Jessica Ruddy

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Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated

• <b>Author:</b> Keith Ferrazzi & Tahl Raz<p><b>The bestselling business classic on the power of relationships, updated with in-depth advice for making connections in the digital world.</b> <br>Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success? <br>The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is …


• <b>Author:</b> Jonah Berger<p><b>New York Times bestseller</b><p><b>W</b><b>hat makes things popular?</b><p>If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? …

6 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Will Change Your Life

Roasting is just the beginning.<p>Bring some flavor to your Thanksgiving table (or everyday table) with these 6 irresistible brussels sprouts recipes.<p><b>Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts</b><p>You could roast your sprouts with some olive oil and call it a day. Or you could toss them in a honey-Sriracha sauce, then …


Costa Rica's Luxurious New Hotels

The famously eco-friendly destination has a spate 
of luxurious new hotels. 
Writer Gina Hamadey details her stay and adventures at Nayara …

Central America

The Power of Citrus: 12 Recipes That Get Extra Zing From Zest

Citrus zest -- the outermost, colorful skin on citrus fruits -- is the ultimate flavor booster. Whether you're cooking a main course, a salad or a dessert, a little bit of zest goes a long way in brightening up a dish. Here are 12 ways to add some <i>zing</i> with zest!<p><b>1. Cranberry Nut Bread</b><p>Sweet, …


10 Things You Need to Do Before Any International Trip

Memorize the following and make it your mantra: Good travel is the result of good planning. That applies to any trip you take, but it's especially true when you're heading to a foreign country. It can be tempting to book a ticket and start fantasizing about your getaway, but there's work to be …

U.S. Dept. of State

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …


13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

Central America

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

New York City

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

European Travel

The Top 100 Restaurants In America, According To Yelp

To determine the best restaurants, Yelp combed through millions of US restaurant reviews over the past 10 years, weighing recent reviews more heavily.<p>From top rated BBQ to a cafe located in a laundromat, here are the best restaurants in America:


Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …


10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via


Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Geoffrey A. Moore<p>The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets—now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing<p>In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves …

Dreaming of a Trip to Europe in 2014?

Join me and my top travel teachers on Saturday, March 22nd for my spring Travel Festival. This free, all-day, live European travel webcast includes the following six classes. I rarely speak on these destinations, so mark your calendars!<p>9:00 am (PST): Spain and Portugal with Rick Steves<br>• 11:00 am …

European Travel

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.


Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

25 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

Make the most of corn, eggplant, peppers, and squash with recipes that let the vegetables sing<p>Make the most of corn, eggplant, peppers, and squash with recipes that let the vegetables sing

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

Landscape Photography

14 Road Trip Essentials to Pack Before You Hit the Gas

For a foolproof vacation. *crosses fingers*<p>The road trip that everyone envisions is all fun and camaraderie, racing down the highway with your friends—music blasting out the open windows. But snack and car emergencies are bound to happen when you're trapped in a hot vehicle for hours, so we've …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …


Roundup Of Mobile Apps & App Store Forecasts, 2013

Faced with shorter time-to-market schedules, challenging cost constraints, and ever-increasing customer expectations, manufacturers are accelerating their use of mobility applications. They’re also using them to galvanize production, finance and selling strategies into a unified direction so …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …