Rachel P

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The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

European Travel

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

Positive Thinking

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

10 eco-friendly beaches in South-east Asia that tourists haven't ruined yet

South-east Asia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world: with golden sands, crystal-clear waters and lush green plant life, it’s no …

10 of the most forward-thinking designs created for women

The Best Time To Go To Iceland - A Month by Month Breakdown

Visiting Iceland in Winter (December-February)<p>If visiting Iceland in Winter, expect short days, cold (but not as cold as you would think) …

Attention Mother Entrepreneurs! Tips for Selling your Business

So you’ve made the decision to sell your business, or maybe you are still in the throes of thinking about it. It’s a huge commitment and one that …

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Books

Inside the new Singapore A380 first-class suites that look like hotel rooms

This plane suite is like a hotel room in the sky. Singapore Airlines has brand-new A380 first-class suites. Zach Honig, editor at The Points Guy, was one of the first people to experience it.<p>To get to the suites, you go up a grand staircase. There's a sliding door for privacy, and each suite has a …

Luxury Travel

Making Your Office Inconvenient For Employees Can Have These Surprising Positive Effects

In the age of fast work, faster automation, and a focus on productivity, some offices are going in the opposite direction.<p>We're at an interesting crossroads in office design where many companies are looking for solutions that will help them work better. Some companies are designing their offices in …

Great Product? OK, Now Prove Your Business Model. Here's How

A successful business requires excited customers, and that means they love your business model as much as your technology.<p>In my experience with technical entrepreneurs, they work hard on creating an innovative and elegant solution, and assume that customers will flock to them ("if we build it, they …

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

I Read More Than 20 Instagram Studies so You Don’t Have to. Here’s What I Found.

At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I …

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't …

5 things mentally strong people don't do

How to Get a Pay Rise

Negotiating your pay is all part and parcel of working life We all know that talking money is frigin’ awkward and it’s quite normal to want to shy …

Employment

These luxury underwater villas are being built off the coast of Dubai

The Heart of Europe<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>When it comes to panoramic sea views, these new holiday homes offer vistas which are hard to …

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

11 websites that let you book luxury hotel rooms for cheap

These days, it's easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a button, you can find incredible vacation packages on sites like KAYAK or score cheap flights on apps like Hopper.<p>It's usually a bit harder, however, to find deep discounts on luxury hotel rooms — even for seasoned …

Hospitality

How do governments impact the economy?

Taxes, welfare, immigration, conflicts – all types of government policy have big implications for the economy. And they affect almost everything in …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

Slot Machines

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

I asked Navy SEALs what to do when things get chaotic at work, and they said the same advice works on the battlefield and in business

I recently had the chance to get up before dawn and spend a day learning about leadership from two former US Navy SEAL commanders, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.<p>Willink led SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second in …

Navy SEALs