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15 Reasons Why French Bulldogs or "Frenchies" Are Irresistible Companions – American Kennel Club

The French Bulldog has become more and more popular over the years. But if you haven’t jumped on the Frenchie bandwagon just yet, these 15 facts …

Pets

Confession: I Still Get Anxiety Before Every Trip I Take

I’ve always had anxiety before I travel, and becoming a travel blogger didn’t change that.<p>I LOVE to travel and I get so excited before a trip, but I …

9 Things That Will Happen When You Travel Solo for the First Time

The first time I traveled solo, I was unnecessarily jittery at the airport. I felt that everyone was watching me because I was alone. I even imagined …

Solo Travel

Five Ways to Make Friends While Traveling Solo - Passport & Plates

I had always wanted to travel solo. I’d done plenty of trips with family and friends and figured this was the logical next step. This past August, I …

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

Asia Travel

4 Easy Airport Outfits Frequent Flyers Swear By

Looking (and feeling) fresh when getting off a plane is no easy feat—you probably woke up much too early to catch your flight, the little makeup you …

Fun Foodie Things to do in Paris

Paris is one of those destinations that everyone wants to go to at least once in their lifetime. It’s a perennial favorite, and there are many …

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

Apps

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

Travel Industry

How to Get Every Free Thing Coming to You During a Hotel Stay

Hotels are expensive. Like break-the-bank expensive. Even staying on the cheap -- in a small town no one’s ever heard of or at a resort during the …

Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

It's National Plan For Vacation Day. So what are you waiting for?<p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign …

Air Travel

Strasbourg city guide: What to do on a weekend break in the French home of the European Parliament

Why go now?<p>Eurosceptics like to turn their noses up at the home of the European Parliament, but they’re missing out on one of France’s most appealing …

How to Make Your Skies More Dramatic Using Photoshop

So much of a landscape image is in how you edit it; many different personalities and effects can shine through the same scene when processed by …

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

Typography

“Who Does This To People?”

Lorraine Dixon is one of a growing number of women left to take care of men whose brains have been addled from years of playing football. This is the …

High School Football

Gossip Girl 10 Years Later: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and More Reflect on the Zeitgeist They Created | Vanity Fair

You Know You Love Me<p>When <i>Gossip Girl</i> Ruled the World<p>You Know You Love MeWhen <i>Gossip Girl</i> Ruled the WorldA decade ago this fall, just as social media was fracturing pop culture into a million pieces, a pair of sophomore show-runners, a start-up network, and a cast of barely of-age millennials aligned …

Celebrity News

9 podcasts to listen to on your summer road trip

Winter may be coming to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is near. The temperature is rising, the beaches are crowding and …

New York Times
France

Making 'Lemonade': Inside Beyonce's Collaborative Masterpiece

Songwriters and producers discuss roles they played on fiery surprise LP<p>Beyoncé's <i>Lemonade</i>, released on April 23rd, was a triumph of sound and …

Jack White

The Unspoken Consequences of a Photojournalist's Life

<i>Ed Kashi, a documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo agency, writes about the challenges of balancing his professional and personal</i> …

Photojournalism

26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

National Parks

REVIEW: These are the best headphones for your workout

When I work out, I want headphones that will do a few things very well: play clear, punchy music, stay comfortably in my ears, and not tangle me up in wires. And none do that better than the Plantronics Backbeat FIT.<p>There's nothing gaudy or glamorous about these $80 to $90 Bluetooth headphones. …

Consumer Tech

Better Alignment in 9 Moves

The fitness industry is flooded with programs that move the body at quick velocities aiming to burn calories and to help people aesthetically look better. While this might seem great at face value, we must not forget about the other important factors such as stretching (check out the foam rolling …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

The Best Way to Perform a Reverse Crunch to Hit Your Lower Abs | Men's Health

But it also has to do with the anatomy beneath your belly.<p>Your “abs” are actually one muscle called the rectus abdominus. It’s a sheath that runs from your chest bone to your pelvis. The reason a six-pack looks like six separate muscles is because tendons run horizontally across the sheath, cutting …

73 reasons to love the Warriors

From Steph Curry lapping the legends to the team lighting up the scoreboard, here are 73 reasons why the Warriors are just so lovable.<p>1. THE …

Tip: Fix Your Tight Hamstrings

All you need is a lacrosse ball and the ability to tolerate pain. Here's how to do it.<p>Tight hamstrings limit your mobility. This self-myofascial …

Why Portugal should be more than a sidenote on your itinerary for Spain

While Spain often finds a place on Americans' itineraries, its neighbor Portugal can end up relegated to a stopover — if it's included at …

Do These 6 Things if You Want to Start Your Day Before 6 a.m.

Reap the benefits of starting your day earlier by following these 6 tips.<p>One of my first published articles, "Six Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 6 a.m.," had many people motivated and inspired. Yet, they still had a difficult time waking up that early.<p>The hardest part of becoming an early riser …

Productivity

4 Indicators That You're Doing Too Much Cardio

You need to exercise more.<p>That's the message you likely hear on nearly a daily basis. With an increasingly scary obesity epidemic on our hands, encouraging people to get more exercise seems like an obvious step.<p>For many people, this means strapping on a wearable fitness device and doing more …

Exercise