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12 Poor Decisions You Are Probably Making Every Day

The wrong decision could put a damper in your productivity.<p><b>From email to social media to online dating, we make decisions every day without thinking about it.</b>• <b><br>But many of the choices you arrive at this way aren't so wise, like staring at a computer all day or refusing to let your partner's slightly</b> …

Time Management

13 Artists Who Turned Ocean Trash Into Amazing Art

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This Taiwanese Company Makes Clothes Out of Coffee Grounds

Taiwanese company Singtex has perfected a process for turning coffee waste and plastic bottles into fabric. One T-shirt can be made with three cups of coffee grounds and five recycled plastic bottles.<p>Consider your morning cup of joe. To produce it, only 0.2 percent of the coffee bean was used. The …

Five of the best collections from London College of Fashion's 2016 graduates

<b>Graduate shows 2016:</b> headpieces made from moulded plastic and knitwear inspired by "takeaway culture" are included in our design reporter Alice …

DIY Three Way: A Shibori Textile Project for Your Walls, Your Kitchen, and Father’s Day?!

I’m always looking for another excuse to dye something, and since Father’s Day is just a few days away (this Sunday), I thought I’d do some last …

DIY

Business Rx: Here’s how this textile designer reached the right customers

<i>This week, a textile designer looks for help reaching her strongest market. — Dan Beyers</i><p><b>The entrepreneur</b><p>Kate Hougen’s company began as the result of a New Year’s resolution. An artist by training, Hougen long dreamed of designing her own line of artisan textiles during a more than 15-year career in …

Mentoring

5 Game-Changing Skills Every Young Entrepreneur Can Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you seen the recent Cadillac commercial?<p>You know, the "Don't You Dare" one with all the young entrepreneurs who are changing the world. You see these young inventors and pioneers and venture capitalists and you think, "now that<i>'s</i> …

7 Creative Strategies for Marketing Your Startup on a Tight Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Boostrapping builds character. There are endless ways to finance your ideas, but there’s nothing like marketing a startup with a modest budget to encourage innovation. Limited funds give you an excuse to flex your creative muscle and …

Far more fish make their own light than we thought, study finds

From the fireflies that light up our backyards to the graceful, glowing jellyfish we admire in aquarium tanks, bioluminescence — an organism’s …

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

6 Obstacles Sabotaging Your Creative Potential

Your actions can impact your creativity, for good or for bad.<p>It doesn't matter what your job is; you might be a graphic designer with ample freedom or an accountant with a niche role. Almost every job requires at least some degree of creativity, whether that's creating something new and artistic in …

These 6 Creatives Will Help Reignite Your Creative Genius

Living and working in one of the most unique startup communities for 4 years quickly taught me that entrepreneurship is both magical and destructive.<p>In the small Vegas startup community that was launched by a famous CEO, we lived in a real-life entrepreneurial wonderland where top minds visited …

Why Creativity Doesn't Have To Be Chaotic, And Structure Doesn't Have To Be Boring

The two should work hand-in-hand. Here's how.<p>So many people believe that you are either one or the other: You're either the ADD creative who can't sit still for five minutes at a time, but wildly brilliant; or you're the OCD task manager who lives for sticky notes, spiral-bound planners, and excel …

Ideo, Astro, And Whipsaw: What Every Startup Should Know About Design

For Highway1, a Silicon Valley design accelerator, pros at top consultancies mentored young entrepreneurs. Here’s their best advice.<p>At Highway1, a design accelerator based in San Francisco, startups have four months to transform a prototype into a market-ready product, develop a business plan, …

6 ways street art is influencing design

The history of graffiti and street art is a long one – arguably dating back to cave paintings, and certainly as a recognised feature of Roman …

The Top 10 Trends From Bridal Fashion Week

<i>By Roberta Correia for BRIDES</i><p>Another beautiful bridal fashion week has come to an end, and that means it's time to look back on the latest wedding dress trends to make their way down the runway! Last season's romantic <b>3-D floral details</b> were still in full bloom, while <b>plunging necklines</b> were seen in …