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21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

<i>Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season.</i><p><b>Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"</b><p><b>Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland"</b><p><b>Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas"</b><p><b>Eartha</b> …

How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

<i>digital cat / Flickr</i><p>One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple …

4WD Vs. AWD: How They Work And What Makes Them Different

4WD vs AWD, as big a battleground among car people as steam engines vs gas engine am I right? Well no, but its probably just as confusing if not as …

How to Take Better Travel Videos with Your Smartphone

How to become a top videographer—with nothing but your smartphone.<p>Shooting<p>Five tips for capturing stellar footage.<p><b>1. Hold your phone …

Best-Kept Secrets of Priceline

Shhh... Here's what no one tells you about finding travel deals on Priceline. Use these tips to search wisely, bid smart, and save big.

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be a Real Gem This Weekend

The shooting stars have aligned for this weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower: It's arguably the best meteor display of the year — and it reaches its height during the heart of the weekend, late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.<p>This year, the moon is at last quarter during the …

Meteor Showers

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Prime Rib

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Is there anything more truly beautiful than a perfect prime rib? A deep brown crust crackling with salt and fat, sliced open to reveal a juicy pink center that extends from edge to edge, the faint but distinct funk …

7 Travel Websites Saving You Money While You Sleep

We all want to save money when we travel, but who has time to monitor the constant ups and downs of airfares, hotel rates and car rental prices? You can easily spend more time booking and modifying your travel plans than actually enjoying your vacation. Fortunately, there are a few websites that …

5 Quick Ways to Build Up Your Confidence Before a Job Interview

When it comes to those 10 minutes right before you reach that office, we know the anticipation can be extremely nerve-wracking. Here are some quick mental methods to build up your confidence before you walk into your job interview.<p><b>Play a Powerful Theme Song In Your Head</b>It might sound silly, but …

Better Than Road Head: 14 Car Sex Tips That Won't Get You Injured or Arrested

Car sex can be epic. Especially when it's with Leonardo DiCaprio aboard the Titanic. When you need to corrupt your Honda Civic, like, today, your car is sexier than you think. (Seatbelt=BDSM toy, anyone?) Ava Cadell, PhD and spokesperson for TheExperienceChannel.com, has tips for taking car sex for …

17 Oral Sex Tips You'll Both Lose Your Mind Over

So you can both give as good as you get.<p>Oral sex is the great equalizer. No matter who is going down on whom, the goal is to make it feel as good as possible. It's especially important for women, who are often more likely to orgasm from clitoral stimulation (like oral sex, duh, if that wasn't clear …

Are Those TripAdvisor Reviews Reliable?

These are my tips that I rely on when reading reviews.<p>1. <b>How many reviews has the reviewer contributed</b>?<p>Reviews written by someone with a limited or minimal number of postings are suspect whether they are positive or negative. If the review is glowing and the the commenter has a limited number of …

7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

Decadent Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate whipped cream is the best idea you've never had. We can't believe it took us this long to talk about it!<p>This chocolate whipped cream is so yummy and so easy that when you taste it you will wonder why you haven’t been making this all along. At least I did the first time I whipped up a …

18 Wildly Wonderful Recipes You Can Make With Frozen Waffles

Oh, you thought frozen waffles were reserved for rushed mornings, for tossing in the toaster and maybe drizzling with a bit of store-bought syrup, did you? Ha! Not so.<p>While homemade waffles emanate that "made with love" vibe, sometimes you don't have to act in such grandiose ways to craft a …

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

7 Super-Simple Jacques Pépin Recipes to Master

Here, seven of Jacques Pépin’s best and simplest dishes.<p>In this video from F&W’s Chefs in Conversation series, master chef Jacques Pépin explains …

Tourists to Encounter Higher London Transit Fares Next Year

London underground and bus fares will increase by an average of 2.5 percent across the city’s public transport network next year, while all-day …

5 Small Airlines You Should Know

Travelers are well acquainted with major airlines and hubs spread across the country, but sometimes plans call for a short 40-minute flight to more …

Fodor's Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2014

When you're traveling, it's certainly possible to cram the essentials into any old carry-on bag, but when you're on the go as often as we are here at Fodor's, you understand the difference a great bag can make. In order to find the best new carry-ons of 2014, we've rounded up an array of …

10 Reasons To Take The Family To Mauritius

While the Maldives and Seychelles are often spotlighted as ultimate honeymoon and couples destinations, Mauritius, which shares the Indian Ocean with these two islands, is equally as photogenic and memorable. It offers up lush panoramic landscapes, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage on …

How to Hack Your Way to Elite Status

<i>KassandraBayResort / Flickr</i><p>We've all been there. You're enjoying a week-long stay at a moderately priced hotel, until the bill is slipped under your doorway on the morning of checkout. The cost of Wi-Fi, breakfast, occasional room service, resort fees -- they've all been tallied up and suddenly …

How to Make 6 Figures in 5 Years

Making $100,000 may seem like a long-term goal when you graduate, but these women did it pretty quickly.<p>With the average starting salary after college graduation hovering around $45,000, making $100,000 a year or more can seem like a far-off goal. So how do you get to the six-figure mark within …

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Sure, we love Paris, London, Cancun—who doesn't?—but before you click the "book" button on a trip to one of the pricey "usual suspects," you MUST …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Roasted Potatoes With Bacon Recipe

Put the bacon in a large skillet and place the pan over medium-low heat. When the bacon pieces begin to brown, loosen and turn them over. Turn …