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The Retreat At Blue Lagoon Is Iceland's Most Luxurious Hotel

No matter where you draw your travel inspiration from, you’ve likely seen a photo of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. Its icy blue water has been the subject of millions of camera lenses. In 2014 the oasis drew around 700,000 visitors, which then skyrocketed to an estimated 1.3 million last year. While the …

20th Century

'Instagram playgrounds' for the hashtag obsessed are taking over U.S. cities

A sunflower garden, a caviar pool and a psychedelic laundromat are among the many Instagram-ready experiences that have taken over vacant studio spaces and abandoned buildings across the country, luring in the hashtagged obsessed.<p>These interactive pop-up exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago …

Social Media

The 4 Facebook Ad Strategies You Need to Get Started

Ready to create your first Facebook ad?<p>Have a new business, product or service you want to promote?<p>With 6 million businesses using Facebook ads to …

Facebook Ads

16 Last-Minute Travel Deals You Can’t Afford to Miss

If you’re looking for somewhere to go before the summer officially ends, you’ll be excited to know some of the best destinations and resorts are …

Travel Deals

How to Use Flipboard to Plan a Vacation

As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Lucky for us, in the last 10 years, International travel has doubled in volume, and is forecasted to keep growing until there are 1.8 billion tourists in 2030. With so much riding on the experience it’s no …

Social Media

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

74 Exceptional Architecture Portfolios

Technical skills: check. Visually coherent content: check. Distinctive personal input on both the projects and portfolio design: double …

Best Furniture, Product and Room Designs of August 2017

In August 2017, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting room designs and furniture among them.• Shibori is a Japanese manual …

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work

After you've have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because …

Here's the Exact Email You Can Use to Get a Meeting With Anyone, No Matter How Successful or Intimidating

Your initial email is crucial.<p>In an ideal world, high-powered people would be dying to talk to you.<p>In reality, however, it can be hard to get busy, …

What Picasso Can Teach Us About Being Filmmakers

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest painters in human history, but as filmmakers, what can we learn from his philosophy on art?<p>As filmmakers, we …

A brightly coloured condo by Brio Interior Design

I am completely smitten with this Seattle apartment designed by Brio Interior Design. Such fun bright colours in unique combinations and a midcentury …

Interior Design

Lodge Minimalist Lighting Collection by Workstead

Lodge Collection is a minimalist lighting series created by Brooklyn-based studio Workstead. The collection is characterized by a series of …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

How to Create a Luxurious, Modern Outdoor Space

Whether it’s large or small, you’ll want your al fresco space to match the interior, and feel Zen, too<p><i>Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior</i> …

Great Design Crit & Modifications for a Dining Table

Chris Salomone's excellent "Let's Talk About Design"<p>Here in another great episode of "Let's Talk About Design," natural-born designer Chris Salomone …

DIY: 9 steps to build your own pergola

Pergolas… we all want them, but we usually don't know how to build them. The good news? It's pretty easy.<p>The construction of a garden gazebo can be a …

Amazing images of the world's greatest cities before they were cities

Like all living things, cities have lifespans.<p>Some, like Paris, are ancient — over 2,000 years old. Others are adolescent in comparison.<p>Here are the maps, paintings, and old-time photographs that show the journeys of our greatest cities.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Urbanism

10 Most Colorful Cities Around The World You Must Visit

Exploring new cities is always an exciting adventure to take on when you travel, but when the cities are painted with eye-popping colors, it makes …

What Are the Most Popular Architecture Websites in the World?

At a time when so much of what we do happens online, there is a lot we can learn from tracking the way we use the web. Alexa is an Amazon company …

10 Essential Freehand Drawing Exercises for Architects

<i>The following excerpt was originally published in Natascha Meuser's</i> Construction and Design Manual: <b>Architecture Drawings</b> (DOM Publishers). <i>With our</i> …

New York behind the scenes: A striking modern townhouse

Townhouses have the dual appeal of living in the city while also retaining a strong family-based atmosphere. Who hasn't seen the city-sidewalk homes …

The self-contained mobile prefab Coodo lets you live anywhere in the world

What if you could make your home anywhere in the world without sacrificing creature comforts? Meet Coodo, an eco-friendly mobile home that promises …

Prefab Homes

The Best Days to Send Email Campaigns and Other Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing can be an effective way to drive business, but it requires that you invest time into a strategy.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Reportedly, 83 percent of marketers consider email their primary lead generation channel. While email marketing …

Marketing

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

Better Marijuana Stock to Buy: GW Pharmaceuticals or Insys Therapeutics?

Following last November's election, 28 states have legalized medical marijuana, and according to Gallup, Americans' attitude toward medical marijuana use has never been better. As a result, the use of medical marijuana is soaring. Tapping into that growth could bea big opportunity for drugmakers<b>GW</b> …

SECRECY, CONTROL AND 'KINDNESS': What the Snapchat IPO tells us about its corporate culture

Most of the focus has been on Snap Inc.'s numbers: 158 million daily average users; $404.5 million (£324 million) in revenues, and $522 million (£418 million) in net losses.<p>But Snap's S-1 filing also tells us a lot about the company's internal culture, and specifically what founders Evan Spiegel …

Corporate Culture

The Architectural Stories Behind 7 Famous Album Covers

The production of creative work often requires a very particular type of space—a temple, if you will, to the work being done. Architects and artists …

Sorry Elon, driverless passenger drones will be the vehicular disruption of the future

Henry Ford famously said that if you asked people what they wanted, they wouldn’t have said “ a car.” They would have said – “a faster horse.”<p>I believe driverless cars are today’s equivalent of faster horses. A continuation of what exists – not a true category break. Predictable but not …