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These Are the World's Easiest Thanksgiving Appetizers

Let the bread-breaking commence! These easy two-bite crostini will give guests something to graze on as you fiddle with the main course.<p>Let the bread-breaking commence! These easy two-bite crostini will give guests something to graze on as you fiddle with the main course.

Recipes

5 Must-Do Adventures in Central America

Photo: Matt Hosford<p>With the temperatures cooling down and the earliest signs of winter starting to peek through the fall, we're already day-dreaming of a tropical escape - and we know you are too. That's why we've put together this list of must-do adventures in Central America. Whether you want to …

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot

Getting in touch with traditional Hawaiian culture

For over a thousand years, Hawaiian culture evolved independently from outside influence. Beginning around 300 AD, settlers from Polynesia came to the islands in handmade canoes, navigating using a complex system of wayfaring techniques. Later, waves of new residents arrived to this tiny …

Loneliness

13 Awards Amy Poehler's Definitely Earned

The Emmys came and the Emmys went, but Amy Poehler will always be a winner in our hearts.

Recipes

7 Kitchen Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

Some of our favorite tips in the kitchen are for getting it sparkling clean; these are their stories.<p><b>1. How to cut oily, dusty kitchen grime:</b><p>To easily clean "the layer of sticking cooking-oil infused dust that accumulates on high surfaces in the kitchen," as Kristen so aptly calls it, our Senior …

28 Ways to Dress a Grain Bowl You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

A good grain bowl is all about the mix-ins and toppings. So here are 28 great combos you probably haven't tried yet.<p>A good grain bowl is only as good as its add-ins. Give your quinoa, bulgur, farro, rice, and barley the love it deserves with these 28 healthy and easy toppings, mix-ins, and …

Healthy Eating

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

7 Little Hacks For Getting Ahead In Life (Without Having To Try That Hard)

On our 18th birthdays, many of expected to finally feel grown-up. Something magical was supposed to happen overnight, we thought -- some new, incredibly worldly stream of consciousness would take over -- but nothing did. Same thing at 21. Again … no pixie dust. No fairies. So when <i>does</i> adulthood …

7 Skin-Care Secrets Aestheticians Swear By

Steal their personal routines to score a youthful glow.

Top 10 traditional cheap eats in Istanbul's Bazaar District

Many of the merchants, artisans, porters and local shoppers who spend their days in Istanbul Old City’s world-famous bazaars are committed chowhounds. Having taste-tested their way through the district, they are the best possible guides when it comes to identifying the district’s freshest, fastest …

11 Cleaning Secrets to Steal From Hotel Maids

Use their insider smarts to recreate the white-glove treatment at home.<p>If anyone knows a thing or two about quick-yet-efficient cleaning, it's hotel maids. They have tons of practice — and loads of tips that can help you at home. Here, a few you should check out (pun intended!).<p><b>1. They clear the</b> …

The 6 Posing Tricks Celebrities Use To Photograph Better

Kick your selfie game up a notch.<p>We don't know about you, but we're untagging far too many Instagram photos to feel totally confident in our candid-taking abilities. And considering that Hollywood stars are virtual masters, we're studying up on the super-sneaky ways they elongate their limbs, cinch …

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

The Easy Vegetarian Recipes You Want And Need

You got this.<p>For one reason or another, making a filling and satisfying meat-free meal has the reputation of being a labor intensive process. Maybe the rumor stems from the fact that most vegetarian recipes call for fresh produce, which requires a little more prep. We're not sure. Either way, we're …

How to make the perfect madeleines

Marcel Proust’s favourite cake has mysterious origins, yet there’s nothing obscure about its sublime flavour and fluffy texture. But are purists right to frown upon the use of baking powder? And is it really worth browning your butter?<p>It’s impossible to write about this little French classic …

9 Life-Changing Tricks to Make You A Better Runner

These tips will have you clocking miles as if Idris Elba were waiting at the finish line.<p>A soft breeze blowing through your ponytail. An epic tune lifting you up that epic hill. Feeling like you're going to die at the seventh mile, only to zip through the eighth. Some people could pen Shakespearean …

The World's Largest Trampoline Is In An Underground Cave

I bet you didn’t even know there <i>was</i> a place called Blaenau Ffestiniog, let alone have the faintest idea of how to pronounce it. This tiny mining …

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Breakfast

An Anonymous Doctor Recalls Stories Of Sexual Abuse In The Operating Room

"Not publishing it would metaphorically dust their bad behavior under the rug. And that's not right."<p>During the class, the author asked the students if any of them had something happen during their clinical experiences that they felt they needed to "forgive."<p>"Inappropriate behavior is a problem …

More Ab Exercises Do Not Mean Better Ab Definition!

I repeat, more ab exercises do not mean better ab definition.<p>I would estimate that at least 90 percent of the most frequent gym-goers desire to have a flat stomach with some type of visible abdominal definition. And those who do not frequent the gym as often probably have an even greater desire for …

How to Make Très Flawless French Onion Soup

Oui, you should be making classic French onion soup at home, with all the gooey cheese your heart desires. Let Petit Trois chef Ludo Lefebvre show you how.<p>Petit Trois (our no. 3 best new restaurant in America) chef <b>Ludo Lefebvre</b> would be the first to tell you: It's not easy to make perfect French …

Cooking

Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

Adorably Wrinkly Shar Pei Dons Delightful Costumes with a Stoic Expression

Meet Paddington, an adorable Shar Pei whose soft wrinkles make him look much older than his five years. Tasmania-based owner Annie Jacob highlights this fact by snapping delightful photos of him dressed in plaid jackets and reading glasses. The wrinkled cutie amusingly resembles an old man, always …

Cute Animals

Romantic restaurants in London

A photo posted by The Ritz London (@theritzlondon) on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:36am PDT<p>Make your engagement night even more memorable by booking into one of …

10 Tips That'll Help You FINALLY Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

Going, going, gone.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>A big weight-loss journey requires consistency, determination, and commitment. However, many of our readers have noted that those last 10 pounds are some of the hardest to take off. If …

First time Jerusalem: top tips for your visit to the Holy City

Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. It’s also one of the most magical – and disputed – places in the Middle East. If the description ‘living history’ truly applies anywhere in the world, it applies here.<p>But the Old …

European Travel

Fat Monica Was The TV Role Model I Never Expected

Friends' Fat Monica wasn’t just Courteney Cox in a fatsuit. She was my truth.<p>The first thing we watched on the 1980s Trinitron someone had given my boyfriend was <i>Friends</i>. It was a giant, heavy, wood-effect thing, and when we got it we were amazed by the massive picture, after years of watching on …