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Federal agents raid LA-area business in green card probe

Federal agents executed search warrants on a San Gabriel office and two homes Wednesday, in connection with an alleged immigration fraud scam.<p>Court …

6 Keys to Improve Your Day by Controlling Your Mind

There are many things we can do to start the day off right. Sometimes it is easy to identify why a day may go better than the last, and sometimes it …

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In actuality, …

Motivation

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Add these seven routines to your night to set yourself up for success.<p>How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think …

Inside Barcelona’s private marijuana clubs

It’s a pleasant summer evening in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The plazas are bustling, and it seems every bit of storefront is a bar or a restaurant. But one inconspicuous door opens to a different kind of place.<p>The sign says “Smokers’ Club” in English. A small surveillance camera watches over the …

10 Ways to Experience Barcelona Like A Local

Visited all of Barcelona’s main sights and wondering what to do next? Looking to step off the beaten track and get into the local rhythm? Or maybe …

Live Music

Inside Barcelona’s private marijuana clubs pushing to legalize it

It’s a pleasant summer evening in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The plazas are bustling, and it seems every bit of storefront is a bar or a restaurant. But one inconspicuous door opens to a different kind of place.<p>The sign says “Smokers’ Club” in English. A small surveillance camera watches over the …

Hotel Catalonia Puerta del Sol, Madrid. Catalonia Puerta del Sol Hotel Madrid.

The <b>Hotel Catalonia Puerta del Sol</b> is situated in the popular area known as the <b>Madrid</b> de los Austrias. The building where it is found is particularly …

Teatro Hostel

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain<p>Scruffy yet likeable, the Teatro Hostel oozes with character and provides a home-from-home for twentysomething travellers looking to hang out with like-minded souls. Don’t expect any frills beyond the theatrical trappings of the common areas. Be prepared to join in and …

Thousands Gather in Catalonia, Spain for Human Tower Competition

Human tower-building is the ultimate team sport. A single structure, or castell, can comprise hundreds of individuals working together to ascend …

Catalonia approves independence referendum

One of Spain's richest regions, Catalonia has repeatedly fought Madrid over its right to secede. Regional president Puigdemont has vowed to proceed …

Europe

Everyone loves Spain: Tourist numbers break new record

A total of 10.1 million foreign visitors came to Spain during August, according to figures released by Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) on …

Room Mate Carla

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain<p>Like the others in the Room-Mate family, the Carla provides striking interiors within a historic carapace for the price of somewhere far less imaginative. It’s low on facilities, but high on style, and, as well as being inexpensive, is fun.

Margot House

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain<p>A quirky Wes Anderson-influenced boutique, this hotel employs a tasteful Nordic palette to create an ethereal style that feels quite unique. Its only failing is a lack of natural light in the cheaper rooms, but the design, service and breakfast are exemplary.

Art and Design Meet in Rustic Catalonia Farmhouse

The owners of this 1910 farmhouse wanted to create the ideal living space where their extensive furniture collection from the 50s and 60s as well as contemporary artwork could coexist with the rustic features of the original structure. They hired the Francesc Rifé Studio to renovate and transform …

Living Rooms

Top Deals | Handpicked By Our Travel Experts

• 3<p>JS Es Corso Hotel, Porto Colom, Majorca<p>Rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor with fantastic reviews & ranked #3/7 hotels in the resort<p>Kids from only £129 with an …

The One Thing About Travel That Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

We'll cut right to the chase: <b>It's the cost of flying.</b><p>Hopper, the travel site and mobile app that uses big data to predict airfare, found that when shopping for flights, most travelers will comparison shop for about two weeks because they're hoping to find that "magic price" that meets their …

Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive

Michael A. Freeman had long noticed that entrepreneurs seem inclined to have mental health issues.<p>The clinical professor of psychology at UC-San Francisco’s medical school spent a decade at a company where his clients were the founders of businesses. He estimates that about a third of them seemed …

7 Reasons To Travel To Cambodia Right Now

When the sun rises over Angkor Wat, it's easy to understand why the citizens of the ancient city of Angkor considered their leaders to be gods. The rising sun reflects off the massive stone temple complex and the thick green jungle that surrounds it, creating awesome hues of purple and blue and an …

Phnom Penh

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The Personal Development High: Why Self Help Junkies Fail To Create Success

Shares 59<p><i>Just because somebody acts like they know what they are doing, doesn’t mean they actually do.</i><p>A lot of us go searching for a sort of personal …

Self-improvement

The Zen of Personal Development: How to Skyrocket your own Personal Growth

You’re driving in a new city (perhaps going over to a friend’s place for the first time). The roads are not familiar to you. You have a destination …

Self-improvement

The 10 Cheapest Flights To Europe To Buy For Summer

European travel is <i>incredibly</i> cheap right now, and it looks like the low prices are here to stay for summer. But while getting to Europe is half the fun, it's also half the budget... most of the time.<p>That's why we're pleasantly intrigued by TripAdvisor's cheapest places to fly in Europe this summer. …

World Calendar: Must-Attend May Events

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May:</b><p>Got itchy feet? Grab your walking shoes and head to southern Spain for one of the world’s most famous pilgrimages: <b>Romería de El Rocío</b> (May 24). Each year, …

Southern Africa

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10 Everyday Relationship Issues That Aren't Worth Freaking Out About

One of the best parts of my job as a couples therapist is that I get to deliver good news.<p>Couples come in fearing that their marriage is too far gone to fix, and I get to tell them it's not.<p>Yes, some people are in serious trouble and if they keep going in the direction they're headed, their worst …

6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …