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Cold brew vs iced coffee: What’s the difference?

Cold brew coffee and iced coffee are often confused with one another based on their similar appearance, yet each has its flavor profile.

Why travel experts think you should expect airline tickets to get more expensive

Because of Boeing's ongoing issues, airline tickets are likely to get more expensive this summer.
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How to get TSA PreCheck for free: 3 easy ways

TSA PreCheck offers a myriad of benefits, but it can be costly. This is how to get TSA PreCheck for free.
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The best luxury cruise lines for an extraordinary experience

Do you want to set sail on one of the world's best luxury cruise lines? These are a few cruise lines to consider for your journey.
Beer and cheese

Forget wine — Beer and cheese is an unbeatable combination

When pairing beer and cheese, there are three tasting components to consider when finding a great match.
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United Global Services: Everything you need to know about the airline’s invite-only status tier

We have all the details on Global Services -- United Airlines' secretive top tier of status
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What foods are high in iron? These staples will help you live a healthier life

Iron is a vital nutrient that benefits the body in numerous ways. Learn about some of the best foods to include in your diet to hit the daily requirement.
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Learn about these 14 amazing benefits of spinach

Spinach is one of the healthiest foods that's packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Learn the benefits of spinach here.
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Are pre-workout supplements safe? (Plus, more of your questions answered)

Pre-workout supplements may give you the boost you need to crush your workout and get the most out of them. Find out more here.
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Benefits of ginger: 6 reasons why you should add it to your grocery list today

Learn why you should start including ginger in your diet, as well as many creative ways to do so. Here are six amazing benefits of ginger.
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7 delicious, portable, high-protein snacks that will support your weight loss goals

Discover seven different snacks that will support your weight loss goals and that are high in protein.
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Is olive oil good for you? All about this healthy fat (and how to use it in your kitchen)

Here are the evidence-based reasons why olive oil is a healthy fat and the best ways to include this superior cooking oil in your diet
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You’ll love these popular brandy bottles (all under $40)

Not only are there myriad brandies available, but you don’t have to spend the equivalent of a car payment to get your hands on a great, flavorful bottle.
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A brief look at the (slightly strange) history of gin

Gin is, depending on who you ask, revered, reviled, or simply misunderstood. Here's a brief overview of how and when gin got started.
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The best pre-workout meals – everything you need to know

If you're prepping for a big workout, what you eat matters. Try these pre-workout meals before your next workout.
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Do you need a passport to go to Canada?

A passport is the most widely accepted form of ID; alternative options are available for U.S. citizens entering Canada by land or sea.

Stop making this mistake when cooking with onions

There are many, many kinds of onion, and knowing which variety to choose can be confusing.
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The 7 best classic fantasy books to get lost in

If you're looking to get into the genre or are already an aficionado with a few gaps in your reading list, classic fantasy novels are always a fine choice.
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The espresso con panna is the tastiest yet most forgotten about espresso drink

An espresso con panna is a simple drink that consists simply of shots of espresso topped with whipped cream.
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12 classic sci-fi books everyone should read

The stories found within are rich in characters, worlds, and nuance. Here are 12 classic sci-fi novels everyone should read.
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From Gilda Radner to Ali Wong, these are the best female comedians of all time

They’re sharp, tough, and have often seen stuff that makes their comedy feel raw and true. This list of female comedians is definitely LOL-worthy.
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Try these delicious foods high in vitamin E for skin, hair, and heart health

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. Learn about the foods highest in vitamin E here.

Passport card vs book: Which should you get?

While it might seem intriguing to opt for a passport card over a standard passport book, the smaller price comes with some limitations to consider
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Why you need to take a cold shower after a flight

By improving circulation and stimulating the immune system, a cold shower can be a simple yet effective way to rejuvenate your body after air travel.
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The 5 best pork cuts, ranked: Here’s what you should be cooking

The gifts from the other white meat are hearty and diverse, ranging from tender and delicate, elegant bites to hearty, rich, and saucy barbecue fare.

