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5 beautiful international cities budget travelers can afford

Even if you love the city that you live in now, you may want to consider moving abroad. There are so many great international cities that are beautiful — and actually affordable.<p>Here are five great cities based on a high quality of life for a very low cost of living, taking into consideration good …

30 Surprising Ways to Use Pennies

The copper currency makes a nice backsplash or decorative doorstop.<p>If you feel that pennies are a pain to count and a pain to roll, a penny is …

DIY

Amy Poehler's 'Yes Please': 10 most highlighted lines on Kindle

• “You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good …

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Shooting Tips for All You iPhone Photographers

I have always had my qualms about camera phones. It was only a few years ago, pre-iPhone, that I would carry my huge Canon SLR out — or even a …

Mobile Photography

How to Not Feel Awful After Air Travel

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Air travel days are exciting and fun but can also wreak havoc on your health as you lose sleep, eat off …

We definitively solved the debate over whether you can still eat cheese with mold on it

This question is a controversial topic in the food world. Some people say they scrape the mold off cheese and eat it, while others won't touch it past the expiration date.<p>We consulted an expert to find out how long cheese is safe to eat.<p>Kantha Shelke, a food scientist for Corvus Blue LLC and …

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

PhotoFast: Backing Up Your iPhone at Lightning Speed

I spent a good deal of the holiday week migrating nearly 20 years of digital images to one of the cloud-based photo storage sites — backing them up from CD’s, DVD’s, hard drives, old phones, and thousands from my current phone. While it was great sifting through all the images, the process I went …

5 New Rubs to Change Up Your Roast Chicken Game

Some people spend the winter months making hearty stews and crock pot-braised meats. I spend them roasting chickens.<p>A simple roast chicken is one of …

Food and Drink Articles, Videos, Discussions, and More - Chowhound Food Community

The History of Your Favorite Foods<p>by <b>Alex Thomas</b> | If you grew up in a certain sliver of America near the Chesapeake Bay, Old Bay was a holy …

How to Score a Hotel Upgrade

While surprise hotel upgrades have fallen into my lap time to time, they happen most when I’ve taken some sort of simple, strategic step. It hasn’t …

Hospitality

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches, incredible food and that worlds-away feeling. But they can also be a little, well, crowded. Here's where to enjoy the Mediterranean Coast's …

This Man Drove 400 Miles for a 1,000-Pound Provolone

How far would you go for a piece of cheese? If you’re Anthony LoFrisco, you’ll drive more than 400 miles.<p>Growing up in Brooklyn during World War II, …

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

Eastern Europe

The 21 most anticipated movies of 2016

But this year's poised to be even better with a thrilling lineup of reboots, sequels, and buzzed-about debut series hitting the box office.<p>From Pixar's "Finding Dory," the long-awaited follow-up to "Finding Nemo," to J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," …

5 TEDx Talks that will help you strike up a conversation with anyone

I thrive on alone time and constantly find myself holding up the wall at parties, only interacting with people I've met before.<p>Being in a new city where I only know a handful people, I'm slowly beginning to wean myself off of the wall — with the help of TEDx Talks.<p>Though I watch them all alone and …

My Favorite Albums of 2015

Music is about as personal as it gets, so here’s my list of music albums that resonated with me this year.<p><b>Hamilton — Soundtrack</b><p>In 2015 one New Yorker …

'Brokeback Mountain,' 10 Years On

Members of the cast and crew talk about their memories of making the iconic film.<p>In the middle of a fall night in 1997, Diana Ossana stumbled upon a short fictional story by Annie Proulx in The New Yorker.<p>The story, "Brokeback Mountain," charted the love affair of two male cowboys, Ennis Del Mar …