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The 21 best places to retire in the world

If you're looking to settle down soon, you may want to reconsider sunny Florida, serene Cape Cod, or any other retirement hot spot in the US.<p>For the third year in a row, the US barely made it into the top 20 of the global retirement index rankings put together by Natixis.<p>Northern European nations, …

European Travel

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

7 Appetizers for a New Year's Eve Feast

Christmas is done, and it is time to ring in the new year. Not interested in joining in the crazy partying that takes place on New Year's Eve? Throw your own bash at home. A fun appetizer party is a great way to ring in the new year without doing a ton of work. AND appetizers are always a big hit …

Cooking

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Dessert

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

Gluten-Free

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Breakfast

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

12 Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day

Quick fixes you can manage.<p>Small decor changes make a big impact in a home's look. Here are fast and inexpensive quick fixes from five interior designers.

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Onions

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

10-Minute Yoga for People Who Live Out of Airplanes and Hotel Rooms

Photo: Getty Images<p>Like most of the fashion industry, I spent the last month on the go: in and out of hotel rooms, Airbnbs, and off and on a lot of airplanes going to shows in New York, London, Milan, and then Paris. I'd like to think it's not just old age that's wreaking havoc on my neck and back, …

Why You Should Make Your Own Granola

For more flavor, go beyond the bag<p>There’s a long list of foods that always taste better when you make them yourself compared to when you buy them at the store: apple pie, pasta, pickles, and so on.But it’s not until you make the recipe below that you realize granola should be on that list. Homemade …

HER - Photographs by and interview with Marjorie Salvaterra | LensCulture

I am a decent woman.<p>A pretty good wife—with a great therapist, otherwise I would’ve screwed this one up way too many times.<p>A mother—I think this one I do best except between the hours of 6:15 and 7:30pm and certain whole days at a time.<p>A daughter—I was a pretty terrible daughter growing up but I’m …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

The World's Best Hotel Beds

From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.<p>From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.

Gwen Stefani Believes in Dressing for Yourself, Not Your Age

And the great big fashion trend of the spring 2015 season is (drumroll, please): wearing whatever you want, whenever you want.<p>Fringes for work, black-tie-ready trousers, Miley Cyrus-designed conical party hats—all that and more could be yours for the spring fashion season. Go ahead and break the …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Cooking

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in</b> …

Garden-to-Table Recipe: Pickles from a Cook’s Garden

Originally from Southern Asia, the cucumber is a fruit that’s generally eaten as a vegetable. We grow several varieties in our garden in upstate New …

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

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