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Your Complete Dividend ETF Guide

Here are some of the best dividend ETFs to consider, and what you need to know before you buy one.<p>There are several good reasons to add dividend …

USA Travel Bucket List: Best Food in the USA

One of the joys of traveling through the United States is discovering the diversity of food that is available. Regions, states, and cities have their …

Travel

10 Mainstream Movies With as Much Nudity as Actual Porn

NSFW, obviously.<p>Looking for a movie that's <i>almost</i> porn, but technically <i>not</i>? Here are 10 movies that will get you turned on with their almost nonstop nudity. And yet, they're still totally mainstream with great plots and talented actors. Consider it sex with a side of sophistication.

Film Festivals

The Top 10 Vacations In The U.S., According To TripAdvisor

Where to next?<p>If you're still trying to book your summer travel plans, TripAdvisor has officially announced the winners of its first-ever Travelers Choice Awards for Experiences, and you're going to want to tackle every single thing on that list. The site lists more than 100,000 trips, tours, and …

Why La Havre, France Is a Modernist Paradise

For most of its 500 years, Le Havre did not stand out as a place to visit. King François I conceived this port on the English Channel as a place of …

Where to Buy the Coolest Bathing Suits, Period

Summer 2018: We're still waiting for Drake to write a song about it, so while we wait, we might as well find out where to buy the coolest bathing …

Not Just a Pretty Facade, Palermo’s Opera Is an Anti-Mafia Symbol

PALERMO, Italy — Here is a quick quiz for the opera aficionado. The biggest opera house in Italy is in Milan, Venice or Palermo?<p>Palermo?<p>Yes, Milan’s La Scala may have more seats, and La Fenice in la Venezia is more venerable by a century, but Palermo’s Teatro Massimo is easily the biggest in Italy, …

25 of the best beaches in Europe

Portugal<p><b>by Celia Pedroso</b><p><b>Tróia Galé, near Lisbon</b><p><b>Type</b> Sandy<b><br>Lifeguard</b> Yes<b><br>Cafe/kiosk</b> Yes<br>About an hour south of Lisbon, the Tróia peninsula stretches for mile upon white sand mile. It is easiest to take a ferry from Setúbal town, with the chance of seeing dolphins, but it’s also possible to drive in …

Beaches

I'm as Flat as They Come, and I've Finally Figured Out How to Shop for Bras

I can count the number of times in my life that I’ve gone bra shopping on one hand. I’m 31, with two kids—and discounting my early teens, when a lacy and ill-fitting Victoria’s Secret bra was what I thought I needed to impress a boy (judge me if you will, I was 15), I never saw the need for one. …

Clothing

In Pomerol, Wines of Grandeur From Modest Estates

POMEROL, France — The word Bordeaux connotes magnificent chateaus, aristocratic (or at least wealthy or corporate) landowners and wines that occasionally live up to their pretensions.<p>But in the vine-covered countryside surrounding this sleepy village, where the tiniest undulation of the land …

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

Florida coast to coast: beautiful lakes and bargain antiques in the heart of the Sunshine State

The shore of Lake Okeechobee is halfway between Miami, 100 miles south, and Orlando 100 miles north. But it’s so peaceful that they could be a …

America's 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats

White sand and warm waters are closer than you think. When winter's chill sets in, escape to one of these laid-back, sun-drenched spots. No passport …

Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

Each of these five short hikes is an introduction to a stunning part of Europe away from well-trodden hiking trails. All the walks can be completed in a few hours and the paths are well signposted.<p>Ladder of Kotor, Montenegro<p>The Ladder of Kotor is what remains of a historic cross-country route that …

Hiking

The Best Expensive-Looking Lingerie Under $30

Lingerie shouldn’t be a precious, special-occasion item relegated to holidays like Valentine’s Day. Sure, you can find an amazing basic bra on Amazon …

Clothing

The Most Beautiful Natural Features in Texas

Texas: A State of Wonder<p>From the starkly beautiful mountains of Big Bend National Park in West Texas to the moss-draped cypress trees of Caddo Lake …

How the John Muir Trail Turned Me into a Committed Through-Hiker

The phrase: “I can't believe this is happening!" was said over and over as my friend, Alison, and I packed and repacked our bags the day before …

6 Unexpected Things You Can Do at Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles. The name alone is so full of pomp and circumstance, every word seems to carry a baritone boom followed by trumpets. It’s a …

France

Take A Holiday Road Trip To Europe's Hidden Towns

‘Tis the season for holiday travel. But alas, the dilemma. Do you spend an obscene amount of money on airfare and hotels only to arrive at a city or resort teeming with snap-happy tourists? Or do you stay home, dreaming of an idyllic holiday vacation ala Cameron Diaz and Jude Law in <i>The Holiday</i>, …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Hiking

10 Best Fall Camping Sites

Twin Peaks Campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument<p><i>nps.gov/orpi;</i> <i>$16; $12/vehicle; no reservations</i><p>So far south it’s almost in Mexico, this park …

12 Classic Slow Cooker Recipes Every Cook Should Know

My younger brother just bought a slow cooker and texted me late one night asking for advice on classic slow cooker recipes he should know. Of course …

Cooking

The Essential Restaurants Near Zion National Park

Utah’s first national park sits 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas on I-15, about an hour southwest from Bryce Canyon National Park. Steep red cliffs, a scenic drive that leads to forest trails hugging the Virgin River and the Emerald Pools with their waterfalls and hanging gardens, and the Zion …

Make room in your backpacking pack for these comfort items

In the backpacking world, light and fast is often king. It makes sense: When youre carrying your world on your back, every ounce makes a difference. …

Backpacking

The Best Time to Visit the Grand Canyon

The UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most-trafficked national parks—but there is a method to avoiding the masses.<p>The Grand Canyon is nearly 300 miles in circumference, but most visitors gather in a few spots. Go off the beaten path, though, and you’ll beat the crowds without sacrificing the …

National Parks

Essential Hiking Gear Checklist

<b>A real hike is a lot more than just a walk in the park.</b> A real hike has elevation. Seclusion. Wilderness. Serenity. And a real hike requires …

The best ways to tap the equity in your home

When you need cash, you can take equity out of your home or take out a personal loan, among other options. If you opt for the former, the interest …

Cautionary Advice On Getting A Home Equity Line

Since home buying has sputtered, banks are feverishly pushing home equity lines of credit (or HELOCs) to homeowners whose properties have regained much of the value they lost during the housing bust. “Lenders are opening up their spigots,” Sam Khater, deputy chief economist at CoreLogic, a …