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5 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement

With President Donald Trump into his first month in office, it’s time for investors to focus on how to navigate what likely will be a bumpy investing …

Investing

Top Off The Beaten Path Destinations for 2017

We are already one month into the new year and, if you’re anything like me, you’ve already given up on half (or all) of your resolutions. However, …

The most unique date ideas in NYC

Grabbing a drink might be fine for the first time you go out with someone, but second, third or fourth dates call for some much more unique date …

The 50 most romantic holidays on Earth (and yes, some are still available for Valentine's Day)

Travel is an inalienable part of romance – especially if you select a break that intrigues and entertains you both, while also ensuring that you spend time together. These 50 escapes are sure to do all these things – whether they involve a country walk in Dorset, a mini-break in Paris or a private …

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

Where We Ate This Week

<b>Upland:</b> Here's a question. Should restaurants serve their weekend menus on national-holiday Mondays? I know some do, but I went to "brunch" at Upland this "weekend" — on MLK Day, which I am lucky to also call a company holiday — and had my heart set on their version of shakshuka, named<b>eggs in hell.</b> …

Top 5 Best Romantic Resorts For Couples In Thailand

Thailand offers white sand beaches, clear blue sea and dramatic tropical landscapes. My top 5 best romantic hotels and resorts for couples in …

Where To Stay In Paris — Neighborhood Guide

Choosing where to stay in Paris can be a little overwhelming. Each neighborhood has its own distinct vibe and quirks, so picking the best …

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

Where to travel every month of the year

In order to help plan your next trip, we consulted Lonely Planet's "Where to Go When" guide, which acts as a trip planner for every month of the year.<p>The guide provides 30 recommendations for each month of the year based on unmissable events, as well as which places are cheapest or have the best …

Loneliness

The 13 best places to eat ramen in New York City

That's why we teamed up with Foursquare City Guide to round up the 13 best places to eat ramen in New York, based on which locations had the highest ratings from Foursquare users.<p>From popular stops like Momofuku Noodle Bar to Takashi, which serves an unforgettable all-beef version, here are the top …

The 12 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe for couples

With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in Europe.<p>To produce the ranking, Post Office Travel Money calculated several expenses for food and drink — including a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine, a bottle …

2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and when

Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here’s the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December<p><b>Book now: summer beach favourites</b><br>If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last year, with …

Travel

7 of Northern California's Most Romantic Honeymoon Hotels

The great state of California covers more than 160 million square miles and stretches for nearly 900 miles from north to south along the edge of the Pacific — which means if you plan on honeymooning in "The Golden State," as it's known, you'll need to narrow down your options. On the state's …

San Francisco

Exploring Austria like a local in delightful towns unfamiliar to most American tourists

Vienna has its traditional cafes, opulent palaces and venues for its legendary classical-music scene. Salzburg attracts a crowd with all those churches and castles. But within easy striking distance of both big-name tickets are delightful corners of Austria where English-speakers are rare, crowds …

20 Wines Under $20: Reds for Winter Moods and Foods

I’m not one to adhere rigidly to the idea of drinking seasonally: reds when it’s cold, whites and rosés when the weather heats up. This is textbook nonsense that makes it seem as if temperature is the only consideration in choosing a wine.<p>But this is winter, a time to hunker down. For many, that …

Top 10 books about wild women

From a 17th-century sci-fi utopia to an autobiographical vampire novel, all these great books were written by women who busted boundaries social, personal and literary<p>I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and …

Literature

This Airline Is Selling $0 Tickets To Dubai, Cape Town And Seychelles

The "Treasure Hunt" lasts only an hour, so GET ON IT NOW!<p>Searching for cheap airfare is a daunting task, but one airline is giving travelers some irresistible motivation.<p>Qatar Airways is in the middle of its Travel Festival sale, offering half off the price of international flights from the U.S. …

6 Reasons Montenegro May Be This Year’s Most Tempting Travel Destination

With its rugged mountain views and glistening seaside ports, it’s surprising that the charm and allure of Montenegro has been reserved for locals or those visiting from other Balkan states. Thanks to new cruise ship routes, high-end hotel openings, and a flood of interest from off-the-beaten-path …

Explora Patagonia Hotel – Your New Bucket List Addition

A must-visit place for anyone who loves to travel to remote locations.<p>You’re waking up in a comfortable bed. You look over to the nearby window that stretches over the entire wall. A second of confusion followed by a simple, undiluted state of awe. Before you, green and brown rocky hills fall into …

The Hot Spots Where Bankers Love to Vacation

Want to do a little networking on your next vacation? Pick your destination strategically. We’ve asked eight influential financiers to reveal their …

Top 10 honeymoon islands

Tropical islands, sandy beaches and swaying palms have become the perennial motifs for the ultimate romantic honeymoon getaway. But not every couple wants to simply kickback with a cocktail on the beach (at least not everyday).<p>From cruising across turquoise lagoons to hiking otherworldly …

Top 10

8 Things to Know Before Your First African Safari

Ever since I was a little kid flipping through the pages of my Zoobooks, I knew that someday I wanted to travel to Africa and go on a safari. I …

Wildlife

The Evie Blender Is Like the SiliSponge Version of Your Beautyblender

If you can't get through your makeup routine without the help of your trusty Beautyblender but hate bidding it farewell when it gets icky a few months after you get it, you're not alone. We've researched our fair share of makeup sponges, some odd-shaped ones, some silicone-based ones that look like …

Top 5 Best Luxury Wilderness Lodges In The World

Continuing our series of the best places to travel in 2017, I am now looking at the top 5 best luxury wilderness lodges and resorts in the world. If …

How Probiotics Will Help You Achieve Your Clearest Skin

Forget acne and sensitive skin<p>This year, you can achieve your clearest, calmest, and brightest skin yet. The key? Probiotics, for your face.<p>First up, a quick refresher: Probiotics, also known as “good” bacteria, are living microorganisms naturally found in our bodies. In fact, about 90 percent of …

Skin Care

5 Drinks to Try Right Now in New York City

<b>For One Last Taste of Fall...</b><p><b>Head to:</b> <b>Lalo</b>, former El Rey chef Gerardo Gonzalez’s hip California-styled café that doesn’t shy away from unsung flavor mashups.<p><b>Drink:</b> Milk Punch ($13, pictured above), the classic clarified milk drink, is spiked with rum and bourbon, reminding us through star anise and …

East Village

Europe's 10 best budget ski resorts

Getting value for money on holiday is high on the list of most skiers and snowboarders. Staying away from the famous, fashionable resorts, where everything from lift passes and accommodation to lunch on the mountain are likely to cost the most, is the obvious advice. However, while a more obscure …

The 10 Most Amazing K-Beauty Products We Discovered in 2016

From splash masks to cushion compacts.<p>From the tried-and-true favorites that are <i>finally</i> gaining popularity stateside to the fresh-out-of-the-lab launches we're already obsessed with, these K-beauty products will take your skincare routine to the next level...and make it way more fun in the process …

Skin Care