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What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

What 20 Years of Jeff Bezos's Shareholder Letters Can Teach You About Becoming a Top Performer

Reading 20 years of Bezos's letters shows that becoming a top performer isn't rooted in special tactics. Instead, it's rooted in simple principles.<p>The year is 1997 and Amazon is going public. At the time of this event, many investors and people viewed the company as a joke. Another big event at …

topperformer

The rise of slow travel: 20 adventures to take at a leisurely pace

Time was when slow was pretty much a bad thing. Slow service, slow trains, slow-witted, slow to act… But now, not so much: slow has become desirable, a word paired with all manner of activities you never imagined had any sort of speed, never mind slow.<p>I’ll spare you the full list – it’s a long one …

Travel

Heinz Combines Ketchup and Mayonnaise to Make Mayochup, for Some Reason

Do you find yourself exhausted from constantly having to open up multiple condiment bottles so you can combine them? Are you losing your mind having …

Condiments

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Happiness

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Darth Vader

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

Uber Employs 200 Ex-Founders and CEOs. We Asked 10 for Their Lessons Learned.

We go to the experts.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The ride-hailing giant employs more than 200 ex-startup founders and CEOs. We asked 10 of them: What lessons have you picked up?<p><b>1. Stay</b> …

Startups

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

10 Las Vegas restaurants everyone should try at least once

Be it over-the-top tasting menus with spendy plates, or hole-in-the-wall comfort cuisine - here are 10 Las Vegas restaurants where you can eat like a high roller right now.

12 Ways to Turn a Rotisserie Chicken Into a Week's Worth of Meals

The next time you go grocery shopping, pick up a rotisserie chicken. In addition to being a Costco cult favorite, these flavorful, fragrant birds are …

Cooking

Sushi Etiquette 101 With Zilla’s Sushi Master

Nine years ago this spring, <b>Kate Koo</b> opened the sushi bar at Zilla Sake House on NE Alberta, and with a zen-like adherence to traditional sushi techniques, it’s become one of the city’s top sushi restaurants. With that experience, Koo sat down with Eater to share crucial tips for what is, and what …

Japan

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as this summer.<p>Uber, Airbus and others are still …

Transportation

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

Stanford University

The Top Romantic Getaways Around the World

Looking to propose, honeymoon or just get away? Head to where love is in the air.<p>Whether you're a couple that finds romance in relaxation or in adventure, there's always going to be that place that sparks the flame and sets the mood. For many, that means sand, sun and sparkling blue water. For …

How to make the perfect cup of coffee

Historically, coffee has always walked a thin line between sobriety and subversion. As early as the 16th century, the conviviality of coffee houses in the Middle East was seen as a threat to devout religious life. In Europe, a century or so later, the temperance movement seized on coffee as a means …

ZNA’s the new DNA: How zip codes have drastic impacts on your health

<b>(iStockphoto/Dmitry Galanternik)</b><p>Precision Medicine Initiative will research prevention medicine based on DNA, but should also focus on location<p>Brian S. Schwartz • Annemarie Hirsch<p>November 12, 2016 10:15am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>In January 2015, President …

This Is The Best Time To Buy Plane Tickets For Thanksgiving

Set a reminder on your iCal, stat.<p>If heading home for Thanksgiving means flying across the country, you'll want to put a note in your iCal to buy your tickets in three weeks<i>.</i><p>Smarter Travel looked at data from several travel booking sites, including Orbitz, Kayak, Cheap Tickets, and Skyscanner, to …

Flying

6 of the World's Most Popular Places—And Where to Go Instead

Barcelona. Reykjavík. Santorini. Some of the world's most beloved places are getting harder and harder to access, thanks to Airbnb restrictions, tourists taxes, and outright caps on how many visitors are allowed in each year. And while we're not telling you not to go, you'll need to brace for the …

15 brunch recipes that'll feed a big, hungry crowd

Brunch parties are the new dinner parties. But that doesn't mean you have to spend your morning celebration bent over the stove serving up sunny-side …

How to travel the world for just $1,000

Flight comparison website AirfareSpot.com has just released what could be the world’s best itinerary for budget travelers.<p>Their travel specialists have linked seven cut-price airfares, creating a round-the-world trip featuring the world’s brightest and most exotic destinations.<p>It combines …

Signifyd raises $19 million to help with online fraud protection

Online merchants spend a lot of money on chargebacks, which are demands by credit card providers to reimburse for fraudulent charges. That’s why Signifyd created technology that assesses a transaction risk before the card is processed.<p>The San Jose-based company is raising $19 million in financing …

Venture Capital

5 Powerful and Simple Ways to Energize Your Life, According to Science

Our mental and physical energy drives our health, happiness, and overall success. We have 5 daily opportunities to restore and protect our energy.<p>Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with …

Wellness

This GitHub repo teaches you basic Web design in 4 minutes

Web design sounds like a simple principle, but it’s not easy — and there’s a lot to it. There’s a GitHub repo that promises to get you up and running in as little as four minutes.<p>Really, its a base for a tutorial that seems to show how the website you end up on was built. It walks you through …

This bag will change the way you travel

Going on vacation has its perks — new sights, flavors and cultures among them — but nothing sucks more than schlepping around lots of luggage every step of the way.<p>Now a new backpack-meets-duffle-meets-carry on — a flashy 20-feature product that launched Tuesday on Kickstarter and crushed its …

Why You Should Thank Your DNA for Your Kids' Academic Success

New research looks at how DNA influences academic achievement, and let's just say, it does. A lot.<p>Academic achievement may be predetermined, according to a new study out of King's College London, published in the journal <i>Molecular Psychiatry.</i> Researchers say the deciding factor in how well kids do …

Parenting

Elon Musk sees a future where everyone can own a Tesla

A quote attributed to writer William Gibson posits that "the future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed."<p>Well, Tesla co-founder …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Chess

What’s the secret to packing properly? Travel company weighs in with top luggage tips

Every avid traveller has an opinion on the best way to pack luggage – whether that’s rolling clothes up to save space, making use of packing cubes, or simply packing light – and most are not afraid to share their thoughts.<p>Expedia.ca, a travel booking site, has now also weighed in on the great …

properly

Most men can wear anything to work, so why would one choose to wear a suit?

I was at a meeting recently with a couple of colleagues in the men's wear world, two impeccably dressed guys in jackets and expensive leather shoes. One wore an immaculate blue sport coat with white buttons, a yellow tie and spotless suede bucks, with a two-tone Rolex glinting subtly under his …

Men's Fashion