Meredith Puleio DuBoff

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This Transparency Tool Makes it Easier for Big Business to Be Clean and Green

Big brands increasingly care about making their products cleaner and greener. Unfortunately, they have a hard time doing it. That’s because they rely …

Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

Airbnb is about to take a very big bet against anonymity.<p>Going further than any significant consumer tech company has before, the peer-to-peer travel …

Traveling Abroad? EatWith Wants To Help You Break Bread With The Locals In Their Own Homes

<i>Nothing</i> makes traveling to a new land more amazing than befriending a local or two. Meet the right person — someone outgoing, with knowledge of the locale — and it’s like punching in a cheat code. You’ll do better things, see better places, all while avoiding the generic tourist junk. But finding …

OneNote updated with finger painting in Windows Store

Who doesn’t enjoy drawing with their fingers? And such an ability becomes essential in the absence of a stylus, whether because you need to dash out …

Software

Wal-Mart Is Not Interested In Using PayPal's Services In Its Stores

PayPal's expansion into brick-and-mortar stores gives the company access to a market that is roughly ten times the size of the online payments sector where it got its start over a decade ago.<p>Recent deals for Discover Financial Services, PayPal's offline partner, will help extend PayPal's in-store …

FinTech

Why Still So Few Use Condoms

With the "next-generation condom" initiative, Bill Gates is acknowledging that the practical reasons people don't use condoms warrant honest conversation.<p>ryan.berry/Flickr<p>As the late author Norman Mailer put it, "The only thing you can depend on with condoms is that they will take 20 to 50 percent …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

10 Important Things I've Learned From Seinfeld (Happy Birthday, Jerry!)

In case you're not aware (though, on second thought, why would you be?), today is Jerry Seinfeld's birthday! I've learned a lot things from watching <i>Seinfeld</i> over the years, not to mention I'm that person who goes around on Dec. 23 wishing everyone a "happy Festivus for the rest of us" (which, FYI, …

5 Business Models That Are Driving The Circular Economy

When you add to this the OECD’s estimate of an extra two billion middle class consumers before 2030, commodity price volatility and new environmental …

Customers

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Florida

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Glam Graham Hotel Now Open in Washington D.C.

On the heels of Capella Washington D.C.’s opening, another luxury boutique property has opened in the same neighborhood among cool shops (from …

12 Reasons to Visit Colombia

My husband Paul and I just came back from our second trip to Colombia. We know what you are thinking: danger, danger, drugs, dissolution, despair. Here's what I am thinking: fabulous, friendly, fun, fave country. In 1993, when drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed, it was the end of the big drug …

Why I Love and Hate Being an American — Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: This is a Flashback post from August of 2010.</i><p>This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>As an American, in addition to …

Eight Great Gatsby-esque Hotels

Judging by the trailers, Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> will give the Roaring Twenties even more roar. With the star-studded (Leo and Tobey and Carey, oh my!) spectacle hitting theaters May 10, 2013, I've rounded up some Gatsby-inspired luxury lodgings. Before cinematically …

Natural Hot Springs Destinations

(Photo Courtesy of Blue Lagoon)<p>Mineral baths, therapeutic mud, volcanic springs--when it comes to hydrotherapy, nobody provides better than Mother Nature. Here's a roundup of our favorite hot springs experiences, from historic to luxurious to Viking.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Natural Hot Springs Destinations<p>By …

The next generation of Kayak wannabes

In the early 2000s there were a ton of travel metasearch sites (RIP Quixo), even before Kayak came on the scene in 2004.<p>They faded away for awhile, …

Elephants Communicate in Sophisticated Sign Language, Researchers Say

Wildlife<p>Photo courtesy of ElephantVoices<p>Elephants may use a variety of subtle movements and gestures to communicate with one another, according to researchers who have studied the big mammals in the wild for decades. To the casual human observer, a curl of the trunk, a step backward, or a fold of …

Watch MGMT debut new song “Mystery Disease”

Psychedelic rockers MGMT hit the road this past weekend for their latest string of tour dates. In addition to shelving off old favorites and new …