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6 amazing travel destinations you should visit solo

Solo travel is a hot topic among jet-setting types these days, and for good reason—getting a change of scenery, plus a healing dose of solitude, just …

Jersey City’s so-called ‘SoHo West’ neighborhood braces for 377 new rentals

Apartments will go from “the $2,000s” when they officially launch<p>Manhattan Building Company is set to launch the second phase of their Jersey City “neighborhood concept,” Soho West, so-called because it is located <i>So</i>uth of <i>Ho</i>boken and West of New York City. (You know what else is located west of New …

Jersey City

The Classic Steakhouses of New York City

Where to experience old-school NYC, via steak<p>Steakhouses in New York evoke the archetypal version of the genre: They’re old-school American fine dining, often with warm service and simple menus featuring cuts of dry-aged rib-eye, paired with oversized portions of creamed spinach. The city used to …

Steakhouse

Creamy Basil Parmesan Soup

This is a simple soup to have that’s really tasty, cheesy, filling and heavenly by itself. In it lies all our favourite ingredients – macaroni and …

From Whipped Feta To Falafel: 11 Must-Try Mediterranean Recipes

Even if you’re staying close to home this summer, you can still take your tastebuds on a far-flung adventure. From Italy to Greece to the Middle East to North Africa, these recipes will transport you to the sunny Mediterranean Sea.<p><b>1. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip</b><p>This is an American riff on <i>htipiti</i>, the …

Brie Larson: Not Clapping for Casey Affleck at Oscars 'Speaks for Itself'

Brie Larson is standing by her decision to not clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars.<p>Larson, 27, presented Affleck with the Oscar for Best Actor at …

Entertainment

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

All Your Patio Needs Is This Weather-Proof Igloo

You'll definitely be the talk of the town this summer!<p>Nature lovers know there's nothing more beautiful than leaves turning bright red and yellow during the fall. Or a blanket of white snow before it starts to melt. Or the first green seedlings of spring sprouting out of the ground. Okay, maybe …

Igloos

Which ‘Trusted Traveler’ Program Is Right for You?

Are you waiting in line at the airport watching others zip through security with less hassle? If you haven’t signed up for a “trusted traveler” program to cut your waiting time, this may be the year to do it.<p>Consider these figures: The number of airline passengers at United States airports hit a …

10 Vegetarian Dinners Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

You’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>Whether you’re a vegetarian or just trying to incorporate some meatless meals into your diet, you’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>1. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry<p>This hearty …

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Bangkok city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars

Skipping the temples and the backpacker hub of the Khao San Road, our writer focuses on the food, drink and arts scenes in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods<p>Floods, protests, power struggles, a military takeover – Krungthep, known to the rest of the world as Bangkok, has endured more than its share …

Asia

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Collette and Scott Stohler write couples travel guides on their website, Roamaroo.</b><b><br>• Their top pick for couples is South Island, New Zealand.</b><b><br>• South Africa, Jordan, and New Orleans also make the top 10.</b><p>Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing …

Pack your bags ASAP because you can now fly to Spain for under $350 round-trip

Sometimes you really need to get away from everything. And if you haven’t planned a vacation yet, consider setting your sights on Spain.<p><i>The Airfare</i> …

Airports

7 Brands That Offer Nude Products for Women of Color

In theory, the color "nude" is a wardrobe staple. Whether in the form of a clothing or an accessories, it should seamlessly match the skin tone of its wearer, giving the illusion of bare skin. But more often than not, the color is commonly associated with hues of beige and peachy pink, catering to …

Tokyo: How To Holiday Like A Local

Tokyo is a delicious assault on the senses. A tidal wave of lights, sounds, smells and an entirely different culture hits you as soon as you enter …

Almost Anyone Can Justify Flying by Private Jet. Here's How

Still flying commercial and think you can't afford to upgrade? This successful aviation entrepreneur explains how anyone can join the private jet set.<p>Who doesn't love to travel? Most people love the idea of a trip. Then again, mixing travel and work can be quite problematic: The travel time to the …

3 Sneaky Habits That Slow Your Metabolism Down (and How to Change Them)

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

5 Lash-Enhancing Mascaras That Will Make Your Fringe Stronger and Thicker Over Time

Why shouldn't your go-to do both?<p>I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that mascara is the single most important player in the makeup game. (Show me a woman that doesn't want longer, thicker, and more voluminous fringe and I'll show you a liar.) And because lashes are <i>such</i> a precious commodity, …

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12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

The Best Travel Reward Credit Cards According to Experts

The New Year’s resolutions “spend less money” and “travel more” seem to contradict each other. But travel experts know there are certain tricks to …

You can feed yourself for a week with less than $15 of groceries from Trader Joe's — here's what you can make

Ramen and mac n' cheese aren't your only meal options when money is tight.<p>Finding a restaurant where you can get multiple meals for under $15 is quite a feat to accomplish. That's why Trader Joe's is actually the place to be when you're on a tight budget.<p>All five of these meals are nutritious and …

9 natural detox foods your body will love you for after Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving week may be over, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to detox from all the Thanksgiving food we’ve consumed. Hopefully you’re at the …

Wellness

Miami Fare War Oneworld $405-$531 AMS, France, Italy, Spain, UK Jan-June

Oneworld Alliance airlines have Amsterdam at $407, Nice $431, Rome $435, Barcelona and Madrid at $477. Geneva, Lisbon, London, Munich and Paris are …

Flying

The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations

This is one of the most anticipated and indulgent holidays you’ll ever take, so naturally expectations are high. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as champagne picnics on uninhabited islands, diving with whale sharks and staying in over-water villas with their own chef tend have long lured happy …

Meet Ali Golden, the Oakland Designer Making Clothes You’ll Want to Live In

Golden talks inspiration, what’s coming next, and why “made in America” doesn’t work for her line.<p>If you’ve ever wondered how Bay Area women get that seemingly effortless, easygoing-but-polished look down so well, I’ve got two words for you: Ali Golden.<p>This Oakland-based designer makes tunics, …

San Francisco

Fly Around the World for Just $1063

What if we said you could travel the world for just $1063 USD? Whatever your reaction, we kind of just did.<p>Airfare Spot has come up with one wicked …

11 Apps That Take the Stress Out of Travel Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

5 Homemade Tests for Identifying Fake or Real Diamond

Diamond is a beauty to behold and its uniqueness makes it easily admirable. Nevertheless, purchasing it comes with the great task of having to distinguish it from its look-alike. Diamond occurs naturally and as a result, its proof of identity needs to come from the determination of various chemical …

Cubic Zirconia

Trek or cycle by day, dine at Michelin restaurants by night on Backroads culinary tours

Adventure travel means eating gorp and energy bars, right? Berkeley-based Backroads tour operator has a better idea: biking and hiking trips with Michelin-starred restaurants in mind.<p>Active Culinary Adventure tours come with reservations at top restaurants like Solbar in Calistoga, Calif.; …