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If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• <b>Alt. city breaks 2015</b><p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of …

European Travel

Photograph: Doris and Dicky<p>Riad Al Jazira, Marrakech<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/8b1139ff9c94bc921c2e655bbedf7ee9c253d8ec/0_80_1200_720/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Gounusual<p>Cabanes Sister treehouse outside …

Hospitality

Close your eyes and picture the perfect seaside idyll. The result is bound to look like at least one of these beauties from Antigua to Polynesia via Greece and France<p>As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a …

National Parks

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

Apps

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

What's the Best Book on Creativity You've Ever Read?

The media world has been abuzz about Wired and New Yorker contributing writer Jonah Lehrer's new book <i>Imagine: How Creativity Works</i>.<p>No wonder, as it's …

15 Worst Airlines in the World

Marco Prati / Shutterstock.com<p>Trending Travel<p>| View All On One Page<p>http://www.escapehere.com/trending-travel/15-worst-airlines-in-the-world/<p>We live …

5 Ways to Create Your Own Luck | Inc.com

<b>Luck</b> - it seems elusive, improbable, and above all, mystical. To some, luck does not exist. It is instead a somewhat infuriating object that is often credited for being how and why many entrepreneurs have succeeded (and perhaps, why they have failed).<p>To others, luck is something else. It is an …

Business Strategy

Mindfulness in the mainstream: an old solution to modern problems

The Attlee Room in parliament will fall quiet on Tuesday to hear one of the country’s leading meditation teachers explain the basics of the 2,400-year-old tradition of mindfulness. Prof Mark Williams’ explanation of how to control and measure your breath, thoughts and feelings will precede a call …

Mindfulness

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

The benefits of being selfish

None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish.<p>We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful. But when it comes to doing your best work, sometimes being selfish is <i>exactly</i>what you need to do.<p>Why you can’t say no<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked …

Productivity

Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy<p>“Unless you set your phone to chime for every task, you must independently remember that you have something to do, then go into the device to find out what that …

Productivity

Why Are You Still Making These Basic Email Privacy Mistakes?

Everybody knows never to mix personal and work email. But everybody does it anyway.<p>It’s the oldest Internet advice in the book: Keep your personal and professional online lives separate.<p>That’s probably why a Slate political correspondent effectively scolded Hillary Clinton this week for making an …

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …

Books to help you answer big questions about yourself

Why in the world did I do that? How can I do better? Chances are you’ve asked yourself these questions at least once today. To understand how your …

Sheryl Sandberg

The coastline of Italy: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning Tip:</b> <b>Scopello and the Zingaro coastal reserve, Sicily</b><p>Perched above the sea in north-west Sicily is the village of Scopello, little more than a few pretty lanes with abundant charm and a sparkling cove below, complete with rock stacks and invitingly clear water. The atmospheric old Tonnara …

Italy

Fortune.com

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Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First. | Inc.com

Leading is mostly about making decisions. Sometimes you have the wind to your back and those decisions are easy, but in most cases the wind pushes against you, making decisions anything but easy.<p>The same applies in our personal lives. Decisions are tough, rarely clear-cut, and often made with less …

Why You Hate Hearing Your Voice On Recordings

Yes, that's what you really sound like — but it's not as bad as you think.<p>"That's pretty universal," said Aaron Johnson, assistant professor at the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "I don't know that I've ever met anyone who's starting off in …

University of Illinois

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Seven Ways That Even the Smartest Companies Kill Great Ideas

These seven behaviors threaten to stop innovation dead in its tracks.<p>You can't live without innovation. It's why you're in business. But as you grow, innovation also becomes a threat. It threatens to disrupt your existing business model, products, and services. It threatens to upset your customers, …

Four ways to hang onto your best staff

Published: 16 Jan 2015<p>Last Updated: 17 Feb 2015<p>For many, the start of a new year is a time for resolutions, whether that means a healthier lifestyle, …

Employment

Self Coach: Leadership Styles

Published: 01 Dec 2013<p>Last Updated: 30 Jan 2014<p>Support<p>Challenge<p>Listening, coaching Suiting tasks to skills Promoting harmony<p>Being process …

Leadership

How to give and receive feedback

Published: 27 Feb 2015<p>Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015<p>'Failure to provide feedback is cruelty,' asserted Cilla Snowball, the group chairman of AMV BBDO and …

Leadership

Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy

<b>Cannabis is bad for you, cannabis is good for you - confused?</b><p>That's not surprising. Complicated and controversial, cannabis is revealed by recent science to have a dual personality, with a dark side and a more positive one. Radio 4's PM programme is this week running a whole series on cannabis, and …

Cool Stationery - Pens, Inks, Notebooks, Diaries

Cool stationery from around the world<p>A unique range of awesome notebooks, pens, inks, diaries and other stationery selected to inspire you<p>Since 1995 …

How to find a cheap broadband deal

It's possible to spend a fortune on your broadband connection - but it's certainly not necessary. Read our tips to get the best deal.<p>The UK broadband …

Personal Finance

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

Minimalism

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, over two decades ago. He first …

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