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A strong dollar makes travel in Europe very attractive right now – with one important caveat

Many Americans, facing record high inflation and interest rates, cannot afford to travel right now. But for the lucky ones who can, this could be the perfect time to book a trip to Europe. The British pound fell to its lowest level against the US dollar on Monday, and the euro, which fell below parity …

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The 3 things a person can do to maintain peak brain health, according to researchers

article FILE – Two women talk on a park bench on September 27, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images) Newly published research on keeping the human brain sharp underscores the old adage “use it or lose it.” A research paper published last month in the journal Brain Sciences by scientists in Norway …

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Travel costs are rising, but travelers are still not canceling their plans

Tales of summer travel sure ain’t what they used to be. Instead of sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now focus on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation that could derail a much-needed return to summer travel in 2022. Travel conversations on Twitter dropped 75% from April to May, while discussions …

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Should I invest in bonds when interest rates are rising?

Welcome to Select’s latest advice column, Getting your money right. Financial advisor Christine O’Keefe Merrick will answer your pressing money questions. (You can read her final installment here how to diversify an investment portfolio to reduce risk and losses.) Got a question you want to ask? Drop us a note at [email protected] duel | Moment …

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The Disturbing TikTok Trend Possible Cause of Increase in Car Thefts of Kia and Hyundai Models – Pasadena Now

The number of car thefts involving Kia and Hyundai models in Pasadena has more than doubled in the past year. While the Pasadena Police Department did not attribute the rise to TikTok’s troubling challenge of encouraging the theft of Kia and Hyundai cars, other cities across the country that have seen similar dramatic increases in …

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Three common travel disasters and what to do about them

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. Air travel is a mess these days, given this summer’s onslaught of flight delays and cancellations. In fact, the on-time arrival rate hasn’t been this low since 2014, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In the first six months of 2022, more than 20% of …

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Liz Weston: 6 new rules for smarter travel in Europe

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe – and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staff shortages have led to massive queues and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, hotel and taxi prices have soared. Then there were the record high temperatures that caused roads, airport runways and rail lines to buckle, leading to further disruptions. Our family …

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