TSA-operated security lines could see cut-down wait times

Say goodbye to long security lines. The TSA has recently announced new self-service security lines at Las Vegas' airport.
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How to make food less salty: 5 easy fixes when you make this common cooking mistake

If you're wondering how to make food less salty after you've already been too generous in your seasoning, these are some handy hacks you can use.
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Do you need a passport to go on a cruise? It’s complicated

Do you need a passport to go on a cruise? Here's everything you need to know about the travel documentation needed before stepping on a cruise ship.
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Apple Maps vs Google Maps: Which app is better for your next vacation?

Before you set out on a road trip, you'll need a navigation app to guide you. Here's our take on Google Maps vs Apple Maps.
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4 of the most popular budget tequila bottles, ranked

Finding well-made, flavorful budget tequilas isn’t a difficult task.
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The 10 best road trip apps to make your next journey more epic

Eat, sleep, and sightsee your way across America (and stay safe while you do) with the best, must-have road trip apps.
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Smart nutrition: Benefits of personalized vitamins and supplements

Each one of us is unique and personalized vitamins and supplements are the wellness industry's latest advancements in optimizing our health.
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Everything you need to know about the Military Diet plan

The Military Diet encourages rapid weight loss. Learn about whether it's healthy and a good option for you.
Irish stew.

A guide to Irish cuisine (beyond corned beef hash)

Corned beef and Guinness are great but Irish cuisine runs a lot deeper. Here's a primer on the subject.
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Do you need a passport to go to the Bahamas? Everything you need to know before your trip

Do you need a passport to go to the Bahamas? Find out that and more.
Fruit Salad

What is the healthiest fruit? 5 items you should be eating daily

The healthiest fruit is not a single fruit, but rather a variety of fruits that offer a range of nutritional benefits.
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Kegel exercises for men? Yes, you also need to strengthen your pelvic floor

We often hear about Kegel exercises for women, but Kegel exercises are also important for men. Find out about Kegel exercises for men here.
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8 healthy benefits of hiking you need to know

Whether you're an avid hiker or not, you should take a look at these benefits of hiking to get you inspired to plan your next trek.
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Wondering how to put out a cigar? Here’s everything you need to know

If you're not experienced or this is your first time smoking, you may be curious how to put out a cigar or how to save a cigar for later. Here's your guide.
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How does melatonin work and how much do you need?

Learn how melatonin is created in the body, the types of people who should take it, and the possible side effects of taking melatonin supplements.
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Do you know about these 5 benefits of drinking lemon water?

Drinking lemon water can clear up your skin, aid digestion, and more. Learn how to boost the effects of your lemon water and what to do with the peels.
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8 healthy facts about the benefits of coconut water

Regularly drinking coconut water can keep you hydrated, your skin healthy, and more! Read on to learn about why you should have this beverage daily.
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Tlayudas is the ‘Mexican pizza’ you never knew you needed

Tlayudas are a Mexican street food classic. Chef Alex Mixcoatl shares his favorite tips and tricks with The Manual for this Oaxaca dish.
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How to smoke a cigar properly: The ultimate beginner’s guide

Do you want to learn how to smoke a cigar without looking like a noob? In this guide, we'll teach you how to puff like a seasoned pro.
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The 9 best olive oils to add to your kitchen ingredients today

There's not much a good olive oil can't do but these best ones offer high quality on top of functionality.
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These are the best multi tools you need to have in your EDC kit, hands down

If there's one tool that you should always have with you, it's a tool that is actually 20 tools in one. These are the best multi-tools for any situation.
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Do you need a passport to go to Jamaica? What to know before your trip

Do you need a passport to travel to Jamaica? Rules vary by destination, so you might be unsure. Here's our guide to the documents you need to go to Jamaica.
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How to do a perfect pushup every time, according to a pro trainer

The pushup isn't just a body weight exercise, according to trainer Clarence Hairston. Learn how to do a pushup with his expert tricks.
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Do you need a passport to go to Mexico? The requirements vary depending on your mode of travel

Do you need a passport when traveling to Mexico? Different rules apply for airports and border entries. Here's our guide for a seamless travel experience.
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Black tea vs. green tea: Which offers more benefits?

Comparing green tea and black tea, how they're made, and the benefits