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Where To Drink Cannabis Cocktails In LA. Right Now

Could the marijuana martini become a staple on cocktail menus? Don't be surprised. Bartenders are mixing CBD and terpenes — the compounds in cannabis …

CBD

Four Creative Ways To Finance A Rental Property Purchase

The traditional path to buying an investment property is to save money for a down payment, then get a mortgage to cover the rest. But that’s not the only path. From time to time, I get questions from the landlords who use Avail about how they can finance a rental property if they don’t have enough …

Real Estate

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles, According to Top Chefs

Whether you’re dining in or driving thru, Southern California gets few things better than a meat sandwich on a bun. Here’s where to dig in.<p>By Kate …

Los Angeles

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Stock Markets

Trifecta of Mediocrity: British Airways’ Premium Economy on the Boeing 787-8, 787-9 and 747

While US-based carriers are finally getting around to installing true international premium-economy products, British Airways has had a …

British Airways

The six best Italian road trips and where to stay on route

Amalfi Coast<p>imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock<p>Known for its dramatic bluffs, pastel-hued villages, and cliff-hugging roads, the Amalfi Coast is arguably …

4 Life-Changing Target Shopping Tricks Everyone Needs To Know About

One of the most accurate running jokes about <b>Target</b> is that you walk into a Target knowing exactly what you want to buy, but walk out holding …

Why Your Trip to Tokyo Should Be All About the Japanese Whisky

How to plan the ultimate booze pilgrimage.<p>There’s nothing new about traveling for booze. Napa is ridden with party busses of friends drinking their way through California’s revered vineyards. There’s a tequila train you can catch in Mexico to ride straight into the heart of the agave spirit …

The 15 Best Beaches in Europe for Summer 2018

With seemingly endless miles of coastline, it can be tough to decide which beach in Europe is right for you.<p>Just in time for the official start of …

European Travel

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

Why Dana Point Is the Perfect Southern California Staycation

Sometimes, the way a city’s dining scene has changed announces itself in a spectacular way, like when you’re at the Monarch Beach Resort’s new <b>Bourbon</b> …

Best of the Best: The 8 Best 30 Year Old Whiskies (In Pictures)

These special bottles are ones to collect or consume.<p>Distillation has come a long way since the first alcoholic liquid trickled into a clay pot …

The Best Trail Shoes of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

10 Natural Wonders Near Los Angeles

Despite the city's tall buildings and traffic, there's plenty of nature to explore in the area.<p>Forget what you know about rush-hour traffic, award shows, and pipe dreams of stardom, because Hollywood already has glimmering natural gems of its own. Here's where to escape the smoggy skyline.<p>Virginia …

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

Made (Better) in Tokyo

TravelFar & Away<p>There’s far more to the dining scene than sushi and soba. In fact, the Western food in Japan’s capital is some of the world’s best.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>IN 2007, IVAN ORKIN, a self-described “Jewish guy from Long Island” became the first …

Our Favorite Barbecue Joints in the South

While barbecue is great year-round, there's something about the finger-licking cuisine that lends itself to summertime cooking. Americans find …

Five ways for 50-somethings to get serious about planning for retirement

The big 5-0 is one of those birthdays that can make people take serious stock of the half-century behind them.<p>Passing that milestone also can bring on the realization that retirement — or whatever you choose to call that phase of life when full-time work is largely behind you — is no longer a …

Retirement

Episode 58: George Shultz

Download Subscribe<p>Subscribe For Free:<p>iTunes<br>• Google Play<br>• Stitcher<br>• Tunein<p>A Marine who fought in World War II, a PhD economist, a successful businessman, …

Lifetime Status With the New Marriott: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Lifetime elite status with an airline or a hotel chain can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, it removes the pressure to re-qualify year-in and …

Platinum

10 Office-Friendly Shoes That Are Actually Comfortable

Fit for any type of work environment.<p>A comfortable, sturdy pair of work-appropriate shoes is as essential to your wardrobe as a suit is. After all, these are what you spend the majority of your time wearing—they better be as comfortable as possible. Look for pairs with solid construction, a …

Top 10 Wyoming Attractions

The state of Wyoming is rich in natural wonders and Old West history. With mountain peaks, wild rivers, and wide open plains, Wyoming draws visitors …

Why Now Is the Right Time to Buy a Gas Grill

You might notice that the grill section at your local home center looks a little different this spring. The 2018 fleet of gas grills is filled with …

BBQ

How to download your Google data and what you'll find

Curious to see how much a sprawling Internet company knows about your likes, history and movements? Download your Google data.<p>This is the time many of us are taking a harder look at our Facebook data, spurred by a reminder that we've allowed the social network incredible access to our preferences, …

Google

50 incredibly beautiful small towns in Italy

This article may contain compensated links. See our full disclosure <b>here</b><p>Small Italian towns and villages get under your skin.<p>From north to south, …

Recommendations for a Week in Yellowstone (Winter or Early Spring)

A lot of us have been to Yellowstone. For many of us it brings up thoughts of summer crowds, traffic, animal jams, long lines and too many people. …

Marhaban from Bahrain

When we think of travelling to the Middle East, Bahrain is not the first country that comes to mind. But give the country a chance, and it has the …

The best online clothing stores for men

While the image of men having no regard for their style is somewhat outdated, it is true that the act of shopping itself can sometimes be a bit of a chore.<p>This possibly explains why more and more clothes shopping is done online from the comfort of our own homes. As we search for the ideal suits, …

Clothing

A day on the Gold Line: See an artsy, hip side of LA

Dionne Warwick called Los Angeles a great big freeway, while John Lennon called the city a big parking lot. Daily gridlock remains the norm in this sprawling behemoth, an ever-improving public transit system means exploring the city with just a TAP card is actually easier than you may think.<p>While …

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