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7 Must-Visit Beaches Maui Has to Offer

Among the eight main islands that make up Hawaii, Maui (aka the Valley Isle) is one of the best spots to visit if you're looking for fewer tourists and abundant gorgeous beaches. In fact, the low-key island offers so many options that it was difficult to visit them all on my most recent five-day …

Flights to These 20 Cities Are About to Get Silly-Cheap Next Month

For some people, April’s tax season is a downright pleasure. No, it’s not universally enjoyable like the Muppets or snow day sex, and if you’re an …

The Most Stunning City In Europe

I bet that you didn’t guess which city was on our mind, but let me spare you a time wondering and juts introduce you to Budapest. The capital of …

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

The lioness in winter

The Lioness in Winter<p>The Lioness in Winter<p>A confident Lindsey Vonn enters the Pyeongchang Olympics as the most decorated woman skier in history. …

Skiing

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

How To Become Indispensable At Work This Year

You can gain some job security and maybe even a promotion by taking these actions.<p>Virtually every office has one: that employee who is the go-to contact and seems to know everything and everyone. The office can’t run without her. No one wants to think about what would happen if he ever left.<p>Being …

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

January Is the Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket

If you’re planning on doing some traveling in 2018, January may be one of the best times to book that flight and perhaps even take your trip.<p>Travel …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Why we should collectively worry about Facebook and Google owning our data<p>why should we care about companies having a lot of data on us? Because it makes large numbers of us vulnerable to exploitation ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>Report: Google Play Music will be killed off and replaced …

Android News

These 9 Easy Hacks Will Keep You Alert and Productive All Afternoon | Inc.com

If you're like most people, the late afternoon is not the most productive moment in your workday. Instead, you find yourself zoning out during meetings, struggling to focus on complex tasks, and maybe discreetly yawning at your desk.<p>Are there things you can do to feel alert, energized, and engaged …

Wellness

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Darth Vader

13 Tech Gifts That Aren’t Crap

Practical presents they'll actually use.<p>Gadgets aren’t particularly sentimental or meaningful gifts — but they *are* practical, and a practical gift is a gift someone will actually use.<p>I test a lot of products, and of all the new gadgets I tried this year, these are my favorites. From a premium …

Google Home

Gifts for people who love to go camping (and their, uh, less enthusiastic friends)

When it comes to car camping: pack heavy, live well.<p>Gifts for the campers and glampers<p>Car camping is the best. The thrill of sleeping outdoors—the chill in the air at night, the warmth of a fire, the chit-chat around it—is still yours to enjoy, but unlike backpacking, you don’t need to test your …

Game of Thrones

The best gadgets for your friends who aren't super tech-savvy

Tech is for everyone.<p>Personal tech has totally transformed how we live our lives—but that doesn't mean everybody is thrilled about the latest and greatest. You no doubt have a few people in your family or social circle that wouldn't appreciate a bunch of complicated gadgetry this holiday season. …

Turntables

The World's Most Beautiful Beaches, Mapped

For some, there's no question that Christmas is the best time of the year — but if you're less hot-chocolate-by-the-fire and more …

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Inc.com

Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and obstacles.<p>Luckily, if you're trying to do big things, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Perseverance is something we …

Motivation

5 Mental Traps Preventing People From Building Wealth | Inc.com

• <b>"Dollars and Sense," by behavioral economist Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explains that people tend to approach money irrationally.</b>• <b><br>But to build wealth, we have to out-think our emotions.</b>• <b><br>To do it, we have to be aware of psychological pitfalls like "opportunity costs" and the "endowment …

Personal Finance

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Apps

4 Proven Ways to Prepare Tonight for a Productive Tomorrow | Inc.com

It's well known the way you start your morning affects the rest of your day. A productive morning leads to a productive day. But preparing for your day the night before can make your days even more successful. Here are four steps to make sure tomorrow starts the way you want.<p><b>1. Plan your outfit,</b> …

Time Management

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Winter Fashion

24 Simple Daily Habits These High Achievers Swear by for Their Success | Inc.com

Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and it's not rocket science. In fact, often they credit simple daily routines which have been proven over time to give them an …

Business Development

The Cheapest Time to Fly to 15 Destinations That Are On Your Bucket List

CheapFlights.com crunched the numbers.<p>Chances are, you probably have a few travel destinations on your bucket list that seem like they’re never going …

Five must-see small towns in Arizona

Visiting small towns is one of the great joys of travel. Combine scenic beauty, easy access and welcoming main street businesses and you’ve got all the makings of a memorable day trip. We’ve explored Arizona and found these five small-town gems you’re sure to enjoy.<p><b>Bisbee</b><p>Two- and three-story …

Travel

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires | Inc.com

Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your environment, but you can control what you get done. And more than that, you can learn from others …

Time Management