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Meet the Couple Who Have Taken Their Tiny House on the Road

This is what we call a trailer with a major upgrade.<p>Most couples will go on movie dates or take a cooking class for a fun, spur-of-the-moment activity to do together. But Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard aren't most couples.<p>After dedicating a full year to building a tiny house together, this duo …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

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How To Season, Clean And Care For A Cast Iron Skillet Like A Pro

In today's world of fast-paced living and uber convenience, cooking with a cast iron skillet seems like an antiquated notion. We have nonstick pans we can throw in the dishwasher, so why would we ever bother with a skillet that can't be washed with soap and has to be dried over heat immediately …

The iPad Pro might not be the answer to Apple’s prayers after all

It’s no secret that iPad sales are stalling. After an incredible start, iPad sales have continued to decline, year over year. Tim Cook has characterized it as just a speed bump, a statistical aberration more to do with how fast the iPad grew than customers losing interest in the line, even as …

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Know Your Job-Search Competition!

The job market is getting better, but it’s still a long process to get a good job in lots of industries. One of the most common questions we hear from job-seekers is “How do you think I stack up compared to my competitors — the other people who are competing with me for the same jobs?”<p>It’s easy to …

The Rise and Fall (and Rise and Fall) of eBay

Remember when people seriously talked about their eBay addictions? You might not, because you’d have to go back a dozen years or more. And anyway, it …

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5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family. Above and beyond delicious cuisine and decadent spa treatments, each of …

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

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5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

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Compliments of Wiley Trading<p>Register today and receive your FREE e-book on using technical analysis to trade the stock market. Filled with valuable …

Hotels I Love: Four Seasons Jackson Hole, WY

Skiers in the US are very lucky when it comes to on-mountain lodging, especially if they have deep pockets. Our county has far more luxury ski resort hotels than any other, and more than every European nation combined. With such a slate, it is almost overwhelming to have to choose a single ski …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …