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Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.<p>Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Public Relations

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

Emotional Intelligence

Looking for cheap flights? These are the sites (and apps) you'll need to find the best deals.

It’s time for your vacation, and you know what that means: Get the heck out of here! But wait. You haven’t booked a flight anywhere. Or maybe you’ve …

Air Travel

Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

1/19<p>Yamamar Container Cabin<p>Shipping container residences can be elaborate and complex, but sometimes bringing it back to basics is the key to good …

Off-grid

8 Best Audiobooks Narrated by a Full Cast

Neil Gaiman<p><b>Read by Fred Berman, Anne Bobby, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tim Cain, Richard Ferrone, Adam Grupper, and more</b><p>This is one of the full-cast audiobooks against which all others are invariably measured. It’s just that good. From Ron McLarty’s pitch-perfect Odin to Daniel Oreske’s beleaguered Shadow …

Books

The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time9. <em>Requiem for a Dream</em> (2000)

<b>Director:</b> Darren Aronofsky<p>Being perhaps the most grounded, and therefore horrifying, depiction of drug addition to ever be put on film, <i>Requiem for a</i> …

9 Page-Turning Spy Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Beach Chair

Marked by an exhilarating pace, plenty of dramatic twists and turns, and richly drawn, complex protagonists, spa novels are about as riveting as it …

Books

10 classic European islands on a budget

<b>Santorini, Greece</b><p>Even the epic photos don’t quite prepare you for Santorini, with its encircling black cliffs. The island was formed by an enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 BC, and the subsequently collapsing caldera formed these sheer faces. Its extraordinary landscapes justly attract hordes of …

European Travel

Weekend getaway to Düsseldorf

When you think of Düsseldorf, Germany, it’s quite easy to imagine a futuristic city filled with modern fashion and an interesting art scene. While …

Listen to records and watch the sunset at Texas’ chic new shipping container hotel

A unique new hotel has been created in Texas that sees recycled shipping containers being transformed into bohemian lodgings packed full of rustic charm. Complete with cosy furnishings such as hammocks and fire pits and offering guests undisturbed views of the state’s stunning sunsets, the rustic …

12 books you should listen to as audiobooks instead

I've been an insatiable reader ever since I first learned how letters joined together to form words. One tool my grandfather used to teach me how to read was a small tape recorder, and our routine was that he had me practice reading aloud each night into the microphone.<p>Somewhere, there are tapes of …

You Can Purchase This Tiny House on Amazon

Do you ever just blindly add things to your shopping cart while browsing Amazon? It isn't like you're going to buy everything, but you just want to …

Just 21 Completely Genius Life Hacks From R/LifeProTips

When buying bedsheets, look for striped ones. It will make it much easier to find the long and short sides.<p>The tips span everything from home & garden and travel to workplaces and food & drink. Here are some of the best life hacks on there that'll make you say "How did I not think to do that?!"<p>"I …

427 Genius Ways To Make Everything You Own Look More Expensive

As my mother always said: "Fake it 'til you make it."

Disconnect in these A-frame tiny cabins in the Catskills

The Catskills area will soon welcome the Eastwind Hotel, a 1920s bunk house that has been converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel and accompanying …

20 Weird AF Products Skyrocketing In Popularity On Amazon

Every time I shop online, I find myself checking out the Amazon products skyrocketing in popularity to see what's trending, and I'm always surprised …

10 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Likable Right Away

Enthusiasm is contagious.<p><i>What are some social life hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, 7-figure entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>Growing up, I was one of the shyest and …

Charisma

Thousands Of People Swear By These 40 Glorious Products On Amazon Prime

It’s one thing to love a product, but it’s a whole different thing entirely to take time out of your day to write an essay-length review professing …

Budget-conscious camper gets you van life for $60K

Price includes both a new van and the conversion<p>The current popularity of camper vans can’t be overstated. There are months-long waiting lists for popular models like the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, and new van conversion companies popping up every week. But two factors make fancy adventure vans out of …

7 Fabulous And Affordable Places In Italy You Need To Check Out Now

Italy’s most popular destinations—Rome, Venice, Florence, the Cinque Terre—are endlessly alluring, but in peak summer months they can be crowded and expensive as well. The country’s classic attractions—great art, architecture, food, wine, medieval villages and beautiful country landscapes—can be …

Italy

A cluster of wooden cabins create a serene weekend retreat in Norway

Norwegian firm Stinessen Arkitektur built this cluster of wooden cabins that peer out over the picturesque fjords of Norway. The weekend retreat is …

Why the Volkswagen California van is the camper we need

A daily driver that can sleep a family of four<p>The camper and RV industry has experienced non-stop growth in the United States recently, with eight consecutive years of increasing sales. The fastest-growing sector of the market? Camper vans. <i>If you love campers and trailers,</i> <i>come join our new</i> …

Nine of the Most Violent Works of Literary Fiction

Most works of literary fiction aren’t heavy on the violence. After all, where’s the time, with all that wordplay and character development filling up …

The Simple Request That Will Get You a Bigger Hotel Room for Free (Video)

Travelers are always looking for tricks to get the most out of their vacation budgets.<p>While surprise free upgrades are always nice, you can’t rely on …

Hospitality

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 11th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code

Horse racing is something like a religion in Hong Kong, whose citizens bet more than anyone else on Earth. Their cathedral is Happy Valley …

Hong Kong

10 Great Reads for the Armchair Paranormal Investigator

The Man Who Invented the Supernatural<p>Who was Charles Fort, and what drove his obsession with the inexplicable, strange, and downright bizarre stories …

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …