Nikki Hiner

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Quit Storing Your Cheese In Plastic Wrap

It’s very easy to get excited at the cheese counter, and that excitement can lead to purchasing more cheese than one can (comfortably) eat in a …

The Most Dangerous Countries in the World for Travelers, Mapped

Just last week, three suicide bombers tragically killed 45 people at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul in what was just one of many hate …

Hate Crimes

These are the happiest cities in the US

When it comes to feeling happy, your home state may be key to your state of mind.<p>Next to genetics, geography is the biggest determinant of bliss, says Dan Buettner, author of the new National Geographic book, "The Blue Zones of Happiness" and the accompanying November cover story of National …

13 Festive Dishes for a Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Mushroom and Fresh Herb Lasagna<p>It takes a little time to cook the rich béchamel (white sauce), concentrate the flavors in the mushrooms, and assemble …

10 restaurants that are literally underground

The Caves Hotel, Jamaica<p>"Imagine being tucked into a cave strewn with pink bougainvillea petals and illuminated by dozens of flickering candles with …

How to Spend a Month in Italy for Less

From its breathtaking western beaches to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the sweeping mountain views of its northern lakes, Italy offers nearly any …

How to visit the Blue Cave in Kastellorizo, Greece

THE BLUE CAVE, a brilliantly blue sea cave on the Greek island of Kastellorizo (or Kazzie for short), is an experience you’re not likely to forget. …

Are You A Hummus Lover? Then You NEED Try These 4 Delicious Versions Of The Best Snack On Earth

You hum-MUST make these now!<p>Makes 2 cups<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 14-ounce can of chickpeas<p>2 cloves garlic<p>¼ cup tahini sauce<p>2 tablespoons lemon juice<p>1 teaspoon cumin<p>½ teaspoon red pepper flakes<p>½ teaspoon salt<p>½ teaspoon black pepper<p>2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<p>2-4 tablespoons water<p>Parsley, chopped, to …

Homemade Vegan Naan Recipe

A homemade dairy-free vegan naan bread recipe. Naan, Indian flatbread, is served with many Indian meals, but in Indian restaurants, naan often …

10 Ways To Make Scars Fade Faster

When I was 11 years old, I got my appendix taken out. It was a huge ordeal. I was absent from school for a little over two weeks, and my sixth-grade …

Skin Care

5 Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Burger Recipes

Master the grill this July 4th<p>There’s no better way to kick off the upcoming long weekend than by throwing a backyard bash. This Fourth of July get your red, white, and blue decor up and your grill out. With no food more quintessentially American than the burger, we grilled five New York City chefs …

14 Things You Should Never Pay for While Traveling

Never pay for walking tours, wifi or silly souvenir t-shirts.<p>Travel is often fun, but almost always expensive. That’s especially true if your trip is …

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Jackson Browne

This is your guide to Social Security in 2016

<b>How your Social Security benefit is calculated</b> <br>Unlike many pension plans, which are based on just the top few years of your earnings, Social Security takes your 35 highest-earning years into account when computing your benefit. Each year's income, up to the maximum taxable Social Security wages, is …

Retirement

How to Make Pierre Hermé's Chocolate Macarons

When the macaron craze hit a few years back it was legendary French pastry chef Pierre Hermé who led the pack with seasonal collections of colorful, chewy almond cookies filled and decorated in colors of the rainbow. Earlier this year, Hermé published a new cookbook, <i>Pierre Hermé Macarons: The</i> …

An Italian Wine Master’s Guide to 12 Great Bottles—and When to Open Them

Jeff Porter of Batali & Bastianich shares six Italian wines to put away and six to drink now.<p>Italy boasts thousands of different wine types—some of …

These Are The Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes You Need

With or without marshmallows.<p>We're no stranger to people's feelings about sweet potato casserole. It's a love-it or hate-it Thanksgiving dish -- and that's not even touching upon the sensitive topic of marshmallows on this already polarizing side. But the folks who love sweet potato casserole, …