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Pictures of the Week 2.19.15

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ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

Top Vacation Strategies for Families

<i>davitydave / Flickr</i><p>When you have kids, it's easy to become overwhelmed with the thought of meeting everyone's needs while you're away. For example, how does a family of five get from the airport to their condo, hotel or resort? And how do you make sure everyone gets three square meals a day when …

The World's Most Incredible Hotel Pools

The typical hotel pool might bring to mind images of rowdy kids, tiny towels and water all over the floor. Not exactly a relaxing experience--and swimming laps? Good luck.<p>It can be tough and expensive to find a hotel that will guarantee a quality swim, but avoiding the crowds (and that awful …

Hotels

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

6 Toxic People Who May Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

I once read a quote by motivational speaker Jim Rohn that blatantly stated, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." It's an alarming thought -- shouldn't you be your <i>own</i> person, and not the sum of those around you?<p>However, if you think about it, Rohn's theory kind of …

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

Urban Design

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives<p>A company mobile phone or laptop might seem like a perk of the job but it could spell disaster for personal relationships, a new study has found.<p>Modern gadgets which allows …

Employment

17 Impressive Dining Room Makeovers

Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations.<p>Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations. This piece originally appered on CountryLiving.com.