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Psychology Says This 1 Thing Is Absolutely Critical for Achieving Your Goals | Inc.com

Breaking news--persevering in the face of adversity is <i>hard</i>. I mean like trying to get the drawstring back out of the hole in your sweatpants hard.<p>There's a reason why only eight percent of us achieve our New Year's resolutions. (I mean besides the polar vortex, which of course, screws us all up).<p>In …

Psychology

An Inflatable Concert Hall

This gigantic purple balloon is in fact an inflatable concert hall, currently set up in Tokyo. Absolutely breathtaking.

Concerts

How to Get Excited About Topics That Bore You

I used to be <i>the</i> prototypical young mathphobe: I flunked or barely passed any math course I was forced to orbit. For me, graduating from high school was thrilling in that I would never have to touch a math or science book again. Math not only didn’t make sense but was also worthless and painfully …

<b>Why Authentic Storytelling Should Be Your Marketing Strategy</b> | Inc.com

Authenticity is attractive. While most people are inherently suspicious of brands, 80 percent of consumers say that authentic content can compel them to engage with a company. In a world increasingly filled with "fake news," "alternative facts," and a deluge of marketing messages, people yearn for …

Marketing

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

Awesome But Expensive: Levitating Cloud LED Lamp

This is 'Floating Cloud' a collaboration between designer Richard Clarkson and Crealev, purveyors of tabletop levitating systems. You may recall …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer,</b> …

Happiness

Bollinger Motor’s B1 Electric Sport Utility Truck: An entrepreneur's solution for the high-tech vehicle he couldn't find

by Sue Mead<p>The global reveal of Bollinger Motors' B1 sport utility truck (SUT) at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan wasn't simply an opportunity to showcase the world’s first all-electric SUT, but also the culmination of a childhood dream of Bollinger Motors' founder Robert Bollinger. The clean-cut …

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

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Calm under pressure? Run your business the mindful way

If recent events in politics have confirmed anything, it is that we live in unpredictable times where old assumptions no longer hold true.<p>Creative thinking is crucial for business success through a period of uncertainty. Upheaval presents a chance to embrace uncertainty and remain level-headed, …

Mindfulness

The Air Jordan 2 Decon Gets a 'Sail' Colorway

Crisp and clean.<p>After unveiling the Air Jordan 2 “Decon” last month, the brand is continuing to show love to its newest silhouette with the announcement of a new “Sail” colorway. Made more so for the lifestyle crowd in comparison to some of the other Air Jordan models we’ve seen in the past, this …

Shoes

Pennsylvania Farmhouse in Lakewood

In the words of the architects <b>Cutler Anderson Architects</b>:<p><i>We were engaged to design a new four bedroom farmhouse on an existing 280 acre family farm in a remote area of northeastern Pennsylvania. The owners chose a piece of land in a meadow on the edge of a hedgerow. The building was designed with a low surface area to volume ratio in order to save costs and simultaneously reflect the simple white form of the practical farmhouse architecture of this region. The rolling sunshades and screens that</i> …

BOOKCHAIR by Sou Fujimoto

‘‘<i>Bookchair comes to life through the aggregation of a new element, the chair within the bookcase, based on a concept that aims to reflect the basic, fundamental relationship between a book and its reader</i>”.

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

Stunning Colorful & Geometrical House

Japanese architecture Kochi Architects studio is famous for its using and exploration of space. Their latest creation plunges us in a house that …

Danny Daze Drops an Exclusive Mix to Celebrate the John Elliott x Omnidisc Collaboration

Wanderer.<p>Fresh off of the official unveiling, Omnidisc founder Danny Daze has dropped a special mix in celebration of his upcoming collaboration with John Elliott. Coinciding with the four-piece collection, the mix is dubbed “Wanderer” and is billed — along with the apparel — as the embodiment of …

Shoes

John Elliott Explains the Unlikely Inspiration for His New Collaboration With Record Label Omnidisc

John Elliott's latest collaboration with record label Omnidisc aims to tell a story much deeper than clothing and music.<p>The upcoming collection is …

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.<p><i>The following is the second of two excerpts from</i> The Way to Design<i>, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. It was adapted and reprinted with the author’s</i> …

Design

Design inspiration.

adidas Announces Premium Busenitz Pro Collaboration With Horween Leather Company

The Horween x adidas partnership will be available for a limited time only.<p>Horween Leather Company has revealed they will be working with adidas Skateboarding to create the Busenitz Pro Horween. The limited edition sneaker will be made of genuine American bison leather with a semi-translucent …

Shoes

The Most Important Aspect of Emotional Intelligence That No One Talks About | Inc.com

I recently facilitated one of my monthly CEO Roundtable groups, and a member raised the topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI). My members all run multimillion-dollar businesses, and have high emotional intelligence. (By the way, "Emotional Quotient" and "Emotional Intelligence" are different. EQ …

Leadership

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

Forget New Year's Resolutions -- And Do This Instead

Why does almost everyone have the same experience with new year’s resolutions? We set resolutions at the start of the new year, we make an attempt at keeping them but little by little, the new year’s resolutions fall to the side.<p>A new year comes, and we set the same resolutions all over again!<p>The …

Credit Cards

An Activist Group Put Nude Statues Of Donald Trump In At Least Five Major Cities

By now you’re probably familiar with a really well-drawn nude portrait of Donald Trump that depicts the GOP presidential candidate with tiny genitalia. That picture was gifted to the world by artist Illma Gore, who later auctioned the original copy for charity, and also later claimed she was …

Wynwood Arcade reveals new murals, announces ‘artist-in-residence program’

The future home of the Salty Donut, Bonobos, and more<p>East End Capital is putting the finishing touches on Wynwood Arcade, a retail and restaurant development off North Miami Avenue and 24th Street in Wynwood.<p>A new set of murals have been completed by Japanese artist Hitotzuki in the atrium, …

Streetwear

Why Your Brand Doesn’t Need Anyone To #Participate In Anything

Stop trying to be friends with consumers and do something worthy of their attention, says Firstborn’s associate director of strategy.<p>Over the past few years, a disturbing new trend has emerged in the digital creative world–brands trying to get into “relationships” with their consumers.<p>It seems …

Marketing

Spotify has a clever plan to make more money from 'superfans'

The session was set up by Spotify, but it wasn't part of a traditional contest or lottery. The set-up was part of a larger plan Spotify has to help artists use data to identify their most passionate fans. And this push has big implications for the future of making money as a musician, Spotify's Jim …

At SXSW: Doubt More and Be Vulnerable. Let the Opening Keynote Inspire You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur is on the ground at SXSW. Watch our coverage for highlights throughout the festival.</i><p>Yesterday, Casey Gerald was faced with an incredible challenge. Thanks to a last minute switch, the 29-year-old founder and CEO of MBAs …

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and …