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Revealed: the safest places around the world

If you are nervous about travelling abroad, why not visit one of the safest destinations in the world? A new report from Gallup, the 2018 Global Law and Order report, ranks places around the world based on how people feel about their safety. More than 150,000 people around the world were asked …

Hong Kong

9 New Books About Nature & Hiking That You Should Add To Your Summer Reading List

If you're a bookish hiker, then by now you've probably already read John Muir's entire library, as well as Henry David Thoreau's classic <i>Walden</i><i>,</i> Bill …

Books

This 10-Minute Yoga Flow Will Loosen Up Your Tight Hips

Sky Ting Yoga’s Chloe Kernaghan demos moves to release tension in your pelvis.<p>Stuck in front of a computer all day? Spending too much time parked in …

Yoga

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

Yoga

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

Yoga

10 Cocktails to Help You Join the Gin-Crowd

It's the time of year for picnics and sunshine, and there's no better way to celebrate than with a refreshing gin drink. Think you're not a fan of …

Cape Cod

90s Bands: 10 Forgotten Greats Worth Rediscovering

Ah, <b>the 90s</b>, a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts and the most left-field indie acts were courted by the majors. In some …

Universal Music

6 Best Hiking Destinations in Japan for Mountain Lovers

<i>Japan is known for its hilly landscape and natural wonders. The best way to experience the beauty of Japanese nature it to escape form the cities and</i> …

Hiking

Better Renewable Stock to Buy: NextEra Energy vs. Xcel Energy

Combined, they offer over 24 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity. They pay dividends close to 3%. Which is the better buy right now?<p>In 2019 -- or …

Renewable Energy

How to Stretch the Hip Flexors and Psoas Muscles

There are several different exercises used to stretch the hip flexors and psoas muscles. These are two of the basic stretches to get you started. …

Yoga

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

20 Classic Hungarian Recipes You Need to Try

Hungarian cuisine uses native ingredients in delicious ways. Here are the best-loved Hungarian recipes that would make any nagyanya (grandma) …

Food Preservation

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA's Project Mercury Intelligence Test

From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John …

Whip Up This Creamy Butterscotch Pudding in No Time — No Dairy Required

<i>Blend up a butterscotch pudding in just five minutes for a quick and creamy dessert, via PaleoHacks.</i><p>Love caramel and butterscotch flavors? Try this Paleo-friendly pudding recipe made with all natural and wholesome ingredients. Not only is it spoon-licking good, but you can easily whip up a batch in …

Dessert

11 No-Sugar Snacks That Skip the Refined Stuff but Not the Flavor

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

The Best Bourbon Cocktails That Aren’t Mint Juleps For Your Weekend

When it comes to bourbon cocktails, it’s hard to beat the thoroughbred that is the Mint Julep. This combination of bourbon, ice, simple syrup, and mint is one of the most popular classic cocktails and the go-to drink for fans of the Kentucky Derby. It’s also a perfect cocktail to build an …

Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.<p>The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows …

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

35 incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

17 of the World’s Most Wild and Beautiful Places

Peer into picture-perfect journeys from the new National Geographic book Wild Beautiful Places.<p>MOLOKAI, HAWAII<p>Some say Molokai is what the Hawaiian …

Use This, Not that Plastic Thing: Expert Advice on 5 Easy, Eco Swaps for the Kitchen

Just as dieters have Eat This, Not That guidelines, so too do advocates of zero-waste living. A devotee of the movement is Lauren Singer, 26, who …

An Effective Total Body One-Dumbbell Workout

You already know that strength training is a crucial component to any workout routine if you want to get fit, get healthy, and lose weight.<p>Lifting …

Workouts

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

15 National Italian Recipes

If you want to break out of your cooking pattern, you can try the traditional Italian dishes. Italian cuisine is famous worldwide, and most of these …

12 Underused Herbs Every Smart Gardener Should Know and Grow

I have been a herb gardener for over 15 years. I started the habit after a trip to France where I discovered the power of cooking with <i>Herbes De</i> …

Masters recipe: How to make Augusta National's pimento cheese sandwich

What gets the most raves from golf fans attending the Masters for the first time? Sure, the fairways are lush, the white-sand bunkers sparkle, the …