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Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

National Parks

‘As if’: 40 comedies from the past 40 years that changed the way we talk

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>Some movies have a way of infiltrating our everyday conversations. “Clueless,” for example, influenced the way an entire …

Comedy

Porn from the 1920s Was More Wild and Hardcore Than You Could Imagine

And the NSFW art form is disappearing.<p>Without even having seen it, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn the plot of the sexually explicit film “The Casting Couch.” In it, a young woman walks into a producer’s studio for an audition and is soon coerced into sex as quid pro quo for a part in …

Weird

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

Facebook has an impeccable memory.<p>After downloading my stored data on the site — I've been a member since 2004 — I was presented with an enormous amount of personal details that have been collected about me over the years.<p>It had the phone number of my late grandmother who never had a Facebook …

Facebook

Real Homemade Tamales Recipe

"I had been looking for a Tamale recipe for years. One day I went to the international market and stood in the Mexican aisle till a woman with a full …

Food

Major bottled water brands found to be contaminated with microplastics

Bottled water rose to popularity several decades ago thanks to a number of factors including its perceived superiority to tap water. It is often …

The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a moment of high drama at the White House on Tuesday morning, Donald J. Trump dove under his desk after a can of Diet Coke opened with an unexpectedly loud sound.<p>Moments earlier, Trump had pressed a button on his desk, summoning Vice-President Mike Pence to the …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Rachael Ray's 5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

Though we've spent countless hours watching The Food Network, we can't say we've made many of the recipes ourselves. Which is why following the …

I stopped drinking completely for 2 years — and it showed me how the world treats sober people differently

About three years ago, I decided to give up drinking alcohol. The decision was a logical one: I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and found that many of the things I had enjoyed were now a source of pain — especially booze.<p>After drinking some wine with friends one night, then waking up …

Alcohol

What Should Grow in a Vacant Lot?

Chris Swan is spending years studying a unique ecosystem—the vacant lots of Baltimore—looking for the best ways to bring the city’s dead spaces back to life.<p>On a frigid day in the West Baltimore neighborhood Harlem Park, ecologist Chris Swan parks his pickup on a block where vacant lots outnumber …

Baked Cavatappi With Artichokes and Fennel

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:1 hr 20 minPrep:45 minCook:35 min<p>Yield:6-8 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>More from:<p>Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown<p>Recipe courtesy of …

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

Two Days in Chicago - A Local's Guide on What to See and Do

<b>Whether you have just two days in Chicago or a little longer, there are more than enough attractions to keep your itinerary filled. From</b> <b>world-class</b> …

Fake celebrity porn is blowing up on Reddit, thanks to artificial intelligence

Easy-to-use applications are letting people face-swap celebrities and porn stars<p>Back in December, the unsavory hobby of a Reddit user by the name of deepfakes became a new centerpiece of artificial intelligence debate, specifically around the newfound ability to face-swap celebrities and porn …

Artificial Intelligence

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

This Instant Pot Beef Soup Is a Dinner Winner

The past month has been brutal weather-wise, and it doesn't appear that mother nature is letting up anytime soon. I'm craving rich flavors of …

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Review: Scrooge’s Origin Story Ends Up a Bit of a Humbug

"The Man Who Invented Christmas" needed to accomplish two tasks: Tell the story of how Charles Dickens created the beloved classic "A Christmas …

The best things to do on a first date in Chicago

There's no getting around it: First dates are awkward. It's tough to tell what activities are too boring, too much or too intimate. Just because …

100-year-old grandma shares advice with strangers in NYC

<b>NEW YORK --</b> Trying to solve a question or a problem? Grandma knows best.<p>CBS New York reports one special grandmother is lending 100 years of wisdom …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Psychology

Drone Does Insane Tricks Around Moving Train

FPV (First Person View) drone racing is a sport that requires pilots to strap on head-mounted displays that show them live feeds of what their drones …

MIT turns to millennia-old tech for renewable energy storage

Firebrick technology invented by Hittites in 17th century BC is being repurposed for a modern use<p>With renewable energy sources becoming more and more advanced, storing that energy means big business. While we’ve seen technological breakthroughs enabling everything from DIY powerpacks to batteries …

Elusive snowy white giraffes filmed in Kenya

<b>As if giraffes weren't exotic enough, this very rare mother and baby seem outright otherworldly in their absence of color and pattern.</b><p>The giraffe's …

‘Underground city’ set to become Chicago’s next attraction

Not many people know about the Pedway, a network of tunnels connecting shops and businesses beneath downtown Chicago, but it could become the city’s oddest tourist destination<p>In some ways it’s just like any other Chicago neighbourhood. There are three Starbucks, a gym, a department store and a …

City Halls

This 1,000-year-old oak tree survived Hurricane Harvey

Oaks are poised to thrive in a changing climate.<p>Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in the town of Rockport, Texas last Friday night. The 108 mph winds and more than 40 inches of rain destroyed houses, churches and schools. But a 1,100-year-old oak tree was left standing at Goose Island State Park.<p>…

Hurricane Harvey

Now Is Your Last Chance to Snag a $10 U.S. National Park Service Lifetime Pass

Prices will increase from $10 to $80 starting August 28.<p>Travelers looking to take advantage of the National Park Service $10 senior lifetime pass …

National Parks

RANKED: The 21 best heist movies of all time

With the high stakes, and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>As Steven Soderbergh dives back into the genre with the excellent "Logan Lucky" on Friday (in which Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and …

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