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Your 2018 Guide to Social Security Spousal Benefits

Here's what married pre-retirees need to know about benefits for spouses.<p>There's a lot more to Social Security than providing income for retired …

Is It Summer Yet? These 15 Straw Bags Have Us Ready For Some Serious Sun

Instead of toting around your heavy old leather bag this season, trade it in for a cool straw bag. These cute picks go beyond just beach days or picnics in the park, you can style them with just about every outfit you already own. Whether you're headed to work or on your next vacation, you won't …

Clothing

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Where to Find Bangkok’s Best Street Food While You Can

It was a few minutes after 6 p.m., and Lim Lao Sa, a fishball noodle stand tucked into an alleyway near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, had just opened. Rain was falling, hard. A series of deftly arranged tarps sheltered patrons sitting on red plastic stools at a handful of tables. Water drizzled …

This custom-built tiny house is big on interior design

Washington-based company Handcrafted Movement is making quite the name for itself with custom-made tiny homes. The company’s latest micro dwelling — …

Interior Design

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working enhances your life socially or emotionally. On the employer …

Employment

Don't ignore this gap when signing up for Medicare

If you recently signed up for Medicare and are considering a supplemental policy to reduce what you shell out for health care, don't dilly-dally.<p>When you first enroll, you get six months to purchase what's known as a Medigap policy — which helps cover the cost of deductibles, copays and coinsurance …

Health Care

‘I really f***ing hate this place’

MATTHEW Kepnes is a popular travel blogger who has ventured to the far corners of the world, but there’s one place that left him “disgusted”.

Why do I wipe blood after I poop?

Rectal bleeding usually refers to bleeding from the anus, rectum, or colon, all of which are the final portions of the digestive tract.<p>In most cases, …

Where to Eat in Porto, Portugal for Every Meal

No matter what type of meal or atmosphere you’re craving, chances are Porto has a restaurant to match.<p>Porto is known as Portugal’s best food city, …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Everything You Need to Know About Good Tequila

And 10 delicious bottles you'll want to sip, not shoot.<p>Not sure how tequila categories work? Here's your guide. Get yourself to expert level by browsing these 10 quintessential (and tasty) ambassadors of really good tequila.

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

'This Is What Happened' And 'Babylon Berlin' Deliver Thrills And Intrigue Aplenty

If you're a fan of thrillers, you know that they're defined by two extremes. At one end are the plot-driven worlds that work like clockwork machines (for instance, <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>); at the other are the stories that sprawl outward to offer a portrait of the larger society (like James …

Babylon

8 Amazing Places to Visit in Portugal

From the tourist hotspots to the hidden gems, these are the most amazing places to visit in Portugal...

European Travel

6 Things to See & Do in Lisbon (Besides Eating Pastries)

Last year’s love affair was with <i>sLOVEnia</i>. This year’s love affair, though it’s early in the year, seems destined to be with Portugal, and in …

What Is an IPA? A Complete Guide to the India Pale Ale

The IPA is everywhere, but not all IPAs are the same. Learn about the 10 styles of IPA before you order your next round of beers.<p>“I hate IPAs. They’re bitter.”<p>“I love IPAs. They have so much alcohol in them.”<p>Those are the two most common things I hear people say about IPAs, and neither of them are …

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

This week’s must-read books

<b>White Chrysanthemum</b> <i><br>Mary Lynn Bracht (Fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons)</i><p>In 1943 Korea, Hana has lived most of her life under Japanese occupation, but as a sea …

Coping with irritable bowel syndrome

Living with irritable bowel syndrome can be challenging, painful, and embarrassing, and it can affect your quality of life. We have compiled some …

How to Spend Two Weeks in Laos

Two weeks isn’t nearly enough time to experience everything that Laos has to offer, but it will be plenty of time to fall in love with the country …

The Best Hotel in the World Is Only $108 a Night

Even during more expensive months, rooms on average go for just $20 more<p>Hotels can be a pricey part of any vacation, but there’s some good news for …

Hospitality

Stream Big Playlists of Music from Haruki Murakami’s Personal Vinyl Collection and His Strange Literary Worlds

Haruki Murakami readers, or even those of us who've just read about his novels, know to expect certain things from his books: cats, ears, wells, …

The Most Anticipated Crime, Mystery, and Thriller Titles of 2018 - From True Crime to Shakespeare Noir, Part One of Our Look at 2018's Darkest Reads

It may be uncouth to look forward to crime, but looking forward to <i>crime writing</i>, that’s a noble literary activity, surely. It’s January, which means …

Books

12 Must-Do Experiences in Lisbon

Save Place<p>Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1100-139 Lisboa, Portugal<p>This square is located in the oldest and one of the most typical neighborhoods in …

European Travel

Best Mysteries And Thrillers Of 2017

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Magpie Murders</b> by Anthony Horowitz<p>"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly …

Books

The 7 essential cocktails every drinker should know how to make

By M. Carrie Allan<p>, Columnist, Food<p>Since the beginning of the craft cocktail renaissance, we’ve been gifted (and occasionally cursed) with a massive creative explosion of new drinks. Good drinks, bad drinks, a few great drinks. New classics that spread around the globe, and drinks doomed to be …

Nutrition

Port & Tonic Is the Perfect Pre-Dinner Drink for Fall

This past fall I had the good fortune to visit the lovely, dreamy city of Lisbon, Portugal — old and genteel, vibrant and colorful, next to the sea …