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A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort

Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials.<p>After completing work on Ed and Joanne Ellis’ primary residence in Bainbridge Island—the first LEED Platinum residence in Washington—Coates Design Architects …

Solar Panels

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Outsourcing to Ukraine

Tech talent abounds in this Eastern European country.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ukraine seems to be on its way to becoming the new darling of IT outsourcing. The country's pool of engineering talent is extensive, and its software development and quality assurance …

Entrepreneurship

How to Write Cold Emails That Quickly Convert Sales

Email is an effective way to make contact, if you do your homework before hitting "send."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Considering that the average office worker receives a whooping 121 emails per day, it’s no wonder it’s a challenge to get your emails read.<p>Imagine …

6 ways to boost your SEO for Google’s new algorithms

<i>Editor's note: This story is taken from Ragan Communications' distance-learning portal Ragan Training. The site contains hundreds of hours of case</i> …

Public Relations

15 Business Podcasts to Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Ask anyone at the top of their field how they got there or how they found success in business, and chances are you’ll find overlapping patterns of …

Entrepreneurship

A Small Guatemalan Hut Gains a Thoughtful Glazed Expansion

Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing, this light-filled retreat embraces the Guatemalan forest from all angles.<p>Built in 1965, a modest, gabled hut on the outskirts of Guatemala City has been transformed into an expansive 4,467-square-foot getaway by architect Alejandro Paz of local studio Paz …

Guatemala City

The World's Most Romantic Getaways

Courtesy Song Saa<p>Song Saa, Cambodia<p>Courtesy Auberge du Soleil<p>Auberge du Soleil, Napa<p>No resort respects the natural sultriness of wine quite like …

Sri Lanka

Searching for Anthony Bourdain’s Tokyo

I’ve always been envious of those who are certain about their direction in life. I’ve tinkered with various professional trades and outside of a …

For Men

Lesser-known US hikes that are just as amazing as their famous counterparts

Hiking is a popular pastime in the US for good reason. Its free, relaxing, and easily accessible to most people with a car (and sometimes even that’s …

Hiking

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

1 of 21<p>Stay at a castle in France for $77.<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Dance all night in Fiji.<p>3 of 21<p>Find your joie de vivre in Paris for $150 a …

Luxury Lifestyle

This Is the Best Road Trip Map for Anyone Who Wants to Eat Their Way Across the U.S. (Video)

It’s one of the most important questions you have to ask yourself on a road trip: Where are we going to eat?<p>Don’t worry, Orbitz has you covered. No …

New Hampshire

Five Steps For Effective SEO And PPC Keyword Generation

Despite portentous messages from industry skeptics, in my experience, SEO is not dead and keyword research is still as important as ever. While I’d argue that the industry has adopted a topic-driven approach, keyword research still provides us with the ultimate insight into how audiences shop for …

AdWords

Craving Italian? Check out these 3 new San Francisco spots

Interested in trying some new Italian spots in San Francisco? You're in luck. We've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the …

San Francisco

Why Business Valuations Do Not Match Entrepreneur Expectations

Many times entrepreneurs believe their companies are worth meaningfully more than what the market will bear. But the reality is that a company is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. In some cases, however, a business might be worth more than what an owner thinks simply because he or she is …

Entrepreneurship

10 Gorgeous Hikes to Do in Tahoe This Summer

D.L. Bliss State Park<p>Lying just north of and contiguous with Emerald Bay State Park, <b>D.L. Bliss State Park</b> is a destination highlight along Lake …

Hiking

The Map of Italy’s famous Pasta Dishes

Reddit user Sticcia posted a gloriously detailed Italian Pasta Map from Taste Atlas, which accomplishes to primary goals: <b>1)</b> making us incredibly …

Italy

Why you need to hike the Wind River Range in Wyoming

When most people think of backpacking in the West, their minds drift to destinations like Colorado’s iconic 14ers, John Muir’s Sierra, the Pacific …

Hiking

Why Creating an Investor's Deck Should Be One of Your First Steps as an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

The journey from an idea to a successful business is a long and windy one. There are many steps along the way that, if skipped, will down the whole ship. These include competitive analysis, building a minimum viable product, figuring out product market fit, and many others. But before you get ahead …

Entrepreneurship

Nicaragua's New Normal

Near-empty lineups, half-full resorts and a semblance of calm, for now

Nicaragua

How I Boosted My Rankings Without Creating Content or Building Links

I know what you are thinking, <i>this isn’t impossible</i>.Because the more content you have and the more links you have, the higher your rankings will</i> …

Marketing

Ten Stunning Onsens in the Forest to Visit on Your Next Trip to Japan

The authors of 'Onsen in Japan' have found the most secluded spots for naked bathing in the country.<p>The authors of 'Onsen in Japan' have found the …

Japan

10 Tuscan villages you should visit

Summer is most people’s preferred time to travel. I am of the opposite persuasion. During summer I work in the city as licensed Florence tour guide …

Italy

12 Badass Oregon Trails to Put on Your Bucket List

No matter the weather, most of these hikes in Oregon are absolutely stunning. So if you’re looking to get out and explore Oregon, we have you covered …

Hiking

Sicily: The Ultimate East Coast Itinerary for Wine Lovers

Whether you're looking to island-hop or stay on the mainland, we'll show you where to get the best wine and food along Sicily's eastern coast.<p>Sicily …

Italy

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

TE ARAROA TRAIL IN NEW ZEALAND<p>Hiker: Dan Ransom, filmmaker<p>In His Words: What puts the Te Araroa on the top of my dream list is the variety. New …

Hiking

Where to go to experience the unspoiled beauty of Baja

Located less than a two-hour flight from LAX, a dreamy Mexican oasis flies under the radar. Loreto and its surrounding islands, described by some as …

National Parks

8 Remarkable Travel Destinations Where Your Dollar Goes Far

It’s a touchy subject, discussing how affordable a country is relative to one’s own. Usually, the implications are that the “less expensive” …

Travel

SEO Basics: How To Optimize Your Content For Search Engines

iStock by Getty ImagesSearch engine optimization (SEO) is a buzzword that’s wildly popular throughout the marketing space. We’re all familiar with …

SEO

Best Places to Brunch in Nashville According to a Local

Best Places to Brunch in Nashville, According to a Local<p>Spoiler alert: You can't go wrong<p>August 21, 2018<p>While being home in Nashville this summer, I …

Breakfast

Why PR and digital marketing are connected—and how to capitalize

If you fail to connect PR to social media and content marketing, you’re missing an opportunity.<p>Even <i>before</i> there were social media platforms to …

Public Relations