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11 Yoga Retreats That Are Totally Worth It

Year after year, wellness travel continues to grow, and yoga studios are ready to help you take advantage of it. Even if you can't experience the …

Solo Travel Destination: New Zealand

This Solo Travel Society member recommends New Zealand as an ideal destination for nature lovers. When you see her photos, you'll understand why.The …

Solo Travel

15 Vegetarian Whole30 + Paleo Recipes to Make Your Meatless Monday Dreams Come True

You might think vegetarian and Whole30 sort of cancel each other out, with ancestral diets like Paleo emphasizing grass-fed meats and vegetarians avoiding them. But when you imagine what our “ancestors” probably really ate, of course it would have been a plant-based diet. Abundant fruits and …

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you …

Holiday Gift Guide: Things I’m Liking

104<p>3<p>I started this list, initially called Things I’m Liking, which I’d intended to post…oh, six months ago. Then I didn’t make it back to finish it, …

The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, June 2018

Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater usually all have the same question: <b>Where should I eat</b> <i>right</i><i>now</i><b>?</b> Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial …

Recover From Your Food Hangover With These 36 Light and Healthy Recipes

Recovering from a cookout coma? Let these lighter, brighter recipes set you straight.<p><b>Maybe you're in the throes of a</b> ribs-and-burgers hangover, or you're beach-bound, or you just think it's too damn hot to cook right now. Whatever the reason, these light and bright no-cook (or barely-cook) recipes …

Healthy Eating

18 Recipes Everyone Will Actually Want to Eat on Passover

Why is this menu different from all other seder menus? Because we've honed in on our best (and chametz-free) recipes for Passover.<p><b>Why is this menu different from all other seder menus?</b> Because we've honed in on our best (and chametz-free) recipes for Passover. Matzo ball soup, brisket, short ribs, …

Convinced That Everything Would Be Better if You Were Skinnier?

I used to think that everything would be better if I was skinnier. It was like being thin was the be-all, end-all solution to every single problem I had.<p><b>Here is what I thought would happen when I finally achieved "skinniness":</b><p>-- I would be able to handle my emotions and not get worked up over …

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Witnessing Heartbreak and Hope at a Syrian-Refugee Camp in Jordan

There are two Champs-Élysées in the world. One is in Paris. It's filled with movie theaters, boutiques, markets, and fantastic restaurants. Two months ago, I found myself walking down the other Champs-Élysées, nicknamed by aid workers, in the middle of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Zaatari is …

How Retinol Can Help With Pretty Much Every Skin Problem

Lobster-red skin, stinging sunburns, and flaky complexions have long been the stuff of retinol-use lore. So, it’s no wonder that some of us stay away …

Skin Care

Customer Experience Is The New Battleground

In the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, functionality was paramount for businesses to win their clients’ dollars. Henry Ford aptly expressed that customers could choose any color of the Model T they desired, as long as that color was black. Fast forward to the mid-20th century: functionality …

Virgin's customer chief

Organisations wanting to pay more than just lip service to customer experience not only need executive-level vision, they must win the hearts and …

Chinese Aromatics 101: The Spicy Garlic-and-Chili Flavor Base

Study cuisines from around the world, and you'll find that many tend to rely on fairly consistent bases of aromatic vegetables, no matter the dish. In France, this vegetable base is known as mirepoix, and features celery, onions, and carrots. In Creole cooking, it's known as the holy trinity—onion, …

Yoga In Africa (Gorgeous & Inspiring Photos That Will Melt Your Heart)

As a man, yoga is a practice I use to clean out the unnecessary and walk with mindfulness in our world. As an artist, yoga is a poetic human …

Yoga

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

West Africa

Don George travel writing and editing

<b>Welcome!</b> <br>I'm Don, and I'm so happy you've stopped by my digital home. Please take your time exploring its alleyways and piazzas. I hope you'll find …

Travel Writing

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

Ginger & Turmeric-Glazed Carrots & Parsnips

Ever wondered how to cook parsnips? You’re in luck! They're often a misunderstood and under-appreciated vegetable, so people shy away from cooking …

Recipes

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

Bill O'Reilly Just Unwittingly Proved Obama Right

The president complained that the Fox anchor prompts his audience to believe in certain White House scandals. Watch him get caught red-handed.<p>Earlier this week, I complained about Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday, in which the Fox News host failed to ask any …

Better Weeknight Dinners

<i>By JBF Editors</i><p>Photo by Anna Mowry<p>Just because you worked late doesn't mean you don't deserve a satisfying, home-cooked dinner. So put away the cereal bowls and take-out menus: JBF staffers have some quick dinner tips that will have you sitting down to the table in a snap.<p><b>Put an Egg on It</b><p>"For …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

31 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 31 cocktail recipes know what we're talking about.<p>When we’re not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, we’re mixing up cocktails that …

Flavors

Fireplace Finder: SF's 17 Coziest Bars and Restaurants

Who says that San Francisco doesn't have seasons? As fall turns to winter, it's gotten decidedly chillier hereabouts, and that can only mean one thing: the hunt is on for a <b>cozy fireplace</b> near you. From dark and toasty neighborhood bars to classy restaurants, here are our picks for the 17 warmest …