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27 movies you have to see this fall

From book adaptations and Matt Damon being left on Mars, to two movies about Steve Jobs, here are 27 titles you shouldn't miss this fall.

The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

Cuba

Meet the companies 'Uberfying' America's private jet market

BlackJet customers are charged a relatively modest membership fee of $5,000 per year, although that doesn’t include any actual flying. “The seat price is very affordable,” the company’s CEO Dean Rotchin told TNW. Similarly to JetMe, BlackJet doesn’t have its own fleet, but unlike the competitor it …

These TED Talks May Just Talk You Into Minimalism

It remains to be seen whether downsizing and minimalism are going to be a cultural shift or just a cultural fad, but these ideas are certainly in the …

Accidental Love review – toothless, bawdy and aggravatingly zany

“I have a nail in my head so I need a Moon Base.” In the days before <i>The Fighter</i> and <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>, David O Russell started shooting the healthcare satire <i>Nailed</i> (from Kristin Gore’s novel <i>Sammy’s Hill</i>), only to see the production shut down amid financial chaos. Now, seven years later, we …

Moon

Forget being 'on the edge' — Earth is entering a sixth mass extinction

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.<p>This is the sixth mass extinction— a loss of life that could rival the die-out that caused the dinosaurs to disappear 65 millions years ago after an asteroid hit the planet.<p>This …

Articles about 5 energy storage solutions will make renewables viable alternative fossil fuels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...<p>Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice …

9 things every Las Vegas rookie should know

I had never walked the Strip, taken a ride on the New York New York roller coaster, or even gambled. The only things I knew about Vegas were what I had seen on TV.<p>I ended up having a blast: It's impossible not to in Sin City. But there were quite a few things I didn't realize about Vegas until I …

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: 640 Horsepower for $10K Less Than the Less-Powerful Germans

Cadillac probably didn’t need to hold the price of the 2016 CTS-V sports sedan so far below that of the 560-hp BMW M5 and the 550-hp Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, what with its superior output (640 horsepower) and general awesomeness, but it went ahead and did so anyway. The CTS-V is a full $10,860 …

LeMons Detroit Day 1: MGB Battling Mirada for Class C Lead, Subaru XT Ends Day in DFL

Day one of the 24 Hours of LeMons’ “Cure for Gingervitis” is in the books from Gingerman Raceway in Michigan and, after being treated to an enticing mix of Class C machinery in yesterday’s BS Inspections, the LeMons faithful were treated to a fantastically entertaining Class C race over Saturday’s …

Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says report

If you happen to keep money in your Google Wallet account, your cash is now protected. According to a statement provided to <i>Yahoo Finance</i>, Google is now storing Wallet funds in banks insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). That means if Google (or one of the banks that it keeps …

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means. (Sometimes it can feel like you're not speaking the same …

Hotel Pro: The "$20 Trick" -- Should You, Shouldn't You?

<i>By Ally Marotti for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ever heard of the $20 trick? It goes something like this: Slip whomever's manning the hotel's front-desk a 20-spot between your driver's license and credit card when you are checking in and ask if there are any "complimentary" room upgrades. The next thing …

20 Great Happy Hours on the Las Vegas Strip

If you've stepped foot on the Strip recently, you're familiar with the realities of modern Las Vegas: $8.50 draft beers, $20 hamburgers, the $40 buffet. The days of casinos using cheap food and drink as a lure to keep you at the tables are mostly gone, and if you ask them, we're to blame for not …

8 Wedding Destinations That Are Positively Swoon-Worthy

Weddings are fun. But, destination weddings, with their built-in vacation status, are even better. As a bride, though, you want to make sure you’re …

Weddings

Top 15 Travel Spots for 2015

The <i>New York Times</i> Travel Show always proves to be an entertaining and efficient way to sift through the morass of clutter generated by the travel industry. This past January, I made it a point to attend some of the seminars offered, including two that were presented by the father-daughter duo, …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

Three companies note driverless vehicles as a possible financial threat, while a parts manufacturer fears a decline in ‘the number and severity of accidents’<p>A world of robot cars may still be a long way off but that hasn’t stopped some big insurance companies from worrying about them. And not for …

Insurance Industry

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

How to Save Up for Travel in 2015

We are at the beginning of a brand new year! This means new resolutions, new goals, and new dream destinations. I'm going to show you how to stop dreaming, and make your trips a reality. And what is the most essential part of making a trip a happen? Budgets.<p><b>#1. Cut back on the extras</b><p>It's true, …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

10 Vacation Rentals That Are Way Cooler Than Hotels

You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.<p><b>A Seashell in Isla Mujeres, Mexico</b><p>Gaudí-esque architecture? Sweeping ocean views? Private …

7 Hotels That Don't Look A Thing Like Their Ads

Throughout our hours and hours of travel and hotel investigating at Oyster.com, we've come across quite a few photo fakeouts: Situations where the hotel website showed the property as one way, and we found it to be a totally different way when we arrived. Like in the cases of "crowd-free" beaches, …

Ocean City

14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …

Sling TV now available in the US, and it's adding AMC to the channel lineup

Suddenly Dish's internet TV service is about way more than ESPN<p>Worry about invites no more: as of today, Dish's Sling TV service is now available to all consumers in the United States. You can sign up for a week-long trial to decide if internet TV is worth the $20. But there's better news: the …