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The one dish you have to eat in 8 regions of Italy

Italians may be nationalistic when it comes to World Cup Soccer (2018, ouch!) but when it comes to food, region trumps country. Every region of …

Italy

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Ten Habits for Crafting a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Living an authentic, productive, and balanced life begins with these ten simple shifts in your mindset and behavior.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s …

The 15 Best Podcasts of 2018 (So Far)

What to listen to now that we're in the golden age of podcasting.<p>It's safe to say we're living in the golden age of podcasting. As such, the sheer volume of quality audio content out there can feel overwhelming. Between the endless political commentary inspired by the daily nightmare of our current …

Queer Eye

The Best Time to Visit Hawaii

While almost any time of year except the monsoon season is a great time to visit this remote U.S. state, prices vary greatly by season—especially …

Monsoons

Bucket List: Private Luxury Tour, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

A last-minute trip to Vietnam during our slow travels through Asia lead us to the picturesque Ha Long Bay. During our trip we booked a private luxury …

Halong Bay

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Here's what an effective LinkedIn profile looks like in 2018

Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you're doing it wrong.<p>Nearly every industry uses LinkedIn to find and vet job candidates, and over 90% of recruiters rely on the site, according to data from the Society of Human Resource Management. So your …

Advice for women over 50 who want to change careers

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re a woman over 50 who, for decades, played by the career book rules, dutifully …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

There's nothing in the world quite like Christmas in Europe—wooden chalets in historic towns dating to the 13th century, snow-covered cathedrals, and all the hot mulled wine you can drink. Here are 12 of the continent's can't-miss markets.<p>Christmas Market at East Princes St. Gardens, Edinburgh, …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

1 of 52<p>Alabama — Cheaha State Park<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 52<p>Alaska — Mendenhall Ice Caves<p>3 of 52<p>Arizona — Emerald Cove<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 52<p>Arkansas — …

National Parks

5 Ways to Grow and Build Trust

Trust is built on good, reliable behavior over time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From your creditors to your employees, good business relationships are built on trust. Can the people who depend on you, confidently rely on you to treat them fairly? Once you have …

Design the Life of Your Dreams Using These Simple Tips

An Entrepreneur contributor outlines how to design your life the way an artist would.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Years ago, my father shared a simple bit of wisdom with me that you’ve probably heard before: <i>Life is too short,</i> he said<i>. T</i>oo short to do something you're …

First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?

Bali, the number one holiday destination for 2017 (according to TripAdvisor), is attracting tourists from all over the world. And a question often …

18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated about what they do.<p>Nobody ever said that being a leader would be easy. If you've taken more than a couple of steps down the path, you know that leadership comes with challenges and complications at every …

3 Really Dumb Things That Managers Should Never Do to Their Employees

They're so dumb, you'll think we're back in the 1970s. (But they still happen today.)<p>Do you work with a Millennial? Shake his or her hand and say thank you.<p>Now that Millennials (the largest generation in U.S. history) make up the majority of the global work force, their influence on employers is …

8 Success Habits Learned Building a 7-Figure Business by Age 17

There is no minimum age for starting on the path to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stress of doing your schoolwork, playing a sport and finding time for family and friends is taxing enough during your teenage years. Throw in managing a business, and it gets …

Video: What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers

We recently launched a Skift Video in partnership with IBM, <b>What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers</b>, which explores the travel industry’s …

The 16 best travel apps for planning your next vacation

When it comes to traveling, the days of wrestling with massive paper maps and stuffing your fanny pack full of local museum brochures are long gone. …

12 Best Ways to Redeem Delta SkyMiles for Maximum Value [2018]

Delta SkyMiles are often called “Sky Pesos” because of their seemingly low value on many redemptions, but there are actually a bunch of great reward …

Preparing Your Sales Team to Go Global

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small businesses aren’t all “mom and pop” shops anymore. Many are now internet-driven, global phenomena with customers all over the world. In fact, 58 percent of small businesses already have international customers, and 72 percent are …

Windows | Downloads

Stay in sync, no matter where you go<p>Keep up with the conversation with our apps for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. We can text you a quick …

How to Run a Successful Small Business on a Shoestring Budget

In the world of business, you need money to make money. For some, money is the key to open any door that stands on their way to success. It can be …

Here's What My Upcoming Travel Looks Like

I started off 2016 with the goal of reviewing 16 new airline products this year, though I’m on track to greatly exceed that. For years I was flying …

Los Angeles

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

TED Talks

7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

2016 was an amazing year for online marketing, but the industry never slows down. We haven’t quite hit the end of the year, but it’s time to start thinking about how the industry’s going to change in 2017—and how you can prepare accordingly.<p>Marketing is a field dominated by those with the foresight …

Marketing

3 Things I've Learned in My 18 Months as an Entrepreneur

You will panic at some point, and that's okay, as long as your panic motivates you.<p>About a year and a half ago I quit a six-figure job, gave up a pretty sweet office space and a lot of perks, and decided to make it on my own.<p>At points it's been terrifying.<p>But I can say, without a doubt, that if I …

Entrepreneurship

5 Important Habits Healthy Entrepreneurs Must Have

So let’s talk about your health.<p>I’ll start with a couple questions.<p>Are you as healthy as you should be? Are you focusing on making sure your body and mind are performing at the optimal levels?<p>If you’re like many of us, the answer is probably “not really.”<p>It makes sense. As entrepreneurs, we can get …