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The world's most hi-tech hotels

A robot concierge waiting politely to take your luggage, personalised mood-lighting at the swipe of an iPad and virtual postcards. This is just a taster of what’s on offer at the world’s most hi-tech hotels.<p><b>Novotel München Messe, Munich</b><p>Here, guests are not only welcomed by a real concierge, but …

Hospitality

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

WTF Are Chicharrones?

Crunchy to the core, these crackly morsels prove that bacon isn't the only addictive snack you can strip off a pig.<p>Photo by: stevendepolo<p>Chicharrones are pork rind pieces of carnivorous glory that started in Spain and spread to Latin American countries as a plate-filling snack of pig pride. Sure …

brownie ice cream sandwiches

Within reason, I think if you’re craving something, you should go for it, although this theory is mostly born of my own poor logic. I’ve all too many …

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 30, 2014 69<p>I promise this isn’t turning into a hamburger and hot dog blog.<p>Err, at …

Sweet Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup

Certain foods are so well-matched, I'm convinced they somehow conspire through the soil in order to coordinate how to perfectly complement each other. Carrots and ginger are that way. The sweet, subtle flavor of carrots is perfectly offset by the creamy heat of ginger, making this an all-star …

A Plain Bedroom Becomes the Ultimate Masculine Retreat

A bachelor's bedroom gets a stylish update.<p><b>The Bedroom BEFORE</b><p>A bachelor's Atlanta, Georgia, bedroom looked more like a standard guest room than a gentleman's retreat. "The overall design objective was to create a restful abode with a masculine aesthetic," James Wheeler of J. Wheeler Designs</b> …

Modern Apartment Displaying an Artistic Flare by INT2 Architecture

We stumbled across this modern apartment visualized by Russian studio <b>INT2 Architecture</b> and were pleasantly surprised by its originality. Simple …

1970s Oceanview Kit House Upgraded to Elegant Family Home

Back in the 1970’s, <b>kit houses</b> were all the rage. Since then, architecture styles changed enough to allow modern interpretations to offer a trip down …

I sold my body (and nearly my soul) to Abercrombie

As a manager, I did corporate’s bidding — by discriminating against staffers and customers who weren’t “quality”<p>It happened innocently enough: I was at a job fair on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus when a man in his late thirties approached me.<p>“Hey, you look collegiate and quality,” he said to me. ”You …

Tiny Glass-Walled Container Home Features Rooftop Deck

A reclaimed shipping container forms the basis of Casa Cúbica, a tiny but spacious-feeling home with a rooftop deck, kitchenette, full bath and even …

7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Managers Always Fear) | Inc.com

When I think about the difference between <i>great leaders</i> and <i>mere managers</i>, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth.<p>I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy title, but everyone referred to him simply as a "manager." One day, he was …

Public Policy

How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management

During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of ingredients. Compared to most fast-food chains, Chipotle favors human skill over rules, robots, and timers. Every …

Fast Casual

6 Practices to Boost Your Chances of Success in Life and Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all define success differently. For some, it might be the ability to purchase a nice car or take a fabulous vacation. For others, it might mean being able to provide for one’s family. I think it’s important to take the time to …

7 Questions to Improve Employee Retention | Inc.com

When was the last time you read an article praising annual employee reviews?<p>Chances are, it's been a while. Most organizations now realize that assessments of employee satisfaction should occur far more frequently than once a year.<p>Asking How You Are, More Often<p>One company trying to make this happen …

Employee Engagement

8 Things Really Efficient People Do | Inc.com

Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency. They manage every manageable moment so they have more …

Time Management

10 Mind-blowing Food Trends Already Dominating 2014

Quite a few new food trends have made the news over the last year. Between deep-frying your spam into fries and shot glasses made from chocolate chip cookies, this is truly a time to enjoy food. Our friends over at PopSugar compiled a list of 10 of the top mouthwatering food items you absolutely …

Got Limes?

A catastrophic shortage of limes is making for cocktail conumdrums on a global scale. Between the heavy rains knocking blossoms off the trees, a bacteria infesting the citrus trees, and the drug cartels hijacking delivery trucks,(really?), there is a now a black market for these magical little …

Cloud Street Residence by AWA

Ana Williamson Architect have completed the remodel of a house in Menlo Park, California.<p>Project description<p>Cloud Street House began as a cramped 900 …

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

The fine folks at wiseGEEK put together a fascinating list of 71 food items and how much of each equals 200 calories. All foods were shot using the …

The Wonut Is a Waffle Donut

(Photos: Waffle Cafe)<p>Mad culinary scientists are feverishly at work, advancing the dark and dangerous frontiers of dessert science. First, they …