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14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Noam Chomsky for secretary of education: Bernie Sanders needs to make this revolutionary call for our public schools

<b>Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky (AP/John Minchillo/Reuters/Jorge Dan/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>In his days before politics, Sanders had savvy, progressive thoughts on education. Here’s a White House agenda<p>Nikhil Goyal<p>February 27, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Throughout 1969, when he was in his late 20s and living in …

Every Coen brothers movie ranked from best to worst

In their early days, only Joel was listed as a director, but that was because of guild rules that didn't allow multiple directors to take credit for one movie. But both of them were doing the work.<p>Since making their feature directorial debut in 1984 with "Blood Simple," the Coen brothers have …

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

The Best Cruise Lines of 2014

Cruise Critic, the world's largest online cruise resource, has just released its 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards, showcasing the year's best of the best in cruise travel. The 18 awards were hand-picked by Cruise Critic's editorial staff, experts in the field who have a combined 100 years of cruise …

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Slideshow: The Best Cruise Lines of 2015

There is no one-size-fits-all cruise ideal for everyone, but U.S. News' Best Cruises 2015 rankings make the decision-making process easier by identifying the lines that consistently deliver exceptional experiences.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Slideshow: The Best Cruise Lines of 2015

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

So you're feeling like you've mastered the "bonjours" and "mercis"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a cafᅢᄅ.<p>Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're …

Food & Dining

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

25 Beautiful Places You Won't Mind Getting Lost in on Your Next American Roadtrip

Being stranded somewhere usually means you're in an awful predicament, but America has some of the most marvelous landscapes that can make desertion a pretty OK situation (if you don't mind sweating, being bored and eventually starving)<p><i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Being stranded …

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Practical Photography Tips for Beginners

Is photography getting you down? Did you stretch your budget to buy the best camera you could, then realize you were in over your head? One look at …

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to go to in order to reach some of the world's best beaches are great. But they're not without reward. The 10 beaches on this Cheapflights.com list may …

How I Permanently Removed My Leg Hair in About an Hour

No more razors. EVER.<p>I find shaving my legs so annoying that sometimes I'll go <i>months</i> without ridding my gams of unwanted hairs. Mostly that only happens during the winter (when I can cover up my un-femme stems with pants) but not always. I get lazy and I just don't have the patience or the …

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.<p>Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, …

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8 Real Chinese Dishes You Should Order Instead Of The American Knockoffs

Most Chinese people have never even heard of a General Tsao, and are completely befuddled by the overly sauced fried chicken dish that Americans know as General Tsao's chicken.<p>In fact, authentic Chinese food almost looks nothing like American Chinese food. It varies tremendously by region: Sichuan …

Fathers & Daughters

Cocktail Trend: Beer Cocktails

I thought I'd raise a pint-glass to arguably the most refreshing cocktail of all: the beer cocktail.<p>With the dog days of August nearly upon us, I thought I'd raise a pint-glass to arguably the most refreshing cocktail of all: the beer cocktail.<p>Currently a trend -- but also a classic -- I'm …

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Photography & Travel Product Reviews

A Private Pool Above the Pacific for Less Than $200/Night (and Other Reasons Acapulco Is Awesome)

The years have not been terribly kind to the Mexican beach resort that once attracted the A-List to its shores -- what was once a bucolic beach town of 50,000 is now a seething metropolis plagued by poverty, violence and natural disasters.<p>Were Frank Sinatra to lay his Ol' Blue Eyes on Acapulco Bay …

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6 Train Tours That Will Bring Out Your Romantic Side

Maybe it's the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you're afforded with other passengers as you pass through beautiful countrysides -- either way, there really is something very romantic about locomotive travel today.<p><i>(Photo Courtesy of</i> …

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The Eater San Jose Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

Today Eater returns to <b>San Jose, California</b>, to focus on 13 newish restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. Once again Eater has consulted with food writer and San Jose local <b>Jeffrey Cianci</b> on his picks for the hottest openings of the past year.<p>So what's hot in San Jose? Hawaiian …

5 Things Every Smart Traveler Should Do This Month

2. Save 25 percent on Memorial Weekend flights. Fly on Saturday morning (instead of Friday) and return on Tuesday (rather than Monday). While holiday-weekend airfares are rising, they're still probably cheaper than the high domestic summer fares that will kick in around June 8.<p><i>By Wendy Perrin,</i> …

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Tutorial: Short, Sweet Workflow for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom 5

When it comes to street photography, much of the aesthetic appeal is the limited editing that usually takes place (or doesn’t take place, I guess), …

The Clever Way a Web Guru Is Protesting Net Neutrality

Lesson one in <i>How to Drive Your Technology Enemies Crazy</i>: downgrade their Internet to turtle-like, dial-up speeds.<p>A Portland, Oregon-based software developer came up with the protest against the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed net neutrality rules.<p>“Various companies and organizations …

What “Neighbors” and “Chef” can teach us about white male privilege

<b>Jon Favreau in "Chef," Seth Rogen in "Neighbors"</b><p>Seth Rogen and Jon Favreau are better stand-ins for White America than Princeton Kid<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 10, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>From my platform of white male privilege, please allow me to explain to you why white male privilege is the great issue of our …

10 Cool Nature Retreats With Unbelievable Views

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?<p>Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?<p><b>Chole Mjini, Chole Island, Tanzania</b><p>Chole …

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5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations, and Where to Go Instead

Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

How NOT To Behave In 12 Countries Around The World

After this year's horrible winter, the spring travel bug should be biting with a vengeance. But as you plan your getaways, try not to become the stereotypical "Ugly American."<p>A new Quora thread addresses the issue of travel etiquette, asking people around the world what tourists should absolutely …

The 15 Most Amazing Places We've Ever Been

From the best conch fritter to a tiny shop that will make your dream shoe, here are 14 places around the world worth saving up for a trip to visit.<p>From the best conch fritter to an infinity pool in the middle of the Serengeti to a tiny shop in Hong Kong that will make your dream shoe, here are 15 …