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The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

First time Bangkok: a microguide to the Thai capital

Scratch Bangkok’s surface and you’ll find a city with mega-malls minutes from 200-year-old homes, with temples sharing space with neon-lit strips of sleaze, and where streets lined with food carts are overlooked by restaurants perched on skyscrapers. And best of all, as Bangkok races toward the …

Dark and sumptuous chocolate cake recipe

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and pop in a baking sheet at the same time.<p>For the icing, put all of the icing ingredients except the chopped chocolate into a heavy-based saucepan and add 4 tablespoons cold water. Bring to the boil, making sure everything’s dissolved. Then turn off the heat …

Dessert

Having Just 1 Amex Membership Reward Card Can Save you a Boatload at Amazon

One of my favorite promotions that pop ups quite often are the American Express Membership Reward / Amazon partnership offers. When these promotions …

Personal Finance

Watch Out for These Banking and Investment Fees

Banking and investment fees could cost Americans more than $1.1 million over the course of their lifetime, according to a new report from …

Personal Finance

What to Know About Sharing Airline Miles With Family and Friends

If you want to gift your frequent flyer miles to a family or friend (or would like to accept the points yourself), there are a few things you should …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Update Your Tax Withholdings Now

Here’s an easy weekend financial task for you: Update your tax withholdings.<p>Because of the new-ish tax law, tax brackets and rates are different than …

Personal Finance

Blackberry-Mascarpone Lemon Cake | The Perfect Cake

In search of a showstopping cake with a unique combination of flavors, we fell in love with this blackberry-mascarpone lemon cake. It is strikingly …

T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint unlimited plans compared

Starting Aug. 10, T-Mobile will launch its new Essentials unlimited data plan. At $60 a month, it's basically a cheaper version of the T-Mobile One plan but skips the free Netflix and international data. T-Mobile Essentials is one of over a dozen unlimited plans that the four major US carriers …

T-Mobile

Permission to Eat Potato Salad for Dinner: Granted

You see a side dish, I see dinner in a bowl.<p>I have come to understand that, in the eyes of many, potato salad is considered a “side dish.” But as a vegetarian who survived years of cookouts and barbecues by loading up my plate until it was half potato salad, half potato chips, and almost too heavy …

Potatoes

Developing New Models for Collaboration in Conservation

Human societies around the world are experiencing a historic loss of biological diversity and abundance. Newly released research describes how people …

Six of the best cooling summer drinks

<b>Strawberry snifter (pictured above)</b><p>Makes 1 litre<p><b>1 good handful strawberries</b> (or other berries such as raspberries)<b><br>Juice of</b> <b>1 orange</b><b><br>Juice of</b> <b>½ lemon</b><b><br>Crushed ice or ice cubes</b><b><br>2 tsp sugar</b> (or more, to taste)<p>Whizz up the berries with the orange and lemon juices and ice, then add the sugar. If you want to …

Recipes

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, MOZAMBIQUE — The 14 African wild dogs were ravenous, dashing back and forth along the fence of their open-air enclosure, or boma, bouncing madly on their pogo-stick legs, tweet-yipping their distinctive wild-dog calls, and wagging their bushy, white-tipped tails like …

Wildlife

How to make seafood paella – recipe

Confirmed as Spain’s best-loved contribution to world cuisine by its elevation to the emoji canon in 2016, the subsequent controversy over the virtual paella’s ingredients sums up the fierce pride Valencianos take in their famous rice dish. Although in time, prawns and peas were substituted for the …

Recipes

10 Best Business Books for Professional Development and Higher Performance in Your Work

If you’re an entrepreneur or a creative professional interested in your development, you probably read (or listen to) business books.Here are my …

Self-improvement

Opinion: These smart budget tips will keep you in the money — and out of the doghouse

When I got married in 2000, one of the best gifts given to my bride Rachel and me was lunch with my friend Mark Bauer, a real estate broker in …

Personal Finance

Tamal Ray’s recipe for white nougat with dried apricot and cherry

I used to live near a cafe that had tempting little bags of nougat by the tills, all tied up with shiny gold ribbon. I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tried it, but that first richly sweet, airy bite was instantly familiar – the fudgy centre of my favourite childhood chocolate: Milky …

Baking

This Plum Crumble (Prumble???) Is the Underdog Dessert of the Summer

It’s time for pie to take a backseat.<p>If summer fruit pie is the hare, then summer fruit crumble is the tortoise. Stay with me. Pie is the dessert that looks supremely impressive, the one that when you pull it out of the oven, people swoon and say, “Wow! Did that take you all day?! You’re …

Baking

The 4 Keys to Asking Better Questions

One of the best ways to learn and improve is by asking good questions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone asks for the keys to success, but few realize one of them is in the question itself. According to research conducted by Harvard Business School, the majority …

Harvard Business School

Classic Panna Cotta | America's Test Kitchen

Serve panna cotta very cold with strawberry or raspberry sauce or lightly sweetened berries. Though traditionally unmolded, panna cotta may be …

Increased farming rarely aids wellbeing, environment

[NAIROBI] Agricultural intensification rarely leads to simultaneous positive outcomes for ecosystem services such as biodiversity and human …

The World's Eyes Are Watching Colombia's Orinoquia

Scientists call for a Paris-style agreement to save life on Earth

Let’s be honest, the global community’s response to the rising evidence of mass extinction and ecological degradation has been largely to throw crumbs at it. Where we have acted it’s been in a mostly haphazard and modest way — a protected area here, a conservation program there, a few new laws, and …

Climate

Cricket cake with strawberries and lemon curd recipe

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins with discs of non-stick baking paper and grease well.<p>Put the eggs, flour, sugar, butter, lemon zest and baking powder in a bowl and beat until smooth and combined. Divide between the tins and level the top.<p>Bake for about 25 …

Dessert

The best period dramas to watch online

Amazon Prime: Jane Eyre<p>Amazon Prime: Emma<p>Amazon Prime: Downton Abbey<p>Netflix: Pride and Prejudice<p>Netflix: Emma<p>Netflix: North & South<p>Netflix: Howard's …

The Beginner's Guide to Buying a House

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you probably still have a million and one questions about the process, starting, with, well, how the hell anyone …

Why You Should Always Use the Walmart App's 'Savings Catcher'

<b>iOS, Android:</b> I’m not a huge Walmart shopper, but if I was—because they had a certain retro gaming system in stock, for example—I’d definitely make …

The 18 Spring Cookbooks We're Most Excited About

From an insider's look at Venice to a beautiful collection of menus, this season's crop has it all.<p>At their finest, cookbooks teach us more than just …

20% Discount at Amazon by Using Just 1 Amex Membership Reward Point!

Amazon just launched an awesome promotion where you can receive 20% off your purchase at <b>Amazon.com</b>, up to $100 – and gift card purchases are …

A fork in the road after the latest forest data

A chunk of tropical forest the size of Bangladesh, 15.8 million hectares, disappeared last year.<p>This is according to data released this week by …