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10 Destinations Every Traveler Should Visit Offseason

Northern Italy<p>Northern Italy is a popular destination year-round, but winter into spring is far more manageable for visitors. Florence’s usually …

The Best Cities in the United States

Ratings reveal unexpected travel surprises in 30 cities.<p>The most exciting travel story in America right now? The resurgence of cities large and small.<p>At Nat Geo Travel, we’re passionate about tales of urban renewal, about communities that have collaborated to improve their Main Streets, about smart …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

How to Cook Chickpeas in an Instant Pot

Have you ever spent so much time thinking about doing something that by the time you actually do it you worry that it won’t even be close to what you …

Vegan Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Comfort food made vegan, beginning with your Vitamix<p>This might actually be the best thing I’ve ever made.<p>It’s creamy and hearty and full of flavor. …

A guide to raising good men, by my mom

<b>(CNN) —</b> I can safely declare that I'm not going to end up on any list of media dirtbags. Like most men I know, I have managed to have a professional career and personal relationships free of assault, harassment or even run-of-the-mill jerkiness.<p>I feel confident in saying that because all the recent …

Parenting

8 Breads Actually Worth Baking from Scratch for Thanksgiving (and Why)

Browse our lineup of from-scratch bread recipes from Food Network that are actually well worth your time on Thanksgiving Day.<p>Ryan Liebe, 2014, Ryan …

Cooking

Time to Put the Garden to Bed?

There are 422 living trees for every human on Earth — 3.04 trillion overall — and during a couple of weeks each fall, a person can feel plainly outnumbered. Is it possible that a trillion of those trees have deposited their leaves in the front yard? And why are so many of them still green?<p>That …

Epic Iceland spa resort promises sensory new escape

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are already plenty of reasons to visit Iceland , but if its abundant waterfalls, lava fields, glaciers and natural baths aren't enough, there may soon be another.<p>Architects are proposing to build a stunning new spa resort north of Reykjavik inspired by an Icelandic saga and the …

European Travel

The life and death of David Hume

As the Scottish philosopher David Hume lay on his deathbed in the summer of 1776, his passing became a highly anticipated event. Few people in …

British Philosophy

Instant Pot Tangy Lentil Salad

• 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed<br>• 2 cups chicken stock or broth<br>• 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme<br>• 1 bay leaf<br>• 1⁄2 cup diced celery<br>• 1⁄4 cup finely diced red onion<br>• 1⁄4 cup …

Recipes

Baked and Breaded Scallops Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A deliciously easy to make weeknight dinner —mommiecooks<p><b>Serves 4</b><p>2 tablespoons …

Seafood

4 Ways To Make Your Painfully Long Email Shorter

The shorter and more succinct your emails are, the more likely people will read them.<p>When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy.<p>I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all of those extra words, niceties, and (embarrassing) exclamation …

10 Tips for a Healthy Voice

Some people spend hours at the gym or pounding the pavement to keep their bodies in shape. But beyond singers and actors, who worries much about …

Quench

The Singer’s Diet: 20 Things Vocalists Should and Shouldn’t Eat Before a Show and Why

Singing utilizes muscle movements and contractions in your diaphragm, voice box, mouth, and sometimes even your extremities in a highly controlled …

Nutrition

Taking Care of Your Voice

What is voice?<p>The sound of your voice is produced by vibration of the vocal folds, which are two bands of smooth muscle tissue that are positioned …

Home Remedies For Lost Voice

<b>What is Lost Voice?</b><p>The condition of Lost Voice is a throat problem that is mostly caused by inflammation of voice box. Basically, when you speak, air …

Alternative Medicine

#metkids: Behind-the-Scenes at the Met Museum

A visit to the Met is the ultimate rainy day activity for kids, but it can be an overwhelming—and crowded—experience. Enter #metkids, the museum’s …

Illustration

What You Should Do With Old Crayons

The idea behind Crayon Collection is hearteningly simple: Keep crayons (specifically those handed out at restaurants, which normally get trashed …

Philanthropy

A Nutritionist’s Approach to ADHD

All kids (and adults) have trouble paying attention sometimes and act impulsively now and again. But for people diagnosed with ADHD and ADD, these …

What an Upset Kid Is Really Trying to Say

Difficult-to-diffuse meltdowns are a reality of the early years, and they’re a challenge for even the calmest, most rational and seasoned parents …

Kid’s Lunch Recipes from Chef Moms

There are a lot of moms here at <i>goop</i>, and even the most organized and culinarily gifted of the bunch are sometimes subject to major lunchbox ruts. …

Teaching Kids to Code

A few years ago we came upon an impressive London start-up named Technology Will Save Us making DIY toy kits that kids could build and code …

How to Protect Your Kids Online—and What You Need to Know About the App Landscape

The parent panic surrounding apps isn’t unwarranted. Being a kid in today’s online world can be incredibly dangerous: The rise of anonymous messaging …

Apps

Advice Worth Forwarding

Here’s some pretty great advice from a friend of <i>goop</i>—and it applies to just about everyone on this earth, so pass it on. It’s a letter from a mother …

Joni Mitchell

Digital Detox—At Every Age

An addiction to screens can be more difficult to treat than one to drugs, says addiction expert Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, who treats a range of …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

The Working Girl Detox

If making breakfast, lunch, and dinner for yourself every day for a week is totally unrealistic, this three-day detox plan is perfect for you. …

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Rare is the person who has triumphed over nagging self-doubt, that voice inside that pipes up to assure us that we’re not quite worthy. Tara Mohr, a …

Self-help

The Antidote to Being Spread Too Thin

How do we spend our lives doing what matters most to us, with the people who are most important to us? And how do we cut out all the other nonsense …

Healthy Entitlement: How to Ask for What You Want

The concept of entitlement is thought of almost exclusively in negative terms, but psychotherapists and frequent goop contributors, Barry Michels and …

Psychology