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Spring Is King: 5 Ski Resorts to Keep Your Season Going

The calendar has turned to April, but that doesn't mean it's time to hang up the board(s) quite yet. The days are longer, the temps are warmer and the vibes are changing to be all about concerts, parties, festivals and pond skims. Here are a couple of ski resorts to keep your season going well into …

Where to Stay, Eat and Drink During the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., is currently underway. Each year, locals and visitors celebrate friendship between the United States and Japan during this four-week spring festival.<p>The history of the festival dates back to 1912, when Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gifted 3,000 …

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.<p>For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money by eating a few meals in, …

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

Germany's New Boardroom Gender Quota Could Be A Model For Other Countries

Germany on Friday approved a new quota that will force some of Europe’s largest companies to increase the number of women in their boardrooms to 30 percent by next year.<p>Women claim just 15.5 percent of boardroom seats on companies listed on the S&P 1500 -- an index of U.S. stocks -- fewer than the …

9 things successful people do before going to sleep

The very last thing you do before bed tends to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the following day, since it often determines …

Success

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

Beauty Bloggers Reveal Their Beach Bag Essentials

Beauty bloggers and writers from around the web reveal their beach makeup routines—including the cosmetics and skincare products that always make it into their suitcases.<p>We love the beach, but the salt, sand, sun, wind, and waves can do a number on skin and hair. Here, we consult beauty bloggers, …

The Toiletry Kit that will Simplify Your Packing Routine

Aesop's travel kit is filled with travel-sized hair, skin care, and face products that make packing a carry-on bag completely simple.<p>We're always on the lookout for great travel-sized toiletry options—whether we're packing our beach bags or trying to fit our favorite products into a carry on. One …

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Success!<p>The best of Fort Myers, Florida<p>Explore the best of Fort Myers & Sanibel…<p>1:44<p>Featured videos<p>Featured videos<p>Travel inspiration<p>Shoes for any adventure<p>Whether hiking mountains, rafting in rivers or hitting the bars, it’s important to find footwear that’s suited to your travel needs. In this set …

How A Netflix Tech Innovation Can Unleash Creativity in Your Business

In the tech community, Netflix is a company that everyone learns from. But what is less widely celebrated are the broader business lessons of what Netflix has accomplished. I was bonked over the head by this point when I sat through a presentation about Experience-based APIs by Daniel Jacobson, VP …

Microservices

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Television Industry

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Design

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive to one of …

Games company’s new Creators Program aims to share advertising income, but the owner of YouTube’s biggest channel isn’t impressed<p>Nintendo’s launch of a “Creators Program” to share YouTube advertising revenues from videos featuring its games has been criticised by the platform’s biggest star, …

Internet

5 key reasons not to quit your job

When you’re unhappy in your current job, it’s easy to see leaving as the best option. Sometimes we make rushed decisions to quit without considering …

Employment

Orlando's Number-Two Animal Attraction, Behind Disney

Not every business in Florida readily admits to taking a lot of crap from Disney. Except maybe Showcase of Citrus.<p>As a matter of fact, this organic citrus grove, blooming with heirloom fruit trees, accepts it by the ton. The family-owned farm has what can best be described as a unique relationship …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

The Beauty Girl's Bucket List

These are the destinations to visit, spa treatments to try and beauty products to buy before you die.<p><b>1) Get a fashion haircut by a top stylist in a major city.</b> Bring in inspiration photos of Jane Birkin, Freja Beha Erichsen and Anja Rubik.<p><b>2) Buy a jar of La Mer.</b> Whether you become an instant …

Beauty

Many Small Steps for a Man, Giant Leaps for Tech: CES 2015 Highlights

The International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in Moby Dick: Every time you hear about it, it's getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it, and if you don't pay close attention it will upend everything before you even know …

Editor Essentials

The Unspeakable Davos

“Oh, you’re a Davos virgin!” a colleague teased me last year upon learning that I was about to join, for the first time, the contingent of academics, journalists, artists, and public servants who orbit around the rich and powerful at the Alpine gathering of the World Economic Forum.<p>I quipped back …

World's Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2015 (PHOTOS)

The year 2015 is all about reimagining old icons in new ways: from Paris to Singapore, architects are transforming existing spaces to the surprise and delight of visitors.<p>Take, for instance, the Eiffel Tower, or London's Tower Bridge, both of which have lately been outfitted with impressive new …

Best Places to Travel in 2015

The world is getting smaller, but the chances of having an extraordinary new experience are only increasing. Whether it's an emerging style hub in …

Where Will All the Workers Go?, by Nouriel Roubini

NEW YORK – Technology innovators and CEOs seem positively giddy nowadays about what the future will bring. New manufacturing technologies have …

How Top Designers Tell Clients That Their Taste Sucks

Paula Scher, Sagi Haviv, Jessica Walsh, and others reveal how they handle their worst clients.<p>Sometimes, you have to agree to disagree. But what do you do with clients who just fundamentally have terrible taste in design? They’re paying the bills, creating a problem that almost every designer has …

Graphic Design

Empire of the pig

PIG number 5422 saunters into the pen, circles its few square metres and mounts a plastic stand. The farmer cleans the animal’s underside, feels …