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@paulkatz | 4,127 Articles | 17 Magazines | 7,588 Followers | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

An Insider's Guide to Reykjavik, Iceland

THE ADAGE “good things come in small packages” certainly holds true for Reykjavik, a world capital with a diminutive downtown of just three square miles. Blending the casualness of a village with big-city know-how, Reykjavik has world-class chefs who are pushing culinary boundaries with New Nordic …


How to Plan an Insanely Cheap Trip That Feels Expensive

You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a jetsetting boss while traveling. The trick is a combination of knowing how to get expensive amenities for cheap while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. Here are seven tips for planning a luxurious …

Locals Tell All: The Most Annoying Things Tourists Do In Their City

We envy the people that live in the dream destinations we visit. But we understand it can be hard for locals to deal with crowds of tourists day after day. We asked our readers: "What are the most annoying things tourists do in your city?" Find out what bothers residents the most, so you can avoid …

Europe Travel

How to Eat the World in America

The empty stomach is the ultimate travel ice breaker. Everyone eats, everyone loves food, and the less you know about what’s on offer in a place, the more people want to help you.

Whether you live in the United States or are simply visiting, you don’t have to leave the country to get a taste of the …


The Beginning Of The End For Terrible Wi-Fi On Planes

Internet on the plane doesn’t feel magical anymore, just slow and expensive. That could soon change.

Ever wonder why, in 2015, Wi-Fi on U.S. airplanes is still terrible, or expensive, or both? Or completely nonexistent, as is the case on one in five domestic flights? Does it have to be like this? …


America's best old-school bowling alleys

You won't find fancy equipment and computerized scoreboards beamed above your head at America's best old school bowling alleys, Bud.

Though you might find real guys named Bud, who actually know how to keep score with a pad and pencil.

To connect you with bowling's classic days, here are 13 of our …

Bowling Alley

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …


Bureaucracy Isn’t Inevitable — Here’s How Airbnb Beat It

Mike Curtis may not have the typical background of someone dedicated to vanquishing bureaucracy. AltaVista, AOL, Yahoo, Facebook — he’s a veteran of …


9 Secret American Beaches You've Never Heard Of


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Europe Travel

Julia Roberts, Gary Coleman and a Monkey: Inside an Epic Collection of Forgotten Movie Posters

Posted May 13th, 2015, 12:05 PM by IFC

This one appears to be a Cannonball Run knockoff starring Stockard Channing’s breasts.

And according to the …

Julia Roberts

How easy is it to cancel Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu?

Canceling your cable TV subscription is a notoriously laborious process. You normally have to contact a customer service representative over the phone or via live chat, and they’ll do whatever they can to keep you as a customer.

In a high-profile incident last year, tech journalist Ryan Block tried …


'It's pronounced jif. End of story': Inventor of the GIF finally declares how the file format's name is pronounced

• Steven Wilhite accepted a Life Time Achievement Webby Award on May 21 for giving the gift of the GIF to the world


Like a king with a royal …

GIF Animations

Top 10 Eye-Catching Train Stations

When you think of train stations, you most likely think of a way to get from point A to point B, and, of course, you would be correct. However, there's more to some railway stations than mere transportation. Many train stations are works of art in and of themselves, featuring breath-taking …

Train Stations

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again

No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.

You can find all these …


The New York Times–Facebook Deal Is Here

Wednesday morning, in what marks a tectonic shift in the publishing industry, the New York Times is expected to officially begin a long-awaited …


This $169 Computer Is Designed For The World's Emerging Middle Class

Your TV screen is your monitor, and an Internet connection isn't necessary.

On a trip to India, entrepreneur Matt Dalio noticed something about the country's emerging middle class: While many families owned TVs, few could also afford to have a computer. He had an epiphany. Why not make TV screens …

Middle Class

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

Glassdoor cofounder and CEO Robert Hohman is the first to admit that he's a major geek.

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software …

World of Warcraft

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation of my reading was rooted in startups and entrepreneurship …


An App That Helps Drivers Earn the Most From Their Trips

When Steve Smith began driving for Uber and Lyft several months ago, he concentrated on picking up passengers near his Walnut Creek neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“At first I thought I was earning money,” says Mr. Smith, who also works in the oil industry.

But then he signed up for …

U.S. Travel

These are the world's most expensive countries to visit

Travel is expensive. Between flights, hotels, meals, transportation, and the barrage of tourist traps, it is hard to keep to a strict budget when traveling in a different country.

However, it's even harder if you don't do your due diligence.

In the recently published 2015 Travel and Tourism …


10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria

With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small stages and bunting in the trees – Meadows in the Mountains has built a reputation over the past five years for offering a uniquely magical experience. Set in the lush environment of the Rhodope Mountains, mornings are …

Music (UK)

A Mac developer with a Top 10 app asked people to guess how much money he made from it — and it's shockingly low

Sam Soffes is a developer who recently launched a new app for Mac called Redacted, designed to make it quick and easy to obscure sensitive information from your photos.

Redacted cost $4.99 when it launched, and shortly after its debut the app broke into the Top 10 overall paid apps in the Mac App …


Why this person is your most important customer

Last summer, I was attending a conference where I met an up-and-coming entrepreneur. We got into a conversation about building teams when she began …

Customer Service

MagMaking 101: Make Your First Magazine on Flipboard

We know many of you reading the MagMaker blog are curation pros; this post is great for anyone new to the platform who wants a quick way to get started.

Flipboard isn’t just for reading your custom mix of favorite topics and sources. With the ability to make your own magazines, you can be a curator …

Personalized News

Selfie Stick Disguised As Hand To Make It Look Like You Have Friends

This bizarre selfie-hand designed by artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee will make sure that you won’t have to take another lonely selfie ever again! …


15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.

We've heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive Call of Duty sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Virtual Reality

The 10 Best Brunches in Brooklyn

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“Unbeatable views of Manhattan” and “delicious” New American fare helped propel this DUMBO icon to our number one brunch restaurant in …