Verena Martin

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26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

Hello, Dave. I control your thermostat. Google's Nest gets hacked

[Updated with a comment from Nest]<p>“Hello, Dave.”<p>The immortal words of Hal, the rogue computer in <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, showed up on the display of a Google Nest appliance control system. That’s not supposed to happen.<p>But hackers at the Black Hat security conference this week made those words appear …

Man vs. Food

Not all that long ago, the Paleo diet seemed like little more than a beefed-up fad diet—South Beach for the mountain time zone. Then CrossFit happened. South Beach dieters started doing deadlifts, and Paleo was the most-Googled diet in all of 2013. Even the <i>New Yorker</i> decided to weigh in on the …

The Best Cruise Lines in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best cruise lines in the world in our 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey, including large ships (more than 2,500 passengers), medium ships (500 to 2,500 passengers), small ships (fewer than 500 passengers), and river cruises. Here are the Top 5 in each …

Shipping

White nights in Finland’s Åland archipelago offer Amelia Gentleman and her kids a magical experience of log cabins and carefree cycling<p>At midnight there is a long orange streak of sunset across the horizon and the colour of the sky is just past dusk. As we wait for the last ferry back to Helsinki, …

Hidden In France

I've been meaning to do this for a long time, so here it is, Ta-dah! My list of Parisian eating places.<p>(rooftop restaurant above the Printempts)<p>This …

Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era.<p><b>Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer</b><p>Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – …

Chios Is The Magical Greek Island That Cures All Wanderlust

You've heard of Santorini, and you know Mykonos is the destination for partying. But if Greece has a <i>magical</i> island, Chios is definitely it.<p>This lesser-known isle sits happily in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Chios is most famous for its cultivation and production of mastic, an aromatic …

Europe's Best Small Ports

European Travel

Want People To Actually Read Your Emails? Use These Subject Line Tricks

Try these subject lines and see the replies roll in–but please, just don’t use “Urgent” unless the building is on fire.<p>There’s always that moment when you’ve crafted the perfect email, re-read it twice, confirmed your contact’s email address, and find yourself staring at a blank subject line …

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

In a recent Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared their advice on good habits you can establish.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p><b>1. Come up with 10 ideas every day.</b> Think about how to reduce poverty, how to …

13 Tricks For Falling Asleep Faster

But knowing that sleep is necessary, and the science behind why, just makes the feeling of lying awake at 3 a.m. worse.<p>To help the night owls among us get some rest, we gathered the best practices from sleep science. The experts call it "sleep hygiene." Here's a crash course.<p>Do the same relaxing …

Tips For The Perfect Resume And Cover Letter

ZipRecruiter has analyzed its database of over three million resumes and cover letters and determined what distinguishes a five-star resume or cover letter, as ranked by potential employers using ZipRecruiter, from the rest of the pack.<p>According to ZipRecruiter, a strong resume or cover letter is …