William Torola

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Yep, This $600 IKEA Sofa Was Made for Your Small Apartment

When it comes to furnishing small spaces, the living room is arguably the biggest challenge. If you even have enough space for a sofa and a TV, …

Katerra is shaking up the construction industry, literally and figuratively

We’ve been watching Katerra, the ambitious construction startup that calls itself a technology startup. Their pitch:<p>Katerra is bringing fresh minds …

23 Things I Wish I Had Known About Business at the Start of My Career

Your path gets clearer once you tune out the corporate jargon and the fuzzy motivational nonsense on the Internet.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some odd reasons, I feel I’ve had a pretty good career to date.<p>I’ve had a successful business.<br>I’ve done the …

Swiss Army Knives

21 Little Changes That'll Make Your Space So Much Homier

Small, easy changes...big results.

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

4 things the most respected leaders do for their employees that anyone can learn

Whenever I conduct workshops for leadership teams, I break them into groups of three and ask the question, "Think of a time when you worked for the best boss you ever had. What made him or her so great?"<p>After processing and discussion in their small groups, I instruct them to reconvene and share …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

8 things smart people never reveal about themselves at work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can …

Emotional Intelligence

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

Emotional Intelligence

This Guy Has The Best Way Of Handling His Girlfriend's Anxiety

Having anxiety can leave you with a constant fear that your partner will break up with you. Except it feels less like a fear than an intuition. An …

Mental Health

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

Brain Imaging

Used shipping container turned into tiny home for two

The recently completed Intellectual Tiny Home is based on a 40 ft (12 m)-long recycled shipping container and has a total floorspace of 320 sq ft …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

How to Build a Tiny, Off-Grid House for $2500 (Video)

From life inside a tiny, 7'x12' portable house to touring an infamous roundhouse, we've been pretty fascinated by the DIY tiny house movement. Here's …

10 Brooklyn-based designers of unique home goods

Do something different with your home while supporting Kings County companies<p>In a world where it seems like big-box companies control all aspects of our lives, it’s nice to know that there are plenty of alternatives. The push to buy local—not just in New York City, but across the nation—is proof …

27 Brilliant Home And Decor Projects You Can Make Yourself

This is not a drill! (But you will need one for these projects.)

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

63 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead

Short on time? Running out of oven space? Here are some make-ahead dishes for a seamless feast.<p>It's normal to get antsy in the days leading up to the main event. Alleviate your to-do list stress by prepping in advance. For less of a headache on Turkey day, get your apps, sides, and mains out of the …

A small but beautiful house that this couple built on a tiny budget

If you’re looking for an attractive yet elegant architecture idea for your modern home, then homify has the perfect design for you. This classic and …

Living Rooms

You are Not Living in Reality Because Your Brain Doesn’t Want You To

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy. I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive …

13 job-interview questions that can measure someone's emotional intelligence

"Emotional intelligence is the key to being really successful," he told Business Insider.<p>Perhaps that's why more and more companies are asking interview questions that are designed to measure a candidate's emotional intelligence— which is the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions<p>Phil …

7 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese in a Crock-Pot

1 of 7<p>Four-Cheese Macaroni<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Bacon Mac and Cheese<p>3 of 7<p>Cheesy Tortellini<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Beer and Mac and Cheese<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Cooking