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10 Ways to Add Japanese Style to Your Interior Design

One word sums it up : Zen. Yes, peaceful simplicity surrounds the modest designs of Japanese culture. Thousands of years steeped in tradition have …

8 Jaw-Dropping Furniture Makeovers

Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs specialize in the restoration of vintage and antique furniture. Here, we take a look at some of the cherished pieces they've given new life.<p>Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs …

Furniture

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

Real Estate

It's time to adapt ads to suit the modern man

Men are more than lusty conquerors of bikini-clad babes, or hopeless idiots incapable of contributing to the household. But take a look at advertising, even these days, and you may not know it. Stereotypical images of masculinity often still prevail.<p>A new study, however, is attempting to send a …

Does work stress cause you to overeat?

<i>Welcome to The Globe and Mail's Your Life at Work Survey, done in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Click here to take our survey, measure your stress levels, find out your Quality of Work Life (QWL) score and determine whether you're able to cope.</i><p>When we talk about the health of Canadians, a …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Are Airbnb and Uber changing the world?

This spring, I went to Chicago to help my sister move, and rented an apartment on Airbnb. It was fantastic – cheaper and much bigger than a boring hotel room, and three times more convenient. When I went to Paris with my husband, we did it again. We found a charming place near the Eiffel Tower that …

You Should Only Read E-Books

Splurge your savings on a small electronic gadget that can be filled with every book of your choice.<p>Dress it in a jacket, engrave it and cherish it …

Ebook Strategies for Librarians and Publishers

<i>E-Content Quarterly</i> Editor Mirela Roncevic on Sunday served as moderator for a panel of librarians and publishers who discussed “Leading with Ebooks: …

Libraries

Traditional Bookstores Might Not Be Dead Yet

A new report shows that the sale of e-books may have stalled, at least for now.<p>Online retailers now take in more revenue from the sale of books than …

Zen Inspired Interior Design

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: EkeInterior<p>Floor cushions around a low table are an easy way to create an oriental dining zone, along with high contrast dark wood …

3 Super-Easy Watermelon Cocktails

Here, three crazy-simple watermelon cocktails that anyone can make.<p>Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit for cocktails. First of all, it’s …

Right to be forgotten: Google erases British media articles from search results

Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news …

Privacy

A Toronto condo design: Simple, logical, vertical

No outcome of the Industrial Revolution has shaped the look and sense of the city more decisively than the internal combustion engine – though the elevator, because it makes tall buildings possible, has had an impact almost equally deep and enduring.<p>In an interesting new book about the history and …

Why You Should Be Thankful For Paper Books

You are lucky!<p>The first writing was done on clay tablets with pointed sticks, and thank Heaven that idea didn't survive. If it had, and if the Sumerians had found a way of binding their clay tablets into books, your once treasured copy of Encyclopedia Britannica (itself rapidly becoming its own …

Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes

Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new. H.P. Lovecraft and Lydia Davis have both penned what has come to be known as flash fiction -- brief stories with no precise length constraints, but that don't …

4 Bad Side Effects of Reading Fiction According to the 19th Century

These days we're desperately trying to get more people to read ("Please, read anything, here's a YA novel by the Kardashians") but in the 1800s, it was a different story. Books were supposed to teach people about science, philosophy and religion, not lead someone down an exciting path filled with …

Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' in lost online sales

<b>An online entrepreneur says that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses.</b><p>Charles Duncombe says an analysis of website figures shows a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.<p>Mr Duncombe says when recruiting staff he has been "shocked …

Golden Arches: 10 Iconic Celebrity Eyebrows

See the most iconic eyebrows from Cara Delevingne to Marilyn Monroe.<p>We've all been guilty of over-tweezing our eyebrows once or twice in our lives, but nowadays we subscribe to the more natural philosophy. From flat to hard-angle arches, (there are 5 official eyebrow shapes, after all), …

Audrey Hepburn

What I'm Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com

What I’m Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com<p>Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2014<p><i>Todd Mundt reads for a living. Formerly the editorial director for NPR</i> …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …