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Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

Iraqi PM: Armies have no chance against IS if it keeps recruiting foreigners

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told a German magazine that armies in the region around Iraq had no chance of defeating Islamic State (IS) if the militants continued to recruit ideologically indoctrinated foreign fighters.<p>Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi tours the city …

North Africa

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Every Company Is An Experience Company - John Battelle's Search Blog

Illustration by Craig Swanson and idea by James Cennamo<p>Some years ago while attempting to explain the thinking behind my then-startup Federated …

What strategists need: A meeting of the minds

A unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey debates the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on …

What It’s Like to Quit A Day Job to Start Your Own Business

Hello, my name is Natalie Davis and I am a designer, leather worker, and owner of Canoe, a modern leather studio based in Austin, TX. As a designer, …

Four Areas Where Senior Leaders Should Focus Their Attention

It was getting close to lunch time and the people seated around the table — the CEO and seven of his direct reports — were clearly getting antsy. But it wasn’t because they were hungry. In fact, they’d been eating snacks all morning, mostly out of boredom.<p>The COO was at the front of the room, …

15 Proven Ways to Encourage Employee Happiness and Engagement

As a leader of people you need to encourage happiness in every facet of your business. I’ve created 10 techniques that will help your company be …

Happiness

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

How Parents' Lies Breed Dishonest Children

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or protect their self-esteem -- can have some negative side effects. According to a new study, children who are lied to by their parents are more likely …

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)

/ Oct 23, 2013<p>Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s …

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

It's that time of the year again: time to pack your friends or family in the car and hit the open road. Planning your perfect road trip can be an …

The Best Cycling Lodges

Even the most dedicated cyclists need to treat themselves sometimes. These destination cycling lodges offer gourmet eats and refreshing vistas, as well as intense group rides on the most punishing routes—exactly what any self-respecting bike fiend needs.<p>Inn at Blackberry Farm<p><b>Walland, …

Mountain Biking

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What to Do When Setting Goals Gets You Nowhere | Inc.com

"A lot of people, when they set a goal for themselves they take some type of performance- or appearance-based goal to go after, like lose 20 pounds in six weeks. Or in the case of running, 'I'm going to run this half marathon at the end of May,'" Clear told <i>Inc</i>.<p>"The problem with this is--it's fine …

Success

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Divorce

Five Monumental Changes Surrounding How Americans View the Bible

Where does the Bible currently stand in American culture? That’s a question that the Barna Group, a polling firm that measures faith issues, and the American Bible Society, a Christian organization, attempt to answer each year through their joint study on “The State of the Bible.”<p>While the United …

To Tip or Not to Tip

<i>Traveler</i> Editor at Large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> I’m going on a cruise. How much should I figure for tipping?<p><b>My Answer:</b> You might not have …

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Use Sales Linguistics to Structure Winning Presentations

During the past few months I’ve sat through hundreds of presentations while attending conferences and the company meetings of my clients. Overall, I would rate half of them as being average and a quarter of them as just plain terrible. How can we all work to improve those numbers?<p>There’s an …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

How To Retire On Time With No Worries

Frankly speaking, the biggest advantage of any single investor is time. How big an advantage? Big enough to allow an ordinary saver to retire well with no worries.<p>That’s not what happens, of course. Most people do it completely backwards, waiting until their 40s to start thinking about retirement. …

3 Phases of Successful Retirement Planning

How to calculate the true cost of retirement

In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, …

Stop Procrastinating and Retire Richer: 3 Tips to Act on Now

After a great 2013, smart investors are giving serious thought to how they can keep the gains going in 2014 and beyond. If you don't procrastinate, …

How to retire early — 35 years early

For many Americans, the idea of an early retirement is pure fantasy — many surveys suggest that a good portion of us are convinced we’ll never be …

5 tips to help you retire early

Slide 1 of 7<p>5 early retirement strategies from Mr. Money Mustache<p>Getting to retirement may not be as hard as you think. Or at least it can be easier …