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The Science Fiction Books That Every Computer Scientist Should Check Out

With so many prominent scientists warning about the dangers of rogue artificial intelligence, and so many ethical concerns coming down the pike in …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Eva Green

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

10 Things Solo Travel Taught Me About Relationships

This summer, my four-year relationship ended. So naturally, I booked a two-and-a-half week trip to Croatia and Iceland. By myself.<p>At the time, there was a part of me that thought I could run away from my heartbreak (spoiler alert: I couldn't) and come back healed and unscarred (spoiler alert: I …

Most Popular Personal Finance Tips of 2014

Money: If you need it, you don't have it. If you have it, you need more of it. Or maybe that's something else. In any case, everyone needs help …

Iceland's Floating Northern Lights Tour Is The Definition Of Epic

We knew Iceland was both magical and relaxing, but this takes the country's natural wonders to a whole. new. level.<p>On a trip with Reykjavik-based Floating Tours, visitors embark on a journey to view the majestic Northern Lights... while floating in a secret lagoon. With an underwater music show. …

Where to put $50,000 in emergency savings

<i>I'm looking to invest $50,000 in emergency savings that I can access without penalty whenever I need it -- and I want a higher return than I can get in a regular savings account. Any suggestions? -- B.C., New York</i><p>The philosopher George Santayana famously wrote that those who cannot remember the …

How Much Retirement Savings Do You Need?

<i>"I've got a $300,000 nest egg in my 401(k) plan. I have all the money I need to retire."</i><br>I often hear statements like this at my retirement-planning …

Massachusetts Tavern Trail highlights Colonial-era watering holes from Boston to the Berkshires

There’s no better remedy for the winter blues than a visit to a Colonial tavern. For centuries, travelers who have stepped out of the cold and into a …

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

You know how you have that long list of the top places you want to travel? Well, Amsterdam was never on my list and now I'm kicking myself wondering why it wasn't! I still haven't figured out why, but I sure am glad our paths crossed because I am now in love with it. Love may not be strong enough …

European Travel

No Hotel? No Problem

As Airbnb makes headlines internationally for disrupting the hospitality industry, the concept of creating authentic, local experiences while traveling is growing.<p>In addition to the Airbnb model of short-term stays in a host’s house, there are a wide range of options for those looking for non-hotel …

The Best Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read

The newest addition to the Hunger Games franchise has recently hit theaters, and between that and the success of "The Leftovers," the dystopian genre is back in the spotlight. I'm not a scientist or anything, but I predict that many gifts of grim futures will be given this holiday season.<p>Dystopia …

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Fall brings with it colorful foliage, crisp weather, and the urge to cozy up by the fire (preferably with a special someone). After all, the season is ideal for spending some picturesque time with your significant other, and some cities are a bit more romance-inducing than others. Cobblestone …

Top hotels and resorts in the world

As travelers, it's sort of par for the course to have a running knowledge of favorite places to stay when traveling abroad. Whether it's a five-star resort on a secluded island, or a cozy bed and breakfast overlooking a stunning mountain range, everyone has a favorite place to call a home away from …

Soak in These Amazing Geothermal Hot Spots

<i>Termas del Rincon, Chile (Photo: Turismo Chile)</i><p>For an invigorating escape, one that renews your body and soul, head to a gorgeous geothermal hot spot. These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale. …

Hot Springs