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Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …

Healthy Eating

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Universe

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.<p>With 2015 on the horizon, …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

10 best indie Android apps and Android games of 2014

As many of our regular readers know, we here at Android Authority do an indie app of the day to show off some of the good stuff that smaller developer studios (and individuals) are doing. Many of them are very good attempts but seem to be missing a little something to make them truly great but …

Apps

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Deal Experts' 2015 Travel Plans

Costa Rica (image courtesy of Stephen Aviano)<p>Resolve to give your passport a workout in 2015. Travelzoo's Deal Experts sure are. We've rounded up the trips we're most excited to take in the new year as a little bit of inspiration. See you at the airport!<p><b>Sun, Sand and Big Skies</b><p>"For 2015 I plan on …

How To Survive a Long-Haul Flight Effortlessly

I think it's safe to say that no one enjoys long-haul flights. No one. But here's how to safely survive a couple of days trapped in an aluminum canister with your sanity intact.<p>Some flights pass by in the blink of an eye; some drag on forever. The good news is that some flights are better than …

Your Ultimate Sex To-Do List

Here's a to-do list you won’t mind checking off: Use this list of new, pleasure-filled ideas to spice up your sex life

9 Foods Nutritionists Swear By

Take a cue from the experts and stock up on these items

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Paris is a snail -- no, literally, a snail. The shape of the city is clearly defined by its 20 districts (<i>arrondissements</i>). Numbered from one to 20, the metropolis unfolds from its center, with <i>le premier arrondissement</i> (1st), to its last tail bit, <i>le 20 ième arrondissement</i> (20th). The heart of the …

The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like …

Wearable Tech

Best manga downloader apps for android (Top 100)

Apps

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

Where to Eat in San Diego Now

If the imaginative, farm-sourced fare at this eclectic collection of San Diego restaurants gives any indication of what's on offer state-wide, then …

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

The 5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You’re Making

I eat some type of salad nearly every day. It’s a go-to staple I really look forward to, and I love mixing it up. Some days I toss greens with pico …

How to Personalize Your Wedding Without Sacrificing Style

<i>Meet our real wedding blogger Chloe Melas, the Senior Entertainment Reporter at HollywoodLife.com and host of VH1's morning show The Gossip Table! Chloe is in the midst of planning her New York City wedding, and she's going to share each step of the process. From her bachelorette party to the</i> …

12 New Books All Twentysomething Women Will Be Obsessed With

All written by women, too.<p><b>1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel</b><p>St. John Mandel fulfills your dystopian desires with her imaginative fourth novel (a finalist for the National Book Award), which follows a traveling Shakespeare company in a ravaged, post-pandemic North America.<p><b>2. The News</b> …

Books

The Maximum Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Cue one big collective sigh of relief.<p>Of course you try your very best to stick to a relatively healthy diet and exercise plan. But some days, you're bound to go overboard—after all, you're only human. Perhaps it’s that time of the month and you just can’t stop munching; perhaps you had one too …

What We’re Reading This Week: Breakfast, David Sedaris, T. E. Lawrence

As a parent of a one-year-old, I am constantly thinking about what to feed my daughter to ensure she enjoys a variety of “real” food as she grows …

How to Lose Weight by Eating Healthy—for Just $3 a Day

That's a full day of meals for less than you'd usually spend on your morning latte.<p>A diet that is healthy, tasty, and cheap can feel like an unattainable trifecta—especially if you want to go <i>cheap</i> cheap. But balancing your weight and your wallet is possible, as economist Mark Bonica, Ph.D., and …

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

Haruki Murakami didn't win the Nobel -- but these books prove why he deserves it

The Nobel oddsmakers were wrong—again!<p>Year after year, bookies put their bets on Japanese author Haruki Murakami winning the Nobel Prize in …

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online

Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the …

A Sneak Preview of Haruki Murakami’s Forthcoming Illustrated Novel, The Strange Library

Quick note: If you just finished reading <i>Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage</i>, and if you're now hankering for some more Murakami, you …

The (mobile) Phone (photo) Book

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary street photography. Enjoy!</i><p>Talented photographers can use almost any camera to make great pictures. I've seen war photographers and photojournalists …