Helen Varty

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Kick Off National Park Week With Our Guide To Traveling The Parks Solo

There’re some things we celebrate loud and often here at Uproxx 1) because we genuinely think they’re cool and 2) because we think they should be a regular part of the larger contemporary discourse. If we were to list those things, both solo travel and our national parks system would be near the …

National Parks

Retirement destinations: 10 best U.S. suburbs to consider for your golden years

You may not want to retire in a large city with a big population.<p>And the good news is there are some quality suburbs from which to choose.<p>Digital marketing company ConsumerTrack recently ranked the top suburbs for retirees based on cost of living, median home prices and property tax rates, among …

North Carolina

All The Best Rap And Hip-Hop Playlists On Spotify Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 28th</b><p>More than possibly any other genre, hip-hop lends itself to the playlist format so naturally, it’s almost like the two go hand-in-hand. The relationship is symbiotic.<p>With that in mind, these are just some of the best rap Spotify playlists right now, featuring not only the …

The 9 alcoholic drinks to avoid if you want to lose weight — and what you should order instead

As the weather warms up, dining al fresco and barbeques in the sun can make it all too easy for the drinks to slip down.<p>However, enjoying a tipple or …

The Most Underrated Travel Destinations in the World

Looking for somewhere off-the-beaten path that’s not overrun with tourists? Here are our picks for an unforgettable under-the-radar …

9 Reasons I’m Now Focused on Earning Marriott Points and Elite Status

I’ve spent the better part of two years following the wild speculation that began even before Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels in 2016. Most …

Flying

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

<b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and through lush meadows.” But runners on this holiday in the Dolomites will have to concentrate hard on their footwork: the scenery of this limestone wonderland is so beautiful it …

European Travel

4 quick, healthy 400-calorie recipes for dinner

Trying to eat healthier and maybe even lose a little weight? That’s one of my goals for the new year and I’m going to really focus on having a …

The Best Tour Companies for Single Travelers

You don't need a travel partner to take a memorable vacation. In fact, traveling solo can be a rich and rewarding experience in its own right. Solo …

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

A first look at the sumptuous new private suites on the Orient Express

The mere mention of the Orient Express conjures up images of old-fashioned luxury, images associated with its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, when …

5 side hustles you can do sitting on your sofa

Netflix is paying people to binge watch their shows, and other ways to make easy money<p>Couch potato? Try cash potato.<p>Netflix announced this month that …

Personal Finance

Easy Gas Grill Repairs That Anyone Can Make

Over time, gas grill components break. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to scrap your ­sizzler. Certain key parts can be ­easily replaced to keep your …

Home Improvement

Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Battle With Depression: ‘I Was Devastated’

Dwayne Johnson shared his personal battle with depression in a new interview, revealing that he was “crying constantly” at one point.<p>Speaking to the …

5 Stunning Places You've Probably Never Heard of but Need to See, According to a Woman Who's Traveled to 100 Countries (Video)

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted …

Could non-alcoholic gin ever be as good as the real thing?

<b>It's 13:00 on a Wednesday lunchtime and in the Palace of Westminster, a very lively drinks party is in full swing.</b><p>In the gracious surroundings of the wood-panelled Jubilee Room, corks are popped, beer is guzzled and lemons fizz in free-flowing G&Ts.<p>But despite the prodigious volume of liquid being …

Alcohol

The Watergate Babies Remade Washington. Could the Trump Babies Be Coming to Do It Again?

After Nixon resigned, a new generation of Democrats remade Congress. That history could end up repeating 44 years later.<p>Sworn in to replace the …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country: What song can you not get out of your head? Each time, we end up with a collection of new tunes and local favorites that's as varied as you can imagine.<p>For this month's playlist, we consulted with friends as far-flung as …

Alternative Music

The 10 Best Crime Movies On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 28th</b><p>Netflix has no shortage of great options for movie fans who enjoy a good crime story. It’s a genre that covers cops trying to solve a mystery, criminals looking to make a buck, and George Clooney looking pensively at legal documents. They can be thrilling, hilarious, and/or …

Why Smoking Weed Makes You Tired And Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis' potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), …

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

The colours to use in your bathroom in 2018

The avocado bathroom suites of the Seventies didn't do much for the credentials of coloured bathrooms. So much so that many of us now live with …

As Trump targets immigrants, the elderly brace to lose caregivers

BOSTON — After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps.<p>Nirva took the woman’s arm as she hoisted herself up, one step at a time, taking breaks to ease the pain in her …

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

20 Incredibly Gorgeous and Underrated Travel Destinations

Although I absolutely adore the big cities like Paris and London, it’s often nice to venture off the beaten track to some of the most underrated …

The 1 Book You Should Read If You're Struggling With Body Acceptance

<i>This content originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p>For all the artful presentation and obsessive documentation of food that’s saturated Western media …

10 Easy Pieces: ‘First Sofas’ Under $3,000

When you’re moving on from Ikea but not ready to invest in the ultimate dream sofa, something straightforward, modern but comfortable, and versatile …