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Tinder was really popular at Davos this year — here's what it was like to use it

But as the night draws in across the snowy mountain scenery, even the elite are on the lookout for some company.<p>I fired up dating app Tinder during the meeting, and I was surprised by how popular it was.<p>While in the Congress Center, which is where all the important conference sessions, press …

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11 Things to Know When Filling Out Your Tax Return This Year

Tax season news you can use.<p>Tax season is almost here, and with it comes all the usual issues of paperwork and confusion. But this year might be …

After 30 Days, The FAA Has Now Registered Almost 300K Drone Owners

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that almost 300,000 drone owners have now used its online registration system. The site went live 30 days ago and until today, the FAA would refund the $5 registration fee.<p>The biggest rush of registrations probably came in the first couple …

LA's Hottest Trainers Reveal 16 Secrets to Fitness Success

While stylish insiders have plenty of fitspiration to offer, we all know that behind every blogger body is a top-notch trainer. Just like last year, we're strolling sweating through memory lane and rounding up some of the wisest words spoken by our Hottest Trainer 2015 contestants.<p>Whether you're …

How the Post-App Economy is Changing the Way Travel Brands Engage with Customers

Whenever a traveler is faced with a challenge, big or small, a common phrase will be uttered by a friend or colleague: “There’s an app for that.”<p>This …

5 New Travel Startups That Want to Make Travel Booking Easier in 2016

Online travel is poised to experience interesting, if not big, changes this year.<p>A year ago the thought of TripAdvisor as an online booking threat …

24 travel vloggers to follow in 2016

IF ONE IS LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION or tips for next or even the very first travels, Youtube travel channels are one of the best options to …

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The men who sell Brooklyn’s cool

<b>It was over a glass or two of bourbon that friends Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler hatched their plan to tap into the undeniable coolness of Brooklyn.</b><p>Over the past decade, New York's most populous borough has emerged from the shadow of Manhattan to become the most fashionable part of the largest …

Why Airbnb doesn't spell doom for the hotel business ... yet

But according to analysts at Deutsche Bank, the company isn't a threat to hotel chains — yet.<p>"Ultimately, Airbnb looks to be 'increasing the pie,' rather than necessarily reducing the share for others," said Iona Dent and Geof Collyer in a deep-dive research note Monday. "Currently when cities sell …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

The Four Trends That Will Change The Way We Work By 2021

Hint: The rise of the gig economy is only the start of what’s coming.<p>In some ways, 2015 was the year of the gig economy, with the scale and diversity of the freelance workforce not just expanding, but attracting more mainstream notice as well. By our own recent estimates here at Upwork, some 54 …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

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Pandora CFO wants to pay lower royalties, says iTunes “eviscerated” the music industry

Pandora CFO Mike Herring has an idea about what’s wrong with the music industry, and he’s pretty sure it’s not Pandora or most of the music-streaming …

Dazzling airplane patent puts seats on top of aircraft | CNN Travel

(CNN) — At last, a new airplane seating patent that doesn't try to squeeze more humans into a smaller space.<p>Instead, this concept aims to give passengers an even better view of the skies than the pilot's by seating them on top of the plane, inside a transparent bubble-style canopy.<p>U.S. aerospace …

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The 7 worst mistakes you can make in your 30s

Many 30-somethings are busy rising through their work hierarchy, developing a serious romantic relationship, and possibly raising a family.<p>Those who have already been through that decade say that as their responsibilities accumulated, it became easier to neglect relationships and ignore …

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Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …