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The Secrets to Smart Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

Thanks to Avis for partnering on this post. It’s hard not to dread holiday travel. Sure, you end up somewhere great— visiting with family, sunning yourself on a tropical island— but the getting there? It can be a nightmare. There are a few tried-and-true tricks that I employ whenever I travel that make the experience more tolerable. The key, I’ve found, is to plan ahead, control what you can control, and surrender to the rest. Sometimes your flight will get delayed (as…

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Work + Travel

Renting a car just got ridiculously easy

Avis Now App

I rarely rent a car when I travel, mostly because of how dismal the experience has been. Topping my list of activities that make me cringe are: Waiting in a long line to get my car The lengthy check-in process, chock full of forms, signatures and questions I never remember how to answer Mystery inventory— not knowing what car you’ll get until you get to the front of the line Waiting in a long line to return the car So…

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Work + Travel

11 Ways to Seriously Transform Your Home Office

If you work from home, either full-time or even just occasionally, organizing and outfitting your home office (or tiny workspace) shouldn’t be an afterthought. In fact, lots of research has shown that your space and desk can significantly affect your mood and productivity. Studies have shown, for example, that the type of lighting you use can make you sleepier or more alert, and how cluttered or neat your desk is can impact choices you make throughout the day—and even your creativity.…

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Apps Work + Travel

Are you a five-star passenger? How check your Uber rating

uber rating

You may not know it, but every time you use Uber (which if you’re anything like me is probably pretty often at this point), you’re not the only one dishing out an Uber rating. Just like you get to assess the driver’s performance by granting zero (is this beat-up car even going to make it to the destination?) to five (like a prince in a carriage!) stars, the driver is able to rate you as passenger. You’re then given an…

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Living Work + Travel

10 digital ways to go “back to school”, grown-up style

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Every fall you re-live the excitement of back-to-school season via your kids. New teachers, new topics, new textbooks! But just because your classroom days are long gone doesn’t mean you can’t keep tapping into the power of acquiring knowledge. In fact, fall is the perfect time to master something new—like a technical or creative skill, a language, or the facts on a topic that fascinates you. For me, learning is life-long… I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself, conquer new things, master…

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Wellness Work + Travel

7 simple ways to stay focused (and fight technology distraction)

stay focused

There are a bazillion tech solutions that are supposed to make every aspect of life faster and easier. So why do so many people feel like technology slows them down and makes life and work harder?  Trust me, I’m not immune: My business revolves around my laptop, which can be a tool of record-breaking productivity or, 16 browser tabs later, can completely overwhelm me. Oh, and can we just discuss Pinterest? Distraction City.  As the school season begins and the kids need to create…

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