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A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

How to have the perfect road trip with the 'Airbnbs' of everything

Picture the perfect road trip: Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in a retro-fabulous Airstream trailer, camping amid idyllic scenery and dining with …

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Deal: Fly to New Zealand and spend 3 days in Tahiti for $1,148

Air Tahiti Nui has an unbeatable deal for travelers interested in going to New Zealand and adding stops in French Polynesia. You can fly round trip from Los Angeles to Auckland and pay a three-day visit to Tahiti for $1,148. Spend an extra $200 and you can add a day trip to Bora Bora.<p><b>The deal:</b> The …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

Financial planners share the smartest decisions they've seen clients make with their money

Financial planners see it all.<p>Not only do they get an inside look into their clients' spending, saving, earnings, and investments, but they can see past the numbers to the people behind them: their clients' ambitions, fears, priorities ... and decisions.<p>Below, six certified financial planners …

40 incredible restaurants you should eat at in your lifetime

Some restaurants offer delicious food, incredible views, and an amazing atmosphere — and people travel around the world just to eat at them.<p>From a snow village in Finland to an underwater restaurant in the Maldives to the best restaurant in the world on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, here …

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

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How to book a first class ticket on Singapore Airlines for almost no cost

I won't go into detail on the Suites and all their amenities here since you can find that information in previous posts, but suffice it to say that they're pretty spectacular.<p>Not only are the 12 Suites on each A380 semi-private, with fully closing doors, but they convert into full-length beds …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

The 44 best restaurants in America

We combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.<p>We gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on how many lists the restaurant appeared on and how high it appeared on lists that were …

Tesla’s secret breakthrough home battery detailed: Everything you need to know

Tesla will announce a new product at the end of April that’s not a car, CEO Elon Musk recently announced without revealing any further details. Even …

Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses

Eric Evenchick knows what it’s like to be at the mercy of modes of transport. That might be why the former Tesla intern is so keen to hack his way to gaining greater control over the vehicles he travels in. When we speak over encrypted call app RedPhone, he’s stuck in Hong Kong airport waiting for …

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A Winter Road Trip Around Kauai

The quintessential American vacation is a road trip. There is no better way to explore the country's dramatic and varied landscapes, breathtaking vistas, quaint small towns, and regional subcultures than by loading up the car and hitting the open road. However, the unpredictability of weather in …