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16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Gear & Gadgets

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

This might be your new favorite seafood chowder recipe

Rich and creamy, with large pieces of firm white fish, shrimp, scallops and tender vegetables, it's hard to beat a hearty bowl of chowder. This recipe, from Durty Nelly's Irish pub in Nova Scotia, makes a generous amount — enough if you're serving family or company — and the flavors continue to …

Chowder

Black Wealth Hardly Exists, Even When You Include NBA, NFL And Rap Stars

I don't care if Odell Beckham Jr. scores another NFL touchdown this year while wearing the rapper Drake's OVO cleats. I don't care if Stephen Curry gets along with Kevin Durant this NBA season. And I really don't care what Lebron James thinks about Hillary Clinton and the election. What I do care …

Income Inequality

The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Tiger Woods, Entrepreneur: Inside The Superstar’s New Startup, TGR

Woods gives us an exclusive look at his new brand and explains where his business is heading.<p>Tiger Woods was planning to make his highly-anticipated return to competitive golf this month, after a 14-month break to recover from a back injury. At the eleventh hour, he dropped out from last week’s …

15 players to target in fantasy drafts

15<p>Matt Patterson/Associated Press<p>Round 1: Lamar Miller, RB, Texans<p>Miller just sneaks into the first round (ADP 1.09), and I think he's a prime player …

The Five Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the U.S.

The five most expensive properties currently available for sale in the U.S. range from a 33-bedroom compound near Palm Beach, Fla., for $195 million …

Real Estate

The 12 best adults only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want a cocktail or burger with fries.<p>And if you really want to up the relaxing vibe of a vacation, limit the possibility of kids running around the …

Food & Dining

These Baked Korean Wings Are Even Better Than Fried Ones!

If you haven’t tried making chicken wings at home, then you’re missing out. The ingredients are cheap to buy and the results are crispy, sticky and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Forget waiting for game day or your next party, make these now for dinner! We won’t judge you for hovering over the plate, hands and …

Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Yum! <b>Barbecue Ribs Recipe</b> – The perfect recipe for smokey, spicy and sweet barbecue ribs. They’re so flavorful and tender, it will be your new go-to …

BBQ

Watch a Tesla Model X in Ludicrous Mode go head to head with a McLaren 650S supercar

When it comes to raw acceleration, it’s no secret that the Tesla Model S and Model X provide more bang for the buck than any other car on the market. …

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

17 Make-Ahead BBQ Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Figuring out what to bring to your first barbecue of the season can be a major source of concern. The key to keeping your cool under pressure is making a dish that can be prepared in advance. Whether you’re thinking summer crock pot recipes or cold salads that taste better the next day, giving …

The 12 best apps for managing your finances

Managing your money can be difficult, especially when it's tax season.<p>Luckily, there are some great apps out there to help you budget, invest, and manage your finances. Here are 12 of the best.

Apps

The 14 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico

Not only are your food and drinks already included in the price, but most adults-only versions also offer stunning settings and luxurious amenities.<p>We teamed up with Hotels.com to find the 14 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico, based on guest-review scores that had …

Los Cabos

Eero bathes your home in super-charged Wi-Fi

If you have cable, then it’s a good bet your Wi-Fi comes courtesy of the cable producer’s incredibly average modem. Most of them are one or two …

These golf tools will make it much easier to navigate the course

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Titleist 716 AP1 Iron<p>Golfsmith Billed by the brand as its longest, most-forgiving iron ever, this model's 360-degree undercut cavity …

Super Bowl Recipes: 10 Most Searched for Dishes on Google - Great Ideas : People.com

Before you place an order for food delivery on Super Bowl Sunday after coming to the conclusion that your once-prized cheese dip has grown lackluster …

Best iPhone and iPad apps for frequent travelers

Traveling abroad, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming. From figuring out transit systems to finding places to say, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why over the past several years, I’ve come to rely on a handful of choice apps to help me travel better, smarter, and …

Infographics That Will Teach you how to cook your beef well!

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Infographics

15 Red Velvet Dessert Recipes to Sweeten Up the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, we’re all about the festive colors. Yep, red + green FTW. The obsession doesn’t stop at gift wrap and ornaments. The holidays are the perfect time to whip up your favorite red velvet dessert. Need a sweet treat to tote to your next holiday dinner party? Check out 15 …

The 100 best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable

To compile the ranking, OpenTable pored over more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for 20,000 restaurants, covering all 50 states and Washington DC.<p>St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California, earned the No. 1 spot, with Mama's Fish House in …

San Francisco

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

Travel blogger Sam Huang recently cashed in his Alaska Airlines frequent-flyer miles for a $60,000 trip around the world, and luckily he took plenty of pictures documenting what it was like.<p>"Unlimited Dom Perignon, wild caviar, and a shower spa while flying 40,000 feet in the air — it's no wonder …

The 15 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean

There are times when getting away with the kids is great, and times when getting away <i>from</i> them sounds even better. For those latter moments, here are this year's 15 best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean. Plan your visit for early 2016 now and you'll get your pick of hotel rooms and packages.<p><i>--</i> …

Dominican Republic

19 Soul Food Recipes That Are Almost As Good As Your Mom's

Fish don't burn in the kitchen, beans don't fry on the grill.

The Best Gas Grills Under $500

<i>Editor's Note: We're longtime admirers of the folks behind AmazingRibs.com, the site dedicated to unraveling the science of barbecue and grilling. You won't find a better source anywhere in the world for thoroughly researched and well-tested techniques, tips, and recipes for cooking with smoke and</i> …

5 Ways to Enjoy All-Inclusive Luxury Travel at a Rock Bottom Price

Pick a favorite tropical destination, and you'll likely find all-inclusive options that focus on the fun without compromising on variety. A close look at a resort's fine print can shave hundreds off an itinerary -- without losing that luxury travel feel. Here are five tips to make your …

Interview: How Sandals CEO Built His Version of the All-Inclusive Experience

According to Sandals Resorts’ CEO Adam Stewart, the all-inclusive hotel group is the largest private employer in the Caribbean with over 13,000 staff …