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This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

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How to Stash Your Luggage for a Couple of Hours When Traveling

You’ve just landed at your travel destination, but the Airbnb won’t be available for a few hours. What to do? You could start exploring the city, but …

The Great Gatsby or A Room with a View? 10 escapes inspired by your favourite books

To mark World Book Day, Chris Leadbeater proposes holiday ideas with literary merit.<p>1. The BFG<p>World Book Day (worldbookday.com) – the Unesco-anointed tribute to the written word taking place on March 1 – is a good excuse to take your children on a literary day trip. Why not set a course for the …

What To Do In Amsterdam: Vogue's Insider Guide

Visiting the cultural capital of the Netherlands? From where to stay and shop, to the best places to eat and drink, here are the things to do in …

European Travel

Explore it with a local: Leeuwarden, the Netherlands’ capital of culture

It’s just after 10am and I’m cycling through the narrow cobblestone streets of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, past canals with ivy-covered banks and perfectly preserved 17th-century merchant houses, thanks to Mila and her boyfriend Wilmar, our guides for the day. “Bike is by far the best way to see …

European Travel

Four Cheap Flights On Valentine's Day To Destinations That Are Amazing Alone, Too

I don't know about you but I'd really like to get away for Valentine's Day — away from my friends who are coupled up (sorry guys, nothing personal) …

How to Have a Luxury Vacation in Norway for Less

Scandinavia can be one of the most expensive regions in the world to visit, according to Kelly Brennan, a travel adviser at the New York City travel company Indagare. However, Norway — a country with a bustling capital (Oslo), an unspoiled countryside and stunning fjords — is the exception.<p>“Norway …

European Travel

German business and consumer confidence booming

Despite ongoing political uncertainty over the make-up of the next government, business and consumer confidence are hitting all-time highs in Germany …

Half the Venezuelan economy has disappeared

Venezuela has lost half of its economy since 2013.<p>It's getting worse. Unemployment will reach 30% and prices on all types of goods in the country will rise 13,000% this year, according to new figures published Thursday by the International Monetary Fund.<p>The IMF's economist for the Western …

Haters Have an Incredible New Chance to Send the Bull Market in Stocks Crashing

Earnings season is here.<p><b>Now Is Your Chance, Bears</b><p>You have a rare opportunity to talk down this explosive market, stock market bears. Wednesday's …

Stock Markets

Ways You're Getting Ripped Off When You Travel Abroad

People go to extraordinary lengths to save up for a Big Trip. There are the small things -- like taking a miserable ham sandwich to work every day …

Personal Finance

What to Do If You Lost Your Passport in the Airport

It may not be as dire as you think.<p>I consider myself a careful and conscientious traveler. I arrive at the airport two hours in advance (sometimes three). I change seats when asked by a fellow traveler, for a spate of eventual (?) karmic goodwill. I even follow boarding pass protocol. And while I …

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Racists are using these code-words online to avoid censorship

Skittles aren’t just candies. Skype isn’t just a VoIP service. Google, Bing, and Yahoo aren’t just search engines. In fact, these are all codewords that are used by racists online in order for them to skirt censorship.<p>You can see the full (and deeply unpleasant) list …

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Simon Amstell Directed A Music Video About Clowns and It's Strangely Devastating

Former Klaxons frontman James Righton is back with a track that perfectly embodies feeling like an outsider.<p>Whatever shape it takes, loneliness sucks. Whether it’s glancing at your phone realising that the only people to have called you in the past week are your mum and HMRC, or standing at a house …

Indoor gardening: quirky ways to bring nature inside

Not got much outdoor space? Never fear - become a house gardener instead with these seven eye-catching projects<p>A creative wall<p>Tillandsia or air plants are such unusual plants but they are surprisingly easy to maintain, even though they look very different from the bright green plants we’re used to …

Plants

OREO Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes That Taste Divine! - Cretíque

Are you looking for a way to spice up those divine-tasting OREOS? We have just found a recipe from the OREO Play Up Dessert recipe booklet that will …

How to Style Your Hair in the Top 24 ‘Dos from the Past 100 Years

When it comes to fashion, there are many items that are popular for only a fleeting moment. Some we can look back on fondly (oh hey, shift dresses), while others hurt to think about (*cough acid wash cough*). Like clothes, hairstyles from each era have had their heyday, but in honor of Hairstyle …

Candy Wreath

Shares 0<p>This candy wreath is colorful, inexpensive and easy to make. It’s a great gift that kids can make for family or friends for almost any …

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21 Fascinating Low-Budget DIY Mini Ponds In A Pot

Summer’s almost here! If you want to add some water fea […]

23 Copycat Recipes for Your Favorite Restaurant and Brand-Name Foods

We totally get that no matter how healthy you’ve been eating, sometimes the craving for Cronuts, Doritos and Animal Style fries just hits hard. But the time has come to kick your dependency on name brand snacks to the curb. You no longer have to wait in egregious lines to get your fast food or food …

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Low-Cost Luxe: 9 Pea Gravel Patio Ideas to Steal

At a cost of about $5 a square foot, a pea gravel patio is easy on the budget (especially if you open the 50-pound bags and rake the gravel …

Mint Articles - Gardening Know How

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden<p>While its aggressive nature and reputation for taking over the garden is well deserved, growing …

DIY Dim Sum: How to Make Authentic Soup Dumplings at Home

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

Food & Dining

32 Easy DIY Home Projects You Can Do In A Weekend

Weekend projects are the most fun. Starting a DIY Home project that is supposed to take you just one weekend to finish can definitely encourage you …

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