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The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …

Mac And Cheese Creations: Over The Top And Completely Amazing

By now it's pretty clear that mac and cheese will forever be a favorite food. We know that we're smitten. We feel pretty certain that you have good feelings about mac and cheese too. But none of us can possibly love mac and cheese as much as the food bloggers below do. It takes true love of a food …

Ground Beef Recipes That Go Beyond Burgers

We know that people don't typically get excited when ground beef is what's for dinner -- unless it means hamburgers, of course. But listen guys, ground beef is the workhorse of many great recipes. Lasagna wouldn't be as hearty. Chili would lack its heartiness. And meatballs would cease to exist. …

NASA probe finds new zone at doorstep to interstellar space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Reports last summer than NASA’s long-lived Voyager 1 space probe had finally left the solar system turned out to be a bit premature, scientists said on Thursday.<p>Rather, the spacecraft, which was launched in 1977 for a five-year mission to study Jupiter and …

The World's Best Summertime Destinations

Scads of summer revelers consider the end of the school year or the Memorial Day weekend the beginning of the season, but for many, it doesn't really kick into gear until summer solstice in late June.<p>In this time of fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream, we've named the The …

All I really need to know about Philadelphia I learned from my airport shuttle driver

I have never been to Philadelphia before, I tell the airport shuttle driver.<p>The closest I ever came to visiting was when I was in New York and a …

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The Best New Bars of 2013

No matter where you're hitting the town -- from New York to Shanghai -- these bars, clubs, and cocktail establishments will have you at the center of the city's nightlife scene.<p>Condé Nast Traveler<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best New Bars<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Hot New Hotels Under $300<p>Photo Quiz: Ocean or …

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

My Favorite On-the-Road Apps

On recent trips, I’ve zipped around Belgium, Israel, and Ireland on foot and behind the wheel of a rented car without getting lost (okay, it happened once in awhile), all because of my phone, or what I like to call my third hand.<p>When I think back to traveling ten years ago, I can’t even imagine (or …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Packing Light: Two Months With 24 Pounds in a Carry-On Bag

When I'm packing for a trip, I review the itinerary to see how mobile I'll need to be. If I'm flying to meet a cruise ship, and then flying directly home from the last port, I can pack heavy. If I'm heading out on a TV shoot and will have a car for the entire trip, I'll lighten up on the "packing …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …