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How to Travel Safely This Holiday Season, From a Former CIA Operative

Whenever you travel, staying safe is a top concern—but attention to safety is especially important during the busiest travel time of the year: the …

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9 Holiday Sweets That Will Help You Feel Good

Trying to eat healthfully during the holidays is tough, but it's not impossible. We don't have to deprive ourselves over the holidays, but we don't …

Our 5 most crazy-popular potato salad recipes

Few things draw as much delight at any picnic, potluck or tailgate as an All-American potato salad — or a German one. Wherever you fall on the …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

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What Science Has Taught Me About Raising Girls

I loved everything about the blow-up race car I had when I was a boy. The little toy was composed of six or seven parts—fenders, roof, hood—which …

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80 Books Every Person Should Read

8 female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay help create an updated list of books everyone should read.<p>What can we say? We messed up. Our list of "80 Books Every Man Should Read," published several years ago, was rightfully called out for its lack of diversity …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

A Fun Weekend in Vancouver on Just $25 a Day

Enjoy a short trip to this waterfront city for a song.<p>Vancouver can be an expensive city, but there are ways to keep daily expenses low. The big …

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever?

Slow-cook the meat to tender perfection. Then feast on the delicious high-protein meal<p>Some call it “sauté de boeuf à la Bourguignonne.” Others just call it “beef stew.” Julia Child famously referred to it as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man.”<p>She’s right. There’s nothing more …

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The Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving

Pinot Noir is the iconic Thanksgiving wine. Here are three types to make everyone happy.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics, no-bake desserts, and more in our Thanksgiving 2015 guide.</i><p>Over the years I’ve declared …

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The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could wind up being nothing, or they could amount to some new, interesting astrophysical phenomenon that gets its own little section in a planetary science textbook someday. But there's also the tiniest chance …

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