Paul Hirst

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10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading

After a week of downloading and trying out various travel and navigation apps, I reached an unfortunate conclusion: Most of them are worthless — clunky, buggy, seemingly desultory efforts by developers rushing a poor product to market. There are a few, though, that provide elegant solutions to some …

Apps

9 great laptop bags for travelers who want to get through airport security faster

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Not just any laptop bag is going to make the cut at security. There are a couple that will, though: There are clamshell styles (bags …

The List of Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Marketing tools streamline and speed up your everyday job and relieve the pain of time-consuming and draining tasks by automating them. They organize …

Total Body Strength, Balance and Stability Workout

This total body workout targets strength, balance, and stability by focusing on both traditional exercises and unilateral moves, which are often more …

Workouts

Little-Known LinkedIn Features That Deliver Big Rewards

LinkedIn is replete with valuable features; it’s hard to know which ones will give the biggest boost to your personal brand. What’s more, LinkedIn is adding, enhancing, and refining features all the time – making it even harder to keep your profile up-to-date while creating the most impact. In …

Marketing

7 Ways to Rock at Snapchat Marketing

Want to tap into the power of Snapchat for your brand? Follow these tips.<p>As an online marketer, you're probably used to hearing about the "next big thing" in social media. The next network that could rival Facebook, unseat Twitter and so on.<p>While it's true that many platforms are no doubt …

The best Scottish castle hotels

An expert guide to the top castle hotels in Scotland, including the best for loch and mountain views, rich history, dog-friendly services, spas and fine dining, in locations including Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, the Isle of Mull and Trossachs National Park.<p>Inverlochy Castle, Fort Willam, Highlands<p>Queen …

13 Books That Will Make You a More Resourceful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Do you want to develop out-of-the-box thinking? Acquire a problem-solving mindset? Find ways and means out of difficulties? These books will help.<p><i>1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success</i>, Carol Dweck<p>Mindset makes the difference between success or failure. Dweck writes the growth mindset, or …

Self-improvement

Best SSDs 2018 - 10 Best SSD For Gaming

SSD or solid state drive is a modern form of storage device that store data on circuits instead of discs that are widely used on hard disk …

Take a Hike! The Best Mountain Hikes in the U.S.

How would you like to sit with your feet dangling over the edge of the summit of a mountain you just climbed? The feeling is one of success and …

Hiking

Is Social Media Screwing Over Explorers?

On December 3, 2015, four friends from the UK, ages 19 and 20, set out to cross Iceland on lightweight alpine-touring skis, without support. You may have heard about them: a series of setbacks and two monster storms doomed their attempt, and the team accepted a helicopter rescue from the Icelandic …

Mountaineering

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

HTC 10 is as good as smartphones get

HTC fumbled last year's flagship One M9 so badly it almost ruined the company. If not for a bunch of midrange phones and hype for HTC Vive virtual …

9 of the most incredible places to sleep

Fancy sleeping somewhere more memorable than a hotel room or regular campsite? From treetop tents to a human-sized nest, you'll have a night to …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Computer Science

The Venice Simplon Orient Express Will Tease Your Senses

Home » Food, Cigars & Drinks » The Venice Simplon Orient Express Will Tease Your Senses<p>The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the …

Cigars

How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

Northern Lights

5 folder secrets every Windows user needs to know

If you have photographs, videos, documents and PDFs saved to your computer, and who doesn't, you're using folders to organize them. Just like their real-world counterparts, folders are useful to keep your information organized.<p>Unfortunately, as you get more files and more folders, in no time you go …

Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.<p>Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available for download …

Tutorials

Japan's "Gap Tent" for solo campers fits just about anywhere, weighs almost nothing

Clever design even takes into account how to keep you entertained during those long, lonely nights.<p>Just the other day we looked at the Crazy X, a …

This is the best beginner coding language, according to the top schools in the country

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Reuters / Benoit Tessier There are many reasons you should think about learning to code in 2016. Jobs in coding are still rising at an …

Programming

Six Tips To Reduce Stress While Traveling For Business

Traveling for business may seem glamorous—flying to new cities or across the globe. It can also be extremely stressful and taxing on your health. The top three triggers for stress when traveling can be grouped into three main areas, according to a study by CWT Travel Solutions Group (CWT).<p><b>1. Lost</b> …

Long Haul

How to Pack a Suit

The secret to a wrinkle-free suit? It’s all about the folding.<p>Business travelers have it down to a science: They know how to get where they need to go (hint: it’s Uber), where to stay, and perhaps most importantly, they know the best spots for a local power lunch. But what good is all that …

How To Pack It: The Dress Shirt

When you’re packing for travel – whether that’s a weeklong vacation, a weekend getaway, or a quick overnighter – it’s important to make the most of …

Top 100 Gadgets Trends in February

These February 2016 gadgets trends range from simplified smartwatches to connected clothing items like heated winter jackets and smart gowns. In …

Fitness: The best Muscle-Building Smoothie Recipes .

Whether for people who want to adjust their weight or for people who are health-concerned; smoothies are one of the best ways to achieve one’s goals. …

The 10 Best Carry-Ons

Whether it’s wrongly taken off the baggage claim or loaded on an incorrect flight, losing a checked bag is an occupational hazard for frequent …

Shopping