Nicole Piersiak

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The 6 Ways to Grow a Company

The term “innovation” is often associated with geniuses turning startups into gold mines — the next Google, Apple, or Amazon, with products no one even knew they needed. Private equity firms place hundreds of little bets on these startups, hoping one produces a windfall that covers the rest. These …

Innovation

39 Ridiculously Helpful Things On Amazon Reviewers Purchase Again & Again

It isn't always easy to tell a diamond from a dud when shopping online. However, one way you can be sure you're getting a good deal is when you grab …

Shopping

I've been to 25 countries and I can tell you there are only 11 phrases you need to get by anywhere

There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn more than two or three.<p>Language barriers can cause frustration and inconvenience if you're traveling to a country where English isn't commonly spoken. I experienced the difficulties firsthand throughout my …

Language Learning

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

Books

The Invisible Struggle Of Living With High-Functioning Depression

It’s Monday morning when I arrive early at my full-time office job in Toronto’s financial district — looking put together and well rested for the day …

Mental Health

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Books

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

Three Steps To Fix A Broken Culture

Our world is in a constant state of change and organizations are evolving to create exceptional cultures. Is yours?<p><b>What Makes A Workplace Culture Exceptional?</b><p>According to Gallup, “The world’s best organizations don’t simply promise a great employee experience; they create a <i>culture</i> <i></i>of engagement in …

Employee Engagement

28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists

Everyone’s heading to Montauk, and Cape Cod, and Italy. Poor Italy. But wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you’re escaping the zinc-nosed hordes without having to head to Tuvalu? (Psst. It’s a remote island in the South Pacific.) We asked our team of travelers to name the place they’d go that still …

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

9 Podcasts That Make Me Look Forward to My Morning Commute

I love starting my day with a 30-minute commute by foot, partially because it gets my blood flowing and partially because it gives me time to listen to podcasts. While some podcasts should be reserved for longer periods of time (looking at you, <b>Anna Faris Is Unqualified</b>'s two-hour-long episodes), …

Self-improvement

The Best Places in the U.S. and Abroad to Travel in June

The longest day of the year. The first day of summer. And, for many, the last day of school. June may not have any outstanding holidays (sorry, …

The 18 Most Luxurious Hotels in Bali

Bali Is a Top Island, with Peak Accommodations<p>Indonesia’s tropical island of Bali is a bucket-list destination that is every bit as magical as …

These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

27 Things to Cook in a Cast Iron Skillet - Turntable Kitchen

Did you know that one of the most versatile kitchen essentials is not only super affordable, but can last a lifetime? Our cast iron skillet is one of …

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

Travelling alone can be a hugely rewarding experience, especially in a place that's bursting with enough culture, attractions, and scenery to keep …

European Travel

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

European Travel

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

These days, it seems like every card-carrying millennial has cut the cord and embraced the cable-free lifestyle. At first, it seems fun and exciting. …

Smart TV

10 Incredible Destinations With Five Star Hotels Under $150...

There are more than a few cities around the world where it’s hard to find a decent four stay hotel for under $250 a night. If that sounds a bit …

33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

Discover the Seven New Wonders of the World on this ultimate bucket list trip

If you have a travel bucket list the length of your arm and are hoping to make a big dent in it … then this trip might be the answer. The 31-day tour takes trippers on a whistle-stop tour of the Seven New Wonders of the World and the last standing ancient wonder.<p>The trip is being organised by On …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

National Parks

4 ways to help get over career bitterness

When disappointments inevitably happen at work, we can make the mistake of letting that emotion fester into bitterness. Instead of processing our …

Self-help

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

This Is the Best City in Europe, According to Travelers

Home to more than 1 million works of Renaissance art and a vibrant shopping scene, the Italian city of Florence was voted the best city in Europe in …

Salvatore Ferragamo

16 travel destinations for people who want to get away from the crowds

If uncrowded areas and secluded escapes sound like bliss to you, then you might want to put one of these introverted vacation destinations on your list.<p>Forget the crowds and hype of places like Vegas, L.A., and Cancun, because these hidden gems are much more your style. Some actually cater to …