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‘A black president, yay': 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl

Virginia McLaurin’s life isn’t easy. Last winter, she battled bedbugs in her D.C. apartment. This year, snowstorm “Snowzilla” trapped her inside for several days.<p>She also happens to be almost 107 years old.<p>None of that mattered last week when the centenarian stepped — nay, scampered — into the …

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50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

TEASER - Endurance Challenge Ultra Trail Agulhas Negras 2015

Baked Apple Doughnuts

Baked Apple Doughnuts from Bakers Royale• 3/4 cup lukewarm water<br>• 2 teaspoons dry active yeast<br>• 2 teaspoons salt<br>• 3 eggs, lightly beaten<br>• 1/2 cup brown sugar, …

Eggs

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce from My Baking Addiction• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon light corn syrup<br>• 1/4 cup water<br>• 1/2 cup heavy cream, heated until warm<br>• 2 …

Caramel

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From Day One, we’ve believed that great stories move the world forward and that truth matters. Flipboard was founded as one place to find the stories for your day, bringing together your favorite news sources with social content, to give a deep view into everything from political issues to …

If Expedia Was Too Powerful for Hotels, Consider Booking.com's Plans

If hoteliers were once worried that Expedia and Hotels.com had too much power over their businesses, just consider what the Priceline Group, …

The Sweet Life in Paris

• <b>Author:</b> David Lebovitz<p><b>From the New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.</b><br>Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the …

National Geographic Traveler Photo Seminars

<i>Join National Geographic photographers Susan Seubert and Dan Westergren for a</i> <b>hands-on photography workshop</b> <i>amid Scottsdale's spectacular scenery. See how the pros explore a place visually, find the perfect lighting, and anticipate great moments as you engage in classroom sessions and field</b> …

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending August 8, 2014

The contenders for top travel brands on social media this week were the same as the last, but for different reasons. All in all, the gains were not …

Get Lost in Maine

Few things are more iconic than a late summer trip to Maine. Miles of dramatic coast, postcard-perfect lighthouses, and corner lobster stands are just some of the reasons why millions of people throng there each year. Small wonder the state has earned the much-deserved moniker …

New England

5 Digital Trends We're Tracking At Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era.<p><b>Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer</b><p>Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – …

Cruise Ships

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Paper USB Business Card Lets You Track Usage

The humble business card still hasn’t been killed off by digital alternatives. Being handed a piece of dead tree with contact details printed on it in ink arguably increasingly stands out in an age when digital data is so cheap and mutable.<p>But paper inevitably presents a barrier to accessing and …

The Right Flowers For Every Occasion (And Feeling)

The perfect blooms.<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

São Paulo

Lavender Fields Forever: The Belles of Provence

If you like Paris in the springtime, you’ll love <b>Provence</b> in the summer. The region’s famous lavender fields burst into full flower at the end of June and last until the beginning of August in a good year. Don’t miss your chance to see–and smell–the fragrant herbs up close and personal this year. …

Luxury Travel Today: If It's in the Michelin Guide, It's Too Late

What are sophisticated luxury travelers looking for? According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, in 2013 tourism contributed $2.2 trillion to world gross domestic product. Capturing the imagination of the high end traveler guarantees a huge chunk of this money.<p>During my 20 years of work …