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Lonely Planet names the most stunning buildings in the world

How many have you visited?

Moscow, Russia: Top 10 things to do

People walking about in Red Square between of famous St. Basil's Cathedral in the left and Moscow Kremlin Wall in the right at sunset in summer …

'How Should I Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?' There's Really Only 1 Way

When it comes to this age-old interview question, don't hate the player or the game. Instead, do this.<p>It's the question millions of job applicants hear on a daily basis:<p>What is your greatest weakness?<p>If you're like most people, you hate this question. Maybe you feel it's completely lame, and so is …

Zuma was paid a ‘salary’ by tender tycoon, claims book

Pieter-Louis Myburgh<p>President Jacob Zuma during his closing address at the ANC’s policy conference in Johannesburg. (Themba Hadebe, AP)<p>Video<p>The Gupta …

Why Romanians are obsessed with garlic

While many people eschew garlic in their food for fear of smelling of it, Romanians have a cult-like appreciation for the plant.<p>Transylvania’s winding, misty roads, castles and medieval fortresses set the stage for some of Europe’s darkest legends, the most famous of which is Count Dracula.<p>Despite …

Transylvania

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

We won't be recommending Cape Town - Singaporean couple after attack

James de Villiers<p>Cape Town - A Singaporean tourist who was hit in the head with a rock during a robbery while on honeymoon in Cape Town said he and …

China’s Mistress-Dispellers

How the economic boom and deep gender inequality have created a new industry.<p>Yu Ruojian was pleased to learn that his target ran a sex shop. Someone who worked in retail would be used to talking to strangers, and it would be easy, posing as a customer in such an intimate store, to bring the …

How to Handle Underperformers on a Team You Inherit

Recently I was talking with a new manager about the team she had inherited. While she thought that most of the team members were doing a good job, she was concerned that one or two people were not pulling their weight. She wasn’t sure what to do about them. She was worried that if she fired these …

Management

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

Employee Engagement

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Generation Z

This Year's Top 20 Company Perks for Employees

It's not just about parking spaces anymore.<p>Glassdoor pulled together a list of some pretty great perks that it describes as going "beyond the basics" and entering "legendary status." While I'm not quite sure all of these reach legendary status, I will say that most are pretty awesome.<p>1. <b>IKEA</b> offers …

The Workplace

Yale Researcher to Bosses: Science Proves Job Interviews Are Useless

A stack of studies proves informal sit-downs are useless. So why do you still insist on using them?<p>We all like to think we're rational and swayed by science, but there's often one big problem with this commitment to evidence-based living -- namely, that the science we're working with is way out of …

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

Time Management

Here's Why You Sleep Much Less As You Age

Your brain is to blame, a study finds.<p>As people age, many experience difficulties sleeping. But a new study suggests that it’s actually our sleeplessness that’s aging us.<p>In a study published in the journal Neuron this month, researchers found that insomnia occurs because certain brain mechanisms …

Sleep

Billionaire CEO Jack Ma says that if you want your life to be simple, don't be a leader

As founder and CEO of LearnVest, which got acquired by Northwestern Mutual two years ago, I've learned that you're never done growing when it comes to leadership.<p>There are days where you're great, and days where you're nowhere close. So I'm always stretching myself to evolve and get better at …

Meet The 3 Brothers That Are Ruining South Africa

What began as one of the most hopeful events of the late 20th century has slowly turned into a depressingly familiar turn of events.<p>After 28 years in …

Opinion: Jacob Zuma's silent South African coup

Google "coup" and you'll find entries for Venezuela or Turkey. You are unlikely to encounter South Africa. Yet there is no better description of …

South Africa downgraded to junk status after Zuma cabinet purge, markets tumble

After an emergency weekend meeting, S&P Global Ratings has downgraded South Africa's credit rating to junk status for the first time in 17 years, warning of internal divisions in the government after President Jacob Zuma's shocking late-night purge of his top finance officials.<p>The downgrade is the …

The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

University of Washington

Coconut Papaya Smoothie - Quiet Corner

Coconut Papaya Smoothie Recipe<p>Papaya is often spouted as a wonder fruit, said to possess anti-inflammatory properties and improve the health of those …

Start A Fire

Drew Barrymore Shares All of Her Favorite Beauty Items — Including Drugstore Products!

Drew Barrymore has previously said she has no plans to use facial fillers, and now we can see why.<p>The <i>Santa Clarita Diet</i> star shared the internal …

Beauty

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Dessert

I've been traveling the world for 5 years, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

No matter what we do in life, working to obtain money will always be a part of it (unless you're one of the six Brangelina kids, of course).<p>After changing my lifestyle to one that involves living in different countries and finding alternative ways to make money, I've picked up a few money tips that …

Thailand

‘Standing by the Bosphorus gives me goosebumps’: Jason Goodwin's Istanbul

For the novelist, Istanbul is rich in Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman history, and is a place where Russian submarines, supertankers and tourist boats all glide through the heart of the city<p><b>I first came to Istanbul on a wave of youthful romanticism</b>, making my way across eastern Europe on foot, …

Healthy Avocado Smoothie That is Great for Reducing Inflammation

This smoothie is made with ingredients such as avocado, strawberries, fat-free yogurt, peach, juice of pomegranate, grape seed oil. The emphasis in …

Recipe: Easy one-pot vegetarian chili

Black Bean Soup Ingredients<p>2 cans no-salt added diced tomatoes<p>1 medium-sized onion, diced<p>1 red pepper, diced<p>1 can no-salt added red kidney beans (rinsed)<p>1 tablespoon chili flakes<p>1 tablespoon paprika<p>1 tablespoon chili powder<p>1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese (optional)<p>Method<p>Perfect for a chilly winter …

South Africa: Deployment of Troops by Zuma an ‘Act of War,’ Says Opposition

South African opposition parties have slammed President Jacob Zuma for ordering 441 soldiers to guard the country’s parliament for his annual address …