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Muslim Inmates Fed Pork in Alaska Prison for Ramadan Meal

A federal judge on Thursday reportedly slapped prison guards in Alaska with a restraining order to stop them from feeding Muslim inmates pork for the …

Ramadan

Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Six months ago, Melissa Nichols brought her baby girl, Arlo, home from the hospital. And she immediately had a secret.<p>"I just felt guilty and like I didn't want to tell anyone," says Nichols, who lives in San Francisco. "It feels like you're a bad mom. The mom guilt starts early, I guess."<p>Across …

Pregnancy

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

Barcelona

15 cheap hotels in Amsterdam for under £100 a night

A city break doesn't have to be expensive<p>If you're after a city break that doesn't cost the earth, these 15 cheap hotels in Amsterdam might be a good place to start - with each one coming in at under £100 per night. We've taken Amsterdam hostel suggestions from Hostelworld, apartment suggestions …

This $129K Airstream Is a Shockingly Luxurious Way to Travel

There are travel trailers — and then there's the brand-new Airstream Globetrotter. This opulent "Glamper" is the perfect travel vehicle for the …

15 Luxury Hotel–quality Bathrobes You Can Buy Online

There is nothing quite like slipping into a soft and cozy bathrobe in your hotel room after a long day of travel. That’s one of the many benefits of …

Luxury Travel

Everything You Need to Know to See the Northern Lights in Norway

Anyone planning a Northern Lights hunt in Norway needs to know their geography.<p>This long, thin country's capital, Oslo, is too far south of the …

Northern Lights

Cook this: Jamie Oliver’s five-ingredient meltin’ mustardy beef

<i>Our cookbook of the week is 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food, by celebrity chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver. Over the next four days, we’ll</i> …

Homemade Vegan Naan Recipe

A homemade dairy-free vegan naan bread recipe. Naan, Indian flatbread, is served with many Indian meals, but in Indian restaurants, naan often …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

Italy

Here's What A Muslim Dietitian Eats During Ramadan

A day in the life during Ramadan (with recipes!).<p>The rest of the day is like any other work or weekend day, minus the meals, snacks, or water. There are two more prayers during the day, and keeping busy helps the hours go by fast! I try to make time for a nap in the late afternoon. Everyone …

Food

Airlines Just Announced a Ton of Super-Cheap Flight Deals

You can fly to Europe for as little as $84.<p>Travelers can score ultra-cheap flights within the U.S. and to (and around) Europe on several airlines …

This 17-year-old wanted a healthy alternative to peanut butter, and now she's a nut-butter entrepreneur

Abby Kircher has always loved peanut butter.<p>But at age 16, when she started making an effort to eat healthier, she realized that many peanut butter brands are loaded with sugar and oils.<p>She didn't like the plain almond butters on the market, so she decided to create her own nut butter, something …

Dessert

The 20 best chain restaurants in America

Whether it's indulging in a Bloomin' Onion from Outback Steakhouse or digging into a basket of Olive Garden's unlimited breadsticks, Americans love chain restaurants. But personal preferences aside, which chains get the most love?<p>Business Insider teamed up with Restaurant Business, a food-service …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Hiking

What happened to Austin, Texas, when Uber and Lyft left town

The ride-hailing companies suspended operations in early May after voters upheld strict regulations on the companies and their drivers — specifically, fingerprint-based background checks, a requirement that cars must be clearly marked with the companies' logos, and rules on where drivers can pick …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …