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37 Ways To Game The Airlines: How To Get Free Flights, Travel Perks And More

This week, I made international news when I put my travel smarts to work and scored $11,000 in American Express gift cards for being bumped off several Delta Air Lines flights with my family. You can read the article about how I did it here. People were amazed, and the story got picked up by …

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Walmart's $7 Wine Is Actually Super Tasty

A lot can go wrong during the holidays, but my personal worst case scenario is running out of wine. Luckily, Walmart has a $7-Malbec available …


The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Yorkshire Puddings

Back when I was earning my wage as a cook at a co-ed fraternity house, I received a special dinner request from a few exchange students from Cambridge University: toad-in-the-hole, the classic British dish of sausages baked into a large Yorkshire pudding. Only problem? I had no idea what a …


The Best Hand (Immersion) Blenders

<i>Editor's Note: This review has been updated with notes on the non-winning models tested, in the section titled "The Competition."</i><p>A good immersion blender—also known as a hand blender or stick blender—can complement a well-equipped kitchen, offering a convenient alternative to dragging out a big, …


50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …


Three travel apps guaranteed to help you get around like a local

A gem from Google Labs, Field Trip sends alerts about historical facts, sales at shops and happy hours as you move through a city. You can also plug in preferences – outdoor art and architecture, for instance – and the app will tailor info sourced from sites like Thrillist, Zagat and Cool …

10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

With instructional videos for everything from yoga and pilates to weight-lifting and cardio training, YouTube fitness trainers are racking up millions of views.<p>Here are 10 YouTube channels that will help you turn your computer screen into a gym.


Get into the great outdoors: five great winter Australian walks

From fern-filled gullies to waterfalls and stunning coastal paths, winter doesn’t have to mean staying indoors. These five walks are perfect for a cold, dry day<p>Although the temptation is to stay indoors, winter is an ideal time to walk. Crisp air, lack of humidity and relatively quiet tracks make …