Gary Shaffer

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How one airline is helping to shave seconds to help stay on time

Delta Air Lines is creating a quick and effective way to keep flights on time, such as laser parking, 45-degree taxi parking and quick bag transfer …

Delta Airlines

This Luxe New Airliner Has Glass Floors, Private Bedrooms, a Bar, and Lounge

You could describe modern air travel in a lot of ways, but the words "comfortable" and "laid back" probably wouldn't be the first to come to mind. …

Long Haul

7 Reasons Why The Amex Platinum Is Worth The Annual Fee

<i>Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.</i><p>There’s a saying my dad (the original Points Guy) taught me growing up that always stuck with me: “Cheap is expensive.” Meaning, if you cut corners …

Flying

Delta Just Made a Huge Announcement That Puts Other Airlines to Shame

This is a big surprise for passengers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I was sure my eyes were fibbing.<p>Sometimes, they present sights that stun me into stupor so much that it takes me a while to ponder whether what I'm seeing can …

A Look Inside Delta’s New Flagship A350 Business Suites!

Note: This is a guest post from my brother and his review of the Delta’s New Flagship A350 Business Suites! The suites look amazing and it has a …

17 Perfect Grilled Steak Recipes

Grilled steak pairs with a seemingly endless list of marinades and toppings<p>Updated:<p>Steak and grills were made for each other. An open flame gives the …

The growing wine industry is threatening California's Napa Valley

Napa Valley, a world-famous symbol of American excellence in wine, is threatened by too much of a good thing. Ever-increasing wine production has …

The 5 differences between amateurs and true professionals

The only way to become better at anything is to spend time working on it.<p>But, how can you put in your ‘reps’ if you’re not consistent enough?<p>And, why …

6 Things To Think About When You’re Stressed & Your Mind Is Racing A Mile A Minute

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coca-Cola

Like most Americans, you’ve probably been enjoying the sweet, fizzy nectar of the gods otherwise known as Coca-Cola for your entire life. You’re …

This Smart Luggage Company Is Going Out Of Business

It was fun while it lasted.<p>An airline ban on battery-powered smart bags has forced another upstart luggage company to wind down operations.<p>Raden, a four-year-old smart luggage company, told BuzzFeed News that it was forced to shut down after airlines began requiring passengers remove and check the …

This Is How You Should Drink Wine, According to a Sommelier

Long before my friends were done drinking light and cheap beer, I was drinking wine. I'd like to blame my parents for this, as the cultural traditions of my family and my parents' love of delicious food and beverages pushed me to develop a more sophisticated palate than someone in their early 20s …

Wine Tasting

Four Countries to Watch For Whisky

Whisky will forever be associated with the Scottish Highlands and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. But distillers in Taiwan, India, Italy and Sweden are …

Dogfish Head Debuts Mixed Media – A Beer-Wine Hybrid With Alexandria Nicole Cellars

For its latest release, Dogfish Head reunites with Washington State based Alexandria Nicole Cellars on Mixed Media, a beer-wine hybrid. You may …

Beer

World wine output falls to 60-year low

PARIS (Reuters) - Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organisation OIV said.<p>Wine production totaled 250 million hectoliters last year, down 8.6 percent from 2016, …

This Wine Train Takes You Through America's Top Vineyards

Consider your next girls' getaway planned.<p><b>Updated: April 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EST</b><p>If you've already boozed it up on all three of Quattro Vino's wine …

Stop Playing Golf and Going to Happy Hours. Do This Networking Activity Instead

Making networking an experience, a workout, something people are excited to do is key when making impressions.<p>We talk every day about innovation, what's next, what piece of technology will disrupt whole industries. But we never talk about innovation when it comes to networking. Sure, social media …

President Trump won't attend Barbara Bush funeral, to 'avoid disruptions'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement Thursday, citing the desire to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family and friends.<p>"First Lady Melania Trump will attend the …

Success Comes to Entrepreneurs Who Stop Sabotaging Themselves With Stress

Don't mistake grinding yourself to a nub with a good work ethic.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On any given day, you may utter phrases like “I work in a high-pressure environment” or “being an entrepreneur is a really stressful job.” Although used interchangeably, …

Entrepreneurship

Meet the Women Winemakers of Portugal

Despite the fact that many women have studied oenology, Portugal hasn’t seen many female winemakers and producers. But that’s starting to shift with …

Garnacha Goes Global: A Variety on the Rise

SPONSORED BY<p>Call it the comeback kid. Garnacha. Grenache. Cannonau. Regardless of the synonym, the evidence is clear: Grenache holds ranking as one …

Santa Barbara

NVIDIA CEO: “Cryptocurrency Is Here to Stay”

Speaking with <i>Mad Money</i> host Jim Cramer, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang recently claimed that “cryptocurrency is here to stay,” and he “doesn’t see the craze …

The Best Wine Festivals Across America

Wine and food festivals are paradise for wine obsessives — they’re ideal opportunities to explore wine regions and styles, to taste through dozens, …

Not Exercising Is As Bad As Being Obese, Health-Wise

Exercise is one of the most powerful things you can do to protect your heart, according to new research published in the <i>European Journal of</i> …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Exercise keeps your body looking young, study finds

Here’s more evidence that regular exercise really is the best medicine: avid cyclists as old as 79 had healthy muscle and immune function as good as people 30 years younger who did not exercise.<p>British researchers tested the muscles and immune systems of a group of middle-aged and elderly cyclists …

Publicly slighting millions of NRA members isn’t good for business — or America

By Megan McArdle<p>Columnist<p>Remember when companies tried to stay out of politics? I’d imagine Delta Air Lines is recalling those days very fondly. The airline bowed to pressure from liberal activists to stop offering a group discount to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Now it’s …

Early bud break triggers frost battle in vineyards

Sonoma County grape growers battle frost after early bud break<p>THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | February 20, 2018<p>X<p>The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you …

Onboard Qatar Airways A350-1000 Inaugural Flight Toulouse to Doha

I had the opportunity to witness the incredible detail that goes behind operating a Qatar Airways flight, flying with Mr. Al Baker himself on board …