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Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

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4 Ways Your Superman Complex Could Be Destroying Your Business

As a <i>business leader</i>, you only have so much time and energy. Therefore, it is imperative you direct your time and energy to getting the results you …

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statistics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. What do these numbers mean? Are managers doing that …

From Toddler to Tycoon | Men's Health

<b>Show Them the Money</b><br>To teach your child that money doesn't appear magically in wallets, talk through your transactions as you make them, says Nathan Dungan, author of Prodigal Sons and Material Girls. And occasionally let the kid hand over the cash.<p><i>Extra Credit</i><br>Have your kids decorate three jars with …

For Those Who Care About America's Future, A Stocking-Stuffer Of A Book: 'The Crash of 2016'

It’s Panic Saturday, the last big shopping day before Christmas. If you are racing to find a stocking stuffer for an economically curious friend, I have the very thing: Thom Hartmann’s new book <i>The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America – and What We Can Do to Stop It.</i><p>The book is a deeply …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

11 Tricks For Staying In Control Without Obsessing Over It, From Former NBA Coach Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson had a set of leadership principles he calls the “Eleven Rings.”<p>Starting with the fact that his style <i>undercounts</i> the amount of …

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Entrepreneurship

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss | Inc.com

Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

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25 Things You Miss When You Leave Buffalo

1. Hot Wings<p>Of course this would be number one on the list. No one makes hot wings like they do in Buffalo. Now, let’s get this right, people. It’s …

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Zagat

Boston city guide: an insider's tour

Friends told me that I would feel at home in Boston because of its strong European influence, and they were right. When I first arrived in the city 16 years ago, from France, I discovered a place full of history and style, fell in love with it right away, and never left.<p>Boston is one of the oldest …

Check out this year’s Best of Boston winner, plus more top picks from years past.

Allston<p>A great diner isn’t built on food alone. Atmosphere counts, and this diner car has it in spades. There’s a black-and-white checkered floor and …

Project Management Team Success – 7 Reasons to Include Event People

Who are the event people on your team?<p>Even if you aren’t planning and developing events, you should have “event people” involved on your project …

How I Changed My Environment So That I Could Reach Success

<b>Editors note:</b> <i>I received this great and inspiring story from Sheldon Scipio earlier today, and found that it embodies the truths of how most people</i> …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

How To Get Paid Faster: 8 Market-Tested Ideas That Work

Odds are you didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about how you were going to get paid, when you were thinking about starting your business.<p>Lord knows, I didn’t.<p>I figured I’d do the work; send out a bill and I would get a check a few days later.<p>(Yes, I was very young. But even so, I wonder if anyone …

How To Be More Charismatic

Charisma is a crucial ingredient of business success.<p>Without it, it’s hard to influence others. Difficult to clinch sales. And damn near impossible to get to the top.<p>But it is widely assumed that charisma cannot be developed – you’ve either got it or you don’t.<p>I beg to differ. I’ve coached hundreds …

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

16 Surprising Statistics About Small Businesses

In the last 6 years, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge about the state of small business from our 38 million members and we never cease to be surprised. Here are 16 vital (and surprising) statistics we’ve uncovered about the small business landscape:<p>1) The SBA defines a small business as an …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

The 7 Questions That Tell You Who You Are

Many of the answers we’re seeking are answers we already have. We just don’t know how to access them. Understanding who you are isn’t something you …

How Healthy Is Your Business? 6 Ways To Take Its 'Temperature'

When 1 in 10 entrepreneurs work 70 hours a week, it’s a safe bet that business owners have a lot of issues competing for their attention. Making a great product, generating sales, building customer relationships and managing employees are often the most pressing issues for business owners.<p>It can be …