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14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

Pie dream: A star pizza chef's tips for making awesome cheese pizza at home

Is there a more irresistible snack — or lunch, or dinner — than a piping-hot cheese pizza? Luckily it doesn’t take a boatload of inventive ingredients to make an excellent cheese pie — especially when it's made with perfect (and perfectly simple) ingredients.<p>For tips on how to make the best-ever …

Mexican Bean Salad

With the weather starting to feel more like spring than winter, I am already excited for lighter dinner ideas as opposed to heavy comfort food. This bean salad is fresh, flavorful and full of great ingredients! Beans are nutritional powerhouses packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, …

Bee colonies collapse 'as stressed young workers grow up too fast'

Phenomenon may be a factor behind colony collapse disorder, which has seen bee populations plummet around the world<p>Stressed young bees that are forced to grow up too fast could be a leading factor in disastrous declines in populations of the insects around the world, research suggests.<p>Bees usually …

Worried about smart TVs listening in? Welcome to the smart home

Image copyright Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock.com.The last weekend saw a fair amount of freaking out over the privacy policy associated with Samsung’s …

Privacy

Togetherness has a price when flying with family

<b>Question:</b> I recently booked flights from<p>LAXto Washington's Reagan National for my husband, two daughters and me. AnAmerican Airlinesreservation supervisor told me I would have to pay an additional $81 per seat to be guaranteed that my husband and I can sit with our daughters, ages 12 and 8, on this …

Flying

It's Carnival in Venice, and the city is completely flooded — see how revelers are dealing with all the water

To celebrate Carnival, Venetians and visitors from all over the world don elaborate costumes and masks and attend celebrations all over the Italian city.<p>Only this year, they're trudging through flooded streets.<p>Approximately 18% of Venice's historic center was under water on Sunday, according to the …

A Giant Dune With Champagne Pools, Wild Dogs and Great White Sharks - This is Fraser Island, Australia

Back to civilization after our detour into the red desert of Uluru, we start again from Brisbane and take the road up north towards the Great Barrier Reef, where I always said I would not dive, but that my youngest wants to explore anxiously. We are now in Queensland.<p>I am a beach person, lucky to …

Australia

The best pizza in 11 big cities around the US

In celebration of this important holiday, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 11 big cities around the US.<p>From Dallas to New York to Seattle, here are some epically delicious pies.

Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

Movies