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Explore Old NYC (In Photos!) With The New York Public Library's Interactive Map

The New York Public Library has put together an interactive map compiling archival shots of locations all around New York City. The website, Old NYC, …

President Obama Calls ISIS Fight ‘a Generational Struggle’

America's battle against ISIS, dominated so far by airstrikes and training opposition forces, must also include a campaign against the group's "twisted thinking," President Obama said Monday.<p>"This is not simply a military effort," Obama said in remarks after getting briefed on the anti-ISIS effort …

Secretary of the Treasury

Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here's more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans.<p>The study published Thursday in the …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Alternative Medicine

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Recipes

Leaping into Croatia’s frog leg tradition

Long associated with French gastronomy, the amphibian – whether served wrapped in bacon, smothered in a mild gorgonzola sauce or deep fried – is gaining popularity with visitors.<p>The hunters of the Neretva Delta had enjoyed a fortunate night. Before me, about six dozen freshly skinned frogs, shiny …

European Travel

Five fabulous South African hotels

Exotic scenery meets sustainable comfort in the Rainbow Nation, where travellers can enjoy their own private peace.

Kruger National Park

Think you can fly a jumbo jet?

In a first for any airline, Emirates is inviting regular people to try their hand at piloting a wide-body commercial jet via a simulator in London.<p>Airlines routinely hone the skills of their pilots using simulators. But in a first for any airline, Emirates recently debuted several simplified …

Aviation

Mini guide to Sicily's beaches

Archaeological sites and Arab-influenced culture will please a traveller's intellectual side, but when it is time to kick back, golden sand and azure waters await.<p>With its Arab-influenced culture and cuisine, archaeological sites and varied landscapes, Sicily and its nearby Aeolian Islands keeps …

Italy

Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot

There’s nothing like a safari to get back to nature. But get out of the 4x4 and walk instead, insists Joanna Eede.<p>“The plane might duck and weave a …

The secret, magnificent Parisian vista that's open to the public after 500 years

It’s not for the short of breath or weak-kneed, but the dizzying 360-degree vista of Paris from the Tour Saint-Jacques is one of the best-kept …

World's Best Hotels 2013 (PHOTOS)

Picture a cypress-lined road in Tuscany. Now picture yourself arriving at a 10th-century former castle on more than 4,000 acres of rolling hills. Welcome to Castello di Casole, a new 41-suite hotel that already ranks as No. 2 in the world.<p>We asked our readers to vote in the 18th annual World's Best …

National Geographic Travel

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>'Auberge' by Ludo29880. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

I Heart My City: Rachel’s Oxford

Hello, city-lovers! Today we head over to the United Kingdom, where Rachel Cotterill tells us why she loves her city–first as a student, now as a native.<p>Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your responses …

Stephen Fry

I Heart My City: Nadi and Ming’s Kuala Lumpur

Greetings, city-lovers! Nadiah and Ming live in Kuala Lumpur, and they tell us that their city is bursting with things to do, see, and eat.<p>Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your responses to …

Asia Travel

Do You Heart Your City?

What’s allllmost better than being able to travel to every city in the world? Hearing about them from the people who know them (and love them) best.<p>That’s why we started the I Heart My City series in the first place — and why we want to hear why you heart yours!<p><b>It’s easy to share the love:</b> Just …

Outdoors