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You'll Wake Up Craving This Refreshing Summer Weight-Loss Smoothie

Finding it tough to finish an entire humongous honeydew melon before it goes bad? Try this smooth, refreshing breakfast recipe. It's perfect if you're trying to slim down for Summer because it offers all the weight-loss essentials needed for the ideal smoothie.<p>This invigorating, dairy-free smoothie …

Weight Loss

8 Secrets of Paris You've Never Heard Before

We love Paris's classic attractions—seeing the Eiffel Tower is always a thrill!—but if you're looking for hidden cafés, museums, and walks that …

Kate's House / Bower Architecture

“A house for living in!” exclaimed the client in the early stages. “Textured and warm with a touch of whimsy – but no stunts that will date..”<p>With …

10 Unique Takes on Carrot Cake That Will Change Your Life

It’s National Carrot Cake Day! Even though carrot cake has been around since the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until World War II that this dessert gained …

Cream Cheese

The rise of travelling families and world-schooling

More families than ever are taking ‘edventures’ – long-term trips where children learn on the road. We talk to nomadic parents about the pros and cons of dropping out to travel the world<p>• <i>Would you take your kids out of school for an extended trip? Perhaps you have already taken the plunge? Share</i> …

How a Kiddie Roth IRA Can Double Your Child's Retirement Savings

A new Roth IRA may eventually turn your kid into a millionnaire.<p>One of the most valuable gifts a parent can offer their children is a head start in …

27 Healthy Desserts You Can Make in a Blender

Soups, sauces, and smoothies are pretty standard fare for a blender. Now, expand the handy kitchen appliance’s repertoire to include dessert! Yep—you …

The 8 Best Exercises for Lower Abs

Moves to tackle that lower-belly fat and build a strong core.<p>Tighten Up from Top to Bottom<p>1 of 9<p>The term "lower abs" is actually a misnomer—your …

Workouts

The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes that have been transformed by colourful paint<p>• Share your own photos on Twitter and Instagram using #guardiancolourfulcities

Valparaiso

Here's How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

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The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

This New iPhone Feature Will Help You Fall Asleep at Night

An actual dream come true.<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9.3 release could change a lot of things in your daily routine, including how you fall asleep at night. The company's latest iPhone update includes a new feature called Night Shift, which automatically adjusts the colors of your device's screen, …

How to make the simple cake that’s a household standard in France

By Dorie Greenspan<p>Dorie Greenspan<p>Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>I’ve been a part-time Parisian for almost 20 years, but you wouldn’t know it if you judged my assimilation by how lightly I tread in high heels, how stylishly I toss a shawl over my shoulder or how capable I am of eating a croissant without …

Recipes

6 Signs Your Hormones Are Aging Too Fast + The Lifestyle Changes That Can Fix It

Many women assume that there are three major hormonal milestones: that first menstrual period, pregnancy, and then menopause.<p>But there’s actually an …

Small Hotel in Spain Combines Rustic and Contemporary Details

This small hotel, designed by <b>Lucas and Hernández-Gil Architects</b>, was developed in two old houses. Located in a charming medieval village in Segovia, …

Tokyo chef fuels ramen renaissance with his Michelin-starred noodles

The chef and owner of Tsuta, a Japanese ramen restaurant recently crowned with a Michelin star, reveals his journey from fashion to noodles<p>Yuki Onishi was asleep at home in the quiet Sugamo district of Tokyo on an otherwise uneventful Tuesday evening when his phone rang at 10pm.<p>The call he received …

Japan

Your next innovative meal is at this pop-up restaurant in Portland

It's not just an eccentric hobby. Fox then goes into the kitchen and prepares what he gathers at Nomad.PDX, one of the most innovative new restaurants in Portland.<p>Fox's approach to cooking is risky and adventurous: He takes whatever is in season — and <i>only</i> what's in season — and transforms it into a …

18 Foodie Stops in Barcelona

Save Place<p>Pla de Palau, 13, 08003 Barcelona, Spain<p>Sagas is the modern vision of a farmer and entrepreneur. Slow food served fast; homemade …

Laos holiday guide: plan the perfect two-week trip

Laos has so much to offer it can’t be ‘done’ in a fortnight, so focus on one region or cherry-pick from our list of its top sights, treks, homestays, tours and even the Most Secret Place on Earth<p><b>Laos readers’ tips and the best places to stay in Vientiane and Luang Prabang plus more itineraries in</b> …

Laos

Our Five Favourite Holiday Cocktails of 2014 – Bitter Sweet Spirit

You may have noticed that we here at FMMS like to drink. No, really. It’s true. And the holidays are the ideal time to sit back and take a moment to …

Your Strong Dollar Buys You A Luxury Retirement In These Top Overseas Havens

If you're shopping the world map, trying to choose where to live, retire or invest in a second home overseas, you don't want to make your decision based entirely on currency exchange rates. However, you do want to pay attention to them. The U.S. dollar is now so strong against currencies in some of …

Real Estate

45 Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

End your big feast on a sweet note.<p>Sure, the turkey may seem like the star, but really, it's all about dessert. End your feast on a sweet note with our favorite pies, cookies, cakes and more.

Quit Baking! 50 Fabulous Raw Vegan Desserts You Need in Your Life … NOW

Maybe you’ve been thinking about eating healthier and lighter raw foods but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you’re just tired of using the oven, …

Ice Cream

Top 10 caves à manger in Paris

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Top 10

What the World's Top Health Experts Pack for Lunch

We’ve seen enough sad desk lunches in our day to know that it’s hard to pack a meal that’s healthy and delicious. And it gets much harder when we …

Only 2 Steps and 5 Ingredients Stand Between You and This Ice Cream

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A spectacular summer ice cream recipe with just two steps and five ingredients.</i><p>Summer means ice cream, …

Recipes

Strawberry ice cream, pure and simple

There is absolutely nothing wrong with most strawberry ice creams. Except that they probably would more accurately be described as ice creams with strawberries (not that there's anything wrong with that).<p>But you can quite easily make a really delicious ice cream that tastes purely of fruit — one …

Clever Ways To Fit Beds In Small Rooms