Rebecca Metz

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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p><i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell …

Books

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Looking For Love

<i>Emma Chow, co-host of The Edge 96.ONE's Breakfast Show Mike E & Emma, says why it's OK to be actively searching for "the one".</i><p>I was talking to a …

Here's a sneak peek at Pippa Middleton's elegant wedding invitations

Royal wedding bells rang for Pippa Middleton on Saturday, and we can hardly contain our excitement over her lavish affair. And now that we’ve seen …

How to Get Cheap Airfare

More Articles About Finding Cheap Airfare<p>There are incredible travel deals happening all the time. In this post, I share with you where I go to get …

8 Books That Help Parents Explain All the Things We Don’t Know How to Explain

When you become a parent, there’s an expectation that you’ll be able to answer a whole lot of difficult questions for your kids. Which isn’t really …

Books

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>As …

Education Technology

6 experts share the worst piece of relationship advice they've ever heard

We learned that love isn't enough for a solid relationship and that it's important to pick and choose your battles. Helpful stuff.<p>Then we started to wonder: What's the most obviously <i>bad</i> relationship advice out there? The advice that's either outdated or never made any sense in the first place?<p>So we …

Self-improvement

10 Habits Of Super Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

In boost to Paris climate pact, India says it aims to join this year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India has agreed to work toward joining the Paris Agreement on climate change this year, India and the United States said on Tuesday, giving a jolt of momentum to the international fight to curb global warming.<p>At a time of heightened tensions in Asia over China’s assertive …

India

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. …

The Best Wedding Blogs You Might Have Missed This Week: May 20, 2015

<i>You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs feature totally beautiful</i> …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with …

Puerto Vallarta

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

Travel

How To Dress Like An Italian

As Italy takes the sartorial center stage for Milan Fashion Week, the internet is awash in Italian street style showcasing the attention-grabbing bold choices of fashion plates like Anna Dello Russo and The Blonde Salad blogger Chiara Ferragni. But before the days of Instagram and street style …

Italy

Three of the best Italian red wines

From a good-value introduction, via the pick of the supermarket bunch to a treat for slow-sipping reflection, a mini tour of Italy’s reds<p><b>Pasqua Passimento, IGT Veneto, Italy 2013 (£11.99, or £7.99 if you buy two bottles,</b> <b>majestic.co.uk</b><b>)</b> Generally speaking, the taste of raisins is not a good thing in …

Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World Will Make American Kids Want To Study Abroad

More than one-third of kids in America are obese or overweight. In 2013, the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools, served 5.1 billion lunches, Bloomberg reports. The quality of these lunches must somehow correlate to the …

How CrossFit Became A $4 Billion Brand

CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman has turned the fitness industry on its head. He’s done it, I think, by making CrossFit a mirror image of himself.<p>When I met Glassman for our interview at a CrossFit gym in New York City, I immediately knew I was not dealing with the typical purveyor of exercise. He’s not …

Globalization

How to Balance Traveling and Paying Off Debt by Using Travel Hacking

In just two short months, I’ll be headed to Spain to go see one of my best friends who is teaching there. It’s a dream come true for me, as aside …

Personal Finance

Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression doesn’t always “present” as it should. Prolonged sadness, lack of hope, or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities are the most commonly mentioned symptoms on mental health websites and in antidepressant ads, and they can certainly be the most affecting. But sometimes the …

Self-help

30 Small Kitchen Ideas That Maximize Both Style and Efficiency

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. Make the most of your counter space and cabinetry using the tricks within these petite rooms as a guide. And if you're …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Ray Bradbury

Best Health And Fitness Apps 2015

Fitness

7 Reasons Why You're Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight

Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very …

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression

By: Dr. Mercola. Guest<p>Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed …

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. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …