Melissa Sypherd

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31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

31 Gobsmacking Gorgeous Gifts

The ultimate shopping list for everyone you love, including yourself.<br>_Fashion Editor: Jorden Bickham

Miu Miu

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Watch: This Is What Happens When You Give a Squirrel a GoPro

National Geographic talks to the Canadian lawyer who shot the now viral video.<p>Always remember, if you give a squirrel a GoPro ... you're going to get some squirrelly images.<p>November 9 was a normal Sunday in Westmount Park in the Canadian city of Montreal, complete with the ambient sounds of traffic …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

Audrey Hepburn

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

10 Sweet Uses for Olive Oil

Depending on the type of olive, the extraction method, and its age, olive oil can taste of citrus, fruit, or even freshly cut grass. And like wine, it ranges from smooth and mild to pungent and bitter. With an ingredient this flavorful, why limit it to cooking? Its complex flavors make olive oil an …

Recipes

Why Parmesan Rinds Are Your Winter Cooking Savior

A recipe for versatile Parmesan broth will have you regretting every rind you ever tossed<p><b>You might say I hoard Parmesan rinds.</b> I save them all year long, freezing them in a resealable bag. As soon as that first cold front sweeps in, I transform those long-collected ends into a rich Parmesan Broth. …

Cooking

Give Chinese Clay Pot Rice an Italian Twist With Spicy Sausage and Mushrooms

As the weather gets colder, one pot meals are my go-to comfort food. One of my favorite one pot meals is clay pot rice, and it's easily one of the simplest, most delicious one-pot meals around. As the name implies, clay pot rice is traditionally cooked in a clay pot over a charcoal stove, though …

Where to Eat in Marrakech: The Red-Hot City

With endless edible treasures, ancient architecture, and an art and nightlife scene that rivals Paris, it’s Marrakech’s moment.<p><b>Everyone falls for Marrakech, myself included.</b> My first morning in the city 25 years ago, I got hopelessly lost in the rose- and mint-scented Medina, the desert city’s Old …

Travel

Unexpected Holiday Presents that Won’t Break the Bank

Must-have presents for family and friends? Check! A fun-but-appropriate present for the office gift exchange? Got it! But just when you thought you’d wrapped up all of your holiday shopping, it hits you: you haven’t picked up a thing for your son’s soccer coach! Or, for that matter, the neighbor …

20 Vegetable Side Dishes for Your Holiday Feast

Gallery20 Vegetable Side Dishes for Your Holiday Feast<p>Whether it be luxuriously rich mashed potatoes, slick gravy, or crunchy vegetables, we firmly believe the best meals involve plates piled high with as many sides as can fit. Here are 20 sides that honor vegetables in all their salty, sweet, …

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

Books for Wine and Spirits Lovers: A Holiday Gift Guide

Possibly the most difficult thing about finding the perfect gift for the wine or spirits lover on your list is that you can never be quite sure that you are buying the perfect bottle. Even if you nail the brand spot on, there's always the chance that you will get the variety or vintage wrong. With …

The Simple Secret to the Ultimate Pico de Gallo

For fresher-tasting salsa, shake in these ingredients<p>One of the saddest culinary sights to witness is watching premade salsa plop from a jar into a serving dish. The tomatoes, suffocating under a sodium-laden sauce, splat unceremoniously. You can smell the chemical tang in the air. The tortilla …

Cooking

Inside 'Against All Grain' author Danielle Walker's healthy morning routine

<i>Danielle Walker is the author and photographer of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Against All Grain. Diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease at the age of 22, she has since removed grain and dairy from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue</i> …

6 of the World's Best Holiday Treats in One Box

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the holidays in Paris or Brazil or Sweden? Sadly, we can’t send you to any of those places. But we can …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

What’s Hot in Singapore

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> editor at large George W. Stone relocated to <b>Singapore</b> from Washington, D.C., two years ago, and has fully embraced the island way of life.<p><b>Here’s his advice on how to make the most of your time in this distinctive Southeast Asian nation:</b><p><b>Island Getaway:</b> Get a sense of …

How to Make Hotel Loyalty Programs Work for Your Family

Starwood's Preferred Guest Kids Pass program offers all-inclusive dining for kids! (Photo Credit: Sheraton)<p>Family travelers may think that hotel loyalty programs are just for business travelers who log dozens of nights on the road a year. But if you plan even one week-long vacation with your family …

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for November 2014

As travel plans have more or less been confirmed for the holidays, destinations’ effort to tempt travelers via social media did not return a rise in …