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The 8 Neighborhoods You Need to Explore in Singapore

Waiting around every corner in Singapore is a new experience; something different than the last in the form of food, culture, shopping, history and …

Travel

This Is Where You Should Go in 2018: Travelogue Podcast

New year, new places to explore.<p>As temperatures on the East Coast continue to plunge (thanks, Winter Storm Grayson), we’re dreaming of all the places we’d rather be—and hastily planning our travel itineraries for 2018. It’s timely, then, that this week’s Travelogue podcast is dedicated to just …

Travel

10 'Bad' Habits That Are Actually Signs You're Smarter Than You Think

Not an excuse to be gross though!<p>Here's the thing about bad habits. Many of them can hurt you when taken to the extreme. But in small doses, those …

Breakfast Tacos with Paratha Flatbread

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Whisk together bread flour, whole-wheat flour, and salt in a medium bowl. Add 3/4 cup of the warm water and 1 tablespoon of the …

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years.<p>The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to …

Cancer

Young blood: Scientists say this protein could be key to reversing aging process

The suggestion that young blood may be the key to reversing some of the negative aspects of aging sounds like the setup to a horror movie. In …

Stem Cells

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

National Parks

Korean Barbecue in New York City: Where to Eat and What to Order

In addition, Korean-Americans have begun opening restaurants in other boroughs, introducing harder to find dishes from Korea, experimenting with styles beyond barbecue, and drawing in a new generation of fans. NYC's Korean restaurant scene has never been better. Here are some of the best places to …

New York City

8 truly epic national park hiking trails

Our national parks are home to some of the biggest mountains, grandest views, and best trails in the country. Here are eight truly epic national park …

Hiking

4 Principals of Successful Influencer Marketing

Image by MSLGROUP Global via Flickr<p>The Bard once commented: what's past is prologue. This couldn't be truer, especially when it comes to online marketing. Way back when, display advertising gave way to search optimization, which in turn led to social media advertising and where we are today, where …

Marketing

30 Outstanding Examples of Restaurant Logos

Any business logo, no matter how small it may be, could actually have a huge impact on the way the business goes.<p>It dictates how much recall the …

Graphic Design

5 Ways Live Video Can Rock Your Content Marketing

<i>This month is all about the trends that are shaping the future of the content marketing world. This week, we’re focusing on the growing popularity of</i> …

Marketing

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

Five Southern Tree House Getaways

Five arboreal retreats to visit this summer<p>There’s something magical about spending the night high up in the treetops. This summer tap into your inner twelve-year-old and indulge latent <i>Swiss Family Robinson</i> fantasies at one of these five arboreal retreats that range from rustic riverside hideouts …

North Carolina

How to Eat Your Way Through Coastal Maine

<i>Every week we'll be asking you to come with us to some of our favorite small towns and cities—and we'll show you the places, secret spots, and nooks we love.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to coastal Maine, lobster rolls aren't even the half of it (but they're a lot of it).</i><p>After six hours of driving through …

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: What They Are & How You Can Help Make Them Happen

You may have heard that the FDA recently proposed some big changes to the Nutrition Facts label, changes the organization is hoping will help people …

Nutrition

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25 Cheesy Dips That Will Make You Swoon

Nothing is more alluring than a bowl of silky, molten cheese. Just sitting amongst a pile of chips, waiting to be devoured.

Cooking

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OOPS! THIS ITEM JUST SOLD OUT<p>This dress was really loved—and just sold out. The good news is it's still available in select stores. Find the Soho …

Banana Republic

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Dessert

Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

Owning a house nearby the seashore can be a wonderful experience. Hearing the sea’s whisperings, capturing thousands of unique sunsets and waking up …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

South America

Newsela gets $1.2M to bring daily news & personalized learning to kids

Newsela is a website with hundreds of news articles targeted to schoolchildren, and it has raised $1.2 million in venture financing to bring even more information to kids.<p>Remember when you were at school and learning to read or master a new language? Reading daily news articles is fun, informative, …

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

Cooking

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …