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Ikea partners with NASA to build furniture that's out of this world

Ikea is working with American space experts at NASA to figure out how to make furniture for people in densely populated cities. The Swedish furniture company is sending a team of designers to an astronaut training facility in Utah. The group will be locked inside a ‘spaceship environment’ for three …

5 Online Learning Sources to Boost Your Business Acumen

The internet's free exchange of ideas makes it easier than ever to learn about real-world issues that affect your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, the internet …

Entrepreneurship

BMW: A Shining Brand

<b>I. Investment thesis</b><p>A family business with a superb brand, a well-diversified market, and an excellent valuation: BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) is one of those …

13 times Trump was dead wrong at the debate, and 2 times Clinton was

Plus a host other instances in which the candidates bent the truth.<p>The debate was unreal.<p>In a campaign season littered with falsehoods, Sunday night’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton marked the moment when the tether between rhetoric and reality snapped. From their policies and …

How to Heel-and-Toe-Shift a Manual Transmission | Feature

Heel-and-toe (H/T) manipulation of the throttle and brake with the driver’s right foot is a throwback to ancient motoring days before synchromesh became standard in manual-shift transmissions. To avoid gear clash during up- and downshifting, the careful driver had two choices: wait patiently for …

New Order Shelving System

I know, shelving is rarely exciting, but this shelving system sort of is. The shelves are made from aluminum- nothing new, I know- but these shelves …

Storage Ideas

Storage Box Out of Pallet Wood

This is a very useful and convenient <b>storage box</b> that is constructed using <b>recycled pallet wood</b> and you can see that there is enough space to store …

A Minimal, Modular Shelving System by Ben Couture

It’s hard to find a shelving unit that works for more than one situation, but Ben Couture, of Jardine Couture, designed a modular shelving system …

3 Steps to a Super Stylish Bookcase

(Image credit: Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson)<p>You may know Emily Henderson as a very stylish lady with a very stylish home. Her new book, <i>Styled</i>, …

Storage Ideas

Your Home’s Unsung Hero — The Closet

That’s why we believe that closets are the most important room in your house, hands down.<p>If you’ve ever tried to negotiate a room cluttered with …

How to Write a Painless Product Requirements Document

While the bulk of documentation is produced in the earlier stages, the implementation stage is one of the most crucial phases of the UX design …

What is the best product manager career path?

<b>Question: What is the career progression for a product manager?</b><p>I am a young engineer trying to plan out my career. I want to know what is the typical …

David Cole's answer to What questions should I ask when interviewing for a product design position at a startup?

I've interviewed a lot of candidates for design positions at Quora over the last several years and I've found that very few ask the challenging, …

2014 Year in Review: Helping You Get Organized for 2015

<b>Core77 2014 Year in Review</b>: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and …

Designers of Organizing Products Look to Kickstarter

What kind of organizing products get funded (or try to get funded) on Kickstarter? Having written about the HYVE system, I wondered what else I'd …

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

How to Wash Your Car Like a Pro

There is much more to washing and waxing when it comes to cleaning and protecting your vehicle's paint.<p>If you care about your car's exterior, you'll avoid those quickie car washes with the big brushes that can do more harm than good and do a DIY car wash that will achieve the best results.<p>Most …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

TOTD: Chrysler’s Big Plan – What Are You Most Looking Forward to?

Earlier this morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed its big plans over the next five years, and with so many brands under its umbrella, you can only imagine everything that’s in store for consumers. Nearly every brand has some or several new vehicles in the pipeline, so what are you looking …

The ultimate guide to shutting down conservative anti-Piketty hysteria

<b>Rush Limbaugh (AP/Chris Carlson/Salon)</b><p>“Capital in the 21st Century” has sent conservatives into a rage. Here’s how to debunk their favorite attacks<p>Sean McElwee<p>May 4, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Thomas Piketty’s wildly popular new book, "Capital in the 21st Century<i>,"</i> has been subject to more think pieces than …

The Simple Management Secrets Behind Mulally's Ford Turnaround

If there were a Hall of Fame for business leaders, Alan Mulally would surely earn a spot. Ford Motor's retiring president and chief executive led one of the most successful corporate turnarounds in history, and he did so amidst the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.<p>Virtually every …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

How Home Depot Copied Apple to Build an Ingenious New Bucket

Home Depot's new Big Gripper all-purpose bucket is a handy improvement on the old school, five-gallon contractor pail. An ergonomic handle and patent …

10 tips to avoid speeding tickets

How to steer clear of the fuzz and fight that ticket when you get one.<p>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at <i>The Washington Times</i>. But by night, he is a relentless advocate for …

Organization Inspiration: Tidy Kitchens

Last night I opened my kitchen cabinets to start making dinner, and I sighed a little sigh at the jumble I found inside. After making my meal, I …

Kitchens

The importance of Angel Eyes, Ventiports and four round taillights

Just the other day, we told you about how Lincoln isn't really a luxury brand, according to Ford's head design man, J Mays. His argument was that Lincoln lacked the unique DNA to differentiate it from the rest of the market, although the arrival of the MKZ is beginning to change that. Now, we have …

Engine Intel: How turbos and superchargers work

To get both fuel economy and horsepower, automakers are increasingly turning to forced induction.<p>Big engines provide a satisfying surge, but most of the time we're using only a fraction of an engine's maximum power. To increase fuel economy, automakers are rapidly employing smaller engines—both in …

Lamborghini UGR Twin Turbo vs Nissan Juke-R vs GT-R DT1200R vs Mustang Shelby GT