Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British ColumbiaNita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia
Home to the 2010 Winter Olympics and the world's coldest ice bar, this village nestled in the Canadian Coast Mountains is so much more than just a ski town-although the skiing here is legendary. It's also a mountain-biking, shopping, and foodie hotspot, so there are plenty of activities to satisfy everyone. About a two-hour drive from Vancouver, the destination has the feel of an intimate ski town, but with all the amenities of a big city thanks to the more than 100 restaurants, 20-plus spas, and more than 200 retail shops. With its multi-bedroom suites boasting fully-equipped kitchens, cozy-feeling fireplaces, and convenient location just 500 meters from the Whistler Creekside Gondola, Nita
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Herb and Gruyère omelet
Learn the omelet-making basics with these classic fillings, then experiment with sautéed veggies, different cheeses, and meats. Got some leftovers you don't know what to do with? They'll probably taste delicious in an eggy cocoon.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
2 large eggs
Sea salt and ground black pepper
½ Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp grated Gruyère cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, tarragon, and chives
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1. In a medium bowl, gently beat the eggs, ¼ tsp sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper and set aside. Now, prep the rest of your ingredients: Omelet-making is a quick activity, so get everything chopped, grated, and measured before you begin cooking.
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Credit Card Debt
C'mon, girl! Paying only the minimum. Wanna guess how long it'll take you to hit zero? See the credit card repayment calculator at federalreserve.gov. Ouch!
That's better: Paying twice the minimum every month. It's not as scary as it sounds-on a $1,000 debt, this might take you from $20 to $40. An easy technique: Make that minimum payment with each of your twice- monthly paychecks.
Really good: Snowballing debt: Pay the minimum on all of your cards except the one with the smallest balance. Lob every extra dime at that one till it's gone. Then start on the next, adding what you were paying on card #1. Repeat. Aim to be debt- free in three years or less.
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1. Make your goals feelings instead of actions, author Danielle LaPorte suggests in The Desire Map. You'll be amazed how different your choices are when instead of vowing to take a trip, you decide to feel adventurous; instead of gunning to buy a house, you seek a place where you can truly feel at home.
2. Look up an '80s-era video, like Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Watch it till the super-serious expressions and cheeseball dance moves make you giggle. (Won't take long.)
3. Pick out one book on your shelves that you've always wanted to read but haven't yet. Then turn to page one-the dishes can wait.
4. Write down what you eat today (yes, that includes "nibbles" and "slivers") and consider it the easiest diet ever. In one study, women who kept food journals consistently lost about six pounds more than those who did not.
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The dawn of a new year means we gleefully get to let go of these overwrought, done-to-death, just plain unhelpful trends for good. Here are the 14 things we won't be saying, thinking, or doing in 2014.
Enough looking at Facebook and Instagram wistfully, thinking about how much cooler that friend who scaled Mount Kilimanjaro's life is. Experts are already saying that "fear of missing out" is, well, out, and "mindful living" is in for 2014. Instead of #FOMO, think #JOMO, or "joy of missing out."
2. Everything being everything
Thanks to our Internet culture where only the most over-the-top stories and headlines get noticed, describing pictures, events, and people as "everything" was everywhere in 2013. Not every thing can be "everything." It's just basic semantics.
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- No, that's not a typo. The new acronym, replaces the "Fear" in FOMO with "Joy," promising that it's more than okay to take a step a back and live in the moment.
Global advertising agency and annual trend predictor J. Walter Thompson included "mindful living" on its 2014 list, suggesting that we could--wait for it--actually enjoy solitary, social-media-free peace of mind, pointing to the rise of digital detox retreats, the Slow Food Movement, and meditation apps.
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Since the report also includes highly-modern concepts such as the end of anonymity, telepathic technology, and immersive experiences, company director of trendsetting Ann Mack acknowledges it's a mixed bag. "I think the real surprise is the fact that as we get more immersed in technology we're starting to question its siren call… We are still very much embracing it but resisting it simultaneously."
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Roasted salmon fillets with fennel and oranges
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 small bulb fennel, trimmed, cut into ½-inch slices
½ sweet onion (such as Vidalia), cut into ½-inch wedges
1 navel orange, cut into ¼-inch half-moons
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 (6-oz) salmon fillets, skin on
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup couscous
1 Tbsp each chopped fresh parsley and chopped fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place fennel, onion, and orange on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp of the olive oil. Rub salmon fillets with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and nestle among veggies and orange, flesh side up; then season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
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