Steven Sapp

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VPN use on the rise in the aftermath of Trump administration privacy rollback

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>Regardless of party lines, most will agree that the current political climate is “interesting,” to say the least. Congress’s vote to roll back rules that …

Privacy

Best Float Trips in the Ozarks

Fifteen years ago, if you told me there were two--let alone 40--amazing paddling trips in the Ozarks worth visiting from afar, I would have replied: …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Trains

Want To Be A Better Photographer? Harvard Just Uploaded A Free Photography Course Online

No filter needed.<p>Thanks to the arrival of the smartphone, we’ve become a generation of amateur photographers, sharing our best #nofilter efforts with …

6 web design trends worth knowing for 2017

From hidden navigation and pop-out menus, to wearables and split screen, these are the web design trends we expect to shape 2017.<p>WTF is …

UI Design

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Landscape Photography

Which Types of Facebook Posts Get the Most Likes, Comments, and Shares? [Infographic]

Consumers interact most with very short Facebook posts, according to recent research from BuzzSumo.<p>The report was based on an analysis of data from …

Do you really need to build your own professional website?

A well-built online presence is a key element of each and every professional business’s marketing strategy and the good stake for this presence is …

Web Design

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

The House just made it a lot easier to sell off national parks

The House now officially values public lands at $0.<p>The U.S. House of Representatives just made it easier for the government to sell or give away …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trump's presidency is going to hurt Americans' wallets in a big way

It might seem reasonable, then, for Americans to assume the incoming Trump administration will be just fine for their personal finances.<p>Stocks didn't crash after Donald Trump's election, as so many predicted. Instead, the indexes jumped into record territory. And the Federal Reserve's December …

If you’re thinking of retiring in Ecuador …

<b>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plan. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and</b> …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

Report: Tech-Based Cost Controls Critical For Restaurants

Restaurants are perennially on the lists of companies most likely to fail—no surprise, given their supply chains of perishable goods, high employee turnover rates, huge capital requirements, and strict regulatory environment, as well as ever-changing consumer tastes.<p>Now factor in the costs of …

Restaurants have started using 'living wage' surcharges to raise servers' incomes

Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., a national franchiser with 20 restaurants in 44 locations, recently started charging customers a 1% "living wage" surcharge.<p>And in New Hampshire, Hermit Woods Winery has started adding a 3.5% surcharge in addition to its $12/hour minimum wage.<p>The trend suggests a …

Developing Popular Restaurants: 'It's No Different Than Disney World'

New York Retail View count:<p>August 19, 2016<p>Restaurants have always been a <b>penny-profit business,</b> but with higher regulations, <b>rising rents</b> and <b>labor …

Bitcoin doesn’t care what Silicon Valley thinks—it’s trading at a 34-month high

There’s been plenty of news to keep bitcoin down this year, from plunging venture capital investment to rising skepticism about blockchain technology’s viability in the marketplace. Yet the cryptocurrency is trading at its highest levels since its insane bull run of 2013.<p>Today, bitcoin hit $788.49, …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Expected to Surge 165% Thanks to Donald Trump

Shares of Bitcoin have already surged 75% over the course of 2016.<p>Now, the digital currency could ramp up another 165% over the course of 2017 thanks …

In One Of Latin America’s Poorest Countries, Boosting The Economy Is Women’s Work

A culture of machismo has traditionally left many Nicaraguan women jobless. Now the country is trying to bring them off the sidelines.<p>Ana María …

'Their Purpose Has Been Served': Standing Rock Leader Asks Protesters To Leave

<b>Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET on Dec. 6</b><p>The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota is asking people camping near the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline to go home.<p>"I'm asking them to go," Dave Archambault III told Reuters on Monday, saying that the Obama administration "did the right …

30 of the world’s best rooftop bars

IN 2016 we traveled all around the world and personally visited a couple hundred rooftop bars. We’re planning on even more spots in 2017. Why would …

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market

Agriculture could be one of the biggest drone markets. Image source: Getty Images.<p>You might be familiar with the idea of drones delivering consumer packages or monitoring security areas, but did you know that drones were first used commercially in Japan for agricultural purposes? In fact, …

SLT074: 3 Simple Living Habits You Can Use Right Now

When it comes to simple living, we can all use a few more tips to help us along. We’re going to share 3 more simple living habits you can start using …

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Seven Management Lessons From The Legendary French Restaurants

In between giving lectures on moral philosophy to errant professors of economics, I have been making my way from Nice to Paris, stopping at the top-rated restaurants of the Michelin guide. So far, we have visited <i>La</i> <i>Palme D’Or</i> in Cannes, <i>Maison Pic</i> in Valence and <i>La Pyramide</i> in Vienne.<p>Still ahead lie</i> …