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Where to eat each state's most iconic dish

American food can be difficult to define, largely because our culinary landscape benefits from so many ethnic influences and regional variations. …

Cooking

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Flying

7 Hard Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Happy, Successful Life

The best way to enforce happy relationships is to exercise your willingness to walk away from them<p><i>What is it that nobody tells you about adult life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Self-improvement

The best places to see cherry blossoms in NYC

Gorgeous cherry blossoms in NYC are making an appearance early this year, and we're <i>so</i> ready! Since the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the …

Cherry Blossom

10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Cooking

11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by outdoor experts

These wilderness escapes are perfect for walkers, cyclists, adventurers – and those in search of splendid isolation. Here, writers, rangers and guides reveal their favourite spots<p>Glen Coe, the Highlands<p>Exploring Britain and appreciating the charms of its incredible landscape wasn’t always a top …

Scotland

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

The best Williamsburg restaurants in NYC

New York’s best Williamsburg restaurants span everything from old-school steak restaurants—where the waiters still wear waistcoats and bowties—to …

Williamsburg

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Warren Buffett's Advice for a Stock Market Crash

Author: Daniel Sparks | April 18, 2018<p>Source: The Motley Fool<p>1 of 9<p>Why you should heed Buffett's advice<p>If you could only listen to one person's …

Investing

Are Bananas Good for You?

Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person per year—making it the most heavily consumed fruit in America.<p>But some carb- and …

Nutrition

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

10 under-the-radar cultural experiences in NYC

We love the Met as much as the next person, but sometimes, it’s worth it to venture off the beaten path and discover some of the more under-the-radar …

Staten Island

Lonely Planet names the most stunning buildings in the world

How many have you visited?

European Travel

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

France

These Magical Mushroom Supplements Don't Get You High, They Make You Feel Better

Try 'em out and see if you don't transform into an Ayurvedic god-man.<p>If you're skeptical about mushroom supplements, welcome. I used to be one of you. I had seen mushrooms touted for their superfood properties on both Goop and Infowars (my two baseline sources for nutritional information) but found …

Wellness

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Healthy Eating

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

Five Easy Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

Tired of halfhearted toe-touches? Try these movements instead.<p>The fundamental problem with stretching is that it is as critical to good health and injury prevention as it is painfully boring to actually <i>do</i>. Especially for those who are short on time, the banality of it all—a few halfhearted toe …

Yoga

The most over-the-top date ideas in NYC

Anniversaries, birthdays, first dates, Saturday nights: Whatever the occasion, these over-the-top date ideas in NYC are guaranteed to wow your …

New York City

3 Days in Paris: The Ultimate Paris Itinerary

Shares 207<p>So, you’re planning a trip to Paris? Welcome to one of our favorite cities. With 3 days in Paris, you have enough time to take in the view …

France

14 Under-the-radar Islands for the Ultimate Romantic Honeymoon

Whether you’re agonizing over seating charts or skipping venue fees and marrying your person at city hall, one thing is for certain: You’re going to …

Weddings

How to Do Greece Like Onassis, But Cheap

Paris Hilton sashaying down a whitewashed Mykonos alley, Lindsay Lohan cavorting on an unnamed playboy’s sleek yacht…every summer it’s the same game …

European Travel

9 different ages for claiming Social Security -- and what they mean to you

Not sure when to file for benefits? Here's a rundown of your choices.<p>Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social …

Retirement

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

Psychology

5 of the Most Useful Apps To Organize and Store Travel Photos

You’ve arrived home from an epic trip and it’s back to the daily grind. If you’re anything like us here at <i>TPG</i>, dealing with the 3,751 photos taken …

Apps

Best New York City Stores for Foodies

One of the greatest things about shopping in New York City is that there is a store for nearly everything; you just need to know where to go. For …

New York City

Aging lessons: The things that let you thrive in old age are easier than you think

In good weather, Sylvia Lask logs thousands of steps a day on her Fitbit as she pushes down New York City sidewalks with her walker. As frequently as once a week, she heads to Albany, walker and all, to lobby state government officials about mental-health issues.<p>Florence Lee drives in to Manhattan …

Mental Health

The 15 best rooftop restaurants in NYC

In New York City, everyday activities can be elevated, literally, on the city’s many public rooftops—just take the best rooftop restaurants in NYC …

Dining Rooms