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6 Things Foreigners Hate About the US

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:34 PM

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller

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Credit: Flickr/Keoni Cabral

Sure, we stick out like sore thumbs overseas, the French think our country consists entirely of pictures of chicken wrapped in bacon, and the Euros don't like

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Ranking the Best Frozen Fast-Food Desserts

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 11:13 AM

If there's one underappreciated course in the fast-food canon, it's dessert. It's as if the only people who acknowledge a good shake are suits who try to out-grip each other's hands in business meetings.

Despite being relegated to boring trade shows and the bottom-right corner of menu boards, frozen desserts...

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The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:49 PM

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more...

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The 23 Worst Things About Being a Vegetarian

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:45 PM

Vegetarianism is a divisive topic, but no matter how you feel about animal rights, everyone can agree on one thing: it's incredibly hard to not eat bacon.

To explore the unhappy underbelly of ethical eating, we asked vegetarians across the country to share some of their day-to-day hardships...

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The 5 Most Hipster Neighborhoods on Earth

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:53 AM

By: Gianni Jaccoma

While we'd all love to think America has cornered the market on pretentious affectations and aloof behavior, the sad truth is that hipsters are by no means a domestic anomaly -- quite the opposite, in fact. From Singapore to Stockholm, whole neighborhoods have been overrun...

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5 of the World's Sexiest Infinity Pools

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM

By: Jordi Lippe

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Credit: Six Senses Yao Noi

While the thought of sailing off the edge of the planet used to strike terror into the most intrepid of explorers, today's Mai Tai-sipping vacationers the world over...

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9 Things to Never Say at Customs

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 10:53 AM

By: Matt Meltzer

You know when rooms without windows and clocks are fun? When they involve massage treatments or blackjack tables. You know when they're not fun? When they're customs detention rooms, and some guy is pawing through your luggage while another interrogates you like it's the first...

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13 Real-Life Stories of the Worst Customers Ever

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:33 AM

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The customer isn't always right, but they invariably think they are, even while they're punching a barista in the face.

So with a goal of equal parts catharsis, shaming, and old-fashioned hater-tainment, we asked service industry veterans across the...

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An International Hot Dog Guide, From Chile to the Czech Republic

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:21 PM

America has its fair share of variations on the hot dog. From coneys to Fenway franks to Chicago-style, it may appear that this favorite snack of many a baseball-fueled evening has seen every possible permutation. But there's still an entire world to consider!

In our research, we not...

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How to Brunch Like an American Hero: The Definitive Guide

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:08 AM

These are dark times for brunch, my fellow citizens. Just a few months ago, in a fiasco as absurd as it was frightening, this nation's mightiest city nearly lost its God-given right to drink bottomless mimosas while eating brioche-everything and talking about Coachella. Across the country,...

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What Your Chipotle Order Says About You

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:06 AM

Though there is clearly a lot that people don't know about Chipotle, what we do know is that it is a regular stop for tons of folks, be they college students, office workers, or Presidents who refuse to respect the sneeze guard. But did you know...

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10 Reasons Travel Agents Are Better Than the Internet

(31) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:09 PM

By: Matt Meltzer

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While you might put travel agent right up there with VCR repair man and video store clerk on the list of jobs that have gone the way of the Yellow Pages, there's a reason you...

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America's 5 Greatest Party Lakes

(3) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:54 PM

By: Lauren Everitt

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Credit: Tour Lake St. Clair

Lake vacations were once about the blob, your Miller High Life-drinking uncle's legendary Buddha-belly flop, and the awkward muscle-shirt tan. Now, it's all "I'm On A Boat," bikinis, kegs, and...

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Are 9 Classic Candy Bars Better Frozen? We Found Out

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:53 PM

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There comes a point in every kid's life when he has a revelatory summer moment: In lieu of asking Dad for cash and running after the ice cream truck (exhausting), he realizes he can freeze his candy bars (efficient)! Of course,...

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The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 11:11 AM

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Credit: Flickr/Basheer Tome

Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a menu. Except at Denny's, where the primary focus is Photoshopping Grand Slams to look less like strike-outs.

To...

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Every State in the USA, Ranked By Its Food and Drink

(127) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:38 PM

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During America Week, a parlor game emerged among our editors, in which we discussed what state we'd want to eat and drink in for the rest of our lives if we couldn't move anywhere else. And, in order to...

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Europeans Taste-Test America's Trashiest Snacks

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 1:28 PM

Europeans just looove to sit on their high horse and judge America, smugly mocking our short vacations, our proclivity for sneakers and baseball caps, and most importantly, our junk food. From aerosol cheese to cake that can survive a nuclear war, Europeans laugh at (and remain perplexed by) some of...

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The 14 Most American Things You Can Do in America

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 1:04 PM

By: Matt Meltzer

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Credit: Flickr User Leonardo Stabile

Because being a True American involves more than drinking canned beer while standing on your furniture, we've compiled a list of other ways to celebrate the birth of this great...

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Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Foods to Grill... Other Than Burgers

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 11:54 AM

You typically know what to grill at a cookout: burgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken, and steak. But occasionally you've got to up the ante a bit and try something new -- especially when your girlfriend's dad is watching. Also, why is he here? Did...

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Beer Experts Select the 17 Best Summer Beers

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Some summer seasonals deserve coveted space in your cooler, while others should be left to crowd gas station beer fridges well into the fall. To help guide you through the wealth of wheat beers, session ales, and busty blondes unleashed during the summer months, we tapped a panel...

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