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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Travel

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka

The 10 Most Famous Professors Teaching College Courses Right Now

But if you add a level of fame to that mix, students will really pay attention.<p>From former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, we found the most famous professors teaching college courses right now.

W. E. B. Du Bois

Articles about 7 rooms view on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision …

San Francisco

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

London Underground

Coursera Partners with Chegg to Give Students Free Textbooks

Online learning startup Coursera on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chegg, a student hub for various educational tools and materials, as well as five publishers to offer students free textbooks during their courses. Professors teaching courses on Coursera have previously only been able to …

iPhone remains top US smartphone, while iOS gains a bit of ground on Android

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Apple’s(s AAPL) worldwide iPhone’s sales may be may have slowed during the last quarter from its formerly rapid …

Barack Obama’s Remarks at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (Transcript)

<i>Published with permission from the White House Office of the Press Secretary. President Obama spoke at the 2013 White House Correspondents’</i> …

Arundhati Roy on Iraq War’s 10th: Bush May Be Gone, But “Psychosis” of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> March 19th marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. According to a new report by Brown University, a decade of war led …

'LinkedIn Contacts' Helps You Build, Maintain Important Relationships

LinkedIn launched LinkedIn Contacts Thursday, a new mobile and web solution for building and maintaining relationships that are important to you.<p>“All …

The Five Most Stressful Places to Live in the U.S.

If you want to take that vacation, go to Hawaii. But stay away from West Virginia. In a Gallup poll released yesterday, those two states ranked as …

Factory building collapse in Bangladesh kills 149

More than 110 people died and hundreds were injured when an eight-storey building that housed a market and several garment factories collapsed on the …

Bangladesh building tragedy down to West's cost squeeze: NGOs | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Major western clothing retailers squeezing Asian suppliers and a flawed approach to ensuring even basic working standards are fuelling conditions for tragedies like the latest factory collapse in Bangladesh, NGOs said on Thursday.<p>At least 187, mainly female workers, were killed …

IAF shoots down drone from Lebanon off Haifa

F-16 shoots down vessel over Mediterranean; not clear whether drone was armed; Hezbollah denies having sent UAV to Israel.<p>><br>• ><p>F-16 Fighter Jet 311 (R). …

Is This How You Really Talk?

Your Voice Affects Others' Perceptions; Silencing the Screech in the Next Cubicle<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>It is hard to hear the sound of your own voice. But that sound may affect other people's impressions of you even more …

New York City

Apple to Tap a Hungry Debt Market

Demand Likely to be Strong from Investors Eager to Get Cash Off the Sidelines<p>Call it the iBond.<p>Apple's announcement Tuesday that it plans to borrow for the first time could be as well received as its smartphone launches. Investors are desperate to take cash off the sidelines, even on high-quality …

Investing

How Your Smartphone Could Get You a Job

McDonald's, Macy's Customize Their Career Sites, but Most Companies Aren't Moving Fast Enough<p>By<p>Lauren Weber<p>Lauren Weber<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurenweberwsj<p>Lauren.Weber@wsj.com<p>Keith Gormley wasn't looking for a new job on a day last fall when he used his iPhone to pull up the Indeed.com …

Employment

IBM's Chief to Employees: Think Fast, Move Faster

International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Virginia Rometty delivered a rare companywide reprimand in the wake of a poor earnings report last week, saying the sprawling technology company needed to move faster and respond more quickly to customers.<p>The comments came in a five-minute …

Employment

For Its Next Feat, Apple Will Win Back Investors With Buybacks

Can an unloved company buy back investor love with share repurchases?<p>The odds aren’t in its favor, but Apple is sure going to try its darnedest. Birinyi Associates, in a note to clients last night, tallied up 28 share buyback authorizations totaling $15 billion or more, stretching back to the …