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7 Questions To Ask Your Parents Before They Die

Go beyond living wills and medical directives and ask your elderly relatives these things.<p>Much has been written about living wills and medical directives, yet there is a huge gap in our knowledge about other things that involve our parents and other elderly relatives -- knowledge that is important …

Genealogy

9 reasons to head straight to small-town Germany

1. It’s like getting to board a medieval time machine.<p>Take walking down the winding streets of Esslingen, for example. Your feet start to ache as …

8 Passover Desserts for a Sweet Seder

All of these desserts are perfect for Passover and most of them are gluten-free. But you don't need a holiday to enjoy these sweet treats: they are delicious any day, any time.<p><b>1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream & Raspberries</b><p>A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a marshmallowy …

7 Secrets To Ultra-Cheap Europe Flights

As the euro falls against the dollar and the weather warms, now is the time to book a trip across the pond. But a favorable exchange rate won't help you get there for less. That's where we come in. Here are seven tried-and-true booking strategies for nabbing the absolute cheapest flight to</b> …

Coconut Oil Uses for the Home

Coconut oil is increasingly a go-to ingredient for cooking and body care, but this versatile substance can work wonders in a number of different …

Cleaning

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

The World's Most Epic Ice Skating Rinks

Sure, you could go ice skating on the frozen pond near your house. But to make one of winter's best pastimes truly epic, head to one of these spectacular ice rinks. They are higher, bigger, more beautiful, more historic, and more scenic than any backyard pond. Want to try them out? Start planning …

We get Huck Finn all wrong: Race, Mark Twain, children and myths of an American classic

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Our sense of comedy and seriousness in “Huck Finn” says more about America now than America in Mark Twain’s time<p>Andrew Levy<p>January 3, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Huck Finn’s America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece”<p>For anyone who wants to try to unravel the …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

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