sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.<p>The meeting was first reported by the Washington Post, which said that Prince met with an …

Donald Trump

House intelligence panel tries to get Russia investigation back on track

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Members of the House intelligence committee met Monday evening as the future of the House's Russia investigation hangs in the balance.<p>Monday's meeting was the first of the full committee -- Democrats and Republicans -- since the top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, called on House …

Donald Trump

A new poll on Trump’s “wiretapping” shows how easily he can spread misinformation

Three psychological reasons Trump’s falsehoods stick with followers.<p>A CBS poll out today finds that 47 percent of Americans — and a full 74 percent of Republicans surveyed — believe it’s “likely” or “somewhat likely” that President Donald Trump’s offices were wiretapped during the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.<p>A study …

Exercise

The secret to cooking amazing vegetables

<b>Clue: It has to do with another food group.</b><p>Once in a while I encounter some cooking advice that makes a light bulb go off in my head. In this case, …

Trump stands by unsubstantiated claim that British intelligence spied on him

President offered no apology, saying: ‘You shouldn’t be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox’ – Fox News said it had no evidence of surveillance of president<p>Donald Trump refused to back down on Friday in the face of British outrage at White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s decision to …

Donald Trump

On Long Island, an Eye-Catching Take on a Landmark

GLEN COVE, N.Y. — Last year, Joe LaPadula bought an abandoned, centuries-old mansion on Long Island with plans to refurbish it. Instead, he ruined it.<p>Actually, that depends on whom you ask.<p>The house, parts of which date to 1810, was built by a descendant of one of the founders of this small coastal …

Jury Secrecy Doesn’t Apply if Bias Taints Deliberations, Justices Rule

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that courts must make an exception to the usual rule that jury deliberations are secret when evidence emerges that those discussions were marred by racial or ethnic bias.<p>“Racial bias implicates unique historical, constitutional and institutional …

Czar bust in Crimea reportedly appears to shed tears

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say curious and pious people are visiting a bust of the last czar in the Crimean capital after reports spread that …

Ukraine v. Russia: A potential game-changing lawsuit comes before the ICJ

Hearings have begun at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Ukraine's suit against Russia. Kyiv claims Moscow employed terrorism in its …

Russia

How To Cook A Perfect Steak

To cook a perfect steak, start by talking to a guy who’s been grilling and serving them for 35 years. Amiro Cruz worked his way from kitchen assistant to top chef at some of New York’s finest steakhouses. Now he’s the executive chef, aka meat master, behind Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, which has …

BBQ

Even this Fox News anchor thinks Trump's 'ridiculous' lies have gone too far

Fox News anchor Shep Smith didn't let his conservative network hold him back from ripping into Donald Trump.<p>It all came after a heated press …

Two New York men plead guilty in ISIS-related terrorism case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges, federal prosecutors and New York officials said.<p>Munther Omar Saleh, 21, of Queens, and Fareed Mumuni, 22, of Staten Island, were …

7 Scrumptious Gumbo Recipes

1 of 7<p>Lucy Buffett’s Winter Gumbo<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Andouille Gumbo Dip<p>3 of 7<p>Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo Over Grits<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Shrimp and …