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10 Retinol-Free Anti-Aging Products

Give on of these retinol alternatives a try.<p>Retinol boasts perhaps the most powerful anti-aging effects that any ingredient can offer. But it's no secret that it can also cause irritation and dryness to even the most tenacious of skins. Here, we've assembled a platoon of anti-agers with alternative …

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4 Perfect Japan Itineraries

Cherry blossom season might be over, but Japan—that mysterious string of islands in the Pacific Ocean—is a land for all seasons. It’s also a land for …

Mini guide to Budapest's spas

Take advantage of the Hungarian city’s thermal waters, as the Romans first did almost two millennia ago.<p>The Romans first took advantage of the city’s thermal waters almost two millennia ago. Now the choice of bathhouse is legion, whether you want to lie back and admire the architecture or get in a …

Top 10 Cities To Visit In Europe This Year

Europe has lots of wonderful cities that deserve to be on your itinerary if you ever decide to take a long vacation. To make your work easier, we’ve …

5 Things to Do in Salzburg Austria

Vietnamese pho

There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam's richly complex gift to the world.<p>Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and punny tee shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in Vietnam and at Vietnamese restaurants around the world, there is …

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Manna, S.F.: Inexpensive, delicious Korean food

Korean restaurants can be a tough sell when it comes to bargain Asian food in San Francisco, but friendly service and affordable prices help this Inner Sunset newcomer make the cut.<p>Owner Moon Young Yun and her husband ran the First Korean Market on Geary Boulevard before selling their shop in 2005. …

Asian-style chicken and rice

Place chicken thighs in bowl. Combine shallots, ginger and garlic in separate bowl. Toss chicken with half of this mixture and all of the soy sauce and sugar.<p>Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over a medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, season with salt and pepper and add to pan. Fry …

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Asian street food fight: Singapore vs Taipei

Many Asian cities claim to be the one true king of street food. Thais boast that Bangkok’s endless alleyways filled with tasty dishes make their capital tops, while Hong Kongers swear their <i>dai pai dongs</i> (street stalls) offering Cantonese fare put their city in street-food slot number one. When it …

Good Asian Grub: Lion City Chinese Cafe in Plano

I hesitate to add Lion City Chinese Cafe to this “Good Asian Grub” series, but this Chinese/Singaporean restaurant is so undeniably tasty… to leave …

Must-Try Street Foods in Indonesia for Budget Dining

01 of 13<p>A Menu of Cheap, Delicious Eats to Try on Indonesia's City Streets<p>With Indonesia's long history as a land of spices, it seems only natural …

Traveling Alone: 5 Stress-Relieving Benefits Of Solo Journeys

John Steinbeck once said, “People don’t take trips -– trips take people.” A solo trip, in particular, can have lasting benefits. Generations of adventurers and seekers have set off on journeys of self-discovery, traveling alone to some of the world's most breathtaking destinations, and some of the …

Baby Boomer Travel: the good, the bad, and going solo | Indie Travel

You’re rarely too old to travel independently – fitness and good health matter but age less so.<p>This fact hit home when I was backpacking solo across …

What a Boomer Needs to Know about Solo Travel - 10 tips

<i>This is a guest post from fellow baby boomer traveler Janice Waugh. As a solo traveler, we thought she might bring value from a perspective that</i> …

Solo female travel: why it's a label I support | C'est Christine

When I was in college, my undergraduate theme was women’s studies: I took classes in women’s health, women’s literature, the media’s portrayal of …

Women shouldn't be afraid to travel alone. It's the best

A series of attacks on women around the world in recent weeks has led to many warnings about the perils of solo female travel. Claire Cohen, an intrepid traveller fights back and urges women to take the plunge.<p>Earlier this month, the body of 33-year-old Sarai Sierra was found in Istanbul. The …

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Solo Travel

Interview with solo traveler, Leyla Giray<p>Leyla Giray left her job and life at the age of 43 to backpack solo for six months in Africa. She was gone …

Solo travel: Why I didn't think I could travel alone

<b>Solo travel can be daunting if you’ve never done it before.</b><p>It’s too scary, you’ll be lonely, the details will be overwhelming without a travel …

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Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

The perfect trip: Switzerland

Rocks and ice took the first steps in creating this mountainous land, home to a multitude of Alpine valleys, enchanting towns and the two best kinds of food to melt in a pot.<p>This 390-mile road trip begins at Lake Lucerne, the historic birthplace of Switzerland, before taking in the awe-inspiring …

Violent And Panicky Gold Selling Collapse Bullion And Commodity Markets

Panic selling in gold markets has accelerated on Monday, with the yellow metal falling more than $200 an ounce over the past two trading sessions. The blood bath started on Friday, as sell orders for 400 metric tons worth about $20 billion hit the market, amid rumors the ECB would force Cyprus to …

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