Priscilla Weber

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A Pie to Cut Through Summer’s Heat

As a child in the 1950s and ’60s, Bill Smith vacationed with his family in Atlantic Beach, on one of the southern-facing barrier islands along the coast of North Carolina. It was, and still is, a no-frills sort of beach town where no-fuss seafood restaurants served heaping baskets of fried seafood, …

Baking

10 New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels by Women You Shouldn’t Miss

Corruption and intrigue eat at the heart of the Martial Empire, leaving its servant, the feared Blood Shrike, unsure what course she must take to …

Science Fiction

Stunning photos show the beauty of the 19 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe

1/<p>1. Colombia's Chiribiquete national park is a new entrant. The site some of the most concentrated plant diversity in the Amazon and is famous for …

Archaeology

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Science Fiction

What Tech Insiders Are Reading Right Now

We asked 10 people doing good work in the industry to recommend 5 books each. The result is a goldmine for summer readers.<p>Whether you’re staring at some vacation time or just always on the hunt for something good to read, we’ve got some suggestions for ya (big surprise, right?). But this time, we …

Books

27 New Thrillers You Need to Have on Your Radar This Summer

It's officially Summer, which means the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and brutal murders are being committed left and right . . . well, within the pages of a bunch of new thrillers, that is. With a seemingly never-ending parade of exciting novels arriving on bookshelves over the next few …

Books

A road trip in the Peloponnese

No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese. After all, this is where gods and heroes were said to walk the earth and the world’s greatest sporting event was born.<p>Add to …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

Italy

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Invisibilia: When Death Rocks Your World, Maybe You Jump Out Of A Plane

<i>Welcome to</i> Invisibilia <i>Season 4! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior, and we here at Shots are joining in to probe the often tenuous line between perception and reality. Here's a personal essay by the host that expands on Episode 1.</i><p>There are lots of …

Mind

Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch

Elon Musk

Trump attacks 'terrible' actor Alec Baldwin in typo-laden tweet

President Donald Trump lashed out Friday morning at Alec Baldwin, the actor who has famously played him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” since the fall of 2016, writing online in a typo-laden post that watching his performances was “agony” for audiences.<p>“Alex Baldwin, whose dieing mediocre career was …

impersonation

12 nightmarish facts that will make you never want to set foot on a cruise ship

Theoretically, cruise ships sound like a luxurious way to knock a few locations off your bucket list — at their best, they're paradisaical wonderlands, filled with interesting people from all walks of life, mountainous buffets, and a plethora of activities.<p>But a record number of cruise ships failed …

Watch the S.N.L. Trump Sketch That Broke the Premise of S.N.L.

Jessica Chastain, Kate McKinnon, and the rest abandoned their characters.<p>Midway through the <b>Jessica Chastain</b>-hosted episode of <i>S.N.L.,</i> the actress came out in character and wig as a fictional game show host named Veronica Elders. “Veronica” posed questions about the many outrageous misdeeds—both real …

Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands

Private landowners present a rising threat to the millions of acres set aside for public use by blocking access to public lands<p>The Diamond Bar X is a postcard-perfect slice of Montana solitude. A former cattle ranch that’s been parceled up into sprawling home sites, it sits not far outside Augusta, …

Montana

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Drop Everything and Buy a $383 Round-trip Flight to Italy or Greece (Video)

Celebrate a new year of travel by booking a cheap flight to Italy or Greece this winter. Flights are on sale starting at $383 round-trip.<p><i>Thrifty</i> …

Flying

20 Fast and Fresh Dinners to Make After the Holidays

After the blitz of holiday parties, family gatherings, all the cookies, and maybe a touch too much nog, I'm ready for a breather — both from …

Wolfgang Puck: A winning recipe to help you keep two New Year’s resolutions

When Christmas celebrations are over and New Year’s Eve is just days away, we all face an important challenge that only gets bigger and bigger by the …

Baking

Our Best Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

If there's one thing better than chicken dinner, it's when that chicken dinner is made in the slow cooker. Whether my meal plan includes lean chicken …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Paramount Pictures

The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco

Overflights, mapping fiber-optic networks, “strange activities.” Moscow’s West Coast spies were busy.<p>The first thing you need to understand about the …

San Francisco

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

Nature

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

The 18 Most Popular Vibrators, Reviewed by Experts

"I'm feelin' myself, feelin' myself, feelin' my..."<p>Picking out a vibrator can be a daunting task, to say the least. To save you from getting flustered, or worse–ending up with the wrong one—we asked four sex shop boss ladies about their all-star vibes and why they're such knockout sellers. Ahead, …

25 Cozy Slow-Cooker Meals That Basically Make Themselves

The ultimate comfort food recipes, right this way.

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Public Health

The High-Protein, Low-Carb, 1-Pan Meal You Need to Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

High-protein, low-carb meals are a smart thing to aim for when you're trying to lose weight. But if you don't eat meat or dairy, or you can't stomach another piece of grilled chicken for the millionth time, here's an easy and delicious vegan recipe.<p>Made with just four main ingredients — tofu, …