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9 Popular NYC Attractions and Their Less Crowded Alternatives

From the iconic tourist attractions to the more under-the-radar haunts, there's no shortage of things to do in New York City, and we love them all. …

New York City

Flights to Europe Are on Sale Right Now Starting at $89

Norwegian Air is having a sale and there are more cheap flights on major airlines for travel from October through May.<p>Traveling to Europe and the …

Flying

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

<i>This piece originally appeared on</i> <i>Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Motto</i><p>Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re …

35 Outstanding Tacos in NYC

Tacos have nearly taken over from slices of pizza as the culinary backbone of New York City. Over the last three decades we’ve learned to love the southern Mexican style of two corn tortillas flopped over a meaty filling, sprinkled with onions and cilantro. But other types of tacos have flown in …

This is why all your meetings are disasters

Meetings have a bad reputation, and it’s not unwarranted. Sixty-five percent of senior managers said meetings keep them from completing their own …

Google Docs

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

31 Creative Date Ideas That Go Way Beyond Netflix & Chill

If you and your partner have been together for, oh, I don't know, more than two and a half days, you've probably watched enough Netflix together to …

6 Idiot-Proof Houseplants That Can Live For Weeks Without Water

Just don't... over-water them.<p>It can be tough keeping plants alive indoors, especially as the dry winter months approach (if you're in the Northern …

Plants

Here’s all the places where they ate on Master of None, season 2

AZIZ ANSARI and Alan Young’s <i>Master of None</i> is back with a second season — and a second round of must-visit restaurants, bars, and outdoor markets. …

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

You no longer need to be a billion dollar company to pursue new discoveries<p>Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks …

These are the pants that make my long daily commute much easier and more comfortable

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rhone Whether for work or leisure, commuting is something everybody has to do at one point or another.<p>An office environment calls for …

How to Revive Central America

A new report suggests reducing barriers to entrepreneurship.<p>The “Northern Triangle” of Central America—Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador—is one of the world’s most dangerous regions. Drug trafficking and a weak rule of law have spawned powerful organized-crime networks that have overwhelmed …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

It'll depend a lot on how you spend the next decade or so — i.e. will you start saving or rack up credit-card debt? Wallow in self-pity or learn to be happy with what you have?<p>Over on Quora, hundreds of people have shared the best ways to spend your 30s in order to lay the foundation for success …