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Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

The 16 Best Ways to Fade Dark Spots and Even Your Skin Tone

Topical remedies that actually work.<p>Those freckles that were considered adorable when you were young are now simply a sign of your youthful (and current) sun exposure indiscretion. At some point, the same speckles are given the unfortunate name of "age spots." Even worse, hyperpigmentation has been …

7 ways to outsmart your sweet tooth

We’ve all been there. The sugar cravings kick in and you give in to temptation; your serotonin levels rise as a result, providing a happy high; then, soon after, you’re primed for a crash.<p>While ignoring these urges can be easier said than done, there are some easy tricks you can use to effectively …

How to Lose Your Belly By Summer, According to Dietitians

The first day of summer is just weeks away. So if you’re looking to tone your tummy to feel confident in your swimsuit, it sounds like you’re looking …

What are the best foods for heart health?

Heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States. In this Spotlight, we outline 16 foods that, when consumed as part of a …

13 Foods You Should Never Eat If You Don’t Want Cancer

Your diet affects more than just your waistline. Consuming one or more of these foods regularly may increase your risk of cancer.<p>We’ve long known …

Cancer

30 Low-Glycemic Foods That Won't Eff With Your Blood Sugar

Stable blood sugar = less PIA cravings.<p>It's a tale as old as time: You eat a huge-ass cupcake, get a surge of energy—and then 30 minutes later you crash.<p>Well, a lot of foods beyond desserts (like brown rice, peas, and even some vegetables) can also mess with your blood sugar and cause this same …

If You're Not Color Correcting, What Are You Doing?

Sometimes, foundation and concealer alone don't cut it. No matter how much coverage you layer on, stubborn dark undereye circles, redness, and acne scars can still show through. When your go-to complexion products fail, it's time to call in some trusty reinforcements: color correctors. The general …

This Science-Backed Diet Cuts the Risk of Heart Disease by 30%

From the trendy keto diet, beloved by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Adrianna Lima, to the restrictive Whole 30 diet, which has …

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

Entertainment

9 Of The Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums For Smooth, Plump And Hydrated Skin

If there's one ingredient your skincare routine shouldn't be without, it's hyaluronic acid.<p>Hyaluronic acid. Those who aren't in the know might think it sounds a little scary. Acid? Why would you want to put that on your face, right?<p>But cast aside any ideas of a red raw complexion or flaky cheeks, …

40 Vegetarian Recipes To Make, Eat, and Repeat All Summer Long

Cooking

The 7 Most Popular Facial Moisturizers on Amazon Right Now

Sometimes the idea of completely overhauling your beauty routine at the start of a new season can seem overwhelming and excessive. And while it's definitely not necessary to ditch every step of your regimen as you move further into spring, your moisturizer is something that warrants a little …

11 Underrated Movies To Watch On Netflix When You Feel Like You've Already Seen It All

The weekend may feel too far away, but if you're lacking formal plans, a Netflix marathon session is always a good idea. If you're an avid viewer, …

100 Healthy Recipes to Keep Dinner Exciting When You're on a Diet

The most difficult part about deciding to take on a new diet is coming up with unique and versatile meal options that won't make you want to cheat. Grocery shopping for and cooking dinner suddenly becomes a task you want to avoid at all cost, but with some planning, dinner doesn't have to be …

Cooking

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Nutrition

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

'Most Instagrammable Hotel’ in the world is in the Maldives

The world’s “Most Instagrammable Hotel” is in the Maldives, according to <i>Luxury Travel Adviso</i>r magazine.<p>Despite recent violence and a state of …

8 of the Most Unique Walking Paths in the World

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Once a battle site in the Croatian War of Independence, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an enchanting …

Hiking

9 Ways to Get a Flat Belly Without Diet or Exercise

Perfect Your Posture<p>"Straighten up," advises <i>The Biggest Loser</i> trainer Kim Lyons, and your figure will look better. "When your posture is good, you're automatically engaging and toning your stomach muscles." If you need to remind yourself to stand tall, she says, a few strategically placed Post-it …

Brela Is The Secret European Beach Retreat You've Been Dreaming About

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP.<p>The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand paradise in Australia to an epic strip of sand in Greece, yet somehow each find is better than the last.<p>Brela is another one of those insanely gorgeous, …

The Top 100 Scenic-View Restaurants in America

We all look for different things in a restaurant. Some people place attentive service, a diverse menu, or a killer view right up there with the quality of the food. If you're the type who loves to dine alfresco (or at least with beautiful scenery through your window), this list below is right up …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Your Adventure Bucket List

Trips to Take Before You Die<p>A bucket list without a destination is like a bucket without a handle—it just goes nowhere. Well, we've got a plan for you, and it culminates with these 30 perfect escapes.<p>Shred the Night Lights<p>We've searched the globe, and it's impossible to top Niseko, Japan, on the …

South Africa elections: have 20 years of democracy truly transformed nation?

The new South Africa goes on trial again this week. Twice.<p>On Monday, Oscar Pistorius returned to court to buttress his charge that this was a country so ravaged by crime that he had to arm himself to the teeth in expectation of murderous burglars.<p>On Wednesday, 25 million registered voters will go …

South Africa election: Everyone's a winner

Andrew Harding @BBCAndrewH on Twitter<p><b>If you were looking for a political earthquake, you've come to the wrong election.</b><p>South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of its hard-won democracy with a ballot that was more about consolidation than seismic shifts.<p>The governing African National Congress (ANC) …

Zuma's Nkandla defense: No, no, that's not a swimming pool. It's a fire pool! For security!

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The best (and easiest!) at-home remedies for sunburn