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The ultimate California road trip: a Golden State adventure from San Francisco to San Diego

One of the best holidays of my life was a road trip across the United States when I was 19. I loved the movement and freedom, and the intoxicating vast spaces of America. But there was nothing luxurious about it. We travelled in a Ford Tempo and subsisted largely on mysterious meat products bought …

Get Ready to Race With Pesu – the World’s Fastest Electric Mountain Bike

Electric bikes are making quite a storm right now. Not just because of their eco-friendliness, but also because of the fact they can bypass traffic, …

Electric Vehicles

VW Concept Van: Ultimate Camper Unveiled At German ‘Caravan’ Show

Volkswagen’s California XXL aims to do for VanLifers what glamping did for dirtbags.<p><b>Euros have all the fun.</b> At last month’s Caravan Salon show in …

NASA: Earth’s magnetic poles are ‘switching’ with catastrophic consequences for humanity

NASA•GETTYThe Earth's magnetic field (left) would be gone, leaving us at the mercy of solar flares<p>The US space agency confirmed fears that we may be …

Copper's Collapse Aids Jamie Dimon's Case To Preserve J.P. Morgan As It Is

If J.P. Morgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon succeeds in preventing a break-up of his bank, as suggested by some analysts, he might have China to thank for lending a helping hand.<p>Specifically, he can thank nameless commodity traders at curiously-named Chinese investment fund, Shanghai Chaos.<p>Within …

The 7 essential traits of DIY investors

For someone like me, an investment professional, I could come off as self-serving when discussing do-it-yourself investing. That's why I want to get …

Oil May Be Bottoming, But Recovery Is Slow: HSBC

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again,' 'The Immigrant,' and More<p>From <i>The Immigrant</i>, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn …

5 Splurge-Worthy U.S. Resorts

These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.<p>These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.<p><i>Dreaming of further afar? Check out The Best Under-the Radar Destinations of 2015</i>.<p><b>Utah: Amangiri</b><p>What appears as a mirage in …

Luxury Lifestyle

Rapid Hammock Next Generation Camping Hammock Designed For Ease, Strength And Portability (video)

Backpackers, adventurers and hikers that enjoying using hammocks whilst out and about may be interested in a new design created called Erik Pancy at …

5 Caribbean Resorts Made for Families

Planning a vacation that makes everyone in your family happy can be a challenge. Every family member has different hobbies and interests, and what constitutes "fun" can be entirely different from one person to the next. This is especially true when it comes to kids.<p><i>tinyfroglet / Flickr</i><p>Planning a …

Hobbies

What It’ll Take To Put Humans On Mars, Visualized

Last week, NASA successfully flight-tested its new Orion spacecraft, the first step in the project the space agency says will eventually take humans to Mars. The reason for the test was to see how this new spacecraft would hold up in the extreme conditions it would face on a trip to Mars. But, as …

The Ten Essentials

Packing the Ten Essentials whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. True, on a routine trip you may use only a few …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

This Fed-Dependent Stock Market Will End Tragically

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I will admit it, I should have seen this one coming today. The stock market had a huge up day Wednesday. The market has …

5 High-Yield Stocks Ready to Pay You More in 2014

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- After the roughly 30% rally the <b>S&P 500 Index</b> pushed out in 2013, you'd be forgiven for ignoring dividend stocks. Capital …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

National Geographic Magazine

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

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Microsoft Extends Its Trade-In Program: $200+ For Your “Gently Used” iPhone 4S, 5

Microsoft wants to take your Apple product off your hands, today expanding its trade-in programs to allow owners of dated iPhone hardware to cash in their now-passé electronics.<p>If you own an iPhone 4S or 5 that is “gently used” and not much worse, Microsoft will offer you no less than $200 for it. …

Skin drug shows 'promising' results on type 1 diabetes

<b>A drug that was used to treat a skin disorder has shown signs of being able to treat aspects of type 1 diabetes.</b><p>A small trial on US patients suggests that alefacept helps the body produce its own insulin, which is key for people with type 1 diabetes.<p>Type 1 diabetes affects around 400,000 people in …

Investment Strategy For All Seasons: The 'No Strategy' Strategy

Investment strategy has only recently come into vogue on Wall Street. Once upon a time the major investment houses employed brokers, traders, technicians of various types and even economists, but no strategists per se.<p>The “market strategist” came to the fore as demand increased among the firms’ …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …