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The 9 Best Mykonos Hotels of 2018

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THE MOST DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS TRAIN RIDES IN EUROPE – Page 8

Central Rhine Railway, Germany<p>Mainz to Koblenz<br>Distance: 40 miles<br>Cost per ticket: $20<br>This is the most German of all German trains; a breathtaking dive …

European Travel

Cruise Critic's top destinations for 2018

European Travel

Top Amsterdam Shopping Areas

Amsterdam is undeniably the shopping capital of the Netherlands. Besides the diverse mix of trendy, antique, modern, luxury, cheap, second-hand, …

Explore the Hidden Shopping Passages of Paris — Traveler

Discover the City of Light as Parisians of yesteryear did in a maze of historic passages hidden throughout the city. Designed to protect 19th-century …

8 Rules to Do Everything Better

“Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life,” writes investor Ray Dalio in his bestselling book, <i>Principles</i><i>.</i> Dalio focuses on skills like decision-making, investing, and managing organizations. While reading through it, I …

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for …

Happiness

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

5 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voices in Your Head

“There’s a brilliant, beautiful, priceless piece of art hanging right in front of you. It’s sophisticated and meticulously detailed—a painstaking …

Design

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

10 Deep Questions That Could Help You Live Your Best Life

Checking in with yourself regularly is a great way to stay in tune, practice self-care and ensure that you’re living your best life. As an added bonus, being happy and healthy will give you the awesome energy you need to care for the people you love while crushing your professional goals. Read on …

Nine amazing reasons to visit Amsterdam this winter

See this hub of art, fashion and food in a new light this winter, says our Amsterdam expert Rodney Bolt.<p>1. Go now<p>Just as the evenings are approaching their darkest, Amsterdam is lighting up. Artists from around the world (including Ai Weiwei) are contributing outdoor light sculptures and …

Top 14 Tourist Traps In Amsterdam (And Where To Go Instead)

<b>On a first visit to a city, people always head straight for all the tourist highlights. In Amsterdam they queue en masse at Madame Tussauds, or walk</b> …

23 Motivational Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety

A lack of emotional self-management has serious health ramifications -- and can jeopardize your career.<p>Stress. We all experience it -- some more intensely than others. Without a doubt, stress and anxiety in the workplace is becoming rampant as numerous studies show that job stress continues to rise …

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

The best ski resorts for intermediate skiers and snowboarders

What better as a progressing skier or snowboarder than to cruise miles of well-groomed red and blue pistes that are well within your ability. Here’s where to up the feel-good factor.<p>Unless stated otherwise prices are per person for seven nights in the cheapest available week. Prices include …

15 Most Scenic Train Rides in Europe That You Must Experience

The Alps across countries dotted with magical-looking castles, picturesque rivers and valleys – traveling on trains in the European countries is an …

60 Amazing Photos of 30 Most Beautiful European Cities

Article Europe<p>Europe, in particular ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture. The Western Roman Empire, The Renaissance, The Industrial …

River Cruise Review: First Time on Viking River Cruises

Have you ever wanted to experience a river cruise before? Below I share my first ever experience on a Viking River...The post River Cruise Review: …

The 10 Top Skills That Will Land You High-Paying Jobs by 2020, According to the World Economic Forum

They surveyed 350 executives across 9 industries in 15 of the world's biggest economies ... and the answers may surprise you.<p>Professional development: it's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications …

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

Neighborhood Guide to Paris

Get pleasantly lost in the 20 arrondissements of Paris: Head to the 8th to buy macarons on bustling Champs-Elysees, the 6th to drink champagne in …

How To Be Unforgettable The Second You Say Hello

Science says that love at first sight is actually this...<p>There are some people who can walk into any room, say one word, and instantly be unforgettable.<p>I can probably count those people on one hand as they're the few wonderful men and women who had a profound impact on my life over the years.<p>Some …

To Raise Kids That Are Exceptionally Self-Reliant and Resilient, Jeff Bezos and His Wife MacKenzie Say Do This

The Amazon founder and his wife are teaching their children remarkably powerful lessons that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.<p>While most of us have heard the story of how Jeff Bezos left his cushy Wall Street job behind in 1994 to start Amazon.com in his garage, most of us …

How to Get Your Sales Teams Pumped Up, According to Science

Here's what science says about bringing your A-game when the stakes are high.<p>The moments leading up to a major event can be terrifying -- for you and your team. Just before an important sales pitch, presentation or other high-stakes situation, you can hear your heart pounding in your ears. You take …

Public Speaking

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

Leadership