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New York’s special election has already been decided by one rogue Democrat

Democrats’ dreams of taking control of state government are dead, for now.<p>Democrats hoped Tuesday’s special election could finally give them control of the state’s upper chamber — and full control of the state government. But one New York state senator determined the balance of power in Albany …

7 actually cool cruises that are nothing like the ones your parents take

If the word “cruise” brings to your mind cringe-worthy images of older people in towel shorts and Hawaiian shirts stuffing their faces at an …

‘I can’t breathe’: Asheville police video shows white officer beating, choking black jaywalking suspect

Johnnie Rush was trying to get home from a long shift at the Cracker Barrel.<p>Then he got stopped for jaywalking — an encounter with the police department in Asheville, N.C., that ultimately left Rush with a bloodied face after an officer punched him multiple times, used a stun gun on him and put him …

Law Enforcement

Best things to do in NYC according to concierges

One concierge recommends grabbing lobster rolls aboard Grand Banks.Grand Banks/Yelp<p>Savvy travelers know that the quickest way to uncover New York's secrets is to solicit tips from the hardened locals who walk its streets each day. But this strategy has its limitations: even the most connected …

Nine International Cities Where You Can Live On The Cheap

How much does it really cost to live abroad? That’s a question that seems easy on its face, then starts to sound incredibly complicated. Currency conversions, travel expenses, and “westerner” tax all seem to stand in the way of just saying ‘f*ck it’ and moving to a new country or city and living a …

Need a Travel Tip? Cool Cousin Connects You With Locals

Cool Cousin is a travel app and site that virtually connects you with locals for recommendations and tips in cities like Berlin, London, and now New …

Here's how you can get paid $10k per month to travel and stay in luxury homes

Feeling the urge to quit your job and travel? Lately, companies have been finding cool ways to tempt you into doing just that. The latest, and possibly best organization to offer up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is ThirdHome, a holiday home exchange company oriented towards luxury …

Best Job In The World? A Company Is Offering Two People The Chance To Travel Europe For 6 Months, All Expenses Paid

Courtesy: Busabout<p>If you love to travel, but especially love to travel for free, the opportunity offered by Busabout may be just for you! The company …

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

A Remote New Eco-Resort Protects New Zealand’s Native Flora and Fauna

Outdoor enthusiasts can heli-ski and mountain bike while preserving native species and sustainable sheep farms…<p>Outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists, …

10 Tips for Planning your First Solo Trip

These days, there’s a growing interest in solo travel. Traveling solo can empower you, gain you more confidence and open a new world of travel …

Travel Gear

10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part two

Ever needed to make a cheap international call without the internet, or been worried about security as you move between wifi hotspots? These apps make travel safer, easier and cheaper<p>Part one<p><b>Rebtel: for phone calls</b><p>Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and …

Apps

Why a trip to Auckland in New Zealand should be your next cheap getaway

It is not that Auckland gets a lot of bad press, despite the opinion of the tour operator at a hostel in the centre of city. ‘It is rubbish, get out …

6 Female Travel Photographers You Need To Follow On Instagram In 2017

Travel photography has always been popular on Instagram, yet never so much as in 2016, when tens of millions of new signups led to staggering growth figures for both the most followed people on Instagram and smaller accounts alike. Travel photographers rejoiced as their work was displayed on a …

Travel

The complete guide to Battlefield 1's weapons

Battlefield 1 presents the biggest shift in weapons technology since the series jumped from 1942 to the modern day. Gone are thermal scopes, laser …

See it all in New Zealand

Road trip to the Islands<p>With your own private hire car it’s time to hit the road and explore all that New Zealand has to offer. First stop: the Bay …

New Zealand

Jimmy Garoppolo shines as Patriots find way to win without Tom Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo, starting in place of suspended Tom Brady, threw for 264 yards and a touchdown, leading the severely depleted New England Patriots to a 23-21 victory over the favored Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.<p>Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro missed a 47-yard field goal with 41 seconds to …

Tom Brady

A California Girl's Guide To New York City

Born and raised in California, I was brought up to believe that the west coast is indeed the best coast. But I must say, after spending a summer in New York City, the concrete jungle has definitely won my heart and I now find myself in a long-distance relationship with the "city that never sleeps," …

Not Doing This While You're Traveling? You're Losing $$$

Photographed by Alice Gao.<p>Vacations are obviously the best. But they can also be a huge money drain -- even if you do get paid time off, you're likely dropping a ton of cash on your trip. (Somehow, spending $20 on a frozen cocktail just seems reasonable when you're on vacation, even if you'd never …

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

American Airlines AAdvantage goes revenue-based August 1, 2016

The dreaded dates for AAdvantage flyers have been announced.<p><b>American Airlines AAdvantage goes revenue-based for earning redeemable AAdvantage miles</b> …

Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were "stunned" by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients. While the research involved only 18 patients and was …

Medicine

6 Tips For Traveling The World — Even When You're Totally Broke

I slung my first travel backpack over my shoulder the summer of 2003. That backpack later became a suitcase that has gotten smaller and smaller with …

Travel

Here’s How to Travel for Free Just by Snapchatting

If snagging a gig like a beer-drinking travel internship and logging it on Instagram sounds like a dream job, or if being paid $70,000 as the official tweeter for the Royals gets you giddy, then we have another can’t-miss social media-lovin’ career opp for you. Yep, there is no shortage of …

5 tips from Chase Jarvis on how to travel like a boss

Commercial and adventure photographer Chase Jarvis has seen the world over many times, flying millions of miles throughout his career. It would make …

Luggage

Holy Smokes: United Airlines US-Australia From $385 Roundtrip!

The fares were ~ $550 roundtrip from many of Delta’s hubs — not a mistake fare, but clearly a fare war aimed at Delta. <b>Those fares are still available.</b><p>…

Saudis told to prop up currency amid global devaluation war fears

Investors are betting the kingdom's dollar peg will soon collapse, but oil giant should deploy the full force of firepower to protect riyal, say World Bank<p>Saudi Arabia should use its massive foreign exchange reserves to defend the riyal, amid fears the world is descending into a new phase of global …

Oil

10 of the Coziest Fireplace Bars in New York City

If you’re looking for something a little quieter, head to the <b>Bowery Hotel</b> where you can settle into plush couches next to the fire. Grab a few …

10 of the greatest bars in the US, according to insiders

We tapped mixologists, bartenders, cocktail kingpins, and professional drinkers to find out—and their picks include upscale drinking dens and gritty dive bars, places with world-class cocktail menus or a vibe that just keeps you coming back every Thursday.<p>Read on for our list of the greatest bars.