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Rolling back regulations often comes before a financial meltdown, according to 300 years of history

The blame for financial meltdowns often focuses on irresponsible traders and greedy bankers. But politicians, whose policies sometimes fan the flames, deserve scrutiny as well, according to a fascinating analysis of booms and busts since the 18th century by Jihad Dagher, an economist at the IMF. …

40 Free & Fun Things to Do This Summer

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)<p>You want to have fun this summer, but you're not exactly swimming in money or willing to blow your budget? Or you've …


Fall in Love: Romantic Dates Near San Francisco

As the weather cools and we stand a little closer, there's no denying that autumn is the season when summer flings fall in love. It's time to break out that new wardrobe and hit the town (and country) with one of these <b>romantic dates near San Francisco.</b><p><b>Sweep Her off Her Feet</b><p>An autumn bike ride has …

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The Mediterranean's 10 Best Hidden Beaches

Ahhh, the Mediterranean... With its picturesque villages, laid-back lifestyle and world-famous cuisine, it's no wonder that the region has been a go-to destination for summertime travelers for years. As often happens, however, the popularity has come with a price, with once-sleepy fishing villages …


California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …


Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …


4 Reasons Why You Should Always Sit at the Bar - Vagabondish

Many of the travelers I’ve had the good fortune to get to know over the years fall into an interesting (and somewhat dichotomic) category. They …

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10 Best Beach Towns For Relaxing Family Vacations, According To Parents Magazine (PHOTOS)

Stressing about your summer vacation? If you're looking for a stress-free family vacation that's fun and affordable (and doesn't involve standing in line to see overpriced tourist attractions), consider a relaxing stay at one of the country's most family-friendly coastal towns.<p>In its June 2013 …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

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