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The holiday hotspots where A-listers like the Beckhams, Kate Moss and Rihanna rang in the New Year

“While most of us spend the last few hours of the year at a house party or an overcrowded club, it’s a whole different story for members of the A-list.
And the turn of 2015 saw more stars than ever flock to some of the world’s most exclusive resorts to end the year in style.
Here are the places where the rich and famous sang Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight.

Simon Cowell spends every New Year’s Eve in Barbados and throws a lavish party at the Sandy Lane Hotel.

Mark Wahlberg is another A-lister who saw out 2014 in the Caribbean alongside his wife Rhea and their four children
And, of course, it wouldn’t be the festive season in Barbados without Rihanna. The superstar, who was born on the paradise island, returned to her homeland for the holidays where she eschewed a white Christmas for a sizzling, red hot one as she frolicked on the beach in a bikini.
However, it wasn’t long before Rihanna hopped on a luxury yacht to travel the 600 km to St Barts to ring in the New Year with a host of other celebrities, including rap mogul P Diddy.

MIAMI
If the bold and the beautiful of Hollywood ever get sick of jetting to the Caribbean for their New Year bashes, they can always stay in their own back yard and head to Miami. Usher hosted a VIP night at top Miami nightclub E11EVEN to bring in the New Year

No Entourage? Actor Adrian Grenier spent New Year’s Eve on the beach before watching his band The Skins perform

But what the city is most famous for is it’s wild nightlife, and making the most of a never-ending supply of clubs and VIP parties this year include the likes of Real Housewives’ stars Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon and Bethenny Frankel.
Leann Rimes also soaked up the sun on a post-festive break.” (via dailymail.co.uk) by MARC JACKSON and COLETTE FAHY

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Carry-On Pet Policies by Airline: The Full Rundown

If you’re looking to bring your fur baby on a plane, the rules can be complicated. We took a look at carry-on policies by airline and collected them here, in one easy reference. Some rules, however, are universal: Passengers flying with pets must make reservations over the phone and check-in must be done at the airport counter. All pets (one per passenger) must be transported in a carrier that is leak-proof, escape-proof, provides ventilation on at least two sides, and fits under the seat in front of you – the carrier also counts as one of your carry-on items. Don’t forget to ask the airline the maximum size carrier it allows onboard when making flight arrangements.

Fido must stay in his carrier from gate-to-gate, and is required to be able to stand up, turn around, and lie down in a natural position inside it. Airlines are not responsible for the well-being of pets, and if there is an emergency in the cabin, oxygen won’t be administered to your pet. Also, your airline reserves the right to deny boarding to pets if they are ill or aggressive towards your fellow passengers. As a precaution, make sure you have vaccination certificates and identification tags when appropriate.

JetBlue: Passengers with cats and small dogs only — no other kinds of animals are allowed — have to pay an additional $100 each way on domestic and international flights. The combined weight of your pet and the carrier cannot exceed 20 pounds, and only four pets are allowed — total — per flight. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. JetBlue recommends that you choose a window or aisle seat.

Delta: When flying with Delta, you’re permitted to bring an at least 10-week-old dog, cat, or household bird, though Tweety can only travel within the United States. The cost is $75-$200 each way, depending on the destination. Pets are not allowed to fly to or from about a dozen destinations — including Hawaii — so check before you book. Delta’s policy is that only one pet per carrier is allowed, though there are two exceptions: one female cat or dog may travel with her un-weaned litter if the litter is 10 weeks to six months old, or two pets of the same species and size between the age of 10 weeks and six months may be allowed to travel in one carrier — they just have to be small enough to fit comfortably together. Only two pets, total, are allowed each in first class and domestic business class; four can travel in the main cabin.” (via blog.shermanstravel.com/) by Christine Dayao

Click here to read about the other airlines

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Google search: 15 hidden features

Calculator
Google’s calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic maths (5+6 or 3*2) it can do logarithmic calculations, and it knows constants (like e and pi), as well as functions like Cos and Sin. Google can also translate numbers into binary code – try typing ’12*3 in binary’.

Site search
By using the ‘site:’ keyword, you can make Google only return results from one site. So for example, you could search for “site:telegraph.co.uk manchester united” and only get stories on Manchester United from the Telegraph website.

Conversions
Currency conversions and unit conversions can be found by using the syntax: <amount> <unit1> in <unit2>. So for example, you could type ’1 GBP in USD’, ’20 C in F’ or ’15 inches in cm’ and get an instant answer.

Time zones
Search for ‘time in <place>’ and you will get the local time for that place, as well as the time zone it is in.

Translations
A quick way to translate foreign words is to type ‘translate <word> to <language>’. So for example, ‘translate pomme to english’ returns the result apple, and ‘translate pomme to spanish’ returns the result ‘manzana’.

Check flight status
If you type in a flight number, the top result is the details of the flight and its status. So, for example, typing in BA 335 reveals that British Airways flight 335 departs Paris at 15.45 today and arrives at Heathrow Terminal 5 at 15.48 local time.” (via telegraph.co.uk) by Sophie Curtis

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Southwest Airlines Cyber week sale till Dec. 8

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There is no better time than cyber week to book the getaway you’ve been waiting for.

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Book a flight + hotel vacation package to any destination we offer, and save up to $200 per reservation ($25 per night, up to eight nights) when using the promotion code  SAVENOW200  at the time of booking.

Plus, check out our bonus daily deal for additional savings to popular destinations. Check back each day for a new deal and destination.

Get a $100 wireless bill credit when you buy an smartphone from AT&T

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2 examples of what’s available - Offer valid until Monday 12/1/14
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2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

“Veterans Day is next Tuesday Nov.11 and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks!

Two notes before jumping in:

  • Proof of Military Service. Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Drivers License with Veterans Designation, Photograph in uniform, be wearing uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.
  • Participation. Second, always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info.” (via militarywallet.com) by  Ryan Guina

Click here to read the rest of 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts 

A few examples-

Applebee’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2014: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2014. Free All you can eat hotcakes. For active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service.

California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2014. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. 

Carraba’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required. 


Medjet Assist for piece of mind when you travel

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Medjet Travel Protection

Domestic or international. Business or pleasure. A Medjet membership is your peace of mind in the event of a medical mishap while traveling. Because Medjet is a membership program and not a health insurance plan or travel insurance plan you have more control over your healthcare. Unlike the competition, MedjetAssist arranges medical flight and medical repatriation services for its members, both worldwide and domestically.

Their members choose if they want to continue their hospital care at their home hospital, or any other hospital of their choice in their home country, through our network of authorized affiliates. And there are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on total air-medical transport expenses. .

Unlike the medical transport benefit of most traditional travel insurance plans, Medjet allows the member to decide if they want to be transported regardless if adequate care is already available. The choice is theirs.

It’s that simple! In contrast, health and travel insurance plans, emergency assistance type plans, and platinum card benefits require that a transfer be medically required. In other words, as long as the care at a hospital is deemed adequate, transferring to another hospital is not an option. This is the Medjet difference.

Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8

“The minute you download and install iOS 8, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, you should take note of these privacy steps in order to lock down your device.

iOS 8 has a number of new features tied to your location. It also has new privacy settings, allowing users to limit how long data is stored for, such as message expiry features and new private browsing settings.

Before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, these first seven settings need to be checked, and if necessary, changed.

Some examples-
-Limit apps from tracking your location in the background<
-Allow iMessages, voice, and video to expire over time
-Prevent apps from accessing, uploading your data”( via zdnet.com) by ack Whittaker for Between the Lines

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The Inflight Reader App Offers Travelers Free Magazines

“Inflight Digital announced a new app, the Inflight Reader App, which allows travelers to download magazines for 24 hours onto their tablets and smart phones while traveling.

The app senses when a user is inside one of the more than 500 airports across the country and then unlocks a library of different magazine titles and allows users the opportunity to select their favorite publications. The magazine is gone after 24 hours. For others who want to continue reading, they can purchase the magazine within the app.”(via theurbandaily.com) by Shenequa A. Golding

The Inflight Reader app is  available for iPads, Kindle Fire HDs and Android tablets.

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$50 Off Your First Audi A4 Rental of 2 Days or More

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LG Free, Samsung $4.99 – Disposable Throw Away cell phones

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Take two separate trips. Earn one night FREE at over 1,500 hotels!

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After every two qualifying trips with arrival between September 4 and November 12, 2014,
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Enter to win a trip to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

Click here to Enter to win a trip to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival (Disneyworld Florida). From Transitions Optical and Chase.

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