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8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Revealed: How to get a free airline upgrade

Our Travel Hacks series features top tips to make your next holiday a lot less stressful.<p>In this video, Nick Trend, Telegraph Travel's Consumer Editor, suggests ways to improve your chances of securing the holy grail of air travel: a free upgrade.<p>For more tips, see our complete guide to getting …

10 Potentially Game-Changing Cancer Immunotherapies You Should Be Following

There's arguably no scarier diagnosis for a patient to hear than cancer, which is a large reason why oncology is one of the most researched therapeutic indications by today's drugmakers.<p>In 2014, per <b>IMS Health</b>, global oncology sales tipped the scales at $100 billion for the first time ever. Based on …

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Though you'll probably want to move to the one nicknamed "9,000 feet above stress level."<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense wanderlust.

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5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …

Meditation

The Single Biggest Mistake You’re Making At The Airport

By and large, airplane travel is one of the most stressful, unpleasant routines we put ourselves through.<p>While there isn't much you can do about crammed leg room or delayed flights, there is one major improvement you can make. It starts by getting yourself out of ridiculously long security …

Flying

Anthony Mackie Expresses His Hate for MAN OF STEEL While Interviewer Praises The Film

The Quickstart Guide to Decluttering Your Home

One of my favorite habits that I’ve created since I changed my life nine years ago is having a decluttered home. I now realize that I always disliked …

12 Morning Routines That Top Entrepreneurs Execute Daily | Inc.com

Greatness doesn't happen by accident. Industry leaders don't just roll out of bed, fix whatever they find in the cupboards for breakfast, and then head to the office to tackle whatever pops up in their inboxes.<p>They plan. They prepare. And they execute.<p>Psychologist Roy F. Baumeister, in his book</i> …

Time Management

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Going Clear: the film Scientologists don’t want you to see

The HBO film has been called ‘a powder-keg documentary’ about the controversial church. So why can’t it be screened in the UK?<p>The most mesmerising moment in Going Clear, Alex Gibney’s wrecking-ball job on Scientology, watched so far by 5.5 million Americans, is a clip of leading church executives …

Religion

The Secret to Never Being Frustrated Again

We all get frustrated.<p>The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn’t listening.<p>And sometimes these …

Self-help

8 instagram-worthy brunch recipes

hashtag yum.<p>While Instagram may be filled with photos of sunsets, outfits of the day, and hot people doing things, there may be no Instagram topic as pervasive as #brunch. Sunday morning feeds become rife with cool latte art, Eggs Benedict, and trendy cafes—but you don't have to spend big bucks to …

Why Finance Is Still a Problem

Warren Buffett warned investors that bankers were still up to their old tricks in his recent investor letter. Vanguard founder Jack Bogle is writing …

Economics

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site also includes a …

New August Wilson Documentary Shows Why Black Storytellers Matter

August Wilson’s <i>Jitney</i> is the first of his ten “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays to be staged, but it is also the only one of them that never made it to …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Consciousness

Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>For a long time, we here at SmarterTravel have been recommending plastic as the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you …

Credit Cards

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Hollywood on parade in two new exhibits

With the race to the<p>Oscarsin the final stretch, two new exhibits celebrate the Academy Awards, the glamour of the red carpet and the legacy of Hollywood.<p>The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building in Hollywood recently opened its annual "Celebration of Entertainment Awards," while the …

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive to one of …

California

How to Throw a Stress-Free Super Bowl Party

The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy: prep now, and leave just a few things to do before kickoff.<p>The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy? Do your shopping today, prep a couple of items a day over the rest of the week, and pull everything together just …

Cooking

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

San Francisco

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …

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The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …

How to Find Cheap Flights Online

<i>rch850 / Flickr</i><p>Booking a flight online can be an aggravating process. After checking for discounts, figuring out the best time to fly, deciding which route to take and making sure the price is right, you're still left wondering if you scored the cheapest fare.<p>I've booked more than 100 flights since …

Social Media

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

You have a red wine stain on your shirt. Now what?<p>1. Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.<p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each wear.<p>2. Toss your jeans in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …