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14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

European Travel

24 of the Most Stunning Hotel Room Views in the World

One of the greatest things about traveling, is getting the chance to take in breathtaking scenery that you usually can’t find at home. If you want to …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Hiking

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Productivity

Editors' Picks: The Best Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa

In our July/August issue, we debunked six of the biggest myths about going on safari—including the assumption that you can plan it yourself. Trust us: It's not worth the hassle. Use this roundup of the best safari lodges, resorts, and camps in Africa, tested by our senior editors and travel …

South Africa

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015

A single perspective, a quote, even a statistic, can be all you need to make start your journey to improvement 2015, the year when everything …

Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team

Money wasn’t the only thing that enabled financier Cosimo de’ Medici to become <i>de facto</i> ruler of Florence for much of the Italian Renaissance. He exemplified a special leadership skill — the ability to get diverse teams of contending bankers, merchants, and traders to collaborate effectively. How? …

Leadership

Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

Hans Tung Contributor<p>Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley<br>• Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?<p>Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they …

Startups

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

The Five Marketing Must-Haves of an Online Startup

Startups are often strapped for cash, crunched for time, and slammed with responsibilities. This kind of lean and agile operations need a particular kind of marketing power.<p>Startups can’t do every marketing activity in the book. They certainly can’t spend all the money they want. But they still …

11 Great Business Books to Read Right Now

Great books on innovation, entrepreneurship, behavior, success, happiness, famous entrepreneurs... what's not to love?

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage, but an absolute necessity. The structured 9-to-5 life is a thing of the past, and new digital capabilities have dramatically changed what we are expected to accomplish on any …

Productivity

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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