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8 unique summer vacations that won't break the bank

A getaway can really put an exclamation point on a great summer, but not if it ruins your budget for the rest of the year.<p>According to the Bureau of …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

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Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal

The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the …

5 Reasons to Visit La Jolla

Native Americans originally called this seaside enclave just north of San Diego Woholle, or “hole in the mountains,” a nod to the red-brown grottoes …

California

No typing here, instead draw with Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard prototype

Microsoft Research today released what they are calling an "analog keyboard" for Android Wear. The keyboard will allow you to input text by drawing …

Wear OS

Here's Why Android's Design Chief Thinks The Idea Mobile Is Dead

"Mobile is dead," Duarte told Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief of The Verge, at this year's Accel Design Conference in San Francisco. "Everybody is so obsessed with mobile...It's time to stop that."<p>That may sound strange considering mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) have been partially …

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Christmas Cookies & Snacks That You Can Ship

Sea salt keeps these brown sugar popcorn balls from seeming too sweet, and the optional addition of toasted, chopped pecans gives them …

A Southern Christmas Menu

Roasted fresh ham, biscuits and buttermilk-lemon pie make this the ultimate Southern menu for Christmas dinner

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25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 14, Stained Glass Lemon Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 14: Stained Glass Lemon Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Do not adjust your set. Do not be alarmed. This recipe contains …

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Cheesy Cheese Balls for the Most Festive Christmas Party Spread

Hate them if you will, but the classic cheese ball is a tasty, crowd-pleasing holiday treat<p>Hate them if you will, but cheese balls are delicious: a sphere made of cheese, cream cheese, and herbs or spices, all blanketed in something crunchy. It's the ultimate festive holiday treat. We rolled out a …

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50 Christmas Breakfast & Brunch Ideas That Won't Totally Spoil Dinner

Eat sticky buns, eggs Benedict, pancakes, or quiche in moderation. (Mimosas optional.)<p>Christmas breakfast is a dangerous game. You don't want to fill up before the enormous dinner coming ahead, but you get hungry while slaving over the stove (and oven) all day. Let us solve the problem: Pick easy, …

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Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at home, from …

The mobile testing challenge: How to improve your UX and prepare for the future

It’s one of the biggest headaches for mobile developers and organizations launching mobile initiatives, and one where the most capital can be wasted: mobile testing.<p>Since testing can amount to as much as 10 percent of a mobile development budget, this headache can quickly avalanche into a disaster …

Hôtel Meurice Expert Review | Fodor’s Travel

Since 1835, the Meurice has welcomed royalty and celebrities, from the Duchess of Windsor to Salvador Dalí—both of whom resided at the grande-dame …

World’s 15 Best Brewery Visits

It’s the time of year to raise a mug to the biggest 16 days in beer-drinking—Oktoberfest. The Bavarian-born celebration celebrates its 203rd year in …

Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)

Avoid the cliché picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and dine al fresco at one of these locals-only finds.

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.

A Fumble-Free Alarm App With A Brilliant Gestural UI

Heavy sleeper? This app, from Tiny Hearts, makes you shake your phone until you wake.<p>Everyone has tricks for motivating themselves out of bed: alarms set at a deafening volume, the <i>Rocky</i> soundtrack instead of a ringtone, or a phone or clock stashed far away from the bed.<p>The new Wake Alarm app from …

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The Form Usability Treasure Trove: 42+ Top Resources

Avoid Splitting Single Input Entities<p>When designing forms for mobile, <i>keeping it simple</i> is the name of the game. If you need a single piece of data, …