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Kayak’s Travel Hacker Guide Helps You Plan Your International Trips

When you want to go abroad, there's a lot you need to do well in advance of departing—from getting your travel documents in order to finding the best …

From fake hotel wake up calls to the airport security trick to steal your valuables: The top 10 travel scams revealed (and how you can avoid them)

• <b>Peter John, author of Around the World in 80 Scams, explains top cons</b>• <b><br>From worthless gemstones to phony take away menus and corrupt cops</b>• <b><br>Scammers offer</b> …

Airbnb Tips and Tricks for First-Timers

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that it’s time to start planning that epic getaway you’ve been dreaming about since last summer ended. One …

Hotel secrets: Front desk managers tell all

We interviewed hotel front desk clerks and managers to learn some insider secrets. Here's what you should know before your next stay.<p>Those peepholes on your door? Cover with a sticky note because people can look in and see you're not there.<p>Asking you to re-use towels and sheets does save water and …

Stop unwanted calls and texts from hitting your cellphone

You may find this surprising. Many of us remember when people’s names, addresses and phone numbers were listed in the telephone book and distributed for free. All we ever worried about were junk mail, telemarketers and the occasional prank call.<p>Times have changed. Phone books are history, and your …

MTA’s vintage subway cars and buses reappear to spread holiday cheer

Take a festive trip back in time, thanks to the MTA<p>The holidays are approaching, and while the world is what one might call “bleaker than usual,” the MTA is doing its part to spread some much-needed cheer. As in years past, the agency will collaborate with the New York Transit Museum to roll out …

5 ways to find cheaper flights

Finding the best airfare is easier with these five steps (Image: Jim Glab)<b>Are peak season airfares getting you down? Don’t fret! Here are my five</b> …

The Most Common Problems in iOS 10 and How to Fix Them

iOS 10 is live and amongst us and packed with a range of brand new features to play around with, but it’s not without its problems either. If your …

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The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac

Siri and I have been shacking up together on my MacBook for about two months now. How useful is Apple's digital assistant on a Mac? Let me count the ways.<p>1. Find files<p>Siri offers a quick way to find files you want to return to. You can say, "Show me documents from yesterday" or "Show me …

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iPhone app gives treasured photos new life [Review]

For longer than I have allowed myself to believe, the iPhone has been called a scanner that fits in your pocket. But if I wanted a high-quality copy of an old photograph, I still sought out a flatbed scanner, presuming the results would be superior to taking a picture of a picture with a phone.<p>But …

New York City's Best Holiday Windows Photos

There are many reasons New York is a favorite destination for winter travel. Rockefeller's legendary Christmas tree, ice-skating rinks throughout the city, Bryant Park's winter village, and the multitude of shopping destinations down Fifth Avenue and throughout Manhattan beckon shoppers and …

Twelve Powerful Ways To Balance Cortisol & Reduce Inflammation | Poliquin Article

Are muscle soreness and inflammation <i>always</i> dogging you?<p>Do you find your mind racing when you get into bed at night?<p>Maybe your power output has …

Here's Why Magnesium Is Good for Your Skin, Too

If you're diligent about downing your vitamins every day, good for you! Taking daily supplements is a fine way to give your body the proper dosage of nutrients it needs. On the flip side, if your daily dose is lacking in magnesium, we're sorry to tell you: You just lost major brownie points.<p>"An …

The hacks that make air travel less painful

Flying for hours in cramped airline seats can take a lot out of us. Katia Moskvitch explores the scientific remedies that can make flying less frustrating.<p>You can’t sleep. Your joints hurt. The food is awful. The air is stinky. It’s too hot. Now it’s too cold. There’s no space for your knees. And …

Jet Lag

Every Single Trail in California, on One Map

Americans love hiking. In 2015, 38.7 million of us spent time hiking and backpacking off the beaten path. And from the Pacific Crest Trail to the …

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20 Boss Ramen Recipes

And when we say upgrade, we mean completely ditch them. Each package (often billed as two servings, but who only eats half?) has nearly a day's worth …

Canada Pension Plan: 5 things to know about the talks to expand it

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau meets his provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver on Monday and one of the key agenda items is …

Spring Road Trip: Hiking and Waterfalls in Portland

With daylight savings right around the corner (March 12), the promise of longer daylight hours have us dreaming of packing the car, tuning up a few …

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work? - Pocket-lint

HomeKit is basically Apple’s framework for home automation.<p>Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink …

Home Automation

Apple just fixed the worst thing about iCloud Drive

The worst thing about iCloud Drive is that almost everything you have there is downloaded to whatever computer you're using. If you had 40 GB of documents in iCloud, they would also take up 40 GBof space on your computer.<p>Apple defended this setup by saying that iCloud (unlike Google Drive) was for …

Sling TV app comes to Apple TV today

The service, which offers live TV channels for a $20 monthly fee, is now available on Apple TV.<p>A live multichannel TV service is coming to the Apple TV set-top box today. It's just not Apple's own service.<p>Instead of the Apple-branded live TV service that's been rumored for years, the first to …

NEMO Tetrapod Hammock Review

The NEMO Tetrapod is a fully featured, gathered-end backpacking hammock with a diagonal lay.The NEMO Tetrapod Hammock (MSRP $249.95) is a …

These 15 Bridal Shower Bites Are Everything

Are you planning the menu for your pal’s bridal shower and looking for some major inspiration? Make sure to serve up foods that are easy to eat and oh-so-scrumptious.<p>From small bites to inspired buffets, here are fifteen ideas for items to serve up at a bridal shower.<p><b>1. Grilled bread, Burrata</b> …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Vancouver

This Canadian city is both an outdoor lover’s paradise (ski mountains in the distance, botanical gardens downtown) and a culture mecca (contemporary …

Mouthwatering Food from Around the World

Now there’s no shame in admitting what gets you excited about travel, is all the new food that you’ll be able to sample. But hey, on your next trip, …

Eight most common travel scams in Europe

AIG Europe has released a helpful infographic outlining the eight most common scams currently affecting travelers in Europe. Study up so you don't fall victim to "highway pirates" or bogus police officers on your next trip.<p><b>Italy: Puncturing tires</b><p>Beware of "highway pirates" in Italy who will …

What's In My Laptop Bag?

Last week <b>The Points Guy</b> took Singapore’s all-business class service from Newark to Singapore and wrote about the travel products he took along with …

The best national parks to take your dog

Most national parks don’t allow dogs because officials want to preserve the sensitive habitat or whatever.<p>Don’t let pesky red tape get in your or …

Costa Rica Honeymoon: Weather and Travel Guide

With two breathtaking coasts only a short plane ride away from each other -- one on the Pacific, the other on the Caribbean -- Costa Rica is the …

The Best Farm-to-table Restaurant in Every State

These incredible restaurants all pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally, but they also go way beyond that. From only serving sustainable …