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Martin Van Buren's Delicious Doughnuts

Our 8th president was born in a bar and loved his Dutch desserts. Here, his recipes for fall doughnuts and apple cake.

Donald Trump would have despised Martin Van Buren. First, he would have had pure unadulterated hair envy. Martin’s luscious sideburns commanded a far stronger look than the orange …


The 10 greatest Christmas movies

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12 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' facts for its 50th anniversary

"Great bouncing icebergs!"

On Dec. 6, 1964, television audiences watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the first time. Fifty years later, the TV special continues to be a Christmas tradition as beloved as caroling and putting out cookies for Santa.

Even if you curl up with hot cocoa and candy …


How to Make Crème Fraîche

Crème fraîche is the sophisticated French cousin of sour cream. Its texture is smoother and the flavor subtler, not quite so sour, but still a bit …


Desi Arnaz Quote About Lucille Ball - Lucille Ball Trivia

Anyone who's ever watched ​I Love Lucy ​knows that Desi Arnaz is well-known for uttering the same word over and over again as Ricky Ricardo. Say it with us now: "Luccccyyyyyyy!" But while Cuban-born Arnaz was Lucille Ball's husband both on and off the screen during the filming of their famous sitcom …

Lucille Ball

Start to the Season- "A Christmas Story- The Musical" at Gammage Theatre in Tempe, AZ. Well done!

Timeline Photos

In pictures: Christmas around the world

More than a billion Christians around the world are celebrating the festival of Christmas. Here is a selection of pictures marking the occasion.


The Wide World of Santa Claus

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A Right Jolly Old Elf

In cultures and countries across the globe, Saint Nick is central to the celebration—and commercialization—of Christmas.

In this photo from a January 1957 National Geographic article, Alaskan reindeer pull Santa Claus's sleigh during the Pageant of Peace in Washington,

Santa Claus

Here’s How Much the Gifts in ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ Would Cost in 2015

If someone buys you all of these presents, then that would really be "true love."

PNC Wealth Management released its annual “Christmas Price Index” Monday, which calculates how much it would cost to buy the gifts in the Christmas carol “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

If one’s “true love” bought all of …


How 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Became a Holiday Mainstay

The iconic special limped to its first airing in 1965.

For 50 years, A Charlie Brown Christmas has heralded the arrival of the holiday season, but the half-hour television special based on the Peanuts characters created by Charles Schulz almost never aired.

Executive producer Lee Mendelson told USA …


Mary McCartney: My Mother Linda and Me

Showing her photographs alongside her mother Linda’s, Mary McCartney reveals years of family life—her dad, former Beatle Sir Paul, her sister Stella—as well as celebrity friends like Mick Jagger and Aretha Franklin.

THE private view at Manhattan’s Gagosian Gallery for Mother Daughter, the joint …


17 Colorful Facts About The Beatles' 'White Album'

“The White Album”—its official title is the decidedly simple The Beatles—was released on November 22, 1968 to an eager audience. Released almost 18 …

Eric Clapton

Ringo Starr on His 35-Year Romance with Wife Barbara Bach: 'I'm So Blessed We're Still Together'

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach have been together nearly 35 years – so what's their secret to marital bliss?

As it turns out, it comes down to one of the Beatle's oft-quoted lyrics: Love is all you need.

"I love the man, and that's it," one-time Bond girl Bach, 69, says of Starr, 75, in the new issue …

Ringo Starr

Rock hall opening doors to Ringo Starr

NEW YORK (AP) — The first few years after the Beatles split, Ringo Starr had bragging rights on his mates.

He was all over the radio with "It Don't Come Easy," ''Back Off Boogaloo," ''Photograph" and other singles at a time that John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison went through some …

Ringo Starr

#gramthedam @ Amsterdam, De Pijp

414 Steps Up

Despite the fact that it was the last week of October, the line to climb to the top of the Duomo dome was wrapped around the building. The line to …

A Quiet Corner of the Boboli Gardens

The grand Boboli Gardens are one of my favorite places in Florence, but they can be crowded. I like to start directly behind the Palazzo Pitti and …

European Travel

A dip into one of the world's greatest art galleries

A full tour of the magnificent Uffizi Gallery, housed in what were once the administrative offices of the Medici family, is a major undertaking which …

The Arts

A Feast for the Senses at Mercato Centrale in Florence, Italy

Tuscany is an area with a deep connection to its land—the crops that grow here, from fruit and vegetables to olives and wine grapes, are central to …


12 Must-Do Experiences on the Big Island



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The Big Island of Hawaii is full of must-do experiences. You can catch a hula competition during Merrie Monarch …

Bucket Lists

Rome's Best Bread Bakery

One of Rome's best bakeries and among the city's most historic institutions, Antico Forno Roscioli is a family-run business. Depending on the time of …


The Pyrenees, Spain

The Pyrenees in Catalonia encompass some awesomely beautiful mountains and valleys. Above all, the Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, in the northwest, is a jewel-like area of lakes and dramatic peaks.

As well as the natural beauty of the mountains, and the obvious attractions of …


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa’s famous leaning tower (the campanile of the adjacent Duomo) is part of the Piazza del Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes …

European Travel

California's Colorful Sunsets

Nothing beats the bursting color of the sunsets in LA, especially when the endless ocean horizon is the backdrop. Post up at a lifeguard stand on the …

U.S. Travel

The Best of the US: Hilo Farmers Market

The Huffington Post named the Hilo Farmers Market the best in the United States.
For fresh local flavors, the market is open every day except Sunday. …

Farmers' Markets

Hilo Bay Cafe in Hilo

Don't let the dull exterior of the Hilo Bay Cafe fool you, inside there lies a stunningly gorgeous restaurant with magnificent views and great …