Charles Tan

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Here's what happens in a plane's cockpit

Since the people in the cockpit are in charge of your life for the next few hours, passengers often wonder who they are and what they do.<p>You might get a glimpse of white shirts, electronic screens, and the throttle quadrant, but that's it.<p>As a passenger, especially after 9/11, you are kept far away …

How to survive an annoying seatmate

Is it an air flight or a flying asylum? With the busy spring travel season, etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, says there are ways to cope. The former flight attendant offers these tips on how to deal with some of the most annoying airline …

Libya names onetime rogue general as army chief of staff

As word emerged Monday of a gruesome new round of Islamic State beheadings, Libya's internationally recognized government installed a onetime rogue anti-Islamist general as army chief.<p>Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has emerged as a divisive figure since beginning a self-styled offensive last year, took …

Middle East

Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel journalism of the latter. Today, the result is a magazine filled with inspirational images and articles to help make your worldly adventures more …

5 amazing apps for business travelers

As much as I love traveling, I know how stressful it can be to book flights, reserve hotels, arrive on time and drive in unfamiliar cities. And that's just when I'm going on a relaxing vacation. On a business trip, where a big contract or your job is on the line, the stress skyrockets.<p>What happens …

How To Use LinkedIn to Engage Your Entire Workforce

If you still think of LinkedIn as an online resume for job seekers, it’s time to get real and gain the competitive edge offered by this unparalleled branding resource. LinkedIn is one of your company’s most powerful tools for building relationships with key stakeholders while amplifying and …

CES 2015: Meet the ZANO Autonomous Drone; Aerial Selfies Have Never Been so Easy!

The autonomous, intelligent ZANO drone is designed to sense and avoid obstacles and is perfect for anyone new to drone piloting, or anyone interested in putting a drone to good use as a flying, selfie-taking, remote aerial vehicle.<p>The ZANO drone flies itself, and therefore, couldn't be easier to …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Airports

The everyday notebooks

Robin Williams found dead in California home

The Oscar-winning actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams, whose range extended from manic mimicry to understated character portrayals, was found dead in his California home on Monday.<p>In a statement, the local sheriff’s office said that it was treating the death of the 63-year-old star as a …

The Genius Pushup You Need to Add to Your Workout

This version will light your upper body on fire and challenge your strength<p>The Spiderman pushup is extremely tough. It involves lowering yourself into a pushup position while simultaneously bringing one knee to one elbow. Now, BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., the creator of the cutting-edge <i>Men's Health</i> DVD …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Use Depth of Field

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will …

Review of the Fujifilm x100s for Street Photography

<i>Disclosure: Fujifilm gave me a Fuji x100s for this review. I haven’t been paid to write this review, and will try to make it as non-biased as</i> …

Best Gear for Storage

Whether you're toting a smartphone, keys, or just energy gels, this gear will let you stash all your stuff on the run.<p><b>Hold It Right There</b><p>Whether you're toting a smartphone, keys, or just energy gels, this gear will let you stash all your stuff on the run.<p>Text by Jeff Dengate<br>Photos by Thomas …

Backpacking

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Hacking

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

All Day Muscle-Building

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Flying

Training advice - The Running Bug

Top 10 Tech Savvy Airlines

Last fall Fly.com released the results of a consumer survey that identified how Americans don't want to unplug from their portable communication devices when flying. Since then, there have been ongoing rumors that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will loosen rules surrounding the use of …

Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …

CyanogenMod 10.1 - A Complete Hands-On Review & Guide

You must have noticed a few extra apps in the app drawer screenshot above. None of them have been added from the Play Store (that screenshot was …