For some, performances at the Olympics are great to marvel at from the couch while; for others, they are motivation to take on a challenge and step outside the comfort zone. If you fall into the latter camp, this list is for you.
We're talking about fresh food, native ingredients, international influences, fusion cooking, meat pies cooked with the flakiest pastry and coffee brewed to perfection -- not a cork hat, didgeridoo or shrimp on the barbie in sight.
It might be a little chilly outside, but that doesn't mean it's time to keep your travel fun indoors. There's no better way to fit in some winter fun than with a frozen pond and some worn-in ice skates.
This year, New Year's Eve is on a Tuesday. Instead of figuring out how to trick your boss into thinking you're alive on Wednesday morning, pull the cork out and send 2013 off properly by getting as far away from the office as possible.
Travelers on a budget know how quickly entertainment costs can add up. Savvy ones plan ahead, signing up for local deals sites, paying attention to what museums offer free access to and when. But here are some other, more creative ways to entertain yourself on the road.
There's really nothing better than eating outdoors. Everything tastes better in the fresh air. And whiling away the lazy, hazy days (and nights) of summer over a makeshift feast with friends is one way to ensure golden memories.
At its most basic, a garden is a piece of land shaped into a place where fruits, vegetables and flowers bloom, but these flora-filled oases can be so much more. A place for contemplation, relaxation or a haven to unwind and enjoy the world around.
When my children want to see a remake of a classic movie, the original is required viewing. Believe it or not, I have found that almost any life event, challenge or problem can be made even a little better or even resolved with just the right movie line.
The Turkey Day Top 10 features YouTube favorites like Ryan Higa, freddiew and Fred! But perhaps the most notable addition is Nicole Westbrook's breakout "It's Thanksgiving" viral video, which has only been on YouTube since November and already comes in at #2!
A good friend has warned me that my annual exploration of the year's highlights for integrative medicine in the form of a Top 10 is "too much inside baseball." I thought I'd let you decide. The year was a good one for integrative medicine.