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See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

20 glamorous plus-size dresses you can rock for New Year's Eve

We are SO DONE with 2016! Almost…If New Year’s Eve means we have one dress to shop for, we are up for the challenge. It has been a rough year after …

I started 2016 weighing 300 pounds. How I got my weight — and my life — under control

When you’ve spent your entire life overweight, you try to convince yourself that it’s just normal. You tell yourself that it must be bad genetics, and perhaps a bad digestive system. Big bones run in the family, you say, and oh well, food is a required sustenance of life, so you might as well eat …

Fitness

How yoga taught me to finally love my body

The first time I went to the gym, I was 13. I signed up for a membership after going shopping with my best friend. We decided to buy the same shirt — …

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract and Never Buy Imitation Stuff Again

What I Learned in Pinup School

Big eyes, red lips, can’t lose.<p>Pinup school is serious. It takes me two minutes of class to realize this. I bop in just before class begins to meet Renee DiDio and Anna Patin hovering over a model; her hair is up in rollers, and they’re decked out in back-seamed nylons and dresses plucked from the …

Lips

Heading to Disney World for the First Time? Here’s What No One Tells You

This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure<p>As you’ve likely just learned, it takes a ton of time and hundreds of Google searches to plan a …

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.<p>Over the past six years, the cost of solar energy has dropped dramatically, to the point where it is now even cheaper than wind power in emerging markets like China and India. This may be largely due to rising investments in solar …

Renewable Energy

The Date Spot Everyone Is Talking About In Your State

Foursquare tells us the best places to wine and dine.<p>Foursquare tells us the best places to wine and dine.

29 Healthy Side Dish Recipes That Are Only 3 Ingredients

Finding the perfect healthy sides is tricky business. Since your main course is going to take up most of your time (and energy), you want <i>easy</i> healthy …

Healthy Eating

Let's Talk About Your Vagina

It's something that we don't normally talk about, but a topic that us women need to get comfortable with a little more... and that's our vagina and …

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

Dessert

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Self-improvement

13 things to do with those canned biscuits that are likely in the back of your fridge

When you’re simply short on time and Thanksgiving is coming up, shortcuts like biscuits in a can are your greatest heroes. They’re ubercheap and you …

Here's everything leaving Netflix in December that you need to watch before it disappears

Memorable titles on the chopping block include "American Beauty," "Top Gun," "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," "Valley of the Dolls," "Just Friends," "Spy Kids," and the very tolerable Adam Sandler comedy "50 First Dates."<p>Here's the full list of everything …

A Fantastic Flow-Motion Photography Ride Through Istanbul

In what’s probably the best tourism video to be released this year, viewers can take a hyper-lapse ride through the streets of Istanbul, across the …

Photography

Chocolate-Marshmallow Pie

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make the crust: Pulse the graham crackers and granulated sugar in a food processor until finely ground. Add the …

Baking

Shine on: Six pieces of jewelry with mobile diamonds

JEWELRY SHOPPING<p><b>Floating in between two gold bars or moving freely behind the limpid glass of a ring, diamonds have been given a new lease a life</b> …

Jewelry

A Beginner's Guide to Indian Food

It can be daunting to order food from a cuisine you're unfamiliar with, such as Indian food. Chef Maneet Chauhan — <b>Chopped</b> judge, author of cookbook <b>Flavors of My World</b>, and restaurateur of Chauhan Ale & Masala House in Nashville — breaks down traditional Indian dishes to order at a restaurant or try …

Curries

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Sweet Potato Frosting

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p><b>To make the cake:</b> Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°F. Coat a 9-by-13-by2-inch cake pan or dish with …

Dessert

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Cooking

This Is How a Nutritionist Avoids Winter Weight Gain

"Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple pie spices to oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, and you can even add some into a cup of warm almond milk for a sweet evening …

Flights to Europe are as low as $392 this winter!

I’ve frequently mentioned two sites when it comes to finding cheap airfares: The Flight Deal and Google Flights. I even put together a quick video …

The Ultimate Fall Denim Guide

You don’t need to be a jeans fanatic to know that denim is a core tenant of fall dressing—and downright democratic. The reason for its mainstay status is rooted in the fact that there’s a wash, cut, and rinse out there for everyone (that means you too, dear reader). This season the offering of …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

12 Dazzling Photos of This Week's Southern Lights

Conditions in Australia's southernmost island offered up a rare and beautiful treat.<p>During the last week of October, the skies above Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia's south coast, were privy to a stunning spectacle.<p>You've probably heard of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights–a …

How To Tell If You Have Inflammation + 5 Things To Do To Fix It: A Doctor Explains

I still remember the day in medical school when I first understood the duality of the immune system. The same immune system that heals a wound from a …

Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

As a beginning yoga student, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of poses and their odd-sounding names. Relax—your yoga practice is a …