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Jackie Strause is an editor and writer who relocated from NYC to LA. She has edited at Yahoo, Life & Style Weekly and In Touch Weekly, and NYPost.com.

Jennifer Aniston's Weird Airplane Habits & Other Celeb Travel Quirks

If you're the type to give your hotel room a Purell rubdown or never fly without your good-luck charm, then you're about to find yourself in A-list company. As a group, celebrities are known to use aliases and request over-the-top riders when they travel, but let's bring them down to earth for a second.

Bucket List Dining: The World's Most Expensive Restaurants

If you could have a bucket list meal, where would you go? Somewhere on this list. From the classic opulence of haute cuisine to the shiny new creations of molecular gastronomy, the world's most expensive restaurants range from new to historic and everything in between.

The Strangest Place You'll Ever See Bison - on SoCal's Catalina Island

"Bison, on an island? Off the coast of Los Angeles? Aren't they... out of place?" I asked my tour guide with the Catalina Island Conservancy. Here's what he told me. "In 1924, 14 bison were flown onto Catalina Island to be extras in a film called The Vanishing American ..."

#TIFF: This Toronto Hotel Brings 'Do Not Disturb' to a New Level

Anything can be discreetly delivered to your room at t he Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto - as long as it's legal. (Photo: Courtesy of The Windsor Arms) There is a hotel in Toronto where you can be a guest and never have to see another soul.

Don't Get Taken for a Ride: 6 Things You Need to Know About Uber

Annie Pho, Latonya Holloway, and Andrea Tatum all have one thing in common: A mysterious Uber bill. In these instances, Uber was misinformed and rightfully refunded all three users after they contacted customer service. Related: Confessions of an Uber Driver-We're Not Stupid! At this point, you would

Food, and Jose Andrés, Take Center Stage at DC's Landmark Music Festival

Yahoo is streaming the first ever Landmark Music Festival, live from Washington D.C. The lineup this year includes names like The Strokes, Drake, Miguel, Chromeo, TV On The Radio, and Twin Shadow. It starts Saturday, Sept. 26, and you can watch all weekend long at Yahoo.com/LandmarkFest. Chef Jose Andrés

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes That Give Turkey a Run for Its Money

Sure, turkey is the star of Thanksgiving. But your dinner table would be nothing without stellar performances from the supporting roles. Enter stage left: The side dishes. No Turkey Day plate is complete without delicious scoops of creamy sweet potatoes and crisp brussels sprouts, or servings of crumbling cornbread and fresh cranberry sauce.

16 Desserts for Thanksgiving Dinner That Aren't Pies

"In my opinion, dessert is almost as important as the turkey itself." These wise words, spoken by Bobby Flay, are spot on. The Thanksgiving meal is not a sprint, it's a journey. Pre-meal wine and cocktails give us big eyes and no inhibitions.

Dinner at the World's Most Expensive Restaurant Will Blow Your Mind

Photo: Hard Rock Ibiza Hotel Have you heard about Sublimotion? I hadn't. Not until I was prepping for my first trip to the magical island of Ibiza, Spain. My hosts informed me that we were being treated to dinner at the "world's most expensive restaurant," and I thought, "Really?"

This Restaurant Serves Dinner From the Year 2050

Welcome to Tech Tuesday , a weekly column featuring different aspects of food and technology. Come back each week for product reviews, lists of our favorite gadgets, and in-depth looks at how technology is changing how and what we eat. Diners and servers in a black-lit room during dinner service at Sublimotion.

The Island That Never Sleeps: The Perfect Thursday Night in Ibiza

Home of so many gorgeous beaches...no glow stick required. (Photo: Jackie Strause) As it turns out, you don't have to be a fist-pumping 20-something or an EDM aficionado to fall in love with Ibiza. There are enough sublime beaches and innovative restaurants to haunt your #TBT daydreams long after you leave.

'The O.C.' Is Getting the Musical Treatment and We Can Already Feel the Teen Angst

First Full House, then, and now The O.C.-our nostalgic hearts are so overwhelmed, we might burst into song. The Fox drama, which toyed with our emotions and tugged at our heartstrings from 2003 to 2007, is the next on-screen gem to be adapted for the stage, reports The Orange County story of oh-so-dramatic teens Seth, Summer, Ryan, and Marissa will be turned into a musical in Los Angeles by the same team behind "Cruel Intentions: The Musical."

Google Is Removing Revenge Porn from Search Results

Google is joining a very important fight. On Friday, the tech giant announced plans to tackle the growing Internet issue of revenge porn by removing private photos that have been posted without a person's consent from Google Search results.

