Alex Johnson

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UN raises alarm on global youth unemployment crisis

Governments should invest in education and health care for young people to confront a growing youth unemployment crisis and improve living standards worldwide, a new United Nations report says.<p>The number of young people has reached a record high of 1.8 billion, the UN Population Fund says, and is …

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

The One Website Where You Can Do All Your Holiday Shopping

We hate to break it to you, but it's no longer crazy to be thinking about Christmas shopping. In fact, it's probably smart to start checking items off your list, since December will be here before you know it.<p>But with the holiday season come the crowds and pushy sales associates. Who needs it, …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …

Packing Tips From A Travel Blogging Pro

As a travel blogger, I'm frequently asked how I pack for long stints on the road. For me, successful packing means fitting everything that I could …

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27 Beautiful Résumé Designs You'll Want To Steal

You don't have to be a graphic designer to have a gorgeous résumé. But it sure helps.

28 Next-Level Ways To Eat Ice Cream

Every day is ice cream day, but July 20th is actually National Ice Cream Day.

17 Refreshing Beer Cocktails You Need In Your Life

A shandy (aka beer + fizzy or fruity stuff) is the only drink you really need on a summer afternoon.

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27 Insanely Easy Two-Ingredient DIYs

You'll love all the time and money you'll save with these super simple DIY projects.

25 Fried Foods You Have To Try Before You Die

...unless they kill you first.

A "Brazillion" Reasons to Visit Brazil... World Cup or Not

<i>© Embratur</i><p>So, you didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go. Hotel search trivago brings you just a few of the "Brazillion" must-see sights in and …

The 20 Cheapest Cities To Visit This Summer, According To TripAdvisor

The chilliest winter in recent history is solidly behind us and it's time to make some serious summer plans. But where can you go without breaking the bank?<p>TripAdvisor announced Thursday the results of their fourth annual TripIndex Cities, which compares a night out and an overnight stay in major …

20 Stunning European Cities To Visit In Your 20s

From major metropolises to charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twentysomething even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?<p>The big players -- London, Paris, Amsterdam -- are great. Those should be on</i> …

Makeup Do's and I Prefer You Don'ts

I always say there are no rules in makeup, and while I don't believe in rules, I definitely believe in guidelines. So many of us have experimented with our makeup in a way that leaves us looking overdone, cakey, orange or washed out. Below are some of the makeup do's and don'ts I have found to be …

Hong Kong’s 10 Best New Hotels

Hong Kong's hotel scene is booming, thanks to ever-increasing numbers of visitors drawn in by the city's nonstop dining, shopping, and cultural …

What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country?

Local etiquette trips up even the savviest travellers – so Quora respondents weighed in with some of the worst mistakes to make abroad.<p>Common sense goes a long way when it comes to learning a country’s proper etiquette. But even the savviest, most observant travellers can make the occasional …

The Ten Best State Fairs in the United States

The state fair has long-been a favorite national institution in America, attracting millions of people to various enclaves of cultural activity, from north to south and east to west, since its popular establishment sometime in the middle of the 19th century (that is, in most places at least). …

Five Reasons to Move Barahona to the Top of Your Dominican Bucket List

Most vacationers to the Dominican Republic make a beeline to the all-inclusives on the north and east end of the island. But to miss Barahona is like going to the Vatican and foregoing the Sistine Chapel or heading to the Grand Canyon and never looking down.<p>It goes without saying that this region …

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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

8 Great Bakeries in LA

While Los Angeles may have a reputation for being extremely health-conscious, there are some incredibly good pastries available if you know where to …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

11 Fashion Rules Inspired by French Vogue

When speaking with a friend this past week about fashion icons and comparing notes in terms of who we turn to for fashion inspiration, the name Emmanuelle Alt came up. I had to admit never having heard of her. Google to the rescue -- she is the Editor-in-Chief of <i>Vogue Paris</i>. I spent a couple of …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

21 Signs You're A Traveler, Not A Tourist

It may seem like splitting hairs, but there are major differences between being a traveler and being a tourist.<p>Being a traveler is sort of like being a part of a Newtonian law: A traveler in motion stays in motion, yada yada yada. While being a tourist is sort of like intentionally plopping …

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …