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Best Travel Deals and Destinations for 2015


travelTourist tips from the experts at The New York Times Travel Show

Even if the Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be more of a Snor’easter than a Nor’easter (though not in New England), this time of year has many of us dreaming about soothing, intriguing places to travel.

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James Brown, Vietnam and Race

jamesbrownbiopicThe Godfather of Soul did a good turn for his country by touring for troops

While critics debate what’s good and bad about the recently-released James Brown biopic, Get on Up, they’re missing something that those of us who grew up with Mr. Dynamite in the 1960s know better than most.

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HelloTel Is Like Tinder, But For Hotels

hellotelsocialBy now, you might've heard of Tinder, that dating app where, in about three seconds, you can choose your future uh -- soulmate (or simply swipe them away). Well, now there's a new dating app on the market -- it's kind of like Tinder, but for hotels. Say hi to HelloTel! 

The app doesn't quite offer the romance options that Tinder does -- HelloTel is more for socializing during your stay in a hotel. Instead of swiping left or right through potential flings, you check into your hotel on the app and say whether you're there for "business" or "socializing."

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How Much Is Your Childhood Memorabilia Worth?

gijoesIf you have collectibles, like a G.I. Joe from the '60s or a Superman lunchbox from the '50s, in your attic, you might be sitting on a treasure

The buzz about this Friday’s big-screen opening of The Avengers has sent prices rocketing for classic superhero comic books. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a copy of the 1963 comic book in which Iron Man made his debut just sold for a record $375,000 at auction. This follows a run of records shattered by other vintage Avengers-related comics in 2011 and 2012.

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5 Tips to Find Meaning and Purpose in Later Life

sailboatretirementHow to program your internal GPS in retirement

Throughout my middle years, I never questioned what held meaning in my life. The scaffolding of my identity as a successful college Chief Financial Officer and owner of a thriving software company was built into the job. What I did was who I was, and that was the end of it.

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