Erica Spinney

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12 New Rules for Riding the Paris Métro

The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the city’s underground. It's a welcome—and hilarious—guide that should make riding the subway in Paris more pleasant.<p>The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the …

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Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

Shoes

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

10 hidden gems near top vacation destinations

Sometimes you need to ditch your guide, says <b>Brice King</b> of RoamRight.com, a travel insurance company geared to independent travelers. As you plan trips for 2014, he suggests looking outside the package tour. "Once you're on a tour you go into autopilot," he says. "You can't just wander off." He …

Creating Cool Product Names for a New Product Idea - Creative Thinking Mini-Poster

Among the most popular Brainzooming blog posts are those with creative thinking questions for creating cool product names for a new product idea. The …

Creativity

How to Dramatically Increase Pageviews on Your Website | Inc.com

One of the most perplexing problems when it comes to starting an e-commerce company is: how do you get people to visit your new site? Even when you have trendy graphics and great content, you suddenly enter a vast megaverse of competing sites. Fight the temptation to start outright paying for the …

Marketing

The Eight Habits Of Extremely Successful Entrepreneurs

Great entrepreneurs don’t write great books. In fact, they don’t write many books at all.<p>Neither fact is surprising. Successful entrepreneurs are typically too busy innovating to write down much of anything. And on those rare occasions when they attempt to create a book, it’s filled with what they …

Why the stories you tell yourself decide your success

I’m just as obsessed with “leverage” as the next entrepreneur.<p>We all want to work smart, not hard. Pareto principal and all that. You get it.<p>My job …

7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that customers trust word-of-mouth above corporate advertising. According to Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers trust peer recommendations while only 53 percent trust content that you create and post on your website.<p>If you …

What Not To Do When Growing Your Company, From A CEO Who’s Done Just That

Don’t rush the hiring process, and four other top tips for growing the right way.<p>Your company’s growth can feel like a complex equation. Add a consultant here, subtract a client there, divide up this budget and hope for the best. The numbing reality is that the choices we make, more often than not, …

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work …

11 Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Hate Sales

An introverted entrepreneur? Yes, they exist. Not all people love selling all the time. But as a startup founder, that’s usually part of the job description, at least at first.<p>We asked 11 successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for practical advice on how to make peace …

Looking for the Best Startup Idea? Be Specific

I am absolutely convinced that today, startups who try to solve problems within a narrow segment of the market are bound to be successful. Of course, …

5 Island Resorts You Didn't Know You Wanted to Visit

These resorts are on islands so far-flung you’ve probably never heard of them. For those of you thinking about where to find a little barefoot luxury in 2014, here are five places—including two brand-new ones—to dream about.

The 56 Best Oyster Happy Hours in NYC, Sorted by Neighborhood

If your wallet can't handle high raw bar prices, but you still need your fix of cheap oysters and beer, you'll be happy to learn that many of the …

7 Great Tips for Visiting Paris in Springtime

With flowering public gardens and boulevards made for strolling hand-in-hand, this is the perfect time of year to visit the City of Light. Here, we …

These Are the 12 Oldest Places in America

Just how far back in time does human achievement go in this country? We challenged ourselves to find out and in the process discovered everything …

New Orleans

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

Beaches

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski resorts and hotels, …

Articles about outside box unusual home layouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside...<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>The two units that make up the MuSh …

Outdoor Spaces

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Home Tours

Toronto mayor denies he tried to buy 'crack video' | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford called allegations he may have tried to buy a video that apparently showed him using crack cocaine “an outright lie” in a sports radio interview on Thursday.<p>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gestures during an executive committee meeting in Toronto, December 5, 2013. …

North Africa

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New documents suggest Rob Ford may have tried to buy video

A trove of police wiretap evidence replete with allegations of extortion attempts, threats and boasts of numerous photographs of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford using illegal drugs is revealing the extent to which the mayor's behaviour exposed his public office to criminal elements.<p>In one instance detailed …

Crime

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Food

Toronto House Prices, Sales Soar In October: TREB

It’s either a sign that the housing market is healthy and resilient, or a sign of irrational exuberance along the way to a housing bubble.<p>Either way, …