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Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 1

<b>WOW Air is definitely a discount airline.</b> I knew that when I booked the flight and had to pay for carry-on luggage, but there is something that I …

European Travel

The Science Behind Why You Should Keep Reading Print Books

Every time we move, my husband and I have the same argument. “Do we have to take ALL of these books?” (The answer is always a dirty scowl and a “YES!”)<p>I have a ton of physical books that I insist on carting from house to house, state to state. It drives him crazy. Boxes of heavy books are not …

Books

17 Winning Photos From National Geographic's Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Missing Planet Earth 2 already? This will help.<p>Featuring three categories: Animal Portraits, Landscape, Action, and Environmental Issues, the <i>National Geographic</i> Nature Photographer of the Year covers some of the most incredible images from around the world.<p>Scroll through the gallery to see a …

Photography

Hot Tub Chicken with Roasted Fennel and Sweet Potato

Special equipment: a bundt pan<p>For the marinade: In a bowl, whisk together the oil, salt, paprika, chili powder, lemon zest and juice and garlic.<p>For …

Onions

These are the most popular holiday cookie recipes on Pinterest and we've literally never heard of some of them

Now that we’re rounding out the first full week of December a lot of us will be spending each weekend baking our favorite holiday cookie recipes. …

29 Easy Recipes to Help You Stick to Your Healthy-Eating Resolutions

'Tis the season for stuffing our faces. Whether it’s with a few extra slices of pie here or several celebratory glasses of wine there, we all know …

Cooking

WATCH: The Weather Channel debunks Breitbart’s bogus claim that global warming isn’t real

Man-made climate change is a fact. Saying it isn’t real is an opinion — an inaccurate one. The two are not equal<p>Breitbart is going to need some aloe for the sick burn that The Weather Channel just gave them.<p>Kait Parker of The Weather Channel offered a scathing rebuttal on Tuesday to a …

Climate Change

3 Retirement Stocks to Buy in December

Investors in their golden years often cannot afford to take on excess risk. That's why we believe they should favor companies that offer income, moderate growth prospects, and downside protection. Knowing that, we asked several Motley Fool analysts to highlight a stock they believe is a good choice …

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything from braising to bread baking.<p>Their only downfall is that …

Cooking

14 Insanely Delicious and Festive Waffle Recipes to Make on Christmas Morning

Christmas dinner may be an important part of the holiday, but Christmas morning is really where the magic’s at. Some people simply <i>can’t</i> imagine anything other than cinnamon rolls for their Christmas morning spreads, but for everyone else, there’s another option on the table: waffles. Carb-lovers …

Breakfast

The Best Research on Body Fat, Losing Fat, and Eating Fat

<b>If I see an article on the Internet or in paper publication worth reading, I take notes of the gist of the article and secure its reference.</b> If it …

Flying

The feds just gave batteries and rooftop solar panels access to big-time energy markets

Distributed energy will be able to play in wholesale energy markets. That’s a big deal.<p>Given the state of US politics, it’s safe to say that very few people are paying attention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) right now — even fewer than usual, I mean.<p>However, in its quiet and …

Owls: A Guide to Every Species in the World

Changing Planet<p>Found on every continent other than Antartica, the owl is anything but an unexceptional bird. Their piercing gaze, uncanny ability to swivel their heads in the round, and their spooky stealth has long made them the subjects of art, literature, and films. And even those only slightly …

How to Try an Allergy Elimination Diet

If you suffer from chronic diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, or gassiness, an elimination diet may help you determine if your symptoms are …

What is the best holiday workout schedule?

The holiday season can be awfully tough on the body. Not is the food a killer, but your schedule can be just as unforgiving. Taking in the extra …

Calories

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Breakfast

Win a five-night stay in Andorra worth £1,200

The Vallnord region of Andorra is home to the three neighbouring ski areas of Arinsal, Pal and Arcalis. All are covered by the Vallnord lift pass, which in total provides access to 93km of pistes.<p>Arinsal and Pal's ski area offers a range of beginner and intermediate slopes, challenging mogul runs …

Skiing

Get the Cheeseburger Recipe That Won Rachael Ray's Burger Bash 6 Times

<i>This football season, we’ve partnered with Taste of the NFL and their favorite tailgating experts to share great game-day recipes for an even greater</i> …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

The 35 Best Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Make This Year

Thanksgiving planning can be stressful, so we're making it easy for you. We've curated the ultimate list of Thanksgiving recipes from celebrity chefs and bloggers to bring you the best turkey, stuffing, and pie recipes on the internet. From Ina Garten's herb and apple bread pudding to Mario …

5 Updated Side Dishes to Try on Your Turkey Day Table This Year

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, 2 1/2 weeks away to be exact, and if there's anything I've learned about the holidays the past few years …

25+ 1-Pot Mexican Casseroles That'll Save You Time and Leave You Full

We dare you to find one person who loves to do dishes (truly loves to do them!). It's not really possible, which is why casseroles are never not having a moment. The simple one-pot dishes won't leave a mess to clean up at the end of the night, and their usually comforting and filling ingredients …

Using Trains to Send Power to the Grid

Fueled by state mandates to grow the use of renewable energy, solar and wind-powered systems are claiming ever-increasing shares of power production. …

Trains

Thai Green Curry Chicken Thighs - Best Sophisticated Crock Pot Recipes - Pictures - Chowhound

An easy Thai green curry chicken thigh recipe with coconut milk, lime, green curry paste, green beans, and red bell peppers.<p>Chicken thighs have lots …

Seventunes.com

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

Elon Musk says beautiful solar roofs are the key to sustainable future

Elon Musk, Tesla's chief executive and chairman of SolarCity, unveiled Oct. 29 his vision for a sustainable and integrated future.<p>Musk, speaking on a …

Sustainability

The best Christmas gifts for skiers and snowboarders

Up your gifting game this festive season withTheTelegraph Ski and Snowboard’s pick of the best presents for skiers and snowboarders. From make-a-statement investments to handy stocking fillers, put a smile on your chairlift buddy's face this Christmas with these top gifts.<p>Best gifts for him<p>T-lab …