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How to Find Work Overseas: 15 Ways to Earn Money When You Travel

How much money do you need for your trip?<p>$1,000? $2,000? $5,000? $50,000?<p>I’ve estimated that a yearlong trip around the world will cost you an …


Houseplants To Improve Indoor Air Quality: NASA Approved!

<i>This article was republished with permission from</i><p>Improve indoor air quality can be quite difficult, especially in winter and summer. Nowadays, there are many artificial products that are giving good results but sill natural way is the healthiest and the best way to provide indoor …


The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

European Travel

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …


Grab your galentines, this app connects female friends

It can be difficult trying to develop friendships when you're an adult. There's no school recess forcing you make friends.<p>New app Hey! Vina is a …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …


5 New Ways to Make S'mores

Remember the s'more? That smoky gooey combination of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers you grilled (make that burned) around the campfire? Well, guess what--since the last time you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, the rustic s'more has gone haute.<p>The origins of s'mores are unclear. We do …


How Can I Tour the White House?

Everything you need to know about planning a visit to the country’s most famous house.<p><b>Requesting a tour</b><p>Touring the White House requires some advance …

10 overrated tourist attractions in the US — and where to go instead

Knowing which tourist attractions are worth seeing and which aren't can help you save valuable time and leave you feeling like you saw the best of the area on a trip.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the most disappointing tourist traps in …

National Parks

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

San Francisco

19 No-Fuss Fish Dinners for Any Night of the Week

You sidle up to the fish counter, peer in at the lobsters moonwalking in their tank, squeak the name of a fish at the monger, and moments later, they hand it to you wrapped in paper. What next? Whether you're cooking fish for the first time, a vegetarian returning to the field (ahem—waters), or …

Spooky Eats for a Grown-Up Halloween Party

Halloween isn't just for the kiddos.<p>Halloween isn't just for the kiddos. If you're looking to host an adults-only Halloween bash this year, spook your guests with these bewitchingly delicious recipes.


Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Phyllis Good<p>Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook, with full-color photography throughout, offers 250 new and fully tested recipes to make in a slow cooker.<p>Fix-It and Forget-It is the series of cookbooks responsible for getting slow cookers out of cupboards and back onto kitchen counters, …

7 Easy, Slow-Cooker Stews

From awesome Thai-inspired chicken stew to incredible gumbo, here are seven extra-simple slow-cooker stews.<p>It doesn't get easier than slow-cooker …


7 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect For Dinner

There's something about fall and slow cookers that go hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because school is back in session and easy prep meals are a must? Or maybe it's the cool breeze making me crave something extra warm? Either way here are seven of my favorite slow cooker recipes to heat up this fall.<p><b>1.</b> …

How to Make Cracker Jack at Home

<i>The only downside of making it at home? You have to provide the surprise inside.</i><p>Cracker Jack is an iconic American snack that has been around for over 100 years—and that means that most of us have tried the molasses-flavored caramel-covered popcorn and salty peanuts at least once in our lifetime. …

20 Places All Americans Should See Before They Die

Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.<p>Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.

Here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals

To help you experience the best of the city, we've put together a list of favorites from Los Angelinos.<p>From Korean barbecue joints to iconic music venues, here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals.

Los Angeles

Crock Pot Ham Recipe

Nutrition Facts<p>Servings Per Recipe 8<p><b>Amount Per Serving</b><p>Calories from Fat 494<p><b>Calories</b> 1021<p>% Daily Value*<p>95%<p><b>Total Fat</b> 62g<p>110%<p>Saturated Fat 22g<p>183%<p><b>Sodium</b> …

Crock Pot Ham for the Easiest Easter Ever!

Crock pot ham may be the easiest holiday meal ever. Utilize your slow cooker to do all the work during the holidays and slow cook a Maple Glazed Ham!<p>Growing up, I remember my mom baking a ham in the oven for hours. Our kitchen was stifling hot, all for the precious holiday ham. Gone are the days of …


7 Hostess Gift Ideas That Will Get You Invited Back

Ideas that will get you invited back.<p>You know not to show up empty-handed, but what do you bring to a dinner party? Seven consummate guests share gifts that every host or hostess will love.

New Jersey

101 free things to do in London

Give your credit card a rest with these 101 fabulous London freebies.<p>Free museums<p>1. Come face-to-face with a roaring T-Rex and experience the …


4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.<p>For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money by eating a few meals in, …

Real Estate

Before & After: A Moldy and Outdated Bathroom Gets an Elegant Update

10 Creative Ways to Display Postcards

When I travel or go to museums, I often end up buying postcards. They're cheap and colorful souvenirs that have a lot of visual power. I've sent …

Small Spaces

The 5 Simplest Ways to Redecorate Without Spending a Dime

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>You not only <i>don't</i> have to spend a lot of money to update the decor of a room, you don't even have to spend ANY money, …

Wall Art

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …


11 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Your Next Car Rental

Unfortunately, there's a bewildering array of rental companies, locations, cars, and optional features that can affect the price of a rental. As a result, the actual cost of a rental can end up much higher than advertised.<p>In response, some travelers have turned to the simplified user experience of …


The Ultimate Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake, Plus 7 Other Recipes to Cook with Your Kids

Cooking is one of the best ways to bond with your kids <i>and</i> communicate some valuable skills. Here are eight places to get started.

Slow Cookers