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Project Xpat: Exploring The Expatriate Life

Funny thing about being an American living away from America: It makes you think more about what it means to be an American.<p>But which is the dominant sentiment? Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Or out of sight, out of mind? The answer depends on a lot of variables.<p>Over the years, various people …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

I was supposed to end up alone

I spent my 20s worried that the hookup hand-wringers were right. I shouldn’t have, and you shouldn’t either<p>It's weird to be planning my wedding. I, of all people, was supposed to end up alone. At least, that’s what I was told -- directly by countless online commenters and indirectly by culture …

Wedding Regrets: 13 Brides Reveal What They Wish They'd Done Differently

<b>This article originally appeared in Wedding Ideas magazine</b><p>Your wedding day was perfect and you wouldn't change a thing, right? Wrong! These real brides reveal what they would have done differently if they could have their time again...<p>“I should have hired a wedding planner. We had a marquee wedding …

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

1. Google Ngram Viewer<p>2. Google Correlate<p>3. Google Trends<p>4. Google Think Insights<p>5. Google Public Data Explorer<p>6. Full Value of Mobile<p>7. Get Your …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

This Tiny, Portable Laptop Stand Will Finally Fix Your Posture

“The Roost–stop hunching over your laptop,” I read, back and neck aching as usual. I had been working at my laptop like a gargoyle since early in the morning. But in the Roost, a laptop stand that’s raised almost $100,000 on Kickstarter, I’ve finally found a solution.<p>My main issue with most laptop …

Chinatown in NYC: A guide to Gotham's Chinese food and culture

From its beginnings in the 19th century, Manhattan's Chinatown evolved into a thriving hub for Chinese food and culture. The population—and …

Food & Dining

Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

For pretty much as long as anyone can remember, a relationship triangle, or a “love triangle” if you will, has taken shape between companies and the PR firms that represent them and the press that covers them — existing in some sort of recursive loop. Yet, while that triangle should have come to …

The Good Listener: What's More Important, Lyrics Or Music?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the hair oil we order online as a means of avoiding Whole Foods is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, the importance of instrumentation, lyrics and the combination thereof.<p><i>Holli Ryan Clements writes: "I'd be</i> …

10 Great Bands You've Never Heard

From Earl Sweatshirt to Divine Fits, the sounds of summer you need to have on your beach mix.<p>Not long after he took the stage Friday at the Gorge …