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8 National Parks Where You Can Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Natural beauty, history, education, and relaxation await at our country’s national parks. This year, many have enhanced their tours, lodging, dining, …

National Parks

Honey, Halva and Cardamom Biscotti

When you first read new cookbook Black Girl Baking from Jerrelle Guy, the blogger behind Chocolate for Basil, it's hard to tell what's pulling you in …

Brunettes Will Swoon Over These Fall-Friendly Rainbow Hair Ideas

When I first covered rainbow hair in the Summer of 2014, I was spotlighting a select few women who were bold enough to rock unexpected colorful coifs in everyday life. Since then, the style has evolved to become a universally beloved look. Whether you're walking through the streets of New York City …

Hairstyling

The 5 Decorating Principles Everyone Should Know

Interior design can be a mystery to those who are not professionals. And of course, every designer has their own set of rules and ideas gleaned over decades of work. Now, a new book out next week offers a glimpse at that interior expertise, and in a unique format. <i>Interior Design Master Class: 100</i> …

Interior Design

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

7 Trips That Are Better (and Cheaper) In the Fall

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Expert Travel Tips You've Never Thought Of

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Budget Travel<p>Expert Travel Tips You've Never Thought Of<p>Shares<p>Wouldn't it be nice, before every trip, to call up an expert and get her …

Budget Travel

Finalists Unveiled For This Year's National Book Awards

Shortlists for the National Book Awards went public Wednesday, halving the number of nominees to just 20 finalists. Among the books that have survived the second round of cuts, a few clear favorites are beginning to emerge — while others have been displaced by less familiar names.<p>The full lists of …

Books

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

RCA<p>If you ever need a little pick-me-up, one neuroscientist says he has the playlist for you. Dr. Jacob Jolij, of the University of Groningen in the …

Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America, Told Through Music

One of the most sensuous songs in all of Latin music is not about sex or love; it's about fruit. That's my opinion, but it's also the suggestion of dozens of <i>Alt.Latino</i> listeners who wrote in for this week's fruit-themed episode. The song in question is Rubén Blades' "Buscando Guayaba," in which he …

Latin America

Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.

The fitness industry has never been stronger. Health clubs in the United States brought in $22.4 billion in 2013, doubling their revenue in just 15 years. Sales of fitness trackers (the wearable devices that measure everything from your daily steps to your blood oxygen level) are expected to triple …

9 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

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16 Breakfast Recipes to Take You Around the World

Breakfast is always lauded as the most important meal of the day, yet it's so easy to fall into a rut: a bowl of cereal and a cup of joe if you're in a hurry, pancakes if you have the time, and oatmeal when you want to feel virtuous. Don't you feel antsy just reading that litany? Let's try looking …

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

Books

These 22 cars are the most economical to own

The sticker price on your car is only the beginning of what it really costs to own that auto — something that savvy shoppers should take into account …

Kombucha and the Booze-Free Kegger

It’s Saturday night, and I’m checking out a new craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. The DJ spins drum and bass. A projector plays <i>Planet Earth</i>-style videos on the wall. From time to time, women in flowy pants break out into spontaneous dancing. But mostly, the attractive and fit-looking crowd just …

Alcohol

9 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes You'll Want to Dive Into

If we’ve learned anything from our Instagram feed lately, it's that smoothie bowls are one of the biggest breakfast trends out there—and for good …

Healthy Eating