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15 Make Ahead Crockpot Meals Literally Anyone Can Make

15 Make Ahead Crock-Pot Meals Literally Anyone Can Make<p>Whoever invented the slow cooker deserves a medal.<p>January 23, 2018<p>I like to have a nice warm …

Cooking

The 15 Most Romantic Places to Go in January

Time to hatch a winter escape plan with your significant other.<p>Say what you will about the snow, but there’s something incredibly romantic about the …

Snowfall

6 reasons you should make Malaysia your next travel destination

<b>Malaysia is an oft-forgotten jewel of Southeast Asia.</b><p>Home to diverse landscapes ranging from cool tea plantations to dense jungles; reef-fringed …

The Essential Travel Guide to Costa Rica (Infographic)

Costa Rica is home to rainforests, national parks and idyllic coastlines. With a number of beautiful spots and plenty of local dishes to try, it’s no …

Travel

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

12 months of smart money moves to end 2018 richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While studies have shown that making financial resolutions actually makes a difference in your financial life, it's important to have a plan for concrete …

Personal Finance

Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

How to ride the last remaining sleeper trains

Is there a rail traveller alive who doesn’t love the romance of a night train? The very idea of gliding out of one great European city in the warm glow of an evening to wake up in the cool morning light of another is, even in the prosaic surroundings of modern standard sleeper berths, simply …

Trains

The Secrets to Great Wedding Lighting

Ever wondered how you can make your wedding reception (and you, beautiful bride!) shine IRL and in the ever-important wedding photos? The secret: The right wedding lighting.<p>Chances are, it’s not at the top of your décor to-do list but it should be. Why? Lighting a simple way to upgrade your wedding …

Weddings

7 Amazing Personal Development Books To Read

12Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>It is safe to say that we are all unhappy with our lives to an extent, for whatever reason. And while there are definitely …

Self-improvement

The Best Outdoor Activities in Los Angeles

Unlike most parts of the country, where recreational activities are dictated by the thermometer, in Los Angeles, there is no such seasonal limitation. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the place whose climate renders it SUP-able in February is, at times, the subject of every outdoor …

How to Save the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake

What's better than delicious cake on your wedding day? Getting to enjoy that celebratory sweet again on your first wedding anniversary, of course! But anyone with a freezer knows that properly preserving food to eat a whole year later is a little more complicated than just throwing a few slices …

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

This recipe brings the home comforts of freshly baked banana bread into a simple and quick to prepare breakfast treat. Overnight oats are one of the …

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Here's how to create the perfect household budget

Study your past bills and track all of your current spending to help keep it in check. Knowing your resources and limits will curb impulse buys.<p>Part …

Personal Finance

No More Tiers: 10 Fun & Budget-Friendly Wedding Desserts that Aren't Cake

Nothing about planning my nuptials gave me sticker shock quite like looking at the cost of a wedding cake. So... we scrapped it. Traditionalists …

Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner Before You Hire Them

You've done your research, read the reviews, scrolled endlessly through their Instagram feed, and have finally found a wedding planner you think could be The One. Now's the time to sit down for a face-to-face interview to make sure it's a perfect fit, and to set the foundation for your relationship …

Weddings

12 Gorgeous Winter Wedding Trends for 2016

Maybe it’s the romance of it, but we are in love with the idea of a winter wedding. Just picture it: glittering snowscapes, open fires, hot chocolate toasts, twinkling lights and maybe even a bit of holiday bedazzle. If you’re starting to plan your winter wedding or have already decided that this …

Weddings

12 Budget Wedding Favor Ideas That Cost Under $2

You have the dress all picked out, the wedding venue is locked down and your big day is fast approaching. The only things missing are your favors. Thank your guests for making it to your special day with wedding favors that you can totally DIY while still staying on budget. Whether you and your …

Weddings

9 Sneaky Tricks to Hide Those Unsightly Wires

There’s no denying the fact that we all love to be plugged in. Seriously, there is nothing more panic-inducing than “low power mode” popping up halfway through a Netflix original. But just because we’re constantly plugged in doesn’t mean we can’t be civilized about it. Whether you want your home …

Cute

This Travel Site Will Rebook Your Flight + PAY the Difference

It’s the holidays and it’s that time of year where your whole fam flies in from all over the country to congregate around a tree/dinner table/menorah, exchange gifts, suppress urges to wring one another’s necks and basically spend lots of wonderful quality time together (preferably around lots and …

Travel

This Website Will Help You Generate the Most Creative Wedding Hashtag

For many of you, weddings revolve around the three F’s: lots of food, family (and your S.O.’s fam too) and your hordes of friends. Oh, and love, of course. Nowadays, since everything from save the dates to thank you notes can be done online, wedding hashtags are particularly en vogue. I mean, who …

Blake Lively

The Top 16 Wedding Trends For 2016

It's going to be a great year for weddings! We've got the most exciting new ideas for décor, flowers, cakes, music and more.<p>More from <i>Bridal Guide</i>:<p><b>15 Simple Ways to Use Your Wedding to Pay it Forward</b>• <b><br>30 Favor Ideas From Real Weddings</b>• <b><br>Top 10 Wedding Guest Complaints</b>• <b><br>The Truth About Wedding-Night Sex</b>• <b><br>100</b> …

30 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Like

<i>By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide</i><p>Thank your guests for coming out to celebrate your big day with edible delights or keepsake favors that serve a useful purpose. Here, we've compiled some of the most popular gifting options from real wedding submissions that you can buy or DIY.<p>More from <i>Bridal</i> …

33 DIY Ways to Deck the Halls in Gold

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s no secret we’re stoked to get trimming the trees, decking the halls and lighting the lights. Get crafty this season with gold and generous amounts of glitter. From gilded frames to sequined letter garlands, here are 33 clever ways to incorporate gold into …

Decorations

18 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Thanksgiving is barely a week away, and soon ovens all over the country will be working overtime. Kitchen strategy is key when you’re trying to factor various cook and prep times for both oven and stovetop dishes. There just never seems to be enough time (or counter space). Whether you’re already …

Cooking

Gray Wedding Ideas That Are Anything but Drab

For those of you who love a more understated beauty, gray is the perfect color to incorporate into your wedding! It’s different, moody (in a good way) and a neutral that goes with every color. We’re sharing our favorite gray wedding details that will do anything but bore your guests. This color …

Weddings

Looking for a Unique Gift? Give Someone a New Skill

How awesome would it be if picking up a new skill was as easy as online shopping? We haven’t quite figured that out yet, but until then, finding a unique gift <i>can</i> be that easy! We’re talking about the dozens (and counting) of online classes in the B+C Shop. For your holiday shopping, don’t hit up …

Calligraphy

Family holidays: 10 places you wouldn't think to take your family

<b>1. Madagascar</b><p>Madagascar truly is the land of the bizarre. This extraordinary island, marooned during the break-up of the Gondwana supercontinent some 165 million years ago, carries a cargo of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. There are the famous lemurs, of course – at least 100 species …