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Best hotels in Spain

Seville, Andalucia, Spain<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>So discreet it doesn’t even have a sign, this restored 17th-century mansion hidden down a tiny al...<p>Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Resembling a sultan’s palace, Fuerteventura’s standout hotel bridges the gap between …

7 Telltale Signs That You Have a Leader's Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great performers don’t always make great leaders. Need proof? Just look to the sports world. Wayne Gretzky, Isaiah Thomas and Kevin McHale -- all legendary athletes whose on-the-field success didn’t translate to storied coaching …

Leadership

Google Ventures On How Sketching Can Unlock Big Ideas

Jake Knapp, author of Sprint, reveals a four-step process for sketching your way to greatness.<p>Imagine you’ve got a great idea. You’ve been thinking about it for weeks. You go to work, describe the idea to your teammates, and . . . they just stare at you. Maybe you aren’t explaining it well. Maybe …

Creativity

Responsive web design: What the Internet looks like in 2016

<i>Offer website visitors the best user experience by designing for each device.</i> Whether a website is being viewed on a phone or computer, or being …

Visual Design

Here are Accenture’s 5 big tech trends for 2016

Global consulting firm Accenture has released its top five tech trends for 2016. And the good thing is that they aren’t just more of the same.<p>The trends from the Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report focus on changes that will impact enterprises in the next three to five years. The report is …

Good Interaction Design = Good UX

UX is no longer just a concern resigned to technical teams. It’s a focus that transcends departments as more and more businesses are realizing the …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

UX Design

Perfect Stocking Stuffers For The World Traveler On Your List

In a world where people agree on very little, we can all agree on this: Travel is great. The sensory overload, the never ending <i>newness</i>, the kindness of a stranger — it’s just all so awesome.<p>Which goes a long way toward explaining why travel gifts are the best gifts. Fun, inventive gizmos can make …

16 theses on the future of mobile

In this post, then, I outline what I think are the 16 topics to think about within the current generation, outline the key issues for each of them, and then link to the things I've written in the last year or so that try to understand them. In January, I'll dig into some of the themes for the …

Living Rooms

Lyft spent an entire year redesigning its app — here are all the changes it made to steal customers away from Uber

But when Lyft, the ride-hailing app, decided to do a redesign, ergonomics and transparency were at the forefront.<p>"We think in the transition of transportation as a service, choice matters more. We want to make choice clear, and for the trade-offs to be obvious," Lyft's VP of Product Tali Rapaport …

Lyft

People Remember What You Say When You Paint a Picture

When leaders communicate a vision of their organization’s future, they tend to emphasize ideals and ideology — the importance of “success,” “stewardship,” or “sustainability.” Leaders are likely to emphasize this type of abstract rhetoric more as businesses become increasingly digital. Given that …

Winston Churchill

I Calculated the Mass of a Star Wars Blaster Bolt for You

Everyone knows the weapons in Star Wars aren't lasers. If they were lasers, you wouldn't see them from the side very well and, more importantly, they …

You can now share emails about trips with just one tap with Inbox by Gmail

Google’s email service, Inbox by Gmail, announced a few minor user-requested features aimed at making traveling and sharing easier with email.<p>Inbox …

Apps

THE MOBILE MARKETING REPORT: How marketers are reaching mobile consumers

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile marketing is getting more spotlight these days. Revenue from mobile advertising accounted for 30% of total ad spend in the first half of 2015, according to the IAB, and it's on track to account for more than one-third in the second half of the year. Despite this growth, mobile …

Digital Advertising

These Bluetooth headphones are like music to your ears

The new Kinivo URBN Bluetooth stereo headphones are a welcome alternative to earbuds.<p>Sleek, with soft faux-leather padding at the pivoting 2-by-3-inch rectangular earpieces and at the crown, the 1 1/4 -inch-wide headband glides smoothly over the top of your head.<p>The controls for pairing, listening …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

GDPR

Just Back: Barcelona

National Geographic Travel associate producer <b>Megan Heltzel</b> (on Twitter and Instagram @MeganHeltzel) studied abroad in <b>Barcelona</b> when she was in college. She recently returned to <b></b>the Catalonian capital on a trip with Monograms Travel and was happy to see that the city she once called home continues to …

This Itty-Bitty Town Will Make You Wanna Run Off To Spain

On the list of reasons to drop everything and go to Spain, this is rising to the top... <i>fast</i>. Meet Lekeitio, an itty-bitty fishing town nestled on the country's northern coast near Bilbao.<p>Aside from boasting two stunning beaches, amazingly fresh seafood and an island you can walk to, it has <i>totally</i> …

Barcelona

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

Coastal Tuscany's "Hidden" Treasure: Exploring Morellino di Scansano

While international tourists routinely bypass the beautiful coastal region known as the Maremma on the way to central Tuscany, in-the-know Romans and international jetsetters alike flock to its beaches and hilltop towns every summer to enjoy just-caught seafood, locally raised pork, beef, and lamb, …

Italy

National Geographic Travel

Why the F*ck Aren't You in Bratislava?

Disappear to a place with exactly zero fanny packs on its soil.<p>Photo by: Xlibber<p>Slovakia is the country that used to be married to the Czech Republic before the end of the Cold War and is like the Kansas of Europe. Bratislava is situated on the far western end along the Danube river. Since even the …

European Travel

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists.<p>Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.<p>It's not to say you shouldn't visit these popular locales (they're some of our …

Travel

Don't Tell! These Restaurants Are Where Locals Eat in Florence

The sandwiches at Nerbone, at Florence's Central Market, have locals lining up -- and you should too. But save room for gelato! <i>Photo courtesy of thepinkpeppercorn/Flickr. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Yep, the guidebooks are packed with restaurant recommendations. And when it …

Italy

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Italy