Karen Keith-Ford

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5 Problems With Retiring in Your 50s

Want to exit the workforce way earlier than most? Here are some issues you might run into.<p>Many workers dream of early retirement and the more relaxed …

Smartphone Photography 101 helps you take better photographs with your phone

No matter how many photos people take with their phones, there’s still a lot of bad shots on there. We see them all day on Instagram and Facebook. …

Sour Cream Pound Cake

This sour cream pound cake is the perfect cake for a special occasion, or bake it for a weekend treat. Finish the pound cake with the optional …

5 next-level techniques to burn more fat

We get it: You’ve tried every diet trick in the book to get lean while maintaining your muscle mass. Carb backloading, carb cycling, ketogenic diets, …

Diets

Las Vegas mom loses almost 80 pounds without surgery or joining a gym

Shannon Fleming transformed her body without setting foot in a gym.<p>The Las Vegas mom has lost almost 80 pounds in one year after deciding to skip weight-loss surgery and slim down on her own. She gets plenty of exercise, but in places you might not expect.<p>Fleming, who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, …

This app creates incredibly detailed maps that travelers can access even when they don't have an internet connection

Navigating your way through a foreign city can be a stressful experience, especially when you don't have easy access to the internet and don't want to rack up hefty international data fees.<p>Citymaps, a company that creates tech-savvy maps that travelers can access around the world, has just …

10 stunning photos from a pair of photographers who have been married and traveling the world together for 60 years

Roland and Sabrina Michaud have been married since 1958. For 60 years the couple has spent their time together traveling all over the world, including a trip that included driving across Asia for four years straight.<p>While documenting their travels, they also happened to become successful …

How One Travel CEO Turned a $300 Risk Into a $154 Million Business

Despite a dwindling travel service economy, Christy Prescott's lifelong spirit of tenacity and determination allowed her to build a thriving business.<p>Growing up in a small town of 5,000 people, the idea of travel was a glamorous pipe dream to Christy Prescott, CEO of Corporate Travel Planners. At …

11 Real Wedding Photos That Will Bring Some Sweetness To Your Monday

Congrats, newlyweds! 👰🏻<p>Our readers who tied the knot over Easter weekend finally got their <i>hoppily</i> ever after!<p>And the photos from their big day celebrations are sweeter than a pack of Peeps. Check them out below:<p>If you go to a wedding or get married yourself, hashtag your photos #HPrealweddings or …

Weddings

Harper Lee leaves behind questions about her life and work

NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee has died, but the conversation about her life and work has only begun.<p>"I think the retrospective will be more useful than …

Literature

“I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer

Urban explorer Andre Govia talks to Co.Design about the risks and rewards behind the scenes of his latest book, Abandoned Planet.<p>Andre Govia describes himself as “addicted to decay.” The U.K.-based urban explorer’s book of photography, <i>Abandoned Planet</i>, is an extensive tribute to that addiction, …

This Couple Sold Everything To Take A Dream Trip Around The World

Three cocktails later, Danika remembers, the couple had decided to quit their jobs to travel abroad for six months. "Chris can pretty much get me to say anything when he bribes me with good food and cocktails!" she said laughing.<p>From there, it was a whirlwind. The plan was originally to spend one …

San Francisco

Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

<b>Warning</b>: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what …

How to Turn Your Grill Into a Beautiful BBQ Pit

If you do not happen to be, say, a fifth-generatIon barbecue pitmaster who lives in the Deep South and grew up, you know, smokin' hogs, you still can smoke delicious, tender, rich, smoky meat and fish usIng the grill you already own<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>As practiced by Native</b> …

BBQ

Show us how you see the world

Travel isn't just about finding a new view, it’s about developing a new viewpoint. Submit a photo of a view that inspired you see this world a little differently, or to see more of it.<p><b>See the submitted photos.</b>

Travel