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US travelers: Go to Cuba while you can still get there

You’re already too late to go to Cuba “before it changes.” Instead, just worry about how you’ll get there.<p>US airlines are retreating from the island, less than a year after debuting the first commercial service in more than 50 years on the once-forbidden routes.<p>Florida-based Silver Airways said it …

Cuba

For Ybor City in Florida, a historic cigar town faces a cloudy future

A sultry morning in Ybor City feels like a good time for a cigar. That’s what I told myself around 10:45 on my third day in this old quarter of Tampa, as I sweated out the previous night in front of the King Corona Cigar Bar and Cafe, sipping a milky iced Cuban coffee and puffing on a particularly …

Cigars

20 Home-Business Ideas: Make Money Working From Home

Opening a business from home is a great strategy for entrepreneurial-minded individuals. There are tons of ideas for home-based businesses that …

Here’s An Idea For Breaking The Santa News Without Breaking Your Kid’s Heart

Viral post gives parents the perfect way to tell kids the truth about Santa<p>It’s that time of year where some parents find themselves in the …

Trump campaign manager Manafort has Ukrainian history

Donald Trump's campaign chief Paul Manafort previously helped run electoral campaigns in Ukraine. Former president Victor Yanukovych was one of those …

Best Sex Apps

Nowadays, there's an app for everything — and your sex life is no exception.<p>Yep, that same mobile device you rely on to treat yourself to food deliveries, troll social media sites and monitor how much dough is in your bank account can also be used to help you have better sex. From apps that inspire …

Apps

Smoked: Cuba’s Cigar Industry Isn’t Ready for Its American Moment

Cuba is trying to boost cigar production in anticipation of the end of the U.S. trade embargo, but tobacco fields lie fallow, and the country won’t likely be ready for the demand boom<p>SAN LUIS, Cuba—The fertile soil here in the Pinar del Río valley has long produced a richly flavored, slow-burning …

Cigars

For Law Students to Use with Family and Friends: Why I Cannot Be Your Lawyer or Even Your "Lawyer"

As a teacher, I would like to do my students a favor. I am a law professor. Almost all of my students, earlier than they expected, run into a family member who pulls them aside to confide a tale of woe or check about a business proposition. Their relative needs pro bono help.<p>Here is my good turn to …

Cuba and cigars

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>President Obama’s just-completed trip to Cuba made him the first American president to visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. While …

Cigars

The Real Reason Obama Went to Cuba

He's a master of optics, despite reports to the contrary.<p>The President's landmark trip to Cuba showed, yet again, what a masterful performer Obama is on the world stage. The press conference with Raul Castro was a masterpiece in and of itself. He went to Cuba to end the embargo and to encourage a …

Cuba

8 frugal habits that helped me become — and stay — a millionaire

There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in The Washington Post, "That's about 5% of the U.S. adult population (241 million in 2014), or one in 20. Rarefied, yes; exclusive, no." Though the population numbers have gone …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers

“In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.”<p><i>“As a writer you should not judge. You should understand,”</i> <b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) counseled in his 1935 <i>Esquire</i> compendium of writing advice, addressed to an archetypal young correspondent but based on a …

Literature

How to Make Ginger-Lime-Infused Vodka in 5 Minutes

If you’ve never tried infused vodka, you’re definitely missing out. All it takes is five minutes to fill a couple of jars with ingredients of your choice, then top it up with vodka and leave to infuse until the flavor is to your liking. You might like something elegant like blackberry and vanilla, …

10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …

This Video Nails What The Holidays Are Like With Divorced Parents

Talk about a scheduling nightmare.<p>When you grow up with divorced parents, the holidays are complicated and then some. Sure, you get two Christmases (double gifts? Yes, please) but you also spend half the day running around from one house to another.<p>In the BuzzFeed video above, grown children of …

Divorce

Greens & Beans: The Perfect Weeknight Meal

This simple and satisfying dish is definitely easy enough for a weeknight.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight detox. Today, photo</i> …

Food

Emmylou Harris and Don Williams "If I Needed You"

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment

The Lectores Who Read to Cuba's Cigar Rollers

Like many Cubans, Jesus Fernandez and Enrique Velazquez had fled their native country during a volatile period marked by the violence of the Ten …