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Away Travel Replaces Smart Luggage Batteries - Live and Let's Fly

<i>Away Travel is offering a trade-out program for their previous generation bags in a move that is smart and helpful. Customers who previously</i> …

Luggage

From picking to pollinating, agribots are pushing farming into the future

A shiny, metallic one-armed robot wheels along the rows of red pepper plants, its video camera bobbing up and down to spot the ripened fruit. When it …

Robotics

Surf And Turf: To Reduce Gas Emissions From Cows, Scientists Look To The Ocean

Scientists think they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by tweaking the food that cows eat. A recent experiment from the University of California, Davis suggests that adding seaweed to cattle feed can dramatically decrease their emissions of the potent gas methane.<p>Livestock is a major source of …

Cows

Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken

You gotta love a one-skillet dinner.<p>Directions<p>Season chicken with garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 …

Where To Shop And Sleep In Marrakesh

I made a promise to myself when I started to really travel a little over a decade ago, that I would not return to the same place more than once. I needed to go to every place ‘on my list’ but then I found Morocco.<p>If you are lucky enough to be based in Europe, you might consider heading there if you …

Travel

Everything You Need to Know About Stretch Marks

And how to minimize their appearance, if you're looking for a fix.<p>Between 50 to 90 percent of women have stretch marks, according to findings from the University of Michigan Health System. But while they're very common — and there's absolutely nothing wrong with having them — many women can still …

How to Make a Better Quiche, Faster (No Blind Baking!)

Quiche was a big dinner staple in our kitchen growing up. It was always on heavy rotation, especially in the colder months, and my mother had two specialties: broccoli-cheddar and Swiss chard. My sisters and I each had our favorite; they all loved the chard and I loved the broccoli. Regardless of …

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Slow Cooker Frittata

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line the bottom and all the way up the sides of a 4-to 6-quart slow cooker insert with parchment paper. Trim any extra that might …

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°.<p>Step 2<p>Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk together flour, baking soda, …

Pork Wonton Soup Recipe

"Steamed pork-filled wontons and steamed vegetables make a hearty and satisfying soup."<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon rice wine<p>1/2 teaspoon cornstarch<p>3/4 …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Soft Sugar Cookie Trees

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cookies: Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar, egg, egg yolk, and …

Easy Spicy Refried Bean Dip

Canned Tomatoes Are Better Than Fresh Ones (Yeah, We Said It)

By Alex Delany<p>Not kidding. Unless we're making a caprese or a B.L.T., we're using canned tomatoes. Here's why we love them.<p>I haven’t cooked a fresh tomato in a very long time. You know why? Because if you’re making anything other than a caprese salad, whole, fresh tomatoes are an inferior product.</b> …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

This Island Has Some of the Best Beaches in Europe (and It's Close to Barcelona)

For an island as postcard-perfect as Majorca, it's surprising how wildly reviews vary from traveler to traveler. To some, like We the People's Jessie …

These Incredible Italian Grandmas Teach you to Make Pasta from Scratch Recipe

Pasta videos are one of my favorite things on the internet. To be specific, the making and shaping of pasta using traditional ingredients and …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

All the Game of Thrones filming locations for your next big road trip

Dubrovnik, here we come<p>Still struggling after <i>that</i> series <i></i>finale? Well, winter is coming, for reals, so why don’t you start scouting for your next …

The Curiously Unique Architecture of Valencia, Spain

The city's most famous buildings are works of art in themselves.<p>Valencia, Spain is often overlooked in favor of its more famous and glamorous …

10 Essentials to Pack for a Weekend in the City

The Luggage<p><i>Away Carry-on Luggage; $225</i><p>This roll-aboard is sleek in appearance, yes, but it also has some clever details, like a compression pad that …

This Indian Butter Chicken Is the Perfect 30-Minute Meal

There's something magical about picking up some spicy Indian takeout and pouring yourself a cold glass of Riesling on a night when you really don't …

Cooking

How to Make Perfect Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts

This is the perfect way to cook chicken breasts. If you crave juicy, flavorful chicken breasts, then follow this simple recipe. You'll end up with a …

The Best Restaurants in Barcelona Where You Can Eat and Drink on a Budget

Falling in love with Barcelona is easy; it's deciding where to eat that's hard. So we ask Marwa Preston, the Barcelona-based founder of Wanderbeak, …

Love

Is this Spain’s most terrifying walkway?

The once perilous Caminito del Rey in Málaga, Spain, is a breath-taking pathway – and after undergoing numerous renovations, it is now open to the public again.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the</b> …

Andalusia

10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment,people should be very concerned about how …

Agriculture

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Who doesn't love buttery, crispy shortbread? Brown sugar shortbread is my favorite flavor, and it is one of the easiest cookies to make and …

Hidden Gems of California

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p>Last week, we asked you to tell us about your favorite places in California that are perhaps not widely known but should be.<p>Here are some excerpts from the responses, organized roughly north to south:<p>“<b>Cheatham Grove</b>, in …

Should You Make or Buy Taco Seasoning?

If you believe the jingle, when you drop that familiar yellow packet of taco seasoning into your grocery cart, "you've got it made.” In reality, …