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The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

Prefab Homes

This Harvard Scientist Says Being a Rebel and Breaking The Rules Makes You a Better Leader (Try Any of These 8 Things)

If that's how you want to roll, here are eight things you'll want to do to lead like a rebel.<p>Harvard behavioral scientist, Francesca Gino, knew she was onto something when she read a cookbook where the author, an Italian chef, broke every rule of Italian culinary tradition by filling the book with …

Leadership

What's the Mindset That Defines the Most Successful People? It's What Most of Us Are Missing

Without it, it's impossible to innovate and grow, says billionaire Richard Branson.<p>Nobody likes to fail. Yet failure is the secret to success. If you haven't been rejected a number of times, the current mantra goes, you just haven't experienced success.<p>Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, …

Self-improvement

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b> <b></b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

Self-improvement

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now

Time to make that paper.<p>The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New …

Entrepreneurship

15 things everyone should splurge on that will last a lifetime

Once you're making a steady income — and hopefully putting some money aside, too — buying everything off the high street or shopping only in the sale loses its appeal.<p>No matter how long it takes to save for them, there are some items you should splurge on so they last you for life — and some may …

24 Healthyish Meat-Free Comfort Foods That'll Make You Say "Whoa"

You won't miss the meat.

19 Easy Ways to Jump-Start Your Personal and Business Brand in 2018

Looking to build your thought leadership this year? Here's how to move the needle.<p>Every day I get at least one call from a would-be thought leader looking to build their brand. I'll be honest: Some of these people have the goods, and some don't. But what most of them do share is the lack of a …

Marketing

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps

Want to make side money? Follow these 5 stages to monetize your startup idea.<p>In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the …

Business Strategy

The Trait That Made Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Fearless--and How to Cultivate It

Your ability to innovate has a lot to do with the power of early wins--and a few good hero stories.<p>When Elon Musk found out that NASA had no intentions of going to Mars, he decided to invest $100 million of his own funds to develop reusable rockets; if NASA was not going to bring humanity to Mars, …

Self-improvement

A 30-year-old who quit corporate life to earn 6 figures working remotely from a Mediterranean island shares his best advice on turning a side job into a full-time gig

In 2014, Mike Zima and his wife Irena were vacationing in the Bahamas.<p>"We were floating like ducks in the warm water, and Chicago was an ice palace we didn't want to return to," he told Business Insider. "We wanted to be happy when we come home. To be fair, Chicago has good deep dish pizza, but we …

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

Motivation

Dezeen's top 10 mid-century renovations of 2017

This year saw mid-century buildings across North America undergo impressive revamps. For our 2017 review, US reporter Eleanor Gibson has selected 10 …

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

Baking

Before You Quit Your Job To Start a Business Do These 5 Things

If you have a full-time job but have the entrepreneurial bug, here are some creative ways to pursue your idea before your quit.<p>For quite some time, entrepreneurship and running a business has been all the rage. And now, you're thinking about testing the waters.<p>Maybe you already have a full-time job …

Small Business

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Ethereum, The Next Big Cryptocurrency

A crash course on Ethereum.<p>By now, everyone's heard about the meteoric rise of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency smashed a record-breaking US$8,200 on …

We need designers, not scientists, to show us how to change the world, says Babette Porcelijn

Designers have the power to solve the world's problems, but it may mean creating more systems and less stuff, says Dutch designer and …

Sustainability

The 20 best wines in the world, according to Wine Spectator

Each year, they release their list of the top 100 wines in the world.<p>"The wines featured on our Top 100 list capture the character of the past year and exemplify the quality and diversity the wine world has to offer," Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator said in a press release.<p>…

Angular frame juts over Montreal house extension by Naturehumaine

Canadian studio Naturehumaine has extended a house in Montreal to create a family living area and an elevated master bedroom, which are all encased …

Alejandro Valdivieso's Casa Aljibe features curved living space built around an old well

Spanish architect Alejandro Valdivieso has repurposed a former water cistern near Madrid, transforming it into the basement of a house with a glass …

How this woman grew her startup from zero to $58 million in three years

Susan Tynan's favorite bit of advice when asked for words of entrepreneurial wisdom is this: Ignore the well-meaning naysayers who tell you your idea can't be done.<p>Tynan is the founder and CEO of Framebridge, an internet custom framing startup. Founded in 2014, she has raised nearly $37 million …

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

Innovation

Leonardo DiCaprio just invested in the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that 'bleeds' like beef — here's how it tastes

When Beyond Meat, a company that makes plant-based alternatives to animal proteins, claimed it invented a vegetarian burger that tastes like beef, it sounded too good to be true.<p>But the Beyond Burger has grown in popularity since it was first sold at a Whole Foods in Boulder, Colorado last year. …

Carbon Emissions

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

Michelin Guide 2018: two and three-star restaurants in pictures

Artek and Bless present fur-covered and marble furniture at Chicago Architecture Biennial

Finnish furniture company Artek has collaborated with fashion label Bless to dress up a collection of seats, which form a decadent lounge at this …

Architecture

A manager at a $6 billion quant fund gives the best intro to cryptocurrencies we've heard

Patrick O'Shaughnessy vividly recalls the week he was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies.<p>O'Shaughnessy, a manager at his family's $6 billion quant asset manager of the same name, was chatting with one of his analysts over lunch at the beginning of this year about what they did over the …

Hugh Hefner, Iconic Playboy, Dies at 91

The founder of the Playboy empire gave generations of men a robe-clad role model.<p>The 1992 documentary <i>Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time</i> was aptly titled. For generations of men, Hefner—who died September 27 at the age of 91, according to <i>Playboy</i>—lived a fairy-tale existence. As Kiss frontman <b>Gene Simmons</b> …

The 3 Components of a Brilliant Marketing Plan

Your business doesn't need a complex marketing strategy. It needs simple examples of these three components.<p>Anybody can write a marketing plan. Heck, there are dozens of templates and examples available on the Web for every type of business strategy. Writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan, …

Marketing