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Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

38 Healthy One-Skillet Meals

There’s a lot that can go wrong when cooking. Maybe you miss an ingredient and now your meal tastes weirdly salty, or you make such a steamy dish …

Coffee and Wine. Same or different?

Breaking down the similarities between two of our favorite drinkables<p>As access to both good coffee and wine has increased throughout the world, …


5 energizing foods that are not coffee

Morning lull? Afternoon slump? Evening fatigue? It’s all too common in today’s go-go-go world. And on those days when you lack time and energy, grabbing a coffee or candy bar to keep going can be a quick fix that catches up with you later.<p>After all, food is fuel and it affects your energy levels. …


Best Scrambled Eggs Recipes

Make your best scramble ever with recipes like smoked-salmon scramble with dill griddle biscuits and poached scrambled eggs with goat cheese sauce.


These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

We've decided to rack up a bunch of these billion-dollar startups — Cowboy Ventures' Aileen Lee first referred to them as "unicorns" — that didn't exist five years ago, and that are now valued at $1 billion or more.<p>For the purposes of this list, we zeroed in on US-based companies that were founded …


National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

33 Travel Tips Every Man Should Know

There is just something about waking up in a new setting, seeing views you've only read about, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language that helps you understand how amazing this world is.<p>It was during one of these trips - living with a family in Kyiv, Ukraine - that I met my …


6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Holistic Medicine

7 secrets for getting the most comfortable airline seat

There are a lot of things people hate about air travel. The food (or the lack of food), the hidden fees, even the other passengers.<p>In fact, out of 43 …

Air New Zealand

Four Money And Time-Saving Travel Tech Tools That You Probably Aren't Already Packing

You know the drill: Pack your phone, laptop, possibly a tablet too. If you’re a frequent traveler, you probably have a good sense of your must-pack list. So in lieu of tossing you the obvious, I’ve come up with four of my favorite travel tech tools that you probably aren’t already lugging along …

22 Mouthwatering Pictures Of Google's Legendary Free Food

With close to 30 cafés at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters, no Googler could ever go hungry.<p>According to former head chef Nate Keller, who left the company in 2008, at one point Google was serving more than 40,000 gourmet meals a day, spending $80 million a year on food …


National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

11 Things You Didn't Know About Gabriel García Márquez

Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday, was one of the greatest literary minds the world has produced. Here's 11 things you should know about the Nobel laureate.<p><i>What else should the world know about Gabriel García Márquez? Let us know in the comments.</i>

Run Free with Naresh Kumar

Adventure Travel

Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style

Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. It happens. American expatriates who grew up with popular takeout dishes like General Tso's chicken can't find it in China because it essentially doesn't exist here.<p>Much of the Chinese food we grew up with isn't really Chinese. It's an American …

The Secrets of the Jumbo Squid

A writer imagines the final moments and afterlife of a squid that died February 13, 1957. An Object Lesson.<p>Imagine you can see what I see. Doing so is no small feat, I know. But maybe if you look closely. There is something I want to show you that is often invisible or unnoticed when darkness falls …

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …


National Geographic Travel

To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!)

Could a little red circle really make me bypass short ribs and mashed potatoes for some cod and rice instead? You've got to be kidding.<p>Well, a team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital sure think so — at least sometimes — and they have a study that backs them up.<p>It's research that hits …

Hiking Etiquette

A quote from Lewis Carroll in my book, <i>A Traveler's Passport to Etiquette</i>, says it all. "If you don't know where you're going, any road will lead you there."<p>When was the last time you stepped on a mountaintop? If recently, then you probably know the hiking drill. If not, it can't hurt to brush up on …

The 7 Best Gear Websites

I love my job. Playing with gear is clearly the highlight of my day and getting to geek out while writing about it is a relatively close second. But reading about what's new is also pretty high on the pleasure scale right now. With more people buying gear online, the need for quality reviews is …

National Parks

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love to make hiking fun. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty …


The Gear of Tomorrow—Today

The bell announcing the end of Outdoor Retailer rung about 72 hours ago, and I am still nursing a gear hangover. In the sea of the show floor, these following "Best For" standouts weren't quite Gear of the Show worthy but they still promise to change the way we think about gear.<p>Best Camping …


An Adventure for Every State

The Adventure Bucket List<p>We've selected our favorite off-the-beaten-path adventure in each state. Only question is, which will you toss in your bucket first?<p>Alabama: Talladega Days<p>Even if you’re not into motorized sports, go to Talladega. Go because it’s the quickest way to understand southern …