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5 Iconic Road Trips to Take Before Your Kids Grow Up

Talk about memories they'll cherish for life.<p>American highways have inspired more great music, books, and movies than any other roads in the world …

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Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep Into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

“It was never <i>really</i> about food,” Anthony Bourdain says of his CNN series <i>Parts Unknown</i>.<p>For Bourdain, his focus began to shift from the culinary to the …

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Researcher Who Studied the World's Happiest Places for 15 Years: If You're Unhappy, Move

If you're unhappy, you don't just need a new attitude. You need a moving van.<p>Every year various organizations crunch numbers to come with rankings of the world’s happiest places. You’ve probably clicked on one of these lists, and if you’re anything like me, scratched your head at the results. It’s …

This is Why People Leave Your Company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the General Manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, …

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Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

This Elon Musk Blog Post From 2006 Shows Exactly Why He's So Successful

It's called "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)."<p>Tonight is an important night for Elon Musk, Tesla, and the entire automotive industry. At a party that starts at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company will hand over Tesla Model 3 keys to 30 of the more than 100,000 people …

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

Panera avoided Starbucks' biggest mistake and reached a $1 billion milestone

On Tuesday, the fast-casual chain announced it was on track to surpass $1 billion in digital sales, or sales made through kiosks, mobile, and web, in 2017.<p>At the end of the first quarter, 26% of Panera's sales were digital. Blaine Hurst, Panera's president, said that figure could soon be 33% and …

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

I Didn’t Say a Single Word For 10 Days—Here’s What I Learned

“There was to be no speaking, no reading, no writing, and no listening to music.”<p>My roommate was laying on his bed, staring blankly at the bare ceiling. We were sharing a tiny concrete cell roughly 7 square feet in size, and we hadn't spoken to each other in 8 days. Normally if you haven’t spoken …

4 traits great bosses display every day

I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years.<p>What I've found is that all great leaders have one thing in common: They lift up their employees and help them to joyfully achieve their goals so they can thrive and succeed.<p>Does that sound like an overused, …

Don't Hire Employees. Hire Peers

Here's how to creating a company of equals.<p>Warren Buffett has stated, "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire …

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Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

9 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Read these business books in 2017 to stay ahead of the curve (or at least keep up).<p>At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will …

12 Under-Recognized, Badass Women Who Changed the World

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” The phrase probably makes you think of Marilyn Monroe or Eleanor Roosevelt, both of whom have been credited with the words (usually written in calligraphy across a coffee shop wall or posted on Instagram when their birthdays roll around). It has become a …

16 Incredibly Beautiful Aerial Pictures Of The American West

America the beautiful is even more stunning at 15,000 feet.<p>Niaz Uddin's pictures, taken from extraordinary heights, capture breathtaking bird's-eye perspectives of the American West. BuzzFeed News spoke with Uddin about how he got started in aerial photography and what motivates him as an …

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Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>So why won’t most people be successful?<p>Why don’t most people evolve?<p>The more …

Tony Robbins: The Real Secret to Being Happy and Rich

When people dream of becoming rich, they're really after what they associate with money: freedom, security, comfort--and the joy that can come from sharing wealth.<p><i>In his new book,</i> Unshakeable: Your Guide to Financial Freedom <i>(2017, Simon & Schuster), life coach Tony Robbins charts a course to living</i> …

How to Explore Barcelona Like a Foodie

If you love gin and tonics and jamón, then Barcelona is the city for you.<p>Dawn Perry and Matt Duckor are the food-obsessed people you want to eat all …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Star Wars land to open at Disneyland in 2019

Star Wars fans who have been itching to see the new Star Wars land open at Disneyland will have to wait a bit longer.<p>During an earnings call with analysts Tuesday, Walt Disney Co. president and chief executive Bob Iger announced that the 14-acre expansion based on the blockbuster movie franchise …

The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked

Though each island has its own unique appeal, some have advantages over the others.<p>We've ranked the best islands in the Caribbean, based on the costs of hotel bookings, their accessibility, and the range of activities they offer.<p>To rank the islands, we factored in each one's average hotel-room …

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The Dalai Lama's Guide to Getting Through the Next 4 Years

Bookmark this one.<p>What a pit we've fallen into. Nevertheless, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, maintains our "surrounding situation" should not be the end to all happiness.<p>His Holiness spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN before President Trump's inauguration about preserving …

Seven Steps to Completely Turn Your Life Around This Year

<i>How can I change my life completely in the next year or two? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Max Lukominskyi, CMO at Sliceplanner, on Quora:</b><p>Changing your life completely is a huge step that …

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