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Over the past 12 months, we've shared with our readers insights from psychologists, couples therapists, time-management experts, and more. Each one had a slightly different take on what makes people happy, successful, and fulfilled.

As the year draws to a close, we're reflecting on some of the most useful tips we heard. Read on for the best life advice of 2017.

She previously told Business Insider that there are a lot of people you could potentially be happy with. Once you pick someone, you convince yourself they're "the one" for you — and craft your relationship into something special.

On Wednesday we made our way to the UK Actors Tweetup to hear – and livetweet – a panel discussion on the Cannes Film Festival. Producer Christine Hartland, director Paul Hills and Variety ’s Alberto Lopez tackled burning issues including whether Cannes is the Bournemouth of France, what shoes to wear and the most effective schmoozing techniques. The general consensus among the panel was that Cannes was less useful for actors than for producers and directors, but that it could still throw up unexpected opportunities: or as Hills put it, “The beauty of Cannes is the chance meeting”.

We spoke to Hills , as well as UK Actors Tweetup founder Angela Peters and actress  Moyo Akandé , about sharing tips with other thespian tweeps, and the benefits of mixing work with pleasure.

In just a few weeks, we’ll be packing our bags and heading South for five days of fun and fantastic fare in one of our favorite locations. A celebration of the city’s rich culinary heritage and culture, Charleston Wine + Food is an ideal early March getaway for anyone who appreciates great food, delicious wine and cocktails, and the incomparable style and flavor of the Holy City.

Last year was our first time attending the fest, and while we had a blast sampling food and beverages in the Culinary Village, attending events all over the city, and popping over to some of our favorite Scouted King Street shops, we left feeling like we could have benefitted from some insider’s advice on how to maximize our time at the fest. Therefore, as we prepare to head back, we asked a few of our TSG Charleston members for some tips on how to enjoy Charleston Wine + Food like a local.

First, we turned to Laura Kate Whitney, Marketing and Communications Director for Charleston Wine + Food, for advice on how best to plan our trip. Starting with a Cheers to Charleston!  kickoff party on Wednesday, March 2 “The ultimate celebration of local flavor,” says Laura Kate), followed by four full days of activities to choose from, we wanted to know how to make the most of our time at the festival.

Over the past 12 months, we've shared with our readers insights from psychologists, couples therapists, time-management experts, and more. Each one had a slightly different take on what makes people happy, successful, and fulfilled.

As the year draws to a close, we're reflecting on some of the most useful tips we heard. Read on for the best life advice of 2017.

She previously told Business Insider that there are a lot of people you could potentially be happy with. Once you pick someone, you convince yourself they're "the one" for you — and craft your relationship into something special.

On Wednesday we made our way to the UK Actors Tweetup to hear – and livetweet – a panel discussion on the Cannes Film Festival. Producer Christine Hartland, director Paul Hills and Variety ’s Alberto Lopez tackled burning issues including whether Cannes is the Bournemouth of France, what shoes to wear and the most effective schmoozing techniques. The general consensus among the panel was that Cannes was less useful for actors than for producers and directors, but that it could still throw up unexpected opportunities: or as Hills put it, “The beauty of Cannes is the chance meeting”.

We spoke to Hills , as well as UK Actors Tweetup founder Angela Peters and actress  Moyo Akandé , about sharing tips with other thespian tweeps, and the benefits of mixing work with pleasure.

In just a few weeks, we’ll be packing our bags and heading South for five days of fun and fantastic fare in one of our favorite locations. A celebration of the city’s rich culinary heritage and culture, Charleston Wine + Food is an ideal early March getaway for anyone who appreciates great food, delicious wine and cocktails, and the incomparable style and flavor of the Holy City.

Last year was our first time attending the fest, and while we had a blast sampling food and beverages in the Culinary Village, attending events all over the city, and popping over to some of our favorite Scouted King Street shops, we left feeling like we could have benefitted from some insider’s advice on how to maximize our time at the fest. Therefore, as we prepare to head back, we asked a few of our TSG Charleston members for some tips on how to enjoy Charleston Wine + Food like a local.

First, we turned to Laura Kate Whitney, Marketing and Communications Director for Charleston Wine + Food, for advice on how best to plan our trip. Starting with a Cheers to Charleston!  kickoff party on Wednesday, March 2 “The ultimate celebration of local flavor,” says Laura Kate), followed by four full days of activities to choose from, we wanted to know how to make the most of our time at the festival.

But networking is a trial for shy people -- geeks especially -- for whom it feels insincere or manipulative. They avoid it, afraid it will lead to rejection. But that undermines their careers and projects.

“Networking isn’t smarmy,” says Keith Ferrazzi, author of  Never Eat Alone a best-seller on networking for professional success. It’s a buzzword for building sincere relationships based on mutual generosity. Good networks are built on good relationships, and you can’t build your career or business without those. You need people to help you.

Fortunately, networking is a set of social skills any smart person can learn. Here are 17 networking skills to try right now.

Over the past 12 months, we’ve shared with our readers insights from psychologists, couples therapists, time-management experts, and more. Each one had a slightly different take on what makes people happy, successful, and fulfilled.

As the year draws to a close, we’re reflecting on some of the most useful tips we heard. Read on for the best life advice of 2017.

She previously told Business Insider that there are a lot of people you could potentially be happy with. Once you pick someone, you convince yourself they’re “the one” for you – and craft your relationship into something special.

Over the past 12 months, we've shared with our readers insights from psychologists, couples therapists, time-management experts, and more. Each one had a slightly different take on what makes people happy, successful, and fulfilled.

As the year draws to a close, we're reflecting on some of the most useful tips we heard. Read on for the best life advice of 2017.

She previously told Business Insider that there are a lot of people you could potentially be happy with. Once you pick someone, you convince yourself they're "the one" for you — and craft your relationship into something special.

Over the past 12 months, we've shared with our readers insights from psychologists, couples therapists, time-management experts, and more. Each one had a slightly different take on what makes people happy, successful, and fulfilled.

As the year draws to a close, we're reflecting on some of the most useful tips we heard. Read on for the best life advice of 2017.

She previously told Business Insider that there are a lot of people you could potentially be happy with. Once you pick someone, you convince yourself they're "the one" for you — and craft your relationship into something special.

On Wednesday we made our way to the UK Actors Tweetup to hear – and livetweet – a panel discussion on the Cannes Film Festival. Producer Christine Hartland, director Paul Hills and Variety ’s Alberto Lopez tackled burning issues including whether Cannes is the Bournemouth of France, what shoes to wear and the most effective schmoozing techniques. The general consensus among the panel was that Cannes was less useful for actors than for producers and directors, but that it could still throw up unexpected opportunities: or as Hills put it, “The beauty of Cannes is the chance meeting”.

We spoke to Hills , as well as UK Actors Tweetup founder Angela Peters and actress  Moyo Akandé , about sharing tips with other thespian tweeps, and the benefits of mixing work with pleasure.

Over the past 12 months, we've shared with our readers insights from psychologists, couples therapists, time-management experts, and more. Each one had a slightly different take on what makes people happy, successful, and fulfilled.

As the year draws to a close, we're reflecting on some of the most useful tips we heard. Read on for the best life advice of 2017.

She previously told Business Insider that there are a lot of people you could potentially be happy with. Once you pick someone, you convince yourself they're "the one" for you — and craft your relationship into something special.

On Wednesday we made our way to the UK Actors Tweetup to hear – and livetweet – a panel discussion on the Cannes Film Festival. Producer Christine Hartland, director Paul Hills and Variety ’s Alberto Lopez tackled burning issues including whether Cannes is the Bournemouth of France, what shoes to wear and the most effective schmoozing techniques. The general consensus among the panel was that Cannes was less useful for actors than for producers and directors, but that it could still throw up unexpected opportunities: or as Hills put it, “The beauty of Cannes is the chance meeting”.

We spoke to Hills , as well as UK Actors Tweetup founder Angela Peters and actress  Moyo Akandé , about sharing tips with other thespian tweeps, and the benefits of mixing work with pleasure.

In just a few weeks, we’ll be packing our bags and heading South for five days of fun and fantastic fare in one of our favorite locations. A celebration of the city’s rich culinary heritage and culture, Charleston Wine + Food is an ideal early March getaway for anyone who appreciates great food, delicious wine and cocktails, and the incomparable style and flavor of the Holy City.

Last year was our first time attending the fest, and while we had a blast sampling food and beverages in the Culinary Village, attending events all over the city, and popping over to some of our favorite Scouted King Street shops, we left feeling like we could have benefitted from some insider’s advice on how to maximize our time at the fest. Therefore, as we prepare to head back, we asked a few of our TSG Charleston members for some tips on how to enjoy Charleston Wine + Food like a local.

First, we turned to Laura Kate Whitney, Marketing and Communications Director for Charleston Wine + Food, for advice on how best to plan our trip. Starting with a Cheers to Charleston!  kickoff party on Wednesday, March 2 “The ultimate celebration of local flavor,” says Laura Kate), followed by four full days of activities to choose from, we wanted to know how to make the most of our time at the festival.

But networking is a trial for shy people -- geeks especially -- for whom it feels insincere or manipulative. They avoid it, afraid it will lead to rejection. But that undermines their careers and projects.

“Networking isn’t smarmy,” says Keith Ferrazzi, author of  Never Eat Alone a best-seller on networking for professional success. It’s a buzzword for building sincere relationships based on mutual generosity. Good networks are built on good relationships, and you can’t build your career or business without those. You need people to help you.

Fortunately, networking is a set of social skills any smart person can learn. Here are 17 networking skills to try right now.



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