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Make Money and Grow Your Bank Account with These iPhone Apps

Everyone likes making and saving money – but did you know your iPhone or iPad can help? There are apps for selling old stuff, investing your spare …

Personal Finance

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

8 Travel Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Trip

It’s 2018, and so, it’s no secret that there’s an app for nearly everything. From booking a car service to having food delivered straight to your …

Apps

These Scavenger Hunts Help You Explore New York City in a Whole New Way

Dust off your brain and don your comfiest pair of walking shoes.<p>Fun, quirky, and educational, Watson Adventures has created scavenger hunts in more …

New York City

10 mighty mountains that (almost) anyone can summit

The world’s tallest mountain (Everest) is probably out of your reach unless you have mountaineering experience and a cool $50,000 to spare. But you can still summit some pretty impressive peaks around the world with nothing more than willpower and a decent level of fitness.<p><b>Mount Fuji, Japan</b><p>Mount …

Hiking

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

SXSW

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

"World's tallest" roller coaster coming to Orlando in 2016

Both Skyscraper and Skyplex shall be situated on Orlando's International Drive. Skyplex features a total floorspace of around 46,000 sq m (495,000 sq …

Tony Hsieh: Downtown Vegas Is “A Mini-TED Conference Every Weekend”

The CEO of Zappos wants downtown Las Vegas to “make you smarter.”<p><b>More from the 2014 AIA Convention:</b> <br>“We Have Designed Cities To Make People Ill” <br>“On Behalf Of Women Architects I Express Our Collective And Respectful Anger” <br>Rahm Emanuel: Rethinking Space Is “Essential For A City”<p>“A great brand is a …

Urban Planning

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

11 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Your Next Car Rental

Unfortunately, there's a bewildering array of rental companies, locations, cars, and optional features that can affect the price of a rental. As a result, the actual cost of a rental can end up much higher than advertised.<p>In response, some travelers have turned to the simplified user experience of …

Carsharing

Artist creates multicolored trees that grow 40 different types of fruit

Van Aken began the Tree of 40 Fruit project in 2008 and has been creating new trees and developing the process ever since. The artist had recently …

National Oyster Day Aug 5! 5 Fab Oyster Fests

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Austin: The Men’s Health City Guide | Men's Health

<b>Qui</b><br>Funky and fusion-y, chef Paul Qui’s namesake restaurant is a must-visit for foodie pilgrims. A recent tasting menu featured smoked short ribs with fish caramel, yuzu kosho, black lime, and kimchi.<p><b>Tamale House East</b><br>When Bobby Vasquez passed away earlier this year, Austin lost one of its great …

Adventure Travel

Starwood’s keyless entry takes self-service to a new level

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Starwood<p>Later this week, ten Starwood hotels will let customers use their smartphones to unlock their hotel room …

Etihad's Three-Room Suite Is Finally Ready for Takeoff

Abu Dhabi’s national carrier, Etihad, showcased on Thursday the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with “the only three-room suite in the …

18 Perfect Gifts For The World Traveler

Getting patted down at security, dealing with flight delays, waiting in endless lines, and fighting over power outlets — sometimes it can be a bit too much to handle.<p>Whether traveling for business or pleasure, these fun gifts are sure to make any trip a bit nicer.<p>From NASA-designed products made to …

Shopping

Top Ten Movie Locations to Visit in and Around Pittsburgh PA

Are you a film buff? If so, Pittsburgh PA has the makings of a perfect getaway.<p>With three rivers, 446 bridges, and a New Yorkish downtown, Pittsburgh makes a compelling backdrop for movies. Known as "Hollywood of the East," this city has been central to the motion picture industry since silent …

Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

Hospitality

‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free.<p>When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his …

Flying

The 9 most overlooked road trips in the United States - Matador Network

1. The Texas BBQ Trail<p>What to expect<p>In addition to the post-BBQ stomach ache, you can also look forward to drives through small, historic towns with …

The 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in the World

<i>By Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: courtesy of restaurant)</i><p>As the World's 50 Best Restaurants releases its annual list of gastronomic excellence, <i>AD</i> spotlights 25 of the most beautifully designed honorees. El Celler de Can Roca (above) in Girona, Spain, ranks #1 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. …

São Paulo

6 Stunning Italian Castles You Can Actually Stay in

Many of us have dreamt of living in a castle...after all, it often comes with quite a few perks! Well, we're all about making dreams a reality here at Oyster.com, so we scoured Italy -- from the countryside to the cobblestoned city streets -- to find stunning castles you can actually stay in. These …

Beginner's Guide to Adventure Travel

<i>Grand Canyon National Park / Flickr</i><p>This may come as surprise, but even if you've never heard the term, you've likely engaged in some form of adventure travel. That kayaking shore excursion you took on your cruise to Alaska? That counts. The cooking class you took the last time you were in Paris? …

If You Could Go Anywhere: 10 Bucket-List Travel Destinations

A change of location can feed both body and mind. There is so much to see and do around the globe. The only question becomes where to begin. Attributed to Augustine of Hippo, "The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only one page." Start the next chapter of your journey today.<p><b>Begin</b> …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Keukenhof …

National Parks

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel