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How to Use Flipboard to Plan a Vacation

As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Lucky for us, in the last 10 years, International travel has doubled in volume, and is forecasted to keep growing until there are 1.8 billion tourists in 2030. With so much riding on the experience it’s no …

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8 Key Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

From Cuban to Sandberg, the world's top business leaders all understand how much these qualities count.<p>You hear it all the time: <i>Focus on your values.</i> After all, your values should guide everything you do with your brand and help connect you with customers. But what should those values be? Out of …

Entrepreneurship

Did you know there’s a tropical island paradise an hour’s drive from Austin? | Love's a Trip

If you’ve lived in Central Texas for very long, you probably have a list of favorite swimming holes. But here’s one I just discovered and instantly …

Travel

A Key Employee Just Quit. Here's What To Do (& Not Do) Next

Imagine that your most valuable employee hands you a two-week notice. Do you seek a reimbursement for training?<p>Recently, I was speaking with a contractor who told me about his employee who had been with his business for ten-plus years and just handed in a two-week notice. Citing lack of growth as …

Customers

15 Things to Do in Thailand for First-Timers

From gorgeous beaches to 14th century Buddhas, Thailand is packed with activity and adventure for every type of traveler.<p>1 Bangkok: Go See the Buddhas<p>…

6 Toxic Phrases That Should Never Come Out of a Leader's Mouth

This is the sure path to demoralizing your team.<p>Let's start with a hard truth: Many people in management roles got promoted to managerial positions based on individual job performance or tenure, not because of their natural ability to effectively lead, serve, and engage other human beings to <i>be</i> and …

workimprovement

7 Great Quotes from Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, who passed Friday morning, was a father, chef, writer, and television host that grabbed the minds and hearts of his audience and …

On the Keto Diet? Check Out These 30 Products From Costco ASAP

The keto diet comes with a laundry list of unapproved foods — say goodbye to carbs and sugar — but Costco is here to save the day yet again. Our favorite wholesale store makes going keto a breeze, thanks to its endless inventory of low-carb, high-fat items. And we even just discovered that it sells …

Recipes

New businesses are booming -- are you ready to start one?

Check these items off your list, and you'll be in a good position to start a business of your own.<p>Owning your own business has many benefits, and clearly, American workers are eager to reap them. The percentage of job hunters who opted to start a business during this year's first quarter was the …

4 Things You Have to Do Before Making Your Side Hustle Your Full-Time Business

Think your side hustle may be ready for the big time? Check these four boxes to increase your chances of success.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people who start a side hustle do so to bolster the income from their full-time job. Maybe you're paying off …

5 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid Right Now, if You Want Your People to Stay

Don't fall victim to these common pitfalls.<p>What creates great leadership is something that is fluid. It changes with how our society evolves. While there are some characteristics that are timeless, such as kindness and charisma, there are many other new ways of being that emerge all of the time. …

Leadership

How to Travel to 10 Different Countries Without Ever Leaving New York City’s 5 Boroughs

In New York City, you can find anything you want — and at any hour, too.<p>But the “city that has it all” extends far beyond the 24/7 chains of Times …

10 Long-Haul Flight Survival Tips and Tricks

A long flight in an economy seat doesn't have to be something to endure. Try and get an aisle seat for easy access to the galley when required (or …

Here Are the Benefits of Multiple LLCs or Corporations for Your Businesses

Entrepreneurs running several companies under one LLC may benefit from creating multiple corporations.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What kinds of traits do entrepreneurs share? They're driven to succeed. They're not afraid to try, experiment and fail. They …

Nine Questions Every Leader Must Ask Before Letting Someone Go

If you have worked in the professional world as a leader for any length of time you have undoubtedly found yourself managing a team member who was failing to live up to expectations. While it might be tempting to cut someone loose if their performance is sub-par, the turnover may cost more than you …

Leadership

Is Your Boss A Challenge? How To Manage Up

Working for a troublesome boss can be nothing short of miserable. A less-than-competent manager can depress your morale, deflate your productivity, and flatten your motivation.<p>But you don’t have to feel helpless. And looking for another job doesn’t have to be your go-to option.<p>You can improve your …

Me Too movement

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Nutrition

A Traveler's Guide to the Major Cities in Peru

Peru has a population of just over 29 million, the majority of which lives in urban areas. According to the 2007 census, 75.9 percent of the …

New Evidence That Low Employee Turnover Correlates With High Profits

Employee turnover is costly: the time and money spent hiring, the effort and distraction of training, the low productivity of new employees as well as reduced product quality or customer service while new employees come up to speed. I just saw hard evidence from a common industry: convenience …

Want a High-Performing Team? Create an Atmosphere of 'Relaxed Intensity'--Here's How

The term 'relaxed intensity' may seem contradictory, but it sure as heck isn't counterproductive.<p>We're all looking for an edge to boost team performance or experience-based secrets to success. One thing's for sure, any formula for success requires an intense commitment.<p>But this is trickier than it …

Employment

The Complete App Toolkit For Your Next Budget Travel Adventure

Travel expands the mind, broadens your palette (and your palate), opens your worldview and, for many, drains your wallet. But travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can often be a more enriching experience to show up with a budget, because it means you look more closely at the places you …

How Anthony Bourdain Finds Amazing Restaurants Everywhere He Goes

These 7 tips will have you traveling like Bourdain.<p>“Food is the easiest window into a culture and the most direct expression of character and history …

Anthony Bourdain

4 Reasons a Daily Walking Habit Is Worth It

<i>This content originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p>We’re bombarded by fitness messaging that tells us that to be healthy, we must go to extremes (“no …

Cognitive Impairment

10 reasons to spend your money on travel, not things

<b>While short-term purchases might boost your happiness for a short time, here are 13 reasons why you should spend your money on travel, instead.</b><p><i>Spend</i> …

20 reasons to love Phuket, Thailand

Phuket has long been one of Thailand's party towns. But Kerry van der Jagt discovers there is much more to see and do than just the bars and the …

10 Things You Should Be Doing to Boost Your Immunity

Diet<p><b>1. Mind the Fat</b><br>High-fat diets can make your immune system “less functional and more sluggish,” says Simin Nikbin Meydani, Ph.D., the associate …

Nutrition

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Human Ancestors Had the Same Dental Problems as Us--Even without Fizzy Drinks and Sweets

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Dental erosion is one of …

Dentistry