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6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them -- Without Paying Them More

Valued employees are valuable employees. Show your people some love, and they'll respond with loyalty and higher productivity.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn't always the answer.<p>No one objects to a …

Employee Engagement

The truth behind the mysterious holes in Hong Kong's high-rises

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating façade.<p>It is not alone. Along the coast of Hong Kong Island, you can find multiple properties with gaps in their midst. There's the Larvotto residence …

Hong Kong

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

5 Vegan Soup Recipes So Good Staunch Carnivores Will Lick Their Bowls Clean

Although the calendar says it's officially spring, the weather certainly indicates otherwise. Our colleagues on the East Coast are enduring a …

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 Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

We’re Seeing Cane Furniture Everywhere... Again

The technique is nothing new, but these pieces are 100% fresh<p>Wicker furniture has been around since ancient Egypt and is still being manufactured today, so you know it’s good. Made from cheap and weather-resistant plants, trees, and grasses like rattan and willow, wicker gained popularity for its …

What Apple’s New Office Chairs Reveal About Work In 2018

The Pacific chair by the British firm Barber Osgerby signals how radically our ideals about work have changed in the past three decades.<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive keeps a low profile, but he’s social with a handful of Brits who sit atop the world of industrial design, including Jay Osgerby and Ed …

Jony Ive

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

Interactive Chart Detailing The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People

We study the habits and lifestyles of famous people because we feel like it will somehow give us some insight into how they became famous and made …

Creativity

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

How to Create an Awesome Logo for Your Business: 6 Tips from A Graphic Design Expert

If you’ve got a startup or a small business you must know that of how graphic design plays a role in building your company. You need a good logo to …

This smart window uses electricity to quickly change from clear to dark

Bright news.<p>In a world where even mundane devices like water bottles and toothbrushes have become smart and connected, it’s easy to scoff at yet another attempt at smartifying practical gadgets. But new technology for smart windows, described today in the journal <i>Joule</i>, might actually be an …

This All-In-One Piece of Furniture Is A Tiny House Must-Have

A single piece of furniture, designed by architect Angel Rico, allows this husband, wife, and child to live happily in only 20 square meters of space …

Advice on how to predict the future, from a professor whose job is to predict the future

For a futurist, Richard Watson has funny ideas about time. The British writer and lecturer teaches students, governments, and businesses “disruptive futurology,” or how to think about tomorrow, while rifling through month-old Sunday papers—in print!—skimming dated headlines.<p>When I met him, Watson …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Beer in Every Major European City, Mapped

Whether you're looking for the most haunted place in the US, the must-have desserts across Europe, or America's most cheesy, gooey, creamy and …

Pictures Reveal Life Inside Tiny Futuristic Cubes

Picture Stories<p>Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was the benchmark of Japan’s post-war economic boom. Now, its future is uncertain.<p>On the outskirts of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district stands Nakagin Capsule Tower, an unusual structure that once held Japan’s vision for the future.<p>The building was …

Architecture

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Long-Term Narcissistic Abuse Can Cause Brain Damage

The effects of psychological and narcissistic abuse come with many devastating consequences, but there are two that almost no one knows about–unless …

Short-Term Memory

These lost type symbols need to make a comeback

Where would we be without punctuation marks? In a land of grammatical misunderstandings, that's where! (See, we're only three sentences into this …

Everything Architects Need to Know About Stairs and Railing

Stairs and railings come in many shapes and sizes, and it can be hard to know where to begin. Floating stairs, spiral stairs, straight-run or switchback … The choices can be daunting. Add on top of that the variety of local and international safety regulations, and it can seem like you have a hefty …

Architecture

Shipping container house takes jumping the shark to new heights

<b>Steel boxes make the perfect house for the Joshua Tree desert environment.</b><p>Yup, when it’s a hundred and ten degrees in the California desert, there is …

Eight architects and designers imagine the kitchens of the future

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> an elevated vegetable garden, a brass frame with sliding shelves and a wooden cube that folds open feature in these proposals for …

Furniture

Designer's awesome secret studio is suspended under bridge

Creatives need their own space to be productive and to contemplate new ideas. A space like this can be difficult to find in the city, but not for …

Timing: the best automatic Mac time tracker for productive professionals and freelancers

Time Tracking Sucks.<br>Deal With It.<b><br>Or Use Timing.</b><p>Stop guessing how you spend your time,<br>and <b>focus on doing your best work</b> instead.<p>Timing observes how you …

Apps

This site helps you avoid peak season to book the cheapest vacation

Whenever someone asks me when the best time to visit Amsterdam is, my first suggestion is anything but mid-September and late April. There is a good reason for that: Those tend to be peak days – and this means costlier vacations. So it makes sense to avoid them; and this is precisely what …

Snub

Which Type of Logo is Best for Your Brand?

Choosing a logo type, after understanding the positives and negatives of each type, is one of the first steps to creating a successful logo for your business<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of …

Graphic Design

The best apartment rental sites and apps

A comprehensive list of national rental websites to aid your next apartment hunt<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Long gone are the days when apartment hunters had to carefully scan the newspaper classifieds to …

Real Estate

10 Epic Places in Hungary Even Hungarians Don’t Know About

Across Hungary, stunning natural wonders and awesome historical sites are just waiting to be discovered. While many are aware of the beauty of …