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Airbnb has spent more than $8 million fighting a proposed law in San Francisco

The housing rental site has put up more than $8 million to fight a ballot initiative that would put strict restrictions on the city's short term rentals, according to campaign contribution filings.<p>In comparison, the largest contributor to the opposition's campaign is a hotel labor union that …

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A Park Ranger's Guide to A Ranger’s Guide to Acadia

The first national park east of the Mississippi, Maine’s <b>Acadia National Park</b> comprises nearly 50,000 acres of rocky coastline on Mount Desert Island and environs. Though one of America’s smaller national parks, Acadia is one of its most visited and beloved.<p>This glorious patchwork of parkland, …

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thích Nhất Hạnh.

<i>To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.</i><p>~ Thich Nhat Hanh<p>I was visiting a friend …

5 Steps to Meditate Anywhere

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow for a full-blown mat practice, you can still quiet your mind.<p>Yoga and meditation teacher to the stars Alanna …

Six West Coast Destinations for Yoga Lovers

When planning a vacation, it can often feel like you have to choose between a relaxing trip and an adventurous one. But it doesn't necessarily have to be an either/or scenario -- especially when you incorporate yoga into your West Coast vacation in North America. Yoga is a long-praised way of …

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

Tiananmen Square Still Haunts Photographer Brothers After 25 Years

Two well-known photojournalists, identical twins, were witness to the hopeful protest and its violent aftermath<p>David Turnley was in Paris when he got the call. His brother Peter was in Beijing to cover the visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to China but was on the line with different, more …

Transcend Introduces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards Up to 128GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

Transcend has introduced new JetDrive Lite expansion cards designed to increase the storage capacity of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The cards provide up to 128 GB of additional storage for less than $100.<p>The new JetDrive Lite expansion cards are tailor-made with a flush …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

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How Pharrell's 'Happy' Is Spawning Amazing Travel Videos From Around the Globe

“Happy” is everywhere. You cannot escape it, you cannot out-run it, you cannot stop hearing it everywhere, you cannot wish it away.<p>So the best …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

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A look at the Android world outside of Google's control

The dominance of Android in the smartphone market worldwide is still growing. Google continues to improve the platform. Manufacturers are producing a great range of devices. But the future doesn’t look rosy to everyone. Is there a storm on the horizon? Could forked versions of the platform spell …

11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know

Searching the web for information is a skill. Yes, you can enter a term into Google and find information, but by using a few simple tricks, you can …

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