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Five laws every dog owner must know regarding their pets

Dog owners are being warned over the law surrounding their pet's barking as we head deeper into year.<p>If you own a dog or dogs you must ensure that …

5 of the world's most expensive dog breeds

Meet Flynn, the bichon frise that was just crowned “Best in Show” at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night.<p>The new champion, a jovial 5-year-old, outshined seven other finalists including a pug named Biggie and regal borzoi named Lucy, with his powder-puff fur and striking …

How One Man Made $15 Million As an Airbnb Host Last Year

When you think of a typical Airbnb host, someone with a spare room in their house may come to mind — someone who's perhaps just looking to make some …

Meryl Streep Sat Down With Anna Wintour, And They Made A Bunch Of "Devil Wears Prada" Jokes

"We're not going there, Meryl."

11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

HEALTHY CINNAMON “FRIED” BANANAS (Quick and Easy)

<b>You Need</b><br>2 overripe bananas<br>2 tbsp coconut sugar<br>1 tsp cinnamon<br>1/4 tsp nutmeg<br>1 tbsp coconut oil<p><b>Instructions</b><br>•cut bananas into slices<br>•in a bowl mix sugar, …

How to Turn Bar Soap into Liquid Soap

Once you see how easy it is to make your own liquid hand soap from a bar of soap, you'll wonder why you ever paid for it. Just follow these simple …

10 Homemade Bath & Beauty Luxuries from the Kitchen

Last spring, we ran a series of homemade, naturally inspired projects called DIY Mama. While some of the projects were definitely for new moms …

Homemade

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in January

Get the new year off to a streaming start<p>I think it’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to 2016 dancing itself right off the stage of history and ushering in a new year where hopefully everything isn’t the most terrible thing ever. But despite the promise and potential that a new year …

One perfect day: 24 hours in New York City - NYC travel

Twenty-four hours in New York is nowhere near enough, but if that’s all the time you’ve got, we’ve got a locally designed itinerary designed to help you make the most of every New York minute.<p>Morning<p><b>8am</b> – Start your day on the Upper West Side with a pilgrimage to the granddaddy of New York Jewish …

The 16 Best Apps That Help You Earn Money for Doing Almost Nothing

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

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How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

5 Ski Resort Beer Festivals Not to Miss

Skiers dig beer. So it’s no surprise that a number of beer festivals are held at ski resorts. Most in the summer and fall, but occasionally one pops …

Skiing

The 12 worst things to do in Paris

<b>1. Going to the Champs-Élysées</b><p>Beloved by hordes of prattling foreign teenagers, Parisian are careful to avoid this thoroughfare - and with good reason. Full of international chains and overpriced restaurants selling dreadful food, as well as car show rooms and the Paris headquarters of Iran Air, it …

9 Money-Saving Items to Pack on Your Next Cruise

<i>Daniel Dudek-Corrigan / Flickr</i><p>Almost every cruise passenger has experienced the "why didn't I bring it" moment at some point or another. After hours of strategically packing your bag with items to curb shipboard expenses, it's easy to overlook how add-ons (think poolside cocktails and spa …

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10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Rome: where to buy ice cream - for less than £33

The irony of the Eternal City's eternal overpriced ice-cream saga is that Rome is currently in the middle of a gelato Renaissance. It all started with Il Gelato di San Crispino in the early 1990s, but the last five years in particular have seen a boom in the number of gourmet gelaterias that shun …

The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should)

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already …

20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

The Vegas Strip (Flickr: Samantha Celera)<p>It's no secret that a Las Vegas vacation might involve gambling and partying until the early morning hours as well as spending a boatload of money to have fun. But while this desert city in Nevada is indeed the gambling capital of the United States, it also …

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37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 37 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …

15 Ways To Beat Jet Lag

Traveling across time zones brings people to faraway destinations, but there's one huge downside: jet lag.<p>Thomas Cook studied the phenomenon that leaves travelers exhausted and came up with an infographic that shows the best ways to beat jet lag.<p>Some useful tips include wearing sunglasses to trick …

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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

A NYC Top 10 Must Do List From a Child's Eye

After a recent trip to NYC for SpecialGlobe with my 6 and 8 year old children, I asked them both to list their top 5 things. Below were their favorite experiences from the trip.<p><b>1.</b> American Natural History Museum -- For a 5 year old boy, the Dinosaur exhibit on the 4th floor is a dream come true not …

Warwick Castle: Queen for a day in a castle all my own

They were firing the trebuchet as I arrived. A team of churls ran around in a wheel like hamsters, spring-loading the mighty timber arm of the siege catapult, then doyng! A blazing concrete ball flew in an arc, landing about 300 yards away in the middle of Capability Brown’s elegant …

Travel 101: Getting Souvenirs Through Customs

It's never difficult to find souvenirs while you're abroad. The tricky part? Understanding the rules and regulations for getting them through customs. We always recommend checking with the U.S. Customs & Border Control directly for the most up-to-date regulations, but these tips will help make your …

Six Easy Tips for Traveling Like a Local

So, you did it! You saved up enough money and purchased those tickets to the city you've heard so much about and always wanted to visit. You have Localeur on your iPhone. You've been reading city guides, YouTubing, and catching up on Anthony Bourdain's picks in the area for weeks. What's the next …

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