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Backpack trip tells geologic story of Grand Canyon

When I first peered into the layer cake that is the Grand Canyon several years ago, I was surprised to spot a continuous strip of green between a grayish section and a red-brown one. "How could so much shrubbery grow in the desert Southwest?" I wondered as I stood at the edge of the South Rim.

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Jamaica's sweet lodgings over the water, atop the sea

(A big deal is happening: the first overwater bungalows in the Caribbean were to open Dec. 2. Similar to overwater bungalows in French Polynesia, Jamaica's Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay has figured out how to put the romantic lodgings safely in Caribbean waters. We got a sneak peek and the chance to be among the first test guests to stay overnight in one of the most romantic lodgings in the world.)

Health & Family

Game review: 'Just Dance 17,' gets kids off the couch and into the virtual club

Parents need to know that "Just Dance 2017" is a dancing game. The game's music library includes a wide variety of dance songs, some of which include the occasional suggestive lyrics and/or dance moves. The game does require internet access in order to link to a UPlay Rewards account, public global platform for sharing, or compete online with the rest of the world. In-game ads for DLC, including "Unlimited" streaming service and premium songs, add pressure to players to spend real money beyond the price of the actual game.

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How I traveled to 8 countries with $2,700 in my pocket

Learning to travel on a budget can turn dream destinations into a reality. As someone who’s spent the past three years traveling on a shoestring budget, nothing’s taught me more about budget travel than getting my wallet stolen three days into a six-week trip.

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The 5 best pizzas in Chicago

Pizza is a sacred thing in Chicago. Neighborhoods are defined by their pizza spots, reputations are made and lost by the quality of pizza that you choose to consume. Frankly, I don’t have anything to do with people who eat New York-style pizza although you'll find plenty of the ill-advised stuff in Chicago.

Videos

First look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lead Designer, David Adjaye discusses the themes and inspirations behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The signature exterior feature called "Corona," consists of 3,600 bronze-colored cast-aluminum panels weighing a total of 230 tons.
Credit: Ali Rizvi/McClatchy
First look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture 1:43

First look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Rafters enjoy the rapids on the French Broad River 1:46

Rafters enjoy the rapids on the French Broad River

Triplet lemurs born despite birth control at South Carolina Zoo 1:42

Triplet lemurs born despite birth control at South Carolina Zoo

Best Kept Secrets: For Sports Fans 1:16

Best Kept Secrets: For Sports Fans