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'Broad City' Actress Abbi Jacobson to Host Virgin Atlantic In-Flight Comedy Festival

Jacobson will curate the lineup for the festival, which takes place on September 28.<p>If you're a fan of <i>Broad City</i> (and geeking out over the new season like many of us at the <i>Traveler</i> office), you're going to love Virgin Atlantic's #LiveFromVirgin Comedy Festival: On September 28, the airline will …

Airlines

Where to Exchange Currency—and How to Be Smart About It

Almost anywhere other than the airport is going to be a better bet.<p>Exchanging your money at the airport is kind of like buying a beer at a baseball game: Even though $10 seems like way too much to pay for it, if you walk by and the line is short, you might just do it anyway. Much like knowing …

Banking

The Best Debit Card for International Travel

Getting the right card can save you a lot of money.<p>For all the joy that comes from traveling, the lead-up can gnaw away at your excitement. Few aspects of planning cause as much stress as money. Even after you've booked your tickets and hotel, you'll still need cash, and banks love to charge you …

Banking

The Best Travel Credit Card

There are plenty of options out there, but one card is worth its weight in gold (or metal, anyway).<p>Choosing a credit card has more variables than an AP calculus exam; APY, annual fees, and rewards programs, just to name a few. It’s hard to know which card suits you best, as everyone’s spending …

Airlines

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: All the Differences, Explained

Your complete guide, here.<p>A few months ago, I was flying out of New York's JFK Airport when I got into a disagreement with a TSA officer in the PreCheck line, who told me that—long story short—it didn't matter whether or not I had Global Entry, as it was a different program than TSA PreCheck and …

Airlines

Countries That Use U.S. Dollars

Though we don’t like to admit it, Americans have a reputation for not always adapting to local customs. Granted, a lot of the world speaks some English, but sometimes local currencies can be just as confusing as Greek street grids or Chinese menus. It's convenient, then, that many countries around …

United States

Room With a View: The Best Hotel Views Around the World

We've stayed in some spectacularly designed hotels, resorts, and villas over the years. But sometimes, even the decor can't distract from a breathtaking view out the window. Whether in Amsterdam's city center or on safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park, these hotel room views have us asking …

Hotels

Alice Waters on free speech and the making of a counterculture cook

<b>Alice Waters was reluctant.</b><p>“Reluctant” isn’t a word often associated with the celebrated food icon and activist. But when it came to her new book, the third and final installment in a contract, she considered giving the money back and forgoing the project altogether. “I didn’t feel like I had …

UC Berkeley

Some states have more student debt than others — here’s why

With 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduating with loans, student debt is becoming an almost universal experience, but that experience may differ depending on where you live.<p>The average student debt load in each state ranges from $20,000 in Utah to $36,350 in New Hampshire, according to a …

Students

Big insurance shock for domestic partners

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Unmarried gay and lesbian couples looking for domestic partner health care benefits may have a shock this open enrollment season, especially if they work for small- or medium-size employers. The 2018 Open Enrollment period runs from …

Health Care

The one thing never to do during a job interview

There is one misstep for job-seekers that’s viewed even worse than arriving late.<p>When interviewing for a new job, your assessment can begin long before you shake the hiring manager’s hand. In fact, the most important person to impress — or, at least, one of them — may be the one sitting at the …

Employment

The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 — but you will need this skill

As companies try to understand consumer behavior, data scientists are in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000 and a job-satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5, data scientist was ranked No. 1 on the “Best Jobs in America” list in 2016 and 2017 based on the number of job openings, …

Big Data

These life-science stocks provide biotech-like performance without the gyrations

Are you looking to invest in companies with a good shot at growing even faster than the U.S. technology giants that have been performing so well?<p>Michael Santoli pointed out in this CNBC article that the S&P 500 Life Sciences Tools and Services subsector has greatly outperformed the broader market …

Stocks

Desus and Mero Discuss Morgan Freeman's Message About Trump's America

On Monday, the Committee to Investigate Russia released a video of actor Morgan Freeman pitching an idea for an international spy thriller. It follows the harrowing tale of our brave nation being manipulated into distrusting our political system at the hands of a former KGB spy. But by the end, …

