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30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Check Out Leo Tolstoy's Strict 'Rules of Life' for Love and Work

You should only go to a brothel twice a month, according to the legendary writer.<p>Quite literally an epic novelist, Leo Tolstoy was known as much for his legendary, sprawling tomes (<i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>War and Peace</i>) as he was for his ever stringent perfectionism. "I must get used to the idea, once and …

Literature

Book Your Next Vacation in One of These 10 Underrated European Cities

European Travel

6 Adventurous Men on the One Place to Go Before You Die

Forget Cancun. Think bigger the next time you need a 'break.'<p>There are people who go on vacations and there are travelers. The former go somewhere to escape and relax. The latter seek immersion, adventure, and a deeper connection with the world. We asked six adventurous men of style to tell us the …

South America

David Gandy's Travelling Life

<b>How often do you travel?</b><p>I’ve been taking about 90 flights a year for the past 14 years or so. I don’t go on holiday as much as I’d like, but last year I went to the Maldives and I won’t be doing it again. After two relaxing days, I was too bored with nothing to do. My parents have always educated …

10 Resume Tweaks to Help You Get a Job Now | Inc.com

Time moves in a different dimension when you're job hunting. Managers say they will make a decision "soon," and you don't hear from them for three weeks. Recruiters say they'll get back to you "tomorrow," and they never, ever contact you again. It's a weird and frustrating position to be in. …

Employment

Airbnb Uses Data in San Francisco to Fight Back Against Critics

Lawmakers in San Francisco are set to vote on two proposals Tuesday that could restrict locals’ ability to use home-sharing company Airbnb. But …

British Brand Wants To Revolutionize Fashion By Turning You Into The Designer

The London fashion startup Knyttan rethinks everything from manufacturing to design to give consumers power over their wardrobe.<p>When you get a new shirt or pair of pants, the process is typically the same. Browse your favorite online or brick-and-mortar store, hem and haw over how it makes you look …

George Zimmer Unveils His New Tailor-on-Demand Service, zTailors

The Men’s Wearhouse founder is launching a service that brings tailors to the customer’s door.<p>Mario Galvan has been a tailor for twenty-five years. He learned the trade from his parents, who worked in small tailor shops in Mexico before moving the family to Southern California in search of better …

A Former CIA Executive’s Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.<p>Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to …

The One Move Every Cyclist Should Try

The Spidey jumping squat thrust gives you a super-fast total body workout<p>When it comes to strength training, I’m all about efficiency. The fewer, more effective moves I can do to get through my workout and back on my bike the better. That’s why I’ve added a little lateral action to the ever-popular …

Stretches and Strength Exercises Every Cyclist Should Do

We working cyclists spend a whole lot of waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks. Sitting, hunched over phones. Sitting, hunched over handlebars, hammering out 5,400 revolutions an hour down the road. Over time, all those hours in that aero forward fold on and off the bike …

Workouts

These Are The Best Restaurants In America, According To A Group Of Hardcore Gourmets

What's the best restaurant in America?<p>Is it The French Laundry in Yountville, California? Or Le Bernardin in New York? Maybe Joel Robuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas?<p>Not according to the elite corps of gourmets who vote on Opinionated About Dining's annual list of the country's best restaurants. …

Free Things to Do in San Francisco

Ever since Levi Strauss opened for business here during the gold rush, San Francisco—with its cable cars, coffeehouses, and counterculture—has been on the cutting edge of cool. From bustling Chinatown to bohemian Haight-Ashbury, the City by the Bay has long been known for its openness and …

San Francisco

8 Habits of Curious People

We are born curious, but when answers are valued more than questions, we forget how to ask. Here’s how to relearn an old habit.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>As children, we’re naturally curious–it’s how we …

50 street photographers you should follow in 2015

Apr<p>2015<p>Posted by alexcoghe on 16 Apr 2015 / 27 Comments<p><b>Please note: this is not a list of influential street photographers by the moment just the</b> …

5 myths about millennials in the workplace

Millennials have been unfairly saddled with the dubious reputation for being self-centered, disloyal employees. The fact is their goals and passions …

Uber Food Delivery Is Happening

Uber, the taxi-app that everyone loves to hate, may have just gotten a little more likable -- at least for food-lovers. Uber is entering the food delivery service. UberFresh launched in December in Los Angeles, and on February 18, UberEats launched in Barcelona.<p>UberFresh and UberEats offer the same …

Smashed Potato Recipes Are Spuds At Their Best

There are endless ways to make potatoes delicious. Mashed. Fried. Totted. Pretty much any recipe featuring our favorite spud is a winner. But if you haven't smashed your potatoes -- think Benny and Joon, minus the tennis racket -- you haven't tasted a truly phenomenal potato. And everyone deserves …

How Introverts Can Network Without Changing Their Personalities

Meeting new people in social situations doesn’t have to be the most painful thing ever. Here’s how to network and stay true to who you are.<p>Introverts are making a lot of progress at work. Companies have begun recognizing the advantages introverts bring to the table and introverts are starting to …

Editor's Note

6 Flight-Booking Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money on Airfare

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you. Either way, there's only one thing to do to put your mind at ease. And …

Google’s Head Of HR Shares His Hiring Secrets

Google’s SVP of people operations explains how he sifts through 2 million resumes and how he defines the Googleyness of potential hires.<p>Laszlo Bock knew he wasn’t walking into a traditional corporate setting in 2006 when he arrived for his job interview for head of people operations at …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Cycling

A stronger core will help you pedal longer and more comfortably<p>Want to feel stronger on long rides? You need to strengthen your core. While experts may disagree on exactly which muscles comprise the "core" group, they almost all agree that improving muscular strength by developing the postural …

If Reaction Housing Wants to Provide Disaster Relief, It’ll Have to Shelter Festival-Goers First

Reaction Housing built a better temporary shelter for disaster victims. Now Hyatt wants to turn it into a new type of hotel.<p>One side of the Austin headquarters of Reaction Housing is utterly unremarkable, a big industrial space with a long row of desks and a bunch of computers. The other side is a …

13 Reasons You Need To Visit Budapest ASAP

Europe is mind-blowingly cheap right now. The euro is nearly equal to the dollar (for now), and flight prices are largely on the decline, too. Even many hotel costs are pointing downward, making this quite possibly the most budget-friendly time to visit Europe in <i>years</i>.<p>And of all the picturesque …

4 Weird Facts About The World's Most Obscure Countries

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Did you know that there's a country with <i>Star Wars</i> characters on its official currency? Or another that didn't celebrate the millennium until... 2007? The world is indeed a crazy place, but even we didn't realize just how strange things could get …

10 Genius Ways To Beat Jet Lag

Enjoy every last second of your next international jaunt by planning ahead to fight jet lag. With the proper preparations, you can maximize the most of your time away and soak up as much sunlight as possible.<p>Follow these 10 tips to beat jet lag:<p>1. <b>Make a sleep schedule</b>: I'm what you would call a bad …

What Is “Design Fixation,” And How Can You Stop It?

How to avoid getting stuck on the first solution that springs to mind.<p>Sometimes, your first idea is not your best one. But you might fixate on it, especially if the idea has worked for you before. In academic terms, this phenomenon is called design fixation. In layman’s terms, we might call it …