Erin Kawasaki

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How Your Brain Benefits From the Labor Day Long Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>Some Americans will head out of town or host epic end-of-summer barbecues this long Labor Day …

Sleep

24 Amazing Subscription Boxes That Are Actually Useful

All those things you forget to buy until you desperately need them, delivered to your door.

How to climb Kilimanjaro without the crowds

The world’s tallest freestanding mountain is on many people’s bucket list, but the relative ease of the climb means most routes are overcrowded. Our writer finds a less trodden trail<p>• <b>Have you climbed Kilimanjaro? Tell us about your experience in the comments below</b><p>Many trekkers arrive at Mount …

Mountaineering

Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment

When it comes to adaptogens—the herbs that health experts like Frank Lipman, MD, tout as nature’s miracle stress fighters—ashwagandha is arguably the …

Butterscotch pie, always second fiddle, is a secret crowd pleaser

Recently, over wedges of homemade pie, my sisters shared that they love butterscotch. Turns out the nieces do too. Then, my father, a self-confessed chocoholic, capitulated. We spoke of butterscotch sundaes, candies, warm sauce, boxed pudding and restaurant desserts layered in fancy glasses. Mom …

14 wines for your Thanksgiving table, from $12 to $40

The beautiful mishmash is near, and I can't wait to mix my food together.<p>I always felt bad for the kid who, with extreme vigilance, made sure that no group of food on his plate ever touched another. If the person scooping food onto his plate accidentally bumped a pile of mashed potatoes with an …

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The Scientific Reason Disappointment Hurts So Much

Disappointment is an emotion with which many of us may have recently become reacquainted. If you had expectations of celebrating the election of the …

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

The Medical Medium's Most Healing Foods | goop

We’ve been wanting more—much more—from Medical Medium Anthony William ever since our trusted health expert, Dr. Alejandro Junger, introduced us to …

Wellness

The Best Detox After Vacation

Are you looking for the best detox after vacation, holiday, or indulgent weekend? There is a commonly used 3-day diet cleanse that works quickly and …

The 10 world landmarks that have to be on your bucket list

There are some landmarks so iconic they appear on almost every traveler's bucket list.<p>From the Taj Mahal to Machu Picchu, a visit to these sites is …

5 Smart Travel Hacks Only Frequent Fliers Know? Seriously?!?

I seem to have the misfortune to keep finding articles which seem to be more and more inane — but this one pertaining to the 5 smart travel hacks …

The Best Oils & Techniques for Finishing Wooden Kitchen Tools

Over the past twenty years of working with wood, I have applied many finishes such as soap, shellac, oil, varnish, lacquer, polyester and polyurethane, and urishi. I have poured finishes, mopped them, sprayed, brushed, burnt, rubbed, and polished. I have even experimented with <i>not</i> finishing wood …

11 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Sleepless nights suck. Most specifically, the moment you realize it’s 3:30 a.m. and you’ve been lying awake …

Slow Cooker: The Ultimate Guide - Chowhound

Welcome to the age of the crock pot.<p>Browse the kitchen appliance aisle at Target or any other bustling general outfitter, and there they are: A line …

Super Bowl ads: the very best and the very worst

From a mysterious Intuit ad to a Zack Ryder promoting Doritos, the Super Bowl ads this year were high-concept, often ridiculous, and packed with celebrities

Super Bowl Ads

8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

<i>Photo courtesy of sojourner73/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>According to an article by <i>The New York Times</i>, 24 percent of people traveled solo on their last vacation, up from last year's 15 percent. More and more people, of all different ages and backgrounds, whether …

5 Budget-Friendly Fall Travel Destinations

Fall Vacations At Reasonable Prices<p>Schools are back in session and the summer vacation season is finally coming to an end. If you are fortunate enough to have vacation time in the fall, you are likely to find lesser crowds and attractions that are willing to make concessions to fill in the gaps. …

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

10 Hacks for Stylish Air Travel

At one time or another, we all fly. Weddings, funerals, or vacations all require a boarding pass and a high level of patience. Flying has come a long way, but unless you've got a little extra cash to go first or business class, coach still leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and ease. …

Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate?<p>While tipping in restaurants is a fairly black and white (albeit …

Top 10: Menu Items to Enjoy in Ireland

Travel<p>The Emerald Isle has long had the raw ingredients for world-class cuisine and top-notch drinks.<p>Good food starts with good ingredients, so it was only natural for an artisan food movement to launch in Ireland. The island has always been home to excellent raw ingredients and communities with …

Ireland

Garlic Shrimp and White Beans

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Canned beans are your friend in this garlic shrimp recipe.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>3 garlic cloves, minced, divided<p>2 dried chiles de árbol<p>1 bay leaf, preferably fresh<p>1 1/4 cups chopped tomato (about 8 ounces)<p>Kosher …

How to Cook Chicken Even Quicker

Quick chicken recipes, from spatchcocking to stir-frying to grilling.<p><b>Chicken, by nature, is quick</b>. Even when it comes to slow-cooking methods like braising, chicken is much faster to cook relative to a meat cut like, say, brisket. But we want to help you cook your chicken <i>even quicker</i>. We chatted …

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3 red wines that are perfect for summer sipping

In the middle of summer, I look for light and lively red wines with vibrant fruit, bright acidity and moderate levels of alcohol – wines that can be cooled down a bit to make them more refreshing in the summer heat.<p>From my recent tastings, three such wines stand out, all of them from France and all …