Morgan Freeman

How a White Kid Escaped Punishment After Killing a Black Man

'Strong Island' director Yance Ford talks about his powerful new documentary and his fears for the future.<p>All families have their own stories; the Fords' story is one of bloodshed. In April 1992, black 24-year-old teacher William Ford Jr. was gunned down by Mark Reilly, a white 19 year-old …

Prison

The 'House of Cards' Creator Is Sending Sean Penn to Space

The Hulu show will follow humanity's journey to settle Mars, from the astronauts and their families, to the ground control team on Earth.<p>It looks as if two-time Academy Award-winner and one-time drug lord interviewer Sean Penn is going to make the leap from film to television in a new Hulu show …

House of Cards

How Spike Jonze Got His Start Making Skate Videos

On an all-new episode of VICELAND's <i>EPICLY LATER'D</i>, we look back on Spike Jonze's early days as one of the best skate videographers in the game and sit down with the filmmaker, the skaters he shot, and the folks he inspired. Before Jonze started directing movies, he ushered skate videos into a new …

Documentaries

Barn owls don't lose their hearing with age, scientists find

Findings leave researchers hopeful that understanding hearing preservation in birds could lead to new treatment possibilities for deaf humans<p>If ageing humans had ears like those of barn owls they would never need hearing aids, scientists have shown.<p>The birds, whose sensitivity to sound helps them …

Birds

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

TEOTITLÁN DEL VALLE, Mexico — As a child, Porfirio Gutiérrez hiked into the mountains above the village with his family each fall, collecting the plants they would use to make colorful dyes for blankets and other woven goods.<p>They gathered pericón, a type of marigold that turned the woolen skeins a …

Mexico

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.<p>The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses a …

Birds

Genes Color a Butterfly’s Wings. Now Scientists Want to Do It Themselves.

Only nature can paint the gorgeous colors and patterns on a butterfly’s wings. But scientists said on Monday that they have mastered the first steps and hope in time to control the entire coloring system, making it possible to design living butterfly wings.<p>The patterning and colors on butterflies’ …

Biology

Bold Conservation Ideas Go From Concept To Reality On This New Collaboration Platform

Conservation X Labs wants to get engineers, economists, product developers, and innovators collaborating on environmental stewardship projects.<p>“The problem with conservation,” says Alex Dehgan, “is that it’s only filled with conservationists.” Dehgan himself has a background in evolutionary biology …

Innovation

Future Cities, Built for People and Not Cars, Could Look Like This

'Technology’s end-goal is to be invisible.'<p>If you looked at an aerial view of Chicago, Toronto, or Los Angeles, you’d see three grids. But this …

Cities

Here's How Much You Need to Exercise to Make Up for a Day of Desk Sitting

Researchers of a sedentary lifestyle study have good news for office workers who find themselves trapped behind a desk every day from 9 to 5. The …

Wellness

This Secret Button on Your Airplane Seat Will Instantly Give You More Space

Ever wish you could just press a button and your airplane seat would become instantly less confining? Well, you can. Kind of.<p>As a traveler, there’s a …

Airlines

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know - Cooking Light

1 of 25<p>1. Make Hard-Cooked Eggs a Cinch to Peel<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>2. Make the Best Roasted Veggies<p>3 of 25<p>3. Improvise a Brush<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 25<p>4. …

Cooking

This Is the Most Popular Hotel on TripAdvisor

Hotels around the world pull out all the stops to attract would-be visitors to their establishments, but one factor plays into bookings more than any …

Hotels

The 7 Best Books of the Year So Far, As Chosen by Amazon

There are more than three months left in 2017, but the best reads of the year are beginning to crystallize—just in time for holiday shopping season, …

Books

Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight? Here Are 7 Reasons Why

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 …

Weight Loss

China's Richest Man Says He Doesn't Have Time to Spend His Money

Jack Ma is worth more than $46 billion<p>Alibaba CEO Jack Ma may be the wealthiest man in China, but he says there's a big downside to being so rich.<p>"I …

Wealth