Laura Bladen

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5 Cable-Cutting Problems You Probably Didn't Think About

Some important things to keep in mind before you cut the cord.<p>As alternatives to live television ― such as Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu Live ― improve and other streaming services ― like Netflix and Amazon Prime ― add better original programming, it’s become increasingly tempting to cut the …

Say 'I Love You' This Valentine's Day With the Perfect Gooey Butter Cake

This St. Louis classic cake is quite the treat — and using delicious silken tofu allows for a vegan version. Dusted with powdered sugar and with a …

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Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

This One Trick Will Make Your Pasta So Much Better

And it doesn’t require any extra time.<p>There are few dishes as satisfying as a steaming plate of pasta, especially when it’s enjoyed at the end of a …

These Are the 100 Best Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, released its year-end list of the 100 best restaurants in America today. The list—which is …

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 …

Airport Security

Your Ultimate Guide To No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

Make a batch on the weekend and stash them in the fridge for convenient, energizing, ready-to-go treats all week long.<p><i>(For quick, healthy recipes & insider nutrition tips, sign up for my newsletter & follow me on Twitter!)</i><p>Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Looking to liven up your child's …

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America Is About to Get Its First Dog Café

Now that cat people have ample choices to sip espresso and pet cats, America’s dog lovers have begun addressing this injustice, and someone’s finally …

Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global …

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

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Photographer's New Pictures Of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around The World Will Inspire You To Travel

<b>Jump right to the photos »</b><p>The Moscow-based couple have continued to travel since the initial photos surfaced in March, and now Murad has a fresh batch of images in the series, titled "Follow Me."<p>The first picture happened entirely by accident in Barcelona, when Natalia and Murad were on vacation. …

Art Basel

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. We love these seven underrated beach destinations; they're rarely a traveler's first choice, but perhaps they should be.<p>When going to a new destination, many …

Costa Rica