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Not sure how to properly pack a carry-on for a long weekend? Need to know what the best deals are for Super Bowl weekend? We’ve got all the best advice and how-to guides for the casual and avid travelers of the world.

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How to smoke a cigar: Our ultimate guide

Do you want to learn how to smoke a cigar without looking like a newb? In this guide, we'll teach you how to puff like a seasoned pro.
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Meet the mail-order wagyu beef company prized by Gordon Ramsay and David Chang

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Apple’s new journaling app is here, and it’s great, but we have one major problem with it

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The best recipe apps to channel your inner chef

Wines available on Delta Airlines.

This popular wine doesn’t taste great mid-flight (and more secrets that Delta Airlines’ sommelier revealed)

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What is the business casual dress code for men? The dos and don’ts you should know

Parmesan cheese

How (and why) parmesan, pecorino romano, gruyere, and asiago cheeses may help with digestive issues

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Travel tips and tricks: Dumb mistakes I make every time (but you can avoid)

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How to split firewood (with or without an axe)

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Romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, and more: Science says one is actually the healthiest choice

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Travel tips: How to keep from getting sick on a crowded airplane

A chocolate peppermint martini cocktail

3 batch drink recipes perfect for the holidays: Moscow mule, martini, and good ol’ spiked punch

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The best food gifts for an amateur chef: Cookbooks, Caraway cookware, and more

Foodies can be a handful and really hard to shop for. Here are the best gifts guaranteed to please them.
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Weight loss while eating more fat – Here’s how it works

Can you realize weight loss while still eating fat? Yes! Here's how it works, and some advice to follow
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AAA says these are the worst (and best) times to travel this holiday season

AAA says there will be a record high number of travelers this holiday season. Find out the best and worst days to get on the road.
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Jeff Bezos’ fitness routine is actually pretty easy to copy (no celebrity trainers required)

Jeff Bezos is pretty committed to his health and wellness. Here's how the billionaire stays fit.
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A complete breakdown of airline loyalty programs: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and more

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and more: A complete breakdown of airline loyalty programs.

All-Clad kitchenware, GIR spatulas and more: The best kitchen gifts for anyone who lives at Williams Sonoma

Give the gift of cooking and baking with some of the best kitchenware presents for those who love to spend their time in the kitchen.
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Going running? This is what (and when) to eat before you go

If you're concerned about how long you should wait after eating to run, we've taken the time to unpack the complexities of the body in our guide.
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It’s time to pay attention to Hawaiian rum — why this liquor should be on your bar cart

People don't think of rum when they think of the U.S., but that's changing thanks to a Hawaiian movement stressing sustainability and some quality distilling.
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Is stevia bad for you? Everything you want to know about this popular sweetener

Stevia sometimes gets a bad rap. We'll break down its benefits, side effects, and more
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The best way to travel with a snowboard or skis affordably

We have the way for you to travel to your snowy destination without having to haul those skis or snowboard along every step of the way.
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Calisthenics for beginners: Workouts you can do anywhere

Calisthenics is a body-weight exercise routine you can do anywhere. Why it's great, and some excellent exercises for beginners
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How to tie a tie: A step-by-step guide to 4 popular knots

It's essential that every man know how to tie a tie with ease. Here are four classic tie knots to master along with step-by-step instructions.
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A guide to freeze dried food: 4 easy methods to preserve your produce

Freezing-drying is a great way to preserve groceries or garden produce. So, how do you freeze-dry food? Here is what you need to know.
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Winter squash — why RDs love it (and their favorite ways to eat it)

An RD tells us why winter squash is incredible, and we give some advice on the best ways to enjoy it

Beer 101: What’s the difference between an ale and a lager?

