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Our favorite cord-cutting gear and services to ease the transition from cable

I’ve been without cable since 2013, and I’ve never looked back. Initially, it was to save money, but now I’ve gotten so used to streaming services that I don’t think I’d ever return to paying the cable man. In this guide, I’ll discuss some of our favorite streaming boxes, popular apps, along with …

Cord-Cutting

The Hottest Kitchen Design Trends For 2018—And What They Cost

Think your all-white kitchen is timeless? You might not like what design experts see coming in 2018.<p>Two new reports, the Zillow Home Trend Forecast …

​8 kitchen rules never to forget

Sure, designing and decorating a kitchen can be quite the fun project, but let’s not forget that one can also get carried away very easily. And of …

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Countertop—Here’s What Designers Think

Engineered quartz is the new king of the kitchen.<p>If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen in 2018, you may want to rethink that marble …

Home Improvement

80 things to do in South Africa Part 1 - The Cape Provinces

(As recommended by South Africans!!)<p><i>Click this link to find out about UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa</i><p>THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN SOUTH …

Cape Town

Student Lets Thief Steal His Phone, Spies On Him For Weeks To Make This Documentary

Film student Anthony van der Meer had his iPhone stolen and the thought that a stranger had access to all of his personal data really concerned him. …

Personal Data

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Fishing

Create the Perfect Kitchen for You - Consumer Reports

What makes some kitchens a joy to be in, whether you’re the one cooking or a guest perched at the island? And why do other kitchens fall short even …

Travel in retirement without ruining your nest egg

For many people, having time to travel is one of the best perks of retirement. But if you're not financially prepared, you won't be able to afford the jet-set life you crave.<p>Nearly 70% of Americans say retirement travel is worth saving for, according to a joint survey by theTransAmerica Center for …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Relax! Where you go to college doesn't seal your fate

<b>(CNN) —</b> During a conversation with a professor at an Ivy League college, a mother nudges her daughter to share how she's president of her school's "survivors-of-bulimia" group.<p>Hoping to impress the Yale admissions committee, a student writes an essay about the time she was so engrossed in a …

Creative Inspiration in Food, Watercolor, Photography, Writing and Life in Between.

Another highlight of my trip to Florida last week was a day spent with my dear friend Janet on Sanibel Island. We started the day with a walk and …

5 Must-Do Activities in Sanibel, Florida

Sanibel—an island situated in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida—is one of America’s most precious vacation destinations. It is …

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

The Very Best Books I Read in 2014

Every year, I try to narrow down the hundred plus books I have recommended or read down to just the three or four best. I know that people are busy, …

The Next Phase

Looking for a big change in retirement? Here's the 2015 list of the 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. We sifted a lot of data covering housing and other costs of living, taxes, crime rates, weather and air quality, doctor availability and opportunities for an active lifestyle, including walking, …

Rotisserie Boneless Pork Loin Roasts, Brined, Rubbed and Maple Syrup Glazed

Boneless pork loin is tough to cook. Modern pork is bred to be very lean*, and pork loin was a lean cut to begin with, even before it became “modern …

Desperate Chicago Bulls Setting the Stage for Joakim Noah to Play Hero Again

Joakim Noah wishes he wasn't receiving the call, and the Chicago Bulls would rather not be placing it.<p>But with their rotation ripped apart by injury once again, the Bulls are in desperate need of a savior.<p>And as ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell noted, no one handles that role better than the Windy …

Plane skids off snowy New York runway, stops next to icy bay

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest just feet from the roiling waters of an icy bay.<p>Six people were hurt in the midday accident, which authorities say came just minutes …

TCU promotes Glasgow, Cross

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU has promoted safeties coach Chad Glasgow and linebackers coach DeMontie Cross to co-defensive coordinators.<p>The moves on …

Trevone Boykin to have procedure

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is expected to have a procedure to repair a fractured bone in his non-throwing wrist, coach Gary Patterson told …

Lion Opens Car Door At Safari Park; Family Loses It

A family watching lions from the supposed safety of their car at a safari park in South Africa learned you should <i>always</i> lock your door.<p>In a 2014 video that's now gaining attention, a curious female lion opens a passenger door with her mouth, eliciting screams and quick action.<p>The occupants manage …

Neighbor Blows Snow In Face Of Man Trying To Clear Woman's Sidewalk: Cops

A good Samaritan who tried to clear the sidewalk so his disabled neighbor and others could safely leave their homes was attacked, according to police.<p>Police in Eastlake, Ohio said 24-year-old William Immke was shoveling snow for his neighbor on Sunday.<p>When he started shoveling snow off the sidewalk …

How Moving Kyle Long to Tackle Can Solidify the Chicago Bears Offensive Line

Kyle Long may be a two-time Pro Bowl guard, but he can help solidify Chicago's offensive line if the Bears move him to tackle this offseason.<p>He was drafted 20th overall by the Bears back in 2013, and many, including Long, were surprised they drafted him that high.<p>"I didn't expect to go this high in …

Three of The Best: Trail Shoes - Ape to Gentleman

Trail running is a fast-growing, exhilarating and spiritual sport- and to succeed you need to choose exactly the right footwear. The appeal of …

Ravinia Festival announces 2015 lineup

A new Ravinia Festival season brings powerhouse pop and a noteworthy jazz lineup.<p>On the classical side, crowd-pleasing symphonic fare and movie nights will dominate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's six-week residency this summer, as the Ravinia Festival looks to build on last year's uptick in …

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Captiva Island Florida - Things to Do Attractions in Captiva Island FL

https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/captiva-island.html<p>website<p>Nestled against the state’s southwest coast, Captiva Island has an almost magical …

Florida Travel + Life