Marie Nguyen Benford

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This free service scours the internet to find you deals on dirt-cheap international flights

Few things are better than finding a great deal.<p>When it comes to air travel, though, travelers that are determined to find the best possible prices on a trip are often left digging through Google Flights, hoping they're looking at the right dates, times, and airports. But one website is trying to …

Air Travel

The Simplest Shortbread You Can Bake

Most good cooks have a few go-to dishes they can whip up without a recipe, dependable things to make on autopilot that can be adapted to fit their hunger, the contents of their fridge, or the occasion at hand.<p>This truth doesn’t always extend to bakers, who are often at the mercy of a more …

Baking

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

8 Essential Things to Do for First Time Visitors to Hong Kong

I have spent the majority of my life in Hong Kong and the city never ceases to amaze me: Hong Kong has it all. Are you a foodie? Hong Kong has you …

These Are The Best Cuts Of Steak To Grill

If you're gonna spend your money, make sure it's on the right cut.<p>You can’t just buy a hunk of meat, throw it on the grill and expect to eat a tasty feast. It <i>could</i> happen if luck is on your side, but if you buy the wrong cut of meat chances are you’ll end up with a tough, chewy meal that will feel …

BBQ

9 Mexican Salads So Good You'll Give Tacos a Break

Oh, Mexican food, how we love you so. Guac, burritos, tacos… we could go on and on. The problem is, a Mexican dinner typically turns into “ohmigod I …

Recipes

The Ultimate South Korea Bucket List: 40 Things to do in South Korea

Headed to South Korea? I've put together the ultimate list of things to do in South Korea. From festivals to temples to natural beauty - it's all …

Sexism is at the heart of Trumpcare – so why won't my fellow liberal men call it out like they did the Muslim travel ban?

Remember the outrage caused by Trump's controversial “Muslim ban” order and his plan for refugees? Remember the massive street protests and level of …

Here's How to Become a Millionaire on $56,000 a Year

You don't need to bring in the big bucks to end up a millionaire. Here's how to do it on an average salary.<p>When many of us think of millionaires, we …

Retirement

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

Immune System

If you want to retire early, follow these 6 savings life hacks from people who actually did

Saving your money is key to retiring early, but it's not the only thing that will get you there.<p>In fact, for many people seeking financial independence — and those who have achieved it — it's often a mindset shift that does the trick.<p>Below, we highlight some of the best advice early retirees have …

Lifehacks

8 Precautions Savvy Travelers Take to Avoid an International Incident

What might not be much of a problem at all at home can be a very big deal when you're in a strange country.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since I started my business nearly 20 years ago, I have visited many exciting places including Zurich, Sydney, Manila, Singapore, …

Emergency Medicine

Travel in Style Without Breaking the Bank - Grown-up Travel Guide.com

by Andy Higgs in Home.<p>Traveling in luxury is something that we all strive for. Be it a relaxing taxi journey to the airport, anything above the …

An Insider Guide To Reykjavik: Where To Eat, Drink, Sleep, And Party

Iceland has becomes a hot spot for film and TV — Game of Thrones, Thor, Prometheus, and Star Wars were/are filmed there. When the movies and TV shows leave, the tourists arrive to live out real life adventures like their favorite on-screen heroes and heroines. Iceland has certainly benefitted from …

6 Accessible (and Amazing) Places to See the Southern Lights

There’s no doubt the Northern Lights are one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. Numerous travel experts have even weighed in on the …

New Zealand

Before You Plan a Vacation, Check the Weather With This Handy Map

If you’re not sure exactly where you want to go on your next vacation, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses …

Top tips on visiting US national parks from a couple who made it to ALL 59 last year

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service last year, Stefanie Payne and Jonathan Irish spent 52 weeks visiting all 59 parks in one epic adventure.<p>The couple, who documented their journey on The Greatest American Road Trip, also aimed to inspire fellow travelers to …

Cruising in Vietnam Without the Crowds: A Savvy Traveler’s Guide

Exalted as one of Vietnam’s unmissable sights, Ha Long Bay swarms with tourists boats. But the nearby Bai Tu Long National Park offers the same indelible scenery without the scene<p>THE ROCKY ISLETS resolved through the haze at the bow, and the captain slowed the boat so we could take it all in. Some …

Vietnam

'Almost Asian' is a hilarious look at dealing with adult-onset identity issues

When I stumbled across Katie Malia’s YouTube series “Almost Asian,” I thought, "Oh my goodness, I have found my half-Japanese sister from another mister."<p>I watched every episode, back-to-back, laughing, even guffawing at times. The short scripted series follows the half-Japanese actress navigating …

Eco Stay Package for 2 at Tri Luxury Hotel in Sri Lanka

Tri is a stunning meeting of geometric ingenuity and awe-inspiring beauty – Sri Lanka’s first truly contemporary, sustainable luxury hotel. For a …

The Greatest Hiking Treks in Peru

Peru is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise with trails winding through an array of land formations, rivers, jungles and climates. If you are seeking a …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

A cruise is the best way to get around Cuba and here’s why you should go right now

<b>I disembark a fabulous cruise ship and just five minutes later I’m in midtown Havana.</b><p>I’m in awe at the streets lined with grand, Spanish colonial …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

How to Get the Biggest Benefits of Walking

Today is National Walking Day, and the best way to celebrate is (you guessed it) to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement. Doing so will boost …

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

10 Scariest Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) offers some of the scariest movies and documentaries you’ll find today.<p>If you are feeling brave, check out these 10 …

Travel Daydream: 10 Spots for your Scandinavian Bucket List

Maybe it’s because I’ve finally started watching <i>Vikings</i> after years of friends pressuring me, or maybe it’s because I’ve been dominating the seas as …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Heading to Tokyo? Here Are 10 Essential Things You Should Pack! – Japan Info

So you are heading to the capital city of the Land of the Rising Sun, all excited and ready to hit the towers and the sushi bars. But before you pack …