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Beyond Positano: This Is Where Italian Locals Go to Escape the Crowds

Picture the ultimate summer: Zipping around the Italian coastline on a Vespa, learning to make pasta in the quaint olive grove–lined farmhouses, …

6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them -- Without Paying Them More

Valued employees are valuable employees. Show your people some love, and they'll respond with loyalty and higher productivity.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn't always the answer.<p>No one objects to a …

Employee Engagement

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An economics course like HBX’s Economics for Managers will teach you the fundamentals you need to decipher the graphs you may associate with a …

Real Estate

The Best Places to Learn an Adventure Sport

Head to class in one of these stunning destinations for the world’s best adventure lessons.<p>Our favorite outdoor obsessions can take years to master, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you've always wanted to surf, dive, or climb and aren’t sure how to start, try going back to school. A week …

7 Must-Have Traits You Want in Your Future Leaders

Companies worldwide are experiencing a leadership shortage. The smart ones will identify leaders with these characteristics to move them forward.<p>Recent research has proven that we're experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale. Eight-five percent of companies have reported an …

Leadership

2 Essential Rules for Running a Business

The key takeaway here is this: Sales cures all.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Sales cures all.</i> We’ve all heard this before. It means that if you can hire a great sales staff, you'll be ahead of the game.<p>The phrase, however, never really had meaning for me …

Business Strategy

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Leadership

Jimmy Kimmel's Bucket List Adventure: Why You Should Visit Big Sky - Great Ideas : People.com

The frigid waters of Montana are ideal for fly-fishing because they’re teaming with wild fish, like rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout, and the …

35 life hacks for the modern gentleman

From how to properly cook a steak to clear-cut rules on matching your dress shoes to your suit, these tips will make every guy's life a little easier.<p>Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your elbow. Then take the bottom (inside-out portion) …

Today in Gear: January 12, 2015

<b>Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones</b><br>Sennheiser debuted their Momentum line of headphones in 2013, following with a branch …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

National Parks

6 Squat Variations For Total-Body Strength

<i>By Joe Vennare for Life By DailyBurn</i><p>Love them or love to hate them, squats are one of the best exercises for increasing strength and size, while simultaneously burning fat. It's no wonder they're often referred to as the king of all strength training exercises. Still, some gym-goers opt out of …

World Wonders

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

Creative Writing

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

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What I learned in Jerusalem

I have unfolded and refolded your letter a dozen times. You are going to the West Bank and you want me to tell you everything I learned, everything I …

The World's Most Famous Athlete Celebrated His Greatest Moment Today. No, You've Probably Never Heard Of Him

How ’bout that Sebastian Vettel? Sebastian who?<p>Probably the world’s most famous athlete, who celebrated the greatest achievement of his career this weekend.<p>Vettel, the 26-year-old German clinched his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driver’s Championship today in India. Vettel became only the …

5 Ways to Regain Your Sense of Inner Calm

You can learn to decompress. Here's how<p><b>Go Big—But Go Home</b>Use short bursts of restlessness to your advantage when tackling challenges. Your fight-or-flight response can help you get through anything that scares you a little (a work presentation, asking out a cute guy). However, adopt the habit of …

Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

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22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

Best powder in the world

Your endless winter is here with snow adventures that take you to the best pow-pow our planet has to offer. Stay frosty. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures.<p>Heli-skiing, Utah, USA<p>Skier jumps down a steep face of snow in Utah. Image by Johannes Kroemer / The Image …

Skiing

Here's What You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In 25 Cities

To find out, HSH.com took the National Association of Realtors' 2013 first quarter data for median home prices as well as our 2013 first quarter average interest rates for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages to decipher how much money homebuyers in 25 major metros would need to earn in order to purchase …