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11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s this passion …

Hiking

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA

Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to go on …

Chase the changing color of the leaves from California to Minnestoa and Vermont

Fall visualizes change in a way the other seasons don’t. The warmth of summer fades as leaves begin to fall from the trees one by one until, before …

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11 Perfect Beach Reads

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25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

14 Anthropologie Decor Hacks to DIY in 2016

You decorated your place so perfectly this winter that it basically was an Anthropologie window IRL. Now that all the glitz and garland is packed away though, you’re feeling less inspired about what home decor is setting the tone for home: 2016. When your instinct is to head to your fave home goods …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

7 Places To Shop For Home Decor That Aren't Ikea

If we see one more Malm dresser...<p><i>Photo courtesy: Zara Home</i><p>OK, so you just moved into a new apartment and you need home things. Namely dishtowels without stains, cups sans university logos and maybe a new nightstand that isn't from Bed Bath & Beyond. Most people's natural instinct is to head …

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment, millennials have largely become known as the recession generation. Despite low levels of income and a median net worth below that of their predecessors, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center …

10 terrifying stories about riding trains in Japan

Well, today we probe a bit further and uncover some <b>stories of truly horrible things that have happened while riding Japanese train</b> s as told to us by foreigners who witnessed them firsthand. <b>From perverts and nuns to near-death experiences, this will be the most entertaining article you'll read all</b> …

5 stocks everyone in their 30s should own

You might think that your younger years are a great time to roll the dice on "it" stocks like Tesla Motors and Netflix, but that's simply not the case.<p>Instead, here are five stocks our analysts feel could provide 30-somethings with outstanding long-term results.<p>John Maxfield: If there's one stock …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

The 10 best national parks in the US

The US is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife...so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult.<p>After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …

Animation and design - the past, present and future

<b>Secondary Action –</b> Actions trigger multiple consequences. In the below example, you can see how the body and tail moves (primary action) which triggers a different movement of the tail (secondary action). Like Rachel Hinman suggests in her excellent article on mobile animations, this means that …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

A financial planner analyzes the savings of a Denver woman who earns $103,000 a year

But it's important to keep regular tabs on your net worth — and actively try to increase it, says Cheryl Sherrard, a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and director of financial planning for Clearview Wealth Management in Charlotte, North Carolina.<p>Your net worth — the difference between your …

Yosemite's 10 Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

Hiking

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

How One Couple Climbed Out Of Debt And Became Millionaires In Their 30s

It was right after college graduation when starting a new life suddenly became very expensive. First, a brand new Honda Civic. Next, a house. Then an engagement ring for a long-time girlfriend.<p>Student loans still lingered, too.<p>Pretty soon the debt totaled up: $25,000 for the car loan, a $100,000+ …

Personal Finance

Exercise without your Apple Watch feeling the burn

Apple Watch can track your workouts, from cycling to rowing to the elliptical at your local gym. This is a battery-intensive feature, though, what with all the heartbeat monitoring, GPS connections to your iPhone, and the like.<p>Here’s how to conserve your Apple Watch battery life by turning off all …

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change, bring about cleaner air and create safer, healthier spaces for citizens are all being executed by mayors and councils in the world's major …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Travel<p>Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight …

European Travel

Outdoor Recreation

To really know our state, you have to get out and experience it.<p>This is why Oregon is one of the best places in the world for outdoor adventure. If …

Outdoors

How to Plan an Insanely Cheap Trip That Feels Expensive

<i>(Photo: PeopleImages.com/Getty Images)</i><p>You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a jetsetting boss while traveling. The trick is a combination of knowing how to get expensive amenities for cheap, while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. Here are …

The 8 Hardest Places in the World to Visit

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/abrinsky</i><p>Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of …

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says Minneapolis-based certified …