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7 easy ways to meet people when traveling beyond apps

You are already using dating apps at home like Tinder or desktop services like online dating site Cupid on desktop, to meet new people, so why not do …

Travel

Costly Travel Mistakes You Should Stop Making

By: <i>Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: GOLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK (EDITED)</i><p>Let's be honest, a lot of conventional travel wisdom -- from always book your trip early, to exchange currency at the airport -- is out of date in an increasingly digital and connected world. And travelers who still follow such misguided advice …

The 11 Best Podcasts for Small Business Owners

“Podcasts make learning simple – just download the file, plug in your earphones, and go about your regularly scheduled life. Get a work out, cook …

How Snapchat is targeting the over-35 crowd

A yellow billboard. No text. Just a small, faceless ghost at the center.<p>For months, people have encountered this sight along roads nationwide, leaving those not in the know curious or confused.<p>In Los Angeles, you might've caught it heading toward Los Angeles International Airport on Century …

In Peru: Outdoorsy Adventures Beyond Machu Picchu

Action-packed trips are putting the spotlight on Peru—and not only on the trails of the ancient Incan site.<p>Outside the historic city of Cuzco, the …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

South America

4 Things Startups Have to Get Right to Survive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a startup is risky business. Three out of four startups fail, and those that manage to survive often struggle to retain customers and profit. A simple keyword search for “SaaS enterprise growth” will produce a litany of different …

Takeaways From Mobile Web Behavior

Below are six ways we can learn from this information.<p>Mobile Users Check Their Device Frequently<p>Research carried out by Salesforce for its “2014 …

Web Design

11 ways to encourage your customers to share your content

While there isn't any one magic solution to making business content go viral, you should be doing everything you can to create the most shareable …

Marketing

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

20 Smart Ways to Generate more Leads for your Business

Forget about your product for a second.<p>You can jazz it up, tie it in a pretty little bow and offer it at the best price – <i>But none of this …

Here's where digital ad spending is going over the next five years

Dollars are increasingly flowing from traditional ads to digital, as strong growth in mobile, video, and social spending continue to change the face of the US media market.<p>Over the next five years, marketers will especially embrace mobile. Mobile will drive up spending on video, search, display, …

The multiple personalities of multilinguals

WE ALREADY KNOW THAT bilingual kids grow up to be more accepting and tolerant adults, but the consequences of multilingualism does not end here. …

Jump-start your entrepreneurial education with podcasts

Like many entrepreneurs, I chose self-education in lieu of traditional higher education. Much of what I have learned about starting, maintaining and growing a business has come from reading books, magazines and blogs, networking and podcasts.<p>Podcasts in particular are underrated tools for learning …

9 Steps to Revitalize Your B2B Tradeshow Marketing Strategy

B2B marketers continue to rate in-person events as their most effective tactic (69%), according to B2B Content Marketing 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, …

12 Social Media Tools from Social Media Marketing World

Social Media Marketing World (run by the team at Social Media Examiner) is the largest and certainly one of the best social media conferences …

5 Unexpected Ways Meerkat Will Crush It For Sales And Marketing People

So, if you haven’t heard of Meerkat yet, don’t waste another minute in the dark. Go check them out.<p>In a nutshell, Meerkat allows you to live video stream to all of your Twitter followers. Think live TV on Twitter. Meerkat allows users to instantly live stream whatever it is they are doing directly …

Social Media

This App Actually Lets You Send Screenshot-Proof Messages And Photos

Got confidential information? Snapchat isn't safe. Email isn't safe. Phone calls aren’t even safe.<p>But there’s now a way to send confidential text messages, photos and documents without fear of the dreaded screenshot. Confide, an app that launched in January 2014 as a way to send confidential texts, …

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

Nutrition

The 6 Best Mexican Islands That Aren't Cozumel

By: Meagan Drillinger<p>There's a decent chance if you went to college, you ventured to Mexico for spring break and made enough bad decisions to fill up a carry-on bag. That's what a place like Cozumel is for, after all. It's like an oasis of irresponsibility.<p>But believe it or not, there's more to …

MIT Students Redesign The How-To Video, In 4 Easy Steps

MIT researchers aim to use crowd feedback to build better step-by-step menus for online how-to videos.<p>Whether you want to learn how to make scrambled eggs like Gordon Ramsay, drive a stick shift without stalling out or just wax the tips of your mustache, you can find plenty of videos online …

How to Answer the Phone in Ten Different Languages

Cartoonist <b>James Chapman</b> (previously at Neatorama) presents a crash course in telephone etiquette across the globe with this comic “How to Answer the …

U.S. Tourism to Cuba Could Lead to Demand for Airbnb-Like Stays

The success of President Barack Obama’s new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels.<p>Not just hand towels, but working air conditioning, …

Online Fraud Prevention Workshop

Online fraud has affected nearly half of online adults in the last year. Of those that experience financial loss due to online fraud, the average …

Get More Followers and Increase Engagement With These 7 Twitter Tips

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Most social media experts will say that the core to Twitter greatness is:<p>Providing real value and engaging with others<br>• Acting the way you would act in a real life situation<br>• Never spamming<br>• Building meaningful relationships<p>These foundational concepts are hugely …

Things Cubans Do That Americans Might Find Weird

If you’ve ever met a Cuban person or been invited to their house, you might have come away scratching your head at some pretty different habits. Just like our Dominican friends, there are some things Cubans do that others might find out of the ordinary. In fact, here are 10 things Cubans do that …

11 Essential Skills Every Freelancer Needs to Succeed

There is a lot more to being a successful designer or developer than having creative and coding skills. While those skills are a great start, every</b> …

How You Can Use Video for Your 2015 Marketing Campaigns

Visual content is more popular than ever with social media users, but with many marketers now realizing this, the visual noise seems to be increasing. Every day, consumers log into their various social media accounts and are bombarded by images. To stand out as users scroll through their newsfeeds, …