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100% solar-powered Fiji resort combines 5-star luxury with sustainability

Luxury travel doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. At Six Senses’ new Fiji Resort, visitors can indulge in five-star comforts and …

Design

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

RVs

Best PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo E3 deals

While E3 is mostly about new games and sometimes new hardware, it also brings with it a slew of "E3" deals. Microsoft is having what it calls "The Biggest Xbox Sale of the Year" and Sony has its "Best of E3" sale in the PlayStation Store along with its "Days of Play" sale in other retail …

Xbox Game Pass

In-N-Out Just Closed 37 Restaurants. The Reason Why Is Brilliant

Sometimes, you have to show what matters.<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>They say In-N-Out has a cult following.<p>What they really mean is that a lot of people find it's better than so many of its competitors.<p>Why, the burger chain …

Business Strategy

Watch: Manurewa High School's incredible 90s hip-hop routine goes viral

Students from Manurewa High School, in south Auckland, have found online fame after their incredible 90s-inspired hip hop routine went viral on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

These Are the Best Places in the World To Live on the Beach for a Bargain

1 of 11<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Zlatni Rat, Croatia<p>3 of 11<p>Dominical Beach, Costa Rica<p>Advertisement<p>4 …

Costa Rica

How To Make Lemonade from Scratch — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …

Recipes

Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

<i>Q: Tim, I’m beside myself. My expensive asphalt shingles that have a 30-year warranty are less than 10 years old and starting to curl. I see lots of roofs around me doing the same. I never recall observing this type of defect in all my past houses with asphalt shingles. Did I get a bad batch?</i> …

Home Improvement

No, your period shouldn’t be painful—here’s why

<i>If, once a month, cramps bring you and Advil together for a codependent relationship, it might seem like menstrual agony is just part of being a</i> …

Women's Health

The Creamiest Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

If you like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate then this recipe is perfect for you! This chocolate peanut butter pie is so rich, creamy, …

Dessert

You Should Be Contributing At Least 20% To Your 401(k)

As an investment advisor who has worked with the retirement plans of Apple, IBM and AT&T, I often receive questions from participants about how much they should contribute. I typically respond by saying, “At least 20%.” They usually laugh and say, “No, really.” And I repeat, “Really, at least</b> …

Retirement

The Points Guy

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Buenos Aires

6 Costa Rica Honeymoon Resorts That Epitomize Pura Vida

These stunning Costa Rica honeymoon resorts give guests a taste of the pure life of Costa Rica on your honeymoon getaway.

Central America

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Santa Cruz

The 25 Best Beaches in America, According to You!

1 of 26<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 26<p>#25: Virginia Beach<p>3 of 26<p>#24: Coligny Beach<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Panama City

How Profits Soared At Carnival After Its CEO Discovered The Greatest Communication Tool Of All Time

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship—Horizon—departs from New York City this week with about 4,000 guests. Also on board are 1,450 crew members who are responsible for keeping those passengers safe, happy, and eager to take another cruise.<p>Across all of Carnival Corp’s nine cruise brands, more than …

Leadership

25 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know

We’re right in the middle of spring, the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more! Gardening season is upon us and it’s in …

Gardening

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

We Found the 5 Best Hot Springs in California, So Leave the Beach Behind

California has long been known for its beaches, and their appeal has always been clear. The warm sand, crashing waves, and blue ocean all seem to …

These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Are Fit for a Royal Brunch — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Where to Find the Best Pie in the U.S.

Sweet Delights in Miami, Florida<p>If you’re craving a fresh, tart, and creamy key lime pie, head to this Miami stop, where you'll be greeted with an …

Amex Increases Three Hilton Credit Card Welcome Bonuses For a Limited Time

Back in January, Amex updated its Hilton credit card lineup in a big way. The issuer launched a handful of new cards as well as updating its existing …

The Mini Cheesecakes Your Next Party Needs

Fact: It's impossible to not be delighted by the presence of petite desserts.<p>These bite-sized delights prove the cuter your dessert is, the better it tastes.

Dessert

Making a Perfectly Juicy Takeout-Worthy Burger at Home Is Easier Than You Think

You don’t have to wait until grilling season to enjoy a juicy take-out-worthy burger at home. In fact, grilling a burger to your preferred doneness …

The 4 Words Every Hiring Manager Wants to Hear, According to a Headhunter

One short sentence is they key to landing the job.<p>Nick Corcodilos has been working in HR for years. He began working as a headhunter in Silicon …

7 questions to ask before renewing your homeowner’s insurance

If you own a house, homeowner’s insurance is a necessity. Not only do you need it to protect your home and possessions against damage and theft, your mortgage lender will also require that you carry it. But it’s not enough to simply have coverage, you need to have the right coverage. David Miller, …

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Toronto Raptors

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement