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5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

<b>2. Cucumbers</b><br>More than 90 percent water, cukes are great for beating bloat or when you want a crunchy snack for next-to-no calories.<p><b>3. Strawberries</b><br>A recent study found that munching on these berries instead of other sweets led people to eat an average of 134 fewer calories at their next meal.<p><b>4.</b> …

10 Best Amusement Parks for 2015

Have you ever gone from zero to 60 m.p.h. in three and a half seconds while dangling off the side of a steel track? The only place in the world you can experience that is on the new Thunderbird wing launch roller coaster opening this spring at Holiday World, Indiana, one of the 10 most exciting …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

9 Money-Saving Items to Pack on Your Next Cruise

<i>Daniel Dudek-Corrigan / Flickr</i><p>Almost every cruise passenger has experienced the "why didn't I bring it" moment at some point or another. After hours of strategically packing your bag with items to curb shipboard expenses, it's easy to overlook how add-ons (think poolside cocktails and spa …

I Drove 3.5 Hours, Then Took a 1-Hour Boat Ride, to Eat Cake -- and It Was Worth It

Blueberry pie in Maine.<p>Boston cream pie in Massachusetts.<p>Ice cream cones in Missouri.<p>All fine and decent dessert choices but if you want a state dessert with more layers-per-bite than any other dessert option -- and proves the journey matters as much as the destination -- head to Maryland's eastern …

12 Ways Lemons Can Make You More Beautiful

You know what to do if life gives you lemons… make DIY beauty and skincare products! Okay, so the phrase might not be as catchy, but it’s way true: lemons are natural toners and cleansers, making them the go-to for everything from brightening your hair to banishing oily skin. Plus, they’re …

Holiday Recipes From Phoebe Kemble

Phoebe Kemble of Kemble Kitchens shares three recipes to make your holidays a little more delicious. Plus, see the fairytale hideaway of Celerie Kemble here.<p>What is your food philosophy?<p>I believe that a delicious meal can change your day and mood for the better. A good, well-balanced meal is more …

Exclusive Recipe: The Meatball Shop's Turkey Meatballs

This Meatball Shop founders share their recipe for these savory bites.<p>Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman put meatballs on the (very trendy) map when they opened The Meatball Shop in downtown Manhattan. If you're looking to shake up your Thanksgiving meal, attending a Friendsgiving celebration, or …

How to Cram a Workout Into 4 Minutes

When it comes to fitness, there are few quick fixes. If you want a rockstar body, you're expected to put in hours at the gym for maximum results. Or …

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of …

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2,600 Slang Terms For Genitalia Throughout The Ages

You really don’t want to know how your great great great great great grandmother talked.<p>The mouse. The fork. The cork. The ploughshare.<p>The staff of life. The placket-racket. The whim-wham. The peacemaker.<p>These are all words for a man’s bagpipe. But women, never to be outdone, have plenty of names …

Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries

4.5<p>4.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A light ricotta cake topped with macerated …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

<b>Serves 12</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1 3/4 cups sugar<br>• 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest<br>• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp. …