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6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

Batteries

More bad borrowers are getting car loans in the US, making regulators nervous

Independent lenders are giving more loans to US customers with bad credit, combining them into bonds and selling them on Wall Street. But this isn’t the housing nightmare of 2005, it’s car loans—today.<p>In August, the New York Federal Reserve noted that subprime auto-lending was beginning to return …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Get a 5-in-1 sync/charge cable for $3.12 shipped

These days I feel like I can never have too many sync/charge cables. Granted, my situation is a little unusual in that I tend to have lots of different gadgets floating around the house, but it's not uncommon for a person to have a couple different devices with different kinds of ports.<p>Of course, …

Smarten Up Your Investment Strategy

Finally, it looks safe to get back in the stock market. The bad old days of economic crisis are behind us. The <i>Christian Science Monitor</i> called this …

Investing

Volunteering Boosts Brain Power

Volunteering isn’t only good for the soul—it might be good for your mental health and the longevity of your life as well. A cross-study systematic …

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

8 Ways to Save Big on Summer Travel

<i>Photo Courtesy Daveallenphoto/Dreamstime.com. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p><i>Budget Travel</i> is second to none when it comes to practical tips to take the hassle -- and the expense -- out of a summer vacation. Here, our favorite insider secrets and online tools to get you where you want to …

12 foreign McDonald’s menu items that should absolutely be sold in America

Everybody knows McDonald’s has some pretty crazy items in other countries (Vegemite McMuffin FTW!), but they’ve also got some pretty tasty items that …

McDonald's

Follow Favorite: BudgetTraveller

If you dream of covering the same amount of global ground as a backpacker without having to rough it in backpacker lifestyle conditions, follow Kash …

Travel

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks

8 Budget-Busting Travel Fees (And How to Avoid Them)

You booked the flight, you got the hotel, the rental car -- maybe you even figured out how much your food costs are going to run you on your upcoming summer vacation. You're set, you're done, no surprises. Right? Well, maybe not.<p>As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the …