Andrew Roitz

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10 Annoying Things About Hotels (and How to Deal with Them)

(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock)<p>Nothing beats a well-thought-out hotel room for sheer vacation luxury. That's what makes it so annoying when we encounter a hotel that's a little more ... quirky. Here are the 10 hotel room features that annoy us the most--and the workarounds we've discovered to help deal …

How To Blow $9 Billion: The Fallen Stroh Family

<b>AS WITH MANY OF AMERICA’S GREAT FORTUNES,</b> the Stroh family’s story starts with an immigrant: Bernhard Stroh, who arrived in Detroit from Germany in 1850 with $150 and a coveted family recipe for beer. He sold his brews door-to-door in a wheelbarrow. By 1890 his sons, Julius and Bernhard Jr., were …

Untold World Cup story: The unbelievable plot to eliminate Brazil - CNN.com

Chile play Spain in the Maracana stadium on Wednesday in the World Cup. Back in 1989, the stadium was the scene of one of the World Cup's most controversial games...<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The World Cup's most controversial moments<p>The World Cup's most controversial moments<p>The World Cup's most controversial …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

Adidas Reveals The Brazuca, A World Cup Soccer Ball Two And A Half Years In The Making

Adidas director of soccer innovation Antonio Zea explains why replacing the controversial Jabulani in 2014, even after years of testing and testimonials from Lionel Messi and other stars, is still the ballsiest move in sports.<p>Imagine that the NFL changed the football every few years. Or that the …

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5 Things To Know About The NSA's Surveillance Activities

It's hard to keep track of all the leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor. Much of the material has been published in Britain's <i>Guardian</i>, as well as other publications, including <i>The Washington Post</i>, and have shed light on some of the agency's surveillance …

Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the drama of the Dirtiest Race in History

When I started writing this blog 18 months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at some point I would try my very best to research, investigate, and compose a piece about the 1988 Olympics men's 100m …

17 Essential Items Every Guy Should Own

We know that many men find shopping challenging, which is why we've whipped up clothing guides for everything from pants to suits to shoes to shorts (yes, we're OK with guys wearing shorts -- sometimes). But at the end of the day, it's easiest to just have a simple, go-to list: What does a guy need …

Colorado Town May Issue Licenses To Shoot Down Drones

Drones have not been spotted flying over the little town of Deer Trail, Colo., about 55 miles east of Denver.<p>But that hasn't stopped an effort by some in the town of 550 residents to make it legal to shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicles.<p>On Oct. 8, people there "will vote on whether to issue …

Bankrupt Detroit finds $1m cheque in city hall drawer

Finding a $1m uncashed cheque would be a dream come true for anyone, but for the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, it could have paid for vital services.<p>The cheque was found in a city hall desk drawer in March, a month after it was received. Four months later the city collapsed into …

Men's fashion: how to find the right look

<b>Albam</b><p><b>The look:</b> all about a good-quality pair of jeans, a just-jolly-enough knit and something with an outdoorsy detail (hiking boot, backpack). Albam is the label of choice for thirtysomething graphic designers. Think of it as this generation's Duffer.<p><b>The soundtrack:</b> Grizzly Bear.<p><b>The key pieces:</b> …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

Microsoft unveils reorganisation

<b>Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said the company is being restructured in what is the first major overhaul for five years.</b><p>The software company will be streamlined around devices such as phones, games consoles, and services.<p>He said Microsoft would be able to react faster to changes in the …

Regulators are finally closing in on banks | Financial Times

After the 2008 financial crisis, the banking industry initially acted like a cartoon character who shoots over a cliff-edge at high speed and keeps …

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24 Travel Apps to Download Now

At Fathom, we're all about mixing the practical with the inspirational. And when it comes to travel planning, we get equally as excited using high-tech maps as we do handwriting (analog!) postcards.<p>With that in mind, we present the <b>24 Best Travel Apps</b> that help us pack our bags and see the world.<p>Map …

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

The inside story of Crosby’s gruesome facial injury

Sidney Crosby's new look is about to get a closeup.<p>When the Pittsburgh Penguins captain skates onto the ice to open the Eastern Conference final series against the Boston Bruins Saturday night, fans will see something they haven't in two months: Mr. Crosby's unprotected face.<p>Gone will be the full …

How to Hire Great Employees

Investors say they invest in people as much as they invest in ideas, and when it comes to your company, it is not just top management that can make or break your business. Unpleasant or dissatisfied employees, poorly trained workers, rapid turnover, or a toxic work environment can all predestine …

David Beckham, PSG's captain for his final match, bows out as a winner

David Beckham hugged his team-mates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation for the last time.<p>A clearly emotional Beckham was mobbed by his teammates on the field when coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to substitute him in the 81st minute of a 3-1 win over Brest on …

What Really Goes On Inside Nudist Resorts

<i>This post contains nudity, which may be considered inappropriate for some audiences.</i><p><i>(Photo Courtesy of Hidden Beach Resort)</i><p>JustLuxe has covered a wide variety of luxury travel over the years -- million dollar tours of India, women's solo travel destinations, and extravagant private jet tours around …

Angelina Jolie reveals she has had preventive double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, and has gone public with the …

Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson

It’s rare to find a leader who elevates the experience for employees and customers to such a degree that other brands benchmark against his or her company. I recently had a unique opportunity to spend a day with one such leader, an entrepreneur and billionaire who has built a brand considered the …

The Sexiest Nationalities In The World

MissTravel.com conducted a poll to discover the sexiest nationalities in the world.The travel blog polled over 30,000 single American women and over 13,000 American men, asking which nationalities they found sexiest.<p>The results weren't exactly surprising: Men voted Colombian women as the hottest in …