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22 fast-paced thrillers you'll want to bring to the beach this summer

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If you're anything like me, summer weekends are marked by a lot of lounging - on the warm sand, cool grass, or a park bench under a shady tree. While my body is relaxed, I like to keep my mind active, which means I'll always have the latest mystery or thriller in hand (and an icy-cold beverage in the other, of course).
These fast-paced books are guaranteed to make the hours go by and make you wish there was more time in the day...
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3 Hilton credit cards are offering increased welcome bonuses - but they're only available for a limited time

3 Hilton credit cards are offering increased welcome bonuses - but they're only available for a limited time

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For a limited time, Hilton and American Express are offering increased welcome bonuses on three of their co-branded credit cards: the Hilton Honors Card from American Express , the Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express , and the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card .
While the fourth - the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express - is offering the same bonus it usually does, that card is still an excellent...
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This startup created a unisex bag that can transform from a work tote to a backpack to a wristlet-sized pouch - making it particularly great for commuters and travelers

This startup created a unisex bag that can transform from a work tote to a backpack to a wristlet-sized pouch - making it particularly great for commuters and travelers

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ANDI Bag is a $200 transformer bag that goes from tote to crossbody to backpack based on your needs. When you're done using it, you can fold it down to 5% of its size into a wristlet.
The NYC company went through 60 prototypes before landing on its signature tote.
ANDI participates in 1% for the planet, produces in factories with strict environmental and labor standards, and recently released a bag made from recycled...
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Cheap flights to Scotland from all over the US are available for under $500 right now

Cheap flights to Scotland from all over the US are available for under $500 right now

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Round-trip flights are available from a few US cities to Inverness, in the Scottish highlands for potentially less than $500.
Normally, these flights would start in the $800s-$1,000s.
There's scattered availability from September-March, including around Christmas.
Read on to see how to pull up these fares.
This deal will probably be gone within a day or two - if not sooner - so book quickly!
The Scottish...
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This company's futuristic home products tend to receive the type of praise and attention usually reserved for tech devices for good reason - they're incredibly efficient, well-designed, and not at all gimmicky

This company's futuristic home products tend to receive the type of praise and attention usually reserved for tech devices for good reason - they're incredibly efficient, well-designed, and not at all gimmicky

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Simplehuman makes kitchen and bathroom products like trash cans , sensor-enabled soap dispensers , and dish racks that combine thoughtful design with futuristic aesthetic.
Surprising for its category, simplehuman products tend to receive the type of praise and attention usually reserved for tech devices.
They're widely adored because they simply make life easier. Through careful tweaks to ordinary products...
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