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How to Save Money for Your Dream Trip

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

The 10 holiday movies you need to see before the Oscars

All those great movies you've been hearing about since the fall film festivals? They're finally arriving. Here's a top 10 list of films you'll need to need to see if you want to be up on the Oscars this year.<p><b>"Arrival"</b> Denis Villeneuve's spooky sci-fi spectacle already has its share of fans in the …

Los Angeles

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ pop’s ‘most sacred text,’ almost went unheard by the masses

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>In the early 1980s, Leonard Cohen sat on the floor of a New York hotel room, wearing only his underwear and remembered “banging my head on the floor and saying, ‘I can’t finish this song.’”<p>He had been working on it for years.<p>Cohen, who died Thursday at 82, was many …

Music

Leonard Cohen dead: His 20 greatest songs

Over four decades, Leonard Cohen, one of music’s greatest songwriters and poets who died at age 82, it was announced Thursday, released an incredible …

20 Elements You Need To Make Your Home Beautiful

Every home is different because it reflects the tastes, desires and lifestyle of the people living in it. No matter what the type of furniture or …

Interior Design

Hot Toddy Pick-Me-Up

Makes 1 Servings<p>The hot toddy is not simply a mixture of hot water and booze. It’s a miracle worker, a doctor, and a life coach in a cup. And although it does seem to do the trick for everything from a sore throat to a cough, it’s just as good when you’re healthy. This version—from Damon Boelte, …

An Uplifting Home Budget Revamp

At homify, we know that remodeling the interior of a home is a challenging task & more so, if there is a budget constraint. Assigned a similar task, …

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

What a Nutritionist Buys to Eat on a Road Trip

Because long drives don't have to mean drive-thru fries and burgers.<p>As a registered dietitian, I'm so glad that the days of gas stations dominated by Slim Jim’s, Snickers bars, and Funyuns are over<i>. Bye, Felicia.</i><p>While it's still important to eat a clean, balanced meal before hitting the road, there …

11 everyday items that can save your life when you're traveling

Basically, safety while traveling is an important consideration, and leaving the planning for later isn't smart. My first suggestion is to take a self-defense class to learn how to protect yourself without weapons and to use your wits to get out of a situation. Some cities, like NYC where I live, …

Self Defense

How Much Can You Travel With 110 Euros in Europe? Here's one Plan for 4 Cities in 3 Countries!

<b>110 EUR/88 GBP/125 USD - If you wanted to spend a similar amount on travel costs in Europe, but not stick to visiting one city alone, what options would you have?</b><p>Well, the possibilities could be endless, but here's a plan I had come up with to visit 4 cities in 3 countries!<p>This happened two springs …

European Travel

London - Top 10 For First Timers

Of all the places where I've been across 3 continents (yet!), London captures my heart like no other place ! London, England's capital, set on the River Thames has a lot to offer to one and all. But when you are visiting London for the very first time, and want to maximize your trip, I recommend …

England

8 Travel Etiquette Tips To Get You Off The Ground

Traveling for business can be complicated when you have limited room in your suitcase and multiple days scheduled in another city. Here is a quick list to help you decide what and how to pack for your next business trip.<p><b>1. Bring items that are easy to wear.</b><p>Avoid anything that will wrinkle, pinch or …

Luggage

Microsoft Edge browser extensions now available for Windows 10 testers

Microsoft is ready for Windows 10 testers to start using Edge browser extensions. After an extended wait for the beta feature, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 build 14291 today with browser extensions support for Edge. Microsoft will offer three extensions to test, including Microsoft Translator, …

Kris Kristofferson Tribute Concert: See Live and Backstage Photos

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson<p>Old pals Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson teamed up to sing "Sunday Morning Comin' Down."<p>Kris Kristofferson …

Jackie Kennedy’s Look-Alike Granddaughter Launches a Comedy Web Series

Rose Schlossberg has hit Internet fame this week for her striking resemblance to her late grandmother Jackie Kennedy, and it looks like she has the …

Jackie Kennedy

'Resume whitening' doubles callbacks for minority job candidates, study finds

Minority job applicants who resort to “resume whitening” – a practice in which candidates alter any information on their resume that indicates their ethnicity – are more than twice as likely to receive a callback than those who don’t, a new study has found.<p>“It’s really a wake-up call for …

The IRISH and the ITALIANS

One of the most popular films of the recent Oscar season was <i>Brooklyn</i> by screenwriter Nick Hornby and director John Crowley which featured a love story between a young woman from Ireland memorably played by Saoirse Ronan and a handsome young Italian-American plumber in Brooklyn portrayed by the …

How to Score Free Travel Accommodation

No, don't worry, you read that title right. We're diving into territory uncharted by most part-time tourists and nine-to-fiver vagabonds.<p>Today we're talking free travel. Free as in no dollar signs attached.<p><b>For free or "free"?</b><p>Free accommodation opportunities can be broken down into two broad …

Sailboats

5 Google Trip-Planning Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

Click, click, BOOM. 👍🏼<p>When planning a trip, your laptop screen usually looks like a tangled mess: Dozens of open tabs, hours upon hours of research and more flight-searching sites than you could ever keep track of.<p>But of course, Google is trying to change that. The tech giant launched a new …

Google Flights

19 hacks for traveling solo

Traveling alone can be a little scary at first; but one thing to remember is you are never the only person traveling alone. Fellow single travelers seem to share an unspoken code to help each other out. So when you're sitting on the flight solo, instead of putting in your headphones, open up to the …

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

Eating These Snacks Before Bed Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

We're serious.<p>Need to sleep better? Try eating <b>right before bed</b>.<p>We're serious. We know, we know ... thanks to a lot of research on the topic, conventional wisdom says we <i>shouldn't</i> eat before bed, lest we gain weight and stay awake.<p>(Recent research suggests that people who ate their main meal of the …