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Osborne to announce the death of the annual tax return

George Osborne will use the Budget to announce a cut in unnecessary HMRC red tape for millions of people<p>George Osborne will use his Budget to announce the end of the annual tax return within the next five years.<p>HM Revenue and Customs will automatically collate the tax affairs of millions of Britons …

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Author: Paul Jones, Totally Latin America<p>The City of Cusco, located high up in the Peruvian Andes is one of the most visited places in all of Peru …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

How Fit Are You? Test Yourself with These 6 Exercises

Evaluate your strength, flexibility, and full-body fitness with our ultimate benchmark workout.<p>Where is your body the strongest? The weakest? If you’re guessing right now, don’t go another week without doing these six exercises, which will give you objective answers to those two very important …

Mini-Smoked Salmon Frittatas Recipe - Health

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 325°. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet. Sauté onion 2–3 minutes or until soft; add salt, pepper, and salmon. Remove …

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31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Le Bon Georges: Fresh Food and Friendly Dining in Paris’ SoPi Neighborhood

With a menu that embraces the best of France and an approach to customer service that rejects the worst, <i>Le Bon Georges</i> <b></b>is swiftly becoming a new …

Exploring the Hidden Gems of Paris’ Chic 16th Arrondissement

<i>La Pâtisserie de Cyril Lignac</i><p>When Benjamin Franklin came to Paris as US ambassador, he moved into the charming village of Passy, where genteel manor …

Tangy Teriyaki Salmon + Pad Thai Redux

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>For dinner tonight, let's savor the flavors of the globe without hopping on a flight (unless you can -- in which case, take us with you). This menu …

Slim Waist POP Pilates | Cocktail Dress Series

Love Handle Hysteria | POP Pilates

Butt Lift Pilates Workout for Beginners | Pilates Bootcamp With Cassey Ho

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

6 Moves That Target Stubborn Cellulite

Women of all ages can fall prey to those frustrating bumps. Here's what you can do to help get rid of them.

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies

Because they know exactly what you're going through

The Playlist That’ll Push You Harder Than You Could Ever Push Yourself

Just like that workout buddy that motivates you to give it your all<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Swerve Fitness shares one of its latest playlists.</i><p>You know how you can suddenly run faster or eek out a few …

Elie’s Lima

<b>Elie Gardner</b>, a freelance photographer who contributes to <i>Traveler</i> magazine and has led trips for National Geographic Student Expeditions, grew up in a tiny town in North Dakota. Work brought her to Peru’s capital city in late 2010, and she’s been there ever since. Elie loves speaking Spanish, …

Good Czech Fun: Prague’s Best Microbreweries

There were two words I saw more than any other on a recent trip to Prague: PILSNER URQUELL.<p>The gold-hued beer is manufactured on a massive level today (it’s still produced in the city of Pilsen, where it was first brewed in 1842), and it’s served everywhere you look.<p>On the opposite end of this …

10 Great Street Markets

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>1. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada</b><p>This farmers’ market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabitated with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More …

The Best of Central Argentina

A few years back, when I was volunteering at an orphanage in Kathmandu, I met a high-powered, sassy New York lawyer who had taken a year off from her career-driven life to travel, give back, and trek the world’s highest mountains. Rima and I bonded instantly, trading stories about the trials, …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…

The PMS Diet

Lessen your outbursts, battle belly bloat, and nix that short temper with just a few key foods—you and your friends will thank us<p><b>Wine</b>During the week before that time of the month order a glass of wine with dinner. What? Wine! Yes, believe it or not, your PMS may lessen.<p>The study of Women's Health …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

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5 Healthy Veggie Chips to Snack on This Summer

Kale chips have some tasty new competition.<p>If you stop and think about it, potato chips are basically the unofficial snack food of summer. There are so many cookouts, beach and pool days, ballgames, and picnics, and it's easy to throw a store-bought bag in the car to feel like you've made a …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

How common it is, how it happens... and how to banish it, as well as you can<p>Ah, cellulite. Like your nosy aunt, it's annoying—but also a nearly unavoidable part of life. Anybody can develop this pesky skin situation: It appears when collagen fibers that bind fat to the skin stretch and tear, …

10 Things Every Guy Has Thought During Sex

You know, besides this is awesome!<p>You might think the inside of a man's brain sounds like the buzz of a broken fluorescent lightbulb. Not true. In my humble view, the brain cells of men work like pistons, constantly firing—just like yours. Some of the internal dialogue they produce is quite …

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the digestive system, and prepare the body for a new …

How Fit Are You Really? Take These 4 Simple Tests To Find Out

No mile-long run required.<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at …

4 Ways to Torch More Fat with Cardio

The secret to getting speedy results<p>"Cardio is all about moving your muscles—your metabolic engines—and the more you do, the more calories you burn," says Powell. Mix these workouts into your routine two to five times a week, whether you're running, biking, swimming, or rowing.<p><b>Interval</b>Alternating …

The Truth About What Time of Day You Should Work Out

Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Here's the real deal.<p>If you could give your body an edge, burn more calories, and get more health benefits simply by hitting the gym at the perfect time, you probably would, right? Unfortunately, that perfect time isn’t so clear-cut; research tells us there are benefits …