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Today's The Day To Buy Cheap Flights, So Get Shopping

<i>Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>Wondering when you should buy a flight for that late summer or fall trip? Well, stop everything and start shopping now.<p>Even with airfares remaining pretty low over the last several months -- thanks to lower fuel costs -- massive systemwide sales that are worth flying …

Flying

Tripdelta Finds Cheaper Flights Through "Secret" Airport Routes

Flying through the major hubs of the big airlines could make your trips more expensive than they should be. Tripdelta finds the hidden airports that …

You Have to See Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and R2D2 Performing Adele's "Hello"

This is beyond brilliant.<p>Since Adele released "Hello" in October, there have been approximately one zillion covers, spoofs, and heart-exploding tributes made by fans, bands, and Miss Piggy. And they're all great—some are really, really great—and I know you've heard it before, but THIS ONE is so …

5 Questions That Help You Avoid Financial Stress

You and I make financial decisions every day. Tough ones.<p>But most of us don't think logically about how we spend our money. Until the credit card statement comes of course. Then, we panic.<p>It's no surprise then -- that money remains the biggest source of stress for most people.<p>What could be more …

Personal Finance

I Heart My City: Ingrid’s Cancún

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] combines breathtaking …

How to Cope With Spending the Holidays Alone

The holidays seem to have a special way of making you feel like crap if you’re alone. Maybe you’re nursing a recent breakup. Maybe you just started …

Self-esteem

11 Tips for Sleeping Well on a Plane

A clinical sleep educator shares the best tips in her arsenal for successful in-flight snoozing.<p>It is the bane of travelers getting on a plane for both business and pleasure—difficulty falling asleep in a seat, especially in coach, and the attendant horrors of jet lag after landing. Studies have …

Sleep
College & University

10 ways to get bumped up to first class on your next business trip

I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to Boston and once with my husband on our honeymoon.<p>Let's just say I liked it very much. Who wouldn't appreciate a glass of Cabernet while waiting for everyone else to board?<p>While I love flying first class, I …

Flying

6 Amazing Resort Pools in the US for Families

<i>Pool at Grand Hyatt Kauai (Courtesy Hyatt)</i><p>Nothing energizes the whole family like a day spent at an outstanding resort pool. Luckily, amazing pools featuring beautiful views, sparkling water and unique amenities can be found throughout the United States. Check out these six kid-friendly resorts, …

Las Vegas

Astondoa Top Deck 51

Luiz de Basto sees himself as a creative type in a world of compliance officers. When he designed the Top Deck 51 as the second model in the …

Yachts

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain