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Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

Healthful eating is smart way to sustain brain power, study finds

It's official, no matter where you live: Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and alcohol is highly likely to pave a road to …

Holistic Medicine

10 Questions to Ignite Your Career Relaunch

“I’m ready to return to work, but where do I start?”<p>This is the most common question I get from women looking to re-enter the workforce.<p>In my work as …

5 Ways Smart Leaders Overcome Their Greatest Weaknesses

We usually focus on our strengths. Try focusing on weaknesses instead.<p>What are your biggest weaknesses?<p>We all have them, but as successful people, we've trained ourselves to look away from them. We focus on our strengths. We conceal or work around our weak spots. We admit to as few personal …

Top 10 highest-paying college majors

Here's a shocker: Nine out of the 10 highest-paying college majors are in engineering fields.<p>The top-paying degree is petroleum engineering, according to a new report from The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.<p>The report, which used 2013 Census data, found that workers who …

College & University

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Drawing

Academic Medical Centers Face a Tall Order

“Academic Medical Centers are not at the scale of operations they need to be at, in order to be successful. This scale requires an order of magnitude …

China's Angry Cabbies Beat Back Uber

The ride-sharing app Uber has encountered more than its share of regulatory crackdowns during its international expansion. South Korean authorities …

What's next for Brady, Patriots after 'Deflategate' report

Aston Martin Enters Lease Arena, Offering James Bond's Lifestyle at a (Relatively) Low Monthly Rate

Aston Martin is among the more revered automotive brands, with a name that carries the same cache as names like Bentley or Porsche. It’s also the only automotive brand to enjoy a 50-plus-year association with Britain’s most popular secret agent. And while many of us dream of sharing a vehicular …

Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan Fight 'Possible' for September Despite Ramadan

Amir Khan has suggested Muslim festival Ramadan won't stop him from fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. if a bout can be scheduled for the middle of September.<p>Ramadan ends on July 17, which Khan believes would give him enough opportunity to get into shape for a shot at the 48-0 American.<p>David Anderson of …

What's Your CEO Persona?

Check out these 4 CEO personas and see if you identify with any of them!<p>Recently, I was reading a few articles on CEO personas or "types" and I got me thinking about some of the CEOs I've had the pleasure (or not!) to work with or to know. It also got me thinking about what my own persona may have …

Cavs, LeBron Blow Out Bulls in Game 2

LeBron James took it upon himself to even the Cleveland Cavaliers' Eastern Conference semifinals clash with the Chicago Bulls at one game each Wednesday night, leading his team to a 106-91 Game 2 win.<p>The superstar—once again wearing a headband—finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and five …

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

Jackson Hole

You can fly all over Asia for just $160

Wikimedia commons<p>AirAsia recently released its Asean Pass, which allows you to travel across ten countries in the continent for only $160 a month.<p>Guests can use the pass to lock down low flight fares across Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and the …

Asia

Cinco De Mayo Special: A Tequila Lover's Guide to Mexico Hotels and Hot Spots

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Hipmunk pulled together a list of our favorite Mexican destinations that will optimize your holiday tequila tasting expeditions whether you decide to hop on the next flight South of the border or craft yourself a flight of tequila at home. Pass around that salt and lime! <i>Vamanos</i>!<p>…

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

French Fries

Do Americans Need a Visa to Visit China?

<i>National Geographic 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 planning a trip to <b>China</b> and am confused about visas.<b> </b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Any …

11 amazing things that Portugal is known for

PROVING THAT PORTUGAL is so much more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Port wine, and Fado, here are 11 other pretty awesome things Portugal has given the …

After Driverless Cars Google Has Its Eye on Pilot-less Airliners

The chief of Google Inc.’s experimental cargo-drone program wants to see automated flight go beyond pilotless planes and extend to commercial air …

11 steps to Frenchify yourself

It takes much more than learning the language to become a <i>real</i> French person. The process of “Frenchification” is what will upgrade you from expat to …

How to Plan an Insanely Cheap Trip That Feels Expensive

<i>(Photo: PeopleImages.com/Getty Images)</i><p>You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a jetsetting boss while traveling. The trick is a combination of knowing how to get expensive amenities for cheap, while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. Here are …

Personal Finance

11 etiquette rules to remember next time you fly

Unless you're fortunate enough to be flying in a first class suite, air travel can often be a stressful and exhausting experience.<p>However, for those of us who can't afford a luxurious upgrade, there are a few basic etiquette rules that can improve the comfort of your journey. Follow them, and your …

Etiquette

You know you are a local in Rochester, NY when…

1. You went to The Cinema just to meet the new cat.<p>There are many great bargain, art-house, and unique theatres in town, but only one has a resident …

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

10 Alternative Tours of Prague (and 1 to Avoid)

There are so many ways to see a city - museums, walking tours, guidebooks - but experienced travelers want authenticity with their history. This alternative guide to Prague tours includes passionate individuals who can introduce you to the Czech capital through different eyes, no matter what your …

Los Angeles Welcomed a Record 44.2 Million Visitors in 2014

Los Angeles welcomed a record 44.2 million visitors in 2014, a 5 percent increase over 2013, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board announced …