Chris Franchi

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The Best Brunches in New York City

Has there ever been such a controversial meal as brunch? "Diners love it, chefs hate it," says Andrew Parks in his defense of brunch; NYC brunch even made the news in June, when the state gave bars and restaurants the okay to move the boozing hour from noon to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Was there ever …

18 Things I Wish I Had Known In My 20s

Everything is figureoutable (if that's even a word).<p><i>What do you wish you knew at age 20? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> <b>Arthur Luke, Branding Expert | Author | Lifelong</b> …

George Eliot

9 Morning Hacks For Your Best Day Ever

Want to have the best day ever? The best days start with the best mornings. Here are 9 morning hacks that can transform your average day into an extraordinary one! Jumpstart your day by employing these techniques in the first hour from when you wake: Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than usual. Do …

Wellness

3 Simple Things Every Successful Pitch Needs

'Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch' judge Brandon Webb shares the vital ingredients to a winning pitch.<p>As a former U.S. Navy SEAL and head sniper instructor, Brandon Webb helped train Chris Kyle and some of the most elite snipers in SEAL history. Since leaving the SEALs, Webb founded and serves as CEO of …

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things | Inc.com

According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the work and been diligent about building good habits.<p>Unfortunately, most of us haven't. We …

Procrastination

17 useful tax deductions that could save you money

Congratulations! You made it through another year. What better way to start 2017 than with 17 great money-saving tax deductions? Use them to save …

The Massive Tax Refund Mistake Millions of Americans Are Making

Taxpayers have good intentions with their refunds, but are suffering from poor execution.<p>We're entering the heart of tax season, which for many …

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Why paper is the real 'killer app'

With apps taking over our lives, there’s a movement afoot as people yearn for simpler, technology-free times.<p>Every January, Angela Ceberano sets goals for the 12 months ahead. And on Sunday nights, she plans and organises the coming week.<p>Sometimes, I just want to get rid of all the technology and …

Note-Taking

Where to travel in 2017: The cities and countries you need to see

January: Chile<p>British Airways took delivery of the Boeing 787 three years ago — and from 4 January the airline finally deploys the ultra-long range …

Marine Conservation

5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

An Easy Way to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Next Car Purchase

It's nearly impossible to avoid car ads during the holiday season, but if you really want to save big on a set of wheels, some experts are recommending you take advantage of this year's bumper crop of vehicles recently returned from a lease.<p>The draw? Not just a lower price and a chance to get …

Millennials and car ownership? It's complicated

Millennials have produced plenty of anxiety for automakers. As the stereotype goes, entitled young adults would prefer to hail an Uber, take public transportation or even hitch a ride from Mom instead of driving; an unusually large number of young millennials haven't even bothered to get a driver's …

8 Ways Your Car Can Drive You to Big Tax Credits and Deductions

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With just days remaining before we turn the page on 2016, it's once again time for Americans to seriously start thinking about the upcoming tax season. Even though a majority of Americans will wind up netting a federal tax refund from Uncle Sam come April, some taxpayers …

The Best Week Of The Year To Buy A Car Is Here

The busiest week of the year for the car business begins today, the day after Christmas, and runs through the New Year. That’s when automakers and dealers slash prices to meet year-end quotas and bonus targets, and customers are likeliest to get the best deals.<p>“We will do as much business December …

Christmas Eve

5 best times to buy a new car

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>That chill in the air signals not only winter but also a cooling trend in auto sales. For …

Personal Finance

24 Hours in San Antonio (the New Austin), Texas.

After our mighty adventures in the desert of West Texas, where the majestic Big Bend Park is located, where the famous Rio Grande River separates two countries, where the strange lights of Marfa and the dry charms of desert towns have enchanted us, we finally travel to San Antonio for a couple of …

9 Different Types of Pizza in the United States

01 of 09<p>The Original: Neapolitan<p>The Neapolitan pizza is the original pizza that left Italy and arrived with Italian immigrants in the United States. …

Friendliest Towns in America

1 of 6<p>BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA<p>3 of 6<p>Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Bar Harbor, Maine<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Vacation Planner, Travel Planning, Tips & Savings – AARP

Plan your perfect getaway with AARP's Trip Finder vacation planner tool, expert recommendations, travel information and discounts.

May is National Bike Month and these are the best cities in the US to see by bike

May is National Bike Month in the United States, and cities across America are rolling out special events to encourage cycling and promote healthy, environmentally friendly alternatives to commuting via car. From popping wheelies between monuments to taking in the view from the saddle of a mountain …

The Seven Best Hikes Near Denver

From short treks to daylong affairs, these hikes are sure to impress.<p>As any long-time Denverite will tell you, one of the best parts about living in …

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

Hiking

Here Are America’s Top 10 Most and Least Attractive Cities

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but according to the readers of <i>Travel + Leisure</i> , beauty is centered in a few US spots and… somewhat lacking in others. While hipster-style has been dominating the mag’s <i>America’s Favorite Places</i> survey in recent years (for instance, Portland, ME hit the top …

Top 10

Austin, Texas: The Ultimate Quirky Family Travel Destination

Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world. Photo by Katja Presnal<p>The "Keep Austin Weird" slogan seen displayed prominently all around town was launched in an effort to promote quirky (some might say weird) local small businesses. It wasn't originally meant as a tourism or marketing slogan, …

Minnesota Nice: A Real Taste of the Twin Cities

As a longtime restaurant critic for <i>Mpls.St.Paul Magazine</i>, I've spent years researching the best restaurants, bars, and assorted treats that the Twin Cities have to offer. Because of this, I'd like to say I know the dining scene better than just about anyone else. But something I've learned during …

Lake Superior

From bargain-price rooms in midtown Manhattan to swish boutique hotels in Brooklyn and Queens, our top 10 makes it possible to explore NYC to the max<p>In an elegant brick building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, this excellent budget option opened following the success of sister hotel, The Pod. It trumps …

Top 10

5 charming beach towns perfect for a last-minute weekend trip in the Northeast

Newport may get the majority of summer visitors to Rhode Island but for quiet charm, Watch Hill has the famous town beat. First colonized by the Niantic Indians, Watch Hill was a tactical lookout point for Americans during the Revolutionary War. Victorian homes line the streets of the small hamlet. …

The best US hotels under $150 a night

Hotel Eastlund in Portland, OR, is $149 a night.Hotels.com<p>Staying at a hotel is a luxury, but it's a luxury that doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg.<p>Hotels.com looked to some of the most popular destinations in the US, and created a list of the cheapest — as well as highest rated — hotels in …