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Business trip: Montreal

The second largest French-speaking city on the planet stands out from the pack with its mix of Euro-chic, urban ambiance and small town neighbourhoods.<p>As one of Canada's largest cities, Montreal stands out from the pack for its combination of big city ambiance and small-town neighbourhoods, …

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20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

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America's 20 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

<i>Forbes</i> combed through data gathered annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find the 20 most surprising six-figure jobs. The BLS culls its information from surveys it mails to businesses, and it releases its Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Data each spring. To make the cut for our …

Five LinkedIn Strategies You Haven't Thought Of Before

Last week a client asked if I could stay for a bit after our weekly meeting so he could thank me, not for a PR project, but to show me how he’d used a tactic I’d shown him on LinkedIn to put himself well on the track of securing a much more aggressive marketing budget next year. Wow!<p>First, a little …

Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job

Career experts agree that LinkedIn is an essential job search tool. Not only can you instantly get the word out to hundreds, if not thousands, of colleagues, bosses and potential employers about your latest accomplishments, ambitions and changes in employment status, but your LinkedIn profile can …

The Eight Habits Of Extremely Successful Entrepreneurs

Great entrepreneurs don’t write great books. In fact, they don’t write many books at all.<p>Neither fact is surprising. Successful entrepreneurs are typically too busy innovating to write down much of anything. And on those rare occasions when they attempt to create a book, it’s filled with what they …

’Bad Grandpa’ sinks ‘Gravity’ at the box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK<p>Irreverent comedy “Bad Grandpa” knocked Sandra Bullock’s 3D space thriller “Gravity” from the top of the weekend box office …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

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7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …

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Check out your favourite Rugrats characters all grown up

Image: Celeste Doodles<p>Image: Celeste Doodles<p>FOR PEOPLE OF a certain age, Rugrats was a staple of after school and Saturday morning viewing.<p>Watching …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

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15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

Follow Egypt unrest using experimental Twitter translator

A tweet in Arabic translated to English.<p>As the strife in Egypt continues, Twitter is testing out a translation service that lets users worldwide read the tweets of high-profile Egyptians in the users' own languages.<p>"Watching Egypt? We've included some highly followed accounts in the region in our …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

10 Steps To More Confidence At Work

Phase #1: Eliminating Self-doubt<br>Building self-confidence is a two-phase process. The first phase involves purging yourself of self-doubt; in the second, you build up your confidence. It’s like erecting a skyscraper: First you clear the site and lay a solid foundation, then you stack the …

12 Counterintuitive Practices For Long-Term Success

Life is a complex combination of interactions, events, and relationships. We all chase “success,” but we struggle to define it. We all want true happiness, but we usually settle for the appearance of it. We all seek meaning, but we often succumb to doubt.<p>So how do we navigate this often-challenging …

10 Best Cities For Young Entrepreneurs

NerdWallet tallied the top metro areas by population to determine this (surprising!) list of the best cities for young founders. With an equal weighting of loan data, cost of living, business activity, education and income, they’ve crunched the numbers to tally an overall score for 42 major cities. …

6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup

Marketing is everything these days. You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.<p>They …

Thief Hit By Bus Immediately After Stealing Phone (VIDEO)

Talk about getting BUSted.<p>A surveillance video from Bogota, Colombia shows a man try to steal a woman's cell phone, only to be hit by an oncoming bus seconds later.<p>The footage of sweet bustice, which was posted to YouTube Saturday, has over 100,000 views.<p>The victim helped the robber out from under …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Interviewing Like an Entrepreneur: 10 Tips to Land Job Offers

Go into every interview with the end-goal of receiving a job offer. Make it your decision as to whether you want to work for the company rather than letting the company determine whether you are a fit.<p>While interviewing is not always easy, there are certain tricks which can be implemented to …

Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A family statement (via the BBC) said, "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher …

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home …