The apps you must download immediately

A flood of new smartphones are now off the shelves and being used as we turn to 2015. For some, it is their first phone with such powerful capabilities. We've broken down the apps you should download immediately to get started with your iPhone or Android device. Enjoy your first smartphone, as well as Netflix, the Weather Channel app, Spotify and more.


Italy's Giusti Garden is a magical mix of chaos and order

A huge angry stone face looks down on visitors through giant spires of cypress trees at Giusti Garden. The intimidating mascherone was originally designed to breathe fire, probably the only thing that could make it more foreboding. It was just one of the surprises I and 32 other gardeners found on a 10-day trip in September to visit gardens of Northern Italy.


In rhythm with Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This city is blanketed with churches. Downtown Presbyterian, Cross Point, First Baptist, Midtown Fellowship. But many of those who come here seek a different kind of spiritual kinship that can be found only at local shrines devoted to music: Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Historic RCA Studio B.


'Frozen' brings princess power to Disney's Hollywood Land

The new "Frozen" fiefdom of Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and "counselor" Olaf in Disney California Adventure's Hollywood Land is not just a way to solidify the already successful film franchise; it's a whole new version of Disney's most high-octane fuel-source: princess power.

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