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The travel insurance in your wallet you didn't know you had

I recently wrote about a new air travel insurance plan called AirCare, which provides cash payouts on the spot if your flight is delayed more than two hours for any reason, if your luggage is lost, delayed or stolen, if a flight delay causes you to miss a connecting flight, or if you're stuck on …

They already have to replace the turf at the 49ers' new $1.2 billion stadium

It’s been four days since the 49ers played their first game at the new Levi’s Stadium, and part of the field is already being ripped up and replaced.<p>The stadium cost $1.2 billion to build. But, you know, those first four days are the toughest on the turf.<p>From CSN Bay Area:<p>Coach Jim Harbaugh brought …

Talking Tech: 7 alternatives to Facebook Messenger

SANTA MONICA -- Facebook had a lot of people talking this week about new changes to its popular messaging app -- if you want to chat on Facebook, you'll have to download the separate Facebook Messenger app and keep it running at the same time as Facebook.<p>"That's kind of a pain," says Facebook user …

Hotel Booking Sites To Save You Money | Nomadic Matt

As much as I love hostels and other forms of cheap accommodation, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel: the clean room, comfy …

How To Always Find Cheap Flights | Nomadic Matt

UPDATED IN OCTOBER 2017<p>Since flights can represent the biggest part of your trip expenses, finding that hidden cheap deal can be just as important as …

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How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

When you picture your dream trip, what do you see? Is it a white-sand beach with fantastic surfing, or a hiking and camping expedition up in snow-capped mountains, or maybe you see yourself exploring the streets of a foreign city? Whatever your ideal expedition, it's a sure bet that your daydream …

Air Travel

Take better smartphone photos with these 15 tips

​<p>The best camera, as they say, is the one you have with you.<p>While smartphones don't take photos as well as a dedicated digital camera, you never leave home without your mobile device. Plus, not only is the quality getting better with each generation, they're ideal for editing your work (and perhaps …

Doing the Caesar Shuffle in Rome

With just under two days in Rome, our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour needs to be very well designed. We do what I call the "Caesar Shuffle" upon arrival (Colosseum, Forum, Capitoline Hill, and Pantheon). We go together to Campo de' Fiori and disperse to find dinner on our own before embarking on …

Italy

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: This so-called smart plug should be held back - CNET

<b>The Good</b> D-Link's $50 Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers remote control of your small appliances, including scheduling and energy usage stats -- a better value than the $60 Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, which has similar features.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Smart Plug isn't compatible with IFTTT, setup was surprisingly …

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Finally, fitness trackers measure up

There's a lot to love about the latest round of lifestyle tracking bands. The Jawbone UP24 is super simple and massively motivational. The new Withings Pulse O2 gives other bands serious screen-envy. And Shine, by Misfit Wearables, is a whole lot more than a pretty face. If you could put all three …

This Hungarian-American Mathematician May Have Been Smarter Than Einstein

John von Neumann, born in Budapest in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1930, was a seminal thinker in mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), …

Quantum Mechanics

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Travelers fall victim to scams overseas

Frequent business traveler Joyce Gioia knew she had been scammed when a server in a Beijing tea room handed her a bill for $82.89 in late March.<p>Gioia's walk from her hotel to the Forbidden City had been interrupted by two strangers — young Chinese women who asked whether they could practice their …

Travel Guides to Destinations Around the World

These travel guides aim to give you the best and most up to date information on the major travel destinations around the world. Here you will find …

Travel Guides

How to Cope with Travel Mistakes

I make a lot of mistakes. Despite years of constant travel to over 70 countries, I can’t believe how often I still make rookie mistakes when I should …

Genealogy of Baseball Teams

Chronicles the origin and evolution of every major league baseball team from the inception of the National League in 1876 to the present day. Trace …

Baseball

Old school vs. new school as academic publishers brawl over Web

The competition for prominence in academic publishing heated up this week as a traditional company, Elsevier, tangled with a Digital Era rival, Academia.edu.<p>Academia.edu publishes research papers for free online after researchers upload them. On Friday, the company took down some papers after …

13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

You already know the basics: Climate change is a real and imminent threat, fracking has more to it than meets the eye and mother nature will <i>never</i> cease to amaze us. But if you really want to impress everyone over Thanksgiving dinner, here are 13 exceptional facts about all that surrounds us, thanks …

10 E-Cards That Will Do The Breaking Up For You

A few weeks before the holiday season, many couples start calling it quits for fear of being stuck in a bad relationship through Valentine's Day -- it's known as breakup season.<p>In light of the occasion, we collected cards from someecards.com to to help love-lost partners who are too chicken to pull …

10 Reasons We're Jealous of European Kitchens

We Americans excel at many things: muscle cars, primetime dramas, and fast food are just a few of our greatest hits. Like recent Adam Sandler movies, …

Kitchens

Insurance industry readied while Obama slept: Column

Now the president wants to blame them unpopular insurance companies for his own mistakes.<p>On Thursday, President Obama announced that he was giving insurance companies the option of continuing health insurance polices they have already canceled.<p>Given the political trouble he has been in over these …

HealthCare.gov handling more volume, Zients says

The site will be able to handle more traffic each day, Zients says.<p>WASHINGTON — The HealthCare.gov website, the federal exchange where Americans can shop for health insurance, went through its first week without outages and provided users with faster response times, President Obama's appointee to …

Rough week for health care law ends with few answers

WASHINGTON — A tumultuous week for President Obama's signature health care law wrapped up Friday with the House passing a bill to allow insurers to continue offering health care plans that do not meet new federal standards the law established.<p>The Senate is unlikely to vote on the bill and Obama has …

TECH NOW: Fall fitness gadgets keep you active all winter

There are a ton of brand new fitness gadgets coming out just in time for winter.<p>It's fall, and we all know what that means: shorter days, colder weather, longer sleeves, and, of course, the inevitable extra holiday pounds. So it should come as no surprise that there are a ton of new fitness gadgets …

New products: Device calculates your walking mileage

This weekly roundup takes a look at the practical and sometimes quirky aspects of tech products.<p><b>DEVICE KEEPS PACE</b><p>Think you walk a lot at work? The Misfit Shine can calculate your mileage. Small enough to wear on your wrist or around your neck, the personal activity monitor can transmit the data it …