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ExitFares.com finds great deals on flight prices

<b>Name:</b> ExitFares.com<p><b>What it does:</b> This website monitors social media, message boards, newsletters and more in the travel industry to find inexpensive routes and flight sales.<p><b>What's hot</b>: ExitFares locates remarkable flight deals; it also leads you to little-known websites that hunt down cheap flights …

16 Trader Joe's Foods You Need To Discover (And Then Hoard)

Did someone say pudding?<p>You're already going to Trader Joe's for the cookie butter, and most of us swear by Two Buck Chuck (which is now actually $3 at most locations).<p>But there are many, <i>many</i> Trader Joe's finds that you're not paying enough attention to ... unless you're a brilliant shopper, that …

Oregon Wedding Featuring Weed Bar Was A Huge 'Hit' With Guests

They had plenty of late-night snacks on hand.<p>This wasn't your typical weeding... er, wedding.<p>For their matrimonial ceremony this summer, Oregon couple John Elledge and Whitney Alexander decided to augment the standard open bar with a "weed tent." The experience included transportation to and from …

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Famous Porn Director Reveals the Jaw-Dropping Truth about Porn

Seymore Butts has seen it all in his 20-plus years in the biz, and he’s about to burst your porn bubble<p>To the typical civilian watching porn, the stars can come across as sexual super-heroes. I know this because I was once a civilian watching a lot of porn.<p>I still remember the thoughts that ran …

The Carter Presidency Revisited

From the moment he left office in 1981, Republicans from President Reagan to Mitt Romney have embraced Jimmy Carter as the poster child for Democratic failure. Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has …

OUTRAGE: Sniper Shoots Down Confederate Flag At S.C. Statehouse

In a crime that has outraged locals, a sniper has reportedly shot down the beloved Confederate flag that traditionally graces the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. "This was clearly one very disturbed individual," said Council Chairman Harvey "Harve" Jeffcoat. "And I can tell you with …

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Nearly Dead

How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history -- a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress -- is nearly dead?<p>The Trans-Pacific Partnership may yet squeak through Congress but its near-death experience offers an important lesson.<p>It's not that …

President Obama Is Right: It's Time for Mandatory Voting

Today at the Cleveland City Club, President Obama suggested mandatory voting as a solution to the influence of big money in politics. "We shouldn't be making it harder to vote, we should be making it easier to vote," President Obama said to applause. "In Australia, other countries, there's …

Government

Fellas, This Bag Will Make Traveling With A Suit So Much Easier

Travel bags come in many shapes and sizes. Now, they can transform into entirely new pieces of luggage, too.<p>Online retailer Combatant Gentlemen launched its first weekender bag on Thursday and at first glance, the product looks like any run-of-the-mill duffel. A peek inside reveals that it's so …

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American Millennials Are Some Of The World's Least Skilled People, Study Finds

We American Millennials are really, really good at using today's technology.<p>That's probably because we've forced companies to make technology that's extremely easy to use, and that's better at doing our day-to-day tasks than we are. But with easy power comes no responsibility, it seems. According …

Marianne Williamson Is Back on the Political Frontlines

photo credit: Aaron Landman<p>Marianne Williamson, former Congressional candidate in Southern California (CA-33), is back on the political frontlines. Although Ms. Williamson did not win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in last year's election, her campaign initiated a new political …

Bernie Sanders Explains What He Thinks Obama Did Wrong As President

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's major failure in office has been an inability to recognize quickly enough that congressional Republicans were never good-faith partners in governance.<p>"If you were to ask me what his major mistake has been, it's that …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

Joe Biden Goes Ballistic On Senate Republicans: Iran Letter Beneath 'Dignity Of An Institution I Revere'

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is furious.<p>Biden, who also serves as president of the Senate, Monday night blasted Senate Republicans in a long, angry statement for their letter to Iran's leaders, which he described as "beneath the dignity of an institution I revere."<p>Forty-seven Republicans …

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.<p>"We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. …

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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

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Books

Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly

WASHINGTON -- Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps.<p>"I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps …

5 Places to Visit on Florida's Gold Coast

I recently hopped on a two and a half hour flight from New York City to Palm Beach for a three-day trip to celebrate my fiance's 30th birthday. The thing is, we whipped together this vacation in a matter of weeks.<p>Looking for a winter getaway? Look no further than Florida's Gold Coast.<p>I recently …

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5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

There's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can be a little problematic for the 64% of American citizens who don't have a passport.<p>An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the …

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Travel Like a Local in the Dominican Republic

Anyone who has traveled to the Dominican Republic will tell you that the country not only has amazing beaches, some of the friendliest people, but also a great collection of resorts to choose from.<p>Anyone who has traveled to the Dominican Republic will tell you that the country not only has amazing …

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How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it.<p>When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are …

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How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Trunkster's No-Zipper Suitcase Has A Surprise Feature You Have To See

Looking for a sleeker, more efficient suitcase? Check out Trunkster.<p>The company, which makes zipper-free luggage with "intelligent features," launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday and far surpassed its goal of $50,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Trunkster had raised over $120,000. Once you see …

Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

People hate passwords almost as much as they hate being hacked. The problem with the traditional password is twofold: To be useful, they have to be complex and difficult to guess. And passwords become less secure the more often you use them.<p>Services like LastPass and 1Password will remember your …

Prepaying student loans may mean less money in retirement

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people’s ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents’ basements. But that does not mean student loan borrowers always should be in a hurry to pay off this debt.<p>Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a …

Real Estate Investing: Single Family Houses Versus Multifamily Rentals. Which Is Better?

In my opinion, comparing the investment benefits derived from buying scattered single family homes and condominium units, versus multifamily rental properties is a no brainier. Purchasing single rental units is not the better option.<p>Sure, learning how to become a rental house investor is easier to …

Protect your privacy online with 70% off the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

Whether you’re working, shopping or socializing online, your Web activity should always be private, secure and safe from hackers and identity thieves. With VPN Unlimited, you can count on total security online, across your devices, and with no compromise on speed or bandwidth.<p>VPN Unlimited lets you …

The Real Reasons Many White People Can't Empathize With Ferguson, Racial Disparities, or Black Suffering

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on HuffPost Live with Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the Michael Brown tragedy and my blog post, "Ferguson and Race From White America's Perspective, If It Switched Places With Black America." During the discussion, Mr. Hill asked me a question that epitomizes …

How are Blazers, Sport Coats, and Suit Jackets Different?

Learn the subtle details that distinguish them<p>The best-dressed men are confident because their know their outfits works together. Blazers, sport coats, and suit jackets might look interchangeable, but they’re not. Wearing a formal suit jacket with a pair of jeans is a gaffe your buddies might not …

Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but …

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