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The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Haiti Wants The World To Meet Its New Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Startup activity is heating up in Haiti and it's time for the global community to get involved.<p>"Haiti is not open for business. Haiti is open for disruption." says Christine Souffrant Ntim, a Haitian-American entrepreneur and driving force behind the Haiti Tech Summit. Inspired by SXSW, Christine …

Startups

These 21 Recipes Look Impressive, But Are Really Easy

Fool your friends into thinking you're fancy.<p>It's dinner party time and you want to impress your friends...but you also want to be lazy. Thankfully there are some recipes that satisfy both the devil and angel on your shoulders—they're <b>easy but look like you slaved away for hours in the kitchen</b>. …

Cooking

Dear Americans, I'm fed up with your stupid cup measurements

Dear United States of America. Could you please buy some ruddy kitchen scales? Here in the UK, we love your food, we really do.<p>We guzzle your dirty burgers, crave your Cronuts and scoff your hot dogs like there’s no tomorrow. But your recipes are giving us heartburn. Why on earth do your cookbooks …

The touching letter the Bush twins wrote to Sasha and Malia Obama about being first daughters

In 2009, as their father penned a letter to his successor, the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, wrote a letter of their own.<p>Their dad’s letter would be confidential and offer advice, tucked away in the top drawer of the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, where incoming …

The White House

24 Amazing Subscription Boxes That Are Actually Useful

All those things you forget to buy until you desperately need them, delivered to your door.

19 On-the-Go Vegan Breakfasts for When You’ve Hit Snooze Too Many Times

Vegan or not, everyone has their go-to vegan recipes when you’re eating healthy. But when you’re running late and have no time to make pancakes, you need to have plenty of grab-and-go vegan breakfast recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re a donut fan or you prefer something savory like a breakfast …

Budget European city breaks: Cut-price alternatives to Paris, London, Amsterdam and more

The majority of Europe’s most popular city break destinations are also the most expensive. Yet, there are ways to get a similar weekend away at a …

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know

Use these tech tricks to outsmart the airlines and save yourself some cash.<p>We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is …

Booking website offers travellers 'hidden city flights' for a fraction of the cost

It may not have endeared them to airline companies … but a booking website says its service for unlocking “hidden city flights” can save travellers up to 80% on the cost of trips.<p>Skiplagged searches deep within airline websites to find what are known as “point beyond tickets”, which can yield …

Amazon bans incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products

Amazon is making a significant change to its Community Guidelines, announced today, which will eliminate any incentivized reviews, except for those that emerge from within its own Amazon Vine program. This program allows Amazon – not the seller or vendor – to identify trusted reviewers, and has a …

eCommerce

Facebook At Work is launching next month

Facebook is ready to make work as addictive as socializing. The company plans to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network Facebook At Work in the next few weeks on a per seat pricing model, The Information (paywall) first reported and a source close to Facebook confirmed to …

The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight

Anyone interested in the intersection of travel and technology knows that Hotel Tonight basically revolutionize the same-day hotel booking industry. Launched in 2011, Hotel Tonight’s app let you book a heavily discounted hotel room on the day of your stay in just a few taps. But in pursuit of …

Hospitality

The giraffe is not one species but four, scientists discover

Scientists have stuck their necks out and decided that the giraffe is not one species, but four.<p>Until now, only a single species of giraffe made up of several sub-species had been recognised.<p>But new DNA evidence shows that four distinct species of the animals exist - and they are genetically at …

11 Foods That Shouldn't Ever Need An Expiration Date

You might be throwing out perfectly good food.<p>The expiration date food system is confusing. Not only is there more than one date to try to understand ― best-by, sell-by, etc. ― but a lot of times those dates can be totally off. And consumers aren’t sure how to read them, so a lot of good food gets …

Food

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker during a trip to the New …

Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked

<i>Bummer, dude!</i> That’s what you say when you find out your whole keg of Heiney is totally skunked but it doesn’t matter because you’ll totally still drink it after you finish the pony keg of Sammo’s Irish Red. But what if I told you that folks in Spain have figured out a way to use an app to tell if …

Beer

Cake Batter Fans Will Lose Their Minds Over This Birthday Cake Fudge

Cue up Katy Perry, 'cause we're giving you something good to celebrate. ♫<p>Sometimes, you don't have time to make a birthday cake. Or maybe it's just a random Tuesday, and baking an entire cake just for yourself seems a little excessive (not that I'd ever think that). But still, you want that cake …

Fresh Cranberries: Not Just for Sauce

The cranberries: our favorite angsty 90s band, the best thing to ever come out of a bog, and Thanksgiving's truest underdog. Whether you bought one too many bags of cranberries or just want to shake things up, <b>here's what to make with cranberries instead of—or in addition to—sauce.</b><p>Candy 'em! Make …

11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before so travel website Trippy.com asked its membership to weigh in on the best destinations for women traveling alone. Some chose the locations they thought were safest while others used the male-to-female ratio …

Ruby Tandoh’s nostalgic chocolate-bar bake recipes | Ruby Bakes

Recreate the childhood joy of the sweetshop in the kitchen with a marvellously moreish Malteser layer cake and a millionaire’s shortbread that uses the humble but toothsome Snickers bar as its inspiration<p>Set against the rather earnest simplicity of baking at the moment – earthy sourdoughs; spelt, …

Amazing Domino Etch A Sketch

Oat Tuiles (Crispy Cookies) - Easy Recipe

These thin crispy cookies are super tasty and really easy to make. No mixer required, little cleaning up. Cheap, basic ingredients - butter, oats, …

8 Barre-Inspired Moves for Amazing Inner Thighs

Your legs won't know what hit 'em.<p>If you want to strengthen your thighs, all you really need to do is squat, stand, and repeat to see results. But it's not as easy to target your inner thighs.<p>To zero in on the area, try the exercises below, designed by Andrea Rogers, former dancer, certified …

Fantastic fudge! Make this foolproof holiday favorite in 3 easy steps

For many of us, it just doesn't feel like the holidays until we have a few squares of fudge — it's an irresistible edible gift that we're happy to both give and receive. And fudge is the perfect family treat to make and share together, especially with this simple three-step recipe. Just heat, stir …

Dessert

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Go in search of eggs in most foreign countries and you might encounter a strange scene: eggs on a shelf or out in the open air, nowhere near a refrigerator.<p>Shock and confusion may ensue. What are they doing there? And are they safe to eat?<p>We Americans, along with the Japanese, Australians and …

With some swagger, security firm Veracode preps for an IPO

Bob Brennan isn’t one to mince words.<p>“The world runs on software,” he says. “The software wasn’t written with a hostile environment in mind. We can …