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8 Essential Tips to Master the Art of Traveling Lightly - Vagabondish

These days, there are very few airlines offering customers free bag check on their flights. In fact, the cost of checking a single bag typical runs …

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How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

Take a super cheap vacation to Mexico…in the kitchen

These past few months, the continual onslaught of snow and freezing temperatures in Washington, DC, have been driving me nuts. However, I don’t have …

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France Photos

See photos of France (including Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Cannes, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

The Best Travel Apps for Cruisers

Reading email at the beach doesn't just break your vacation vibe -- it's also bad for your wallet. <i>Photo by allensima / Thinkstock</i><p>Faced with the choice of buying pricey Internet packages on cruise ships and paying exorbitant roaming charges, many cruisers simply turn their phones off for their …

Reflections From An American in Russia

As an American who grew up during the tail end of the Cold War, it was difficult to avoid developing a few stereotypes about Russia. And from Rocky Balboa’s Russian rival Ivan Drago to the nefarious <i>Rocky and Bullwinkle</i> ‘toon Boris Badenov, who can blame me? Could Russia really be how it’s portrayed …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

The World's 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions

God bless all the tourists who run around the globe checking out all those famous spots that simply <i>can't be missed</i>.<p>While the can't-be-missedness of some of the world's most famous attractions is debatable (ask any New Yorker, for instance, and you'll hear that Times Square is a total waste of …

Bill Marriott's 12 Rules for Being a Successful Manager

It could be argued that Bill Marriott, ex-CEO and executive chairman of Marriott International, learned his rules for success from one of the most …

The Definitive Guide to Portlandia's Restaurants and Bars

"Remember the '90s, when everyone was pickling their own vegetables and brewing their own beer?" Over the course of three television seasons, <b>Fred Armisen</b> and <b>Carrie Brownstein</b>, the co-creators of the frighteningly on-point IFC show <b>Portlandia</b>, have long-embraced the quirks of Portland, Oregon's …

How to Make Garam Masala: Kitchen Coach Part 4

Kitchen Coach Part 4: Preeti Mistry’s Daily Grind<p>KITCHEN COACH LINKS<br>• Meet Preeti Mistry!<br>• Garam masala recipe<br>• Chicken tikka masala recipe<p>Garam masala is …

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Food writers share their most under-appreciated recipes of the 1970s: http://thekitc.hn/1dubCzn

Hot Dogs Are Britain's Trendiest Food

Hot dogs are the fastest-growing item on English menus, growing in popularity and sophistication in much the same way that burgers have done in the U.S. over the past decade.<p>Last summer hot dogs cracked the list of the Top 20 foods in Britain across all categories (pub, restaurant and hotel) on …

Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A 3-ingredient salad that makes its own dressing -- and might make you forget it's still winter.</i><p>In winter, when we don't know what to do with ourselves -- and …

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9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

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The Essential Guide to Dining Alone

If you're reading this, then you already know: at some point in the next week, month, or year, you, too, will eat out alone. It happens to all of us.<p>Despite having a wife, a family, and all the people I met in the Intimate Romance Garden on Second Life who I sometimes feel know me better than I …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

Before & After: 3 Easy & Inexpensive Ideas for Making Any Room Look Larger --> http://apttherapy.com/1c5Jg3L Here are a few simple tips and tricks that can help to open up a space and give it the breath of fresh air that it (or you) so desperately needs.