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5 Tips for Effectively Competing With Industry Titans

The right attitude is incredibly powerful, but there's much more to it than that.<p>Breaking into an established industry requires a strategy unencumbered by the traditional mindset of industry players.<p>You can't feel compelled to do something because that's the way it's always been done. If something …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

The History, and Secret Recipe, Behind Claridge’s Famous Christmas Pudding

The English tradition of Christmas pudding (or, plum pudding, as it was called until Victorian times despite rarely including, well, plums) goes all the way back to the Middle Ages. The last Sunday before Advent was called “Stir-up Sunday,” where people took the leftovers of last Christmas’s …

Baking

5 reasons to choose The Three Peaks for a Winter holiday in the Dolomites

The ski resort of Three Peaks Dolomites is located in South Tyrol amidst the Unesco World Heritage Dolomites. It remains an undiscovered and …

Skiing

Smoky Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

This is a great dish to make on a chilly autumn weekend since it only takes only about 30 minutes to do the prep work, then you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon while your slow cooker fills your house with the aromas of this iconic Creole dish. All you need to add is a green salad and dinner is …

The best ski resorts for families

Going on a family ski holiday this year? The first thing to do is make sure your chosen resort is family-friendly, in a convenient location, with …

The World's 10 Cheapest Ski Resorts

<i>Image by Ivan Chudakov (Shuttersock)</i><p>No matter how you slice it, skiing is an expensive sport. With lift tickets at Vail costing you $175 what’s a ski …

10 Best Ski Resorts in Italy

They do things differently in Italy – and that goes for its ski resorts too. Forget that urge to be the first on the lift. Instead, make a lunch …

The Coziest European Ski Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

America has plenty of great mountain towns, but there’s something extra alluring about the alpine villages of Europe. Steeped in history, these tiny towns still maintain an Old World charm and a certain fairy-tale feel, with their wood-shingled chalets, car-free streets, and names worthy of an …

Skiing

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016

There were no real tectonic shifts in electronic music in 2016; even the most skilled artists’ efforts went largely toward improving upon—or at least making their mark upon—long-established forms. Perhaps that’s why our year-end ranking is so full of veteran players, like Aphex Twin, who continued …

The ultimate ski bucket list: the top things do on a ski holiday before you die

From indulging in the finest cheese fondue money can buy to a week pigging out on powder in a Canadian heli lodge, we’ve put together the ultimate snow-sports bucket list, so you don’t have to. Here's our pick of the best must-do experiences.<p>1. Brave the Hahnenkamm downhill course<p>The weekend of …

10 ways to get your children to love skiing

I'm cold!" "My feet hurt!" "I don't like it!"<p>Most parents have, with a sinking heart, heard these phrases uttered by their kids during their first few family ski holidays. But fear not. Here are 10 research-based tips for resilience on the slopes that may put an end to the whinging once and for all.<p>…

The best Italian ski resorts

If low prices, good food, and a fabulous ambience are important, then Italy is the place.<p>As a destination it's much more laid back than its rivals in France, Switzerland and Austria, with the holiday emphasis on fun and relaxation rather than sporting excellence. As a result, the enjoyment factor …

Skiing

5 Under-the-Radar European Towns to Visit Now

It’s a common conundrum lately: you love Europe, but you don’t love the idea of a crush of people in Paris, London, or other top tourist destinations …

The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays<p>Portugal stays<p><b>CITIES</b><p>1 Gorgeous townhouse, Lisbon<p><b>Casa Das Merceeiras</b> is two apartments in an 18th-century Alfama townhouse, beautifully …

European Travel

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

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