Darla Bennett

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Holiday Recipes You Can Freeze Ahead—So That They’ll Save You Later

Put down the phone. Don't order the pizza. You're covered!<p>The holidays are packed to the brim with enough errands, chores, and hosting to just about …

Cooking

How To Grow An Unlimited Amount Of Tomatoes Using JUST 4 SLICES And Some Dirt!

Tomatoes are probably the most favorite ingredients and most commonly used in a salad. However, their use doesn’t stop there. From decoration of the …

Tomatoes

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Meditation

Do You Have PTSD? Here Are 6 Ways to Deal With Intense Emotions

Managing intense emotions in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important part of treatment. When people have PTSD, they are likely going to …

Mindfulness

Spectacular waterfalls within the USA

While spring temperatures continue to play cat and mouse with much of the country, the weather is indeed warming, and with the warmer weather comes snow melt. This spring, the melt from above average snow falls is rewarding us with spectacular sights at waterfalls around the USA.<p><b>Alaska</b><p>With more …

National Parks

5 Dermatologists Share the Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles, Plus Other Remedies

On a good day, a passerby probably wouldn't notice my dark circles; on a bad one… Let's just say that I've had multiple strangers approach me asking …

Skin Care

13 High-Protein Meal Prep Recipes to Make This Sunday

13 meals in only four hours.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Jennifer Wilcox. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Meal prep and I have a love-hate relationship. I really enjoy it throughout the week, because it makes my life easier. It allows me to sleep a …

Healthy Eating

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

As a travel journalist, I often feel I've hit the career jackpot. I travel as often as my passport allows — 28 countries and counting! — and I’m able …

New York City

Top hotel bathtubs around the world that have a great view

British Columbia

Why Every Dog Owner Should Have Coconut Oil In Their Pantry

Unless you’re crawling out from under a rock today, you’ve heard a lot about the healing properties and health benefits of coconut oil. But did you …

Coconut

The 'TIME' 100 List For 2018 Includes 2 Authors You Really Need To Be Reading, If You Aren't Already

For nearly 20 years, spring has been a season for rain showers, mud puddles and the announcement of <i>TIME Magazine's</i> 100 Most Influential People List. …

Books

You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

Higher Education

11 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Thailand

While fluent English speakers make up only 15 to 20 percent of Thailand’s population, many more locals know enough to give directions, make …

Asia Travel

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

Spring Meteor Shower, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in April

This month will delight sky-watchers with a host of planets, glittering star clusters, and the peak of the annual Lyrids.<p>As the seasons shift here on Earth, the celestial realm will deliver a planet bonanza, a wandering moon, and an early morning meteor shower.<p>So pull out your binoculars and mark …

Astronomy

The safest places in Mexico for travelers

“Is Mexico safe?” It’s a question many American travelers have asked themselves, especially in the wake of a sweeping security alert for Mexico issued by the U.S. State Department in early March 2018. Such travel advisories can be confusing, but this one is pretty clear and even includes a …

Mexico

The Ultimate Trip to Peru, Planned by Travel + Leisure Editors

On this nine-day bookable vacation, part of Travel + Leisure’s Great Adventure trip series with luxury outfitter Butterfield and Robinson, you’ll …

South America

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

The Best New Way to See Kyoto

Why not give those feet a break?<p>We're all for strolling around Kyoto—indeed, Japan's ancient capital is one of the country's most walkable cities. But starting March 29, one of the best "new" ways to see Kyoto will actually be, well, pretty old: For the first time in 67 years, boating through the …

Japan

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

5 French Lingerie Brands You Need To Know

Our feelings about French style — and its <i>je ne sais quoi</i> — are anything but blasé. French people are the authority on all things chic and …

Raf Simons

Adding peanut butter to your grilled cheese will change your life

It seems like a strange idea, adding peanut butter to a grilled cheese sandwich, but once you try it, your perception of what a grilled cheese …

Breakfast

5 Cheap Natural Collagen Products Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

A loss of collagen in the skin as we age is one of the main culprits behind fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It’s also one of the more …

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Social Media

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Mindfulness

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Social Media

Two Expert Vanlifers Throw Down Rules For Traveling Abroad In A Van

If there’s one thing we love around these parts, it’s people living the vanlife. Sometimes we call them vagabonds. Other times, they are the mad ones. But, above all, they are inspirations, because rather than indulging their wanderlust on occasion, they have built their whole lives around it. And, …