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One Surefire Way to Spot Bedbugs in Your Hotel Room

<i>Bedbugs are the ultimate travel nightmare, and you might not know you've brought them home with you until it's too late. Spare yourself the mental and financial anguish of bedbugs by always doing this one thing as soon as you step into your hotel room.</i><p>It doesn't matter if you're staying in a …

Revealed: the cheapest time to book flights to your favourite destinations

The same flights can be more than £600 cheaper depending on when they're booked, new research has shown.<p>Each destination also has its own optimum booking time, ranging from as little as two months in advance to as far as 11 months.<p>The study by travel search engine Kayak.co.uk found that those …

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

It's so easy (or is it?) to hop on a flight these days; paid time-off is limited, and travelers want to get the most out of their vacations -- which, to many, means more time spent in the destination. But we've all heard it before: <i>It's the journey that counts, not the destination.</i> While we find …

White America’s toxic ignorance: Abigail Fisher, Antonin Scalia and the real privilege that goes unspoken

If affirmative action gives unearned opportunities to one racial group, it is whites who have benefited the most<p>Is Justice Antonin Scalia auditioning for a job as Donald Trump’s ghostwriter?<p>His recent comments on Fisher v. the University of Texas, a landmark SCOTUS case about the future of …

16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read

Add these to your reading list today.<p>Earlier this week, actor Matt McGorry gave a shout out to Michelle Alexander's powerful book on mass incarceration, <i>The New Jim Crow</i>. "I'm embarrassed that I didn't come across the information in this book sooner," McGorry wrote on Facebook. "But that's white …

4 Zen Concepts That Will Improve Your Finances

Understand how fear can lead to money problems.<p>Zen and personal finance — sounds a little “woo woo,” right? Except that there are actually several …

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“President Obama has been a cottage industry for racist imagery and racist memorabilia”: Why understanding the history of Jim Crow is still essential

Salon talks to David Pilgrim, human rights activist and founder of the Jim Crow Museum collection of artifacts<p>The language and images are hard to take – a black man with enormous lips eating a watermelon. Black women in exaggerated sexual poses. Broken English and racial slurs. They’re all …

Ingrid’s Cancún

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>German national <b>Ingrid Ernst</b> has been living in <b>Cancún</b> for the past decade.<p>She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, documenting her adventures on her Facebook page and a bilingual (German and English) blog she started.<p>“The world should heart my city because [Cancún] …

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How to Be a S.M.A.R.T. Traveler in a Danger Zone

For most westerners, terror attacks have been limited to sites with centralized military, economic, or cultural significance. We have forgotten what it was like in the 1970s and 1980s when the Bader Meinhof Group, the Red Brigades, the IRA, and the PLO were routinely attacking civilian targets in …

Resort towns for less: Save on flights, lodging, car rentals and food

You can save money in a resort town the obvious way — by visiting in the shoulder season. But what fun is that?<p>You probably want to go to Big Bear or Aspen or Vail in Colorado or Bozeman, Mont., or Jackson Hole, Wyo., when everyone else does — in July for fly fishing and hiking or in December or …

10 Secrets To A Happy & Healthy 100 Years Of Life: Lessons from Okinawa, Japan

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>A popular young Doctor with a youtube following explains his take on vaccinations, but it's really not as simple as he makes it out …

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6 of the Best New Places to Go Out in Hong Kong

6 of the Best New Places to Go Out in Hong Kong<p>6 of the best new places to go out on Hong Kong Island include a Berlin-themed basement bar, a Mexican …

10 Yoga Poses That Help With Bloating, Back Pain and More

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'Hacker Fares': An Easy Way to Save Big

A Photographer Went To North Korea To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

Beauty knows no borders.<p>For more of Mihaela's work check out her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Photograph: Kate Whitaker<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/22/1442934557974/29f5ad78-6e60-45c9-8f37-4c2f1c3f22bf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Kate …

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Top 10 Most Spectacular Drives in the World

Whether you're a bona fide globetrotter or would-be wanderluster (if not for that day job!), you'll likely concur that our planet plays host to diverse and picturesque landscapes just waiting to be explored. From coast to coast and hemisphere to hemisphere, these breathtaking sites are virtually …

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These 3-Ingredient Pancakes Will Change The Way You Do Breakfast

It's time to step up your breakfast game for back to school. Getting the kids ready in the morning can be a chore in itself, and thinking about feeding them a proper meal is an added stressor. Heck, even getting yourself ready for class or work can be a challenge! Fear not, today we've got an easy, …