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The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a solution for those …

A Guide To Sweden's Best Products For Kids, Inspired By The Swedish Royal Family

All those men you see around Stockholm pushing strollers are not, as I once mistakenly thought, mannies. They are dads on paternity leave, and there’s even a magazine, <i>Pappa</i>, aimed at the demographic. Besides having arguably the best parental leave in the universe (16 months paid), Sweden’s …

The 3 Most Important Third Trimester Exercises

Even though you may not feel like doing much at all as your belly grows week after week, it’s important to keep moving throughout pregnancy, …

Women's Health

The Best Prenatal Workouts For Fit Mommas-to-Be

Congratulations on your growing bundle of joy! Whether you're six weeks or 36 weeks pregnant, it's important to stay active and strong not only to ease common prenatal aches and pains but to also have the endurance to be strong during delivery as well as once your baby arrives. Plus, working out …

19 Reasons Nothing Beats An Old-School Diner

Vinyl bar stools, sturdy ceramic coffee mugs, a "24/7" sign outside: no matter where you are in the country, these are the items you can expect to find in a diner. While certain intangible qualities make the American diner the beloved institution that it is, its success is due to some key …

Can you be pregnant and still be stylish?

Yes – as long as you don’t mind looking like the Duchess of Cambridge and spending a fortune on a dress you’ll only wear for a few months<p><b>A few weeks ago, you wrote about how hard it is to look good while pregnant. But is there a way to look stylish?</b><p><i>Name withheld, by email</i><p>It is this column’s natural …

10 Best Books to Read While Pregnant

With the intimidating sea of books and information available on the topics of pregnancy, birth, and babies, it can be confusing and daunting to …

Pregnancy

Baked Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage and Kale | Vintage Mixer

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with a rack in the middle. Butter or oil an 8x12-inch baking dish, or two smaller gratin dishes. Sprinkle with lemon …

Recipes

Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)

Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have <i>kôw soy</i> (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synonymous with the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.<p>Despite the dish's close links with …

Top 10 Thai Meals of 2014 (& What You Can Expect in 2015)

Greetings all <i>Thai food lovers</i>, and wishing you a Happy New “Thai Food” Year 2015!<p>2014 has been a wonderful and extremely rewarding year for us at …

A Creative Guide to Chiang Mai

A week ago, I returned from Thailand. My husband Justin and I spent nearly two weeks traveling throughout the country, and I wanted to do a design …

Asia Travel

Chiang Mai Vegetarian Restaurants: The Ultimate Guide

Chiang Mai is the best city we have ever visited for vegetarians. Sure, San Francisco has world class vegetarian restaurants and wonderfully fresh …

Asia Travel

2013 : November : Alternatives to the bucket list elephant ride

10 Things Not to Do in Thailand

While the country is sunny and smiley, it’s also a cultural minefield for unintentionally committing a social sin. Some are obvious while others are …

Muay Thai

How (not) to photograph inside Thai temples

When you visit Thailand and you like photography or you are simply blown away by the beauty inside so many of the temples, the temptation to raise …

Measles Outbreak Spreads in California, Other States

Outside of those of those five clusters, the vaccine refusal rate was 2.6 percent across the 13 Northern California counties examined, the study reported.<p>"You get the idea that we're now way below the level of immunization that we should have," said infectious-disease expert Cherry. In fact, some …

Public Health

Obama To Propose Tax Hikes On Wealthy, Breaks For Middle Class

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will lay out a plan to extend tax credits to the middle class by hiking taxes on wealthier Americans and big banks, according to senior administration officials.<p>Under the plan, the capital gains tax for couples with income …

10 Most Visited Cities in the World!

These are the cities Americans love most when they're traveling overseas—and it's easy to see why! How many have YOU visited?

Cities

World's Greatest Foodie Destinations!

Some places you go for the museums, some for the scenery. And others, for the food! Here are the 13 places that Budget Travel editors and …

Travel Deals

Six Things to Make a Long Flight More Comfortable

It's no secret that a long flight in coach can test the nerves and torture the body of even the most seasoned traveler. But I find that a few small accessories—well worth the space they occupy in my carry-on bag—can boost my comfort, and reduce my stress level, considerably. Even with these six …

Dogs

How to Get Through an Airport in Record Time

As a photographer and <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> editor, I spend hundreds of hours navigating through airports each year. I can attest that getting through the airport quickly and efficiently is an art form, one that is learned through careful observation and experience. Here are some of my best tips for …

Dogs

The Best Airport Restaurants in the World

We asked our network of trusted travelers with very discriminating palates (Daniel Boulud, Jamie Bissonnette, and Dominique Ansel among them) what restaurants and bars they’ve discovered on the way to the gate. Their go-to dishes—from roast duck noodles to short rib tortas and soft-shell crabs—will …

Restaurants

Four Things You Can't Leave Thailand Without

A thousand-year-old Buddha, a 21st-century frock: Just 48 hours in Bangkok is enough time for you to corral some authentically Thai treasures—to wear (or show off) back home. ‪‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dogs

The Best Shopping Cities in the World

Our readers spend much of the year circling the globe, trying not to waste a meal, a night's stay, a moment. They're also on the hunt for the best shopping streets and the ultimate souvenir—which is why we trust their taste when they name the best cities for shopping in the world in our annual …

Fresh and Roasted Radish Salad with Sunny Lemon-Ginger Dressing

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line small baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>2. Separate greens from radish roots. Quarter radishes, and divide into two …

5 Fitness Moves To Take on The Road

Stay fit with these hotel-room friendly exercises.<p>Founder of the SLVRBK mat and C.H.E.K certified holistic health practitioner, Steve Macari specializes in digestive health, detoxification and stress management, as well as customized nutrition and holistic lifestyle programs for people of all ages. …

Wedding Planning, Ideas & Inspiration

Inspiration<p>Bridal Shower Invitations We Absolutely Love<p>Your party deserves pretty stationery.<p>See More<p>Planning<p>Wedding Décor Ideas That Don't Involve Flowers<p>Think beyond blooms.<p>Read More<p>Advice<p>A Winter Bridesmaid's Survival Guide<p>Shine in your role this season.<p>Learn More<p>Etiquette<p>32 Things You Should …

Simple Springtime Dishes