Javier Var

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Why Umbria should be your next holiday destination

Umbria might not be as popular as its well-known neighbour (Tuscany, in case you’re wondering) but that shouldn’t put you off visiting. If anything, …

Italy

Why You Should Always Avoid This One Thing Before Flying

If preparing for a flight was all just packing up and running to the terminal, we'd be professionals by now, especially during this busy holiday …

Immune System

Nearly 40% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable With Lifestyle Changes, Says Study

We can all reduce the risk.<p>We know that certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, but a new study puts into perspective just how …

How to get upgraded to First Class - travel expert reveals a little-known seat rule

Not may of us will ever know the tingle of excitement you get turning left on the plane rather than right.<p>Behind the First Class curtain it's another …

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As recommended by the staff at Pakta. —Michael Idov

Why Portugal’s the place all the cool kids of wellness will go to unplug in 2018

When I moved to Portugal last winter, I thought, sure, I might be happier there than I’d been in Brooklyn, but I didn’t realize how much <i>healthier</i> I’d …

Today Is One of the Cheapest Days to Buy Flights, With Flights Starting Below $12

Airlines are offering ultra-cheap flights today, but you'll need to act fast.<p>Cyber Monday and Black Friday might be over, but the real day to score …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast

In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used …

Acer Swift 1 review: A cheap, thin laptop that looks good and lasts all day - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Acer Swift 1 is a thin, lightweight budget-friendly laptop that has a few higher-end features that make it a more attractive deal than competing systems at its $329 price. Battery life is good at more than 9 hours.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its low-end components mean it can't do much beyond basics and …

Italy's most romantic lake towns

Italy

Street Scene from Milano

80 Stays photos<p>So, you can check out all my “extra” photos I did not publish on my main TreyRatcliff account over on the 80Stays account. You can …

The Montana Company With The Puerto Rico Energy Deal Is Fighting On Twitter With San Juan's Mayor

This is getting even weirder.<p>BuzzFeed News reporters visited the company's Whitefish, Montana, headquarters, finding a small cabin in a forested area.<p>The company has ties to Trump's interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, a native of Whitefish and an acquaintance of Whitefish Energy CEO Andy Techmanski. …

Here's The Reason Your Old Devices Feel So Slow And Make You Want to Upgrade

And what you can do about it.<p>Plenty of misconceptions and conspiracy theories surround this topic. Internet searches for 'iPhone slow' spike after …

Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

Tesla struck a deal with Liberty Mutual to create a customized insurance package — and the move shows how the electric automaker is intent on disrupting the insurance industry.<p>The new plan is called InsureMyTesla and was designed specifically for Tesla vehicles. Its benefits include replacing …

Tesla

Road Trip Diaries: 7 must-sees on the drive between Portland, Oregon, and Olympic National Park

“Lush” is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest. From the moss-draped bigleaf maples of Portland’s Forest Park to …

Flights to Hawaii This Winter Are on Sale Starting at $342 (Video)

Here's something good in 2017: Airfare to Hawaii has gotten cheaper. And now that winter is on its way, cheap flights to the Aloha State are looking …

Flying

Google introduces their own Advanced Protection Program to monitor your Google account

Google has announced their own Advanced Protection Program, which looks much more like a security monitoring service than a traditional Google …

Mobile Devices

British Airways apologises for bed bug infestation

British Airways has apologised to a Canadian family after they were bitten by bed bugs on a transatlantic flight between Vancouver and London.<p>Heather Szilagyi, her seven-year-old daughter, Molly, and her fiance, Eric Neilson, were left covered with painful insect bites while travelling from Canada …

British Airways

Science Proves a Harsh Truth About Very Good Dogs

Don't worry, though. They're still good dogs.<p>You know how your heart melts whenever a pup raises its eyebrows? That’s no accident. While research on …

La Cumbrecita: A slice of Bavaria in the heart of Argentina

Here are all the alcohols that are gluten-free

Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, explained to us what alcohol you can drink that are gluten-free.<p><b>Peter Green:</b> Gluten is a term for the storage protein component of the cereal …

Alcohol

This Couple Owns Two Teslas — And Figured Out a Great Hack To Pay For Them

"We haven't had to pay a dime since placing the down payments on the car."<p>As Chad Hurin puts it, he’s not a car guy. But he is a Tesla …

How to cycle across South America with absolutely no money

Starting on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, adventurer and philanthropist Laura Bingham relies on foraging, fishing, and favours from locals to reach …

South America

What Your Food Cravings Tell You About Your Health

"Help us." — your organs

Health

HP made a ridiculously powerful detachable tablet for artists

If you’re a graphic artist and find yourself needing a ton of power on the go, HP may have the answer. It’s unveiling a new detachable tablet today called the ZBook x2 that has the specs of a workstation PC: a quad-core i7 processor (from Intel’s Kaby Lake-R line), an Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics …

Google's 'Advanced Protection' Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people …

Gulf Coast Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP Disaster

An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week may be the largest in the U.S. since the 2010 blowout at BP Plc’s Macondo well that sank the Deepwater …

Oil & Gas Industry

9 States Will Soon Require Passports for Domestic Flights

The TSA: always convenient.<p>Come January 22, 2018, residents of nine states will need a U.S. passport to board any flight, domestic or international, according to new TSA guidelines. It's always refreshing when air travel becomes more complicated.<p>The nine states are <b>Kentucky</b>, <b>Maine</b>, <b>Minnesota</b>, <b>Missouri</b>,</b> …

Winning Pasta with Garlic, Lemon, Capers and Tuna

Even before I worked at <i>Cook's Illustrated</i>, one of my all-time favorite recipes from the magazine was a simple pasta dish ostensibly invented to make …