Voyando is a new way to arrange your trips. You submit your travel preferences to a large group of travel experts. They’re going to search for a small fee (5-50 dollar, depending on your question) on the web for the best deal. All your preferences and special wishes will be taken into account so that you save a lot of time. Within a short amount of time you will receive proposals and you can make a choice. The expert with the best proposal will ‘win’ your fee and he or she will provide you with detailed booking instructions.

Voyando is a new way to arrange your trips. You submit your travel preferences to a large group of travel experts. They’re going to search for a small fee (5-50 dollar, depending on your question) on the web for the best deal. All your preferences and special wishes will be taken into account so that you save a lot of time. Within a short amount of time you will receive proposals and you can make a choice. The expert with the best proposal will ‘win’ your fee and he or she will provide you with detailed booking instructions.

A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success
“The list is the origin of culture,” Umberto Ecofamously proclaimed. (Leonardo da Vinci,John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie would have all agreed.) But the list, it turns out, might also be the origin of both our highest happiness and our dreariest dissatisfaction. So argue New York Times science writer John Tierney and psychologist Roy F. Baumeister in Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. While the book is fascinating in general — an unconventional “self-help” tome that, much like Timothy Wilson’s Redirect, grounds its insights and advice in thirty years of serious academic research into willfulness and self-control — its third chapter, titled “A Brief History of the To-Do List, From God to Drew Carey,” is particularly interesting. In it, Tierney and Baumeister dissect the sociocultural anatomy of our favorite organizational tool, from the storytellers who crafted the Bible and wrote the Genesis myth with its six-step world-creation plan, to Benjamin Franklin’s fastidious pursuit of virtue bound by goal-setting lists, to comedian Drew Carey’s quest for supreme personal productivity.

A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success

“The list is the origin of culture,” Umberto Ecofamously proclaimed. (Leonardo da Vinci,John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie would have all agreed.) But the list, it turns out, might also be the origin of both our highest happiness and our dreariest dissatisfaction. So argue New York Times science writer John Tierney and psychologist Roy F. Baumeister in Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. While the book is fascinating in general — an unconventional “self-help” tome that, much like Timothy Wilson’s Redirect, grounds its insights and advice in thirty years of serious academic research into willfulness and self-control — its third chapter, titled “A Brief History of the To-Do List, From God to Drew Carey,” is particularly interesting. In it, Tierney and Baumeister dissect the sociocultural anatomy of our favorite organizational tool, from the storytellers who crafted the Bible and wrote the Genesis myth with its six-step world-creation plan, to Benjamin Franklin’s fastidious pursuit of virtue bound by goal-setting lists, to comedian Drew Carey’s quest for supreme personal productivity.

BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Officially Revealed
Four years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW revealed one of the most exciting concept vehicles in mark history, the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept.  Four years later, this concept car has become a reality with the BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car, officially revealed today at this year’s Frankfurt show.  The BMW i8 is the result of investments in futurism, inspired design philosophies, advanced technologies and a whole lot of hard work.  It’s officially here, an efficient plug-in hybrid sports car from one of the most adored car companies in the world.
The new BMW i8 sports car is both efficient and powerful, featuring a drivetrain with a combined 362 hp from an electric motor and a turbocharged three-cylinder engine.  That’s enough power to push this coupe to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.  Those are sexy numbers for a car that can provide up to 94 mph on short trips, an attractive combination of performance and efficiency.  That also presents a rare improvement over the concept version– here’s our report back in 2009:

The Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept is a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbodiesel engine, a car that bridges the gap between sports car performance and eco-friendly attitude.  This new BMW concept will produce a total 356 hp between its engine and two electric motors– enough to push this beast to 62mph in 4.8 seconds.

Not only has hybrid electric performance evolved in the last four years, so have the non-driving features.  The BMW i8 can charge its batteries from a 110v outlet in under four hours, while a BMW Charging Station can do the job in 90 minutes.  On electric power alone, those batteries will provide a 22 mile range for local trips, a nice option for an urban commuter or round trip on date night.
 

BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Officially Revealed

Four years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW revealed one of the most exciting concept vehicles in mark history, the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept.  Four years later, this concept car has become a reality with the BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car, officially revealed today at this year’s Frankfurt show.  The BMW i8 is the result of investments in futurism, inspired design philosophies, advanced technologies and a whole lot of hard work.  It’s officially here, an efficient plug-in hybrid sports car from one of the most adored car companies in the world.

The new BMW i8 sports car is both efficient and powerful, featuring a drivetrain with a combined 362 hp from an electric motor and a turbocharged three-cylinder engine.  That’s enough power to push this coupe to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.  Those are sexy numbers for a car that can provide up to 94 mph on short trips, an attractive combination of performance and efficiency.  That also presents a rare improvement over the concept version– here’s our report back in 2009:

The Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept is a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbodiesel engine, a car that bridges the gap between sports car performance and eco-friendly attitude.  This new BMW concept will produce a total 356 hp between its engine and two electric motors– enough to push this beast to 62mph in 4.8 seconds.

Not only has hybrid electric performance evolved in the last four years, so have the non-driving features.  The BMW i8 can charge its batteries from a 110v outlet in under four hours, while a BMW Charging Station can do the job in 90 minutes.  On electric power alone, those batteries will provide a 22 mile range for local trips, a nice option for an urban commuter or round trip on date night.

 

Caterham AeroSeven Concept
Caterham has unveiled a new open-cockpit speester concept, the striking new Caterham AeroSeven Concept.  This two-seater performance car is intended for that alone — performance — and isn’t the kind of car you’d pick up for family vacations or grocery-getting.  It’s built to drive fast, to turn the roadways into a racing circuit wherever you wish to drive.
The Caterham AeroSeven Concept is powered by a Ford-sourced 2.0-liter inline-four which produces 237 horsepower.  Since the AeroSeven eschews the unnecessary bits of a typical car (you know, a roof, doors, seat cushions, etc), it cuts the curb weight to a minimum to get a ton of performance out of that relatively small engine.  Specifically, the AeroSeven will hit 62mph in under four seconds and it will handle like a go cart with magnet wheels.
We’re always refreshed when we see a vehicle like this that is built just for the sake of driving enjoyment.  It’s a project between Caterham and it’s F1 department, and a hat tip goes to the people at Ford for their Duratec engine that serves as the AeroSeven’s heartbeat.  If you dig this sort of thing and want to see more, we’ve got you covered.

Caterham AeroSeven Concept

Caterham has unveiled a new open-cockpit speester concept, the striking new Caterham AeroSeven Concept.  This two-seater performance car is intended for that alone — performance — and isn’t the kind of car you’d pick up for family vacations or grocery-getting.  It’s built to drive fast, to turn the roadways into a racing circuit wherever you wish to drive.

The Caterham AeroSeven Concept is powered by a Ford-sourced 2.0-liter inline-four which produces 237 horsepower.  Since the AeroSeven eschews the unnecessary bits of a typical car (you know, a roof, doors, seat cushions, etc), it cuts the curb weight to a minimum to get a ton of performance out of that relatively small engine.  Specifically, the AeroSeven will hit 62mph in under four seconds and it will handle like a go cart with magnet wheels.

We’re always refreshed when we see a vehicle like this that is built just for the sake of driving enjoyment.  It’s a project between Caterham and it’s F1 department, and a hat tip goes to the people at Ford for their Duratec engine that serves as the AeroSeven’s heartbeat.  If you dig this sort of thing and want to see more, we’ve got you covered.