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10 cities where you can afford to stay in a 5-star hotel

KAYAK recently released its 2016 Travel Hacker Guide, which analyzed more than one billion searches in the website's database to provide travelers with practical advice for the year.<p>As part of the study, KAYAK found the top 10 cities that boast the lowest rates on 5-star hotels.<p>The study also took …

An exercise scientist reveals the fastest, most significant way to lose weight with minimal effort

You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes down to it, which one of those things will make a bigger difference in helping you achieve your weight-loss goals?<p>Is it really better to hit the gym four times this week or to order a salad instead of fries at lunch?<p>We asked Philip …

People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not

If you live in the US, you're probably used to tossing banana peels in the trash. But people in other countries, including India, have been taking advantage of their nutritional benefits for decades.<p>While a banana's flesh is soft and sweet, the skin is thick, fibrous, and slightly bitter. To eat …

Science says these 9 tactics will help you win any argument

We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.

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These are the Top SPG Hotels for 2015

Starwood Preferred Guest unveiled the winners of its fifth-annual Member Favorites Hotels & Resorts List, as well as its top 10 most popular …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Language Immersion Chrome extension is great for busy people

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn. Flickr / Ed Yourdon<p>Science suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Why 30 Million Men Joined Ashley Madison

When hackers exposed the 30-million member list of Ashley Madison, the extramarital affairs website, many families suffered. Sadly, there has already been a report of a suicide.<p>One of the more surprising revelations of the hack was that most of the members were men. We weren't surprised. Over the …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

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5 Great Gadgets to Upgrade Your Next Road Trip

You've checked the tire pressure and filled the gas tank, but don't take off down the highway without these.<p>You've got your phone with its battery at 100 percent. You've got great playlists to get you down the road. You've even got a proper emergency kit full of essential tools in case of trouble …

How self-made millionaire Michael Hyatt is investing his money

Michael Hyatt was a self-made millionaire by the time he was 25, after building a successful technology company with his older brother, Richard. They sold that company, Dyadem International Ltd., in an "eight-figure deal" in 2011 to IHS Inc., a Colorado-based information analysis company. The …

50 habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones – they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy them. …

10 Travel Apps That Will Make You Feel Like a Local

No one wants to feel like a tourist. And these days, people don’t even want to feel like travelers, but want to experience a place like a <i>local</i>. …

Travel hacking acronyms, a way to churn Amex, Diamond challenge, Monaco and more!

Here is some of the best travel news and notes from around the Internet:<p>American Express limits you to receiving one bonus in your LIFETIME for …

Travel's new bucket list: The 10 hottest places to visit right now

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>The ends of the earth are much closer than they used to …

A 26-year-old explains how he travels the world on no more than $30 a day

In January of 2008, Will Hatton booked his first trip abroad for his 19th birthday — to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.<p>"I just wanted to do something different. I hadn't done anything remotely exciting with my life. I wanted to go up a mountain but I didn't have any climbing experience, so …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

19 travel destinations for 2016 — and what to read while you're there

It's never too soon to start planning your next trip.<p>It's always good to have something to look forward to, and taking one trip invariably leads us …

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5 Easy Ways to Save Your Travel Dollars

Traveling and taking vacations is often considered a luxury for those who want to explore a new location and enjoy escaping on a getaway. Although it …

10 Things to Do Before International Travel

<b>Check your passport and visa requirements.</b> You will need at least 6 months before expiry in your passport to travel out of the country. Check to see …

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Three friends get together to solve the problem of last minute hotel booking for travellers

Most working professionals at some point take an unplanned trip. This entails last-minute hustling to figure out a place to stay. To mitigate this …