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To board a cruise ship — and never get off

Aboard a cruise ship called the Crystal Serenity, 88-year-old “Mama Lee” lives a life of leisure. On the day before her husband, Mason — with whom …

Cruise Ships

The 22 best apps for business travelers

In light of that, we've come up with a list of apps that could help make your work trip go more smoothly.<p>From planning the route, to staying organized while you're away, to keeping in touch with colleagues when you don't have a computer on hand, these apps will help you to have the most stress-free …

Apps

Fifty years later, the same flight takes longer. Why?

Fifty years ago, American Airlines' flight from New York to Los Angeles took 5 hours and 43 minutes. The same flight is 6 hours and 27 minutes today. …

Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes with the Chromium web browser and a suite of productivity and coding tools. "We asked ourselves one …

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 …

How to Get Serious About Creating Retirement Income

Follow these three steps.<p>In a recent survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 41% of CPA financial planners said that …

Retirement

Traditional and Airbnb Investment Property

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Aug. 23 Is Cheap Flight Day - Are You Ready To Save?

It's the most wonderful time of year... No, not Christmas. It's Cheap Flight Day, the one day out of the year that travelers can save up to 20 percent on flights. August 23 marks the general end of summer and when kids and families get back to school, pushing ideas and plans for travel to the back …

14 cool apps to help you budget, save money, and invest

BI has rounded up some of the best apps and services around right now that can help you do everything from manage your household bills and save money to keeping track of your work expenses.<p>The 14 apps we've highlighted could help you track, save, make more money. Check them out:

Personal Finance

Top 18 Apartments in Northwest DC

Northwest is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Washington, DC and a super fun place to live. Listed here are our top 18 apartments in this …

Swimming Pools

U.S. Crime on the Decline, in 2 Charts

Crime rates have gone down since 1991<p>While crime has decreased from its height in the 1980s and 90s, incarceration rates peaked in the mid-2000s.<p><b>Get</b> …

Crime

3 Safe Places to Retire in Latin America With Under $2,000 a Month | Investopedia

Latin America continues to welcome in waves of expats seeking a rich cultural experience, beautiful natural landscapes, and temperate climates. Here …

South America

It's All About Sex, Says Christianity

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando a few weeks ago, the nation has tried to evaluate how these horrific happenings keep occurring. Many talked about ISIS and terrorism. Many talked about stricter gun control legislation. Still others talked about the inherent bigotry against the LGBT community …

How to Add a House in iOS 10 Home App – iPhone, iPad

Really really the biggest iOS 10 release ever. iOS 10 public beta has been released with massive features and the new Home app. A native Home app in …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

The Smartest Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make

Remember: your most limited resource is time.<p>There’s really only one thing young people need know about money: Save for retirement, starting now.<p>Yes, …

This Magical App Lets You Skip Through Airport Customs For Free

No Global Entry needed. How did we never know about this?!<p>We all know the line at airport customs can be painfully long. And most travelers know they can skip the line by enrolling in the Global Entry program for a $100 application fee.<p>But most of us <i>weren't</i> told that there's an app that lets …

Flying

Loveless Sex Addicts: A Gay Man Critiques His Community

The Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015, that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states was a landmark day in U.S. history. Yet I am at a deep and …

This Helpful Chart Shows You the Best Time to Book Your Flights

CheapAir analyzed 1.2 million trips to determine the answer.<p>Even if you're a world traveler with the biggest case of wanderlust ever, admit it: you still find booking flights intimidating. It's a complicated process, since there are so many airlines and prices are constantly fluctuating, making it …

Air Travel

Wearable patch predicts patients’ next heart attack before it happens

The problem with doctors is you only see them after you’re sick. Prevention is preferable.<p>A new generation of wearable sensors is finally living up to that promise by letting patients get constant, personalized care wherever they go. The convergence of several innovations—small, efficient …

Wearable Tech

8 Virginia Wineries Worth the Trip From DC

What do Donald Trump, Dave Matthews, and the founders of AOL have in common? They all own wineries in Virginia. That should be a sign that the fifth …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Google’s giving away $500 worth of photo software for free — but is it any good?

Sometimes, you can see guess how a thing got priced by looking at its raw materials. A gold necklace. A filet mignon. A house.<p>Other times, the price …

The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work

The word <i>priority</i> didn’t always mean what it does today.<p>In his best-selling book, Essentialism, Greg McKeown explains the surprising history of the …

The New Meeting Software Being Used by Apple and Google

Real-time collaboration software Do has an impressive client list--and with good reason.<p>Corporate meetings are both a blessing and a curse. It's no wonder busy professionals are beginning to lose patience with this ancient time-stealer.<p>We all understand the necessity to organize a meeting to share …

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

Central America

Betterback

Look at yourself right now, how are you sitting? how is your back? and your neck? probably not to great, and that is because of bad posture whilst …

Muscle