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8 Ways to Zap Your Fear of Flying Forever

<i>by Nina Kokotas Hahn</i><p>Writer Nina Hahn was once on a plane that was struck by lightning mid-flight -- but instead of letting that incident curtail her ability to fly, she regained control over her fear of flying. Here's how.<p>Dennis Hallinan / Alamy<p>We were still ascending when it happened. It was …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

I’m just saying what a lot of people are thinking.<p>Few analysts or writers will outright say it, but I will: the Apple Watch is going to flop. And I bet a lot of other people are thinking the same thing for many good reasons.<p>Apple has become a perennial hit maker, the company other companies copy. …

Smartwatches

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Photographer Documents 20 Years of Basic Street Style

For twenty years, Dutch photographer <b>Hans Eijkelboom</b> studied people on the street. He was strategic in his process, selecting crowded areas (his chosen spots, he explains, were near shopping centers) and observing the passers-by for some time to see what similarities he noticed between them. He …

Street Style

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Cleaning

5 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

This post was written by Pixable's Cristina Gutierrez.<p>Corkscrews have a nasty habit of playing hide and seek on the days you need a glass of wine the most. The stress of every minute that passes as you and your wine bottle wonder what to do next just multiplies the number of glasses you'll need to …