John Sloan Smith

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How to Turn Your Renovation Into a Vacation

After surviving the ups and downs that inevitably come with a major renovation, you deserve a vacation. But how can you afford one after blowing your budget on the kitchen of your dreams? Here’s one strategy: Pay for all those appliances, cabinets and other big-ticket items with a credit card that …

Personal Finance

When it comes to March Madness, Dick Vitale is never at a loss for words

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament nailed its March Madness nickname with the first weekend producing a historic upset and unpredictable …

College Sports

Stay In Shape On the Road With TRX's Travel-Friendly Suspension Trainer

Want to stay in shape while you’re on the road? This TRX suspension system is designed for travel, weighing less than a pound, and capable of rolling …

Suspension Training

Sarasota Beach at Sunset

When in Sarasota<p>They have three different beach islands there and each one is really beautiful. It’s a good idea to visit all three and check them …


The Most Romantic Beaches in the USA

Waikiki to Westhampton, Baja to the Boardwalk, when the surf's up and the sun's warm, hot-weather fans know it's time to hit the beach. As every …


Why most of us are not destined to be travel influencers

I'll make you a bet. You are, at this very minute, sitting at a desk, standing in a queue or squashed on a commuter train fantasising about epic …

Groundhog Day

Seniors are embracing adventure travel like never before

Senior travellers are no longer contenting themselves with traditional beachfront destinations but are more and more starting to embrace adventure holidays. A major new survey of senior tourists in the USA shows that our adventurous streak no longer disappears as soon as we turn sixty.<p>In fact, a …


Luxury Diving Package on a budget!

When diving at Caribbean's top diving destination you should be treated like a topper too! Stay at Terramar Luxury apartment, dive with VIP diving …

Luxury Lifestyle

House VAP / Ney Lima

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The VAP House project, located in a residential area of ​​Brasilia, started from the identification of …


These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism

Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>Available in Europe, Asia, and North America, Honka offers a diverse range of home models in a wide range of sizes and configurations, which can be made with both settling and non-settling …


JJO House

Using a material palette of raw concrete, steel, and glass, the JJO House aims to immerse occupants in the forest of Brazil. The residence sits on a …


For Philip Roth’s 85th Birthday, 8 Reflections On His Legacy

In 1981, Philip Roth gave a now-famous description of his experience of celebrity in an interview with Alain Finkielkraut in Esquire Magazine. “To …


44 Clever Inventions On Amazon That Would Make Inspector Gadget Jealous

Good old Inspector Gadget. Has there ever been a cooler guy in an overcoat? Truly ahead of his time, the zany '80s cartoon character was always …

Cool Stuff

Patients with macular degeneration regain vision in breakthrough study

Two patients with one of the most common forms of sight loss have regained their reading vision after a groundbreaking clinical study.


The Need for Gender Data

Data is essential to achieving the goals expressed by advocates and policy makers around International Women’s Day. Yet we are still grappling to …

Sustainable Development Goals

15 Essential Apps for Savvy Travel in 2018

<b>Before the Trip</b><p>Airbnb: If hotels aren't your thing, book with Airbnb and "be at home in the world." Airbnb gives travelers an immersive experience by …


Warren Buffett is worth $87 billion — here are 9 of his best pieces of advice on success

When it comes to getting rich, Warren Buffett is in a class all his own.<p>The 87-year-old founder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is worth $87 billion. He first became a millionaire when he was 32.<p>Buffett's skill and success with the stock market has reaped major benefits and earned him a nickname: …


New evidence suggests a massive magma plume under Yellowstone Park

A new study reveals evidence of a massive plume of magma beneath Yellowstone National Park – and it could run all the way to Mexico. Scientists have …

Yellowstone National Park

These Photographs Have Just Been Revealed as The Best in the World

Flying Fishing Nets, 2018 | © Yen Sin Wong, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Travel and Winner, Malaysia National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards


Gallery: Wondrous waves in Nikon's surf photography awards

The annual competition celebrates both the best single surf-themed photograph and the best surf video or film from the last twelve months. As seen in …


Stock Market Volatility: 5 Moves to Keep Your Investments on Track

Stocks are proving again just how volatile the market has become.<p>The Dow fell 335.6 points Monday—marking a decline of about 7.5 percent since its …

Stock Markets