David Koenigshofer

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This Stunning Stone Retreat in Greece Is a Lesson in Whitewashed Minimalism

From the spotlessly blanched interiors to the charming stone-clad terraces outside, everything about this graciously renovated villa whispers …

Teresa Xu designs San Diego Residence interiors for well-travelled client

Californian designer Teresa Xu has kept the interiors of this newly built house in San Diego simple, so as not to clash with the owner's eclectic …

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best.<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Bilbao Architecture Team Renovates a 300-Year-Old Farmhouse

With two-story windows.<p>The Bilbao Architecture Team’s ‘Omagoieasoka House’ is a renovation project that transforms a 300-year-old farmhouse into …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Before & After: Remodelista Contributing Editor Izabella Simmons Shares Her Scandi-Inspired Remodel

The first time I walked into our home, I remember immediately shifting into remodeling mode: I saw the potential, while ignoring the downsides of an …

Renovations

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview

Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.<p>The year is 1986. Steve Jobs meets Paul Rand, the genius responsible for branding IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. Having just been ousted from Apple, Steve asks Rand to …

Graphic Design

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a group -- which employees deserved merit raises.<p>Some of the supervisors had been with the company for thirty years …

Employment

This Habit Will Make Everyone Think of You as a Leader, Instantly

Curiosity didn't kill the cat. It made him a harbinger of success.<p>Whether or not you want to be a leader, most of us would agree that being looked up to and admired is a good thing. Yet, the qualities that we see as admirable are changing along with our societal norms. One behavior, however, that …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic …

L’Angolo Estate / LEVER Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This new family-owned winery is located on 23 acres outside of Newberg, Oregon in Yamhill County. The …

Wineries

By Doing Something No One Expected, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Taught a Brilliant Leadership Lesson

How do you motivate a team that doesn't have anything to prove? Warriors head coach Steve Kerr just showed us.<p>As the leader of a team, what would you do if you felt you were losing control? That your team members were no longer responding to your efforts?<p>That's the situation Golden State Warriors …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

Modern prefab home is all steel and wood

An indoor-outdoor paradise<p>For a weekend home focused on outdoor living, you don’t need a lot of interior space—at least, that was the thinking of the owners of this sweet holiday home in Morelos, Mexico. Designed by SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos, these steel-framed platforms are largely open to the …

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

How to Start a Blog and Make $100,000 a Month Before You're 30

At least, here's how one entrepreneur did it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose sits down with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents, a financial blog. Schroeder-Gardner hustled to turn Making Sense of …

Before and After: We Can't Believe This is the Same House

As nice as it is to see Before & After projects that seem totally approachable—$15 under-cabinet lighting, a refreshed bathroom—aspirational …

The Rolling Huts of Methow Valley, Washington

Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the six Rolling Huts, small paradisiac shelters, are nestled in the Methow Valley, Washington. They compose a …

Mountain Cottage

Kluszkowce, małopolskie, Polska<p>Mountain cottage on the picturesque Stylchyn peninsula. Located in the place of extraordinary history - in the neighborhood rescued from flooding, ancient wooden villas, farmsteads and brick cellars with granaries, dating from the second half of the 19th and early …

Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

Thought Experiment<p>It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us ill year-round: stress.<p>I know a bit about the link between stress and illness first hand. Four years ago, I set out …

Immune System

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It)

There are a lot of lessons to learn from Howard Schultz, but none more important than this.<p>There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the …

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

Controlling our emotional responses is hard to do, but when the stakes are high, nothing is more important.<p>Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants …

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet …