Reinier Alvarez

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Here's how to make your own invisible bookshelves to float around your home

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• A DIY floating bookshelf is basically an L-shaped wall bracket.</b> <b><br>• The trick is hiding the bracket with the bottom book.</b><p>• It adds …

Storage Ideas

The Best (and Worst) Days to Visit Disney World in 2017

Let’s face it: planning a trip to Walt Disney World isn’t easy. Even after you make the reservations, book the FastPasses, and pack up the family’s …

Walt Disney Company

The best and cheapest way to start building the smart home of your dreams

We were all promised smart homes several years ago where everything is connected and devices turn on and off on their own when we need them to. Air …

GameStop Is Giving Away PS4 and Xbox One Consoles Right Now, Here's How You Could Win

With just a week to go before Christmas, GameStop has rolled out a new nationwide promotion where it's giving away PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.<p>As part of the "Let us Console You" program, GameStop is giving away five PS4 or Xbox One consoles apparently to random shoppers every day from now …

Meet the 21-year-old Instagram star who traveled to 50 countries in just 2 years

A mere five years later, he has been to a grand total of 65 countries, graduating early from UCLA to commit two years to intensive country-hopping. He visited 50 countries just in that span of time. Besides visiting more of the world than most people will ever have the chance to see, he has had …

Taj Mahal

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best ones out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia, and more.

Books

50 state road trip: Fun things to do for under $20 in each state

There's still affordable fun to be had all around the USA. GOBankingRates.com has chosen activities ranging from free to just under $20 in each state of the union, so scroll through the gallery above for a suggestion in your home state, or road trip for cheap across the country. For more 50 state …

National Parks

Shock Galaxy S6 Leak Reveals Massive Samsung U-Turn

It isn’t just consumers who get nervous near major handset launches, stress levels at the major manufacturers go through the roof. And it appears patience at Samsung over perhaps the most important part of the Galaxy S6 has snapped.<p>Bloomberg reports Samsung has decided to drop Qualcomm’s next …

Mobile

18 Weird and Crazy Facts About Germany

<i>By Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Germany has a reputation for being a straight-laced, by-the-books country -- but plenty of weirdness bubbles just below the surface. Honestly, "Sprockets" isn't that far-fetched. As it turns out, there's more than enough weird and wacky going down between the …

Europe

The ‘Fifty Shades’ Movie Won’t Include The Tampon Scene, But Here It Is

As you may have heard, one of the most memorable scenes in the <i>Fifty Shades Of Grey</i> book – which I will keep reminding everyone was originally written as <i>Twilight</i> fan fiction under the pen name Snowqueens Icedragon – was when wealthy industrialist Christian Grey pulled out sheltered Anastasia …

Fanfiction

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

New York City

Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

Televisions

Groupon is trying to turn itself into Yelp

Local business pages aim to bring in more people looking for deals<p>Groupon has been attempting to move beyond the waning group-discount space that it pioneered, and it's now trying to do that by looking a little more like Yelp. This week, Groupon is beginning to roll out millions of individual pages …

Getting Ready for a Family Camping Adventure

Let me start by saying that we are not campers. My husband and I have lived in cities for the majority of our lives. My kids (who are six and two) have been camping once. For a night.<p>However, since we don't have a place live at the moment, we needed to find a place to stay until we work out …

Camping

Costa del Sol? More Like Costa del Awesome

So Spain's Costa del Sol is pretty renowned (and justly so), but it doesn't get quite as much international love as the French Riviera or Amalfi Coast. We're not quite sure why, because it's pretty friggin' gorgeous, and hotels here are a fraction of the price of those in more famous Mediterranean …

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau: the Man Who Would Be Africa's Bin Laden

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau wants to be Africa's Osama Bin Laden, and has ratcheted up his anti-American rhetoric in an effort to spread his influence globally, according to a more-nuanced profile of him developed since he orchestrated the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls more …

Africa

National Geographic Travel

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Two More 'Pings' Detected In Missing Plane Search

Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search, said one ping was detected on Tuesday afternoon and lasted five minutes, 25 seconds, while a second was picked up on Tuesday night and lasted seven minutes.<p>"I believe we are searching in the right area but we need to visually …

Airplanes

(NOT) Happy About the World Cup

...but creating pretty great media to express the discontent.<p>"Are you going to the World Cup?!"Brazilians have been getting this question more than any other -- even more than "are there monkeys on the streets" and "do you speak Brazilian." The country that loves soccer is finally hosting the World …

Amazon Fire TV: First Impressions Review

Do you have any HDMI slots left on your TV? Didn’t think so – but you can’t blame Amazon for entering the streaming device market given its existing arsenal of entertainment and readily available data on competitors’ devices.<p>Indeed, this makes sense. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, …

Europe votes to kill roaming charges and enshrine net neutrality

If you've heard of the European politician Neelie Kroes, it's likely been in the context of her long-waged war for a more open internet, including a ban on mobile roaming charges. Well, following a vote by the European Parliament, Kroes' demands are no longer hot air. So long as the legislation …

MH370: Malaysia Airlines plane search halts overnight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1062000/1062402_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522230927_8b4b27c0bd2f7a6185125f8e50e67b06<p><b>An international air search in the Indian Ocean for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has ended for the day, officials have</b> …

Airplanes

iOS 8: Apple works to further push iCloud as the future of the file system

When Apple introduced both iOS and iCloud, its goal was to eliminate the classic file system found in Mac OS X and make synchronization so seamless between devices that it “just works.” Nearly three years after iCloud’s introduction, Apple is still moving closer to this goal. The company is working …

Missing Malaysia Plane: Lots of Leads and No Clue

The six-day-old search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been marked by confusion, conflicting information and a lack of hard data about where and why it vanished on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>Each new lead has given the families of the 239 on board and the rest of the public new …

Airplanes

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane expands to Indian Ocean

It's a mystery that authorities still haven't been able to solve: Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>There were still more questions than answers Thursday as U.S. officials said investigators will start combing the Indian Ocean as they look for the missing aircraft.<p>Why would authorities expand …