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Make Your Own Healthy Beef Jerky

Strip House<b>Step 1: Prep the beef</b><b>Step 2: Make a marinade</b><b>Step 3: Cook it slowly</b>Check out Men’s Health’s new How To Do Everything Better section in print and online.

Yes, Even BA Staffers Sometimes Mess Up Cooking Rice

It's okay: Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even rice.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as cooking rice. Below, digital director Stacey Rivera confesses her rice mess-up, while digital food editor Dawn Perry tells her how to make sure that it</i> …

German Potato Salad

German potato salad has haunted me a good portion of my life. My very first boyfriend, of German decent, used to talk about this wonder of the world all the time. Why a teenager would wax poetic about potato salad is beyond me, but I swear this was a frequent topic of discussion. Every time I …

Watch a Chef Read His Worst Reviews From the New York Times and Yelp

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America's 14 Best Small-Town Festivals

You may not know it, but some of the country's best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique themes, and ranging in size and scope, these celebrations often include parades, entertainment, food, and plenty of special events. Make an effort to …

Festivals

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

France

Pie Sci: A Few Questions For A Leading Pie Scientist

Amy Rowat studies the structure of a good pie inside and out<p>Amy Rowat, a biophysicist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, understands the nuances of pie-making better than anyone. For four years, she’s tinkered with the quintessential American dessert to teach chemistry and …

Baking

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

Humpback Whales

6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

Ireland

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for Just $160

By: Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the world's best party countries, like Thailand and Singapore. And right now, there's a country-hopping deal you simply …

Flying

The Best Places to Soak in Hot Springs Around the World

There are few things in the world more relaxing than a soak in a hot spring.<p>These earthly wonders are rich in minerals, warm to the touch and both legend and some recent visitors have said they heal ailments ranging from joint pain to skin issues. Set in wondrous places like Bali, Iceland and …

Hot Springs

10 Warm Places You Could Fly For Cheap RIGHT NOW

<i>by Paul Brady</i><p>For New Yorkers in need of an instant escape from a cold, hard winter, we used Kayak's handy "Explore" tool to search for cheap flights out of the city this month to destinations where the temperature is in the 80s <i>right now</i>. Kayak results show round-trip economy class travel, found in …

How to Make Worcestershire Sauce at Home

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>There are certain sauces you just expect to come out of a bottle -- ketchup, mustard and the classic Worcestershire sauce.<p>But just because you expect to see it packaged doesn't mean it has to be. Worcestershire sauce can be made at …

Cooking

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

European Travel

Rome's Foodie Events You Shouldn't Miss This Year

It may seem impossible that there could be yet another good reason to visit Rome this year. The already amazing food to be found in the city is made even better at foodie events and festivals that pop up throughout the year. These are perfect if you're interested in learning a little more about …

It's a Girls Trip

Who you travel with, is as important as the destination you travel to. When I first married, technically with one class left to complete my university degree and when it should be illegal for children to wed that young, I couldn't imagine traveling without my husband. There is no one I would rather …

Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>For a long time, we here at SmarterTravel have been recommending plastic as the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Lego

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Game of Thrones

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

Beaches

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures

National Parks

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance