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From SPAM to Barbed Wire: Seven of the Weirdest Museums in America

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted May 13th 2011 07:00 AM
Seven of the Weirdest Museums in America

Wandering Eyre, flickr

Imagine: A whole museum dedicated to SPAM in all its canned, hammy goodness.

Well, imagine no longer – this place exists, as do a number of museums dedicated to oddities like funeral history, medical specimens, barbed wire and more. Better yet, they can all be found somewhere in the United States. So, if the idea of missing out on jewelry made of hair is too much to bear, check out some of the weirdest museums in America.
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National Public Gardens Day: 10 Under-The-Radar Gardens To Visit This Mother's Day (PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta. Posted May 6th 2011 07:30 AM

American Public Gardens Association

May 6th marks the 3rd annual National Public Gardens Day. Created to bring awareness to the importance of public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship and plant and water conservation, the day will see some 500 events across the country to celebrate America's public gardens.
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Best Airport Food: Eight Restaurants for Chowing Down on Local Flavors

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Apr 18th 2011 01:45 PM
airport restaurants

jasonlam, flickr

Given the questionable reliability of air travel these days, there's a chance that that booking fee is going to include a no-expenses-paid, overnight vacation in an airport terminal. Or there's always the missed connection or five-hour layover option. The situation can be especially depressing when escaping the airport is not an option.
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Luxury Weekend Getaways for Couples: Get the Romance Back

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Mar 8th 2011 04:00 PM
Between work, home, and everything else you've got going on, it can be tough to keep the spark alive for even the most in-love couple; that's where romantic getaways for couples come in handy! Regardless of whether you love to luxuriate in bed, share the same taste in music, or just have a big appetite for life, there's a vacation out there for every single couple, but, hey, don't blame us if you don't leave the room enough to enjoy your entire getaway!
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SXSW Music Festival: Making the Most of Badges, Bands, and Your Budget

by Christopher Curley. Posted Feb 23rd 2011 11:00 AM
SXSW Music

Ed Schipul, Flickr

In the last five years, the SXSW Music conference, once an event primarily for music industry insiders and lucky Austinites, has become a something of a free-for-all, attracting thousands of music lovers from all over the country.
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