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Travel through five countries on this Danube River cruise to the Black Sea

Explore the architectural, cultural and natural wonders of a region that once languished behind the Iron Curtain on the new 15-day Budapest to the Black Sea cruise from Riviera River Cruises.<p>The cruise, which begins in Budapest, Hungary, follows the Danube River through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, …

Black Sea

Stay in a monastery on the Amalfi coast

Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa lets you explore enchanting views from the comfort of your room<p>Perched on a cliff above the azure Amalfi Coast, the …

Doing This 1 Activity Could Make You More Creative Every Day for the Rest of the Year

Spring cleaning de-clutters your space and your mind.<p>As another winter comes to an end, you might be thinking about (or procrastinating) sprucing up your home. But you might not want to stop--or start--there. Science has shown that a round of spring cleaning in your office space could help you be …

A Beginner's Guide to Making Pour-Over Coffee at Home

There are as many ways to brew coffee as there are to skin a cat, but one of the easiest ways to brew better coffee at home is by using the pour-over …

Meet Charlotte: The Stunning, Queenly Cake You Can Totally Make at Home

Looking for a fancy cake that will impress everyone, but you can actually make yourself? Meet the Charlotte: a pretty, pretty princess of a cake assembled with the help of a springform pan. You don’t bake the cake inside the pan, but use the pan as a guide to build a ring of ladyfingers around the …

The boss of 30,000 people shares how you can get a promotion at work by asking but without bragging

Lynne Doughtie is chairman and CEO of KPMG in the US, and oversees 30,000 people at one of the largest professional services firms in the world.<p>Ms Doughtie became the group's first female boss in July 2015 and has focused a lot of her time on getting more women into work. She told us one of the …

KPMG

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker — which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

Red Wine Brownies Exist (and They're Amazing)

You guys already know how we feel about the beautiful combination of red wine and chocolate here at Kitchn. And while red wine hot chocolate is …

Dessert

7 DIY Beauty Tips That'll Change Your Skin

Skin Care

Innovate

Customer experience lessons from one Arizona company looking to change the way underserved communities navigate the complicated healthcare system.<p>In nearly every industry, customer experience is moving to the forefront of corporate leadership thinking. But few are as ripe for impactful change as …

Customer Experience

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

Attention, business leaders: This is how it's done.<p>For business leaders, social media can be confusing (and sometimes dangerous) territory.<p>But last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a master class in how to use social media effectively. When a Tesla owner complained about fellow …

Four Steps for Driving Customer Loyalty With Data Science

For most companies, the cost of acquiring a new customer is far more than the cost of retaining an existing customer—often 5-10 times more expensive. …

Vigilance in an Age of ‘Alternative Facts’: 14 Quotes on the Art of Deceit

You may have seen that George Orwell quote going around: “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Except Orwell never actually wrote that — but don’t worry, you can still pass it along as an “alternative fact.”<p>That term, coined by Presidential advisor Kellyanne …

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old phone and a question: What should I do with it?<p>Most common answer: sell it. That's a good way to …

Smart Homes

Flexible LCD displays are coming soon to end your cracked screen woes

We’ve been hearing about smartphones getting flexible displays for a long time now. Last year, we heard that Samsung had a program called Project Valley to create a phone with a foldable screen; LG showed off a rollable 18-inch display and Xiaomi reportedly came up with a bendy concept screen …

Mobile Technology

Chirp lets computers talk to each other with electronic birdsong

Sending data encoded in audio has some unique advantages (and disadvantages)<p>In William Gibson’s most recent novel, <i>The Peripheral</i>, there’s a pair of bodyguards who talk to one another using what sounds like birdsong. Everything they say is translated into this encrypted medium, and only they can …

10 Spectacular Places In Canada To Visit Now

The cold country will be a hot destination this year.<p>Canada will be a <i>hot</i> destination in 2017. Both The New York Times and Lonely Planet have ranked the country as the #1 place to visit this year, and Princess Kate and Prince William took a highly-publicized tour of the country in the fall.<p>Convinced …

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Chia Seed Oil: How This Ingredient Works Wonders on Your Skin

For the longest time, even after I had fully committed to natural, green beauty products, I avoided anything with chia seed oil in it. Why? Well, I’m not totally sure. But the only thing I can think of is that commercial from my childhood, advertising the growable Chia Pet with the annoying …

Bluetooth 5 will feature 2x speed and 4x range, official announcement next week

Late last year we got an early look at improvements coming to the next version of Bluetooth, and now the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has revealed the name of the upcoming version plus more specifics about the new standard. Bluetooth 5 will be the successor to Bluetooth 4.2, which was released …

Headphones

Bluetooth 5 is coming and its range has been quadrupled

A new version of Bluetooth is due to arrive late this year or early 2017, and according to its creators, it will quadruple range, double speeds and …

4 Ways to Make Yourself More Productive, According to an Expert

Ever needed to be productive… but you just don’t <i>feel</i> like it? And you literally end up negotiating with yourself in order to get things done?<p>I end up …

7 Ways Managers Motivate and Demotivate Employees

Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees …

Employment

Entrepreneurship vs. Freelancing: What's the Difference?

Freelancers work hard for their money. Entrepreneurs work hard to set up systems that make them money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I was watching an interview with Seth Godin, who is one of my heroes of the business world. He was explaining the core …

Entrepreneurship

11 No-Bake Desserts to Make For and With Your Kids This Holiday Season

Although baking Christmas cookies should be on every family's holiday bucket list, there aren't always enough hours in the day for a mom (shocker) to spend creating and executing the perfect Christmas cookie baking station for her kids. During the most wonderful time of the year, spend less time by …

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Emotional Intelligence