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Sick of the office? Get a job that pays you to travel

They say if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. We say if you travel for work, you'll never have a boring commute a day in your …

Hyper Aims To Be Your New Chat-Based Travel Agent

Hyper is a new travel startup betting that the secret ingredient to a great travel booking experience is interacting with another human being.<p>In other words, founders Minqi Jiang and Peter Zakin (who previously worked at Google and Venmo, respectively) are aiming to give users the experience of …

All About Workout Tips and How to Lose Weight

We’re about to enter the season of eating and indulgence, so get ahead of that defeated feeling and start shoring up your discipline and resolve. By this point, the benefits of exercise are well known, but that doesn’t stop readers’ voracious appetites for all manner of workout tips, shortcuts and …

Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Massive Hardware Event

Microsoft this morning announced a grip of new hardware, including Surface products, high-end smartphones, a wearable, Windows 10 for the Xbox One and its first laptop.<p>The laptop, called the Surface Book, stunned in an event marked largely by products Microsoft watchers were expecting.<p>TechCrunch …

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9 Tips for Exploring Portugal

By College Tourist; Author: Angela Serednicki, Ryerson University<p><b>Green Energy and Blue sharks are just a small taste of what Portugal has to offer</b><p><b>Stop by Sintra</b><p>You can't miss going to Sintra. It's about a half hour train ride from Lisbon and the perfect destination for a day trip. Literally step …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The European Court of Justice ruled that the "Safe Harbor" agreement used by US tech companies to send data between the US and Europe is invalid.</b> That could cause trouble for companies like Facebook and Google if European countries insist they store European user data locally.<p><b>2. Microsoft held</b> …

These Are America's Coolest Ghost Towns

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Microsoft's new Windows phones: They'll have to do for now

Even Microsoft can't decide whether Windows is relevant in the smartphone world.<p>Since its Windows Phone mobile operating system launched in 2010, Microsoft has pinned its hopes on devices running the software. Just wait until Windows Phone 7, the company said years back in regards to its mobile …

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10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

Tourists Flee As New Glass Walkway 3,000 Feet In The Air Cracks

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH.<p>Just in case a glass-bottom “skywalk” wrapped around a mountain more than 3,000 feet in the air isn’t scary enough, the brand-new walkway began cracking just two weeks after it opened.<p>The glass path that spans about 850 feet along the side of Yuntai Mountain in China’s Henan …

Two missing as floodwaters persist in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Flooding from historic rainfall in South Carolina claimed two more lives on Wednesday, and the threat of further inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams put already ravaged communities on edge.<p>A car that was stranded is submerged in floodwaters along Lee's …

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