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African-American Gun Club Hopes To Help Curb Youth Violence

More than 200 people have been killed this year in Baltimore. Most of them were black, and most of them were shot to death, despite Maryland having one of the nation's toughest gun laws. This comes two years after the city recorded its lowest murder rate in more than two decades.<p>Members of one of …

Riomaggiore, Italy Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World Right Now

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is called Riomaggiore, and if it were up to us, we might stop there and never continue to the rest.<p>There are many reasons to love Riomaggiore. Firstly, …

Admiring the architecture on Collins Street in #Melbourne, VIC with @adleyy! (via IG) http://t.co/BY45QvCtk7

Cats have got dogs licked! Scientists use super high speed cameras to prove that felines are better at drinking

• Research shows cats more efficient than dogs at drinking<br>• Animals use their tongues like a whip to lap up water<br>• High speed cameras used to measure …

Egg Salad, Salmon, and Radish Sandwich Loaf Recipe

The sandwich loaf is basically a cake, except it's made with a whole bread loaf and savory fillings. This one includes egg salad with cured black olives, butter and crisp, peppery radishes, smoked salmon with crème fraîche, capers, and dill.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 loaf Pullman bread, whole …

Anchovy, Basil, and Tomato Sandwiches With Aioli Recipe

Rustic Italian bread slathered with garlic aioli and layered with fresh basil, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of capers all make for a great match with anchovy fillets—almost like a Provencal BLT of sorts with the salty anchovies subbing in for the bacon, and basil in place of the lettuce.<p>Read …

National Geographic Travel

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

Americans are leaving more than half a billion vacation days on the table

The Western world thinks Americans work too hard, and they may be right.<p>In 2013, Americans only used 10 out of 14 vacation days, leaving more than 577 million days untouched, according to an Expedia survey of 8,535 people across 24 countries. That’s more than twice as many as the year before.<p>What’s …

Demographics

Rub for Barbecue Ribs Recipe

A complex mix of spices form an outstanding rub to use on slow smoked ribs or other meats.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup light brown sugar1/2 …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Hotels

10 Islands for a Perfect Trip to Thailand

After Bangkok edged out London as 2013's most-visited city, Thailand has finally gained global recognition for what seasoned travelers have known all along: it's one of the most magical and affordable destinations on Earth. While the mountains, temples, and incomparable markets of the mainland …

One World Trade Center crowned the tallest building in US - U.S. News

New York City gets bragging rights for having the tallest building skyscraper in the U.S., beating out Chicago's Willis Tower, after a ruling that said that the 403-foot spire atop One World Trade Center is technically part of the structure.<p>By Carlo Dellaverson, NBC News<p>One World Trade Center — the …

A British Couple Ran 6,500 Miles Across All Of South America

The couple poses with their trailer in San Rafael, Argentina.5000mileproject.orgFifteen months ago, Dave and Katharine Lowrie started a journey that would seem crazy to most.<p>Their goal? Run the entire length of South America while raising money to help save the continent's unique wildlife.<p>"South …

South America

Everest Maxed Out

An hour above high camp on the Southeast Ridge of Everest, Panuru Sherpa and I passed the first body. The dead climber was on his side, as if napping in the snow, his head half covered by the hood of his parka, goose down blowing from holes torn in his insulated pants. Ten minutes later we stepped …

Mountaineering

Adobo Marinated Pork Chops Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Diana Henry | Salt Sugar Smoke | Mitchell Beazley, 2012<p>Wow. That’s the only response to this adobo, a Mexican paste …

BBQ

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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A Culinary Tour to Answer the Age-Old Question: Why Is Mexican Food So Good?

Is it the impossibly fresh ingredients, grandmothers' secret recipes, or even the ancient Aztecs' flair for sauces that makes Mexican cuisine so …

Japanese Burger Chain Providing Women With "Liberation Wrappers" - Vagabondish

For a woman in Japan, “ochobo” can mean that eating a meal is a rude act. Ochobo means small and modest mouth. In the Japanese culture, if a woman …

4 Perfect British Virgin Island Itineraries

Once upon a time, the British Virgin Islands lazed virtually lost east of Puerto Rico and northwest of the Leeward archipelago. Ranging from flat …

Beaches

Travels on the Run: Sydney

It can cost more than $300 to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where they harness you up and take you on a hair-raising ascent to the top of the landmark’s 440-foot steel arch. Plus, you’re not even allowed a camera to capture the breathtaking panorama far below.<p>There’s a better way to experience …

Australia

12 Reasons to Go to Rwanda

Savvy travelers have been coming to Rwanda for years to see the country’s stunning gorillas. While Uganda and Congo also provide gorilla tours, the …

Travel

Finding Solitude on Mount Fuji

The snarling, fierce gazes of mighty beasts illuminated by my headlamp light send a momentary jolt of adrenaline through my sleep-deprived body. Upon further inspection, the fearsome pair is revealed to be stone shisa statues, mythical dog-lion creatures that act as guardians from evil spirits. …

Hiking