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The sauce that can transform a simple summer meal

Romesco is a flavorful sauce of roasted red peppers, almonds, tomatoes and garlic that hails from the coast of Spain. It has a savory richness without being heavy, and it’s an ideal and healthful accompaniment for just about anything you might be grilling, including seafood, vegetables, poultry and …

Tomatoes

The Secret Messages Hiding Inside 17th Century Engagement Rings

They make the modern diamond ring look rather boring.<p>A gimmel ring at the British Museum. (Photo: Geni/GFDL CC-BY-SA)<p>When shopping for an engagement …

The South American City I Couldn't Help But Fall In Love With

"This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellín? That'll save you a lot of time. This is the place to be in this country right now..."<p>That's how one of the real estate agents my husband and I met on our first visit to Medellín eight years ago put it.<p>Lief and I were …

Medellín

25 Places to Score Free Food on Your Birthday

Most people would agree that their birthday is the best day of the year. People shower you with attention and give you free stuff for something you …

61 Pocket-Sized Travel Tips That Can End Up Making A Huge Difference

Most people aren't born savvy travelers. It's something that only comes with on-the-road experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of mistakes. …

Bankcard

What 12 years at the Museum of Sex teaches you

Twelve years as a curator at New York's Museum of Sex placed Sarah Forbes somewhere on the spectrum, she says, between Dr. Ruth and a porn star.<p>"It allowed me to understand our human species more than any other fieldwork I've ever done," Forbes, who holds a master's degree in anthropology, told …

Museums

Chasing Love, Is it Worth it?

As a world traveler, leaving everything you love behind is one of the most difficult experiences that you could have in your life.<p>Your aging pets, your favorite restaurants and farmer's market, your go-to watering well where you shamelessly wander with your best friends on a late Friday night, your …

Love Myself
Neuroscience

Bilingual baby brains show increased activity in executive function regions

Babies raised in bilingual households show brain activity associated with executive functioning as early as 11 months of age, new research …

The Top Cities Where Women Earn More Money Than Men

We know that myriad factors affect the gender pay gap. But just how wide that gap is, a new study shows, can depend on simple geography. In some cities, women earn as much as—or even more than—their male counterparts, according to personal finance website NerdWallet.<p>Using the most recent U.S. …

Demographics

7 Portable, Healthy Lunches That Are Totally Insta-Worthy

We found a few healthy lunch recipe pins that will inspire you to jazz up your midday meals with cute Mason jars and other creative touches. The best …

Healthy Eating

7 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Post-Ride Recovery

These meals, snacks, and sweets cook while you're training—so all you need to do when you’re done riding is eat!

Food

Oh La La - The Most Romantic Places in San Diego

San Diego is one of the most popular cities in California. With fantastic and fresh seafood, strolls along the beach, listening to the waves crash …

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

The best bar in every state

America is home to some incredible drinking spots.<p>We teamed up with Foursquare, the city-guide app for discovering new places, to put together a list of the top-rated bars in each state and Washington, DC, based on user ratings on the app.<p>The list ranges from upscale cocktail bars to wine joints to …

Texas

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

These 10 Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Trip to Cuba

I recently got back from a 10-day trip to Cuba. And during those days I gained some insight into what thousands of Americans are going to find when …

Cuba

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

15 Slow Cooker Secrets To Success

<b>Have I mentioned lately I love my slow cooker (aka Mrs. Potts?) 🙂</b> Y’all know I do ~ seriously one of my favorite things <i>ever</i> to use in my kitchen.<p><b>If</b> …

How to Get the Most Beauty Bang For Your Buck

The Well-Spent Beauty Dollar: When to spend and when to save.<p>Beauty and the stock market have one thing in common: The key to getting the best results is diversification. But with so many choices out there, it can be hard to figure out what is worth the investment (long-term payoff: younger-looking …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in that dreaming mood:</b><p><b>Malta</b><p>“As …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the economy is arguably bigger than ever -- and certainly more hotly debated. Here are Salon's choices …

Google's Brin: Individual car ownership needs to go

In a wide-ranging interview with VC Vinod Khosla, Google's co-founders describe their vision of an intelligent future.<p>The people who are changing the world aren't going to wait for you.<p>It's your job to understand what they're doing and either approve of it or accept it.<p>Most people, of course, can't …

Autonomous Cars

Hate Taxes? Move To Tax-Free Puerto Rico, Stay American, Avoid IRS

Increasingly, Americans are ditching their passports for far off lands. In some cases, they are motivated by high taxes and America’s unique worldwide tax reporting, though that’s rarely the only issue. Yet lower taxes can be had a lot closer to home and with more security. And you don’t have to …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

There are too many travel myths out there. Probably the most common one is that international travel is too expensive for the average person -- It's just not true.<p>Dedicated travelers and backpackers everywhere know that finding the right deal and being open to compromise can make practically any …

Sri Lanka

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts