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September Festivals and Events in Italy

September is a great time to visit Italy, as temperatures start to cool down just a little bit, and summer crowds dissipate as Italians return from …

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Shopping in Italian Cities

Whether you just want to buy a couple of souvenirs or you're looking for jewelry, specialty foods, art, or fashion items, Italy is a shopper's …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

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3 things from the book '1984' that seem especially chilling today

Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, had thought it possible that <i>1984</i> would have "little more than 'historic interest" for future generations.<p>Yet instead of fading away, Orwell has enjoyed a new surge of global popularity. The passing of the historical context of …

Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Coffee — it's something many can't start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage's spiritual home.<p>After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules.<p>Caffé Greco …

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41 Significant Value-Adding Home Renovation Ideas – Most You Can Do Yourself

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to improve it for your own living, most homes could benefit from a bit of home renovation. …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

A Local's Guide to the Hague

Only a 50-minute train ride away from the centre of Amsterdam, The Hague (or as the Dutch call it, Den Haag) is home to the Dutch government, many exciting shops and restaurants and the famous Vermeer painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring.<p>By College Tourist; Author: Veronica White, University of …

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Baby Boomers Invite Millennials To Their Office Party, But Many Don't Stay Long

America’s largest living generation, the Baby Boomers, are about to be replaced by Millennials, who will soon become a significant portion of the U.S. workforce. By the end of 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that Millennials will “…number 75.3 million, surpassing the projected 74.9 million …

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

Yoga

The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

Years ago, after my first book came out and I had made a few television appearances, I was nearly accosted on the street by a very animated woman who kept pointing at me and then exclaimed "I know who you are... you are the... Money Lady!" I've adopted that as a nickname of sorts. I am indeed the …

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it …

13 Travel Mistakes I'll Never Make Again

I only needed eight weeks' worth of clothing, but I packed two huge suitcases, a carry-on bag, an extra backpack and at least half a dozen handbags.<p>When I landed in the dead of winter in Salta, Argentina carting 100 lbs of summer dresses behind me, it was a wake-up call I've never forgotten.<p>I've …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Etiquette

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

Fodor’s Approved: Editors’ All-Time Favorite Travel Wares

We all have something we wouldn’t travel without, whether it’s something that brings back memories or is some unexpected item that you’ve found one …

Travel Wheres and Wares: Week in Review

We agree that it’s about the journey, not the destination—and that what you <i>bring</i> is just as important. This week we let you in on the coveted travel …

10 Ways to Be Productive in the Summer

Lazy days ahead? Not this summer. Here's what you should be doing to stay productive in the dog days of summer.<p>During the dog days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, most of us become accustomed to the inevitable summer slow-down. Key people aren't available (holidays); projects stall, waiting for …

A Local Shares Her Favorite Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> If you are a Paris Virgin (never been before) I recommend hopping on a segway, via Segway Tours of Paris and taking their three-hour tour. You'll cover some of the key sights in central Paris such as Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde …

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

This summer, ditch the tourist trail in Paris and Marseilles and hit the countryside to experience the wealth of gorgeous historical villages France has to offer.<p>It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the …

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