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What to Eat and Do, Where to Stay in Lisbon and Portugal

Someone once told me to pay attention when I kept hearing about a destination from multiple people. Over the last year, that destination has been …

European Travel

5 tricks for making a perfect smoothie, every single time

Whether you have your smoothie recipe down to a science, or can’t quite get the right proportions to make it more superfood and less sludge, there’s …

7 cities where you can work less and save more

When I was traveling around Thailand, I wasn't planning to save money. I worked part-time as a blogger and spent the rest of my days trekking with elephants, eating at restaurants, and living it up.<p>But to my surprise, my bank account balance kept increasing.<p>Even with all my travel expenses, I was …

Ho Chi Minh City

How Jay-Z’s new docuseries on Trayvon Martin exposes America

This March, five years after being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was back in the news for threatening another African-American man – Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. “[I said] I would beat him as if I was Solange,” Zimmerman told a local newspaper, referencing Jay-Z’s …

Trayvon Martin

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

The best hanging plants for lazy, beginner and interiors-obsessed gardeners

A stickler for Latin plant names I am not. One day I may be, but I’m usually grateful to be able to identify most plants at all, let alone with polysyllabic names. Plus, there is a generous flexibility about common names for plants which can often be entertaining. Take, for instance, the time a …

East London

Study finds serotonin enhances learning speed, sheds light on SSRIs

A study recently published in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i> reveals that serotonin enhances the speed of learning…at least in the mice that were …

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Experts Ranked the Most Dangerous Countries for Women. The U.S. Made the Top 10

What do Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and the U.S. have in common?<p>Besides the travel ban imposed by the last on the first three, these four countries are …

Arab Women Talk About What They've Done to Avoid an Arranged Marriage

"He said he hated the smell of cigarettes, so I took up smoking."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Arabia.</i><p>In some Arab families, it's seen as a parent's right and duty to decide who their daughter will marry. And if those daughters don't see a life for themselves with the husband chosen for …

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

The 17 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix

Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores!<p>Photos: Netflix ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids</i> <b><br>Rotten Tomatoes</b> …

11 TED Talks that will help you strengthen your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we …

TED Talks

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Warning Signs That Your Partner Is Getting Into Rock Climbing, and How to Cope

<b>Early Clues</b><p>The very first warning signs that your partner is getting into rock climbing can be hard to spot. It may start with an innocent-seeming invitation from a friend at work. Don’t take this lightly. You won’t be able to weather this storm like you did with the recent dance-based workout …

Best Netflix documentaries for July 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, they've also racked up six nominations for Best Documentary Feature since 2014. So good! Let's get streaming.<p>Docuseries<p>The …

What to Ask for When Things Go Wrong on Your Flight

The aviation industry is full of moving parts, both literally and figuratively, and it’s incredibly tough for airlines to execute their operations …

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

RVs

The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer

Summer reading. Are there two more beautiful words in the English language? The porch, the beach, the pool; the smell of sunscreen and hot sand; the taste of ripe blueberries and a big glass of rosé—it all adds up to the perfect time to curl up or stretch out with a book. And just so you don't have …

For A Healthy Brain, Exercise Your Legs

Exercise — and specifically leg exercise — is critical for keeping the nervous system healthy.<p>Leg day might be even more important than we thought. …

Neuroscience

One Impossible Michael Jackson Dance Move Is Still Mystifying Surgeons

As the King of Pop, Michael Jackson didn’t limit his showmanship to his incredible vocal range or bedazzled costumes. The man had an arsenal of …

Michael Jackson

Healthy gut, healthy mind: The schizophrenia and digestion connection

<b>How can maintaining good gut health improve the lives of people with schizophrenia and their ability to function in the world?</b><p>If you’ve ever had a …

17 Amazing, Eye-Opening, And Batshit Netflix Documentaries You Have To See

Let's end 2017 with real facts, not fake news.

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

Vietnam

The uncrowded alternative to Halong Bay that you probably haven't heard of

I was standing in King Kong’s lair, transported here by a bamboo sampan that had weaved its way along a network of ochre waters, cutting through buoyant bunches of purple hyacinth, gliding past rippling layers of emerald mountains, to a series of vast interconnected caves. Amber dragonflies darted …

40 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Vietnam

<i>Cruising around Halong Bay</i><p>From must-do activities like cruising around Halong Bay or crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnels to brag-worthy feats like drinking snake wine or scuba diving in the South China Sea, here are 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Vietnam. See how many you can check off on …

Vietnam

Exploring Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, with its karst mountains, underground rivers, historic sites, extensive caves and unspoilt jungle, is<p>packed<p>with opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or simply relax in one of Vietnam's most spectacular and interesting regions.<p>The national park is …

Vietnam

Visiting Halong Bay: tips to plan your trip

The World Heritage seascape of Halong Bay, dotted with jagged limestone pinnacles, is one of Vietnam’s biggest attractions. The most popular way to experience the bay is on a cruise, and<p>unsurprisingly<p>every travel agency and hotel in Hanoi has tours to sell.<p>Choice is a great thing, but the multitude …