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The Ultimate Obsessive Foodie's Guide to the Caribbean

The amazingly varied (and amazingly delicious) cuisine of the Caribbean is, both literally and figuratively, a “melting pot” of cultural influences, …

6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See!

There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, …

6 Steps To Becoming A More Transparent Leader With Content

Transparency in leadership is a growing best practice. Successful business leaders use transparency to establish trust with employees and build powerful, loyal teams. They also set clear expectations for customers, which builds a customer base of deeply satisfied — and vocal — brand advocates.<p>You …

Google’s been quietly recording your voice; here’s how to listen to—and delete—the archive

• Log into history.google.com<br>• Click on the hamburger icon on the top left of the page<br>• Go to “Voice & Audio Activity”<br>• Scroll through your list to see all the silly things there is audio proof of you asking about<br>• Click on one of the squares to select a recording to delete<br>• Stop using the voice function if …

Planning an Epic Iceland Road Trip: Tips and Itinerary

As We Travel - Traveling Tips, Destinations, Videos & Travel Blog Iceland is warmer and more welcoming than its name implies. It is a land of …

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

The 25 Absolute Best Money-Saving Travel Tips Ever

Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to …

'Hacker Fares': An Easy Way to Save Big

How To House-Sit Your Way Around The World

10 islands to see before you die

So you think you've seen the world? Well, each of these jaw-dropping islands offers something that you absolutely will not find anywhere else, from …

10 Beautiful Places You've Never Seen

Brush up your bucket list—you simply won't BELIEVE these gorgeous, globe-spanning must-sees! But the most unbelievable thing of all may be that, …

4 Places You Shouldn't Miss In Myanmar

How to Avoid 5 Common Scams in Bali

Mexico City's best street food

Mexico’s street food is some of the best in the world. And well it should be, with a pedigree dating back to pre-Hispanic times – the Spaniards were reportedly amazed when they arrived to find ready-to-eat food they called <i>antojitos</i> (“little cravings”) for sale on the streets and in the …

What Cologne Should I Keep in My Gym Bag?

One of these compact spritzers will help you stay fresh—without weighing you down<p>Whether you’re in the gym or under the blazing summer sun, your workouts feel like you’re in a sweatbox. A light scent will help you maintain a fresh feeling during your post-gym errands or lunch with the lady.<p>After a …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

The 5 Secrets to a Perfect Workout

Your gym routine may be holding you back. Find out if it contains these simple—but essential—movements<p>I started coaching in 1979. Since then, I've trained MLB, NFL, and NBA players, Olympians, collegiate athletes, military personnel, and average Joe's. But no matter who I'm coaching, I always …

The Rowing Workout That Will Make You Weep

Upgrade the boring gym cardio exercise for an intense sweat<p>You know rowing is a great workout, but it can be mind-numbing. With the right tweaks, however, you can make it more fun and challenging.<p>The problem with the standard machine workout isn't rowing—it's that you're not out rowing a real boat. …

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

Reading Techniques | Financial Times

If there’s one bit of advice I can give with absolute certainty, it is to prepare yourself for the vast amount of reading you will undoubtedly …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

Machiavellian Tips For Succeeding In Tough Times

In today’s brittle and uneven economy, you probably know at least one good person—at least one generally unselfish, ethical, competent and trustworthy soul—who has lost a job, even while lesser peers have been getting promotions and raises.<p>Is there no justice? That’s actually the wrong question to …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

National Parks

Go Nuts! Consumption of Nuts Linked to Mortality Benefit

Nut consumption has long been linked to healthy lifestyles. Now, a study in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> extends the finding and demonstrates a strong association with improved mortality.<p>Ying Bao and colleagues examined data from nearly 120,000 people enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study and …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Great News For Guys: No More Invasive Prostate Exams!

Good news for all the over-40 men out there: we don’t need routine screening for prostate cancer. More to the point, we don’t need to subject ourselves to the dreaded “digital rectal exam” that has been a standard procedure for decades. (Sorry for the ick factor, but that’s what it’s called, and …

10 Top Foods To Boost Brainpower

Would you add chickpeas to your soup and celery to your salad if you knew they might sharpen your thinking and prevent age-related memory loss? That’s the premise behind this list of foods rich in compounds that nourish neurons, boost neurotransmitter production, reduce inflammation, and protect …