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The funniest travel complaint letters of all time

Thousands of Britons will be returning from their holidays, many lumbered with tales of woe. Why didn't our tour operator tell us the hotel was still under construction? How on Earth does Ryanair get away with calling it "Barcelona Girona Airport"? When will this blasted gastroenteritis work its …

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

5 Incredible Books That Will Have You Reading Again

Chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re not in middle school anymore. If you are, then stop reading right now because you must preserve your …

Free Things To Do In Rome - The Guide!

The Best Things To Buy Every Month Of The Year

Sometimes, knowing when a particular item will go on sale is just common sense: Chances are you would spend a lot more on a winter jacket in November than you would in April.<p>But it's more difficult to know when to shop for other products, like wedding dresses, champagne, and used cars.<p>We came up …

Top 10 budget restaurants in Sydney

Lao City Thai, Haymarket<p>The large number of students from Asia has revitalised the Sydney CBD (central business district) and created a market for affordable, authentic Asian food. Lao City Thai, on the western end of Chinatown, is packed with young Thais but is still relatively undiscovered by …

Have A Dream? Here's How to Make It Happen in 2014

In 2008, Betsy and Warren Talbot were not unlike a lot of American couples. They were living in Seattle in a 1,000-square-foot townhouse and had a car. She was a consultant for women-owned businesses, and he worked on the business side at Microsoft, and they were happy with their careers. The only …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

6 Apps To Help You De-Stress In Minutes

There's no doubt that technology can be stressful. While 24/7 connectivity certainly makes some things more convenient, a plugged-in life can take a toll on our well-being. Scientists have linked heavy tech use with decreased focus and productivity, increased stress, disrupted sleep and stunted …

Is Manila the world's worst airport?

Manila Airport has been voted the world's worst by the users of a travel website for the second year running.<p>The poll, carried out by the Guide to Sleeping at Airports website (sleepinginairports.net), named Manila's Terminal 1 the very worst, with ratings based on "comfort, convenience, …

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3 Detoxing Mocktail Recipes From Fig & Olive

Fig & Olive Melrose Place—a French Riviera-inspired restaurant in West Hollywood—has just debuted these yummy new spa-inspired mocktails, which are perfect refreshments for those summer days when you don't feel like going the alcohol-infused cocktail route.<p>And what's especially cool about these …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

Happiness Tips: 9 Simple Steps To Joy (PHOTOS)

<i>By Kate Lowenstein</i><p>A few years ago, Debbie Jankowski went hunting for a way to bring her life new joy. She found the solution in her bank account. "I had always been thrifty, but I decided it was time to spend money on things that would broaden my world," says Jankowski, who's based in …

The Paradox of Dying Lonely and Living in Solitude

Loneliness is a seriously increasing problem of our time. Being lonely doesn't mean being alone. We are lonelier in wrong relationships than being by ourselves.<p>Sometimes many of us feel like walking alone while we are surrounded by a big crowd. The quantity of social interaction doesn't matter, but …

8 Ways to Stay Young as You Age

What does it mean to be "psychologically young"? It's not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It's about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.<p>How long you live and the quality of your …