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Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical

One of my clients told me that social media sabbaticals are the new treks through Nepal. Taking a social media sabbatical is trendy, takes some courage, and for most westerners, it’s outside the realm of possibility. But (thankfully for me), it doesn’t require as much physical fitness as a hiking …

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

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How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret Future Lab.<p>Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with …

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#StrangePlanet: London Edition

The new National Geographic book <i>London Book of Lists</i>, written by Tim Jepson and Larry Porges, reveals the quirky customs, culture, and cuisine of England’s capital, from the Tower of London’s resident polar bears fishing in the Thames to Harrods’ early 20th-century embalming service.<p><b>Here we crown</b> …

10 Most Visited Cities in the World!

These are the cities Americans love most when they're traveling overseas—and it's easy to see why! How many have YOU visited?

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 …

New Nordic diet: should you eat like a Viking to lose weight?

Traditional Scandinavian diet rich in berries, game and wholegrains heralded as the next big diet trend<p>If you thought the paleo or "caveman" diet was strange, then look away now. Because next year’s big food trend could be to eat like a Viking.<p>The “New Nordic diet”, which is rich in traditional …

5 (New!) Ways to Top Avocado Toast

From salsa verde to toasted nuts, here are 5 creative ways to mix up your avocado toast<p>Avocado toast is soo last year. Actually, now that we mention it, we’ve been singing the praises of avocado toast for at least two years now.<p>Despite all the new ways we’re topping our toast this year, we’re still …

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11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

The Most Popular Recipes of 2014

2014 was a stellar year for recipes here at Serious Eats. We're talking an epic series on waffling...just about everything, ridiculously gorgeous crown roast rack of lamb, and a massive collection of some of the best vegan food you'll ever eat. Out of the hundreds of recipes we brought to you over …

10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.</i><p>When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy …

8 Food and Drink Trends to Try in 2015

Here, eight culinary pros predict the trends that will be big next year.<p>F&W editors predict that 2015 will be year of house-made tortillas, …

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Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

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18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

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40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …