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This Itty-Bitty Town Will Make You Wanna Run Off To Spain

On the list of reasons to drop everything and go to Spain, this is rising to the top... <i>fast</i>. Meet Lekeitio, an itty-bitty fishing town nestled on the country's northern coast near Bilbao.<p>Aside from boasting two stunning beaches, amazingly fresh seafood and an island you can walk to, it has <i>totally</i> …

Barcelona

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 …

European Travel

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

National Parks

Skin may help spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

<b>Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test.</b><p>Their work, which is at an early stage, found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the brain in such disorders can also be found in skin.<p>Early diagnosis is key to preventing the loss of …

Dementia

Speeding up the battle against slowing minds

New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers<p>Christopher Devas has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. For his wife, Veronica, this not only means watching Alzheimer’s rob Christopher of his memory and identity, it also means …

Dementia

Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life.<p>"I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, that I would get to see my …

Cancer

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Microbiology

The Best Brunch Recipes in the History of Everything

Things you are good at: gathering friends and pouring mimosas. Things we can make you better at: your brunch spread. Here are the top 10 dishes you need to be the boss of breakfast. Fair warning, make a double batch of the candied bacon. It goes fast.<p><b>Eggs In A Basket</b><p>Egg in a hole, egg in a basket, …

Breakfast

10 Best New Beach Hotels for Winter 2014-15

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite tropical destinations, it could be time to consider going somewhere new. The 2014-2015 beach season is offering a wide variety of new beach hotels …

Key West

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …

Paddleboarding

Carbonara Recipes That Should Be In Your Weekly Rotation This Winter

Carbonara is one of those dishes that proves that the simple things in life are often the best. Made with eggs, cheese and pork, carbonara is as easy to put together at it is to consume in massive quantities. It's traditionally made with pancetta or guanciale, but can also be made with bacon. This …

40 of the Best Blonde Hair Ideas

The golden hues on our radar right now.<p>The best blonde hair colors are decidedly luxurious. That Midas touch can refresh the entire face—acting as an instant illuminator for the eyes and the skin. Finding your perfect shade is all about balance: fair skin tones are flattered by cool, pale colors …

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

<b>Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.</b><p><b>ARGENTINA</b><p><b>1. The Lake District</b><p><b>WHY</b> At just the right time for the region's best climate year-round, make the most of the plethora of outdoor pursuits on …

Central America

Romesco Sauce Makes Everything Taste Better

Romesco sauce. The name sounds fancy and old-world, and I imagine because it’s not rooted in Mexico, like most things I eat, I didn’t really …

6 Ways to Dress Your Kale Salad

Bitter kale is great with pungent, umami-rich and creamy dressings.<p>Bitter kale is great with pungent, umami-rich and creamy dressings. Here are six …

New 'Tripr' App Makes Your Friends For You, Ahead Of Time

Instead of taking chances that you'll meet some good-looking backpacker at the next hostel or run into a gaggle of handsome travelers on a Parisian street, why not just "book them" ahead for your next vacation? New travel app Tripr can (and will) make that happen.<p>The app's mantra is that you should …

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

National Parks

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

<i>kokorowashinjin / Flickr</i><p>Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. Feel free to take as long as you want in the markets. Splurge (or don't) on shopping excursions or fancy restaurants. Breeze through museums, or spend hours …

Travel

Mylio: A Compelling New Way to Organize and Access All Your Photos from Anywhere

One of the most interesting products at this year’s PhotoPlus wasn’t a camera, or a lens, or a quirky accessory hiding in one of the out-of-the-way …

These Are The Most All-American Towns Around

The idea of an "All-American" town might be a quaint notion in the 21st century, but they do still certainly exist across this land of ours. They can be found, too, in every corner of the country, from New York to California.<p>Leave it to the folks at National Geographic to come up with a list of the …

Taste Test: The Best (And Worst) Kinds Of Bourbon To Use In An Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Old-fashioned cocktails, from sidecars to negronis, have been popular for over a decade. But until recently, the Old-Fashioned Cocktail proper was an all-but-forgotten artifact outside a few excellent bars in New York and San Francisco.<p>Its major obstacle to success was that many bartenders -- both …

Mitt Romney Delivers An Epic Rant About Obama's 'Terrible Administration'

It was like a Republican standup special with a constant stream of jokes and barbs about Obama's policies and leadership abilities.<p>Romney began by declaring he didn't care about upsetting Obama.<p>"If you're running for office they tell you it's not a good idea to tell jokes alright. Because you …

Republicans

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Airfare

Working for International Living for the past 13 years, and living and traveling back and forth from Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua and Ecuador, we've had plenty of practice at finding the best travel deals, including airfares.<p>The most important thing to remember is that flexibility means savings. If …

Flying

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

Project Loon

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland

My wife and I love to travel. It's always been our passion and eats up most of our disposable income. When we found out we were pregnant, there were no shortage of people who would bemoan the end of our traveling days. "Your traveling days are over!" was something we had to force ourselves to hear …

Ireland

Creating A Wedding Day Shot List | Jasmine Star

Wedding days can seem hectic, especially if you’re just starting out. When I was shooting my first weddings, I always had a shot list with me just as …

Weddings

How Is Vodka Made?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>In the video above we went to Cognac, France - the home of Grey Goose - to find out how one vodka goes from grain to bottle.<p>Vodka production starts with a starch, and for most commercial production, that means beginning with wheat. For …

Alcohol

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 …