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How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

Writing

10 of the World's Most Unusual Hotels

From a desert palace constructed of salt to an upcycled Boeing 727, these unique lodgings will redefine how you think of hotels.<p>Pack excitement and whimsy into your travels the moment you check in. At these 10 unique destinations, your hotel is the adventure. Sleep under the magical glow of the …

Northern Lights

Celebrity-owned hotels: Check in with Clint Eastwood, other stars | CNN Travel

Clint Eastwood

The Best Honeymoon Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

From over-the-top accommodations to secluded escapes, Condé Nast Traveler readers rated their favorite honeymoon islands in 2015.<p>20. Tahiti<p>19. St. John<p>St. John is what honeymoon fantasies are made of: White sand beaches, turquoise crystal-clear water, and heavily-poured rum drinks. Readers love …

Dominican Republic

7 Things You Need to Do to Understand Japan

Do these things and you'll be on your way to really understanding Japan!<p><b>1. See a geisha (or maiko) perform</b><p>Daniel Bachler<p>The Japanese ideal of beauty and refinement, geisha perform traditional dance and are versed in Japanese musical instruments including the shamisen, shakuhachi and koto. They are …

Japan

Samaria Gorge

Hiking the 16km-long Samaria Gorge, one of Europe's longest canyons, is high on the list of must-dos for many Crete visitors. There’s an undeniable raw beauty to the canyon with its soaring cliffs and needle-nose passageways. The hike begins at an elevation of 1230m just south of Omalos and ends in …

Hiking

7-Day Private Sailing Cruise from Raiatea to Bora Bora in Bora Bora

Cruise through the Leeward Islands on a private sailing cruise and discover the islands of Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora. With a maximum of 4 guests, you’ll sail in comfort aboard a 49-foot luxury sailboat. As this is a private charter, your captain and on board host who is also a qualified dive …

Scuba Diving

The Eight Most Overrated Things To Do In London

Planning a trip to London? Cut out the overpriced, underwhelming bits with tips from a local.<p>Anyone who visits London for the first time usually …

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Jade Mountain)</i><p><b>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia</b><p>Architect and hotelier Nick Troubetzkoy eliminated the fourth wall from every room at this Caribbean paradise so guests can enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, which are …

National Parks

5 Ways Science Says Travel Improves Your Health and Well-Being

<b>By Wendy Perrin, TripAdvisor travel advocate</b><p>How many vacation days do you have left this year? If it's more than you can take in the two months remaining before year's end, you're hardly alone. Americans leave 429 million vacation days unused every year. In fact, as a nation we're taking a week's …

Travel

10 Essential Tools for Making Sourdough Bread at Home

A tender crumb, a golden-brown crust, an intriguing smell, and an amazing taste—baking with sourdough is a project in craft, beauty, and nourishment, and mysterious blend of many conditions—the grain’s soil and natural environment, the premises where the grain was processed, the baker's environment …

Emory Porsche 356 Outlaw

Rod Emory has been modifying 356s since it was considered crazy to do so. People called him and his father outlaws. That legacy — and name — is …

Porsche

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation
Swimming Pools

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

Do I Have to Open the Wine My Guest Brought? Your 30-Second Etiquette Guide

Etiquette expert Ben Schott answers your burning questions about dinner party.<p><i>Writer and Bon Appétit contributor Ben Schott knows his manners. In his new (and succinct) column, the author of Schott’s Original Miscellany offers up his essential etiquette for the restaurant enthusiast.</i><p><b>What’s the</b> …

Etiquette

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Hiking

Butter Chicken Recipe | Jamie & Maunika

The Best General Tso's Chicken Recipe

If the British can proudly call Chicken Tikka Masala their national dish, then surely it's time that General Tso got his chicken in our national spotlight. Everybody knows the candy-sweet take-out joint version, but I firmly believe that it has the potential to be so much more than that. How great …

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

Serena Williams

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It …

Construction
Cooking

Baja Fish Tacos

5 stars based on 129 votes<p>Many years ago, Michael and I rented a convertible and drove up the California coast. One of our favorite stops was La …

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

Cooking

Could a new rule prevent Monaco qualifying rows?

The Monaco Grand Prix qualifying session is one of the most important of the year – and 12 months ago it was the scene of one of last season’s …

Monaco Grand Prix

Full details of the Strategy Group's Formula 1 revamp plan

The Formula 1 Strategy Group has unveiled plans that will result in what it hopes will be "faster cars and thrilling races".<p>It is all part of the …

Motorsport

F1 Teams Burn Up $570 Million Of Losses In Just Five Years

Formula One’s teams made combined net losses of $561.6 million over the five years to 2013 according to recently-released financial statements.<p>Remarkably, more than half of the total loss was made by one outfit – Britain’s Lotus F1 team which is controlled by the private equity firm Genii Capital. …

F1 Overtakes Premier League Soccer With 130% Boost In Prize Money

Formula One auto racing teams have received a bigger boost to their prize money over the past seven years than the clubs in Premier League soccer according to a new investigation.<p>The news comes on the eve of F1′s Monaco Grand Prix which is renowned for glitz and excess more than any other race. …

Motorsport