Kristin O'Connell

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The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

The Best Trail Running Destinations in America

Reason number one to travel for trail running: Packing is easy. Bring a good pair of sneakers, some shorts, and a shirt, and you’re good to go. Plus, you’ll get to see a ton of scenery a new place while still traveling on foot. From lake views to high-desert mesas to mountain-climbing singletrack, …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great summer reads? Check out this list of 11 intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Insider’s Guide to Drôme Provençale

The lavender harvest in the <b>Drôme Provençale</b> section of the Rhône-Alpes region rivals that of the more famous—and crowded—fields of the Luberon in Provence to the south.<p>Harvest dates vary, generally beginning at lower elevations around Grignan and Valréas in late June and continuing into August in …

Generator Paris

"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with flea market scores) that could give boutique hotels …

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Visit the Largest Barrier Reef in the Northern Hemisphere

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Here's how to spend the perfect week in Belize.<p>I have been traveling to <b>Belize</b> every year for more than a decade and am already planning my next trip.<p>Why? As the only English-speaking country in Central America, as well as one of its smallest (it’s about the size of New …

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Business Plans Will Kill Your Startup

Business plans are for those who are afraid of exposing their business ideas.<p>Are you an office thinker? Do you enjoy the challenge of researching interesting data that supports your idea? Is the thought of pulling together your thoughts, ideas, and disparate data into a concise and perfectly …

What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas. Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas<p>In 2015, one thing is clear, startups …

8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …

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21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

NakedWines.com Founder Explains How The Failure Of One Business Sparked Success In Another

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan once said, “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.” We believe this to be true.<p>To highlight the trials and tribulations of being a frontrunner at a new company, we've partnered with Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, to speak with small-business …

Going To Paris For Valentine's Day? Here Are 20 Tips For How To Do It On A Budget

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many loved-up Brits will be considering a trip to Paris.<p>Thankfully, you don't have to spend a fortune to have …

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 …

Mexico

How Windows Changed the Design of This Small Manhattan Apartment

Designed around windows with character.<p>Designer Juan Carretero's serene 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is as stylish as it is practical. For him, the design really started with the space's steel casement windows.

Sunday Drive Getaway: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

<b>What you’ll see:</b> This trip starts with a pretty drive, either through the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains or on Highway 1 down the coast. At Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, the payoffs include a gorgeous walk amid the redwoods near the San Lorenzo River, hiking up to a viewing platform or …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many travelers are July and August, and those 62 days fly by -- there's nothing lazy about these dog days of summer. Make your summer one to remember by …

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