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Taste Beyond The Tongue

ITA Matrix & Google Flight Search Tool Help You Find Cheap Airline Tickets

<i>We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.</i><p>When many travelers search for cheap …

Microsoft launches Outlook.com Premium email service for $19.95 per year

Microsoft started publicly testing its Outlook.com Premium email service in October as a beta, and now Thurrott.com reports that the software giant is taking it out of preview this week for users in the US. Outlook.com Premium provides custom domain support, along the removal of ads on the email …

Software

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into …

Startups

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want - MIT Technology Review

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy …

University of Pennsylvania

Five-hour workday? Sign us up: 8 people changing the way we work in 2017

Everything from a shortened workday to paid vacation to getting rid of job titles<p>Over the last 10 years, companies across the United States and abroad have embraced worker happiness as the No. 1 driver of productivity. Innovative perks, better benefits and increased flexibility have become …

The Workplace

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

Happiness

15 Acne-Causing Behaviors You Didn't Even Know You Were Doing

Prevention is the new treatment.<p>If you deal with acne on the regular, then you already know the emotional stages of waking up to a brand new zit. (Not stressful <i>at all</i>. Nope.) You probably also have go-to products at the ready, waiting to attack your newfound, uninvited friend. But what you <i>might</i> not …

The Key to Work-Life Balance? Integration of Those 2 Concepts.

Want to change into Lycra tights and take a 5-mile bike ride at lunch? That's absolutely fine, if it helps you produce brilliant work that afternoon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The realities of maintaining a work-life balance have always been challenging. But, <i>better</i> …

Work-life Balance

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Small Business

Guerlain is celebrating their iconic Météorites line with a new, dreamy limited-edition collection

Guerlain, the French beauty masters, have been around for almost 200 years. 30 years ago, they launched the magical and iconic collection, …

The Cheapskate's top 10 money-saving tips of 2016

Use them to save cash in 2017, too.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals page.</i><p>Saving money is a marathon, not a sprint. It's something …

Personal Finance

Best Raspberry Pi Projects

Our pick of the most fun and useful things you can do with your Raspberry Pi<p>Setting up your Raspberry Pi<p>Using a mobile device is a useful way to test …

Raspberry Pi

How to Afford the Life You Want in 2018

January often signals a shift in perspective. After overindulging and overspending during the holiday season, we enter the New Year wanting to shed …

11 simple tips for being more productive that don't feel like work

You went out with friends last night, which seemed like a brilliant idea in the moment and quickly escalated to a wildly good time, but now you're paying the price to productivity.<p>You're utterly exhausted due in part to dehydration and largely attributed to lack of sleep, you can't quite satisfy …

Time Management

Forget New Year's Resolutions -- And Do This Instead

Why does almost everyone have the same experience with new year’s resolutions? We set resolutions at the start of the new year, we make an attempt at keeping them but little by little, the new year’s resolutions fall to the side.<p>A new year comes, and we set the same resolutions all over again!<p>The …

Positive Thinking

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

Living Rooms

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

<b>Day 9: Chill out, lose fat</b><p>There's soft warm golden sand beneath your feet. The sun is out and the balmy rays are gently caressing your skin. The …

Fitness

Naughty Travel Is the $20 Billion Industry You Never Knew Existed

It's very much a thing.<p>You might like to travel as a way to find the best far-flung boutiques and artisans, capture epic selfies, or even to try out …

Why the Internet Is Freaking Out Over These Leggings

In short, it's because they're free. And no, this is not a scam; we repeat, <i>this is not a scam</i>. But let's back up a bit. When wife-and-husband duo …

Clothing

This Super Clever Strategy Will Win You Wild Success

At first they will ask why you are doing it, later they will ask how you did it.<p>Success means something different for everyone.<p>For some, it means getting the promotion they've been wanting; for others, it's about ditching corporate life and following an entrepreneurial dream.<p>For some it's about …

Motivation

13 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card News and Details

<b>Update: The 100,000 bonus points offer has ended. The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now offering 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first 3</b> …

52 Easy Yet Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Yourself

If you can't seem to find yourself motivated because of several reasons, take a deep breath and try to motivate yourself with these simple yet …

How to Beat Belly Fat

Sure, that roll of flab makes you look out of shape, but your muffin top could also be a serious health threat. The solution is to practice girth …

How to Lose Upper Body Weight Fast

Carrying excess upper body weight, especially in the belly area, can be dangerous for your health. It's understandable to want to lose the weight …

The Number One Wedding Registry Regret

Here's what modern brides wished they had registered for.<p>With more and more couples living together before marriage, and others establishing their own households prior to getting engaged, the wedding registry continues to evolve beyond the typical kitchen appliances and fine china.<p>After all, if …

Weddings