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20 Golden Leadership Quotes For The New Year

Do you want to become an inspired leader in 2015—one who makes a big difference in your team, your organization, and your community?<p>If the answer is yes, a good place to start is to review the qualities and practices of outstanding leaders, which have remained constant since civilization began, as …

4 Easy Investments for 20-Somethings Who Want to Grow Their Money

Investing can seem extremely intimidating, especially if you're a young, new investor. Most of us aren't taught how to invest in school and the financial news makes it seem like you have to be a genius to figure everything out. Is this fear keeping you on the sidelines? Don't worry. Investing can …

Fired Employee Beheads Coworker at Oklahoma Plant, Police Say

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

Self-help

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ireland

Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's surprisingly varied scenery. From mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage sites to unique vistas that beg to be …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Fall Fun in Munich: Oktoberfest, Nightlife, and Music Festivals

The autumn season offers a variety of exciting things to do in Munich, the third-largest city in Germany. Activities can range from enjoying the superb nightlife to taking a bike tour of the city. The coming of fall also means the approach of the long-anticipated Oktoberfest, as well as the Munich …

Top Ten Chicago Restaurants

Chicago is a food town that has an almost allergic reaction to pretension. Restaurants that make it here can't rely solely on brand name decorators, media hype or reality-TV chefs. They have to be the real deal, serving great food, or they don't stay in business. Here are 10 of Chicago's best …

Make Your Coach Flight Easier: Ten Things To Bring

I'm flying over the Atlantic, on my way to Madrid to lead a food tour of Spain. It's my sixth international flight this year, and I always fly coach. I want to justify the cost of business class, but it always seems so unreasonable for a few hours of comfort, even if that means being crammed into a …

Car yoga: 8 seated yoga positions for your next road trip

A recent road trip with my truck driver dad took me from Ontario, Canada, to Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Indiana, and back over six days. I got …

Yoga

6 bars for cult-level craft cocktails in Chicago

While the craft cocktail revival may not have begun in Chicago, the Windy City is perfecting it. Bold words, but for a city already known for being …

How to Pick the Right Restaurant When Traveling

Looking for a great place to eat while traveling? In some ways, it's never been easier to find a dining destination. It's also never been so vexing. Whereas travelers might once have settled for whatever Fodor's or Lonely Planet recommended -- or whatever was closest to the hotel -- today's review …

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. I've logged enough miles now to know my staples; things I've learned after many years, and even more miles, make frustrating moments more …

Travel Tips: Best Shoes for Travel

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

<i>Photo Courtesy Ajv123ajv/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello</i><p>You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. In some cases people have been socked with five-figure tabs for using …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

Airplane Yoga: 7 Poses To Try On Your Next Long Flight

It's been said that sitting is the new smoking, and if that's the case, then there's no worse place for your health than an airplane where you can be trapped in a seated position for seemingly hours on end. Frequent flyers and international travelers may do well to consider trying a few …

Dublin Travel: Ireland's Capital Has The Cutest Tourism Campaign Probably Ever

File this under too cute for words.<p>Dublin offers its tourists a unique view of the city by way of City of a Thousand Welcomes. Started by a local Dubliner in 2011, the program allows first-time visitors to grab a pint or a cup of tea with a local...free of charge. As the program says on its …

Dublin Travel: 10 Must-Sees In The City Of A Thousand Welcomes

When visiting Dublin, my first piece of advice is to take a taxi from the airport. Yes, it's worth the money over the <i>Aircoach</i> or the <i>DublinBus</i> because engaging in conversation with Dubliners one-on-one is the best way to experience the city. I would not be surprised if it were a requirement for …

The Best Places to Grab a Pint and See the Sights in Ireland

Lovely, green and enchanting Ireland! A perfect place for a bicycle tour vacation, this small country is big on charm and hospitality. Enchanting villages, warm and quaint family run inns, quiet country roads and simply spectacular scenery await you. When you travel to Ireland on one of our three …

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Dessert

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

To upgrade summer's coolest brews, lose the sugar and stir in these extras instead.<p>Sugar Buster = Black Tea + Cinnamon

Nutrition