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The ultimate Californian road trip: where to go, what to see

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>Vogue contributor and Moda Operandi communications director Hayley Bloomingdale, a California native, shares her top tips - where to …

California

Even locals may not know these San Francisco neighborhoods ever existed

Stories behind San Francisco neighborhood names<p>The next time you want to scale Mount Olympus, forget the plane fare to Greece and head over to Ashbury Heights. And if you can't make it to Hollywood, well, there's always Little Hollywood in the Bayview.<p>Never heard of these neighborhoods? Neither …

San Francisco

Cable Car & Lombard Street - San Francisco

Best Drip Coffee Makers From Consumer Reports' Tests

Every drip coffee maker that comes into Consumer Reports' lab brews roughly 65 cups of coffee by the time our engineers wrap up testing. And brewing …

Coffee

All You Need Are 2 Towels to Carve Chiseled Arms and Abs

Elbow plank is already hard, but hold on to your leggings because it's about to get even harder. Grab a pair of hand towels (or paper plates on carpet) and try this sliding elbow plank.<p>Begin in an elbow plank position with a small, folded towel under each elbow. Keep your elbows directly under your …

Workouts

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Want to Live a Longer Life? Science Says You Should Change the Way You Walk

It seems it's wise to walk on the wild side.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Health advice is everywhere.<p>Why, you probably have a Fitbit or an Apple Watch permanently attached to you, so that it can nag you into your optimal …

Walking

10 things to do in Osaka

No longer just the fly-in, fly-out hub for former imperial capital Kyoto, Osaka is fast becoming a destination in its own right (in fact, 9.4 million …

Japan

11 things you can do in 5 minutes or less to instantly improve your health

It literally only takes 5 minutes.<p>1 Pack your workout clothes the night before<p>'Time is the biggest reason people fail to work out,' says trainer …

Can You Lose Weight Simply by Walking? Here's Why Experts Say Yes

If you're starting a weight-loss plan from scratch, meaning you've never regularly exercised or you've been on hiatus for a good while, the thought of starting a new fitness routine can be more than a little daunting. But rest assured that you don't need to commit to running a marathon or even a 5K …

Related Maps

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge and South of the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa, lies Marin. It’s the land of big houses tucked away in green hills with decks overlooking the Bay, Lululemon-wearing moms, pushing strollers and sipping green juice with a Rustic Bakery salad on the side; Nearby towns …

Bread

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news …

Exercise

4 Cardio Workouts That Maximize Your Afterburn

One of the great things about exercise is that, not only do you get the benefits during your workouts, the rewards keep on coming...that is, if …

Exercise

So you think you can balance? Try these 9 core exercises from the bike pros

It's time to get working on your core, but can you do these intense balance exercises as well as the mountain bike elite?<p>As winter continues and more …

You Can Burn 560 Calories an Hour Just by Walking

The quick-stepping secret to dropping 10 pounds and flattening your belly in just three weeks.<p>When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not …

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

The Most Beautiful Drives in America, According to Long-Haul Truckers

Everyone who’s ever piloted a car for very long in this massive country of ours -- and its 4 million-odd miles of roads and highways -- will develop …

Inside the Making of Napa's Most Iconic Cabernet

With a new winemaker at the helm of Beaulieu Vineyard, there’s no better time to discover (or rediscover) the iconic Georges de Latour Private …

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Related Maps

As America’s latest epoch of cocktail sophistication enters its 20th year (give or take), it stands to reason that hotels across the country have upped their bar game in order to keep up with the times. Nowhere is that more in evidence than in San Francisco where many hotel bars have had major …

San Francisco

The Best Beaches in Mexico You've Never Heard Of

Winter’s got us firmly clutched in her icy death grip with no relief in sight, and flying south to kick back on a beach in Mexico sounds pretty dang …

Amazing photos show 150 years of change in Dolores Park

The land that is now Dolores Park has been an important gathering place for centuries. Long before the arrival of the Spanish missionaries in 1776, it was the home to American Indians of the Ohlone tribe. Then, in the 1800s, the site transformed and became home to two Jewish cemeteries.<p>But after it …

San Francisco

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

Exercise

5 Countries Worth Traveling to for Their Food

Why travel for sightseeing when you can travel for food?<p>December 19, 2017<p>Traveling for food? Is that a thing? Of course! Yeah, we've heard about …

Travel

6 Best Road Trips

See granite domes, desert landscapes and rare wildlife on this 1,564-mile adventure. On the way stop at two museums, a really clean one and an artsy …

National Parks

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Road Trip: Santa Monica to Laguna Beach, California

Mile 32 | Long Beach: Liner Love<p>Follow California Highway 1 as it skims south from Santa Monica, taking in the fun surf scenes of Manhattan and …

California's lesser-known wine hotspot was named best small town to visit in America — take a look

Sonoma, California, a region located in the heart of America's top winemaking region, has been named the best small town to visit in the country by US News & World Report.<p>The accolade came as a surprise, largely because Sonoma is a county made up of 13 cities — including the city of Sonoma — and …