Know your beer! We dive into the similarities and differences between ale and lager
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How to choose the best travel insurance plan

Allianz travel insurance, AIG travel insurance, and more. Here's how to pick the plan that's right for you.
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Driving in snow: The complete guide to staying safe this winter

Want to learn how to drive in snow like a pro? Here are our top tips, tricks, skills, and gear to take the sting out of winter driving.
A man in a yellow GORE-TEX jacket walks past a lake

This is why your Gor-Tex jacket isn’t keeping you dry

Unbridled breathability just doesn't exist, so we take a look at the limitations of Gore-Tex, how it functions, and what you can do to help your jacket.
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Why is mushroom coffee suddenly so popular? We’ll tell you

Mushroom coffee is suddenly really popular, but why? We go over its benefits and the most popular brands
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Look stylish everywhere you go: Here’s how to wear that new overcoat

You've gone through the painstaking process of buying an overcoat. Now it's time to learn how to get the most out of it.
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This is what an award-winning gingerbread house looks like

Tis the season for gingerbread house decorating. Check out these award-winning designs to inspire your next holiday activity.
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Drambuie, Jagermeister, Schnapps, and more – our after-dinner liqueur guide

Drambuie, Jagermeister, Schnapps — the list of liqueurs is seemingly endless, but we'll help you find the best ones.
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10 delicious weight loss meals that are 300 calories or less

Calorie deficits are an important part of any weight loss plan. These 10 meals are all under 300 calories.
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There’s a hidden benefit to Alaska Airlines buying Hawaiian Airlines, and you’ll love it

Mergers don't always mean great things for consumers, but Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Hawaiian Airlines will have at least one great perk for travelers.

This ravioli recipe hack is 100% inauthentic but makes homemade ravioli 100% easier

Homemade ravioli is incredible, but difficult. Most people won't follow an authentic ravioli recipe, but this hack makes it much simpler.
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A new study says the Mediterranean diet is good for more than just weight loss

The Mediterranean Diet has long been known for health benefits related to weight loss, but a new study has found that it can also be good for your mind.
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Flight attendant shares genius travel tips and a key hotel hack on TikTok

Flight attendants spend a lot of time in hotels. One took to TikTok to share her best travel tips.
baked sugar cookies for the holidays

A registered dietitian reveals the ingredient swaps that will keep your favorite Christmas cookies from ruining your weight loss goals

There's nothing wrong with holiday favorites, but these baking substitutes will let you eat those Christmas cookies while maintaining weight loss goals.
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American Airlines, United Airlines, and more: Study says these are the most unreliable airlines for holiday travel

Looking to travel this holiday season - or ever? A new study tells you which airlines to avoid
Car driving in the snow

How to put on tire chains for safer winter driving

Depending on where you live, you may be required to use snow chains. We walk you through how to put them on and drive safely with them on.
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This $80 bottle of straight bourbon whiskey just won an award as the best spirit in the South

Old Dominick Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey just won an award as the best in the South - and it's only $80!
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Why air travel feels so expensive: Airlines will make a record $118B in extra fees this year

Increases in extra fees equates to $118B for airlines in 2023, according to a study
Man cutting ham in the kitchen

Oven, smoker, and more: The many different ways to cook your Christmas ham

Here's an informative look at how to cook a Christmas ham in the oven, slow cooker, over a campfire, and in a smoker.
Carte Blanche cocktail.

Soju, shochu, and more: An Asian spirits guide for the intrepid imbiber

Our expansive, informative guide on asian spirits like soju, shochu, and Japanese gin.
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Chestnuts are a fall and winter favorite, and an RD tells us why you should be eating as many as you can

Should you be eating more chestnuts? A registered dietician says yes - here's why
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Is peppermint good for you? An expert weighs in on this holiday season favorite

Peppermint is commonly found in holiday cookies and, of course, candy canes. Is it good for you? An expert weighs in.
Japanese beef on teppanyaki

Why grass-fed beef is worth the hype

Grass-fed beef is now found everywhere, and we tell you why it's worth the spend.
Spanish coffee cocktail

Beyond the espresso martini: A speakeasy mixologist teaches us all about coffee cocktails

From how to pair coffee with your cocktail ingredients to how to make a Black Manhattan, this is your expert guide to coffee cocktails.

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