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8 Reasons Why Portugal is the Best Place to Learn to Surf

There are so many reasons why you should go to Portugal. Photo: Joao Bracourt.<p><b>Portugal is an incredible place.</b> In the last few years, it’s received …

Aquatic Sports

Twelve hours in Reykjavik: the layover of a lifetime

While booking flights from New York to Stockholm, it came down to two choices. An expensive, non-stop flight or a cheaper seat on Icelandair with an 18-hour layover in Reykjavik.<p>I didn’t hesitate for a moment.<p>Icelandair, the savvy, Reykjavik-based airline that started offering direct year-round …

'Romanian Nuremberg': Exacting vengeance for Communist crimes

The trial of a former leader of the Communist state’s prison system is forcing Bucharest to face its dark past<p>Last week, an 89-year-old man named …

The 10 Best Modern Black-and-White Movies

The finest films of the past 20 years to employ that most classical and expressionistic of visual styles.<p>While black-and-white cinema has now largely been relegated to Turner Classic Movies, its old-school palette remains a mode of considerable value for ingenious filmmakers. Of course, draining a …

The $10-Meal Diaries: Quick Dinners Anyone Can Master

For all its health benefits, cooking at home can be an expensive endeavor. Here's what happens: You head to the grocery store with lofty aspirations …

Food

In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.

Eight foods that can help you stay healthy this cold and flu season

If you’re unlucky, you’re already fighting a cold. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it through the rest of the season without catching one. More likely, though, you’ll get one, especially if you have young kids in school.<p>You can’t prevent cold and flu viruses from making their fall appearance, but you …

Why you should choose what is easy to do (and likely to make a difference)

<i>Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from</i> Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative <i>by Scott Eblin. Copyright 2014 by Scott Eblin.</i><p>In almost 15 years of leadership coaching and education, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work when it comes to making …

Misunderstood and often misdiagnosed, the mystery of vertigo

Word went round Janice Mackay's quiet neighbourhood that she was hitting the bottle hard. She'd been seen more than once weaving along the sidewalk …

Mental Disorders

Make Giada's fast fall recipes: Pumpkin ginger chocolate muffins, squash pizza

Nothing says fall like pumpkin and squash. And since these items will be piling up at your grocery store, now is the perfect time to make delicious meals that feature these fall flavors and more.<p>Lucky for you, Giada De Laurentiis is sharing her simple and delicious recipes for pumpkin ginger …

Muffins

10 excuses that shouldn’t keep you from studying abroad

I’ve been working in the field of education abroad for the past seven years, most recently as a study abroad advisor for a large public research …

What You Need To Know About BB, CC, And Yes, DD Creams

BB creams. CC creams. And, yes, now DD creams! With this alphabet of options, it’s easy to get confused. But, we've rounded up some fabulous creams — …

Adrienne Clarkson on 'the anguish of not belonging'

In an exclusive 2014 Massey Lectures excerpt, Adrienne Clarkson argues that immigrant, not migrant, is the Canadian word<p>Small wonder, says Adrienne …

Canada

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

Skipping Shampoo Could Give You Amazing Hair

The no-shampoo method is also referred to as co-washing or conditioner washing. Sometimes it's even called the curly girl method (CG) form <i>Curly Girl:</i> …

Hair Care

The 7 Best Chicago Slices You Haven't Tried Yet

Who has the best pizza in Chicago? If you're brave enough to raise our city's mostly hotly debated question, you're likely to hear a host of familiar …

Pie

Small-town success Kicking Horse coffee brews bold move to the U.S.

This is where The Hippie Dream ended up.<p>High mountain ranges on both sides, the Columbia River in the valley below as it begins its long journey to the Pacific Ocean – and a 45-year-old woman who stands, weeping, as a parade of young people, heading out into the real world, passes by.<p>They do things …

13 Beauty Products That Are Like Sleep In A Bottle

Good-bye, summer. Gone are the days of lazing on the beach — and we seem to already have forgotten about summer Fridays. (How quickly they seem to …

Beauty

10 extraordinarily useful Japanese phrases for travelers

Not knowing the language of a country can discourage you from visiting — it’s scary and frustrating not to be able to understand or be understood. …

The best waterfalls to visit in Canada

Is it just me, or do the mountains, lakes, and wildlife that Canada offers tend to overshadow our amazing waterfalls? For example, other than …

Repotting 101: How To Stop Killing Your House Plants

We do a lot of potting and repotting here at the office. Plants typically need to be repotted every year to 18 months. A common misconception is that …

Plants

The Skin-Care Products You Should Try Before You're 30

Aging gracefully is the goal of hopeful, optimistic millennials everywhere, isn’t it? We’d like to look healthy, and damn <i>good</i>, as the decades go by. …

Skin Care

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

9 of the most underrated beaches in California

Picture California’s North Coast, and beaches might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Hence the underrated status of Gold Bluffs Beach, a …

Wondering where to go in Chicago? Five must-see spots

Exploring Chicago's craft cocktail scene is like taking a vacation from the ordinary.<p>"It's blossomed into something really cool," says Paul McGee, one of the city's top mixologists, whose latest venture is Three Dots and a Dash. "You have specialized bars. Ours is a tiki bar. You've got your …

Science-Backed Ways To Feel Happier Right NOW

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness — and it’s no …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is …

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