Heather McConnell

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The Easy Way To Budget For Your Next Trip

Itching to get away for the summer but not sure how you'll save for the trip? Not to worry -- we've put together an easy worksheet you can follow so you can better understand how to make a vacation a reality.<p>First thing first: Where do you want to go? As an example, we're going to plan the budget …

Personal Finance

The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

The airport transfer website Hoppa recently released a ranking of the world's most affordable -- and most expensive -- destinations for a holiday.<p>To …

Sharm el-Sheikh

This Woman's Genius Folding Method Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

She fits two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of a plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

The Library Hotel -- Best Place to Stay in Manhattan

The Library Hotel, a unique boutique in Midtown, is the perfect place to stay when in Manhattan. Aptly named for its proximity to the iconic New York Public Library but also because of the impressive collection of over 6,000 books for guests to peruse. The hotel is cleverly themed with each floor …

Library Studies

Why Are Powerful Women Icons Always Wearing High Heels?

You needn’t look beyond Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to understand this paradox: the more powerful a woman is, the more we pay attention to her outfits.<p>In January, The New York Times wrote that Clinton “ended the clothing conversation” by opting for practical, inoffensive looks: black …

Feminism

Science: Being a Working Parent Is Actually Great for You and Your Kids | Inc.com

When you're a parent, choosing between working and staying at home feels like a no-win situation. Whichever door you choose, regrets are always lurking in the background needling you about what you've given up. Whether you're a working parent or you've chosen to stay at home, chances are you're no …

Harvard Business School

5 Google Trip-Planning Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

When planning a trip, your laptop screen usually looks like a tangled mess: Dozens of open tabs, hours upon hours of research and more flight-searching sites than you could ever keep track of.<p>But of course, Google is trying to change that. The tech giant launched a new Destinations tool, which lets …

Air Travel

Stop threatening to move to Canada: or at least learn these things before you do

Liberal Americans like to view Canada as their own, personal bolthole. Guess what: it’s a whole different country<p>If the growing prospect of President Trump scares the shit out of you, Canada might be looking like a nice cozy bolthole right about now. But it’s not just a kinder, gentler U.S. with …

Canada

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• If you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments …

Books

These Quotes Show The Wit And Wisdom Of David Bowie

British singer David Bowie, who died Sunday at the age of 69 after a an 18-month battle with cancer<p>, will be remembered for much more than his decades-long musical career.<p>Countless interviews reveal his wise, funny and self-reflective character.<p>Here are some of Bowie's best quotes over the years:<p>On …

David Bowie

Here Are the Netflix Codes for Categories Geeks Will Find Helpful

Mozart at 250: how to explain a 10-year-old talent for all time

Conductor Ian Page has embarked on a 27-year project to play Mozart’s music, in order, 250 years after it was written. He has reached 1766, when Mozart was 10 and his music was already breaking new ground<p>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‑1791) is probably the most famous composer of all time. But how …

The Arts

German man who refused to give Hitler Nazi salute

August Landmesser refused to do the "Sieg Heil" salute during a Nazi rally at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg on June 13, 1936.Wikipedia/Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler's infamous "sieg heil" (meaning "hail victory") salute was mandatory for all …

World History

20 Oldest Cities in the US for Young History Buffs

<i>Boston, Massachusetts skyline (Flickr: walknboston)</i><p>For over 200 years, from the time Europeans first set foot on the continent, to the present, the United States has offered an amazingly diverse history. Learning about the country's history is vital for kids to become well-informed citizens, and a …

New England

World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

Austria

15 Amazing B&Bs Worth a Plane Ticket

<i>By Paul Lee Cannon for BedandBreakfast.com</i><p>Your B&B bucket list has arrived. The following U.S. inns are spectacular bases from which to explore national parks, big cities, sleepy beach towns and mountain forests. The inns offer outstanding accommodations in choice locations -- but the properties …

Blue Mountains

Italians Rally to Save 'Ghost Village' with a Population of 10

The 1200-year-old Civita di Bagnoregio, just north of Rome, is one of many Italian villages in danger of extinction. But Italians are in the midst of …

Italy

Beyond London: 10 Other Places to Discover in the U.K

Not that there's anything wrong with London, but Hopper wanted to find you some other places to fly in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! Some are large cities, other tiny dot-sized villages hidden in the rolling countryside.<p><b>Oxford, England</b><p>Yes, Oxford is the home of Oxford, one of the …

Isle of Wight

The Call Board: The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company and More Are Hiring!

Playbill.com's Job Listings offer an extensive selection of available jobs within the theatre industry. From auditions to administrative roles, …

Off Broadway

A flare of hope, then despair, for refugees stranded in Hungary

The train flashes through rolling fields outside Budapest, heading westward on a clear, sunny day. For about two dozen refugees sitting in the first car, the journey feels like a small miracle. After days of waiting, they are no longer stuck but in motion, going in the right direction.<p>Forty minutes …

North Africa

Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people know Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding girls’ right to education, but few have heard of the 19th century Afghan heroine she was named after.<p>Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala …

Pakistan

NYC cabs will test app-based system to challenge Uber

Around 7,000 NYC cabs are currently beta testing a new e-hail app called Arro, which the industry hopes can help it get back the customers it's lost to Uber. Arro isn't the first hailing app for cabs -- it actually works quite similarly to Uber -- but the startup believes it can do better than its …

Why the End of Trends Is Great for Ethical Fashion and Terrible for Fast Fashion

One of the main drivers of the incredibly wasteful (some would say killer) fast-fashion business has been trends. I mean, if you are unconscious of the social and environmental impacts of supercheap clothes and just want to keep up with what's new and hot, the simplest solution is to buy a couple …

Clothing

After the A-bomb survivors die, who will be Hiroshima's memory keepers?

On a recent afternoon in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, two men sat on a bench, deep in conversation.<p>The older one sports a narrow-brimmed fedora. He’s probably in his 80s. The younger guy, in a hoodie, looks like he’s barely out of college.<p>“It’s so beautiful here,” the younger guy says. “So hard …

Japan

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

5 Ridiculously Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipes

Gourmet dinners don't have to be complicated -- in fact, sometimes simple is best!<p><b>1. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet and Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is full of flavor and and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is first …

Cooking

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

9 Ways Sharing Your Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep (And How To Fix It)

Couples who don't get enough sleep are more likely to fight -- but what if the <i>reason</i> you can't catch enough Zz's is because of your "better" half's habits?<p>As if there weren't already enough sneaky sleep saboteurs -- steak dinner, we're looking at you -- the simple act of sharing a bed might be …

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to New York

I just read 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Australia, an article by an American woman who's recently relocated to my hometown of Sydney.<p>Basically the list boils down to three things: Aussies use several words differently (thongs, entrée, partner), we love coffee, and we don't drink as …

Street Style