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Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead and 352 injured.<p>President Francois …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.<p>Looking for an epic road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious …

This Summer’s 5 Hottest Hair Trends: Up, Up, and Away!

I have a ridiculous obsession with my long hair, as anyone with long hair does since maintaining it requires a serious commitment...Read the full …

Meals in Minutes: Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Cups

By Holly Reisem Hanna One of the biggest challenges of being a work-at-home mom is finding that ever so delicate balance between work life and home …

Malasadas – Portuguese Doughnuts

LET’S GET DOUGHNUT WASTED!!!!!!!And why the heck not? It’s National Doughnut Day!!!What’s my favorite <i>doughnut</i> or <i>donut</i>?Easy.It comes down to either an</i> …

Get ready, breakfast lovers: Cap'n Crunch donut holes are coming to a Taco Bell near you

A few months back, we heard that Taco Bell was going to test out a new breakfast dessert “Cap’n Crunch Delights” at select Taco Bells in Bakersfield, …

Taco Bell

Adventure 101: Mountain Biking in Moab

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Southeastern Utah, marked by huge expanses of sandstone, deep canyons, and striking buttes, is about as close to lunar travel as you can get without leaving the ground. Under the desert’s brilliant blue skies, bizarre reddish statues, arches, and domes soar out of the …

An Atheist in Athos - Part 2: Greece's Most Famous Monasteries on the Looney Front

Megisti Lavra perches majestically atop a cliff 520 feet above the crashing foam and rocks, more like a small walled town. On the outside, you have the regulation square tower and the jutting painted wooden balconies. Within, there are a whole series of buildings.<p>Megisti Lavra Monastery (Great …

Monasteries

If You Speak Mandarin, Your Brain Is Different

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

The 'Middling' Volcanic Eruption that Was America’s Worst

Mount St. Helens might have been a “baby among volcanoes,” in geological terms, but its 1980 eruption was the deadliest, most destructive volcanic …

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death

<i>Jan Andersen was 19 when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. On his 27th birthday he was told that he didn’t have much time left: cancer, a rare</i> …

Ebola lives on in survivor's eye

Dr Ian Crozierwas given the Ebola all-clear, but months on the virus seems to be lurking in his eye - turning one from blue to green<p>Ebola virus has been detected for the first time in an eye of a patient months after it vanished from his blood - and in a bizarre medical twist, the virus also …

Fun Birthday Cake Designs: The Icing on a Perfect Party

Pink-and-white ruffles give this triple-layer cake the ultimate party outfit.

Archaeology

My Favorite Place in Ireland: The Wild West

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>An innkeeper, a painter, a bodhran maker.<p>Almost 30 years ago on a chilly June night I stumbled into Ballinalacken Castle House Hotel in County Clare and came upon a gruff lion of a man with an unruly mop of hair who offered me a country welcome amid peat fires, heavy …

Favorite Cities of the Super Rich

Multi-millionaires have their pick of the litter. They can live in the world's most expensive cities, like Monte Carlo, and have a second home in Miami. It's almost too easy. For real estate investors looking to tap into the hottest real estate markets in the world, luxury real estate consultancy …

One Pan Chicken Pasta with Chardonnay Wine Sauce

<i>posted</i> November 25, 2014 <i>by</i> Julie // 84 Comments »<p><i>Thank you Barefoot Wine for sponsoring this post!</i><p>Everything in this hearty <b>One Pan Chicken Pasta with</b> …

14 Things Short Girls Can Wear Instead of These Trends

You’re short, and that’s great—but maybe you don’t want to accentuate it. While actual growth is out of the question, you can change the way you …

18 Important Things To Know About Being Sleep Deprived

Including how to get the sweet, sweet ZZZs you need.

Sleep

How Backpacking Can Put You in Touch With Your Inner Saint

Book Talk<p>We value wilderness more because we're losing it, says author Belden C. Lane.<p>The box office success of the movie <i>Wild</i>, about one woman's trek along the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail to heal a broken heart, has led to an explosion of interest in wilderness hiking as a way of connecting to …

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Breakfast, Desserts, Healthy, Snacks, Toaster Oven | October 30, 2013 | By Emily<p>Until this year, I have been completely oblivious to the craze for …

Can It Get Any Better? Recipe: Peanut Butter and Banana Dessert Waffles

Waffles are breakfast royalty. Whenever we get a chance to make them, we do. Breakfast, dinner, dessert? Waffles. They’re amazing! They’re even …

Banana Crumble - Bunny's Warm Oven

In a ten inch cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until it dissolves …

Baking

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars | Recipes

Homemade Granola Bars<p>“My kids will never throw tantrums in public.”<br>“My daughter will always wear matching outfits.”<br>“My child will never eat processed …

Baked Alaska with Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice cream in a 500-degree oven? As long as it's bundled up in a thick layer of meringue, the outside caramelizes, and the inside (chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream) remains brr-illiantly chilly.

Travel

Travel

The Highest-Paying Cities For Tech Jobs

Silicon Valley is on top yet again. For 10 years Dice, a 24-year-old site that specializes in technology jobs, has rated the metro area that stretches from San Jose to San Francisco as the top-paying spot in the country for tech jobs. The average salary: $112,600, up 3.7% from the year before. …