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The yummy history of hot chocolate

That cold winter night staple has a long and intricate history.

These are the best places to celebrate the holidays in 2019

Our readers' favorite seasonal events and attractions
Bald eagle wrapped in octopus' tentacles rescued by salmon farmers

Bald eagle wrapped in octopus' tentacles rescued by salmon farmers

Salmon farmers at Vancouver Island, Canada rescued a bald eagle trapped in the tentacles of a large octopus.
Combine holiday shopping and sightseeing with a visit to a museum store

Combine holiday shopping and sightseeing with a visit to a museum store

Holiday shoppers can combine culture and commerce when they shop at a museum store.
Year-round Las Vegas resort pool aims to be 'the greatest pool in the history of the world'

Year-round Las Vegas resort pool aims to be 'the greatest pool in the history of the world'

A temperature control system will allow the Circa Resort & Casino pool area to be open 365 days a year, plus there's a huge video screen.
Circa Resort & Casino with stunning pool is coming to Downtown Las Vegas

Circa Resort & Casino with stunning pool is coming to Downtown Las Vegas

Slated for a 2020 opening in downtown Las Vegas, Circa will feature 511 rooms and suites.
How many of these 10 hidden gems in Iceland have you seen?

How many of these 10 hidden gems in Iceland have you seen?

Explore Iceland beyond the tourist hot spots

What are jonnycakes, and why do Rhode Islanders love them?

The long journey to the Ocean State's most intriguing breakfast meal

Ego tourists: Who are they, and how do you know if you're one of them?

"Ego tourist" has come to describe fake ecotourists or travelers who seek out "authentic" but risk-free experiences. Mostly, it's self-centered folks.

These are the best ski towns in North America, ranked

Looking for a winter getaway? These 10 ski towns have it all, according to 10Best readers.
'Absolutely heartbroken': Teen brothers from Chicago area among New Zealand volcano victims

'Absolutely heartbroken': Teen brothers from Chicago area among New Zealand volcano victims

New Zealand medical staff were continuing to work around the clock treating severely burned survivors of the eruption as the death toll climbs to 16.
Airport creates 'dangerous' Christmas tree made from knives and other confiscated items

Airport creates 'dangerous' Christmas tree made from knives and other confiscated items

A Lithuanian airport is getting in the spirit with a Christmas tree made of confiscated items that landed some passengers on Santa's naughty list.

Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of business

The shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.
American Airlines apologizes after forcing passenger to change 'Hail Satan' shirt

American Airlines apologizes after forcing passenger to change 'Hail Satan' shirt

American Airlines is apologizing after a passenger says she was forced to remove her "Hail Satan" shirt or leave the flight.

We all scream for ice cream: Museum of Ice Cream opening permanent location in New York City

The Museum of Ice Cream previously opened a permanent location in San Francisco and has had pop-ups in Los Angeles, Miami and two pop-ups in NYC.

American pushes back 737 Max return again: Passengers won't fly it until April at earliest

American is the first U.S. airline to remove the Max through early April, past the one year mark for the grounding.

12 of the trendiest international destinations you should really visit in 2020

Sometimes the biggest hot spots stay the same. But that's beginning to change. Check out 2020's predicted destination trends and plan a trip.

10 weird Arizona facts, from the first McDonald's drive-through to a village run by burros

All sorts of intriguing tidbits of information define Arizona. Everyone knows we've got sun. How many of these other Arizona facts do you know?

Ask the Captain: How safe are commercial airports with short runways?

This week, retired US Airways Captain John Cox explains why passengers shouldn't be concerned about airports with short runways.
Teen brothers from Chicago area among New Zealand volcano victims; estimated death toll rises to 16

Teen brothers from Chicago area among New Zealand volcano victims; estimated death toll rises to 16

New Zealand medical staff were continuing to work around the clock treating severely burned survivors of the eruption as the death toll climbs to 16.