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10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…

Breakfast

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance

Is Fine Jewellery Set for a Branding Revolution?

The market for fine jewellery, worth $263 billion last year, remains largely unbranded. But the branding revolution that transformed fashion may soon …

14 Greens Even Healthier Than Kale

From the editors of Cosmo.com, the new greens to try in your next salad.<p>Kale has been having a moment for quite some time now, mostly because it's green and healthy and tasty—at least as far as lettuce goes. As any registered dietitian will tell you, the veggie does pack a ridiculous amount of …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

France

Best things to do in New York in September

Summer may be over, but there's no need for tears. September is one of the best months to be in the city. The weather is still lovely and the heavy crowds have largely dispersed, making it a great time to be out and about. As New Yorkers return from the beach, the cultural calendar ramps up for a …

Staten Island

5 Simple Tips For Taking Killer Instagram Travel Photos

When you're visiting a beautiful new place, it's perfectly natural to want to capture the moment with a camera to take it home with you -- or Instagram it, so you can share it with your friends immediately.<p>Well, creative tourism startup Foto Ruta (that's Spanish for "photo route") is here to help …

National Geographic Travel

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

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National Geographic Travel

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

Emmanuelle Chriqui, Haylie Duff, and Jessica Szohr Declare the Backpack the It Bag

The year was 1998 and I took my mini gray backpack from the Gap literally everywhere I went. By the time I threw it away years later, I had used it so much it looked like the dog got hold of it. Only problem? I didn't have a dog. But good to know I was on to something, because as we approach the …

Chios Is The Magical Greek Island That Cures All Wanderlust

You've heard of Santorini, and you know Mykonos is the destination for partying. But if Greece has a <i>magical</i> island, Chios is definitely it.<p>This lesser-known isle sits happily in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Chios is most famous for its cultivation and production of mastic, an aromatic …

6 Murakami Books You Need To Read Right Now

Every year, a vast number of readers feel left out when the Nobel Prize is awarded to an author whose work they’ve never read. One day, inevitably, …

Books

How To Eat On Only $4 A Day

Is it possible to feed yourself with $4 a day? If you asked us, we'd say sure, so long as we could stick to a steady menu of rice and beans. But, …

McDonald's

Photographer’s Unique Layered Prints Show People Melting Into Landscapes

German photographer Michel Lamoller has created an incredible series of photo collages that depict subjects melting into their environment.<p>Titled</i> …

7 Reasons You Should Date a Girl Who Travels

Several years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at work, as the coworker who sat beside me tacked up a new photo of his fiancé. He looked over at me and said, "Did you ever notice what people put on their desk is a representation of what they care most about in the world." I smiled nervously as I …

Relationships

You Can Walk To This Rugged Spanish Islet

Meet the little slice of Spain you never knew you needed to visit. It's called Gaztelugatxe and it's an islet off the coast of Biscay, Spain.<p>You'll get all wanderlust-y looking at it, especially when you see its "Stairs Above The Sea", which are a regular on any "Most Extreme Staircases In the …

National Geographic Travel

City beaches: 9 of the best urban shores around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stressed colleagues, traffic jams, pollution.<p>We're all familiar with the undesirable qualities of city life.<p>So thank the gods of urban planning for the occasional sandy edge.<p>There are some cities where worker drones can strip off the suit and tie, jump into shorts or a bikini and enjoy a …

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5 Ways to Meet People While Traveling

A TRAVELBREAK original post by Stephanie Be.<p>Along with solo travel, traveling with a friend or two, maybe even as a group... the best part of traveling isn't always the where, but the who.<p>You've gotta meet new people.<p>Here's what's worked for me:<p><b>1. Carry a deck of cards.</b><p>"Hey, have you ever played …

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