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14 reasons why you should visit Zadar, Croatia's coolest city

Tempted by Croatia this summer? Before you go hunting for flights to Dubrovnik, let us introduce Zadar, and suggest why you might want to give this lesser-known historic port on the Dalmatian coast a try.<p>1. Enjoy Croatia without the crowds<p>The southern stretch of Croatia's Dalmatian coast is …

‘A family-friendly ski resort with amazing slopes’: Oz-en-Oisans, France

Skiing and snowboarding holidays with children require a whole new mindset, but this small traffic-free resort in the shadow of Alpe d’Huez makes things easy • Best small ski resorts you’ve never heard of<p>Before I had kids, my dream winter break was all about mixing great snowboarding with a good …

Skiing

Great little ski resorts you may never have heard of

Small resorts with superb, hassle-free skiing, traditional architecture and après frolics to suit all are still out there – and usually cheaper than the big names, too • More small resorts: Poland, France, Switzerland<p>Good for beginners<p><b>St Johann, Tyrol, Austria</b><b><br>Where</b> Most people have heard of St …

Skiing

Science says being tall could make you richer and more successful — here's why

Instead, scientific research seems to suggest that tall men and women have a significant advantage over their shorter counterparts.<p>One 2004 study found that the taller you are, the more you earn. In fact, according to that study, a person who is 6 feet tall would be predicted to earn nearly …

Psychology

If You Can Do This One Simple Thing, You'll Succeed | Inc.com

Wouldn't it be great if there was a simple test you could take (or give to your kids) to determine your chances of success? Well, there is. The only problem is it's really, really, really boring. It's called the Coding Speed Test, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your ability to code. The …

How to Do Reciprocity Right… So It Actually Persuades Instead of Fostering a Culture of Takers

“I am obligated to give back to you the form of behavior you first give to me.”That’s how Dr. Robert Cialdini, the mastermind behind <i>Influence</i> (one of …

Body Language

A Former FBI Agent Reveals the Secrets of Persuasion | Inc.com

I spent 20 years as an FBI Special Agent trying to get people to confess their crimes. I learned over the years that suspects more readily confess to people they like, and, as with most people, suspects do not want to be told what to do or think. Persuasion is a powerful interviewing tool because …

Self-improvement

Fortune.com

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Five things you may not know about empathy

The virtue traditionally associated with shoulder squeezes and self-sacrifice is more powerful than you think. <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>Can you feel that? It's …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Getting hooked

CICERO once said that “Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable desire to see the truth.” These days it would be truer to talk of an insatiable …