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CDC: 1 in 10 Pregnant Women Develop Gestational Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that 1 in 10 American pregnant women develop diabetes during pregnancy, with obesity standing out as the major risk factor for the disease. More from HealthDay:<p>Gestational diabetes develops in women who have never had diabetes before but …

Glasgow: From Pubs to Parks In Scotland's 'Second City'

If you're a fan of edgy, Scottish-made movies, you might imagine that traveling here is like jumping through the screen into the bleak, urban landscapes of <i>Trainspotting</i> or <i>Shallow Grave</i>. And as far as Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, is concerned, even the peat-smoky sound of the word evokes images …

Where Should I Travel Off the Beaten Path in Italy?

<i>A:</i><p>When you visit Italy, you want to see Italy—not other tourists. But the country is a pretty popular destination for pizza-loving jet-setters. In fact, tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of …

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How To Select A Cloth Background

In past articles, I have shown you what I love about wooden and stone food photography backgrounds. These backgrounds make great sturdy surfaces that …

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America's best spring drives | CNN Travel

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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Boston: Hidden Gems You Won't Expect - Vagabondish

Boston is full of great museums and rich with historical landmarks. There’s the Harvard Museum of Natural History, where you can find the world’s …

One Perfect Day in Sicily's Capital

Porta Marina. All photos by Erica Firpo<p><i>By Erica Firpo for Fathom</i> | This is the place to catch an avant garde concert in a deconsecrated church or see an installation in a shelled-out 17th century rococo palazzo. Here's how to spend a perfect day in Palermo, Sicily.<p>Eat <i>sfincione</i> ("sphin-shone-ay") …

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Top 10 Hotels Under $150 in the U.S.

There's no rule stating that an affordable hotel can't have rich character, and that's precisely what GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels Under $150 in the U.S. offer. Let your imagination wander in what was a stopover for survivors of the Titanic, or relive the mid-century in a William F. Cody-designed retro …

How to Stay Fit While Traveling: Secrets Revealed by Michelle Bridges

Let's get a little personal. On my last trip to Europe, I packed on a good (or rather, awful) 10 pounds. Between scrounging for meals as a vegetarian (hello, carb overload), to sippin' pina coladas on the Adriatic Sea, somehow the <i>I won't be back for a while, I should indulge now</i> motto gained up on …

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7 reasons you’ll never do anything amazing with your life

Because you’re comfortable in your mediocrity. Because you choose not to try.<p>Because it’s easier to talk about learning that new language than …

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What to Pack: 10 Essential Beach Vacation Beauty Products

With your tickets booked and vacation days allotted, it's time to sort out what to put in your bag for the big trip. When it comes to travel grooming …

Boston Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

Boston's got some serious dining chops, but chasing down the latest restaurant opening, the newest hot chef or the trendiest ingredient can be exhausting. Sometimes, what visitors and locals alike want is a no-fuss, affordable, and, above all, flavorful meal—and preferably one with an international …

Serious Reads: Four Food Books We're Loving

Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet, by Sarah Elton<p>We don't need another book discussing whether climate change will affect agriculture. Thankfully, this isn't one of those books. Instead, Sarah Elton takes a more forward-thinking approach by analyzing what we—farmers, eaters, and policymakers—can …

VIDEO: A Look at Oregon's Pinot Noirs

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Pinot Noir has been growing steadily in popularity, but typically California or French wines are making the initial cut. Perhaps its time to try a compromise in Oregon wines -- grown on the same latitude as Burgundy but with a new …

California Welcomes Its First Ever Trolley-Car Food Truck

The food truck trend is over, everybody, because here comes the first-ever mobile restaurant inside a <b>trolley car</b>. Former farmer's market stand <b>Tips Tri-Tips</b> has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the Tri-Tips Trolley, a 30-foot-long trolley that will soon become a <b>completely mobile food</b> …

29 Delicious Asian-Inspired Soups

As we enter month four of this never-ending winter, it's time to spice up your soup game.

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Here's <b>Blue Bottle</b> CEO <b>James Freeman</b> on expansion, collaboration, and the recent <b>$25.75 million</b> the company raised in funding. On possibly opening in Japan: "I think there are a lot interesting opportunities there, <b>especially in Tokyo</b> ... If we do open in Japan, I don't want it to be a joint venture. I …

The Homies Awards 2014: The Winners!

Dear Readers!<p>After one year of anticipation and two weeks of voting we are proud to present the winners of this year's Homies Awards.<p>With eight …

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Try This DIY: Perfect Party Plates for Your Awards Show Soireé

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and we here at the <i>InStyle</i> offices have plans to gather around the TV promptly at 5:30 p.m. EST for …

Save It For a Rainy Day: 14 Stylish Coats for Spring

With spring around the corner (Punxsutawney Phil swears there’s only a few weeks of winter left), it’ll soon be time to pack away our parkas and winter boots and start shopping for some new lighter clothes. Spring is almost always accompanied by some serious wet weather, and while we may love the …

Reflections From An American in Russia

As an American who grew up during the tail end of the Cold War, it was difficult to avoid developing a few stereotypes about Russia. And from Rocky Balboa’s Russian rival Ivan Drago to the nefarious <i>Rocky and Bullwinkle</i> ‘toon Boris Badenov, who can blame me? Could Russia really be how it’s portrayed …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …