Selina McKay

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Paleo Strawberry Pie, A Vegan Dessert

Recipe: Paleo Strawberry Pie<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup raw Walnuts<br>• ½ cup raw Pecans<br>• 8 Medjool Dates<br>• ¼ cup Maple Syrup<br>• ¼ tsp Coarse Sea Salt<br>• Coconut Oil<br>• 3 cups …

11 Things Every Solo Traveler Should Take With Them

Dreaming of taking your first solo trip? Traveling in general can be an amazing experience, but going it alone can also be incredibly freeing. You …

Ways to cut back expenses for your next trip

ADVERTISING<p>Traveling costs money, but there are ways that you can cut back on your expenses and leave more cash for your next trip.<p><b>Schedule at the</b> …

Rick Steves: What's new in Italy for 2017

Italy — with more culture, crowds and chaos per square kilometer than anywhere else in Europe — is most enjoyable when you're up-to-date on its sightseeing and infrastructure news. Here's the latest:<p>As in other European cities, Florence is beefing up security these days. Visiting some major museums …

Italy

Vegan Carob & Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake | Sweet Ahimsa

Spread the love & share it on!<p>Living in rural Sardinia we are lucky enough to have a few Carob trees dotted around the land. Now usually we have …

Dessert

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

The Best Cities in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

The Most Incredible Fall Foliage Drives In North America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: David Brownell/Alamy)</i><p>U.S. Route 5A along Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont.<p><i>(photo: Elena Elisseeva/Alamy)</i><p>Highway 60 reflecting in the Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Park, Ontario.<p><i>(photo: Design Pics Inc/Alamy)</i><p>Alaska Highway, near Bever Creek</i> …

Ultimate Nature Adventure: New Zealand

There are destinations that challenge your intellect: India, with its intense mix of 21st century advances and Middle Age poverty; Berlin, in constant dialogue with an impossible past; Rome or St. Petersburg, with their troves of art treasures. New Zealand is a different type of place. That is not …

Paris is Getting a Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover

Seven of the city's most traffic-prone squares will soon be seeing fewer cars<p>Looks like Dublin isn't the only city that's going to be experience a …

Classic Cars

Shopping in London

More London shopping ideas<p>Discover the best shopping in London. Whether you’re looking for designer clothing, fun souvenirs or the perfect gift, …

101 free things to do in London

Give your credit card a rest with these 101 fabulous London freebies.<p>Free museums<p>1. Come face-to-face with a roaring T-Rex and experience the …

England

Traditional afternoon teas in London

From afternoon tea at The Ritz to sandwiches at The Savoy, we pick the best afternoon tea London venues for the quintessentially British tradition. …

Top 10 things to do in Poland

Poland is back in a big way. Cities like Warsaw, Kraków and Gdańsk have been polished up, while outside the urban centres there are forests, mountains and lakes to be explored.<p>Whether your idea of a wild time is trying a tipple (or two) of the national drink, or discovering wildlife in the …

Top 10

Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job

When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of …

Employees Will Use Tools They Helped Build

To build new technologies your frontline employees will use and trust — tools that will actually improve the customer experience — you need to ask for their feedback at every stage of development.<p>For example, at Verizon we recently developed and introduced two new technologies to our call centers. …

Employee Engagement

Time Management Training Doesn’t Work

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>Today, knowledge workers use devices and platforms we wouldn’t have dreamed of 15 years ago, in workspaces we probably didn’t see coming, either (goodbye, private offices; hello, telecommuting).<p>But while work has changed, the training we get about how to manage our time …

The Dos and Don’ts of Work Email, from Emojis to Typos

Imagine sending a detailed question to your boss and getting a one-word response: “No.”<p>Is she angry? Offended by your email? Or just very busy? When I conduct research with organizations on the topic of communication, one of the most common themes raised by both employees and managers is the …

Management

Green escapes: spectacular parks near great cities

Burned out by the relentless pace of your city break? These on-the-doorstep parks are perfect when you need to escape from the urban jungle.<p>From sea cliffs south of London to a beach on the fringes of Hong Kong and a fanciful chateau on the edge of Paris, it’s worth taking time out of your hectic …

Hiking

Fruit-Laden, Whole

<b>Author Notes:</b> Adapted from the Gourmet Cookbook. Key changes: white whole wheat instead whole wheat; some yogurt in place of milk, and butter in place of oil; and a lot of fruit layered on top. —Nicholas Day<p><b>Serves: 4 to 5</b><p>1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour<br>• 1/3 cup cornmeal<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 2 …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Tips for Coaching Someone Remotely

Leaders are providing less explicit direction to their employees these days, and relying more on coaching as a leadership tool, as organizations become flatter and more dependent on knowledge work. But many people also manage teams that span locations and time zones, which means they must do at …

Financial Services

Stop Stressing, Get Happy, and Watch Your Work Performance Turn Around

Head to the self-help section in any bookstore and you’ll find no shortage of titles on the value of positive thinking. An entire industry exists to remind us that if we can just reorient our mindset, the possibilities are endless.<p>Nowhere is this more obvious than in the workplace, says Alexander …

Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting?

“Let’s schedule a meeting” has become the universal default response to most business issues. Not sure what to do on a project? Let’s schedule a meeting. Have a few ideas to share? Let’s schedule a meeting. Struggling with taking action? Let’s schedule a meeting.<p>Although scheduling a meeting <i>can</i> be …

Management

Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization

We often find ourselves engaged with members of large organizations on questions of how to be more innovative and entrepreneurial<b>.</b> In virtually every case we hear something like this:<p>“I have an idea for a new product (or process, system, program, etc.). I’m not dead certain it can be pulled off, …

You're Probably Going About Networking Entirely The Wrong Way

Networking is a time-honored tradition. You go to a conference or other event, mix it up, meet new people and expand your circle. Hopefully, one of these random connections will be fruitful and lead to a new opportunity that will make you a richer, more fulfilled person.<p>That does happen, but it’s …

How to Take Amazing Travel Photos

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 | 0 comments<p>One of our favorite family activities is to have a look at all of the pictures from past adventures together. We …

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