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6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Employees’ Performance

Pexels / Pixabay<p>Your company is just as good as your employees. If the people who work for you lack motivation and engagement, they will underperform …

Employee Engagement

Buy Tons of Star Alliance Miles for Just 1.47 Cents Each

Star Alliance frequent flyer program Avianca LifeMiles is offering up to a 125% bonus on purchased miles through May 30.<p>In order to get this largest …

Star Alliance

The Insanely Beautiful Island You Haven’t Visited Yet

Fun fact: Bermuda is around the same latitude as Charleston, and a direct flight from New York will get you there in about two hours. And, when you …

How you can save on travel by outsmarting ever-changing prices

The April 30 "On the Spot" column talked about why travel costs fluctuate widely. It attributed (blamed?) this to/on dynamic pricing, which sounds like something so vital you wouldn't want to miss it. If you're booking travel, trust me, you won't but not because it benefits your pocketbook.<p>The …

The Secret to Hiring an Amazing Employee Requires Doing Something Most Leaders Aren't | Inc.com

If you spend your days wondering how to attract top talent to your team, you've probably done everything you can to get them in the door. You're ready to offer the best candidates a competitive salary, impressive benefits, and much, much more if they'll just agree to work for your company.<p>But what …

The Workplace

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Who’s Killing Gay Journalists in Russia?

With two journalists dead at the hands of strange men—including a Hitler-loving ultranationalist—Russia’s LGBT community is alleging hate …

Did a teen discover a lost Maya city? Not exactly.

It’s no fun when a feel-good story has to get debunked, especially when it’s a story about a smart, science-loving kid. But, unfortunately, it seems obvious that reports of a Quebec teen “discovering” a lost Maya city have been overblown.<p>William Gadoury, a 15-year-old from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, …

Archaeology

Atmosphere of Early Earth May Have Been Half As Thick As Today

Bubbles in ancient Australian lava reveal that the early Earth's atmosphere might have been half as thick as it is today, scientists say.<p>The findings …

Chinese ballistic missiles dubbed ‘Guam Killer’ pose increasing threat to U.S. island, report says

While China has long had the ability to strike Guam with long-range nuclear missiles, the Chinese military is expending an increasing amount of resources to hit the key U.S. island with more conventional weapons in the event of a conflict, according to a government report released Tuesday.<p>The …

Military

India's Proposed 'Geospatial Information Regulation Bill' Would Shut Down Most Map-Based Services There

It's obvious that technology changes our lives, but alongside the expected developments, there are some strange and unexpected ones, too. For …

Five Pacific islands disappear as sea levels rise

<b>Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared amid rising seas and erosion, Australian researchers say.</b><p>The missing islands, part of the Solomon Archipelago, were not inhabited by human beings.<p>But six other islands were found to have seen swathes of land turn into sea, destroying entire villages.<p>The …

Climate Change