Rhonda Palladino

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Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …

How to Make Salted Caramel Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

<i>Photo by Grace Bodkin</i><p>You might be attempting a healthy summer diet right now, and if you are, I'm sorry because this ice cream will change that. This no-churn salted caramel ice cream is heavenly - plus it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Oh, hell yes.<p><i>Photo by Grace Bodkin</i><p><b>No-Churn Salted Caramel</b> …

9 Expert Travel Tips You've Never Thought Of

Wouldn't it be nice, before every trip, to call up an expert and get her advice on what to pack or how to upgrade to first class? Well, we can't promise a phone chat, but we can give you those tips right here and now. Shout-out to all these travel-industry editors, bloggers, and TV hosts who were …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

7 Healthy Lunches That'll Keep You Full All Day

We've all had that feeling of disappointment. You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf it down in 5 minutes and you're sad and still hungry? That's the worst. Avoid having that moment ever again by whipping up one of these meals the night before and …

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Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Deals

A little background<p><i>Walt Disney World®</i> Resort offers a vacation experience like no other, highlighted by four distinct Theme Parks, two sun-splashed …

Hawaii's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, Citi Hilton Honors</b> …

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16 Incredibly Old New Orleans Bars & Restaurants That Should Never Close

New Orleans is nearing its tricentennial (that’s right, that means 300 years, significantly older than the ol' USA), which means that it’s got its …

10 Travel Apps That Will Make You Feel Like a Local

No one wants to feel like a tourist. And these days, people don’t even want to feel like travelers, but want to experience a place like a <i>local</i>. …

Hacked security company's documents show a laundry list of questionable clients

A hacker seems to have gotten into the company's computers, downloaded its files, and then put them online for the world to see. The group that hacked into the the European surveillance company Gamma International last year has taken responsibility for this hack.<p>The hack was first made public via …

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8 unique summer vacations that won't break the bank

A getaway can really put an exclamation point on a great summer, but not if it ruins your budget for the rest of the year.<p>According to the Bureau of …

One of the most popular ad blockers is releasing a mobile browser, which could be huge — but costly for companies like Google

The Android browser will automatically block ads, which Adblock Plus says will save up to 23% of a user's smartphone battery life, and also save on their data plan. The app is initially launching in beta, so users can provide feedback on the experience.<p>Further down the line Adblock Plus also plans …

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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Unclimbable

A few days before our trip into the Cirque of the Unclimbables was scheduled to begin, I saw a physiotherapist for the first time in my life. I’d been on standby for a week, hoping that someone would cancel on an appointment and I could sneak in at the last minute. In late July last year, sometime …

Watch the Transformer-Like Unboxing of a Louis XIII de Rémy Martin Cask

In this brief, 20-second video, a couple unboxes a $3,500 bottle of Louis XIII de Rémy Martin in a liquor store. With the soulful strains of U2 and Bono wailing in the background (quick: name that tune!), the man takes off the outer case, activates the sliding doors on the inner case, and turns on …

Seasonal Food

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

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5 Tips to Buy Coffee That Doesn't Suck

Until you learn to buy decent beans, you’ll never reach caffeinated nirvana<p>Coffee has become a lot like Top 40 pop music: Most if it’s awful, but we can’t avoid it. For every great new song, there are a thousand Carly Rae Jepsen hits. And they really, really, really suck.<p>But good coffee—like good …

Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Roundup

The start of the 2015 NFL draft on Thursday officially marks the beginning of the end of mock-draft season for the year. So that means last-minute predictions are rolling out on a near-daily basis from some of the NFL's leading draft experts.<p>The Pittsburgh Steelers pick 22nd in Round 1 this year …

How to Pack Light: The Flight Attendant’s Guide

When it comes to packing light and efficiently, flight attendants know best—here are 11 of their best tips and tricks.<p>We asked the world’s most experienced travelers—flight attendants—for their finest tips and tricks when it comes to packing the perfect suitcase. Nicole flies all over the U.S. (and …