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Sunrise visitors overload Maui peak

Well before dawn each morning, throngs of tourists from around the world make their way to Maui's tallest peak, a dormant volcano, to see what Mark …

National Parks

Odd Yet Beautiful Houseplants You May Not Have Heard Of

Indoor plants add some life and color to your interior spaces, and contrary to popular belief they don't just sit around doing nothing all day …

Plants

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Technology Makes Riding a Bike Indoors a Lot Less Awful

For decades, cyclists hoping to stay fit through the winter have been presented with the same choice: bundle up and brave the elements or resign …

Cycling

Peanut pie and the sweet, crunchy memories of a Southern Virginia childhood

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, but bussed 35 miles each day to a …

10 Netflix Hacks That Will Change The Way You Watch the Platform

Few among us would argue that Netflix hasn’t been a complete game changer in our lives. Not only was it one of the catalysts for the revolution …

Televisions

Neil Rosenthal: 10 ways to improve your relationship immediately

<b>1. Focus on the qualities you admire and appreciate in your partner</b>, and speak them. There’s a reason you chose him or her. What did you see in the …

Don't Scare the Newbie! How to Take a First-Timer Mountain Biking

So, you have a co-worker or even a significant other who you think might enjoy mountain biking. Great! It’s always fun to share your passion with …

Mountain Biking

The 34 Most Chilling Documentaries To Watch On Netflix Now

The great thing about Netflix is there's always something to watch. Whether you want to marathon a TV show or check out a movie, you're almost …

The best telescopes you can buy

As anyone who has ever peered through a telescope knows, there are few sensations quite like your initial, firsthand look at another astral body. For …

Telescopes

Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

$35 Base Fares Between Denver and Brussels, Paris (From $321 Roundtrip)

For travel through March 31 (with slightly higher prices in April) Star Alliance member and United partner Air Canada has fares from Denver to Paris …

Air Canada

AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming TV service: launching November 30 from $35/month + free Apple TV offer

[UPDATE: Leaked channel lineup below the fold.]<p>AT&T has officially unveiled details about its upcoming streaming TV service called DirecTV Now. The company first announced the subscription video service back in March, promising “on-demand and live programming from many networks, plus premium add-on …

30 gifts for people who are obsessed with their kitchen

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Watching This Artist Turn a Blob of Glass Into a Dragon Is Nothing Short of Magic

Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer …

Zwift online trainer videogame review

With a good internet connection, a trainer and smartphone, tablet or computer, riders across the world can ride with and even race each other inside …

Replicas

New Developments In The Disappearance Of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart has captured the imagination of generations since her disappearance in 1937, but as much as her disappearance has added to her …

Amelia Earhart

Edvard Munch's The Scream Is Infinitely More Horrific as an Action Figure

The latest masterpiece to get the action figure treatment in Figma’s Table Museum series is the tortured soul featured in Edvard Munch’s famous <i>The</i> …

How Sarma Melngailis, Queen of Vegan Cuisine, Became a Runaway Fugitive

With customers such as Chelsea Clinton and Alec Baldwin, the Pure Food and Wine owner was a food-world star. Then, in 2011, she met Anthony Strangis. Now facing prison for grand larceny and fraud, Melngailis says her collapse was due to a spell he cast.<p>Focus on the dog. By the time police arrested …

Crime

29 Unconventional Thanksgiving Sides That Should Be the New Normal

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the side dishes (am I right?), but the same old menu year after year can get pretty …

Healthy Eating
Road Bikes

The spy who couldn’t spell: how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled

Ever since childhood, Brian Regan had been made to feel stupid because of his severe dyslexia. So he thought no one would suspect him of stealing secrets<p>The classrooms and hallways of Farmingdale High in Long Island were deserted on the morning of Saturday 19 August 2001, when a van pulled into the …

Surveillance

How to make the most of Spotify playlists

Tips for a better, more personal Spotify<p>A playlist is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.<p>Playlists — where emotions lurk in every shadow and the mysterious alchemy of memory is constantly bubbling and brewing! Playlists — where you can cut the filler tracks and go all killer, all the time. …

Playlist

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies streaming on Netflix you have to watch …

Entertainment

13 Secret Gestures Hidden Inside Your Favorite Android Apps

13 cool finger-friendly tricks inside Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, and more.<p>Google Maps: One-Finger …

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

Paper reveals soda's controversial relationship with health groups

<b>(CNN) —</b> A provocative new research paper has unmasked how many health organizations received funding from the nation's two largest soda companies in recent years, and the findings have left researchers shocked.<p>The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo recently sponsored at least 96 national health …

Diabetes

'Rick and Morty' Re-enact the Most Insane Court Case of All Time

As court cases go, the State of Georgia V. Denver Fenton Allen may be one of the most insane legal proceedings in history. After all, it’s not every …

The True Meaning of "Om"

It is oftentimes the first and last sound that you hear when in <b>yoga class</b> or a <b>meditation</b> class.<p>People sometimes refer to it as the sound of the …