Becca Palmer

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Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

Caribbean

Top 8 Caribbean towns

Life’s not always a beach. The Caribbean may win hearts for its white-sand beaches on perfect turquoise coves and high-end villas with moored yachts, but there’s another part of the story: its towns. Some have histories that predate the Pilgrims, cobbled centers that gaze out at the water and …

Caribbean

Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise

Plenty of Caribbean islands have been labeled with the daydream-inducing word: paradise. If your definition of paradise includes empty beaches, no crowds, and not having to dress for dinner, consider packing your bags for an easy-access option you might not have considered: the Bay Islands of …

Great Barrier Reef

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Unbeatable Breakfast Recipes

We know you know, but seriously, eat breakfast every single day. If you don't, your body goes into starvation mode, and your metabolism slows to a crawl to conserve energy.<p>And the heartier your first meal is, the better. In one study published in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i>, volunteers who …

Walking for Health

Brisk walking slashed the exercisers' risk of high cholesterol by 7 percent, high blood pressure by 7.2 percent, heart disease by 9.3 percent, and diabetes by a whopping 12.3 percent. Compare that to the numbers for running, which cut the risk of high cholesterol by 4.3 percent, high blood pressure …

Workout Clothing: 8 Rules of Sports Bra Shopping

2. Try to find sports bras that come in cup and band sizes rather than just small, medium, or large; they usually fit more precisely.<p>3. Look for strategically placed seams and stitching, which help cushion the breast. (Hate bumpy ridges under a fitted tee? Companies like Isis, Asics, and Champion …

Women's Health

What’s Causing Your Breakout?<p>As it turns out, acne can be caused by any number of hidden triggers around your home—and in your medicine cabinet<p>Hemera/Thinkstock<p>6 Hidden Causes of Acne<p>It's easy to pass off a few pimples as the result of a stressful week at work, but there are hundreds of things we …

De-Stress with Music

So what exactly qualifies as “relaxing” music? Think songs with slow tempos and not much in the way of percussion, says Chanda. “In general, it tends to mimic relaxing sounds in nature—soft and low-pitched, like maternal sounds or the purring of a cat,” she says.<p>Need some inspiration for your very …

Mp3 Player

Benefits of Running: Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run

<b>In the first 90 seconds</b><br>In order to unleash more ATP, your cells break down glycogen, a form of glucose fuel stored in your muscles. Cells also pull glucose directly from your blood (one reason exercise is helpful in fending off high blood sugar).<p>Your body gobbles more glucose, and your muscles …

Eye Makeup Cheat Sheet

A darker defining color can be used to create a smoky effect. Choose one that's two shades darker than your base (e.g., bronze or chocolate).<p>Try Dior 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Gold Touch or Brown Fever, $24.50 each, sephora.com.<p><b>Step 3: Liner</b><br>Liquids, creams, gels, pencils...there are a dizzying number …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Face Peels

<i>This April, we're teaming up with Birchbox on a specially curated box, and all month we're sharing Birchbox editors' favorite beauty tricks!</i><p>If the term “face peel” makes you want to back slowly out of the room, we have news for you. Sure, we’ve all heard horror stories and seen the <i>Sex and the City</i> …

Face

When it comes to pimples and acne, the more you know, the better you will look and feel. We asked an expert dermatologist to answer our toughest …

Skin Care

7 Essential Fruits & Vegetables for Beautiful Skin

Ever wondered if you could eat your way to beautiful skin?<p>I’ve worked in skin care and cosmetics for enough years to see many products go through the …

Voices Raised in Resistance: Powerful Defiant Requiem Premieres on PBS Sunday, April 7

If a hallmark of great art is its ability to transcend the limited circumstances of its creation, then there is no more heartbreaking realization of this than the 1944 performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Catholic <i>Requiem</i> by Jewish prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp Terezín. The story of Terezín …

6 Americans, Doctor Killed in Afghan Attacks

Daughter of murdered sheriff speaks out