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Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Rents are collapsing in some of America's biggest cities

Since 2012, nearly 26,000 multifamily rental units have been completed in the city, according to Fannie Mae, which for 2017 sees "elevated volume of new supply, particularly in the Loop/River North/Gold Coast submarkets." This does not include condos and single-family homes that were bought by …

Real Estate

Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change

The agricultural sector is the world’s largest single employer. It provides jobs for more than 40% of the global population. It’s also the largest …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

In Tel Aviv, locals are turning edible plants into self-regulating ecological forests that require less upkeep than gardens.<p>A food forest is exactly …

Forests

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

Camping

Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic

There's a disturbing reality that's clear to experts in infectious disease — but the rest of us ignore it on a regular basis.<p>The next pandemic is coming.<p>New diseases are always on the rise. Viruses and bacteria can mutate and become more infectious or deadly (or both), and there's a constant risk …

Public Health

Here's how to get a free castle in Italy (seriously)

Want a free castle in Italy? Sure, take one, your highness. But, as with everything good, there's a catch.<p>As part of an initiative called the …

Italy

30% of Malls Will Shut Down During the Next Recession, Real Estate Expert Says

Fueled in part by booming e-commerce business<p>As e-commerce has boomed in recent years, traditional retailers have taken a hit: Last month the New …

Real Estate

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Frequent-flyer Programs

5 Interesting Lessons From 150 Cold Calls Per Day | Inc.com

At the start of April I was given access to a software service which would allow me to make 150 cold calls in an hour, and gets me into roughly 10-15 conversations depending upon the quality of the prospects on my list.<p>When I was first given this opportunity, I was very skeptical.<p>Firstly, because I …

Selling

The Secret to Getting 10 Times Your Return on Facebook Ads | Inc.com

In the eCommerce world, mobile is becoming an increasingly important environment. Primarily, shoppers use their smartphones as research tools today--but more and more, they're actually shopping directly from these devices rather than waiting to make purchases on a desktop computer or in-store, …

Entrepreneurship

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 12<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>February: Honolulu<p>3 of 12<p>March: Buenos Aires<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>April: Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 12<p>May: …

Buenos Aires

Top 7 Tools for Budget Travelers

The days of relying on travel agents and hunting down elusive deals are over. Check out these seven budget travel tools to city-hop and save, just …

Apps

How to Reduce Wrinkles Without Lasers or Chemicals

On March 31, 2016, Jamie O’Banion, a former Miss Teen Texas with dewy, perfect skin, was barely 12 minutes into her debut on the Home Shopping Network’s beauty hour when a buzzer sounded and the words “Sold Out” were stamped in bright red on the screen. She was less than halfway through her …

Skin Care

If you're confused by the many different shapes of mascara wands out there, we break it down for you

A lot of us came from an era where magazines told us that the mascara we saw in the ads were the best we were gonna get. We all want great lashes, …

10 Times the Slow Cooker Made Whole30 Easier

The slow cooker is a powerful tool, particularly this blustery time of year when, after a long day at work, all you really want to come home to is a …

Cooking

Your best turkey ever: We break down the bird and the schedule

Yipes, how I hated Thanksgiving and Christmas as a kid. Well, the dinners, anyway: As if the marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes (ewww!) and nondairy whipped dessert topping-topped pumpkin pie (blech!) weren't bad enough. The turkey, though. Breast meat as dry as Tutankhamen's toenails. Legs so …

Cooking

How 8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change Your Brain for the Better

You don't need to practice mindfulness meditation for years to see benefits.<p>For years, many entrepreneurs have been relentlessly touting the benefits of mindfulness meditation, from a younger brain to better decision-making. So why haven't you started yet?<p>Is it because you think it would be hard to …

Mindfulness

5 Reasons To Add Vitamin C Serum To Your Daily Skin Routine | shopswell

Vitamin C serum is a natural skin care ingredient that is popping up everywhere. Vitamin C serums, lotions, creams and even face washes can be found …

We Tried It and Believe That Magic Cake Is Here to Stay

It’s been a couple weeks since we found out about magic cake, and it’s safe to say that it is still a hot topic of conversation. A cake with a sponge layer, a custard layer and a fudgy layer — yes, please! We had to try it out for ourselves, and B+C readers — we are happy to introduce you to this …

Dessert

Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors also investing.<p>Dataiku helps data scientists and data analysts manage huge sets of data to get …

Big Data

Bee species added to endangered list for first time

For the first time in the United States, bees have been placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.<p>Seven yellow-faced bee species that …

Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Demand more from your go-to dinner staples: more whole grains and produce, more bold flavors, and less meat and processed foods. Make over your …

Cooking

These No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups Are Too Dang Delicious NOT to Try - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

• Place 8 to 10 short cups in a rimmed casserole dish.<br>• Combine Oreos, butter, and salt into a food processor and process until it’s a fine crumb. …

Smoky Indian Eggplant and Spicy Tomato Recipe

Forget kale till the weather gets cold again. Summer vegetable stars are eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers. There’s a bunch around and they’re at …

Eggplant

Joe Wick's OMG cinnamon French toast

Yes, yes, yes. Finally a recipe for French toast that I can enjoy after a workout. I’ve topped mine with banana and blueberries but you can use any fruit you love. Don’t go mad with the maple syrup!<p>CARB-RICH<p>SERVES<p>One<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 egg<br>• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1 thick slice of white …

Cinnamon, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Apple ... 15 Vegan Desserts With Fall Flavors to Tide Us Over Until Summer's Over - One Green Planet

Do you love fall desserts? Some people (ourselves included) love fall flavors so much, they literally count down to the days when pumpkin spice …

Ice Cream