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Make Chrome and Firefox faster with just one click

Has your browser turned to molasses? You probably have too many tabs open. Here's a one-click fix.<p>If you're anything like me, you keep a lot of browser tabs open. And unless your PC is a serious powerhouse, that can choke performance across the whole system.<p>In my case, trying to run more than 8-10 …

Software

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel Deals

Watch How The U.S. Stole Land From Native Americans

This land was not our land.<p>A new interactive map from the science and humanities magazine Aeon tells a vital story that Americans tend to conveniently forget: this land was not our land. Hit “play,” and you’ll see every cession of land from native peoples between 1784 and today. From the birth of …

5 Possible Replacements for Alan Pardew at Newcastle United

Newcastle United have released Alan Pardew from his contract to allow him to take over as manager at Crystal Palace, the Tyneside club have confirmed.<p>Pardew will now take over from the sacked Neil Warnock at Selhurst Park after spending much of his playing career with the Eagles.<p>The move now leaves …

Soccer

Want to see broadband’s future? Check out the airline industry

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Ditty_about_summer/shutterstock<p>A <i>New Yorker</i> explainer on why the airlines want to make you suffer has been making the …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Why Swedes do Christmas best

On December 24th in Sweden, Advent candles flicker from every window, paper stars flutter from door frames and snow envelops the streets like the thick, even icing on a Christmas cake.<p>All is silent. Or is it? If you stop for a moment, you may hear singing – and perhaps a muffled clinking – drifting …

Christmas Eve

10 Places To Go This Winter

Winter may not have officially arrived just yet, but the time to start planning your next vacation is now. There are plenty of winter festivals on the horizon, as well as important anniversaries: In 2015, Switzerland will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the scaling of the Matterhorn, while …

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

Travel Photography

10 cities with the cheapest hotels

European Travel