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Osa Peninsula: A guide to Costa Rica's most intrepid corner

Jutting into the sea at the southern end of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Osa Peninsula remains one of the country’s most remote destinations. That said, this wild region is worth the trip: explore the vast rainforest that shelters Costa Rica's largest remaining population of jaguars and tapirs, …

Treat Yourself: 5 Inexpensive Ways to Add a Little Luxury to An Average Day

Some days you just need a little something extra to get you through. Treating yourself to a few little luxuries can help life's everyday indignities …

5 Epic Treks From Backpacker's '100 Best Hikes'

New this spring, <i>The National Parks Coast to Coast:100 Best Hikes</i> by Backpacker Magazine is a guidebook to some of the most stunning hikes around the …

Hiking

21 Recipes For People Who Are Obsessed With Quinoa

Impress your friends with these.<p><i>Original article by Rebecca O'Neill for Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, check out Spoon University.</b>

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

7 Festive St. Patrick's Day Desserts

The best desserts to devour on St. Patrick's Day.<p>Man cannot celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Guinness alone. After a filling dinner of corned beef …

10 Mess-Free Recipes for Baked Wings

Skip the fryer.<p>Frying wings is fast, but using this traditional cooking method has its downsides. The biggest, of course, being the searing-hot, …

A once-reasonable assumption on Wall Street is turning into a disaster

In just four trading sessions, the S&P 500 has tumbled 3.8%.<p>Assuming the underlying fundamentals haven't changed, this bout of volatility would arguably be a buying opportunity for the patient, level-headed investor.<p>But at least one fundamental driver value has deteriorated substantially in recent …

European Shares Fall Sharply as China Halts Trading Again

European shares fell sharply on Thursday after China accelerated the depreciation of the yuan, sending currencies across the region reeling and domestic stock markets tumbling.<p>The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX index both fell 2 percent. Germany's DAX …

Here's a sign the stock market could deteriorate from here

<b>Buybacks and cash takeovers are at an all-time high (Trim Tabs)</b><p>Investment research firm TrimTabs says money committed to cash takeovers and buybacks by public US companies hit a record $1.41 trillion in 2015. "It's not surprising that corporate America turned more to financial engineering as …

This Is the Only Dow Stock That Is Up this Year

What the stock market does on the first day of trading for the year may not matter. But if market continues to plunge that may signal a problem.<p>The …

Influence of carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks on marathon running performance.

1995;70(2):154-60.<p>1Department of Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management, Loughborough University, UK.<p>Abstract<p>The aim of this …

How To Make The Best Slow Cooker Meals

If you're a busy cook, you'll appreciate the set-it-and-forget-it convenience of making meals in the slow cooker. A few easy tips help you get the …

Miso Tahini Soup

Miso Tahini Soup from 101 Cookbooks• 1 small-medium delicata squash, seeded and sliced into 1/4-inch crescents<br>• 1 medium white turnip, peeled and cut …

This Woodland Retreat Can Be Packed Up and Moved in a Week

Plus it treats Mother Nature with the utmost respect.<p>Let us start by saying we know this modern prefab home (dubbed the Arca) probably isn't what you picture when you think of a rainforest abode. A bamboo-lined hut? Yes. A wooden tree house? Absolutely. But get this: The modernized shelter is …

Egg Foo Yong

As Cantonese carry-outs have disappeared, this historic Chinese-American recipe has become something of an endangered culinary species — someday, you …

15 American Campsites To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

It is so easy to forget about the wonders that the U.S. has to offer! That's why you need to see these campsites at least once in your life!

This Is What You Need to Eat After Last Night's (Fourth) Jäger Bomb

Overdid it on the agave margs at happy hour last night? Take an aspirin, put on your sunglasses… and eat these things.<p><b>You know that head-pounding</b>, dehydrated, gimme-an-electrolyte-drink-now feeling you get after a night of drinking too much? Yeah… neither do we. But we <i>heard</i> these 17 recipes are …

Cooking

10 Eagle Scout survival skills everyone should know

In 1912, Arthur Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, and the rank has stood as an emblem of accomplishment ever since.<p>To earn the title of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts must learn a whole array of practical skills.<p>We've put together 10 survival tricks that Eagle Scouts can perform, complete with …

36 Tahini Recipes for Hummus, Cookies, Noodles, Meat, and More

We love tahini—from thickening spreads to adding heft to sauces, is there anything this ground sesame paste can't do?<p><b>We love tahini.</b> This creamy sesame seed paste is genius in just about everything, from classic hummus to chicken salad. Make one of these recipes tonight, and get to know this …

Food

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The best banana bread we've ever had — now you can make it, too!

<i>Editor’s note: TODAY Food Stylist Alli Simpson graciously makes banana bread and shares it with us. We eagerly await that day, because her banana bread is the best we’ve ever had — and we’re not just throwing around that title. It’s moist, flavorful and seriously knocks it out of the park. We HAD</i> …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

National Parks

Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake

Makes one 8½ x4½" loaf Servings<p>Look for culinary lavender at specialty food stores, tea and spice shops, or online.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ teaspoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon baking soda<p>¾ …

Here's why people fire their financial advisors

<b>Why advisors are fired (Think Advisor)</b><p>Think Advisor says a study conducted by Spectrem Group found 58% of high-net-worth individuals will switch financial advisors at least once in their lifetime. The survey found the three biggest reasons for change were their advisor wasn't proactive, didn't give …

Fast Chicken Pot Pie

6 Servings<p>The only not-last-minute thing about this recipe? Thawing the puff pastry. Make sure to put it in the refrigerator the night before making this dish. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>1 large …

Everybody talking about the stock market is really just talking about one thing

On Monday, the Dow lost 588 points, capping the blue-chip index's first-ever string of back-to-back-to-back days of 300-point declines.<p>Shortly after the market open on Monday, stocks were in a panic, with the Dow falling more than 1,000 points while the Nasdaq fell 7%.<p>The benchmark S&P 500 index …

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

Easy Egg Suppers

Put this farm-fresh staple to work long past breakfast, and set the table for fast, inexpensive dinners by the dozen.