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Money: The Subject Women Don't Want To Discuss

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day upon us. Not my favorite holiday.<p>It isn’t that I don’t love my husband (I do!). It’s that, for couples, this “holiday” is so often about impulsive spending. A dozen roses don’t come cheap (often $50 and up). Add a romantic dinner out, perhaps a present… and …

Retirement

How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

<i>PortoBay Hotels & Resorts / Flickr</i><p>Hotels have long catered to business travelers, and for good reason. According to a U.S. Travel Association report, direct spending by domestic and international business travelers in the U.S. totaled $266.5 billion in 2013, representing almost a third of all money …

Hospitality
Fossil Fuels

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Gear & Gadgets

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Lord Of The Rings'

If you're a dedicated fan and essentially consider Middle Earth a second home, you probably have your own extensive knowledge of trivia surrounding J.R.R. Tolkien's work. Since <i>The Hobbit</i> was released in 1937 and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> 17 years later in 1954, Tolkien has garnered an extensive …

Literature

HYPEBEAST Top Ten: Most Viewed Arts Posts of 2014

As the year closes, we glance back at the posts from our front page, especially those that have<p>As the year closes, we glance back at the posts from our front page, especially those that have garnered your attentive clicks. Despite our beginnings as a sneaker-centric platform, the arts — and their …

Utilities Fight For Revenue Lost To Solar Power

Solar energy had a banner year in 2014, but as more U.S. households make their own electricity, they're paying electric utilities less. Utility companies across the nation are fighting back.<p>Transcript<p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST:<p>Solar energy had a banner year in 2014. As more and more U.S. households make …

Solar Power

13 Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Go back to basics with these cult classics that are still going strong decadeseven centurieslater.<p>A healthy sense of skepticism is recommended when it comes to the cult followings of tween boy bands and Catskills communes. Not so for beauty products. Generations of women have given these classics …

Hiking

21 new Android 5.0 features you need to know about - CNET

Android News

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with …

A container-sized generator that converts waste heat into energy

The E1 thermoelectric generator, made by clean technology company Alphabet Energy, is for mining, oil and gas extractions, but its makers say that’s just the start<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>What if hot air could become electricity? That is the goal of clean technology startup …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Travel Guides

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapflights.com has rounded up 10 types of voluntourism trips that can be done in two weeks or fewer.<p>Some of these trips operate on exchanges -- meaning, you …

Cape Town

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

Tiny skincare studio in Montreal gains cult-like following online

<i>This is the latest entry in a series called Who Owns That? We ask readers</i> on our LinkedIn group <i>to identify their favourite small businesses from across Canada, and we track down the owners so they can tell us their stories.</i><p><i>Introducing Jessica Lafleur, owner of Stark Skincare, a online skincare</i> …

Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, according to new study that looked at one marker of aging.<p>Women in the study who ate more Mediterranean foods— such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, fish and olive oil— and drank moderate amounts …

Public Art, A Mobile App for Discovering and Learning About Nearby Street Art

Public Art is a mobile app created by New York City-based web developer Leonard Bogdonoff that helps users locate and get information about nearby …

Apps

Steam unveils game live streaming to compete with Twitch

Steam has today unveiled a new beta feature called ‘Broadcasting’ that allows you to stream your games to your friends — just like on Twitch — directly from Steam’s client.<p>The company touts it as being incredibly simple to watch friends play at the click of a button. Steam users on the preview can …

Skype Co-Founder Backs Wire, A New Communications App Launching Today On iOS, Android And Mac

Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today. Much of that, in Wire’s case, means under-the-hood improvements that …

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Urban Outfitters and 200 Others Start Selling Directly in Shopping App Wanelo

The move comes as mobile apps like Twitter and Spring are adding e-commerce capabilities to attract clothing brands that want to reach their customers outside of their own e-commerce site.<p>For the last two years, the popular shopping app Wanelo has touted itself as the top digital mall where …

SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won’t

SendMyBag has come a long way since being unceremoniously rejected by investors on the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den. Shortly after, the Northern Irish startup, which offers a shipping service that picks up the slack left by airlines who no longer want to take your luggage, raised a modest seed round. …

Vamo Algorithmically Books You The Cheapest Multi-Stop Vacation

Want to visit London, Paris, and Berlin, then blow off steam in Amsterdam? Expect a logistical nightmare trying to find the optimal route with the cheapest fights, trains, and hotels. Unless you use Vamo, a new multi-stop travel booking service from long-time Facebook engineer Ari Steinberg that …

8 Travel Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Contrary to the saying, getting there is not always half the fun. Don’t let airport hassles, dead phones, and suitcase disasters get in your way. …

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

San Francisco

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. …

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Consider this a two-ingredient tart. Besides the plums and pastry, we bet you have everything else on hand.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package), thawed according to package directions<p>1 …

Baking