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Facebook Marketing: Hidden Tactics and Tricks from Leading Brands

Michael Frenech, Cameron Partridge, Joel Price and Matt GentileHow are successful brands like Century 21, Western Union, Roadtrip Nation and the San …

3 Tourism Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Cornell Teases Its School of Hotel Administration in New Free Online Program

In an industry where hotel and tourism careers still aren’t widely viewed as professions, offering a free online course to demonstrate their validity …

11 Weird Facts About Your Breasts

These bizarre, fascinating tidbits will totally change the way you see your girls

A Bright Idea: Teaching Educators To Be Entrepreneurs

Several years ago the National Science Foundation surveyed the small businesses that had won its innovation research grants (through the SBIR program) to see how they were progressing five and ten years after their awards. While there were unquestionably many successes, of those companies that …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p>Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp …

Guide Books

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

To prevent you from avoiding common mistakes, eating at the wrong places, and spending your money on the wrong things, we compiled this comprehensive list. Follow this expert advice on what not to do in New York City and you're guaranteed to have a great time.<p>No matter how many times you've been to …

New York City

How to deal with highly negative people

It’s easier said than done. Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with that special misanthrope in your life<p>Raj Raghunathan<p>January 4, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness?<p>The answer to this question, as you …

Self-help

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a regular basis in order toᅡᅠkeep their emotional connection alive. They can help you realize what areas of their relationship may need to be worked on, whether this is done withᅡᅠmore conversation or even with a couples …

Personality

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

5 ways to decode a TripAdvisor review | CNN Travel

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

23 amazing hotels that opened in 2014 | CNN Travel

The Scary Truth About Chicken

Monster chickens are taking over the supermarket. Be very, very afraid …<p>Drive down Byrd Road off Route 113 in Pocomoke City, Maryland, past the transfer station and into the driveway of Carole and Frank Morison's poultry farm, and you'll find two long yellow chicken houses. From 1985 to 2008, those …

17 European Countries Band Together to Create Meetings-Themed Marketing Organization

This fall, 17 European convention bureaus across the continent announced the formation of a new alliance, designed to pool resources and share best …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Get the facts to make the most of your fitness journey.<p>At the end of a rough day, the rhythmic swooshing of the elliptical, whir of a bike, or patter of feet on the belt of a treadmill might sound like music to your ears—for stress relief, cardio is tops. It's also, of course, awesome for your …

Exercise

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

How can two tickets be cheaper than one? Well, because the first ticket is to an intermediate city and the second ticket is to your final destination. Let's illustrate how this travel hack works using New York as the departure city, Lisbon as the destination and Oslo as the intermediate city.<p><b>Stop!</b> …

Air Travel

For the First Time in Forever... I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

Just so we're clear, I've been a humongous Disney fan ever since I was a kid. I've probably visited Mickey's playground three dozen times in the past several decades, and for so long it really did seem like the most magical place on Earth. But no more.<p>I think Mickey Mouse is adorable. But let me …

Disney World

The Biggest Misconceptions About Finding Cheap Airfares

Airfares can change minute-by-minute and day-by-day, as can seat inventory at the lowest fares.<p><b>There's a "magic" hour (like 3 a.m.) to find the best prices</b><p>This is the biggest myth of all. Airfares can change minute-by-minute and day-by-day, as can seat inventory at the lowest fares. This is …

Travel Deals

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

The Multigenerational Family Vacation

More Americans are including children, grandparents and cousins on trips. In an age of special diets and gadget addictions, how to make sure your adventure isn’t a road to ruin<p>WHEN KATHLEEN DOYLE is on the road, she tends to seek out museum shows, opera performances and acclaimed restaurants. But …

How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple trips into a single …

San Francisco

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

The Real Price of Fast Growth

Every scrappy startup dreams of getting big. But a significant turning point at men's clothing retailer J.Hilburn illuminates the immense strain a growing company's transformation often entails.<p>J.Hilburn was a startup that had beat the odds.<p>In 2012, the company, which sells custom high-end men's …

Turn Your Next Layover Into a Mini-Vacation at the 15 Best Airport Hotels

Gone are the days when an airport hotel was little more than a purgatory for delayed passengers. Lavish spas, gorgeous restaurants and enticing dᅢᄅcor are making overnight layovers into big fun.<p>Gone are the days when an airport hotel was little more than a purgatory for delayed passengers. Lavish …