Nancy Reeder

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The best cruises for people who don't like cruise ships

Incredible Mediterranean voyages that will provide a fresh take on cruising.<p>1. Cyclades odyssey<p>The handsome, nimble motor-sailing cruiser Galileo will whisk 49 passengers on a whistle-stop tour of the Cyclades, surely Greece’s most striking island group. Pairing popular stops such as volcanic …

Cruise Ships

Sizzle, spice and not very nice: 100 years of the tell-all biography

Unless a biography boasts a revelation, preferably of a sexual nature, then it’s as if the book has no reason to exist<p>A hundred years ago, Lytton Strachey published <i>Eminent Victorians</i>, a sequence of four biographical essays whose elegance belied their punkish intent. Strachey’s subjects, although …

Literature

50 hikes with the best views in the US that are definitely worth taking

If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is …

Hiking

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

25 Solo Getaways Every Woman Should Take in Her Life

You've earned it!<p>Going on vacation always sounds like a dream, but it's a <i>lot</i> of work. That's why you should ditch the schedule Tetris and head out on a solo trip instead. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, without having to please anyone. The hardest part: figuring out where to go. …

Paddleboarding

Here’s how to get the most out of your #boss years: your 50s

If you’re in your 50s, you’re probably in on a well-kept secret: These years are kind of the <i>best</i>. All the work you’ve done in your 20s, 30s, and 40s …

Wellness

Rick Steves: The magic and mystery of Venice after dark

I love Venice at night, and recently, I was reminded why. The evening started at one of my favorite Venice restaurants. The chef served up a seafood bounty from the lagoon, accompanied by deliciously grilled local vegetables and polenta. After dinner, twinkling from my sprightly Venetian white …

Italy

10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the US

1. West Maroon Creek Trail<p><i>10 miles</i><p>In a state packed with beautiful hikes throughout the Rocky Mountains, one rises above the rest. This 10-mile jaunt …

Hiking

How to Connect Your Laptop to Your TV

Sometimes your laptop screen just isn't big enough. Here are the best ways to put movies, music, and games from your PC on your TV.<p>PCMag reviews …

11 Reasons Why Montenegro Needs to Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Ask anyone who visits this slice of absolute paradise and they’ll tell you that Montenegro is a land of Adriatic heaven. Bursting with rolling, …

On Your First Backpacking Trip, Don't Do These Things

Backpacking and camping can be daunting to get into as a beginner—from knowing what to pack, finding a campsite, to knowing how to layer properly—it's hard not to feel like you're the only one if the world who doesn't know how to do it right. But even us here at <i>Outside</i> have made our share of …

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

30 Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Add-Ons You Can DIY

These inexpensive, easy-to-build cabinet projects will help you take advantage of every nook and cranny of your kitchen storage space.<p>Vertical …

Make bourbon peach cobbler in a Crock Pot because peaches + booze + slow cooker = dessert

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Week, in which</i> The Takeout <i>uses its favorite cold-weather kitchen appliance in the dead of summer.</i><p>I love my slow-cooker. A …

Nine epic hiking trails to tackle before you die

What turns a humble hike into something bucket list-worthy? Location, location, location. Some of the best hiking trails in the world are destinations in and of themselves.<p>From sandy desert basins to moss-draped mountain peaks, these hiking trails are extreme in unique ways that deliver …

South America

The 4 Secrets of Truly Great Leadership

You don't need to be born a great leader to become a great leader. Here are the secrets of leadership success.<p>Leaders today are faced with a business environment that is complex, dynamic, and fast-changing. To keep their organizations on an even keel, every manager has two key roles to fulfill, no …

5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When You're Delivering Bad News (And What to Do Instead)

Whether you're ending a relationship or you're tasked with telling someone they're fired, delivering bad news this way makes everything worse.<p>Whether you're ending a relationship, firing someone, or ending a business partnership, delivering bad news is never fun. It can feel awkward, scary, and sad.<p>…

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise for a killer lower body

WHAT TO DO<p>For a killer lower body work-out that targets several muscle groups, celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk) suggests …

9 Signs You Have High Functioning Depression, Because It Can Look Different To How You'd Imagine

The stigma clinging to depression (and other mental illnesses) is as insidious as it is pervasive, operating in discreet ways that often go …

National parks where you can find solitude in summer

America’s most popular national parks receive more than 100,000 visitors a month during summer. But other parks fly under the radar.<p>Visitors to lesser-known parks can enjoy uncrowded scenic areas, unpressured ranger interactions and may be able to camp without a reservation. These parks are more …

National Parks

The No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

No one enjoys difficult discussions, but if you want them to actually be helpful to your team, you're gonna need to lose the teleprompter.<p>I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You're responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when …

This Crazy Fan Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

It will cost you a mere fraction of what your air conditioner is costing you!<p>When the summer heat finally arrives, it seems like the only solution to …

How to Eat Clean for Less Than $10 a Day

It’s a myth that clean eating is prohibitively expensive and unrealistic. How do we know for sure? Because we planned a week’s worth of breakfasts, …

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

This Is the Downward Frog Stretch; Perfect for Loosening Up Those Stiff Hips

<b>The hip joint is one of the most important body parts in your pop up,</b> creating the proper surfing stance, and even doing radical turns on a steep …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 14<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>3 of 14<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Con …