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The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …

13 books you should read before you get married

Getting married is a major milestone. It means making (hopefully) permanent room in your heart for someone else and committing to loving, supporting, nurturing, and defending your partner through thick and thin for the rest of your life.<p>It's no easy feat. Fortunately, authors and experts have …

Books

For Strength, Weight Loss, or Endurance: Total Body Fitness in 20 Minutes

Right here, right now, we’re telling you that “I don’t have enough time” is no longer an acceptable reason to bail on a workout. Whether your goal is …

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo That's Better than the Restaurant

Chicken Alfredo pasta was my favorite "fancy" restaurant order as a kid — luxe sauce clinging to fettuccini topped with crispy chicken. It was about …

Do's and Don'ts for One Week in Japan

Make the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun<p>From ancient castles and temples, manicured gardens and parks, to busy, modern cities, …

My Favorite Books to Sell Over 20 Years of Owning a Bookstore

There is nothing more interesting than talking to people about books, so owning Books & Co. for 20 years was a dream come true. I adored being a …

Books

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

Parker House Rolls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine water and yeast in a liquid measuring cup and whisk to combine. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

This Creamy Mushroom Chicken Is a One-Skillet Wonder

Want to end your Monday on a high note? Make this creamy balsamic mushroom chicken. It's a 30-minute, one-skillet meal with crispy bacon as a star …

5 Ina Garten Recipes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

When it comes to entertaining, the Barefoot Contessa is a bonafide queen. Between wowing a crowd and making lovey-dovey meals for her man, Jeffrey, …

5 Fresh Podcasts Worth Listening To This Fall

While obviously listening to amazing podcasts is a year-round activity, now that fall is here, there are five in particular that I've been loving …

5 Exercises for Rock-Hard Abs From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Trainer

Tracy Anderson shows how to whittle your middle like the Goop queen herself.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow showed off some seriously toned stomach in a recent …

This One Dish Will Boost Your Metabolism and Calm Inflammation

There's nothing better than making something you know is both nutritious and out-of-this-world delicious, especially when it requires any more than …

Food

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Don’t buy a WiFi extender if you have poor WiFi signal – check these devices out instead

WiFi extenders may <i>work</i>, but you're likely to experience half the speeds you're used to from your main WiFi router. Mesh WiFi systems, on the other hand, broadcast near-to-full internet speeds that you're paying for all over your home.<p>Plus, many traditional WiFi extenders require you to manually …

The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight

If you've tried kale in smoothies before but weren't a fan of the earthy flavor, you've got to give this creamy recipe a try. The pineapple not only helps prevent belly bloat, but its strong tangy flavor helps hide the bitterness of the kale.<p>This 350-calorie smoothie not only tastes great, but it …

Healthy Eating

The 25 best personal finance books to read in 2017

Luckily you don't have to do much searching. I've compiled for you a list of the 25 <b>best</b> personal finance books to read this year. The books on this list are incredibly varied, from true personal finance books by gurus like Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, and Tony Robbins, to value investing classics …

These Are The 50 Best Restaurants In The World For 2017

Spoiler alert: An American restaurant actually came out on top!<p>The world’s 50 best restaurants were announced Wednesday via live stream from Melbourne, Australia.<p>Eleven Madison Park in New York City is the first U.S. restaurant to top the list since 2004, Bloomberg reports. The high-end spot ― …

New York City

The cover letter format that made my job application response rate go from 0% to 55%

Around the 10th unanswered application, the negative chatter started to kick in — and it sounded suspiciously like Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."<p><i>Go home, Lisa</i>, said the small, icy voice in my head. <i>You're just not cut out for this. Also, you have no sense of style</i>. At my lowest point, …

8 questions to ask in a job interview that will make you look smart

You can further your case by asking sharp questions, too.<p>"In a job interview, you want to appear smart and on top of your game," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "The …

The world's most beautiful island hotels | CNN Travel

Photos of some of the world's most beautiful island hotels.

CNN

8 most romantic camping destinations in America

The most romantic camping destinations in the US are all about sharing the love of the outdoors with someone special!<p>As long as your love’s idea of …

6 Incredible Private Islands to Rent With Your Friends in 2018

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

Living in: Hồ Chí Minh City

Though many travellers might be shocked the first time they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city, Hồ Chí Minh City is beloved by residents as a place of surprising calm and order.<p>Though many travellers might be shocked when they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city for the first time, Hồ Chí Minh …

Vietnam

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p><i>Originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>No more waiting for your annual …

The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

The largest religious structure on earth has puzzled and enchanted visitors for centuries. How did it come to be? Jonathan Glancey investigates.<p>António da Madelena, a Portuguese Capuchin friar, was one of the first Western visitors to Angkor Wat, the monumental and moated 12th Century …

Archaeology

7 books to read when life gets tough

This was after she underwent a massive heartbreak and uttered these words for the first time: "Wow, life is hard."

10 Cover Songs That Will Keep Your Playlist Fresh

Much like a good remix, the advantage of a cover song in your running playlist is that takes a tune that’s already familiar and makes it sound fresh. …

10 Best Beaches in Vietnam

For one of the most beautiful countries in the world, surprisingly few people know much about Vietnam. To many people, the name simply conjures up …

10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …