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Don't Quit Your Job to Travel the World

While I encourage everyone and anyone to follow their dreams, I'm still a realist at the end of the day. If you're looking to read an inspirational yet unbalanced opinion, I'm sorry but I can't be that person for you. With that said, I want to reiterate a few reasons why I think it's important to …

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7 Affordable Online Stores That Are About to Become Your New Zara

Forgive me, checking account, for I have sinned.<p>It's the first-worldliest of #FirstWorldProblems, but shopper's block is (1) very real and (2) <i>very</i> annoying when you're in need — not want — of new clothes. Put a pause on your regular retail routine and make way for seven of the high street's newest, …

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

Cigars aren't the island nation's only export<p>For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now …

Nepal earthquake: British doctor who saved 23 lives after Everest avalanche hailed a hero

Nepal earthquake 2015,Mount Everest,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Nepal,World news,UK news<p>Rachel Tullet suffered serious injuries to her leg but helped keep climbers and Sherpas alive until help arrived<p>Survivors of the avalanche at Everest base camp have been describing how a British doctor …

8 Drugstore Lipstick Formulas To Buy Right Now

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Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichᅢᄅs of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.<p>The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live …

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17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

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5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.<p><i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget …

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23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Different From the Norm: 12 Unique Hotel Stays in NYC

Forget chain hotels with cookie-cutter appointments: In NYC, there is a new and exciting hotel waiting to be discovered on nearly every street corner (you just probably haven't noticed them before).<p>New York City is a one-of-a-kind town. So it only seems right that your stay in the Big Apple be …

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And Now, For No Good Reason, Here Are 40 Photos Of Vin Diesel Giving A Thumbs-Up

A few notes before we begin.<p>Number 1: This post contains 40 pictures of Vin Diesel giving someone, usually a photographer, a thumbs-up. They are presented in no particular order or grouping. They just are, as art is intended to be. Scroll down and let the whole experience wash over you. It’s …

Pixar Movie Supercut Explores the Use of Color