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Move Aside, Palm Springs—L.A. Cool Girls Are Flocking to Pasadena

Although Palm Springs often steals the spotlight when travelers plan out an itinerary for a sunny Southern California getaway, we've noticed that Los …

Inside the CIA’s Plot to Kill Fidel Castro—With Mafia Help

New details have emerged about a top-secret killing plan in the 1960s: the CIA’s recruitment of two gangsters to murder Cuba’s dictator.<p>Spies, sex, Mafia hit men and James Bond-like killing devices. They sound like the stuff of an Ian Fleming novel or a movie thriller. But these are true-life …

Cuba

So You Want to Read Martian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

The Golden Age of science-fiction birthed a lot of Martian fiction. Unfortunately, a lot of it is out of print and hard to find. The good news is …

Science Fiction

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

The 10 Creepiest Documentaries On Netflix

There are a lot of great things about the holiday season — delicious foods and drinks, more opportunities to hang out with the people you love, and …

Fantasy Football Week 4: The Lineup Cheat Sheet helps you make those tough start or sit decisions

Got a tough decision to make with your lineup for Week 4? Use Dave Richard's Lineup Cheat Sheet to help make the call.<p><i>Editor's note: Don't forget,</i> …

Fantasy Football

San Diego County

With the second richest biodiversity of any county in the continental United States, San Diego County offers a huge variety of hiking experiences. …

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

The violence that shocked the world in 1994 did not come from nowhere. While the CIA looked on, its allies in the Ugandan government helped to spread terror and fuel ethnic hatred<p>Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. …

Africa

The cord-cutter’s guide to legally watching the NFL

You don’t need a satellite dish or cable to get your NFL fix.<p>Cable is expensive, and it’s not getting any cheaper. It gets easier every year to watch television without cable or satellite packages, but finding actual live pro football on the many services available has been difficult. But that’s …

Smart TV

How to watch NFL games if you don't have cable

Welcome to the cord cutter's guide to the 2017-18 NFL season.<p>You can watch NFL games three nights a week and, of course, Sunday afternoons. Games are broadcast on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, NBC on Sunday nights and ESPN on Monday nights. A Thursday night game is on the NFL Network each week, …

Televisions

Beautiful Latin American Destinations That Are Better Than Europe

For Americans who want to take a trip, Europe has long held the big glamour spots. The beaches of the French Riviera, the ski chalets of the Swiss …

Fantasy Football 2017: 2-Round Mock Draft, Top Team Names and League Names

Although the NFL preseason hardly matters, its commencing serves as a wake-up call for fantasy football players to begin draft preparation.<p>The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs kick off the 2017 campaign on Sept. 7. Until then, fantasy contestants must keep track of all league happenings …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football 2017: Standard League Mock Draft and Position Strategy

Whether you're in a serious fantasy football league for a ton of cash or just playing for free, it's a good idea to hammer out a strategy beforehand to prepare for the draft.<p>Of course, you don't need to bring three fantasy football magazines and two laptops on draft day, but deciding what players …

Fantasy Football

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Fantasy Football 2017: Initial Preseason Big Board

It's go time, folks.<p>Fantasy football draft season is upon us once again. It's the best time of year for fans of the hobby. Everyone is 0-0 and has hopes of bringing home a championship.<p>Of course, with those hopes comes pressure. Have a bad draft, and the season can be over before it starts.<p>Have a …

Fantasy Football

Mount Mooney and Vetter Mountain Moderate

<i>A mid-length, easy hike to tackle two mountains on the Hundred Peaks List. Not a lot of elevation gain, but fantastic views of the San Gabriels and</i> …

Get All The Photos Friends Take at Your Wedding Instantly With This App

Sure, event photographers are great, but what about all those pictures your wedding and party guests are taking on their smartphones? Tracking down …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

13 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

Okay, you've wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or in person.<p>You can rest assured, you're definitely qualified for this job. Now, it's up to you to seal the deal and ace the dreaded job interview.<p>Some …

Employment

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Here are 3 things you should do if you want to start buying bitcoin

And because a many readers have said they are going to roll up their sleeves and enter the market themselves, we thought we'd offer three simple pieces of advice to bitcoin beginners.<p><b>Start small</b><p>Speaking from personal experience, I highly recommend that folks looking to buy some bitcoin start with …

'Ghost Recon Wildlands' T5Xi Tactical: How to get the best sniper scope in the game

As you explore the gorgeous, massive — and unexpectedly controversial — open world of <i>Ghost Recon Wildlands</i>, you'll assemble a vast arsenal of …

theScore's comprehensive guide to picking your bracket

<i>Want to play a bracket contest with a chance to win big money? Try theScore $100K Team Tourney Challenge! Download theScore app on iOS or Android and</i> …

5 tips you'll want to know before you start 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands'

It’s time to get airdropped into <i>Ghost Recon: Wildlands</i> and Bolivia isn’t going to welcome you with open arms.<p>While you’re getting acclimated to the …

11 Travel Backpacks Made for Exploring the World

Pack up one of these top-rated travel backpacks and hit the road for an adventure you'll never forget.<p>Carrying a travel backpack can make life on the road much easier than with a suitcase. Some are great for week-long trips across Europe's countryside, while others are ideal for quick weekend …

How to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

Video<p>Apple ID is the gateway to Apple's online services —App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more —and is a crucial part of your digital identity. …

Online Life

How to clean up your Mac

Upgrade your operating system<p>These instructions assume you have the latest Mac operating system, macOS Sierra. If you don't, we recommend upgrading. …

Operating Systems

How This Mom Saves $5,000 a Year on Groceries With Her Smartphone

How would you like to slash your grocery bill by $5,000 a year - just by shopping with your smartphone?<p>For Jenny Martin and her husband, feeding five daughters on a budget is a full-time job.<p>"It can be a little overwhelming to keep enough food stocked in the pantry and fridge, to handle, ‘Mama I'm …

Personal Finance