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Four Productivity Books That Can Help You Get More Done

If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because …

Time Management

5 Habits for a Happier, More Productive Team After a Long Holiday

Help your team get back in gear and performing at their very best after a long holiday.<p>With summer coming an end, and another long holiday weekend coming to a close, the first day back to work can be a drag for all concerned. Instead of being energized and excited about returning to their jobs, the …

9 Ways To Boost Productivity Of Your Morning Routine

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?<p>How about a unique spin on …

The ‘Hands-Free’ Life: Seven ways to live a richer, more joyful life despite digital distractions

By Elizabeth Tenety<p>Elizabeth Tenety<p>Bio Follow<p>Who has time anymore to relax? To disconnect? Take a breather? Be truly present?<p>And it’s not just the ping of our electronic devices that’s distracting us. It’s the cultural (and economic) pressure to constantly be more productive, to do more with our …

Handsfree

How to Set Up Your Workplace for Successful Collaboration

Here's how to make your company foster the type of collaborative environment needed for team-members to stay productive and satisfied.<p>Back in 1998 my business partner and I designed our first workplace, which our landlord immediately dubbed a '21st century Dickensian sweatshop.'<p>We had randomly …

5 Steps for Recovering After Pulling an All-Nighter

If you’ve been in business for yourself any length of time, or are in the process of getting your business off the ground, you know that entrepreneurship is both fulfilling and draining. The satisfaction that comes with running the show is tempered by the fact that, when it’s all on the line and …

Coconut

Forget Inbox Zero: Focus on Reaching Inbox Zen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the eight years since productivity and work guru Merlin Mann coined “Inbox Zero,” the idea of having an empty inbox has become a trendy aspiration. People fixate on having a clean email screen, but I think they’re missing the …

Habits Of Famous Successful People In 5 Infographics

Need to get more efficient at work? Do you ever have enough time to get it all done?<p>If you are struggling to find the time to fit it all in, here are …

Productivity

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

Mumbai’s urban jungle, after dark

Spend the night in the city’s beloved Sanjay Gandhi National Park, home to bears, bats and even the occasional leopard.<p>When overwhelmed by hectic city life, Mumbaikars often head to their beloved Sanjay Gandhi National Park for a picnic or hike. But if you feel the need to get even further from the …

Trojan horse hotel contender for world's weirdest

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

Savings tricks: how to take your family to Disneyland for £500 less

The Burgin family reduced the cost of a trip to Disneyland this summer by arranging the deal through the park’s French booking office, rather than using the one in Britain<p>Buying a holiday? Try booking as if you lived in another country, and you could save hundreds of pounds.<p>The Burgin family …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

National Parks

Spa holidays: the best spas for summer fitness

The recent burst of warm weather has seen the blossoming of shorts and bikinis – and stirred the annual panic, for many of us, about how we’ll ever be trim and toned enough to wear them. Instead of rushing off to the nearest Spinning class, why not book a holiday that will boost your health and …

London city break guide

An insider's guide to London, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and things to do, including how to travel there and around. By Sophie Campbell, Telegraph Travel's London expert. Click on the tabs below for the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, including the …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

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African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Afterburn: how to salvage a beach holiday after a painful start

The sun: such a wondrous, life-giving, and – let's not forget – dangerous entity. Its power demands respect, particularly after you've been burned to a crisp from water reflection alone while thinking you were safely hidden in the shade during an all-day boat tour in New Zealand. Trust me, you only …

Sunburn

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Best Summer Trips 2014

North Face

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10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Discover favorite winter activities from different travel experts.<p>For those of us blessed (or cursed) with incurable wanderlust, the allure of an unexplored city or destination is hard to resist. But, this time of year, what I crave is tradition and a deep-rooted sense of …

The phenomenal northern lights – in pictures

Photographer and tour guide Andy Keen has spent 6,000 hours photographing the northern lights. Here's a taster of some of the 150,000 shots he's amassed. These were taken in Norway and Lapland Continue reading...

Madrid attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p><b>Madrid</b> has really revamped itself in recent years. The Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums have all got bigger and better, while the centre of the city is smartening up with new boutiques, delis, cafés and gastrobars opening up every week. It’s perfect for a culture-rich long …

Top 10 free attractions, galleries and museums in the UK: readers' tips

<b>Winning tip: the new Birmingham Library</b><p>Europe's biggest and most beautiful civic library opened earlier this month. Iniside it is so bright and open, inviting you to explore every corner – the huge cushions in the kids' area, the reading pods and pianos. And wandering through the roof gardens …

Bremen, Germany: a cultural city guide

Travelling in Germany, I often feel there are a few centuries missing. The medieval world is usually in good shape, and so is the space age. It’s the stuff in between that’s conspicuously absent. This must be odd to live with, but it’s great for a long weekend.<p>Bremen is a case in point. I went …

Seven Deadly Sins in the Workplace - Don't Do This : Executive PA,Secretarial,office and administrative assistant

2. Embellish the facts<p>We all laugh at the fisherman's stories of "the one that got away" and we rarely believe him. The same is true in the …

Leader Engagement: Complement & Complete Your Boss #peopleskills

<b>Leader Engagement: How to Engage Your Leader!</b><p>Consultants like myself write a great deal about how leaders can better engage employees. Most leaders …

Leadership