Airbnb-Magazine

We are no longer reliant on mega hotel chains and friends with spare couches for temporary housing when we travel. With Airbnb—and similar services like HomeAway and VRBO—the world is waiting to make you its guest. To fill you with a desire to get out, Airbnb just launched their own magazineAirbnbmag shares human stories from around the globe, all of which have a local element to them. It’s kind of like the airline magazine stuffed in your seat back pocket when you catch a flight. The first issue is filled with articles from the likes of Mark Bittman, the former New York Times food editor; Issa Rae, creator of HBO’s Insecure; and many others. You can subscribe today and receive 6 issues for $15.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.