Mary Thiessen

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19 famous hotels from films you can actually spend the night in

Staying in a five-star hotel is the epitome of luxury travel, and choosing a hotel with celebrity status can make a holiday a truly unique experience.<p>Luckily, there are a number of film-featured hotels that you can actually spend the night in.<p>Some have become as — if not more — famous then the …

Bill Murray

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

How Eclipse Chasers Are Putting a Small Kentucky Town on the Map

The most anticipated eclipse in American history is coming this summer. At the heart of it is Hopkinsville, Kentucky, which anticipates 100,000 …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

The Best Hiking Boots of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Last year’s picks can still be found on page two.<p>Running shoes are great — just …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in their title. Some are focused on special interests like …

Leadership

The Bittersweet History of Chocolate

For most people, chocolate is purely tasty — but some of its history can be hard to swallow.<p>One reason to explore that history launched this week …

The Best Workout Songs, According to Spotify

These are the tunes users played the most while they got their sweat on in 2016.<p>There's no question that a great playlist can be a powerful motivator …

Gardening 101: String of Pearls

String of Pearls: <i>Senecio rowleyanus</i><p>The succulent string of pearls, with its small green bubbles along a slender stem, recalls the plastic pop-apart …

Gardening

The 13 Best iPad Games for Kids

The iPad can be the ultimate family entertainment system with tons of games and entertaining apps that are perfect for kids of various ages. Every …

Kids

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

The Easiest, Fastest, and Cheapest Marathons In the Country | Men's Health

So, why weren’t you there? Was it the minimum of $1,000 you’d have to spend to run? (Thanks to the outrageous entry fee, $300 per night hotel stays in Midtown Manhattan and pricy flights into LaGuardia, JFK and Newark.)<p>Or maybe you didn’t want to run packed like sardines on the roads of an already …

10 Most Reliable Cars

Purchasing a car is a long-term investment, with the expectation that the car will provide dependable transportation for the long haul. But as our …

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

No Friends in the Ready Room | by Kara Lynn Joyce

It’s fifteen minutes before one of the biggest races of your life.<p>Four years of hard work, sacrifice and risk-taking have led to this one moment.<p>In …