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New 75K Bonus On No Annual Fee Hilton Honors Card From American Express

American Express has just rolled out a new limited time offer on the no annual fee <b>Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express</b>, which is valid through …

Flying

At Germany's SAP, employee mindfulness leads to higher profits

BERLIN - Peter Bostelmann, an industrial engineer at Europe's technology giant SAP, discovered meditation during a personal crisis a decade ago.<p>The impact was so profound that he persuaded his employer to start a pilot mindfulness training in 2013.<p>"It's the new jogging," said Bostelmann, who now …

Mindfulness

You Earned 125,000 Membership Rewards Points, Now What?!

As Ben mentioned the other day, <b>The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN</b> currently has a huge 100,000-point welcome bonus — and an even …

Singapore Airlines

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

Exercise

31 Things Everyone Should Do In San Francisco, California, Before They Die

Your guide to the City by the Bay.

San Francisco

Insiders Are Buying CVS on the Cheap -- You Should Too

When a firm's top brass regularly receives employee stock options they aren't prone to buy shares on the open market. It had been almost eight years …

Investing

An Updated Simple Model Ranks the Best Hotel Programs

Loyalty has two primary components: recognition and reward. That’s your elite program and your earn and burn proposition.<p>Hotel programs are tough to …

Hospitality

How to Fly First Class Around the World for $273

This past March, TPG reader <b>Brandon</b> knocked a major milestone off of his bucket list: traveling first class around the world.<p>From March 8 to 25, …

Hong Kong

How Much Are Ultimate Rewards Points Worth?

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are one of the most valuable and widely collected points currencies out there. Personally I’ve long stated that I value …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Realty Income: Here's Why It Might Be Time to Buy

Since mid-2016, Realty Income stock is down by more than 25%. Here's why it's an opportunity.<p>To say that net-lease real estate investment trust <b>Realty</b> …

Investing

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

Some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choose brilliant and great value routes • Top rail trips from the Man in Seat 61<p><b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of …

Trains

How to Make Money While Traveling Wherever You Want — I’ve Done It for 10 Years

<b>Scott: I have made money while traveling</b> for the past decade. Here’s how I’ve done it. And here are ways people <i>I know</i> have done it. And I’ll give you …

GraphQL authorization with multiple data sources using AWS AppSync

<i>I recently gave a</i> <i>talk at React Amsterdam on running GraphQL at scale</i><i>, covering some different use cases and techniques that come up in production.</i> …

Software Engineering

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

The Best Ways to Fly Business Class to Asia Using Miles

In the past year or so, we’ve seen some phenomenal airfare deals from the US to Asia and vice versa, including in business class. Not only have there …

Best Practices for Running Apache Kafka on AWS | Amazon Web Services

<i>This post was written in partnership with Intuit to share learnings, best practices, and recommendations for running an</i> <i>Apache Kafka</i> <i>cluster on AWS.</i> …

Cloud Computing

SHIFT Commerce's Journey: Deconstructing Monolithic Applications into Services

<i>This post originally appeared on Heroku's Engineering Blog.</i><p>Software architecture has been a continual debate since software first came into …

When $2 May Be Your Secret Ticket To VIP Service

What do U-2 spy plane pilots, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and TPG readers have in common? A penchant for the $2 bill.<p>The Wall Street Journal …

Building Microservices With Netflix OSS, Apache Kafka and Spring Boot - Part 4: Security

After building our group of microservices, it seems the next step is spending some time for securing them. From my experience at Dreamix, Spring …

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?

How do you figure out which mindfulness app is right for you? There are over 500 mindfulness apps available. But now, it'll be a little bit easier to …

Ink Cash Raises Sign-Up Bonus to $500

If you’re looking to earn cash back on business expenses such as office supplies and telecommunications, the Ink Business Cash Credit Card is a great …

Southwest Airlines Had a Brilliant Reaction When a Passenger's Wi-Fi Wouldn't Work

This is a story about how kind, little things can go a long way. Doubly so when they're unexpected.<p>Meet Mike, who works for Southwest Airlines.<p>Actually, we'll probably never truly meet Mike. We don't even know his last name. All we know is that he's part of the Southwest Airlines Social Care …

Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

The Workplace

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

It’s Time to Leave San Francisco

That’s it. The Kevin Roose article in the <i>New York Times</i> did it for you. It’s time to leave San Francisco. It’s time to leave Silicon Valley. The Bay …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

4 Surprising Ways Money Really Can Buy Happiness, According to Science

Hint: It has nothing to do with making wise investments.<p>You've heard it over and over: Money doesn't buy happiness. Even if people didn't keep telling you that, you might guess from the large number of extremely wealthy people with drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even suicidal tendencies. …

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …

Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop

Job security as a leader is evasive enough--why would you chase away goodwill with insecurity? Here's how to avoid it.<p>Researchers at the University of Melbourne are one of many groups to have proven a very direct link between self-confidence and success. So why on earth would you broadcast to your …