Arnold Bickham

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NYSE Agrees to Acquire 136-Year-Old Chicago Stock Exchange

The Chicago Stock Exchange’s two-year sale process is finally ending.<p>The New York Stock Exchange’s parent company, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., …

Stock Markets

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

10 Travel Essentials For Any Successful Solo Trip

Hear us out: The solo trip is not something to be feared, it's something to be embraced and celebrated. Aside from not having to deal with someone …

Copper Spoon takes over Art’s Crab Shak in Oakland

Most of our restaurant items don’t start out with news that would appeal to preservationists, but hey, we’re talking Art’s Crab Shak.<p>Here’s the …

Bulls GM on Dwyane Wade buyout: ‘We have to do what's in our best interest’

Wade is scheduled to make $23.8 million from the Bulls next season. If he wants to play in Cleveland, he’ll have to leave some cash on the table.<p>Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls could reach a buyout agreement that would allow the three-time NBA champion to pursue a fourth ring at the end of his …

NBA

Google Maps will now show you how much traffic to expect on your route

Google Maps is capable of some seriously impressive things, and that’s highlighted by its ability to show you how busy a business is at any given time. Now, Google is expanding on that feature by showing how busy the traffic is along your route by the time of day.<p>First spotted by <i>Android Police</i>, …

Maps

Ford to shift production of the Focus to China

Ford has scrapped the plan to build its Focus small car in Mexico, which landed it in the middle of a political furore last year, but it is not …

Simple Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

Here's How To Fly Around The World For $1,200

When my friends and clients with Yore Oyster see me flying around the world so cheaply, they always want to know how. Justifiably so—if I saw someone taking $5 flights from Dubai to Manila, or flying from Asia to North America for $75, I’d be pretty curious too. The answer I give them is always …

Asia Travel

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Dress appropriately.<p>Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:<p><b>1. Take two debit cards and two credit cards.</b> Your credit card company will assure you that you’ll have no trouble using your card overseas if you contact …

Police block march of elderly Venezuelans

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Elderly Venezuelans frustrated with medical shortages and the flight of grandchildren from their troubled South American country joined anti-government street protests demanding elections Friday.<p>Lines of police officers blocked thousands of protesters from advancing in the …

Venezuela

How to check your hotel room for bed bugs [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s something no one wants to think about, but that doesn’t mean is not a very real possibility: you might be sharing your hotel room with bed bugs! …

The Best And Worst Cans Of Tuna, Based On Sustainability

Not every can is created equal.<p>We hate to tell you this, but you’re probably picking the wrong can of tuna. Buying a canned tuna isn’t just about deciding between water or oil packed, dark or light meat, expensive or cheap. There’s a lot more that goes into a can.<p>We’re talking fishing practices, …

Sustainability

11 Creative Ways to Get Daily Spanish Writing Practice

Do you keep pledging to start writing diary entries and blog posts—and failing?<p>Even if you’re not the most naturally adept writer, writing practice …

Language Learning

The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …

Travel

This Is the Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Travel Visas

Jetting off for an epic around the world adventure or trip abroad with friends calls for a ton of planning, like doing your research to craft the perfect travel itinerary and making sure that you’ve taken all of the steps to ensure your info is safe in case of an emergency like losing your …

11 Travel Backpacks Made for Exploring the World

Pack up one of these top-rated travel backpacks and hit the road for an adventure you'll never forget.<p>Carrying a travel backpack can make life on the road much easier than with a suitcase. Some are great for week-long trips across Europe's countryside, while others are ideal for quick weekend …

What No One Tells You About Traveling to Cuba

As the plane lifted off the runway in New York and began the three-hour journey to Havana, Cuba, the excitement among travelers was palpable. The …

Travel Packs

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16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

​The 3 Most Important Things To Do When Your Flight Is Cancelled

Flights all over the country are being delayed and yours was just cancelled. The airport is mobbed. You’ve waited on line for fifteen minutes and now you’re with the gate agent. What do you say?<p><b>Go In with Your Own Options</b><p>The most important thing with winter storm flight delays is to be prepared. …

Customer Service

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

Here’s a Map of Every Country Where You Shouldn’t Drink the Tap Water

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Travel + Leisure<i>.</i><p>It’s something we seldom remember until it’s too late—where it’s definitely not a good idea to …

Tap Water

I Packed a Carry-On for 2 Weeks: Here's What I Learned

Picture it: Your flight leaves tomorrow and you're sitting on the floor surrounded by piles of clothes, attempting to squeeze them all into one …

How to Convert Your Leftover Travel Money into Actual Cash

Many people make resolutions heading into the new year, and from a travelers perspective this may be to travel more, seek out immersive experiences, …

A travel editor shares the 12 things you should always have in your carry-on

Need me to rush out on a last-minute travel assignment? No sweat. I always keep a few hundred bucks in ready money handy, an up-to-date passport with extra visa pages, and a carry-on kit with these essential items I never leave behind. Ever.

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Air Travel