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3 Passports for 3 Continents

The idea of citizenship and national identity is a complex one. Recently, I became a citizen of three countries on three different continents. I can now claim passports to the United States, the United Kingdom and Taiwan.<p>How did I qualify for three passports? I was born in Taiwan and immigrated to …

NYC's Cat Cafe About As Amazing As It Sounds

America's first ever cat cafe open for a very limited time in New York City this week. It's, well, purrfectly adorable.<p>The pop-up cafe, which is hosted in an event space and will be open through Sunday, has generated so much buzz that enthusiastic crowds have had to wait in catastrophic lines …

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Airbnb recently offered to collect $21 million in taxes from its bed and breakfast hosts each year and pass it on to New York City, but local politicians are not too keen on the idea, despite looming budget deficits.<p>The total potential infusion to city coffers from direct taxes, if the city were to …

How to Get Radio Interviews for Your Book

Finally. You've finished writing your epic literary masterpiece.<p>Whether that's another zombie apocalyptic saga or this century's most innovative marketing guide, does not matter. What matters is that you've done a bang up job -- and that you need everyone else to know about it.<p>So how do you go …

Storyscapes: Immersive Journalism Takes You Inside The News

<b>By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson)</b><p>Journalist Nonny de la Peña has been pioneering the use of virtual reality to tell documentary stories for years now.<p>Her latest work, <i>Use of Force</i>, puts participants in the shoes of witnesses to the killing of thirty-five year old Anastasio Hernandez Rojas at the …

Hraunfossar, The Lava Field Waterfall You Didn't Know Was On Your Bucket List

Waterfalls are stunning. Iceland is stunning. Uncover a waterfall in Iceland, and sheer gorgeousness is the only possible result.<p>Enter Hraunfossar. This series of pristine waterfalls trickles, gushes, and flows out of a craggy lava field that formed when a volcano erupted under a glacier.<p>Insane, …

These New Puns By The Street Artist Hanksy Are Eye-Rollingly Perfect

Puns based on Miley Cyrus are so 2013. Which is why the street artist Hanksy and his intentionally silly pop mashups keep going. The anonymous tagger -- increasingly less so, as he racks up highfalutin profiles -- shared images of his latest silliness from the streets of New York City and Los …

8 Ways to Really Travel Better

A recent survey found that Southwest Airlines had the best customer service in the airline industry and they deserve it. Want proof? Just call them to cancel a flight -- they'll do it without a charge. Now try the same with some of the other airlines and you could pay up to $300. Want more proof? …

Businesses Must Connect to People for Real Success

Entrepreneurship is more about building a business than inventing a product. It's more about the quality of the execution, rather than the quality of the idea. Most importantly, it's more about being a proactive leader who connects to customers and the team deeply, rather than a bright light that …

Why the F*ck Aren't You in Bratislava?

Disappear to a place with exactly zero fanny packs on its soil.<p>Photo by: Xlibber<p>Slovakia is the country that used to be married to the Czech Republic before the end of the Cold War and is like the Kansas of Europe. Bratislava is situated on the far western end along the Danube river. Since even the …

4 Must-Have Digital Marketing Core Competencies

Marketing is undergoing a dramatic transformation. According to enterprise technology analyst and best-selling author Paul Greenberg, popularly known as "the Godfather of CRM," the battle for customers has gone from competing against other competitors to competing for customer's attention. …

Artists' Assistants and the IRS

Not a trick question: Are artists' "employees," or are they "independent contractors"? There are reasons why artists may want them to be a little bit of both. Many employers, including artists, prefer to forgo the paperwork and payment of employee taxes (withholding unemployment insurance and …

Study Reveals How Neurotic People View Action

For neurotic people, the best action may be no action at all.<p>A new study in the Journal of Personality shows an association between neuroticism and having more negative attitudes toward action and more positive attitudes toward inaction.<p>Neuroticism is considered one of the "Big 5" personality …

5 Training Mistakes That May Affect Your Progress

Ever walk into the gym wondering if you are doing everything "right"? We all make mistakes, and while some are glaring and obvious, others may be simple and hard to recognize. Either way, most people don't realize how much these mistakes may contribute to lack of progress in the gym. Below you will …

The Hottest Bridesmaid Dress Trends for Fall 2014

<i>By Simone Hill for TheKnot.com</i><p>Sexy back cutouts, fit-and-flare skirts and whimsical gauzy overlays are what make this season’s bridesmaid dresses stand out.<p><b>Also on The Knot:</b><p>What your engagement ring says about you<br>• 500+ wedding ideas to steal<br>• 5 people who will try to take over your wedding<br>• 14 emotions …

3 Technologies Bolstering STEM Learning

According to the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) Coalition, there are 26 million STEM jobs in the U.S., comprising 20 percent of all jobs. By 2020, there will be 9.2 million STEM jobs in the U.S. Despite the need for these workers, only 45 percent and 30 percent of high school …

Share Economy or Bare Economy?

The digital economy has given us new ways to be both part time entrepreneurs and consumers, in what enthusiasts call the Share Economy. Have a spare room? You can rent it out to strangers via Airbnb.com -- or use Airbnb to find cheap lodging. You'll meet fascinating new friends, and most likely …

Love Without Fear and Nights Like This : Conversations With Dan Wilson and Eli 'Paperboy' Reed

<b>A Conversation with Dan Wilson</b><p><b>Mike Ragogna</b>: <i>Love Without Fear</i>: Dan, is that even possible?<p><b>Dan Wilson</b>: [Laughs] I guess by even saying the phrase, it calls that question, doesn't it? Yeah, that's just sort of an ideal that I'd like to have, and anyone would like to have, and I guess the reason to …

6 Broadway Shows to See This Spring

The current spring season on Broadway has ushered in a crop of diverse shows, with something for everyone: big-budget musical revivals with catchy …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

A Self-Charging iPad Case In Bomber-Jacket Leather

<b>iPad's are pretty great.</b> They're big enough to watch a movie on, read a book, check out the latest issue of Esquire, and even text your girlfriend—often all in the same bathroom trip! But the cheap, $30 iPad cases they sell at the Apple store are a bit... meh. Seriously, those things get nastier …

Designed for the future: Leica's new camera borrows from Audi and Apple

Leica is best known for being a traditionalist camera company. It took years for it to release a digital version of its revered M rangefinder, and it's one of the few camera companies left that still produces film cameras, the designs of which have gone largely unchanged for 60 years. But today …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Feature rich, lacking focus.<p>The Galaxy S5 is a great phone, even if it isn’t particularly ambitious. Samsung has iterated upon the Galaxy S4’s …

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Three Ways to Wear White Pants

White pants aren't as intimating as you think. And <i>forget</i> about that "you can't wear white after Labor Day" myth.<p>Swap out your traditional black …

10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like everyone has a condo for the things that don't fit in their condo, so …

Fodor’s Week in Travel: Treat Yourself

Traveling is often an adventure, but sometimes it’s the pampered perks of a vacation that make it worth the while. This week, we’ve tapped some …

10 Mind-blowing Food Trends Already Dominating 2014

Quite a few new food trends have made the news over the last year. Between deep-frying your spam into fries and shot glasses made from chocolate chip cookies, this is truly a time to enjoy food. Our friends over at PopSugar compiled a list of 10 of the top mouthwatering food items you absolutely …

The top 10 writers to see live

To mark World Book Night, which is being celebrated around the country with readings by some of our most celebrated writers, novelist Matt Haig applauds the authors who are stars of stage and page<br>News: Authors line up to celebrate World Book Night<p>Writers have a weird life. Ninety per cent of the …