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From Rome to Amalfi by train: A gallery of an epic trip through Italy

I booked a cheap flight from Lisbon to Rome on a whim. I was at the tail end of a three-month rail journey through France, Spain, and Portugal, but a …

It’s A Great Day For A Celebration at Disneyland Paris

The 25th anniversary celebration is well underway at Disneyland Paris and in addition to several thrilling new additions to the park – a new parade, …

The 10 Best European Destinations for Your Money

With the U.S. dollar strong and summer transatlantic airfares at record lows, it's an excellent time to plan your next European holiday. The …

Activities in London for families – Visiting the Tower of London (Wyld family Travel)

The place on the very top of my bucket list was The Tower of London. I love history, reading about it and watching documentaries on it. Every time …

Bock, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — by Ursula @ myVideoMedia

City of Luxembourg seen from the casemates. The casemates and underground mine corridors were hewn out of the rock below the castle. The corridors …

Germany’s Weird but Wonderful Wine Festival – Baumblütenfest in Werder (Havel)

By Adam GroffmanOne of my favorite German traditions is the city festival. Every town, small or big, seems to host their own public festival where …

The Hauschka Guide To Düsseldorf

How would you describe Düsseldorf to someone who's never been?<p>Düsseldorf is a nice middle size town on the Rhine River. It is the capital of the …

30 Germany Photos That Will Spark Your Wanderlust

Have you ever visited a destination and instantly felt a deep connection? This happened to me when we went to Germany and it my hope that these …

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

The internet is making us dumber — here's how we fight back

The authenticity of that viral video of a bear chasing a female snowboarder in Japan has been called into question. And, no, Ted Cruz is not married to his third cousin. It's just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on-fire lies coming as we rev up for the 2016 American election …

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

Books

10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

<i>Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them.</i><p>When you ask parents what they want for …

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Apps

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Of 2014

The highest performing cloud computing stocks of 2014 when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 82.95%, Qualys (NASDAQ:QYLS) up 50.75%, F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) up 48.05%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 43.79%, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) up 41.99%, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) up …

Spacecraft nears Pluto after THREE BILLION mile journey

A lonely spacecraft is nearing Pluto after a three billion-mile journey lasting almost nine years.<p>Nasa’s New Horizons probe awoke from hibernation on …

Solar System

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

Do Our Kids Have the Money Smarts to Live in the Real World?

This could be a really short article, because the easy answer to the question posed in the title is: “No.” Simply put, our kids are financially illiterate.<p>You have all witnessed the following scene at your local convenience store: The total bill comes to $11.93 and you hand the 16-year-old cashier …

What Will Be Hot At 2015 CES? Self-driving Cars, Connected Homes, And Yes, Really Cool TVs

What will be big this year at CES? As I get ready for my annual return to the Consumer Electronics Show, I asked my experts this question. Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies and long time tech industry analyst joined Tom Martin, CEO of NextScreen, parent company of AVGuide.com and …

Internet of Things

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …