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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

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The Increasingly Popular Technique Helping Businesses Beat Procrastination

Though it's been around a while, "timeboxing" is growing in popularity, and not just with software development teams.<p>Procrastination can become a problem, especially in small businesses that are striving to grow. Whether a small business owner is building something with his own team or outsourcing …

Project Management

Stop Wasting Time: Tips to Raise Productivity and Reduce Procrastination

It’s been said that “knowledge is power.” However, an argument can be made that it’s more accurate to say, “applied knowledge is power.” Let’s be …

How Great Leaders Motivate Their Teams

Human beings all deeply want to believe in <i>something</i>. It’s in our basic human nature. If you want to motivate your employees and attract customers and investors with ease, one of the most vital things you can do is give them a “why” to believe in.<p>There is a fascinating study done by Dr. Adam Grant …

Employee Engagement

3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In running a digital-marketing consultancy in a tech mecca like Seattle, I work with larger companies and spend time with local startups hoping to crack the big time with their ideas and energy.<p>What’s apparent, though, is that many …

Public Relations

10 Expert-Created Festive Centerpieces

Expert ideas to steal.<p>A beautiful arrangement says, "Welcome!" Floral designers and event planners show us how they say it with flowers — and other seasonal elements.


Articles about 7 bedrooms we love on - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes …

San Francisco

Daily Inspiration #1612

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Art Party: 'to preserve education we need to pull down Gove's gates'

Surely we want a society where anyone has the ability and right to contribute to culture, says Bob and Roberta Smith<p>Artists, writers, arts organisations and parents are deeply concerned that the arts in secondary education are being diminished to the detriment of future audiences, future cultural …

Articles about 5 nyc home renovations on - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, …

Living Rooms

Best of the Week: Websites, PS4, Tech News and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

The BAZAAR: Pretty In Python

Snake- and safari-inspired pieces are sure to charm<p>Snake- and safari-inspired pieces are sure to charm …