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The true life of a location scout

Few careers seem more tailor-made to travel-lovers than that of a location scout – but is finding the next Oscar-worthy location as glamorous as it seems?<p>Few careers seem more tailor-made to travel-lovers than that of a location scout – the person responsible for finding just the right setting for …

The Legacy of Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson

This African-American explorer was the first man to stand on top of the world.<p><b>“The lure of the arctic is tugging at my heart. To me the trail is calling! The old trail, the trail that is always new.” ~Matthew Henson</b><p><i>In honor of Black History Month this story was excerpted from the forthcoming work</i> …

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

Free Things to Do in Charleston

Don’t be fooled by appearances—although grandiose architecture and a sense of old southern aristocracy abound in Charleston, South Carolina, this city plays host to many options that won’t cost you a penny. With daytime temperatures that average 66ºF you can spend the majority of your trip outside, …

Travel

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Lavender Bedtime Linen Spray

When I was in high-school there was a candle store in the mall that sold all kinds of highly scented stuff. My friends and I used to buy the lotions, …

Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

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Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

DIY Brazilian (Yes, It Is Possible)

I love the Brazilian wax look. A full bush is <i>so</i> not my moment. But here’s the thing—on a very visceral level, I loathe getting waxed. I always marvel …

Top to Toe Lavish Bathrooms

• 1 |<p>This swath of creamy tiles views like a luxurious wallpaper, complete with a large repeat pattern that brings a feeling of expense. The textured …

1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 1! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 1-year-old.<p>A child's first birthday always feels like it belongs a little more to the parents than to the child. After all, you've just survived some of the hardest trials of parenthood! Although your baby won't …

Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

10 Servings<p>Mayonnaise in the batter isn’t as weird as it sounds—it’s just eggs and oil, after all. It’s also why this cake is so moist.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1¾ teaspoons baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon …

Dessert

What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

Healthy Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Truth: While muffins make for a nice snack or breakfast, they’re not likely to leave you full for long.<p>That is, unless they’re like this …

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

Skin Care

5 Reasons to Go to New Mexico Now

When you board your flight to Albuquerque, it’s clear from the line-up at the gate that this is a destination unlike most others in America. …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

Doorhandle

24 Ways to Add One Year (or More) to Your Life

<b>1. Stand up while reading articles like this one ...and (especially) while watching TV.</b><p>Australian researchers determined that every hour of …

Holistic Medicine

New cups alert drinkers to presence of date rape drugs

It's been years since the first warnings against colorless, odorless, tasteless “date rape” drugs, and now one man is turning to tech to try and stop them.<p>Michael Abramson first became motivated to create a counter-measure against the drugs after he was drugged at a friend's birthday party. …

Scripps Pier Sunset, La Jolla, California

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Workouts

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

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