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My Top 6 Packing Tips

Hawaii to South-East Asia to Australia and New Zealand to Southern Africa: 8 countries, 3 continents, summer, winter, and a supreme packing challenge. So how do you pack for a multi-month, multi-location trip? Here are my tips to packing a diverse and compact suitcase!<p>Hawaii to South-East Asia to …

Southern Africa

10 Uses for Baby Wipes (That Have Nothing to Do with Babies)

1 of 10<p>Remove Salt from Your Boots<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Clean Puppy Paws<p>3 of 10<p>Wipe Sandy Feet<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Moisten Envelopes<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

What Happens When You Stop Eating Meat

Five percent of the US population is vegetarian. Another 2% is vegan. The former group doesn’t eat meat or fish, while the latter group eats no …

What Eating 1 Slice of Pizza Really Does to Your Body

You'll never see a slice the same way.<p>Pizza is the best food on earth and nothing (NOTHING!) can change that — even though the stuff has long been vilified as a junk food because it's high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium.<p>Spoiler alert: On average, a large slice of pepperoni pizza contains …

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

One of the things that can show our maturity is how we care for others. Over the past years, have your eyes become more open? Has your horizon been broadened? Have you become more open-minded, non-judgmental, and more understanding of the world and of people around you?<p><i>This post originally appeared</i> …

Hobbies

6 Best Snacks You Can Keep in Your Desk Drawer

Should you stock your desk with snacks? It depends on your track record. If having food on hand triggers you to mindlessly nibble, then storing even …

Junk Food Fitness Experts Won’t Eat

If we had to put money on it, those in the former group enjoy fitness because it has helped them lose weight, while those watching the second-hand …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

National Parks

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

Nutrition

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>GQ talks to Maximilian Katzman, who sold Paul Manafort nearly a million dollars' worth of suits.<p>By Cam Wolf12 hours agoView More<p>GQ Cover …

The 8 Most Luxurious Mountain Resorts in America

While away this winter, nestle in these chic rustic escapes.<p><b>1) St. Regis Deer Valley, Utah</b><p>Settled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, this classic resort offers state-of-the-art spa services, heated outdoor pools and hot tubs and an enchanting terrace from which one can watch the sun blaze over …

Little Girl Starts Subway Hoedown, Melts Our Icy Hearts

In need of a little pick-me-up now that Monday's right around the bend? How about a video of a little girl starting a full-on hoedown on a subway platform? Yeah—that oughta do it!<p><i>Related: Watch This Little Girl Put Gaston in His Place, Once and For All</i><p>Bluegrass busking duo Coyote & Crow (real …

15 Party Dresses Under $500

On a budget? No problem!<p>A night on the town is a special occasion, especially this time of year. So go out and buy something new! On a budget? No problem. Here, a selection of 15 dresses all under $500 sure to elevate any party mood.

The 13 Best Cellulite And Stretch Mark Products

Smoother, firmer-looking skin in a bottle—right this way.<p>There's no one-size-fits-all solution to cellulite and stretch marks, but these caffeine, collagen and lipid-rich creams will get you a whole lot closer to ultra-smooth skin.

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

Momofuku's Pork Buns

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: Meet the best pork buns you'll ever have.</i><p>I know what you’re going to say. What parent in her right …

Recipes

Eat These Immunity-Boosting Foods

This season, win the fight against germs by supercharging your natural defenses.<p>Most of us already know the basics when it comes to warding off a wintertime cold or flu—from excessive hand washing to loading up on vitamin C and getting plenty of rest, as well as keeping stress at bay. However, …

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

New York slaughter of mom, 4 kids: 'It's a scene you'll never forget,' cops say

When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family's door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife.<p>Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after …

Mini Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

makes 24 Servings<p>Prep Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>October 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup self-rising flour<p>2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice<p>1 large egg<p>1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin<p>1/3 cup vegetable oil<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract<p>Chopped crystallized …

Boston Brown Bread

10 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>This dense quickbread is traditionally baked in empty coffee cans.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon butter plus more for serving, room temperature<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1/2 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 …

Baking

Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Your holiday cookie-baking just got a lot more exciting.</i><p>After a year of relentless baking, I didn’t really think there was an ingredient that hadn’t made its way into my …

Recipes

Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash

There are only few things in life that can't be made at least a bit better by topping them with a soft cooked egg. Off the top of my head I can only think of three: great novels (traditional paper <i>or</i> electronic), hair cuts, and ice cream sundaes. That's about it.<p>Things that are definitely in the …

Make the Country's Best Ballpark Food at Home

Now that baseball stadiums have gone gourmet, ballpark favorites—like Baltimore crab cakes, San Francisco garlic fries, and dressed-up hot dogs—deserve a spot on your dinner table<p>Sorry, baseball purists—we go to the ballpark for the Cracker Jack, not the crack of the bat. Food just tastes better …

How to Get Clumps in Your Granola

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Stop ripping apart entire bags of granola just to get your hands on the crunchy nuggets.</i><p>There are two types of granola eaters.<p>The first type of people …

Granola

Easy DIY Peanut Butter Cups

Five ingredients + salt. Surprisingly simple.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out their new shop, Provisions, to get $10 off!

Dessert

Greasy Hair Day Solutions For When You Have No Time To Shampoo

So it's been two days since your last shampoo and you just don't have time to wash your hair. You have obligations -- work, a date or just lunch with your friends -- and you can't just accept style defeat. When you're dry shampoo and baby powder won't do the trick, what's a girl to do?<p>Herewith, …

21 Emmy-Worthy Performances By Food In A Television Series

Behind every great acting performance is a piece of food that is also acting.

TV