Laura Rostowfske

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In 20 Years, Most New Cars Won't Have Steering Wheels or Pedals

By 2030, most new cars will be made without rearview mirrors, horns, or emergency brakes. By 2035, they won’t have steering wheels or acceleration …

6 Ways to Incorporate Wellness Into Your Next Trip

<i>By Ed Hewitt, Features Editor of IndependentTraveler.com</i><p>The expanding concept of "wellness travel" has come to include not only incorporating (or just keeping up with) fitness goals in your travel, but also things like healthy eating habits, learning wholesome cooking methods, slowing down, and …

Would You Eat at This Restaurant Completely Run by Kids?

What happens when several groups of 7-year-olds take over a restaurant to plan, prepare, cook, and serve a meal? If you answered a 5 alarm kitchen fire, you're surprisingly wrong. Well, at least in this case.<p>Kinderkookkafe is a restaurant in Amsterdam that's completely run by children. That's …

MH17 Disaster Prompts Heartfelt Apology From Russian Newspaper Novaya Gazeta

One of Russia's leading newspapers has dedicated its front page to a moving apology to the Dutch people for the downing of MH17.<p>The full page picture …

Sean Hannity berates Palestinian guest for “thick head”

The hardcore Cliven Bundy supporter yells at his guest for wanting to talk about Israel <em>as well as</em> Hamas<p>Taking a break from his program's usual steady diet of smart takes from Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin, Cliven Bundy super-fan Sean Hannity had Yousef Munayyer, the Palestinian-American …

U.S. Government Using TSA Fees to Pay Down Deficit, Not Help Airport Security

Get ready to pay more when you fly.<p>The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about …

National Geographic Travel

Priceline Survey Reveals Too Much Information About Travel Searches

Two Priceline.com surveys about travel searches using mobile devices found that 77% of respondents plan to use their smartphones or tablets to book …

Four Things You Must Know Before Going to Istanbul

<b>Get to Istanbul's Blue Mosque faster with these four tips.</b><p>Istanbul is an adventure. Pure and simple. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Cathedral, strolling around Sultanahmet Square, walking over the Galata Bridge and watching water traffic on the churning Bosphorus from a cafe on the Asian side. The …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Microadventures: Seeking Adventure in Your Daily Life

<i>Alastair Humphreys was honored as one of our Adventurers of the Year. He has just published a book called Microadventures</i>.<p>As a young man, I was ambitious. I didn’t want to be rich or famous. But I wanted to go far. As far as I could go. So far, in fact, that when I climbed onto my bicycle one warm …

Adventure Travel

Help for student loan debtors

The president will issue an executive order Monday in the name of easing student borrowers’ debt loads by capping repayments at 10 percent of their monthly income, the White House confirmed to POLITICO.<p>President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that he would take action on student …