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I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Here's What LinkedIn Thinks You're Worth

LinkedIn's newest site feature dives directly into a controversial (and highly coveted) resource for professionals everywhere.<p>Being the professional version of "Big Brother" to nearly 500 million people has its advantages.<p>Much like Facebook has done with consumers, LinkedIn - the world's largest …

Good Presentations Need to Make People Uncomfortable

It’s no secret that our digital communication tools are overwhelming us. A Deloitte study found that U.S. workers (in aggregate) look at their phones almost 8 billion times a day, and research shows that U.S. productivity has waned since the introduction of the smartphone. But the world of business …

The Enterprise of the Future: Competing on People Analytics

This post analyzes how people analytics will be the next big enterprise and how companies desperate for top talent need it.<p>For decades, industries and companies around the world have known talent can serve as one of the best competitive advantages. It is also clear identifying the right talent for …

Staying Productive Tops This Checklist for Business Travel

When work increasing involves a lot of time on the road, staying organized is the top travel priority.<p>With an upcoming travel schedule that starts in Aruba and ends later in this year in Perth, Australia (with Montreal, Marrakech, Berlin, Waterloo and Mexico City in between), staying organized is …

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

The HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation. We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New …

How Large NGOs Are Using Data to Transform Themselves

Not many would associate innovation with large, service-oriented nonprofits with decades of history. But in our study of many such organizations—including World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, and Save the Children—we found a handful are innovating by seeking out data, taking it …

These 17 apps will help you live the dream of traveling around the world while working from wherever you want

That dream might seem too good to be true years ago, but with the growing popularity of working remotely and advances in budget travel options, it has never been easier.<p>Australian app developer David McKinney, for example, converted his van into a mobile office complete with electricity and …

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Cost of living in Prague, Czech Republic 2018

Economic growth and fair development are not in conflict

<i>This article will be published in UNA-UK’s upcoming publication ‘Sustainable Development Goals: The people’s agenda’.</i><p>The development challenges of …

International HRM --Expatriates

Here's why a tiny city in South Sudan is the most expensive in the world for expatriates

With an enduring civil war, brutal exchange rates, and a lack of infrastructure, the city is an increasingly expensive choice for foreign workers and their employers.<p>That's according to Steven Kilfedder, a cost of living manager with the consulting firm Employment Conditions Abroad International …

The Best Economy AAdvantage Awards To Book Soon

With the devaluation coming to AA’s award program coming March 22, many award travelers are looking for the flights they want to book before that …

The Smartest Way to Handle Frequent Flier Miles

For many travelers, simply finding a flight that can be booked with frequent flyer miles instead of cash is cause for celebration. But advanced …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Travel Anywhere Without Travel Insurance

If you have travel plans this holiday season, or extensive travel plans during any other time of the year, you will want to always consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your preplanning. We'll take a quick look at five immediate perks it offers so you can better understand why it …

How to Avoid Frustrating Business Travel Mishaps

You’re at the airport, ready to start a two-week business trip. But the check-in kiosk isn’t finding your ticket. You go to the counter. The representative is at first cheerful, then confused. She calls to her supervisor. Somehow, despite the printed confirmation in your hand, there is no ticket …

10 Flight Booking Hacks to Save You Hundreds

I've been traveling and hacking flights since 2008, spending nearly eight years researching and finding secret methods to save money, earn points, …

Can you travel the world with no money?

Volunteering at a school in Cambodia<p>It’s the ultimate question, but is it possible? When people think of travelling the world, or going on a holiday, …

How to sleep well on a long flight

Instead of just hoping, here are some strategies you can use — which we found in a helpful Quora thread— to help you get a little shut eye on your next long flight.<p>In other words, try to fly through the night (according to the time zone you're normally in). You're more likely to fall asleep if it's …

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Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

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Twice As Many Expatriates Leaving China Than Arriving, Moving Company Says

For years, China was a promised land for expanding multinationals and manufacturers, drawing hordes of expatriate employees eager to capitalize on the country’s billion-plus consumers. Could those days be over?<p>A new study by UniGroup Relocation, which moves over 260,000 families per year worldwide …

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Midwest, Minnesota wants a divorce

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am a friendly, hard-working Ohio native. It's how a lot of my friends in New York describe Midwesterners. It's as if we're assembled at "The Flyover Wonder Bread Factory," devoid of color or depth.<p>We supposedly represent all that is wholesome in America. That may be true, but "friendly …

Why are people so obsessed with Scandinavia?

<b>Emmet Brickowoski in "The Lego Movie", ABBA, Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (AP/Carlos Osorio/Salon)</b><p>A British writer fed up with Danish monoculture asks whether Nordic nations have really created the best societies<p>Laura Miller<p>January 27, 2015 12:01am (UTC)<p>"I …