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‘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

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Prince Philip

The Best Cocktails, In Order From Worst To Best

In this fast-paced life, cocktails help us maintain a level of sanity (unless we've had too many, and then it can bring out some serious crazy). With the expert mixing of booze into a satisfying drink, we have an excuse to slow down for a minute. Cocktails help us relax after a hard day and they …

5 Pretty Good Reasons to Be an Atheist

People love lists. Am I right? So here is a list of five pretty good reasons why you should be an atheist. Now I know I am not going to convince everyone with this list because god-belief has been indoctrinated into our society for a long time and most people have been raised to believe in some …

Faith

Why you should always read the small print from Facebook

A casual -- and perhaps tipsy -- reveler at a California chowder house on Saturday might not have realized that Facebook was about to photograph and record them and keep the recordings for ever.<p>Please imagine you were to spend Saturday enjoying a little reading on the beach and then, perhaps, a …

Northern California

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

The adventure taught me an unbelievable amount about design’s power to solve problems and about my own capacities as a designer. Importantly, it …

The Start-of-Summer Movie List: 10 Must Sees

Wondering what to do with yourself at this moment as springtime makes its way to summer? If you’re looking for a little balance to your barbecue, a …

6 Ways to Save on a Trip to Europe

Ask anyone and they will tell you that traveling to Europe this summer will not be cheap, unless of course you want to go very early June or late …

The Best Movies of All Time - Subway Style Map

Eight Perfect Suitcases You'll Want to Use Forever

The forever suitcase: defined as the one bag that will last a lifetime, be your constant companion on trips of all kinds, and meet your particular travel needs, all without disintegrating into a pile of cheap materials before you even make it home. This is no carry-on bag, folks. This is a suitcase …

Shopping

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

European Travel

Himalaya, Nepal

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Best New Hotels Of 2013

<i>-- Editors, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Here at Condé Nast Traveler, we're obsessed with hotels -- that's why we're thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of our favorite new hotels that have opened in the past year. The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny …

Condé Nast

How much to tip in Europe?

This Is How Your Gmail Should Work

The iOS Gmail app went through a huge overhaul late last year that brought with it much more functionality and a better interface but those changes haven't translated to every Gmail app.<p>Designer Paul Burke has dreamt up this great Gmail concept that deeply integrates Google's Siri-like service …

Apps

Magnetic Putty is Completely Amazing/Terrifying | Colossal

<p>Magnetic putty is just like any other putty in that you can handle it, sculpt it, and squeeze it in a fist as you visualize your enemies. But place …

Yea or Nay? FDRL's Wooden Kitchen Knives

Ian Murchison and Rohan Thakar are the industrial designers behind FDRL, a/k/a The Federal, an Ottawa-based design consultancy. Their forthcoming …

11 Tips & Tricks to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half

There are only so many first dates you can go on so as to lower your grocery bills, right? There's got to be a better way. Especially since most dates are so traumatizing that afterwards, we generally want to curl up inside of a giant tub filled with Ben & Jerry's and/or spend a week at the Canyon …

Healthy Eating

10 Classic Italian Pastas

When one combines the words "authentic" and "Italian" in the same sentence, one is bound to get in trouble; each region, each town, each family has their <i>own</i> way, the <i>right</i> way. When it comes to pasta, the debates rage on. While we preach no <i>right</i> way here, we can preach a good way -- and here are ten …

A Trip to Paradise: Ayada Maldives

Because it just isn’t getting warm enough fast enough for some of us, Destination Design goes tropical this month to the Maldive Islands. The Ayada …

The secret life of New York City subway riders: Why they sit where they sit

Surrender a seat to a shuffling elder, or pretend not to notice his buckling knees? Remain in the same seat throughout the ride, or contend for a …

In Boston bombing, flood of digital evidence is a blessing and a curse

Forensic video experts weigh in on how the bomber might be exposed<p>As smoke clears from two deadly bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon, focus turns to identifying those responsible. And that’s no easy task. The massive number of cell phones and closed circuit …

Fixing this Excel error transforms high-debt countries from recession to growth

It looks like the most frequently cited justification for fiscal austerity in the aftermath of the global financial crisis is based on a boneheaded Microsoft Excel error.<p>When advanced economies began slumping in 2008, the immediate debate was whether to boost growth with short-term deficit spending …

Economics

How To Make Beer [Infographic]

Check out this beautiful 1933 brewing guide from the pages of Popular Science.<p>When the United States ratified the Twenty-First Amendment in 1933, <i>Popular Science</i> celebrated the end of Prohibition by getting completely wasted (probably) and publishing this lovely infographic on how to make beer. …