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Kea, Greece: Secret Seaside

<i>Where is this beach? The Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea</i><p><i>Who's it good for? Families, relaxed couples and groups</i><p><i>What is there to do? Eat and drink local specialities, relax in your villa or on the beach, explore ancient ruins</i><p><i>What makes it special? Kea is close to the Greek mainland but many</i> …

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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Skillet Peach Cobbler

8 Servings<p>When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose …

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

Would you stay at a hotel like this? Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile: http://www.huilohuilo.com/alojamiento/montana-magica-lodge

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

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Sony's rumored QX10 and QX100 'lens cameras' pair with your smartphone or tablet, pictured ahead of release

Now this is innovation, folks. Sony's reportedly gearing up to announce a pair of "lens cameras" that attach to your existing smartphone or tablet. The unique devices are said to feature a sensor, processor, zoom lens, WiFi connectivity and an SD card slot, but no display or other typical controls …

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers | Colossal

<p>Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map? Armed with smart phones and fancy GPS apps that map the …

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When You Should Wait to Get a Mortgage

You're doing everything right, paying your bills on time, earning a good living, and you're applying for a mortgage -- with second thoughts. Maybe …

The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of options when it comes to chocolate cake. Between molten lava cake, German chocolate, and devil's food cake, we seriously have an array of choices when we want cake that's rich with chocolate. But just like with everything else in life, not all chocolate cakes are created equal -- …

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Disney Gives Marvel Fans First Look at Big Hero 6 Animated Film

Marvel logo conspicuously absent from titles ...<p>Walt Disney Animation Studios presented fans at today's D23 Expo with a look at the story, concept …

From SculptGL, SculptFab to Freestyle: 3D Sculpting Web Apps for Making All the Blobs You Want

Maybe I'm just bitter that my hopes for immediate 3D-sculpting artistic genius were dashed (see above), but there is something really strange about …

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Shark Deterrent Wetsuits and Surfboards - The Fox Is Black

Surfing in the ocean is both amazing and nerve-racking. In my early twenties I used to surf at a town called Bolinas, a great little spot located in …

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind Arkansas girl's illness.<p><b>A 12-year-old Arkansas girl has been in a hospital for over a week after being infected with a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>A news release Friday from the Arkansas …