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The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture's more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: "Times were a lot harder for …

Apps

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Roads

Colonialism and the Lost Indigenous Housing Designs

Colonialism

Did you know Amazon has a brand that sells luxury bedding and towels at deep discounts?

Have you ever heard of Pinzon by Amazon? I hadn’t either until recently, but this brand has kind of changed my life. Pinzon is Amazon’s special brand …

RIBA Announces Winners of 2018 Awards for International Excellence

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners for its 2018 Awards for International Excellence, and the 2018 …

Modern Wood Rainscreen

There is something about a clean and simple wood “screen” that is suspended off the face of the wall that is at the same time both modern and …

Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

10 Jaw-Dropping Lakeside Resort Destinations to Visit This Spring

We get it. This winter never seems to end, and summer still seems so far away. But that doesn't mean you can't take a waterfront vacation. Whether fly-fishing in the heart of the Ozarks or enjoying a lakeside spritz in Italy, unwind from the winter and jump into spring with these 10 lakeside …

The Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk: Why Tech Can Only Go So Far

As technology continues to transform the hotel industry, one fixture remains a puzzling constant: the front desk. Step into the typical 50- to …

The 10 Most Charming Towns in Mexico

Home to one of the world's largest cities, world-famous luxury resorts, and beaches that would make a Caribbean island blush, Mexico is flush with …

Images Released for Bahá'í House of Worship in Papua New Guinea

The Bahá'í International Community has unveiled a proposal for the national Bahá'í House of Worship of Papua New Guinea. In the capital city of Port …

Tensile Structures: How Do They Work and What Are the Different Types?

Historically inspired by some of the first man-made shelters—such as the black tents first developed using camel leather by the nomads of the Sahara …

The Cheapest Time To Visit Hawaii: Cheap Flights & Cheap Hotels!

Related: Hawaii<p>Hawaii is our most requested destination at out Virtuoso Luxury Travel concierge, not least because there are some fantastic beach …

12 of the Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusives in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is packed with all-inclusive properties, ranging from cheap spots with subpar food and disappointing entertainment to luxurious resorts …

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

The year 2017 was one preceded by a roller-coaster of a year in hospitality that saw a multitude of mega mergers, one of which — Marriott-Starwood — …

The 20 best hotels in the Americas and the Caribbean

In the Americas and the Caribbean, the beautiful interiors at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France helped the sociable island hotel bag runner-up …

Caribbean

Do You Hate Public Speaking? Do These 7 Things | Inc.com

Public speaking has always been an important skill for executives, but in the past few years it has become even more crucial.<p>In large part, that's because of the rise of video. Since video is now easy to pass around and access, a recording of a presentation is a viable alternative to written …

When In Decorating Doubt, Follow the 3/3 Rule

Sometimes the best way to decorate, particularly when you don't know where to start, is by looking at nature itself. Plenty of decorators will tell …

21 Websites Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Non-Designers | Inc.com

If you want to keep up-to-date on business as an entrepreneur, you go to inc.com.<p>What if you want to keep up-to-date on <i>design</i>, where do you go? Especially if you're <i>not</i> a designer?<p>Here is a list of our favorite websites compiled by our studio, Birsel + Seck. These are the links we go to for …

Pew Research Center

The Birth of a Rum Giant

Plantation Rum is shifting from a buyer to a formidable producer of rich and historic rums.<p>Last July, Alexandre Gabriel, CEO and majority owner of …

The 15 Most Anticipated Restaurants in South Florida, Fall 2017

And just like that, Fall is here. While South Florida’s temperatures may only dip a few degrees between the summer and fall months, the influx of new restaurants coming into town is certainly noticeable. Here are the 15 most exciting new restaurant openings this season.<p>Abi Maria<p><b>Location:</b> 8880 SW 72 …

Texas

These Bottles Of Booze Are Actually Worth The $100 Price Tag

There’s a <i>lot</i> of booze out there to choose from. It’s pretty easy to go into a shop and find a bottle of whiskey or rum that’s reasonably priced and walk away a happy camper. But we’ve all had the experience of standing in the aisle of our liquor store, staring at those higher shelves, too. We’ve …

The 38 Essential Miami Restaurants, Spring 2018

We now present an updated version of Miami’s Eater 38 for spring of 2018, which can answer any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group, which is listed in <i>geographical</i> order, was created by a panel of experts and covers the entire city; spans myriad cuisines, …

Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element

The Periodic Tables of Everything<p>Explore the Best Brews of 2016 With This Interactive Periodic Table of Beer<p>This Table of Exercises Shows You How to …

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Renewable Energy

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these toppings are so much better.<p>Corn is one of the most essential BBQ sides during the summertime. So, it's only right to get a little creative with how you serve up this savory treat.

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9 hidden man-made wonders of the world - CNN.com

Kizhi Island in northern Russia is an open-air museum with a cluster of churches at its southern tip.<p><b>(Budget Travel)</b> -- Not all of the world's wonders get the attention they deserve. We searched the globe to find nine marvels that are so awe-inspiring, you'll find it hard to believe that they were …

These Are The 10 Best Tequilas, According To The Masses

Ah, tequila. We love tequila so much that 80 percent of all tequila exports arrive in the United States. The likelihood is, you’ve had a few shots in your day, followed by salt and a lime. If not, surely there’s been a margarita or two, chasing down a Mexican meal.<p>A bottle of the blue agave …