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Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

35 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; …

25 Funniest Celebrity Name Puns

From Chuck Norris to Arnold Schwarzenegger it should come as no surprise that celebrities often end up as the brunt of our jokes considering that …

20 Places You Have to Visit Before You Turn 30

An old adage says to travel while you're young, and while I firmly believe that world travel is fulfilling at any age, there's a certain wonder that …

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

<b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and through lush meadows.” But runners on this holiday in the Dolomites will have to concentrate hard on their footwork: the scenery of this limestone wonderland is so beautiful it …

European Travel

20 Incredibly Gorgeous and Underrated Travel Destinations

Although I absolutely adore the big cities like Paris and London, it’s often nice to venture off the beaten track to some of the most underrated …

European Travel

Weekend Recipe: Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

When I was young, mum used to make the most delicious chicken schnitzel that would be devoured as soon as my sister and I arrived home from school. …

Food

This Genius Winter Vegetable One-Pan Dinner Is Packed With Protein (No Dirty Pots & Pans Necessary!)

If you’re the type of person who often resorts to ordering takeout after a busy day, you’ll love sheet-pan dinners. They’re made using just one sheet …

Migrations and Other Colorful Natural Phenomena

Colorful travel might conjure up images of larger-than-life street murals or pastel towns, but when it comes to truly unique and vibrant spectacles, nature displays the most awe-inspiring moments.<p>Whether it's thanks to bioluminescence, annual migration patterns, or just heavy rainfall, these …

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Scones with Molasses-Orange Butter Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; lightly coat with cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together flour, maple …

This Swiss City Is Offering Tourists Massive Travel Discounts in 2018

With about 40 museums, a (relatively) tiny population of 168,000 people, and a lovely historic city center set next to the Rhine River, there’s a lot …

20 Cool Travel Destinations For The Adventure Junkie

Adventure travel is good for the soul. It allows you to enjoy a more authentic travel experience for which you really get to know the local people, perhaps up your fitness level a notch, and almost always offers the chance to truly leave all of your worries behind. If you aren’t sure where to go or …

Here’s how to make delicious muffins that are actually good for you

However healthy it may seem, the presence of shredded zucchini in a quick bread or muffin doesn’t make it good for you. Most are still essentially …

The 17 Recipes We're Most Excited to Cook this Fall

Braises, soups, and cheesy breads—everything you need for your winter bod<p>Fall calls to mind red-and-orange foliage, family feasts, and of course …

Recipes

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

Creativity

The brilliant, all-natural way Zendaya perfects her no-makeup look

Zendaya may be a mere 20 years old, but she’s amassed over 44 million followers on Instagram—and has become a serious influence in the beauty and …

5 Things You Never Thought You Could Make With Zucchini; One of Them is Cheese!

• For those of us who love cooking with fresh vegetables, a trip to the farmers market is a recipe for trouble — delicious, plant-based trouble. When …

Comfort Food

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Just Might Turn You Into a Morning Person

It's easy to come up with a million excuses to skip breakfast in the morning. You might feel like you're too busy to cook anything, or maybe you …

Healthy Eating

Where You Do and Don’t Need to Tip Around the World

Avoid tipping too little or too much when traveling with this guide.<p>Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping …

Handy

8 amazing sites that will make sure you have the cheapest vacation possible

Way too many of us forego well-earned vacations because of the expenses involved. Whether you want to fly across the country or an ocean, plane …

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Cooking

Apply Now to Travel the World Free for Three Months

Do you love writing, photography and travel? Then you could be selected for the best job on the planet, offered by Thirdhome.com. They’re looking for …

These 12 Airlines Will Let You Fly to Two Cities For The Price of One

Get a free stopover.<p>Thanks to airlines that offer free stopovers, you can explore two cities for the price of one.<p>Instead of having customers wait …

Customers

Beginner’s travel guide to Norway

IT’S TOO EASY to fall in love with Norway. You arrive one August day when the sun has some warmth left, the night only falling after 16 or 17 hours …

Tips to Writing a Sequel

Lately I’ve been scarce. I’ve locked myself away to write two sequels, CLEAVED and BLESSED MAYHEM, prepare for the debut of Partners In Crime on Oct. …

Writing Creepy Scenes by Rayne Hall

Tweet<i>Please welcome back author and monthly RU contributor Rayne Hall.</i>Do you want to write a ghost story? Are you working on a thriller, an urban …

11 Apple Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Fall

Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.<p><b>1. Apple Rum Raisin Pudding</b><p>Fall is the perfect time to cozy up to a warm …

90 Things to See and Do in New York City

New York City may not actually be that big, but with as many stores, restaurants, museums and attractions that are packed into every block of every borough, it certainly does feel huge. Sifting through it all, especially if you're just in town for a while, can be a daunting task. To help weed …