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Trip-hacking: The Millennial's Guide to Traveling on a Budget (That Everyone Can Use)

Michael Ruderman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
Michael Ruderman

Four out of 10 millennials admitted feeling guilty about using all of their vacation days. Fewer than two out of ten baby boomers felt the same way.

Is Airbnb Really Better Than Staying at a Hostel?

Map Happy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

In the six years since Airbnb launched, the company has pretty much managed to redefine budget traveling. Since then, I've played the role as both host and guest in several countries and cities, with, more often than not, mixed feelings.

How Airbnb Will Change the Way You Travel

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Michael and I have been on the road for over three years now with no fixed address, yet people still ask us where we call home. We finally have a good answer: we live at Airbnb.

The Right to Share (Rides, Rooms and More)

Hilary Gowins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Hilary Gowins

The benefits of the sharing economy are numerous, but they stem from the fact that these business models have evolved past a traditional middleman, meaning services and goods cost less for consumers, and providers can keep more profits.

This Is What Happens When An Airbnb Guest Finds Your Vibrator

Sasha Cagen | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Sasha Cagen

If you want to stay in a real person's home, you have to realize, it is a real person's home. That person, if she is a woman, may have a vibrator. Or a wolf hanging in the closet.

Fortune's 40 Under 40 Goes to the Head of the Class

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 10.27.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Fortune Magazine's Class of 2014 let everyone know that they were having a kegger at AirBnB HQ, and it was pretty awesome. They were celebrating the 40 Under 40 Issue, and everyone wanted to meet the student body

Forbes "Under 30 Summit" Circles in on the Now and Next Game Changers, Billionaires, and Entrepreneurs

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...

Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right.

These Six Companies Broke The Rules Of Business...And Succeeded

Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

What do Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson have in common? They all veered from the traditional path. So did Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey...

Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.16.2014 | San Francisco
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.

Tiny Vacation Homes You Can Rent

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These adorable rental homes prove that bigger isn't always better.

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Journalism Uber Alles

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

If you take a look at the most successful companies that are purely derivative of the web (as opposed to old companies that have been jammed into the web), you get an interesting (and very valuable) list.

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Face...

All Your Wildest IKEA Dreams Just Came True

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel

Holy HEMNES, this is awesome. IKEA, already every Chinese shopper's and American toddler's favorite napping destination, has announced it will be o...

Airbnb Hosts Offer Homes, Not Shelters, During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

Airbnb, a website that allows users to rent out their homes and apartments, is improving its ability to help people in need of housing during a disast...

The Fare-ness of Uber, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

Sheila Raju | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The long standing dominance of taxi unions and hotels around the world have led to expensive fares and limited options. These are only two of the many arenas that are ripe for innovation.

Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New "Demons," as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

Bill Shireman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Bill Shireman

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Stuart

The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

The Sharing Economy at a Crossroads

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.

Most Airbnb Rentals Go Fine. Then There Are Horror Stories

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology

In the six years since Airbnb was founded, the rental-sharing website has seen its share of bad apples. And by bad apples, we mean terrifying, life-al...

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great Unit...

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.