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Here Are The Top 10 Museums in the World

Plus, the best tours to book at each one.<p>This week, TripAdvisor announced the results of its Travelers' Choice awards for museums, and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was named number one in the world for the second year in a row.<p>Using an algorithm that took the quantity and quality of …

Slow Cooker Beef Pho

Shares 3K<p>This easy Slow Cooker Beef Pho simmers away all day, creating a flavorful broth that you and your family can enjoy on a cold day!<p>Well hello! …

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20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

How to Cook with Pickle Juice

You should know by now not to throw away pickle juice. Sure, you could take a shot of it (with or without whiskey), but since it’s basically …

Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks

The “Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip” map is the creation of road trip mastermind Randy Olson. The trip includes stops at all 47 …

5 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years

Only a few types of companies can survive in essential perpetuity, and the ones who can have stocks you'll want to hold for the rest of your …

The 50 Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 4th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

Best national parks for spectacular sights but modest crowds

We’d never throw shade at Yosemite or Grand Canyon. But they are, well, kind of popular —Yosemite got 4 million visitors last year, Grand Canyon 5.5 million.<p>Want to strike out on your own? These five national parks will amaze you with their scenic grandeur and surprise you with their lack of crowds.

Trump VP Choice Mike Pence Doesn’t Agree With Science

Smoking doesn't kill, teach the controversy, and more quotes from the candidate<p>Mike Pence, the putative next vice president of the United States, does not believe in evolution, thinks smoking doesn’t kill, would like creationism taught in public schools, and doesn’t think scientists agree climate …

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The Earth’s age: Billions of years or just thousands?

It’s another in our series of roundly discredited theories, myths, and rumors — ones that have pretty much no leg to stand on, but still, despite …

Scotland road trip: North Coast 500 route | CNN Travel

Travel

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

America's Best Overlooked Spots for Weekend Trips

The United States is a huge country with more beautiful, interesting, and exciting places than you could ever count -- but it tends to be the same …

Texas

Science shows these are the only kinds of bug spray that actually work

The virus is spread by aggressive mosquitoes that bite during the day, and in addition to wearing long sleeves and pants, or staying inside, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over two months old should use insect repellent in areas where mosquitoes are …

These visualizations show how food preferences have changed over the last 45 years

Using data from the USDA, Yau built an interactive that charts the average daily consumption, per person, of various kinds of meats, vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, and fat sources. As the viz chugs along, readers get an overview of what waned in popularity and what surged ahead. …

10 Perks of Your Costco Membership You Probably Didn't Know About

It's more than just a place to buy toilet paper in bulk.<p>If you shop at Costco, you know part of the appeal is exploring all the wacky things on the shelves (like a giant teddy bear). Of course, there's also the discounts that are impossible to beat. But what if we told you those price tags are only …

Make Your Own Doritos With This Seasoning Blend

Nacho Cheese Doritos are a perfect junk food and, until now, my only way of getting more Dorito flavor in my life was putting them in a pepper …

Food

3 Blue Cheeses for People Who Think They Hate Blue Cheese

If you think you don't like blue cheese, these 3 might change your mind.<p>When I was working at Murray's Cheese in N.Y.C., first as a cheesemonger, then in the classroom, I heard a lot of people say, with surprising conviction, "I don't like blue cheese." It hurt me, like a cheese knife straight in …

Blue Cheese

Bamboo invaded my yard. So I decided to eat it.

<b>For years, my husband and I</b> have watched with trepidation as a forest of bamboo has relentlessly advanced on our property. Every summer, he would spend days chopping away at stalks and roots; every year more would pop up. It was an endless game of whack-a-mole, and we were losing. When the county …

Food & Dining

Mick Jagger Tells the Story Behind ‘Gimme Shelter’ and Merry Clayton’s Haunting Background Vocals

In the fall of 1969 the Rolling Stones were in a Los Angeles recording studio, putting the final touches on their album <i>Let it Bleed</i>. It was a …

Ultimate Guide to Spending Your Money in 42 Countries This Summer

<i>By Andrew DePietro, Contributor</i><p>More Americans are traveling abroad in part because of the strength of the dollar overseas. But knowing that your money will go further isn't the only information you should consider for your budget before traveling. To help you plan your travel budget, GOBankingRates …

This little solar gadget uses evaporative cooling to cut AC costs up to 30%

<b>By adapting a proven technology used in commercial AC units to home central air conditioners, Mistbox increases the efficiency of the units, saving</b> …

How to cook the perfect aloo gobi

This Punjabi potato and cauliflower curry is now a prized dish across India and Pakistan. But for the best texture, should the potatoes be waxy or floury? And which spices bring out its comforting warmth?<p>According to chef Vivek Singh, this hearty cauliflower and potato dish is probably “the most …

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The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story<p>Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for …

Russia

Winston Churchill Gets a Doctor’s Note to Drink “Unlimited” Alcohol in Prohibition America (1932)

In December 1931, having just embarked on a 40-stop lecture tour of the United States, Winston Churchill was running late to dine with financier …

How to Save Money on Subscriptions to Netflix, Pandora, and Other Services

Earlier this week, we explained some of the ways to get discounted iTunes Gift Cards. That saves you money on your iTunes Stores and App Store …

The 8 best action movies on Netflix right now

Yes, they can. We came up with a list of eight films currently streaming on Netflix that are thrilling, intense, and applauded by critics. Read on to see the best-rated action films on Netflix:

23 Pro Tips for Saving Money On Travel

We reached out to a bunch of travel pros--the adventure editor at Red Bull; the founder of one of our favorite indie travel magazines, <i>Boat</i>; a nomadic couple who've been traveling full-time for years--for their best money-saving travel tips. And what they came back with was the kind of …

Make Matt Jennings' Killer No-Recipe Spring Pickles

Preserve the season's best produce with Boston chef Matt Jennings' fool-proof pickles.<p>Spring is a magical season that’s here and gone before you know …