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How to Fill a Three-Day Weekend with Something More Than Netflix

Don't waste a minute of that extra day off.<p>Christopher Columbus may have been a total jerk, but you can't really hate on the fact that a lot of people get an extra day off of work because of him. Some states and companies are even trying to utilize the theme of "discovery" on this day to encourage …

The case against Dropbox looks stronger with each passing day

Files sinking<p>I first met Drew Houston four years ago, when Dropbox, the file storage and synchronization company he founded in 2007, reached 25 million users. Dropbox was in the midst of a growth spurt that has carried it to more than 400 million users, and a valuation of $10 billion in private …

The 5 Best Travel Hacks You've Never Heard Before

There are bunches of articles out there about travel hacking with a variety of focuses from saving money to saving space when you pack. While they are all incredibly helpful, I'm not looking to recreate the wheel. I will be the first to admit that, the older I get, the more concerned I become with …

5 Desktop Apps for Better Productivity

Developers need to get the most out of their computers. After all, the computer is the primary tool that developers rely on each & every day.<p>Over …

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I've Slept with 99 People—and Have No Regrets

I'm ready for #100.<p><i>This article was written by Zoë Ligon and provided by our partners at Refinery29.</i><p>Well, I’m just going to come right out and say it. According to the creepy (and confidential) Excel spreadsheet that documents my sex life, I have slept with 99 people. The vast majority of these …

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

How to Pack for an 18-Day Trip in a Carry-On

It sounds like an impossible feat: pack for an 18-day trip in a single carry-on-sized suitcase. But Social Media Specialist Melissa proves that it's possible, as she did just the thing on her recent trip to Eastern Europe.<p>So, how'd she do it? Follow her tips below, then try them out on your next …

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10 Things That I Loved About Morocco

I have to confess. I left Morocco completely tired. Exhausted by the constant assault on my senses, the relentless touts, the noise and the need to ignore people trying to sell me something... and by its overall overpowering intensity. But what you hate, you usually love, too. Here are 10 reasons …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

It's Carnival in Venice, and the city is completely flooded — see how revelers are dealing with all the water

To celebrate Carnival, Venetians and visitors from all over the world don elaborate costumes and masks and attend celebrations all over the Italian city.<p>Only this year, they're trudging through flooded streets.<p>Approximately 18% of Venice's historic center was under water on Sunday, according to the …

Paris' Most Secret Streets You Need To Walk

Ah, Paris. From its famous food to the stunning architecture, hell, even its snobby locals, we love pretty much everything about the city (not to sound too American, but have you seen the Eiffel Tower?!).<p>And now there's a guidebook, written by a local journalist, to show us all the hidden nooks and …

Travelling solo in the world’s most romantic country

When Marcia DeSanctis set off on a travel writing assignment through France, she not only found a new love - but remembered why you should never travel with anyone else.<p>One night last February, while sleet whipped my windshield as I drove through Normandy’s early winter darkness into the port of …

The Binary Rain Desktop

Reader Richard's desktop is playful and functional, but also has tools on the desktop to help him get right to work when he needs to. Here's how he …

7 Reasons You're Waking Up All Wrong

<i>By Anna Medaris Miller for U.S. News</i><p>Did you hit the snooze this morning? Reach for the coffee? Skip breakfast? If this were "How to Wake Up 101," you'd fail.<p>But don't let that keep you up at night. Sleep patterns -- and, on the flip side, waking up habits -- are "highly trainable, for good or for …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

The Quietest Place In America Is One Square Inch In Olympic National Park

As travelers, we're always looking for places to unplug, unwind and totally disconnect from the hectic world we live in. Away from human buzz, we're able to get in touch with ourselves while truly getting away.<p>So apparently, <b>we should head to this single square inch of land in Olympic National Park</b> …

CookieSpy Allows You to View Cookies From All Your Browsers

Windows: Web sites tend to store a lot of cookies on your computer. While there's still a lot of misconceptions on what cookies do, it doesn't hurt …

Readers Sound off on the Current State of United Airlines

In last Thursday’s Business Traveler Newsletter the topic of United Airlines’ performance came up. As a frequent flier of the airline myself, I …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

Adventure<p>A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

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