Sophie Touassa

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The 3 Products I Use to Prevent Thigh Chafing in Skirts and Shorts

I love fashion in summer. For three months straight, I can throw on a dress without thinking about tights or jackets. But if you’ve got thick thighs, …

Clothing

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

Forget Paris, Rome and Vienna; these smaller cities are just as big on culture and style.<p>1. Vintage Seville<p>Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the grand square of Plaza de España, combined with …

European Travel

9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein …

Healthy Eating

Culture Shocks of Japan: 8 Things That Shocked a British Woman

When people think of the United Kingdom, the first images that come to mind is the old city of London and its many sights, Stonehenge, and the Royal …

Japan

How to Quickly and Effectively Learn a New Language Before Your Next Vacation

The process of preparing for a trip abroad can be daunting. Between packing and planning, learning foreign words and phrases may get put on the back …

Language Learning

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “What aperture is best for landscape photography?” is often asked in various online forums. While there isn’t one “correct” aperture, …

Landscape Photography

Puerto Rican Chicken Skewers With Guava BBQ Sauce Recipe on Food52

<b>Makes: 6 skewers</b><p><b>For the chicken skewers</b><p>12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 4 1/2 pounds)<br>• 1 lime, freshly squeezed<br>• 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed<br>• 2 packets Goya Sazón ("con achiote and culantro")*<br>• 2 tablespoons your favorite seasoning blend (Puerto Ricans use Goya Adobo, but I like to …

13 Actually Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Canned Salmon

Salmon fried rice, anyone?<p><b>Read more:</b><p>•15 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Whip Up With A Can Of Tuna<p>•17 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Make With A Can Of Chickpeas<p>•13 Easy Lentil Recipes To Try Now That Soup Season Is Officially Over

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Ikigai

Planning a Trip? Here Are 16 Easy Ways to Save Money on Flights and Hotels

Airfare and lodging costs can be the difference between a cheap trip and an expensive one. As my friends and I are still relatively young with little …

How to Trick Your Mind Into Enjoying Long Flights, According to a Travel Psychologist

Long-haul flights may only seem tolerable for travelers flying in luxurious lie-flat seats. But even in economy, I’ve discovered a number of ways to …

Duke University

How to stand up to your inner critic

<i>iStock</i><p>We all contain an inner nitpicker, but we shouldn’t let it drag us down and drown out everything else. Psychologist Rick Hanson gives advice on …

Get comfy with these seven flying essentials

<b>TRAVELING can either be extremely stressful or go off without a hitch.</b>Often it all boils down to how you prepare for a trip.While you can’t do much …

Top 10 Places to Visit with Guests in Washington, DC

Go Beyond the Mall and Visit These Great Places in Washington DC<p>When family and friends come to visit from out-of-town, here are some suggestions of …

Washington D.C.

How Tasty is Convenience Store Food in Japan Really? Our Review of 7-Eleven Bento Boxes!

Japanese convenience stores offer a surprisingly large selection of sweets, snacks, and proper dishes, including boxed lunches, called bento. From …

Cheap Places to Travel in 2018 Where Your Dollar Stretches Further

Skip overpriced cities where a cup of coffee costs more than a steak dinner back home. Here are six places you'll actually want to visit this summer that don't cost a fortune.<p>Dreamy vacations aren't just a luxury for rich people. While cities like Singapore and London are notoriously expensive, …

Northern Italy

What It's Like to Eat at the Best Restaurant in Iceland

Iceland is well known for its beautiful scenery, its natural spas, and the friendliness of its people — but what about the food? Thanks to shows like …

This Mystical Break To Marrakech Costs Under $26/Night!

Related: Riad Cinnamon<p>The wonderful melting pot of cultures that is Morocco makes it a fascinating destination for travellers. Lying on the North …

Share Checked Luggage With Your Travel Companion in Case a Bag Gets Lost

I travel a good bit, so I’ve started to reach a point where not too many travel “hacks” surprise me. However, this week a friend of mine made a …

Sail to Asia’s Highlights

Holland America Line’s cruises in Asia call at some of the continent’s most fascinating ports, from its dazzling metropolises, with culinary and …

Beijing Travel Guide

Best Time To Visit<p>The best times to visit Beijing are autumn and late spring, which bring clear skies, mild temperatures, and resplendent flora. …

Why You Should Never Put Your Passport in Your Carry-on (Video)

When going through airport security, most people show up with their passport and keep it on them until the gate. But there’s one rookie mistake many …

Flying

Behind the Screens: Greg’s mobile photography suite

<i>Behind the Screens is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Returning this week is Greg Barbosa, Product Manager across the 9to5 network.</i><p>For the past five years, my iPhone has been my favorite camera. It takes excellent …

Eight Lesser Known Photo Locations in Kyoto and Tokyo

Tourism in Japan is growing, and fast. According to JNTO, the estimated number of international travelers to Japan in March 2018 was about 2.6 …

Where To Shop And Sleep In Marrakesh

I made a promise to myself when I started to really travel a little over a decade ago, that I would not return to the same place more than once. I needed to go to every place ‘on my list’ but then I found Morocco.<p>If you are lucky enough to be based in Europe, you might consider heading there if you …

Travel

Getting Through Mother's Day When Your Mom's No Longer Around

If you watch television, go on the Internet, or are just engaged in the world, you know that it's Mother's Day season. It probably feels pretty innocuous to many of you, if not completely annoying. I know it did for me—until my mom died suddenly in January of 2014. Then Mother's Day changed forever.<p>…

10 Scams to Watch Out for in Kuala Lumpur

Like any big capital city, there are a few scams in Kuala Lumpur that target travelers. Most are harmless nuisances meant to relieve you of that …

17 Korean beauty buys that are 100% worth the hype

*adds to basket*<p>Ever since South Korea introduced us to BB creams back 2011, we've been looking to the far East to lead the way when it comes to makeup and skin care innovations, and guess what? We have <i>not</i> been disappointed.<p>Yup, SoKo has become a global epicentre for cool new beauty products, from …

A Guide To All The Trendy Houseplants You're Seeing All Over Instagram

From the classic fiddle leaf to the unkillable snake plant.

8×10 Helps You Sell Framed Limited-Edition Fine-Art Prints on Instagram

Have a large Instagram following that loves your photography? 8×10 is a new app that was made to help you easily earn money by selling your fans …