Valerie Jones

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Travel Yoga: 14 Tips for Doing Yoga On-The-Go

Add a little flexibility to your travel routine.<p>Relaxation is paramount for a successful trip—even if said trip is jetting off to a busy city on …

Yoga

Putin, Modi vow closer ties as their governments sign defense, energy deals

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged closer ties between their historically allied countries as their governments signed agreements in the defense, nuclear and energy sectors.<p>Indian and Russian officials vowed to ease visa …

Russia

Police: Armed man killed in Charlotte mall

<b>(CNN) —</b> An officer-involved shooting inside a mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday left one person dead, according to police.<p>The man who died, identified as 18-year-old Daquan Antonio Westbrook, was armed, police said. No officers were injured.<p>"Preliminary evidence gathered on scene …

Law Enforcement

The best french fries in fast food

Hollis Johnson<p>French fries are one of the most important fast-food menu items.<p>Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, and Wendy's are fast-food giants who offer signature takes on the classic food.<p>McDonald's fries have had the same signature taste for years, while Burger King and Wendy's have changed …

Fast Food

13 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes To Save Your Sanity

There are some dishes that have be made on Thanksgiving day. Turkey cannot be roasted—or deep fried—ahead of time, mashed potatoes will not stay fluffy, and Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts will not remain crisp. To help you deal with the stress of T-Day and keep everything running smoothly, we've …

The 10 Best Bakeries in America

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Sean Cooley/Thrillist</i><p>You've heard the phrase "like a kid in a candy store," but what's the grown-up equivalent? Like a dude in a short DMV line? Like a lady who doesn't get picked for jury duty?? Those are pretty bleak, so let's go with another culinary comparison: like an …

San Francisco

8 Yoga Moves for Stronger Knees

Yoga can be daunting for those with knee problems. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of us, myself included. Below are the yoga poses I used to strengthen …

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

From A-Ha to Adele, breaking down the franchise's legendary (and legendarily bad) opening numbers<p>James Bond movie theme songs are the cinematic …

Why does ice cream give you ‘brain freeze’?

Delicious frozen desserts come with a sting in their tail. But why?<p>One of the most mind-numbing types of headache comes from one of the greatest desserts ever invented. By some estimates, as many as one in three people suffer from “ice cream headaches” or “brain freeze,” as the phenomenon is …

Headaches

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: America's Not Ready To Dump Trump

Donald Trump has united American voters, though perhaps not in the way he’d envisioned. More than 200,000 petitioners demanded that NBC cancel any …

Donald Trump

13 Recipes That Should Be on Your Summer Bucket List

There's something about summertime that makes us so prone to making bucket lists, lists that grip us with the same voracious enthusiasm as New Year's resolutions—but instead of bracing ourselves against the cold, we're expanding. Summer is wonderful in this way.<p>What's on your summer bucket list? …

Recipes

Want To Try A Sugar-Free Diet? Here’s 10 Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings And Break A Sugar Habit By Nutritional Therapist Elsa Jones

Nutritional therapist and author of the bestselling book 'Goodbye Sugar' Elsa Jones shares her top tips on starting a sugar-free diet, and how it can …

Nutrition

An Italian taste tests American junk food

On the ground floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is an exhibition titled “Food: Transforming the American table 1950-2000” with Julia Child’s kitchen as its crown jewel. It traces the most important moments in the history of American food, from the invention of the …

Processed Food

6 Summer Recipes We Can't Wait To Try

<i>Consider this your playbook for a season of delicious meals that highlight in-season ingredients.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

Cooking

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Baking

From Paint to Pixels

A growing number of artists are using data from self-tracking apps in their pieces, showing that creative work is as much a product of its technology as of its time.<p>It’s unlikely Claude Monet would have been Claude Monet without the portable paint tube, which allowed him to work outside and …

Art
North Africa

Norwegian Skillingsbolle (Cinnamon Buns)

After spending the better part of a soggy afternoon ducking in and out of the narrow wooden passageways in Bergen's old wharf, Bryggen (the UNESCO site was Norway's center for German Hanseatic trade in the 14th century), I was rewarded with one simple pleasure: a fresh-from-the-oven <i>skillingsbolle</i> …

Baking

How The Pop-Tart Helped Destroy Leisurely Breakfasts In America

For many Americans, weekday breakfasts are eaten in haste, if at all. Yogurt is packed in squeeze tubes, granola bars are pocket-sized and even cereal and milk, ever a staple, tends to be scarfed down while simultaneously packing a book bag at home or during the morning commute.<p>And then there are …

Breakfast

'Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement

<b>(CNN) —</b> Selma, it seems, is everywhere.<p>The Ava DuVernay film of that name continues to draw audiences and plaudits, while this month marks the 50th anniversary of three pivotal civil rights marches from the Alabama city -- the first two stopped by brute force, the third a triumphant procession to …

Rights & Freedoms
India
India

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …

40th Anniversary of SNL

10 Best Urban Brunch Spots in the U.S.

In America's cities from coast to coast, brunch has become a way of life. Whether recovering from a big night out or just looking to start the day day in style, both city dwellers and travelers find that a delicious brunch is the ultimate incentive to head out on a weekend morning. At these …

Breakfast

Keep Calm and Contour On: The Best Contouring Kits for Every Skill Level

Face it---contouring is not leaving the beauty world anytime soon. At the beginning of 2015, many were quick to declare the trend as passe, but the …

Makeup

Grandmother Lives On Cruise Ship For $164,000 A Year, Sails Through Golden Years Beautifully

An 86-year-old grandmother is living the good life on the high seas.<p>Florida widow Lee Wachtstetter has lived the last seven years on the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity, shelling out $164,000 annually for her state room and all the perks, the Asbury Park Press reported.<p>Wachtstetter and her …

Cruise Ships

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco