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Cat yoga: The mewest exercise trend

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lined up one by one behind a glass door, tiny black fuzzy heads peer out at a forbidden Nirvana. They stare at a privilege only the older and wiser among them get to experience.<p>Just out of reach is a sea of sweet, spongy goodness: fresh, unclawed yoga mats.<p>Typically, the Good Mews cat …


Global Warming Will Destroy The Earth In The End

We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our not-too-thick and not-too-thin atmosphere, we’ve got liquid water on our surface, made possible by the …


9 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Creative Space

As creatives, we do whatever we can to hone our craft. We learn how to beat creative block. We create networks of other makers and listen to their inspiring stories. Some of us have even quit our day jobs to dedicate ourselves to our crafts. Sometimes the secret to getting work done lies in our …

Don't Delude Yourself. These 3 Common Behaviors Hold Your Business Back.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are some bad behaviors that are so commonplace and easy to fall into, we’ve come up with seemingly reasonable excuses for them.<p><i>I’m a critical thinker</i>, you tell yourself -- when in reality, it’s that you’re resistant to change. <i>I’m so</i> …

Business Strategy

Don't Overestimate the Motivational Potential of a Salary Raise

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employee motivation is a subject close to my heart. I believe it’s the single most important factor that fuels an organization’s growth story. When you look at a successful brand, what you see is the fiercely competitive spirit that comes …

Employee Engagement

How to Be Productive and Still Have a Fun Weekend

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’d all like to have relaxing weekends, full of leisurely meals and visits with friends. And of course, taking time to recharge is good for us. But most entrepreneurs -- who have busy lives, pressing obligations and a desire to grow …

Time Management

Why Are So Many People Only Friendly When They Want Something?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Moments after the young man walked in the room I thought, "Oh, so now you want to act all friendly towards me?"<p>A friend owns several gyms. As a favor he asked me …

Body Language

The Benefits of Practicing Vulnerability in the Office

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People don’t usually think of the workplace as an environment for demonstrating vulnerability. Instead, they often see a place of business as where they go to perform a role.<p>Whether you’re the CEO of a new startup or a solopreneur who …


How One Millennial Made More Than $60,000 in 30 Days Without a Full-Time Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before last year 25-year-old entrepreneur Nick Walter of Provo, Utah, had never heard of the Udemy online-course platform until a friend introduced him to it. An iOS developer, he quickly figured out how to use the platform to offer his …


Avoid These 5 Practices to Be Better at Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Failure is one of the best learning tools out there. Of course, taking the time to address lessons learned is never easy. It takes a strong desire to improve performance, the humility to be open to criticism and the courage to do so. Not …


Utilize Technology to Build Intimate Customer Communities

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s cloud-based, mobile-focused, inherently social world, customers demand a higher level of responsiveness than ever before: they expect businesses to provide what they want, when and how they want it.<p>But achieving this type of …

Customer Experience

The 5 Qualities Teams Look for in Their Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not a CEO. I’ve never been a founder. And I’m not exactly an “entrepreneur.” However, if you believe that every successful company leader is a byproduct of the very teams they build, which I do, those teams' insights can be just as …


5 Ways To Get Prospective Customers to Choose You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of business marketing, the strategic focus has slowly shifted from seeking potential clients to making them want to come to you.<p>In other words, you as a business owner can finally forgo the drudgery of always having to jump …


A perfect day in Washington, DC

No stranger to the world’s gaze, Washington, DC is a proud and complicated city (politics makes it so) of grand boulevards, iconic monuments and idyllic vistas over the Potomac River. Its museums and historic sites bear tribute to both the beauty and the horror of years past, and even on a short …

Lonely Planet's top 10 Toronto hotspots

A jigsaw puzzle of distinctly flavored neighborhoods, Toronto only really makes sense when you view it as a whole. But who wants to do that? Half the fun of being here is pretending you’re eating noodles in Macau, wandering along a leafy Dublin backstreet or sipping ouzo in Athens. This is a city …

How to interact ethically with elephants in Thailand

For many people, riding on the back of an elephant in Thailand is the ultimate bucket list experience. However, there’s now overwhelming evidence to support claims by animal welfare experts that this form of tourism is harmful for Asia’s gentle giants.<p>You can barely turn a corner in Thailand …

Chiang Mai

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Kacey Musgraves

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

Arctic Ocean


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Modern Architecture

Jump-start Your Brain With These 6 Morning Habits

Exercising right after you wake up is a great idea. However, if that's not your cup of tea, there are things that will wake up your brain that take a lot less exertion.<p>Not everyone is a morning person. Whether you're the type of person who hits snooze seven times or you jump out of bed, ready to …


The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Ho Chi Minh City

Living in: The world’s most visited cities

What is it like to live in a place known for its sights… and crowds? Residents of 2014’s most visited cities spill how they find solitude – and why they love living there anyway.<p>The same attractions that prompt people to love visiting a city – top-ranked restaurants, vibrant nightlife, diverse …


In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.

European Travel

What hipsters in Paris are playing

Pétanque – the quintessential French outdoor ball game – is traditionally seen as a summertime pastime for older men. But a new festival in Paris is making the sport cool again.<p>Pétanque is traditionally seen as a pastime for older men, often seen tippling the aniseed-flavoured tipple pastis while …

The call of the Canadian wild

Canada’s remote Yukon Territory inspired Jack London’s famed 1903 Call of the Wild – and draws travellers today with wild landscapes and memories of rough-and-tumble adventures.<p>It was a hot afternoon in July when my shuttle bus stuttered to a halt on the dusty banks of the Yukon River. I squinted, …

Yukon Territory

In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.


‘Cycling Detroit makes too much sense to ignore’

Yes, cars created Detroit. But today, the city’s wide roads are sometimes as empty and as quiet as the Arctic. In other words, it is an open frontier for cyclists.<p>When I told friends and family I would be bicycling through Detroit, I heard one warning again and again: “make sure you wear a …

Urban Design