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iOS 9’s Best & Worst Hidden New Features

the good, the bad & the quick reply<p>Apple’s iOS 9 has finally come to an iPhone near you. Available on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and old models of iDevices going all the way back to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the updated software brings a long list of new features you’ve likely heard about by …

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Charter a Private Fall Cruise With the New Airbnb of Boats

Watching the fall foliage from the water, smelling the fresh sea-salt air while dressed in comfy knits with a glass of wine in hand might just be one of the best ways to experience the change of season, but not all of us have a mega yacht or antique wooden sailboat at our disposal. But one new …

Traveling Spoon, An Airbnb For Home-Cooked Dinners Globally, Launches With $870K In Funding

When abroad in China or India, I sometimes take a couple of hours to seek out a cooking lesson from a local. It’s the way I’ve learned how to make hand-made roti, pork buns and papaya salads. But these experiences are one-offs and you’ve got to do your own scouting to figure out who offers …

Explore Austin's backyard with innovative 'Airbnb of camping' service

When work wears you down, do you imagine spending the weekend in your own personal outdoor heaven? Next time you catch yourself daydreaming of the …

The crises that threaten to unravel the EU

There is a comforting cliché in Brussels that the EU needs crises in order to progress. But the current cocktail of problems facing Europe — …

Uber Wants Your Parents to Be Drivers If They Can Use a Smartphone

“Companies don’t hire 50-year-olds. They just don’t.”<p>So says 50-year-old Sherry Singer. After decades of being a professional matchmaker, Singer …

DIY Planked State Art

Well hello and welcome to another weekend! Where is the time going? This summer is absolutely flying by. I'm SO excited about the little project I'm …

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17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

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The AP just put one million minutes of historical footage on YouTube — here are 17 of the best clips

That adds up to over one million minutes of footage.<p>On the AP's new Youtube Channel and the British Movietone Channel, people now have instant access to footage of some of the most pivotal moments in modern history, including news footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the kidnapping of the …

Cramer: AirBNB style company changing health care

Jim Cramer spends a lot of time educating investors about the ways to make money in stocks of publicly traded companies. However, sometimes the only …

Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages

One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.<p>Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the …

12 DIY Art Ideas That Aren’t Another Gallery Wall

Gallery walls always require a bit of panache and a bit of style. There have been lots and lots of suggestions on how to pull the look off, places to get free art to lessen the price tag and pages of Pinterest suggestions for lining up those frames just right. The trend has been around for a WHILE. …

This Mega-Size River Cave In Laos Is Stunning To Explore Via Kayak

Take a deep breath, because things are about to get <i>epic</i>.<p>The Xe Bang Fai River cave in central Laos is considered to be one of the largest known river caves in the world. Find the upriver entrance -- which is a forest-covered sinkhole, mind you -- and you'll journey on an underground river about …

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

Auto Leasing Hits Record High As Car Prices Soar

With new vehicle prices climbing to all-time highs, a record number of Americans are turning to leases in a bid to keep monthly payments as low as possible.<p>"The difference between a monthly payment for those leasing a new vehicle versus those who buy new is almost $100," said Melinda Zabritski, …

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7 Perfect Little California Towns You Should Visit With Family

<i>Mendocino coast at sunset, one of California's most picturesque towns (Flickr: Nelson Minar)</i><p>A family vacation with kids in California is a rollercoaster ride of wildlife, panoramic ocean vistas and mountainous terrain. Throughout the state, small towns hug the coast, hide in the hills and surprise …

5 Travel Accessories That Will Get You Through Any Trip

Let's be honest, traveling without the right accessories can be dreadful. Always searching for your passport, not prepared for the airline losing your luggage, being afraid the zipper on your suitcase might burst, the list goes on and on. Traveling gives you insight not just on global culture but …

Why these families say that swapping homes is the only way to vacation

"It [the Florida home] is great and you love it when you're there, but you kind of step back after a few years and realize that you're not taking advantage of travel as much around the globe," Trevelino explained. "And so I started looking for ways we could travel and leverage the property, …

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8 Best Resorts in Europe

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>From an estate on Lake Como to a "palace" in St. Moritz, here are the top resorts on the continent, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p><b>8. Powerscourt Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton), Wicklow, Ireland</b><p><i>Readers' Rating: 88.553</i><p>This Palladian-Georgian hotel, …

This Company Is like Airbnb for World Travelers

Here’s the scenario: You are an established freelancer, whether that’s writer, designer or programer, and while you’ve been happily working from home or from your local co-working space, you are ready to take your working-from-wherever-you-want life on an international roadshow. And now you …

Drizly Lands $13 Million In Series A Funding

Drizly, the mobile shopping app that connects users with delivery-friendly liquor stores, is today announcing the close of a $13 million Series A funding round, led by Polaris Partners. Existing investors Suffolk Equity Partners also participated alongside First Beverage Group and others.<p>Drizly …

Harissa-and-Maple-Roasted Carrots

8 Servings<p>A colorful and spicy (but not fiery!) side breaks up all the heavy, rich dishes on the table.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>¼ cup pure maple syrup<p>1 tablespoon harissa paste<p>2 teaspoons cumin seeds<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2½ …

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Salted Pistachio Brittle

16 Servings<p>Here, a coarse sea salt like fleur de sel or sel gris plays a few important roles: It tempers and cuts the richness of the nuts and butter, it adds a concentrated crunch—and it makes the brittle look divine. Break this vibrant green pistachio brittle on top of ice cream or crumble it …

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14 money-saving travel hacks from the ‘Man Who Flies For Free’

Keyes has become so gifted at landing super cheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent flyer miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process is a "labor of love," and after spending five …