Jessica Villegas

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40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

Holistic Medicine

How to make yourself work when you're not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

New York City's secret subway line with antique cars is going back into service — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It’s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems

The headline had some of my friends in a panic.<p>Citing evidence, the American Society of Clinical Oncology warned that even light drinking could increase the risk of cancer.<p>Once again, we’ve been told that something we eat or drink is going to kill us. Once again, we’re provided an opportunity: A …

Cancer

Only 1.5% of people have this personality type. Do you?

Many of us share a number of personality traits, but one particular type is so rare that, according to the Myers & Briggs Foundation, only 1.5% of …

This App Lets You Upload to Instagram Directly From Your Desktop

Windowed is a simple new app that finally lets you upload to Instagram directly from your Mac or PC desktop.<p>Created by photographer and programmer …

Apps

A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

Sleep

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

Over the course of an eight-hour workday, the average employee works for about three hours — two hours and 53 minutes, to be more precise.<p>The rest of the time, according to a 2016 survey of 1,989 UK office workers, people spend on a combination of reading the news, browsing social media, eating …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

10 Coolest Sneaker Stores Of New York You Need To Visit

Finding the perfect pair of sneakers isn’t easy in New York. The landscape is booming with legendary mom-and-pop shops, big corporate boutiques, new …

Your Coffee Is From Where? California?

GOLETA, Calif. — There is a new crop growing in Southern California’s famous avocado groves — coffee.<p>About two dozen farms between San Diego and here, just outside Santa Barbara, are nurturing coffee bushes under the canopies of old avocado trees, in what may be the first serious effort in the …

Coffee

Cortex Camera App Review | One Of The Best Photography Apps, Period

I suspect in two years time the gap between the performance of phone cameras and all but the top 1% of dedicated point-and-shoots will be diminished …

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out …

You can visit this majestic abandoned castle along the Hudson River

Here’s a cheap getaway in upstate New York for anyone who wants to feel like a king or queen for a day! Did you know our state is home to more than a …

Come See BAZAAR's Most Iconic Images Projected on the Empire State Building

Consider this the chicest viewing the city has ever seen.<p>While the Empire State Building is known for changing from shades of red to blue and everything in between, tonight's light show will take on a bit different fashion; fashion photography from some of Harper's BAZAAR's most iconic shoots and …

New York Style

Are We Wrong About What Makes Food Healthy? | Goop

Some of the foods we think are the healthiest may play a role in leaky gut, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases, says goop contributor, Steven …

Wellness

37 Ways To Game The Airlines: How To Get Free Flights, Travel Perks And More

This week, I made international news when I put my travel smarts to work and scored $11,000 in American Express gift cards for being bumped off several Delta Air Lines flights with my family. You can read the article about how I did it here. People were amazed, and the story got picked up by …

British Airways

12 of the best new restaurants near Wall Street

But times have changed, and Manhattan's downtown financial hub has experienced some exciting additions to its dining scene.<p>Thanks to a series of hotel openings and mega-construction projects, specifically, the new World Trade Center complex, there has been more opportunity for restaurant openings. …

15 Shakshuka Recipes for Breakfast or Dinner

If you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person who doesn’t like to plan out meals, then eggs are probably a constant in your kitchen. Whether they’re for a protein-filled breakfast or a last-minute dinner, eggs are a total lifesaver AND budget friendly . Since you’ve met your monthly …

Breakfast

13 unbelievable statistics about air travel

1. The world’s busiest air route<p>New York to Washington DC? Nope. London to Paris? Ha. As Telegraph Travel reported last year, the most in-demand flight on Earth is actually the 280-mile hop from Seoul Gimpo International (stop sniggering) to Jeju International.<p>More than 11 million journeys were …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

Japanese toilet industry agrees to standardize complex bidet controls

The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, a consortium of companies producing plumbing products including Toto, Panasonic, and Toshiba, has agreed to unify the iconography used on the often baffling control panels for Japanese toilets. The decision was made in response to foreign tourists …

Get To Know The Soon-To-Be Record Holder For Traveling To Every Country On Earth

Cassie De Pecol doesn’t do things the easy way. When she decided to travel to the world, she didn’t just hit the same countries every other traveler visits. She decided to see all of them.<p>Every single sovereign nation in the on earth. And she’s going to be the fastest person ever and first woman to …

Travel

How the Chef of New York's Coolest New Restaurant Does Arroz con Tocino

That’s rice cooked in pure pork fat. And it’s one of the best things you’ll ever eat.<p><i>What's in your refrigerator at any given time says a lot about you. In this series, GQ reached out to famous chefs with a deceptively simple, if revealing, question: What do you cook when you're by yourself and no</i> …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

University of California

Snow Monkeys in Japan: Ultimate Guide for Visiting Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Traveling to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan to view the famous Japanese snow monkeys was a delightful experience. We <b>previously wrote about our</b> …

Japan