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Manage Your Travel Photos Like a Pro

<i>Travel blogger Jason Sinclair from SailingChance.com uncovers the ultimate upgrade to manage and edit your travel photos.</i><p>As travel bloggers and photographers, my wife Kelley and I take countless photos and hours of video each trip. Kelley is more of the photo pro, with her fancy DSLR, myriad of …

Here's a simple no-weights workout that could lead to real results

Sometimes it’s difficult to hit the weight room, especially when travelling. We asked Coss Marte, founder of ConBody, a trendy New York City fitness …

25 Stress-Free Christmas Dinner Recipes

A stress-free Christmas dinner? Easy peasy. From roast beef tenderloin with red wine sauce to rum cake, these tested and perfected recipes won't let you down -- and many of them can be made ahead of time so you can relax on the big day. Merry Christmas!<p><b>1. Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine …

Best Party Appetizer Recipes

Start your party off right with these party food ideas and easy appetizer recipes for dips, spreads, finger foods, and appetizers.<p>Start the party off …

14 Healthy Bowl Recipes That Satisfy from Morning to Night

Think it’s too tough to put together a healthy meal? Well suck it up, sister, because it’s so much easier than you think! For a meal that’s part of a healthy food trend *and* easy to make, these bowl recipes go from a.m. to p.m. in a snap. From wholesome Buddha bowls to smoothie bowls to colorful …

This Hotel in Portugal is a Book Lover's Dream Come True

If you're looking to book a bookish getaway, there's a spot in Portugal that is quite novel. The Literary Man Hotel lines their walls with over …

Books

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Already taking a trip or just planning your next one? These tips will help you save time, money and sanity.<p>Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you …

Travel Deals

Dark beer and dumplings in Bavaria: a visit to the world’s oldest monastic brewery

Weltenburg Abbey, on a bend in the Danube, has been making rich, dark beers for more than 1,000 years – and has a B&B for those who may need an overnight stay<p>Weltenburg Abbey stands on a bend of the upper Danube, deep in a wooded gorge where the river cuts through the white limestone cliffs of the …

European Travel

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …

Los Angeles

Google's Top-Searched Recipes Prove Everyone Just Needed Comfort Foods in 2016

What recipes did America Google in 2016? Google's End of Year list includes some eyebrow-raisers. Four out of 10 recipes are casseroles. Two are popular Thanksgiving recipes. One is a recipe you likely make at every party, Super Bowl, and celebration in general. Without further ado, here's the list.

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

9 Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Originally published by Money<p>These days, it’s pretty expensive to check your bags. The median fee is $25 for your first bag and $35 for your second. …

Hacking

Working Out Won't Guarantee Weight Loss, but This Will

We've been taught that while certain factors carry more leverage, weight loss is a holistic equation. It's the result of eating better, moving more, …

One-Pot Dinners

The more we use our donabe–the traditional Japanese clay pots we learned about only a few months ago–the more we’re convinced: They are the ultimate …

This Map Guides You On an Epic Tour of Nearly 50,000 U.S. Historic Sites

If you ever wanted to visit every interesting historical site in the U.S., this map will guide you on a tour to each one using the mathematically …

5 easy hacks for finding cheap flights

With the busy holiday travel season approaching, we asked frequent flier, points expert and New York City native Gilbert Ott, who runs the air miles site God Save the Points, for his top tips on finding the best deals on flights.<p>Having made a career out of helping fliers use miles to get free seats …

8 essential trips that should be on your bucket list

From Canada to Saudi Arabia, where to go in 2017.<p>For wildlife: East Africa<p>Unique new safari lodges make a trip to spot the Big Five in East Africa’s …

Recipe for world peace cookies

<i>Makes about 3 dozen</i><p>1¼<p>cups flour<p>⅓<p>cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>½<p>teaspoon baking soda<p>1<p>stick plus 3 tablespoons (11 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room …

Dessert

15 Pasta Recipes for Speedy 15-Minute Weeknight Dinners

When it comes to cooking during the week, the most time-efficient recipes are the most valuable. 30-minute meals used to be all the rage, but in this age of instant gratification, 15-minute dinners are the new standard. What’s the key to getting dinner on the table that quickly? Using quick-cooking …

10 plant based meals that actually look totally delicious *and* filling

No matter why you’re choosing to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, it can be pretty difficult to find recipes that are both delicious, and …

Slow-Cooker Soups

Whether you need to warm your bones on a cold winter day or sustenance to cure what ails you, soups are a go-to. We've compiled some of our tastiest …

Cooking

Winter camping tips, a book signing and full-moon hike

CAMPING<p>Workshop<p>Experts will offer tips on gear, clothing, nutrition and more for winter campers.<p><b>When, where:</b> 7 p.m. Monday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.<p><b>Admission, info:</b> Free.<p>HIKING<p>Full-moon hike<p>Explore nocturnal sites with a naturalist under a full moon at the George F …

Santa Monica

National park tips: the Colorado park where you can climb into history

At Mesa Verde National Park, if you're fairly fit and unafraid of heights, you can climb into history at the Cliff Palace.<p>It's one of the few cliff dwellings you can enter at the park, which is in southwest Colorado.<p>In fact, Cliff Palace is the park's largest cliff dwelling, with 150 rooms and 23 …

National Parks

7 Habits of People Who Age Well

This article originally appeared on Real Simple<p>"Old age," as Bette Davis once said, "is no place for sissies." But that doesn’t mean you need to …

Best Biscuits in the U.S.

The secret to perfect biscuits is hotly contested: Lard or butter? Milk or buttermilk? Baking powder or soda? (Or both?) Every Southern home cook has …

21 Easy, Healthy Snacks For When You're Trying To Lose Weight

Snack good, feel good.

Healthy Eating

This gluten-free and vegan thin mints recipe is an actual dream come true

We were scrolling through Instagram when we saw something that made our jaws just *drop* because, honestly, we never expected to be so #blessed that …

The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac

Only suckers pay sticker price for a new Windows PC or Mac. If you're patient and willing to do some research, you can save hundreds of dollars and …