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How to Get Sculpted Abs - Abdominal Workout

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whether your goal is washboard abs, a six-pack, or just for your clothes to lay a little flatter on your …

Best Sandwiches in Los Angeles

Behold the sandwich—what began as an exercise in convenience has been elevated over the years to become one of mankind’s most delicious inventions. …

Los Angeles

Best Bakeries in San Francisco

From a patisserie serving flaky croissants that rival what you’ll find in Paris to a bakeshop with Russian cakes built from a whopping twelve layers, …

35 Cheesy Appetizers That Are Cheesier Than Your Uncle’s Jokes

Fact: The best kind of apps contain cheese.<p>Nothing starts a party faster than cheesy appetizers. Whether it's a cheese twists, a big bowl of queso, pull-apart cheesy bread, or mozzarella sticks, we can't get enough. Here are 35 to put out at your next shindig.

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Skin-Care Rules to Always Follow When You Travel

Cold weather, alcohol, and oh so much sugar—plenty of contributing factors can cause skin to completely freak the f*ck out this time of year. Another holiday-season skin saboteur? Travel. Air travel, specifically. Every time you board a plane, you're exposed to stale, crazy-dry, recirculated air, …

Skin Care

10 Ways to Be a Better Guest (or, How to Get Invited Back)

Dream guests are made of this: Arrive punctually, be a conversationalist, and ask if anyone would like the last piece before you take it. A few more tips for being the most gracious guest you can be (without worrying about it too much):<p>1. <b>RSVP toute de suite</b> (specifically, within 3 days of receiving …

The Secret Remedies Opera Singers Use to Avoid Getting a Cold

The second you feel a tickle in your throat—try these methods.<p>The biggest applause at the opera always goes to those long notes that seem like they might never end. And when they do, you’re both impressed at the fortitude of the singer and relieved no glass broke like it always does in cartoons. …

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Going Out Tonight? Here Are the 5 Best Pre-Party Masks

A recent study uncovered that we look 5.4 years older by the end of the day (and based on my reflection in the mirror at 7 p.m. last night, I don't …

Skin Care

7 Carry-On Essentials to Upgrade Your Next Flight

Whether on a short trip or an intercontinental journey, these products will boost the R&R factor of any flight.

World’s Best Éclairs

From luscious chocolate éclairs to savory éclairs made with foie gras and fig jam, here are the world’s best éclairs.—Maisie Wilhelm

The NoMad

The Nomad Hotel, NYC<p>The Nomad Hotel has landed on the scene on it's feet. Aside from being in a pretty low key neighborhood (I hate crowds), it's …

Tripdelta Finds Cheaper Flights Through "Secret" Airport Routes

Flying through the major hubs of the big airlines could make your trips more expensive than they should be. Tripdelta finds the hidden airports that …

Los Angeles

Christmas Desserts

From salted caramel pie to rich chestnut-chocolate mousse, here are fantastic Christmas desserts.

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

Notes to Make Your Gift Feel More Personal

Before I ever purchase a gift, I think about what I'll write to go with it. Yes, a well thought-out gift can often speak for itself, but writing something simple to go with the cocktail glasses you got for your best friend, like, "The perfect glass for your favorite drink—by the way, Negronis on me …

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Is Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine the Only Italian Cookbook You Need?

I started reviewing cookbooks in 2008. Since then, I have encountered seemingly infinite Italian cookbooks: Enough Italian cookbooks that if they …

Now you can charter a private jet to Europe for less than £500

Flight sharing and empty leg booking services for private air travel have opened up a whole new world to travellers looking for a premium experience<p>New services have brought the price of private air travel down below the £500 mark, with a flight to Geneva possible for as little as £310 per …

22 Signs You're A Twentysomething Grandma

Sorry I can't go out tonight, I have a date with my bed.

A new mom shares 5 travel tips for flying with twin babies

Travel is among the greatest passions shared between my husband and me, so we knew we’d want to introduce the experience to our twin babies early on.<p>But reality intervened — as it tends to do in parenthood — and it ended up taking us 15 months to summon the courage to gather the little ones for …

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Shakespeare and Company’s New Café Was 50 Years in the Making

The famed Paris bookstore recently expanded into coffee and lemon pie. Here’s why it only took half a century.<p>It’s hard to improve upon perfection, but in the early 1960s George Whitman felt that something was missing. Yes, his Left Bank bookstore, Shakespeare and Company—an homage to the original …

17 food faux pas to avoid so that you don't embarrass yourself while traveling

It's important to understand the dining rules of each country you visit so that you can avoid insulting others or embarrassing yourself.<p>Luckily, we're here to help — here's a list of table manners you should be aware of when visiting 17 different countries around the world.

The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to travelers

A dish from Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Australia. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor has released its list of the best restaurants in the world.<p>The list is based on millions of traveler ratings and reviews.<p>Most of this year's winners are in Europe, but there are a few restaurants in America, Asia, Africa, and …

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27 bizarre restaurants to eat at in your lifetime

You could have dinner surrounded by ice, or immerse yourself in a Barbie dream world, or even dine suspended 150 feet above the ground.<p>And if being served by robots or eating on the toilet sounds like a dream come true, then look no further.<p>We've rounded up some of the wackiest restaurants around …

Norwegian Air CEO Says $69 Flights From U.S. to Europe Coming Soon

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday.<p>Europe's third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh and Bergen, Norway …

Shop the 8 Best At-Home Microdermabrasion Scrubs

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Skin Care

12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

The world's most expensive tasting menus

Switzerland's Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville ranks No. 11 with a $773 tasting menu.Restaurant de L'hotel de ville<p>One of the best ways for foodies to truly experience the world's best restaurants is by ordering a multi-course tasting menu.<p>But it's not for everyone — these carefully crafted and …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

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The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …