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6 Proven Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Yes, it’s great for your heart, but Mediterranean staples do wonders for your brain, too<p>It’s been said that the Mediterranean Diet, which focuses on plant-based foods and lean proteins like fish and chicken, can help you lose weight and slash your cancer risk. But is the Mediterranean Diet really …

How To: Flood Your ISP with Random, Noisy Data to Protect Your Privacy on the Internet

Net neutrality is dead and your internet service providers can collect all the data they want. While VPNs are a great way to protect some of that …

White Hat

How to Paint Your Walls Like a Pro

Painting your walls might seem like the most elemental home remodeling task, a project that amateurs can perform just as easily as professionals. …

How To Tile A Bathroom Floor – A Simple Guide With Useful Tips

How you ever considered installing floor tiles in your bathroom by yourself? Yes, that’s something that you’d usually need a professional for but, as …

An Insider's Guide to the Best of Greece

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Here's the top food, history, and beaches in the birthplace of democracy.<p>Hellenic greatness, both real and imagined, is as much a foundation stone of Greek identity as Aristotle and the Acropolis, and close to a decade of economic free fall hasn’t dampened the appeal of …

Crete

‘Cwtch’: The hug invented by the Welsh

‘Cwtch’ has no literal English translation, but is an emotionally significant embrace and an intrinsically Welsh word that evokes a sense of home.<p>I’m a quarter Welsh. My darling grandmother grew up in the Rhondda Valley, a small mining town where her father was the school principal. She didn’t …

Safe-Space

15 Free Keynote Templates for Creatives

Whether you want to impress potential clients and investors or simply need to design a presentation for your client, there is no doubt that a …

Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

Changing the diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and …

10 jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition

It's no surprise that tech jobs can offer sky-high salaries. But to land a coveted job at a company like Facebook or Google, applicants have to …

The "Anchor Color" That Will Instantly Beautify Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are best when kept clean and organized, which means useable space should be maximized and clutter should be minimal. That being said, you …

Interior Design

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading.<p><i>What are some recommended books for beginners to learn about finance and Wall Street? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John</b> …

Here's How to Understand, Check, and Correct Your Credit History

Back in grade school days, there were rumors of a permanent record that would follow you the rest of your life. Teachers intimidated us with warnings …

Sonoma Coast’s New Style of High-Acid Chardonnays

Sonoma Coast producers are embracing a new style of Chardonnay driven by complexity and acidity. Even if you’ve avoided California Chardonnay in the …

Wine & Spirits

HOW TO GROW 25 POUNDS OF SWEET POTATOES IN A BUCKET

Everyone likes potatoes, but there are two different types of potatoes: sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. These two types differ in the content of …

Gardening

Best Paso Robles Wineries to Visit

Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) takes in a sprawling, western landscape …

Two Wine Insider Secrets, Courtesy Of Neal Rosenthal And His Newest Venture

How do you know which bottle to choose when you’re standing in front of a wall full of wine?<p>That’s a question I hear a lot. For the answer, I rely on a lesson learned long ago.<p>“Turn the bottle around.”<p>To the back label, that is, because that’s where we find some crucial information. Wine labels, on …

Will consumers reach for your wine? Here are tips for better shelf appeal

The role of wine labels in selling wine has increased significantly over the past three decades.<p>“In the ‘70s and ‘80s, not a very designed label …

Sherry 101: An Introduction to the Hippest Old-Person Drink Around

Spain boasts some of the world’s most renowned drinking traditions. Depending on where you are, you may be enjoying a gin and tonic, <i>tomando un vermút</i> ("taking a vermouth"), or sipping the country’s other beloved fortified wine, sherry. And if you’ve been to an American cocktail bar in the past five …

Whiskey

The Real Difference Between Cool-Climate and Warm-Climate Wine

A lot goes into making the wines you love, but one of the most important aspects is out of the winemaker's control: climate. It's knowing whether you …

Wine & Spirits

The Difference Between An $800 & $80 Bottle Of Red Wine

You can't put a price on happiness; but can you bottle it? Everyone knows the difference between an $8 and $80 wine, but when it comes to $80 vs. …

Hiya Caller ID and Blocker keeps robocallers at bay [50 Essential iOS Apps #3]

Knowing when to answer a call from an unknown number is a game of chance. It might be a family emergency, or it might be a scammer trying to rip you off. Hiya Caller ID and Block is a simple iOS app that attempts to determine whether incoming phone calls are telemarketers, spam, or something worth …

iOS Apps

Five Easy Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

Tired of halfhearted toe-touches? Try these movements instead.<p>The fundamental problem with stretching is that it is as critical to good health and injury prevention as it is painfully boring to actually <i>do</i>. Especially for those who are short on time, the banality of it all—a few halfhearted toe …

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Maps

Build your own angled wine rack

<b>Make your DIY angled wine rack with these easy steps:</b><p>Using 2×6 pine boards, lay your bottles out to determine the correct spacing. Cut your holders …

How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad

Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy.<p>With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to …

An American Wine Pioneer Who Leveraged The Remarkable Power Of Emotion To Sell His Product

The California wine industry is rich with characters, mavericks and risk-takers. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy meeting and learning about the pioneers who put California’s wine regions on the map.<p>One of those pioneers passed away recently—Robert Haas. He co-founded Tablas Creek Vineyard, …

Haas

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Special Report: Fidelity puts 6 million savers on risky path to retirement

BOSTON (Reuters) - For three years, the mutual funds in Fidelity's flagship retirement franchise have outperformed at least 85 percent of their competitors, reversing a decade-long trend of subpar performance.<p>And yet client money has continued to flow out of the firm's Freedom Funds as retirement …

7 Ways to Maximize Medicare Benefits

Medicare is vital to the health of nearly 60 million Americans. Yet many of its benefits are overlooked, underused or misunderstood.<p>Consider the …

Health Care

The best of Mayfair Games, from Catan to Vegas

Remembering Mayfair’s 20 years in the board game industry<p>Mayfair Games, the American publisher of classic board games including the massively popular <i>Settlers of Catan</i> series, is shutting down. The company announced last week that it would be closing its doors after 20 years in the industry.<p>Board …