Amanda Gail

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The Ultimate Guide to Reinventing Yourself

Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I’ve started entire new careers. People who knew …

Sweden’s billionaires: They have more per capita than the United States.

America is a land of billionaires, boasting five of the 10 richest people on the planet as of the most recent Forbes 500 list. Then again, we’re a …

How to Make Almond Milk in 4 Easy Steps

I have tried all of the almond milks on the market and none compare to my own, if I do say so myself, except maybe the Almond Mylk at Organic Avenue …

Breakfast

10 Minute Yoga & Pilates Abs Sequence for Home

While I love teaching my yoga and Pilates classes, I’m not a fan of going to the gym for a full-on balls-to-the-wall workout.<p>So I’ll usually do some …

The chart that could save Obamacare.

Brookings fellow and critic of snarky Twitter users Justin Wolfers has put together a chart of the people whose coverage under Obamacare will 1) stay …

How 3 Adjectives Can Change Your Life

<i>What do you need to make your dreams come true? Three wishes? Think again. Martha Beck on a goal-setting strategy that will get you where you want to go.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>"Life would be so great," said Ilsa, a fledgling entrepreneur, "if I could just start a business to pay all my bills." Another …

5 Tips To (Finally!) Start A Yoga Practice

As a yoga teacher, I often hear phrases like these: “I want to do yoga but I’m not good,” and, “I’d love to try yoga but I’m not flexible.“<p>No more! …

Yoga

How to Get Student Discounts Forever

Sales be damned, nothing saves you money like an old fashioned student discount. Here's how to continue making use of those golden markdowns long …

This Emotion Is Weighing You Down. Here's What You Need To Know About It.

Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, was obsessed with guilt. In his psychological framework, the painful emotion (a tension between the super-ego, or conscience, and the acting ego) played a critical role in the development of depression -- and it was as a major roadblock in the pursuit …

Goldman Sachs Decides Restructuring Work Is Possible, After All

Now they tell us. After years of hearing that it was impossible to restructure jobs to make them more doable, guess what? According to The Wall Street Journal, when Goldman Sachs discovered it couldn’t attract and retain the most promising recruits with pay and perks alone, it woke up to the idea …

Report: AA, US Airways may budge on D.C. flights

DALLAS — American Airlines and US Airways will propose giving up some takeoff and landing rights at Washington's Reagan National Airport in hopes of settling a government lawsuit blocking their merger, two people familiar with the discussions say.<p>The offer could be rejected, and the airlines are …

Coursera teams up with State Department on series of MOOC-based 'learning hubs' around the world

Coursera is already one of the leading providers of MOOCs (or massive open online courses) in the US, and its now getting a helping hand from none other than the US government in broadening its worldwide ambitions. The company announced a new initiative today that will see it partner with the State …

Yahoo Says That Killing Working From Home Is Turning Out Perfectly

Mayer was finally hounded into addressing the issue in April, acknowledging her critics’ contention that “people are more productive when they’re …

Fannie Mae sues banks for $800m over Libor

<b>US mortgage giant Fannie Mae is suing nine banks including Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over losses relating to the Libor scandal.</b><p>The mortgage financer is seeking more than $800m (£499m) in damages.<p>"Fannie Mae filed this action to recover losses it suffered as a result of the …

Investing

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

Twitter’s IPO ‘Oversubscribed’ Despite Accelerating Losses And Growth Concerns

Today, Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier and Serena Saitto report that Twitter’s highly anticipated initial public offering is oversubscribed, indicating booming interest for its shares as the firm looks to become a public company. Notably, Twitter had priced the shares well below expectations, all but …

Cold, Wet, Dirty and Bored - Why "Roughing It" Is So Good

As a recent 4-day weekend drew nearer, I became less and less excited about our plans to enjoy it: drive 5 hours with our three young children to the Michigan Porcupine Mountains, where we would hike one mile into the woods to camp in a "rustic" cabin, (i.e., no running water, no electricity) with …

Top 5 Ghastly Halloween Getaways

Halloween is upon us and there's nothing many Americans love more than a good scare! Unnerving tales of witches, haunted mansions and lost souls can be found in cities across the U.S. Whether you prefer to partake in an eerie reenactment of history, a tour through a spooky graveyard or stay the …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in November

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in November:</b><p>Do your ears — and stomach — a favor and go whole hog at the <b>Music to Your Mouth Festival</b> (November 19-24) near <b>Hilton Head</b><b>, South Carolina</b>. Experience a …

Holiday Gifts For The Traveler In Your Life

This year, instead of the usual non-necessities, why don't you give the traveler in your life something they might actually need on the road? Who hasn’t gotten soaked in a rain spell and needed to air out their clothes? Why wouldn’t you want an on-the-go charger for your phone just in case? Who …

Selling Your Soul in Salem

<i>Once the house of New World glory, Arthur Miller discovered inspiration in Salem's story. Today, there's nothing to be found but a soul-selling despair in this home of American kitsch.</i><p>It was standing room only: The carriage was full to the gunwales. An owl, perched on the seat opposite, peered at …

Fodor’s Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2013

We’ve tested carry-ons, checked bags, summer weekenders, and beauty products all for our beloved Fodor’s Approved series. But we’re still on the hunt …

Backpacking

How to publish a book with Indiegogo: Q&A with Daniel Baylis

I met Daniel two years ago in Montreal, thanks to a mutual friend. I quickly became one of his fangirls and started following his work religiously. …

Writing

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

Top 10 Drivers' Drives

From the adrenaline rush of a Formula One track to the gritty charms of a remote Alaskan highway, here’s our choice of roads that are pure fun to drive.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>With everything from the adrenaline</b> …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Ghost Towns

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A zombie craze is sweeping the globe — with more films and television shows centered around the undead popping up in popular culture than ever before. Eerily abandoned cityscapes and bereft countrysides devoid of life are a common feature of zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic …