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An essential primer to all the Italian meats you'll find at the deli

Most of us know how to work some thinly shaved prosciutto onto a last-minute cheese plate, and we’ve all politely excused ourselves to go pluck a …

Italian Food

Tiki vs. Tropical: What’s the Difference?

Tiki drinks and tropical drinks: both styles make for fun and delicious cocktails, but what's the difference between tiki and tropical?

A Delectably Mouthwatering Smoked Watermelon That Looks, Smells and Slices Like Smoked Meat

Ducks Eatery in New York City has brilliantly created a truly unique delectably mouthwatering way to serve watermelon. They first strip the fruit of …

Food

Villefranche (Nice) cruise port guide

Why go?<p>With beautiful beaches, glamorous crowds, picturesque villages and excellent museums, shops and restaurants, the French Riviera has been a favoured holiday destination for centuries. Passengers arriving on cruises aren’t just treated to the idyllic Mediterranean surroundings of the small …

France

This 117-night world cruise will visit 56 Unesco World Heritage sites

If you have nothing planned for the first half of 2021, we’ve come across a cruise that will keep you occupied pretty spectacularly for the first 117 days and nights. Regent Seven Sea Cruises has just announced that its 2021 World Cruise will sail from Miami on January 5. It will visit six …

Taj Mahal

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

Why you'll fall head over heels for Puglia, in Italy's southern tip

Adored by TV chefs and foodies, who make regular pilgrimages there, the sun-drenched heel of Italy is growing in popularity with the fashion pack.<p>Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli calls it “paradise” and owns a home there, as do actresses Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep. Yet Puglia remains …

Italy

5 Moves to Build a Stronger Core — and Not 1 of Them Is a Crunch

Your core is truly the central part of your body. "It embodies all the muscles in your torso from your shoulders down to your hips. This complex series of muscles controls almost all of your body's movements. Therefore, a strong core equates to a strong body," said Sarah Chadwell, NASM, CPT, a …

Workouts

3 Lower Body Exercises You Can Do With a Chair

Squeezing in a workout has never been easier.<p>Don’t just sit there on your chair: Hop off and try out three moves from fitness influencer Katie …

Workouts

If You're Tired of Regular Squats, Try This Bodyweight Fat-Burning Move

If you've already mastered the air squat and you're looking for a little more intensity, let me introduce you to the drop squat. Your glutes and quadriceps will be doing a majority of the work in this move, and because it's more explosive, you're going to burn more calories.<p>Here's how to do …

Workouts

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

Cooking

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Workouts

FYI These 3 Plank Moves Engage More Muscles Than Crunches

They’ll work more than just your core.<p>Planks may be challenging, but they’re also an exercise that can literally be done anywhere. Plank at the gym, …

Workouts

Cardiologist Recommends This Diet With Which You Will Lose 22 Pounds in one Week!

Diets are generally indicated by nutritionists as they are experts in the proper diet for the body. It is very important that before starting a diet …

7 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

Jenna Wolfe’s Camera-Ready Routine<p>As a longtime <i>Today Show</i> fitness correspondent and author of the new book <i>Thinner in 30</i>, Jenna Wolfe spends a ton of …

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

All You Need Is a Mat and 25 Minutes to Complete This Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Prepare to sweat.<p>Devan Kline, founder of Burn Boot Camp, and Beth Williams, a franchise partner and personal trainer, stopped by our offices to show …

30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches

Get ready to transform your abs and build the strongest core you've ever had with these toning, strengthening exercises that are way better than a crunch. Take these exercises, and make yourself a workout! Choose your five favorite moves, and complete three to four rounds for time (30 to 60 …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

"This is my grandmother's biscuit recipe. It is my all-time favorite and has a really good flavor to it. Be sure not to roll out too thin, you want …

13 Easy Lentil Recipes To Try Now That Soup Season Is Officially Over

Nachos, bowls, and dips that will get you through the sunshine season.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>17 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Make With A Can Of Chickpeas<p>15 Meat-Free Burger Recipes That You're Going To Want To Try This Weekend<p>15 Actually Delicious Dinners You Can Make With Canned Tuna

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

8 Ways To Guarantee Your Kid’s Birthday Party Isn’t a Dud

Follow these rules to avoid having one of those disastrous kids' birthday parties.<p>Kids’ birthday parties can easily be a total train wreck or just …

This "Cliff" in Brazil Makes For the Most INSANE Photo Opps — See For Yourself!

Get ready to make some edits to your bucket list, fellow travel junkies, because we've just stumbled upon a crazy destination that's sure to snag the No. 1 spot. Nestled away off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is Pedra do Telégrafo, a hiking trail that offers quite the stunning ocean views — …

Hiking Trail

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Where To Shop And Sleep In Marrakesh

I made a promise to myself when I started to really travel a little over a decade ago, that I would not return to the same place more than once. I needed to go to every place ‘on my list’ but then I found Morocco.<p>If you are lucky enough to be based in Europe, you might consider heading there if you …

Travel

How a Family of 4 Can Book a Disney Vacation for $1,000 or Less

Here's how to plan a Disney trip for $1,000 or less for a family of four.<p>Even though Disney parks are notoriously expensive, there are still plenty …

Teen Discipline: Strategies and Challenges

As your child turns into a teenager, your parenting role is likely to shift. You may find yourself becoming more of a guide, rather than an …

Parenting

How to make authentic paella, from a Spanish executive chef

It’s tough to call anything authentic these days without starting an argument. There’s always someone there to tell you that their way to cook a …