Michael T. Bean

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3 Books That Will Inspire You To Create Success Habits

I sometimes feel guilty when I shouldn’t.<p>And it also happens when I spend time reading books.<p>The challenge is that because I enjoy reading so much …

Self-improvement

How to use your Instant Pot

It's not just a supercharged pressure cooker -- it's a way of life.<p>Instant Pot mania is far from over. The pressure cooker -- which lately has been shortened to Instapot -- continues to draw an obsessive, cult-like crowd of home cooks that have long forgotten about their slow cookers. Its name is …

Cooking

What all the buttons on your Instant Pot mean

Just press a button and go? Not so fast!<p>Many of the Instant Pot buttons may seem self-explanatory with just a few on the iffy side, but trust me, all is not what it seems. Most of them need to be combined with other buttons for a proper cook. Here's what you need to know.<p>Plus and Minus<p>You'll notice …

Cooking

Best Foods You Will Eat If You Visit Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany’s trademark almond cookies,<p>Recipe <b>HERE</b><p>This apple cake from Tuscany will surely satisfy your ‘apple cravings’. Enjoy it with coffee, tea or …

Food

9 Most beautiful VIllages and Towns in Tuscany: Architecture to Landscape - Airline Travel - Holiday destination Vlog

Tuscany is awash with idyllic charm, everything from the architecture to the landscape is captivating and inviting in equal measure. Choosing which …

Italy

Top Concierge Shares His Secrets to a Great Vacation in Las Vegas

Jones Tantoco has spent the last 17 years in Las Vegas, now working as a concierge at the Delano. He has some top tips for getting the most out of a …

Las Vegas

25 Trips to Take During Your Lifetime

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The ultimate INSIDER guide to New York: From sensational steakhouses to the coolest cocktail bars, locals reveal the Big Apple's hidden secrets

• <b>In The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, Michiel Vos and Ellen Swandiak dispense their insider knowledge</b>• <b><br>They reveal the places in the city that locals</b> …

New York City

Puerto Vallarta All-inclusive Resort: Hyatt Ziva on the beach!

Along the secluded beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Hyatt Ziva stands out among the crowds of Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Resorts. This is …

Puerto Vallarta

10 Most Romantic Places in Florida

1 of 11<p>Dry Tortugas, The Florida Keys<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne<p>3 of 11<p>Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>…

Key Biscayne

Review: Best Luxury Villas With A View In Koh Lanta

The serene and culturally rich island of Koh Lanta can be found just a stone’s throw from Phi-Phi in Thailand. The island boats miles of peaceful, …

9 Most Beautiful Natural Lakes of the World

The nature is full of beautiful wonders and landscapes that make us rove in a state of awe as we stand admiring them. Lakes are such beautiful water …

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

Blackview P10000 Pro spits in the face of everything else with ridiculous 11,000mAh battery

• Blackview’s P10000 Pro sports a huge 11,000mAh battery that promises seven days of use.<br>• The battery also promises 50 days of standby.<br>• That is more than the average laptop or tablet.<p>Thanks to more advanced processors, it has become harder for a smartphone to have truly horrendous battery life. Still, …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

These 10 countries are the most welcoming places in the world for expats

Moving to a new country can be exciting, but settling down and finding new friends can also be daunting.<p>That's why InterNations, the world's largest network for expats, 13,000 people from 166 countries for their insights on moving to new places.<p>The final ranking is based on how friendly locals are …

Central America

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

The Crispiest, Juiciest, 30-Minute Roast Chicken

Think a succulent roast chicken has to be reserved for lazy Sundays? Think again. I came up with the fastest, easiest, juiciest roast chicken and …

The Azores Aren’t the ‘Next Iceland’ — and That’s Exactly Why You Should Go

“Everyone says the Azores are the new Iceland,” says Catarina Maia, emphatic despite the patchy connection on our transatlantic call between New York …

European Travel

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

The 9 Michigan Courses You Should Play at Least Once

When a state has almost 800 golf courses, picking the best one can be like choosing a favorite child. Luckily, you don't have to make either of those tough decisions. Here are nine Michigan public-access courses that will get you started on a bucket list. They cover the entire state, and range from …

Khao Sok National Park - A beautiful place with a very rare surprise

The rareness comes later, for now I’ll explain my gallivanting in Khao Sok National Park with a great big snake!<p>I’d first seen stunning photographs …

Skip the line Paris: Catacombs Tours, Skip the Line Louvre and Eiffel Tower Tickets, plus other tricks

<i>Paris Travel Blog 2018. Last update: February 2018</i><p>Traveling to Paris for the first time? You would like to take it easy but your time in Paris is …

The First Thing You Should Do On Your Next Cruise, According to Travel Insiders

Sometimes getting the most from your cruise means getting off the ship and into port. In order to maximize the experience, figure out where you'd …

The World's Best Hotels in Every U.S. State, Mapped

Now I love a hotel stay as much as the next person, but time after time I've checked in with high hopes and left feeling — <i>well</i> — a little …

Is This the Most Romantic Destination in Mexico?

Way up in the central highlands of Mexico sits a little jewel of a town. San Miguel de Allende -- a colonial-era city defined by bright colors, …

What to See in Paris in 4 Days - The Perfect Long-Weekend Guide to Paris

<b>One of my very favourite times of the year to visit Paris is in August. I love August because Parisians leave the city for their summer holiday and</b> …

The 5 Best Training Shoes for the Gym for Spring ’18

Nearly a year ago to the day, FN broke down the best training shoes for the gym available during February 2017. And for spring ’18, we’re back with a …

20 beautiful natural hot springs, and the cost to visit

Often caused by volcanic activity, hot springs — in layman's terms — are a naturally formed Jacuzzi-type pool that's a gift from Mother Nature. Choosing the perfect hot springs getaway comes down to personal preference, as no two are exactly alike. Some are left au naturel, while others have had …

Native Americans

The world's 17 most beautiful lakes