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How To Survive a Long-Haul Flight Effortlessly

I think it's safe to say that no one enjoys long-haul flights. No one. But here's how to safely survive a couple of days trapped in an aluminum canister with your sanity intact.<p>Some flights pass by in the blink of an eye; some drag on forever. The good news is that some flights are better than …

The Best Cruise Ship Suites

<i>By: Andrea M. Rotondo, Cruise Critic Contributor</i><p>Cabins in two categories are the first to go whenever a cruise itinerary goes on sale: the most inexpensive stateroom -- be it an inside cabin or porthole view -- and the top-of-the-line suite. It may surprise you that the priciest accommodations are …

Cruise Ships

The 50 Best Ski Resorts in North America

Last year when announcing the top 50 resorts we began by stating the obvious: there are a lot of great ski resorts out there. While that hasn't changed, our list of the top 50 certainly has--thanks to our readers.<p>In 2013 we asked avid skiers and boarders to vote on 80 North American resorts to …

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Yandex.Browser is a Bold UI Experiment

The only problem with installing apps from Chrome Web Store is that it appears that the only way to launch them is through the SmartBox, as they’re nowhere else to be found. However, that’s a minor thing you’d expect to see in an alpha version.<p>At the moment users of Yandex.Browser are also unable …

Een werkstraf is een prima straf voor een doodrijder

Hoe krijgen rechters het in hemelsnaam in hun hoofd om ‘een werkstrafje’ op te leggen na de dood van drie onschuldige mensen in het verkeer? Hoe …

This Treacherous Bus Ride Through The Himalayas Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Who needs to climb a mountain when the bus ride there is so thrilling?<p>And by thrilling, we mean terrifying. Mountain climber Mick Fowler filmed his treacherous bus ride through the Himalayas and it includes an extremely narrow road, an estimated 2,000-foot drop to the river below and a drive under …

30 Flight Attendants, Pilots, And Airport Staff Share The Best Kept Secrets About Flying

Found on AskReddit. Please note that Thought Catalog has not verified the veracity of these claims, but rather collected these accounts and opinions …

The 15 Best Beers to Drink This Winter

By: Zach Mack<p>It's hardly been 10 minutes since you finished your last pumpkin beer of the season and already people are busting out the tinsel and lawn decorations. As you slide from the dark, spicy beers of fall into the... even <i>darker, spicier</i> beers of winter, I have a few recommendations you …

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Why Your Hometown Brewery is the Best Brewery

“What’s your favorite brewery?”. After visiting over 350 breweries in less than four years we get this question with some frequency. As you watch …

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal tube with 150 of your closest friends. As long as you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great way to unplug, de-stress and maybe even meet some new friends. …

You Can Play as a Seagull in the new Grand Theft Auto V

New graphics? Pfft. Better foliage? Whatever. 162 new songs? I don’t care. <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> in a first person perspective? So…?<p>Playing as a seagull? …

Schokkend: zo werd een FIFA-klokkenluidster geïntimideerd - HP/De Tijd

nl_NL<p>article<p>HP/De Tijd<p>Phaedra Al-Majid beschuldigde de internationale voetbalbond FIFA van corruptie nadat Qatar uitgekozen werd om het WK van 2022 …

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World Cup bid corruption whistleblower - 'When it comes to Fifa, be prepared to be crucified and betrayed'

Whistleblower Phaedra Almajid, who first made serious allegations about Qatar's World Cup bid, reveals she withdrew them under intimidation<p>The whistleblower who first made serious allegations about Qatar’s bid for the <b>World</b> <b>Cup</b> has confirmed she withdrew them under pressure from the country.<p>Phaedra …

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8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Fifa report giving Qatar World Cup 2022 go ahead stinks and allows sordid show to go on, but FA are not blameless

Shamed governing body must publish Michael Garcia's report in full and hold new election for the 2022 World Cup, writes Henry Winter<p>Publish or be damned. Sepp Blatter has no choice now. Fifa’s president has to allow the public circulation of the report by the American attorney, Michael Garcia, into …

This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

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One year in, here's what our readers think of the PlayStation 4

One year ago today, the PlayStation 4 was released in North America. When we took a look at it in our original review, we lauded the console for its "masculine chassis" that could "compete for visual attention" in your living room, a controller that's "damn close" to being perfect and a user …

Parrot Zik 2.0 Review

The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the updated sequels to the Zik noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones. Like the original Ziks, the 2.0s look fantastic, thanks to styling by Philippe Starck.<p>They’re not just for looks however (which can’t be said for a lot of high-end headphones). There’s processing and …

Review: Logitech m320 wireless mouse, an ergonomic and affordable solution

Logitech introduced its m320 wireless mouse last month and I’ve been trying it out for the past few weeks. The Logitech m320 is a wireless mouse (included wireless receiver required) with an ergonomic design for your hand to comfortably rest upon during use. Aside from fitting to your hand with …

The Ongoing Eruption In Hawaii, In Pictures

Lava is continuing its slow and steady approach towards the community of Pāhoa.<p>Lava is still approaching the Hawaiian town of Pāhoa. It already destroyed a house (see below; the red-roofed structure still standing is a garage) and is continuing its march, oozing slowly towards other structures, …

Rosetta mission: Philae goes to sleep on comet as batteries run out

Lander rotates into slightly sunnier position but apparently too late to charge batteries and keep systems running<p>Philae lander tries drilling and hammering to free itself Alien ‘cover-up conspiracy theories emerge<p>The Philae lander sitting on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has run out of power …

An American Pilgrimage: The Normandy Beaches

Omaha Beach, Normandy<p>I met Chester Furtek on Utah Beach, Normandy, gazing out at a small island barely visible in the distance. He was visiting with his wife and son. It had been 70 years since he had landed on D-Day in the USS Correy. His boat sank about a half mile from the beach and his memories …

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Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

The iPhone just lost its perfect security record — now what?

For most of the iPhone's lifespan, it's been effectively immune to malware. There were theoretical attacks and viruses targeting jailbroken phones, but thanks to the tight controls of the App Store, finding iOS malware in the wild has been nearly impossible. If you didn't jailbreak your phone and …