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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

3 Ways To Improve Profit Margins On Amazon

When Shai Atanelov was hired by a company in the toys and sportswear space to improve its profitability on Amazon, its profit margins were close to 13%.<p>“The first thing we did was remove more than 60 products that were not profitable enough and had low margins. We began focusing on our best-selling …

eCommerce

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …

Minimalism

BDDW for FEIT: A Collaboration Between Two Expert Designers

How did a collaboration between a footwear designer and a furniture designer come to be? They both share and uphold the same values in producing …

CIVIL Perfectly Brings a Scandinavian History to Modular Living

With people moving from place to place, especially city dwellers, furniture needs to work in a multitude of situations. It’s easy to go out there and …

Steve Areen's incredible DIY wagon home built with mostly recycled materials

Steve Areen is one of those people who turns everything into gold. And by gold, I mean magic. I mean soul. We saw it with his lovely dome home in …

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

The 99 best things that happened in 2017

If you’re feeling despair about the fate of humanity in the 21st century, you might want to reconsider.<p>In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 99 of the best stories from this year that you probably missed.<p>An incredible …

Woosley Outdoor Ping Pong Table

Made from high-pressure laminate (HPL), which is laminated to a Russian Birch core, the Woosley Outdoor Ping Pong Table has been years in the making. …

Furniture

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Physics

Can A Redesigned Scale Really Help You Lose Weight?

That’s the promise of the Shapa scale–which never actually tells you how much you weigh.<p>The dreaded scale stares at you from the corner of your bathroom, daring you to face the truth. You step tentatively onto its hard plastic surface. You close your eyes tight, then open them. The big digital …

Fitness

The Biggest, Baddest Hardware Failures of 2017

From the iPhone X to the Juicero, 2017 was full of poor design decisions.<p>Like just about everything else that happened this year, technology in 2017 was a complete mess, from Equifax’s total incompetence to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube sucking up advertising money from bad people, to the FCC’s …

Google Glass

This Stylish Walker Could Help The Elderly Get Around

The Lio prototype addresses many of the problems with current walkers.<p>By 2030, as many as one in five Americans could be over the age of 65. With these changing demographics, designers will have to rethink some of the devices that are meant to make older people’s lives easier.<p>Take the walker. Most …

Walking

Ravishing colors bring this Milan apartment renovation to life

Those colors<p>The color story on this apartment renovation in Milan is ravishing. Designed by Turin-based Marcante-Testa studio, the 150-square-meter, or 1,615-square-foot residence combines classic architecture with vintage-contemporary decor to create a home that is at once modern and …

Now you can learn to make chocolate in an Icelandic food truck

An Icelandic confectioner is running what he believes are the world’s first chocolate-making classes in a food truck. Halldór Kristján Sigurðsson has been making chocolate for over 20 years and has taught the art to thousands of Icelanders.<p>Now he has international visitors in his sights. At the …

Dessert

Sustainable Dutch home for sale comes with surreal custom furniture

Wowza<p>The last time we saw this one-of-a-kind Dutch home, it was the coolest half-buried snow villa in all the land. Fast forward some years and “Dutch Mountain House,” the brainchild of architect and art historian couple Sanne Oomen and Lucas Mol, has hit the market (price upon request). And with …

Hill of Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Japanese architect Tadao Ando created a unique religious space in the Sapporo region, in the North of Japan. The temple is an almost entirely …

Japan

Logo Design & Graphic Design: 66 Smart Words

We are sharing this fun experimentation that involves logo design, graphic design and obviously words. Designed by Bachir Design, this is a personal …

Graphic Design

Want To Understand The Future Of Design? Read These Books

Upgrade your summer beach reading with these tomes about the future of cities, AI, big data, and more.<p>The president communicates via Tweet. Artificial intelligence rates our outfits. We talk to our devices like they’re children. Today’s reality is stranger than anything fiction could have …

Fake News

How to Become World-Class at What You Do | Inc.com

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do you get out of the rat race?<p>How do you advance …

Motivation

Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You'll Become Much Stronger

Life is many things. Life is beautiful and miraculous, and it’s wonderful. But there is one thing life isn’t: easy. There are times when this is more …

Self-improvement

23 Lessons I Learned From Robert Greene On Strategy, Mastery And Power

I first met the author Robert Greene when I was a sophomore in college. A few weeks after that meeting, I was not a sophomore anymore. In fact, I was …

22 Life Lessons I Learned From My Mentors That Every Person Should Know

With every conversation I have, book I read, mistake I make, and new knowledge I acquire, I feel less sure about everything.<p>French philosopher …

Why Everything Is Your Fault and Why That's Good

When your whole life is somebody else's fault, powerlessness is assured. Empowerment is about taking responsibility.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m about to turn 30. God willing, I’m about a third of the way through, but I’ve already learned some things thus far. …

Boot Camp

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

Time Management

How to Be More Interesting (in One Simple Step)

It's challenging in the beginning. But like everything, it gets easier with practice.<p>Jessica Hagy wrote the book on being interesting.<p>Literally.<p>It all started with a piece she penned for Forbes a few years ago, entitled, How to Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps). The article works not only …

Self-improvement

Brain belts: The many innovation centers that will take on Silicon Valley

To most high-tech enthusiasts, towns like Akron, Albany, Batesville, Malmö, and Eindhoven probably don’t hold much significance. Yet, while the world is busy watching Silicon Valley, these relatively obscure spots in the US and Europe are quietly building the infrastructure for innovation …

Shop Visit: Union Garage, New York City

New York’s a place I’d love to visit, but it’s probably not my top pick for motorcycle riding. A bustling, pothole-ridden city is hardly the safest place to head out on two wheels.<p>Yet there’s a substantial motorcycling community in NYC—and Union Garage has them covered. Founder Chris Lesser (along …

New York City

Web Development Top 10 Articles in September

<b>Web Developers</b> today need to constantly stay up-to-date with rapid changes and updates in web tooling, frameworks and techniques to become more …