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5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Have Before Breakfast To Blast Belly Fat

Eating protein-packed foods and combining cardio with strength-training exercises are two ways to help blast belly fat — but you can actually drink …

Nutrition

Last Call: How to start down the bread-baking rabbit hole

<i>Last Call</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve</i> …

What To Do When You Finally Save Up For A Dream Vacation

The vacation of our dreams takes place on a faraway tropical beach; the cobblestone streets of an ancient city; a bed and breakfast in a neighboring …

The 14 Best French Films to Watch When You'd Rather Be in France

There are a lot of things to love about France. From the iconic effortless elegance of the fashion and bistro culture to the many cinematic …

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

Breakfast

Herbed Potato Stacks Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Cut potatoes into 1⁄16-inch-thick slices using a mandoline or …

Your Next Vacation: Hand-Rearing Baby Penguins

“A few weeks ago, I’d never even seen a real penguin,” gasps Nils Greskewitz as he chases after a waddling escapee. Now he’s spending his days …

Habitats

Mastering the Art of Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is one of the ultimate comfort foods, so you want to nail it every time you make it. Find out how to make the perfect melty and …

The 17 best places in Europe to visit this summer that don't cost a fortune

European travel may evoke a sense of glamour and luxury, but that doesn't mean it has to be pricey.<p>In fact, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's best vacations rankings, you can visit some of Europe's best vacation spots on a budget.<p>To determine its list, U.S. News calculated an …

The Week in Review: Famous Lives Lost in 2016

This week actress Carrie Fisher, her movie-star mother Debbie Reynolds and British singer George Michael all sadly joined a long list of celebrities who died in 2016.<p>Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last week. After four days in a serious condition, she died …

11 Big-On-Flavor Chicken Recipes Your Family Will Love

Need to revamp your ho-hum chicken dinner routine? Here are a flock of fresh, flavorful ideas to get your family excited about supper again.<p><b>1. Sweet & Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates & Pistachios</b><p>In this sweet and spicy dish, chicken is immersed in a honey, citrus and chili-infused marinade, …

So to stay healthy have cherries before bed and bananas for tea 

It's not just what you eat - it's when! So to stay healthy have cherries before bed and bananas for tea<p><b>Evidence shows that the times we eat are as</b> …

How to travel Europe like a local

I WAS STANDING AT A LONDON BUS STOP. I’d been living there for about five months. A pair of American tourists walked up to a British man sitting next …

3 Of Europe’s Smallest Villages And 1 Amazing Sight That You Have To Visit In The Faroe Islands

As mentioned before, the Saksunarvegur route eventually leads to Saksun and while on the face of it, Saksun might sound like your regular tint little …

The Complete Guide To Planning Your Great British Road Trip

There’s genuinely no better way to explore the UK than on a road trip across the UK. A road trip is by far the best way to get an authentic taste of …

Canadians eye U.K. vacations after Brexit vote weakens pound

Travel companies say more Canadians are looking at vacations in the United Kingdom because of the dropping British pound in the wake of the country's decision to leave the European Union.<p>Melisse Hinkle of Cheapflights.ca says the travel website experienced a 50 per cent spike in searches for …

Locals' guide to food, drink and hotels in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Reykjavik

Nordic cool comes at too high a price? Not always. We ask local experts to share tips for budget fun in Scandinavia’s capitals<br>• <b>Readers’ tips: affordable Scandinavia</b><p><b>At a glance</b> The revolution launched by the restaurant Noma over a decade ago forged a distinctly Nordic cuisine and, in the process, …

Scandinavia

Mileage-Building Schedule for Marathon Walk Training

When you are training to walk a marathon, you need to build up your long-distance mileage slowly but consistently. Start by building up your base …

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This Bear

You've never seen yoga like this before.<p>Meddy Teddy is basically the Snuggle bear but bendier — he's a toy designed to inspire kids to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. But Meddy's getting lots of love on Instagram, with 10,000 followers and counting.<p>Because you probably have a lot of …

How to grill vegetables right, no matter the shape

Look on the bright side: What with global warming sending our poor, precious planet into a hellbound death spiral, and summer's newly blistering temperatures turning your kitchen into Satan's sauna, this is the perfect opportunity for you to spend a little more time outside at the grill. So grab …

A peek at London’s secret gardens

Many of London’s gardens are private – but once a year, some 200 open up. From the UK’s answer to the High Line to the roses commemorating a Blitz-bombed church, here is a sneak peek.

Trying not to overeat? Here’s what your portion sizes should look like

When you’re at the dinner table, it’s hard not to pile your plate high with pasta, steak or mashed potatoes. While you may be polishing off a single …

Peach & Mozzarella Skewers with Basil & Lime | Goop

A riff on caprese, we think the peach and mozzarella combo might be even better than the original.<p>1 8-ounce container bocconcini (mini mozzarella …

Italian Cherry Ricotta Cheese Muffins

Bite into one of these delicious muffins and experience the flavors of southern Italy -- ricotta cheese and cherries! Did you know that fresh ricotta cheese is the main ingredient in southern Italian sweet delicacies like Italian cheesecake and cannolis? It's much healthier than the artery clogging …

The 5 best streaming video services not named Netflix

Sure, there's a big red giant in the streaming video world. But there's plenty of competition out there. Find out where you should be watching video.

Cut the cord and check out these 5 streaming cable services

Cord cutting is all about choice. Namely the choice to not pay for 700+ channels of pure unadulterated reality TV trash when all you want to watch …

5 reasons to cut the cord that aren’t about saving money

When I cut the cable-TV cord in 2008, the decision came from necessity. My freelance writing career was just starting, and I couldn’t scrape together …

5 free streaming-TV apps (and why you’re probably not using them)

If you were to call up your local cable TV provider and ask for free channels, chances are you’d get laughed at.<p>But with online video, free streaming services are everywhere. All you need is a web browser or streaming-video device--Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV--and you can take your pick of …

Apps

18 Road Trip Snacks for Vacay Munching

Yay, it’s vacation time! You’ve got your bikini and SPF packed, and the beach is calling your name. If your vacation spot is a few hours’ drive away, snacks to keep you full are a <i>must</i> to ward off those pesky hangry spells. As difficult as it is to learn how to stay healthy on vacation, a large part …

21 EASY FOOD SWAPS

When it comes to weight management, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and decreasing inflammation, making small, incremental dietary changes …