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When in Venice, Don’t Think Like a Tourist

Skye McAlpine, raised in Venice, explores her city's true culinary heart in her new cookbook. Here, she shares her recommendations for experiencing a …

Italy

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

How to Increase Your Pinterest Traffic by 67.65% in 10 Minutes

I was never a big fan of Pinterest.I just thought it wasn’t the right fit for my blog, so I didn’t pay much attention to it.But a huge part of …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

4 Simple Steps for Creating a Social Editorial Calendar

There’s no possible way that you can spend every waking moment managing your brand’s social media presence—at least not without suffering from some …

50 Amazing Social Media Marketing Ideas, Strategies & Tips

Is social media part of your marketing strategy?If it is, you know how hard it can be to keep up with all of the latest news from the different …

Social Media

This is How Top Bloggers Get 90% of Their Traffic

Get your SEO strategy figured out, then go crazy creating content.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to driving traffic to your blog, one of the most common mistakes people make is spending too much effort on things that barely move the needle. The entire …

Marketing

How to Create Viral Content: 10 Insights from 100 Million Articles

Last updated on November 27, 2017<p><i>A while back, someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. With a name that includes “Sumo,” I knew it was love</i> …

The Morning Habits Of Highly Successful People

Successful people have all different types of morning rituals. They’ve likely tailored their routines over the years to fit them best—some read the newspaper, some get good family time in, some meditate or do yoga and an awful lot of them exercise. But what they don’t do is roll over, hit the alarm …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

5 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Website Actually Works for You

Time to raise your SEO game.<p>Guidelines from major search engines like Google are actually pushing businesses to be better and that's a good thing!<p>It may feel as if the rules of SEO are constantly in flux or open to interpretation, but the insistence on white hat SEO practices is making the internet …

The People Have Spoken, These Are The Best Countries For Solo Travel

Solo travel is an intimidating beast. It’s so easy to create an excuse not to travel by yourself. The unknowns, the loneliness, the language barriers, health, safety, money, your dog. All these worries have kept travelers wary of going solo in the past, but it might be time to take a leap of faith, …

Dealing With Poor PerformanceIs it Lack of Ability or Low Motivation?

For every hundred men hacking away at the branches of a diseased tree, only one will stoop to inspect the roots. – Chinese proverb.<p>Are individual …

Employment

Apple announces Clips app that combines video, photos, music w/ animated captions & effects

Apple today announced a brand new app called Clips that allows users to combine video clips, photos, and music with animated captions and effects into creative videos that can be shared through the usual social networks.<p>While the functionality is very similar to video and photo editing features in …

Apps

Apple’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in five new languages. The additional languages include Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Latin American Spanish. The app, which …

12 Incredible Places in the Italian Alps Almost Too Beautiful to Be Real

You can't argue with good food, good wine, good people, and good behold-the-majesty-of-nature-and-weep scenery. No country nails this combo quite as …

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

Nutrition

How to Turn Your Personal Blog into a Business

Everybody and their brother has a blog these days. And everybody wants to turn their blog into a gold mine.I remember the day I started my blog.I was …

Marketing

Sign songs: graphic design goes pop – in pictures

In 2010, Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz started working on illustrations as a hobby away from his daytime job. “It all started with film posters, where I took movies and tried to depict them with this pictogram language that you see in airports and restaurants.” In his current project, Hertz …

Graphic Design

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Travel in Bangkok is often described as a whirlwind - it's hot, chaotic, crowded, and full of exotic energy. This popular tourism destination is a …

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly – UX Collective

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are spending …

What Makes a Good Boss? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out [Infographic]

"You never stop learning how to be a great boss," according to a flowchart infographic from Headway Capital. But having the responsibility of a boss …

Infographics

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Finger Knit a Fabric Statement Necklace

Finger knitting your own chunky statement necklace is one of those instant gratification kind of projects. You can easily finish this in just over an …

Knitting

Backpacking India - Ultimate Budget Guide!

Backpacking India… It’s a hell of an experience. I have visited India five times now, spending nearly two years backpacking across this crazy …

Backpacking

A theory from two Harvard professors explains why American voters prefer incompetence

Do voters want competence from their elected officials?<p>In an intriguing new paper (pdf), a pair of Harvard business professors argue that a certain segment of voters—primarily lower educated and rural—will choose incompetent candidates over competent ones<i>,</i> in order to protect themselves from being …

Voting

BBC Radio 4 Extra - Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis, Episode 1

Gregor Samsa wakes one day to find himself hideously transformed into a monstrous insect. His family react with horror at his bizarre transformation but this slowly turns to revulsion - and then monstrous indifference - as he is left to quietly waste away in his bedroom.<p>First published in 1912, …

The 12 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe for couples

With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in Europe.<p>To produce the ranking, Post Office Travel Money calculated several expenses for food and drink — including a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine, a bottle …

European Travel