Emilia Clarke Reveals 'Game of Thrones' Sex Scene Trick

We've heard about the "modesty sock" used in Hollywood sex scenes, but the pink and fluffy sock? That's a new one. Game of Thrones favorite Emilia Clarke-who reigns as mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show-shared a behind-the-scenes secret while visiting The Graham Norton Show on June 19.

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'Legally Blonde' Used to Have a Different Ending

The initial ending for Legally Blonde was weak sauce, says the hit movie's screenwriter - and the audience saw right through it. "It kind of ended right at the courthouse after she won the case," says the beloved film's lead scribe, Karen McCullah, during a roundtable at the 2015 Vulture Festival.

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Highlights From Hillary Clinton's First Campaign Speech

Hillary Clinton officially launched her 2016 presidential campaign with a 5,500-person rally on New York City's Roosevelt Island on Saturday. For her second run for the White House, the former secretary of state says she'll address one issue per week from now through August, reports CNN.

This Is Why Celebrities Fly Coach

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are seen flying out of Los Angeles International Airport in June with their children (left to right) Pax, Maddox, Vivienne, Shiloh and Zahara Jolie-Pitt. (Photo: Vantage News/IPx) We've all suffered through chatty, smelly, and armrest-hogging neighbors.

Michelle Obama's Advice For High School Graduates Is Really For All of Us

Michelle Obama visited Chicago's Martin Luther King College Preparatory High School last week with personal stories and a surprise Scandal message in tow. The First Lady grew up in the same South Side neighborhoods as the Class of 2015 graduates who sat before her, which made for a very touching speech about overcoming hardship.

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Watch runway shows from the hottest fashion designers, scope the best dressed celebrities on the red carpet street style, discover the latest and greatest beauty products to maintain a healthy glow, and get a sneak peek at our celebrity cover shoots before they hit newsstands. ELLE magazine is your insider guide to fashion's most fabulous.

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Sophisticated, elegant and provocative, Harper's BAZAAR is the fashion resource for women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture.

'Jurassic Park' Redux: 13 Places to Feel Like You're Living the Movie

Do you remember the first time you heard the deafening roar of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park ? In the film, things are just beginning to go south when the monster rears its gargantuan nostrils. After toying with the terrified children and flipping their jeep, it releases a sound so foreign, it can only be described as guttural.

15 Travel Pinterest Boards You Have to Follow Right Now

Pinners: Get ready to be inspired. Pinterest, the visual bookmarking site that is taking over social media, is the perfect tool to help you dream about and plan your next life-changing trip. It's free, it's at your fingertips, and it's growing.

Listen Up: Music Festivals Are Now Luring Foodies

Some Coachella attendees enjoyed a seated, four-course meal at the desert music festival. Photo: Getty Images Dancing-in-the-field season has only just begun, and already festivalgoers have feasted on blue crab hand-rolls, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, and BBQ brisket sandwiches between sets.

Christina Tosi Brings New Flavor to the MasterChef Boys Club

Christina Tosi is joining MasterChef as its first female judge. (Photo: Getty Images) There's a new judge in town when MasterChef reopens its kitchen doors. Christina Tosi, the James Beard Award-winning pastry chef behind Momofuku Milk Bar, joins returning chefs Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot when the TV hunt for the best home cook in the country kicks off with its sixth season on May 20.

5 Things You Need to Know About Coachella to Have the Best Time Ever

How to have the best time ever Coachella (Photo: Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) Despite its ever-growing popularity - tickets sold out in a record 40 minutes! - the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival decided to fight back against the mainstream this year.

Park City Guide: How to Do Sundance 2015 Like an Insider

The Egyptian Theatre in Park City is the cornerstone for the Sundance Film Festival (Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images) It's that time of year again. The time when Hollywood takes a break from awards season in Los Angeles to invade Park City for the Sundance Film Festival.

Everything We Know About Travel We Learned From 90s Movies

The first rule of travel hails from the movie "Armageddon": You don't want to miss a thing. Consult travel guides and experts to make sure you make the most of your trip. If something doesn't go according to plan, at least it's not the end of the world.

The Sweetest Things Airlines Have Done for Passengers (It Does Happen!)

Photo: Thinkstock Heartwarming is not typically a word many travelers associate with airlines. Miles, delays, and fees - yes. But heartwarming? Not so much. Now more than ever, some airlines are trying to change that. Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines got word minutes before takeoff that the family of a passenger on one of its flights had a family emergency.

