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Hostel Territory: The Down Low On No Frills Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Shared rooms, shared bathrooms, shared kitchen, and a ton of backpackers. Why, it's a hostel! Here's the great irony of booking a great hotel: How o...

Brands for Humans

Raphael Bemporad | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Raphael Bemporad

The role of brands in society must change. Here are five imperatives to stay relevant in a new marketplace and resilient for a new world. Like few t...

You Can Live On This Perfect Private Island For $395 A Night

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel

If you’ve ever dreamed of running away to a private island, but aren’t dripping with excess cash or looking to go full-on “Castaway,” we’ve ...

Monopolies & Elitism: 5 Ways You Might Be the Elitist You Abhor

Robert Hall | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Robert Hall

In an age where we talk incessantly about the virtues of equality, local empowerment, engagement, freedom of choice, small business and democracy, the forces of monopoly seem to be gaining ground, sowing elitist seeds that make society's relationships more volatile. Surely none of us play a role in all of this - or do we?

Obstacles to Creative Disruption

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.24.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

This is the second post in my Creative Disruption trilogy. The first one provided strategies to protect your company from disruption. In this one, I w...

How to Protect Your Business From Creative Disruption

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Depending on the year you start counting, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has gone from 75 years to just 15. In our fast-moving ever-changing wo...

Airbnb Hires Eric Holder To Help Combat Discrimination On Platform

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Wednesday it hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help craft its anti-discrim...

Hilarious Video Shows What It'd Be Like If Abuelas Ran Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.20.2016 | Latino Voices

There’s no need to be homesick while traveling... just stay at an Abuelabnb. Comedian Juan Bago and Dominican comedy troupe, Room 28, recently gave...

Airbnb Offers Insurance But Coverage Is Far From Comprehensive

Robert Harrow | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Robert Harrow

Airbnb hosts are covered by an insurance policy provided by the home-sharing service, but not everything is covered. The policy is hardly comprehensive and renters need to be aware of what is excluded if something were to happen that would warrant a claim.

6 Things To Do This Summer To Save Money At Tax Time

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Gorgeous weather, cold drinks and barbeque -- summer can feel like an endless vacation. But between day trips, the annual family vacation and regular ...

The 10 Most Sought-After Honeymoon Listings On Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weddings

There are some killer properties on Airbnb -- totally honeymoon-worthy, we'd say. The site recently released the dreamy listings that top users honeym...

Fairness for Black Travelers

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

Airbnb must build broader and enduring relationships with diverse travel, civil rights, grass roots, small business, social science and educational institutions

How This Solo Founder Got Into a Top Tech Accelerator

Harry Red | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Bad rules are arbitrary -- say, an investor who instantly rejects a great startup simply because the slide deck in the entrepreneur's pitch isn't pretty enough. But good rules share a commonality: they result from a ton of real-world feedback and clear insights. Wisdom derived from experience.

Amsterdam's Sharing Cities Roundtable: Going Deeper

April Rinne | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
April Rinne

The sharing economy is about much, much more than Airbnb or Uber. We should know that.

Silicon Valley CEO Says Trump Is 'On The Wrong Side Of History'

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky doesn't like Donald Trump very much. "Anyone who tries to put up barriers against culture is going to be on the wrong side of ...

These Airbnb Alternatives Want To Make Travel More Welcoming For Black People

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices

It's no secret that Airbnb has faced issues with discrimination over the past several months. One guest even filed a lawsuit against the company after...

Airbnb Could Soon Become Way More Illegal For NYC

The Verge | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.20.2016 | HuffPost Home

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will soon either veto or sign into law a bill that makes it illegal to advertise entire unoccupied apartments for short...

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts For Grads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Faith Hope Consolo

Graduation season is time to celebrate huge milestones and your gift choice is very important. There was a time when graduation gifts consisted of mon...

Ten Steps to Planning Your Dream Vacation

Jennifer Bosse | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Jennifer Bosse

The first time my husband and I decided to take a vacation, I spent hours online researching the perfect place. We were going sans kids, so opportunit...

Airbnb Sued For Racial Discrimination

Lily Lou | Posted 06.08.2016 | Teen
Lily Lou

Gregory Selden, a 25-year-old black man who claims to have faced racial discrimination from an Airbnb host, is now suing the community-driven hospital...

How Big Data Is Changing Conventional Lending

Phil Simon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

It's no overstatement to say that new technologies and Big Data are upending many traditional industries. Sure, there are multi-billion-dollar darling...

Airbnb Co-Founders Commit Half Their Fortunes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact

Airbnb’s cofounders have taken the “sharing economy” concept even further by committing more than half of their fortunes to charity. Brian Chesk...

AirBnB Host Gets (Rightfully) Banned For Racist Messages

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices

Airbnb banned a North Carolina host on Wednesday after he sent racist messages to a black woman who booked a room with him. Shani Taylor tweeted a scr...

'Airbnb For Seniors' Helps Link Travelers With Like-Minded Hosts

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty

What do you do with that spare bedroom or two once the kids have flown the coop? You could use it as storage for unwanted junk or for the treadmill yo...

Stressed Out? BookRetreats.com Helps You Find Peace With a Wellness Retreat

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Mariotti

The sharing economy has many critics but one of the most interesting benefits it provides is the ability to quickly and easily connect with a good or service in a very individual way.