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18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

10 Crazy Airbnbs You Can Book Around The World

14 skills every professional should have

But there are certain skills that are absolute must-haves, no matter what type of career you pursue.<p>Unfortunately, no one tells you what those skills <i>are</i> until they realize you don't have them — like when you fumble through your first presentation at work because you never learned the art of public …

Employment

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Productivity

These 3 Things Predict Success In Fund-Raising Pitches, Says Harvard Psychologist

Psychologist and Harvard professor Amy Cuddy, author of New York Times best-selling book Presence, has discovered there are three things that predict how likely an entrepreneur is to successfully raise funds. Cuddy’s book focuses on proven techniques for getting through life’s most challenging …

7 Korean-inspired beauty practices you should adopt

What do Korean celebrities Song Hye-Kyo, YoonA and Taeyeon have in common besides fame? Coveted skin and looks that's scored them sponsorship deals …

The Best Cities in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

Great leaders don't give in to these bad habits, and neither should you.<p>There are good habits, and not-so-good ones. Then there are habits that will actually prevent you from achieving success. That observation comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates, which recently used Stephen R. …

See the Hottest Beauty Trends from Paris Spring 2016 Fashion Week

Now here's what we call a beautiful fashion month finale if we've ever seen one. Paris Fashion Week came to a close today, leaving behind a gamut of …

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than 40 years, there’s still a buzz in …

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

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5 Marketing Strategies for Writers Who Hate Promoting Their Own Work

Posts:793Group:Global ModeratorsMember#2Joined:Sep 3, 2015<p>In a long-ago golden age, all a writer had to do was write; he churned out pages, presented …

10 Dainty Jewelry Pieces for the Minimalist Lover

We’re big believers in more is more (especially when it comes to color and costumes), but minimalism definitely has its place, too. The trend was ALL over the runways at this year’s NYFW and it is an easy, non-intimidating trend that works everywhere from the office to first dates. Here are 10 …

The foodie traveller… snacks on tomato fritters in Santorini, Greece

Tiny tomatoes grown in the island’s dry volcanic soil are full of flavour, and best appreciated in moreish fritters made with fresh herbs<p>In the southern Mediterranean, on the edge of the Aegean sea, fire met water and an odd island was born: Santorini.<p>For years, it was considered one of the …

What NOT to do in Paris

More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this painting.<p>The Mona Lisa is much …

12 places to escape the smog: the world's best car-free islands

10 Unmissable Restaurants in the American South

Matt Lee and Ted Lee are the Charleston-bred hosts of *Southern Uncovered With the Lee Bros.*on Ovation TV. Here, they share their favorite new and classic restaurants in five of the best Southern-food cities in the country.<p>Years of eating and traveling around the South has revealed a pattern in …

Sexual Harassment Starts Earlier Than You Think — And These Women's Stories Prove It

Recently, singer Jewel opened up about her earliest memories of unwanted male attention, which started as early as age 8.<p>"I had men putting dimes in …

Sexual Harassment

10 reasons to travel Europe in winter

1. Fewer tourists<p>When my family took a vacation to Europe, it was in summer. It was summer again three years later when I returned for a …

European Travel

Where the Insiders Eat During Paris Fashion Week

Some of our favorite tastemakers tell Traveler contributing editor Sofia Sanchez de Betak about the French bistros, open-air markets, Thai noodle joints, and bakeries where they grab a bite between shows.<p>Fashion Month (that’s right—four weeks in four cities) is here, and stylists, editors, writers, …

How to Do Paris Fashion Week Like A Street-Style Star

Creative director and Condé Nast Traveler contributing editor Sofia Sanchez de Betak gives us her must list for Paris Fashion Week.<p>Since she splits her time between New York and Paris, and attends shows in both cities (not to mention Milan and London) during fashion month, we asked street style …

Fashion Week

Summer Sale Clothes That Will Seamlessly Transition Into Fall

Time to shop!<p>Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn't mean you can't wear your favorite warm-weather clothes this fall. Thanks to the magic of layering, most of your spring and summer staples can make a seamless transition into the new season.<p>In fact, thanks to all the …

The Slow Cooker Hacks You've Been Missing Out On

Game changed.<p>There's no denying the greatness of the slow cooker. It cooks us dinner with little effort on our part -- breakfast, lunch and dessert, too. But, did you know that the slow cooker can do more than just cook slowly? It can also work as a double boiler and a steamer, and it's even an …

Slow Cookers

The Perfect Pre-Flight Meal

Amsterdam-inspired Pannenkoeken is the perfect meal to satisfy your hunger, sweet tooth, and pre-flight time crunch.<p>Forget the Amsterdam you thought you knew. Today's Dutch capital is a city reborn with world-class museums, architecture, and of course — food. The culinary heritage of Amsterdam may …

9 Awesome Places To Visit This Fall

We've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first? Beach season is finito. Now for the bright side: America is darn beautiful in autumn. Here, nine places to put on your fall vacation list.<p><b>Best Sweater Weather: Portland, Maine</b><p>Break out your L.L. Bean cable-knit and head to this coastal New …

New England

How To Keep Wearing Florals All Fall Like A Boss

Stop and wear the flowers.<p>Rules are made to be broken -- especially when it comes to fashion. You should definitely wear white after Labor Day, and you <i>can</i> rock mom jeans. Also, contrary to popular belief, you can absolutely wear florals in the fall.<p>Bright, beautiful, blossomed patterns are perfect …

The 10 Lessons to Learn From Traveling

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>What The Real World Won't Teach You</b><p>Contrary to popular belief, traveling can teach you more than a classroom, job, or relationship ever will. I've found that people's definitions of "the real world" vary quite a bit. For me, the real …

University of Iowa

3 Ways to Style a White T-Shirt for the Office

When it comes to office-appropriate outfits, dress codes have definitely skewed casual (think: shorts and sneakers), especially among more liberal …

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