7 Travel Tips We Learned From Our Favorite Eighties Movies

(AP Photo/Paramount Pictures) How many times has your favorite 1980's movie saved your life? You know, like the time you were dumped, stumbled on a marathon of Sixteen Candles, and watched it back-to-back with boxes of Thin Mints and tissues?

'SNL' Recap: Michael Keaton is an Easter Treat

Its been 22 years since Michael Keaton last hosted Saturday Night Live, and its safe to say that the cast was very excited. Minutes into the original Caped Crusaders monologue, Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan interrupted Keaton for a superfan serenade, just as the three-time host was telling the audience how his life has changed since his first go-round in 1982 ("I had a baby - he's 31.

These are the Travel Resolutions You Need to Keep in 2015

Instead of shooting for the stars, or trying to right a habitual wrong, make a promise that you have every incentive to want to keep. The below jet-setting guide contains feasible, affordable and do-able goals that are sure to skyrocket the quality of your year (and overall number of Instagram Likes).

The Millionaire Matchmaker's 25 Pickup Lines for the Plane

Leave it to Patti Stanger to get you hooked up on the plane. (NBC) By Jackie Strause As a guru on relationships, Patti Stanger preaches a lot of best practices. From "chivalry is not dead" to "no sex before monogamy," Bravo's no-nonsense Millionaire Matchmaker and Millionaire's Club founder has been doling out "Patti-isms" on love for over a decade.

14 Trips to Take After You Turn 20

Time to get moving on that bucket list. (Photo: Corbis Images) If you think you have all the time in the world to whittle away at your bucket list, think again. You can take your time with certain life goals on the agenda - like No. 32: Achieve goal weight, or No.

The 14 People You Don't Want to Sit Next to on a Plane

(Photo: Thinkstock) Let me begin by promising you that I am not an angry person. I would actually vow that I am inherently happy and all-around quite friendly and nice. But one thing that really grinds my gears, is being seated next to a nightmare neighbor on an airplane.

Welcome to the Jungle: The Safaris You Want to Do Now

Elephants and Lions and Acrobatic Monkeys! Oh, My! If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, go on an African safari. Observing wildlife in its natural habitat from inside an open-air 4x4 - or luxury mobile camp, boat, or even hot-air balloon - is worth the miles, cost, and planning that it takes to get you near a lurking leopard or migrating herd of wildebeest.

The 13 Most Terrifying Water Slides in America

Think water slides are just for kids? Think again. There are rides out there that are so terrifying, most adults won't want to set foot on them. They have rip-roaring rapids and 17-story plunges that will send you swerving through pitch-black tunnels at speeds up to 65 mph.

The Suite Life: 15 Over-the-Top Las Vegas Hotel Suites

Hey, high rollers, big spenders, and "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!" shouters: We've got some suites for you. When it comes to Las Vegas, a suite is more than just a suite: It's a villa, a penthouse, a bungalow - sometimes (ahem, Bellagio) it's an estate. We're not kidding!

Wrestle Gators and Charm Snakes! 10 Crazy Classes to Take This Summer

What do gators, King's Landing, and clowns have in common? All three are waiting for you this summer. Thanks to longer and lighter days, shorter workweek hours, and those glorious summer Fridays, summer presents the perfect schedule to try something new. And we don't mean simply picking up a new fitness class or splurging for a Citi Bike membership.

A Room With a (N)ice View! 9 Hotels at Glacier Sites

Imagine views like this from your hotel window (Photo: Trey Radcliff/Flickr) How do you top the experience of seeing a glacier up close and personal? By staying at one, of course! A handful of Mother Nature's massive, and now endangered, bodies of ice are also home to hotels and lodges where you can reside at a one-of-a-kind abode with an unbeatable view.

Strip Down at the Sexiest Pools in Vegas

Las Vegas pool parties are so chic, they actually have dress codes — no tank tops allowed, guys. Seriously. And leave the baseball hats and sports jerseys at home, too. Even if you are swim-dressed to impress, you still might not get in.

Do Not Disturb: The Sexiest Hotels in the World

Fun fact: There is a hotel in St. Lucia where a couple once spent five days without ever leaving the room. How? Three things: an open-air infinity pool instead of a fourth wall, a private chef and private dining sanctuary, and discreet yet around-the-clock butlers. That's without even mentioning the view or the thread count.

5 Patriotic Places to Visit This Summer

(Photo: Thinkstock) Today is the day to remember all of the men and women who have valiantly fought for our country. We don't know about you, but that makes us feel a little patriotic. Summer is a perfect time to hit the road or sky and visit some of the places that honor the individuals who helped to make our country what it is today.

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We have searched high and low through the mountains and the deserts to the sandy shores to bring you our top getaways within the USA

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