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33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

As told by the people at home.

Why Bone Broth is So Good for Us

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries; from Vietnamese pho to Italian brodo to American chicken …

Wellness

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

5 Steps to Getting a Free (or Close to Free) Vacation in 9 Months or Less with Credit Cards

Do you want a free vacation at the end of the year? Of course you do! Follow these five simple steps and within nine months, you'll have earned …

Take a Tour of Iceland by Drone

Want to know how Iceland landed on everybody’s bucket list? This dreamy video shows you exactly why.<p>With this compilation of dramatic drone footage, …

European Travel

Here’s How Much WOW Air’s $99 Trip to Iceland Will ACTUALLY Cost You

California residents with big 2016 travel plans have had some major news dropped in their lap over the past 24 hours. If you’ve been living in an Internet-free world since yesterday, we’re talking about WOW Air’s $99 deal on one-way tickets from the west coast to Iceland. These super cheap Air …

What Not to Do in Iceland

Don’t call the horses "ponies." Skip the Golden Circle tours. And—gasp—maybe take a rain check on the Blue Lagoon.<p>My first visit to Iceland was a decade ago, for a wedding. The bride wore a vintage, cotton candy pink gown. The reception went all night, the sun never set—it was enchanting. I’ve been …

The Quick Lowdown to Iceland

Don't wait to cross the northern lights off that bucket list. They're soon set to dim for up to a decade.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>There'll be plenty of good company on the trip: Iceland has seen a surge in tourism the last few years. More than one million people passed through in …

Tourist Trap or Must-See? Debating Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is one of its most popular sites. But is it worth a visit?<p><b>Yes:</b> "It’s one of the worst parts of traveling: you arrive in a new destination early in the morning, bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived, in desperate want of a shower, but you have hours to kill before you can check into …

How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

"Look at someone like this guy right here," Alex Taub says, intently peering at his laptop screen.<p>We're in Taub's office right off Union Square in New York City. It's the headquarters of SocialRank, the startup he co-founded. SocialRank shows companies and public figures with brands to promote …

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review)

<b>A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world -- raising capable,</b> …

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, <i>University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied …

3 Reasons Why Time-Outs May Be Damaging Your Child

One of the most popular behavior control solutions for experts and parents alike is the time-out. Although time-outs can appear effective in …

Parenting

The 20 best rice recipes: part 3

Great dishes from China to Italy, from top chefs including Giorgio Locatelli and Marcella Hazan<p>Serves 4 as a main dish<b><br>raw pork fillet</b> 25g<b><br>ham or salami</b> 25g<b><br>cold cooked chicken</b> 25g<b><br>dried shiitake mushrooms</b> 2, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, stalks discarded<b><br>bamboo shoot</b> 25g (optional)<b><br>spring onions</b> …

Great News: Getting to Iceland (and Europe) Is Now Cheaper than Ever

Photo by Melissa Niska<p>The famous Blue Lagoon—and you can get there from the U.S. for only $99.<p>We caught up with the CEO of WOW Air to talk about how …

Los Angeles

Where in the World Should You Retire? New Report Takes a Look at 23 Great Possibilities

Thinking of retiring abroad? Here’s an updated resource that might have you thinking differently about Peru or Malaysia.

Dow Jones

You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life

The stigma of being a flaky job-hopper is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and that’s a good thing.<p>Changing jobs every couple of years used to look bad on a resume. It told recruiters you can’t hold down a job, can’t get along with colleagues, or that you’re simply disloyal and can’t …

Employment

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

Exercise

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skin Care

To protect your body from the cold, you stocked up on pom-pom hats, Muppet furs, and parkas. But what should you be doing to protect your skin? What …

This one diet can sharpen your brain and help you live longer

<b>(Kzenon via Shutterstock)</b><p>Intermittent fasting offers a plethora of health benefits — and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<p>Ari LeVaux<p>January 18, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The new year is a popular time to contemplate our relationship to calories, …

TED Talks

32,500 British women unknowingly carry deadly ovarian cancer gene

The defective BRIP1 gene prevents cells carrying out proper repairs to their DNA, eventually leading to cancer.<p>Around 32,500 women are unknowingly carrying a faulty gene which increases their risk of developing ovarian cancer by three-fold, scientists have found.<p>Around 1.8 women in every 100 …

Why folding paper is the new mindfulness

The delicate Japanese art of origami is set to be this year's trend for busy grown-ups looking to relax. Chrissie Russell gets some tips from the pros<p>…

You Can Do Better Than Subway Tile

Too much of a good thing can ruin it for you, as anyone who lived off flavor packet ramen in their 20s can testify.<p>So it is for me with subway tile. The 3-inch by 6-inch glossy white ceramic tiles rose to popularity after they were used in turn-of-the-century subway station designs in New York …

1. Heat Sensitive Hypercolor Putty

Practice motor control by squeezing and pulling amorphous substances until they change color. It calms your nerves and brings back focus. The color change is fun for the kids.

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

East Village

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

West Village

7 resources to help you land your dream job

Maybe your dream career is to become Michael Bolton's backup singer — or perhaps it's to rise to the C-Suite level of a Fortune 500 company or work …

New York's Most Luxurious Restaurants

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. This week, we share the most luxurious restaurants in the city.<p>There's no denying that New York City is full of luxurious people, places and things—including restaurants. From reverse wine pairings to $1,500 sushi, here are six restaurants …

Dining Rooms

The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …