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Top 10 Castles of Europe

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a real-life fairytale? Ponder no more.<p>At least once in our lives we’ve twirled in a glittery dress and tiara, or tussled with fire-breathing dragons from a crenulated tower. Indoctrinated by bedtime stories of our youth, we’d close our eyes and …

European Travel

How to Boost the Wow Factor of Your B2B Content Marketing with Visuals

B2B content marketing without visual content has become the ignored stepchild of content marketing. It lurks in the corners and doesn’t gain the …

Infographics

These European destinations have the best accommodation prices for each month of 2017

With so many places to go and things to see, a trip around Europe can be a pricey endeavour. But with a bit of planning – and a month-by-month list of the best destinations for affordable accommodation – a trip around the continent could be within your grasp this year.<p>Booking.com has released a …

Europe's 10 best budget ski resorts

Getting value for money on holiday is high on the list of most skiers and snowboarders. Staying away from the famous, fashionable resorts, where everything from lift passes and accommodation to lunch on the mountain are likely to cost the most, is the obvious advice. However, while a more obscure …

Skiing

5 marketing trends to watch for in 2017

It’s been an incredible year for digital marketing. 2016 saw numerous ups, downs, and unexpected trends. As we kick off 2017, prepare to see some game-changing opportunities and exciting developments that may impact your marketing plans.<p>Live platforms<p>Live platforms like Periscope, Meerkat, and …

How Should We Evaluate Edtech for Future Generations?

The field of education is one of the most researched disciplines on the planet. We set goals and objective for our students, we test until our eyes …

I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM !!!

Make Sure Your Team’s Workload Is Divided Fairly

An important part of your job as a manager is making sure everyone on your team has the right amount of work. It’s tempting to give the workhorse more projects than others (especially if she’ll get them done the fastest) or to ease up on someone who is struggling, but you also need to be fair. How …

How to Travel to the Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is sprinkled with stunning seaside towns. T+L’s guide will help you navigate the region like an expert.<p>The allure of the Amalfi …

Italy

There Is A Magical Little Town In Holland Where The Streets Are Made Of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

European Travel

Best Online Typography Tools for Designers and Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>The following comprehensive list of online typography tools will help you to establish a beautiful …

Duolingo Looks To Dominate The Mobile Education Market With New Flashcard App TinyCards

Popular language education platform and app Duolingo made its first foray into the broader education industry this week with the release of its new mobile flashcards app, Tinycards. Until now, the platform had focused on providing free language courses in over 20 different languages to its …

Duolingo

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Public Speaking

The Only 3 Things to Do (Over and Over) to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customers want more than an experience. They want emotion.<p>Customers want a brand that they feel they need in their lives, according to the “The Brand Gap” by Marty Neumeier. The definition of a “brand is a person’s gut feeling about a …

Three-Day Weekend: Barcelona

First-timers say visiting the Catalan city is like living in a dream, with its unique architecture, new flavors, and a rock-and-roll-all-night …

Flavors

The 10 Mistakes All New Content Marketers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Most successful marketers who utilize content marketing can tell you that it’s a bit like tampering with fireworks.<p>After years of content creation, I’ve learned a great deal from committing a number of mistakes; every single mistake listed below, in fact.<p>And that’s not a bad thing. We learn from …

Marketing

The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know | Inc.com

Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant.<p>That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi in their new book, <i>Strategy That Works</i>.<p>The authors say that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's …

Business Strategy

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed.<p>At NPR Ed we're just about halfway through our 50 Great Teachers project.<p>We've profiled teachers at all levels, in all subjects, from all over the …

Teaching

Marketing Beyond the Message

The always on, always connected world of online marketing means your customers experience your brand like they never have before. The path is often …

Marketing

Two New Books Argue That Making Friends at Work is Crucial to Success

The Happiness Track and Originals teach us how strong alliances with colleagues make everyone thrive.<p>Ever longed to lob a coffee cup at your coworker who invariably passes meetings with eyes locked on her phone? If so, you're not alone. We live in an age when it feels imperative to always appear …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

Match Your Motivational Tactic to the Situation

How do you know if you are selecting the right motivational strategies to convince your employees, peers, and even yourself to work smarter and harder?<p>Behavioral scientists have been researching the different ways people motivate themselves and others for decades. Their experiments have shown, for …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend would look over and prod: “Oh, don’t you use Citymapper?” Eventually, I relented.<p>Comprehensive, easy to use and also playful, Citymapper offers more detailed journey planner …

Apps

The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen to you. If you’re like most people, you tend to focus mainly, or even exclusively, on negative experiences. They’re what you ruminate over, what you talk to your friend about as you’re driving home, what you …

What Is Content Marketing?

Listen. If you are even remotely connected to the business, marketing, and advertising world, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “content …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

How to Give a Data-Heavy Presentation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Data storytelling has become a powerful part of the communications toolkit, allowing both journalists and marketers to communicate key messages by using data and data visualization to drive articles, blog posts, and reports. But the power of data storytelling isn’t limited to written …

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …