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British Tea Etiquette: How to Drink it Downton Abbey-Style

The British famously believe that nearly everything can be cured by a cup of tea. Every day in the UK, we consume more than 165m cups of the stuff, but there is a grand version of this soothing, simple hot drink: traditional tea, enjoyed at around 4:00 p.m., accompanied by savouries and cakes. It …

Type 2 diabetes can be cured through weight loss, Newcastle University finds

Millions of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes could be cured of the disease if they just lost weight, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at Newcastle University have shown the disease is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and losing less than one gram from the organ can reverse the …

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50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

Xavier snob's bullying contained uncomfortable truths about our education system

Xavier College, which charges more than $20,000 in fees for senior students, has 71 per cent of families from the top socioeconomic grouping, and …

9 experiences to have in Winnipeg before you die

1. Hook some dead frogs to your line and wait for 30-lb. catfish to come to you.<p>Become a Master Angler on the Red River. Hook up with rock ‘n’ roll …

A Simple Trick For Keeping Bananas Riper, Longer

Ten bananas for $1.50 sounds like such a good idea... until it's four days later and you've eaten one. Here's a quick trick for keeping your favorite fruit yellow longer.<p><b>What you need:</b> A pre-ripe (somewhat green) bunch of bananas and some plastic wrap.<p><b>What you do:</b> Break apart the bananas and secure …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

OFFICIAL: Jeremy Clarkson fired from Top Gear

This story is developing.<p>It's official: The BBC confirms that Jeremy Clarkson has been fired from Top Gear. The broadcaster has just announced that Clarkson's contract "will not be renewed by the BBC, marking the end of his time as Top Gear presenter."<p>In the official BBC statement, director general …

20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

Qantas retires its oldest aircraft, the City of Canberra 747-400, to Wollongong aviation museum

A Qantas jumbo jet has made history, landing at a regional airport in New South Wales to become the first 747-400 in the world to go on public …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

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The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Greece: shot on location

Greece’s ravishing coastlines, dramatic mountainscapes and classic small villages make the perfect backdrop not just for our mundane lives but also for the on-screen hijinks of many a Hollywood blockbuster. Here, we guide you through some of the top locations from famous movies shot in Greece. Pick …

17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

5 Under-The-Radar Hawaii Sites That Are As Historic As They Are Beautiful

Sure, you know about Pearl Harbor, but you probably don't realize that Hawaii's involvement in World War II extends far beyond the date that lives in infamy.<p>Nestled among the white-sand beaches, ubiquitous rainbows and hallowed surf breaks, Hawaii's WWII landmarks are as scenic as they are historic …

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

Why Do Dogs Watch—and React to—TV?

Just like humans, their response to the tube depends on their personality, experts say.<p>Our first Weird Animal Question of the Week of 2015 comes to us from our very own photo editor Mallory Benedict, who's curious about why her sister's poodle pays such rapt attention to the television.<p>"He totally …

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.<p>I think it has to do …

Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry: Low Calorie and Super Yummy

This skinny stir-fry is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. <b>Each huge, fiber rich serving has 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> You'll be so satisfied with this dish just the way it is but it can be served over brown rice …

Xerotigana: Mykonos' Honey Fried Dough Strips

Elsewhere in Greece, these delicate fried pastry stripes are called "diples". In Mykonos we call them "xerotigana". "Xerotigana" is like "diples" only they don't contain eggs: crispy, fried sweets in different shapes ( bows, as my grandmother used to make, and roses) dipped in honey syrup and …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Billy Joel was honored with the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a star-studded celebration that aired Friday night on PBS, …

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6 Mistakes You Make When Making Your Bed

A few key fixes can make a difference.<p>Making your bed certainly isn't rocket science, but the difference between a messy display and an especially smooth (and super-inviting) mattress is actually all in the details.<p><b>1. You lay your top sheet pattern-up.</b><p>Placing it pattern-side down is actually the …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

Greek Traditional New Year's Cake for Good Luck!

<b>Vassilopita with Chios mastic, orange blossom water and pistachios</b><p>Every New Year's Eve we prepare the cake (<b>"Vassilopita", St. Basil's New Year's cake</b>), decorate it with the number of the New Year and we hide a coin (gold, silver or brass) inside, which is believed to bring good luck to whoever …

10 Simple Yet Stylish Watches Under $100

The watch enthusiast faces a constant conundrum: quality or quantity? A collection of sub-par, cheapo timepieces will never do. But a single …