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16 Easy Getaways for an Epic Weekend Outside the US

People misread the American dream. It's not working yourself dizzy till you retire in a house you spent 30 years paying off. It's emailing your boss</i> …

‘Assassins!’: A Confederate spy was accused of helping kill Abraham Lincoln. Then he vanished.

On Feb. 19, 1867, the American gunboat Swatara returned to the Washington Navy Yard after a months-long trip to the Middle East. Out stepped a young man in a bizarre, filthy uniform and shackles.<p>His name was John Harrison Surratt, and he was the most wanted man in the entire world.<p>Two years …

Crime

11 Reasons to Visit Italy's Amalfi Coast

It may only stretch for 30 miles, but the Amalfi Coast offers enough idyllic beauty and Italian luxury for a standalone trip. Driving its winding seaside roads will take you to charming coastal towns, scenic beaches, villas and gardens, and some of the best hotels in the world. Looking for <i>la dolce</i> …

Brazil

From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight

Leave London in the morning, arrive in Avignon or Marseille in the evening and save on the cost of a flight? It’s (just) possible<p>This week’s dramatic events on board United Airlines flight 3411 haven’t been a great advert for flying, but if you are travelling to somewhere like the south of France …

Worth the Ride: America’s Trains Offers Luxury Rail Travel

By Jennifer Bellenoit<p>Remember when trains were the most popular means of travel? Remember the romance of the exquisite finishing of a rail car seen …

5 Tips from Around the World for Making a Better Pot Roast

When we hear the words "pot roast," many of us think of the Sunday classic — a hunk of braised beef swimming in gravy and surrounded by tender …

Aaron Rodgers is a Wisconsin fan even though he went to Cal, but doesn’t wear red

The Packers star has a real love for the Badgers.<p>Aaron Rodgers played at Cal before moving on to the NFL and becoming one of the best quarterbacks of all-time for the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has now spent 12 years in the state of Wisconsin and he’s fully embraced its culture.<p>That means he cheers …

College Sports

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

Rye Whiskey 101

Sorry, Scotland. Our apologies, Ireland. <i>Gomen'nasai,</i> Japan. When it comes to whiskey, we're as American as apple pie.<p>Bourbon or Tennessee, blended or …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Ranking the top 12 non-closers, sleeper sources for both holds and saves

Need holds? Maybe some ERA and WHIP help? Or how about a nice sleeper for saves? Scott White ranks some of the best setup men and middle relievers in …

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Jerad Eickhoff and Jason Heyward are new additions to Sleepers 2.0

If his new Breakouts were mostly static, his Sleepers 2.0 feature all kinds of change. Heath Cummings details all the turnover.<p>The debate over what a …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: Starting pitcher tiers 3.0 include elite moves by Yu Darvish, Jacob deGrom

Yu Darvish and Jacob deGrom both join the elite while James Paxton and Taijuan Walker each move up a rung on the ladder with their performances this …

Kevin Kiermaier

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: Shortstop tiers 3.0 shows crazy depth at position

Didi Gregorius wasn't exactly Fantasy royalty, but his shoulder injury cuts into the late-round depth at shortstop. Scott White breaks down the …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: Catcher tiers 3.0

Salvador Perez is banged up, but Scott White isn't downgrading him in his third edition of the catcher tiers.<p>Salvador Perez is still contending with …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: Third base tiers 3.0 get power move by Ryon Healy

Third base is a deep position, but Ryon Healy is beginning to make some headway with his magnificent spring. Scott White reshuffles the deck at third …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: First base tiers 3.0 get deep jolt by spring sensation Greg Bird

Spring sensation Greg Bird is quickly moving up the first base rankings. Where does Scott White tier him at the position?<p>Greg Bird’s storybook …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: Relief pitcher tiers 3.0 show it's not smart to reach for top closers

Clear front-runners Cam Bedrosian and Greg Holland add some depth to the back of the closer rankings. Scott White takes another look at the relief …

Split-ticketing – and nine more simple secrets to saving money on UK rail fares

Average train fares in the UK have risen by nearly 25 per cent since 2011. Travelling at peak times on inter-city routes can be especially exorbitant: Manchester to London, for example, will set you back £338 for an Anytime Return, and the sheer complexity of the ticket pricing system often makes …

Trains

Recipes: How to jazz up your next meat loaf

Meat loaf is popular the world over, including Donald Trump’s dining room (just ask Chris Christie). One recipe here is Italian-American in spirit — …

Irish Stew, Soda Bread And More: 10 Recipes For St. Paddy's Day

This St. Patrick’s Day, skip the green food dye and treat your friends and family to a real Irish-inspired feast. From Guinness Lamb Stew to Irish Cream Tiramisu, these tested and perfected recipes will have your Irish eyes smiling.<p>1. Guinness Lamb Stew with Vegetables<p>In this hearty and comforting …

peanut butter swirled brownies

Heat oven: To 350°F (175°C).<p>Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment and coat the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray or butter.<p>Make …

Dessert

The Best Low-Impact Workouts for Weight Loss

Torch calories fast with high-intensity, low-impact workouts that burn as many calories as running.

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

7 tricky frequently asked travel questions answered

Is there really a best day of the week to book airfare? What about time of day? If you have a little flexibility in your travel plans, you can usually snag a pretty good ideal.<p>Here are some commonly asked travel questions that can be a little tricky, even for the most seasoned of travelers.<p><b>1. I</b> …

US Airways

Why Willpower Keeps Failing You. Here's What to Do Instead

People might tell you will power is the key to getting to the top, but they're lying to you.<p>For most people, the tendency is to see will power like a bridge. It's what enables you to cross over the troubles of life and get to the other side, where things are better, <i>you</i> are better and there's nobody …

American Psychological Association

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …

Self-improvement

Everything About Pork Shoulder: How to Buy It and Cook It to Perfection

If you're a fan of carnitas, meaty ragùs, pork stews like chili verde, and pulled pork, then pork shoulder is a cut that's already on your radar. …

Try This 4-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken Hack With Your Slow Cooker!

While recipes found on the internet usually end up in Pinterest purgatory, it's the ones recited verbally to you by friends and loved ones that may propel you to actually cook the recipe in your own kitchen. Such is the case with this slow cooker recipe from our trending editor Brinton Parker. One …