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AirBnB has a genius plan to steal more business from hotels

Airbnb recently wrapped up $1.5 billion in new funding at a $25.2 billion valuation while hotels have reported all-time highs in occupancy, average daily room rates, and the money made off each room.<p>This probably seems a little weird. How could a startup and the industry it was ostensibly …

Hospitality

Asteroid tsunami could kill thousands in Britain, warn scientists

Although the UK is not directly in an asteroid path, it is at risk from impact 'corridors' of known asteroids in the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea which could trigger devastating tsunamis<p>Britain is at risk from an asteroid tsunami which could kill hundreds of thousands of people living in coastal …

A Backpacker's Guide to Months of Travel

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>Purchasing and packing your backpack</b><p>Backpacking: no set route, just buying a one way ticket and seeing where the world leads you. This has been my plan since last summer, and I'm now a month into my post-grad travels that will end …

Foldable screens are coming to revolutionise TVs, smartphones—and your clothes

Screens have revolutionised how we communicate: starting with the humble cathode ray tube, which was developed to observe the motion of electrons on single colour images, to today’s smartphones that we use for work, leisure and everything in between.<p>The next frontier for the screen would be to …

Harry Potter

How to Get Rid of Acne - Best Acne Treatments

It's not because the world hates you.<p>Because chest acne is a b*tch, amirite?<p>Because zits are annoying anywhere.<p>Are you ready to glow? Our beauty editors share the 18 products that transformed their skin from head to toe.<p>Now you see 'em, now you don't.<p>Can't we all just have clear skin …

Skin Care

Melt Flab Away: The Best Fat Burning Foods

Regular dieting is old school...and boring. Eat the stuff that puts your metabolism on high speed to burn mucho calories.<p><b>Cinnamon</b><p>Without going into the whole scientific explanation of why it works, adding 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of this spice to something you eat every day — hot cereal, marinades, yogurt …

The 5 Best National Parks in the World

<i>by Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Late spring and early summer bring prime weather for outdoor exploration, but these international national parks drop jaws year-round--no Instagram filters needed.<p>Loop Images Ltd / Alamy<p><b>1. Northumberland National Park, England</b><p>England's northernmost (and least …

National Parks

How to Promote Yourself Without Looking Like a Jerk

Self-promotion can be uncomfortable for many people. That’s certainly true for foreign professionals in America, who have to navigate different cultural mores in the most bullish nation on earth when it comes to personal branding. But even for many Americans, it’s a tricky prospect: how can you …

Nepal PM Sushil Koirala to visit India to discuss rehabilitation following quake

<b>Kathmandu:</b> Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is likely to visit India soon to discuss long-term plans on rehabilitation and reconstruction …

Mobile phone sales drop in India for the first time in 20 years

Expert guide to Rome

Essential information<p><b>British embassy:</b> Via 20 Settembre, 80a, 00187 Roma; 0039 06 4220 0001 www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-rome<p><b>Tourist office & information:</b> there are Tourist Information Points all over the city. As well as the two airports, you'll find useful ones at …

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

The Coldest, Snowiest, Iciest Places In Our Solar System

Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to make your life easier — grab them while you still can

Well you're in luck. Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way, and we've put them all in one place so you can see which ones you like.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 60% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited …

Apps

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.