Alexandra Gabriel

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12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

Guest Post: 8 of the Best Road Trips in America

Good morning everyone. Today’s blog post is written by my friend Matthew. He is a car enthusiast and loves going on road trips. Here are some of his …

10 tips for new and prospective MacBook owners [Video]

As someone coming from a 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display, adjusting to the smaller form-factor of the 12″ MacBook takes some getting used to. But as brought out in our post highlighting 10 favorite MacBook features, the effort is worth it.<p>I’ve been using the 2016 MacBook as my primary computer …

This Ten Minute Hack Will Radically Improve Your Productivity

<i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time and/or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by David Kadavy, author of Design for Hackers, solopreneur, gentleman neuroscientist</b> …

10 ways to set yourself up for success before 9 a.m.

But the truth is that the way you spend every moment, starting from the second you open your eyes, matters a lot. In fact, there are plenty of easy early-morning habits that can set the tone for a productive, enjoyable rest of the day.<p>Here we have rounded up 10 ways to start off the day on the …

Hoysala Architecture

The Hoysala era (1026 CE – 1343 CE) was marked by illustrious achievements in art, architecture, and culture. The nucleus of this activity lay in the …

Hinduism

14 skills every professional should have

But there are certain skills that are absolute must-haves, no matter what type of career you pursue.<p>Unfortunately, no one tells you what those skills <i>are</i> until they realize you don't have them — like when you fumble through your first presentation at work because you never learned the art of public …

How I quit the 9-5 and started an online business that earns $50,000 a month

And I'm definitely not going to tell you that it's easy. Starting your own business is HARD. The biggest component to success is a high risk tolerance.<p>I have repeatedly struggled to find my footing, pay bills, and get everything set up before finally finding a workable formula.<p>The business itself …

The best free online business courses starting in May

The road trip is often a rite of passage in American lore. From beats coasting down Route 66 to the breezy Sunday drives of the "Mad Men" era, the road has always been a place to relax, reflect, and re-group.<p>For three business professors, the American road held a different allure. It was an artery …

Food, Sleep, Exercise: Why You Seriously Need All 3 to Be Successful

Healthy people are more productive, creative and mentally sharp.<p>Face it. We don't always take care of ourselves as well as we should. It's hard, because life gets in the way--doubly so if we have a busy and productive work life. And when faced with the choice between hard work and convenience, …

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Top 10: the best luxury hotels in Rome

An expert guide to the best luxury hotels in Rome, including the top places to stay for rooftop restaurants, Colosseum views, sumptuous spas and lavish bedrooms, in locations including the centro storico and the Piazza di Spagna.<p>The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma<p>When is a hotel not a hotel? When it’s …

National Parks Adventures to Go On Before You Die

Seven experiences to start planning now.<p>Many visitors to America's national parks do the same things: they go geyser-watching in Yellowstone, peer …

Young workers in a Bangladesh pot factory – in pictures

Photographer Zakir Hossain Chowdhury visited an aluminium pot factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where most of the workers are children, to document the working conditions

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Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikaël Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

Five designers revolutionising sustainable fashion

The boundless information made available by the internet has resulted in a new generation of inquisitive consumers, no longer content to buy into brands without first doing their research. As discussions surrounding sustainability continue, the fashion industry has begun to consider its own eco …

An island paradise you haven’t seen

A trip to this long-lost Eden – known for its tropical forests, azure seas, creative cuisine and quirky city – will show you a whole new side of Cuba.

16 Hottest Neighborhoods to Visit in 2016, According to Airbnb

More than 40 million people stayed at an Airbnb in 2015, and while we’re sure plenty of them were visiting the usual suspects—e.g. Paris, New York, Florence—there were also a number of under-the-radar neighborhoods that saw a major surge in popularity. According to the home-sharing platform, these …

8 Wellness Resorts to Start Your New Year Off Right

<i>By Alia Akkam for Architectural Digest.</i><p>Courtesy of Hacienda AltaGracia<p>As 2016 unfurls, hopeful vows to lead healthier, more balanced lives will be made in spades. But before you fully embrace a daily regimen of kale smoothies and Pilates workshops, why not jump-start your routine with some …

The world's best hotels for spa breaks

So many elements of travel are in the lap of the gods; sun and snow in the right place at the right time; smooth connections from A to B. But there’s one trip you can guarantee: the January guilt trip, accompanied with the post-Christmas sale that cashes in on a detox, diet and booze-free bazaar. …

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13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

<i>Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media</i><p>From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Andy Warhol's legendary former Hamptons compound just sold to a Manhattan gallery owner for a record $50 million

A slice of Hamptons paradise that once belonged to Andy Warhol just sold for $50 million — a record for Montauk, listing agents told the Wall Street Journal.<p>The family behind Arm & Hammer baking soda built the estate as a mere fishing camp back in the '30s. Pop art godfather Andy Warhol then …