Ranjani Ramakrishna

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A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

The 13 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These lucky 13 crock-pot recipes are easy to prep in the a.m., and ready to gobble up when you get home. You’ll love 'em on busy weeknights...and …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Barcelona's best shopping by neighbourhood

Barcelona perhaps finally achieved peak hipster with the recent opening of Urban Outfitters, a massive statement of a shop in a central and symbolic location on the Plaça Catalunya, but the city has long had a tradition of quirky little boutiques, icily cool designer home-ware stores and artisanal …

A Picture Postcard From Meenakshi Amman Temple, India

"We take off our shoes because feet have many, many nerve endings," said our guide in Madurai. "Stress and sadness leave your body through the soles of your feet."<p>We were standing in the Meenakshi Amman Temple. It was dark outside. Inside, it was cool and smelled of incense. We had come for the …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

Here's Where Bartenders Go To Get Buzzed In Honolulu

When you think of drinking in Hawaii, chances are your mouth waters for a Corona on the beach or a bright blue Hawaiian, complete with the little umbrella.<p>But Honolulu -- the Aloha State's capital -- has a lot more to offer when it comes to challenging and impressing your tastebuds. Named the "next …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

18 Inspiring Ways To Display Bedroom Art

A well-placed piece may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary.<p>Well-placed art just may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary you've always dreamed of...these 18 rooms are proof.

5 Super Useful Bottles of Bitters You Should Absolutely Own

In the 1800s, bitters were synonymous with a most unlikely industry: medicine.<p>Used to cure ailments like coughs, stomach aches and kidney disease, people started realizing that bitters were much better in drinks. (Still, it's hard not to wonder at their restorative qualities after a few sips of an …

How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile …

Digital Photography

Indian government bans Delhi rape documentary

India's home minister Rajnath Singh said his government would investigate how a film crew managed to interview a death row convict who expressed no remorse for his part in the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012<p>India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary <b>in which one</b> …

Bill Clinton has a rare speaking quirk, and the science behind it is fascinating

Early in his career, Tomatis discovered that the quality of our speech or singing is only as good as our ability to hear, monitor, and correct it as we produce it. Many famous singers, and announcers who were loosing their voices came to him, and he restored them by improving their brain's ability …

The Brain

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

These sunset photos of India's win over Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup are breathtaking

India beat Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup in Adelaide, Australia, on Sunday and the photos at the close of the match are breathtaking. This is by far the most heated rivalry in all of international cricket, often casting a light on political tensions between the countries. It deserved the drama …

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Comedy

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? Now we've got your attention. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p>This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that's as dramatic …

10 Kitchen Items That Turn Home-Cooking Haters Into Passionate Chefs

Wondering what would entice you and your family to use the kitchen more in 2015? A diet rich in fresh, whole foods cooked at home is the basis of healthy living. But cooking at home can be a chore and a bore, especially if you're busy or just plain don't like to cook.<p>A healthy kitchen stocked with …

Channeling Positive Tablet Usage To Foster Childhood Development

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Yuval Kaminka is co-founder and CEO of JoyTunes.</i><p><i>“Kids spend too much time on tablets and smartphones, not enough time outside!”</i><p><i>“They are losing key skills because they are spending too much time on video games and apps!”</i><p>We hear statements like these constantly, but the fact is, …

Apps

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

“In the spring of 1945,” says the narrator, over bucolic springtime shots of the German countryside, “the allies advancing into the heart of Germany came to Bergen-Belsen. Neat and tidy orchards, well-stocked farms lined the wayside, and the British soldier did not fail to admire the place and its …

World History

16 Bold Covers From The Satirical Paris Magazine That Was Attacked On Wednesday

As the gunmen stormed the building, they shouted "We have avenged the prophet" and "Allahu Akbar," leading many to the conclusion that the attacks were a retaliation against the magazine's long history of provoking Muslims and other groups with controversial magazine covers.<p>We've collected a number …

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Google threatened with $100-million lawsuit over celebrity nude photos

A celebrity attorney whose firm represents more than a dozen high-profile women whose personal photos were stolen and then posted online has threatened<p>Googlewith a lawsuit potentially seeking $100 million or more in damages related to the distribution of those images.<p>The Internet giant, however, …