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There's a Reason Many Startups Fail to Hit Their Numbers, and It's Not What You'd Expect

If you can't predictably and repeatably identify, hire and ramp new sales hires, you are going to struggle to hit targets.<p>When fellow entrepreneurs ask me about raising venture capital for their company, my first question to them is, "Is your recruiting operation up to the challenge?"<p>To understand …

Startups

"World's thinnest" life jacket might not bug you

A lot of people don't like wearing life jackets, as they find the things to be bulky and cumbersome. If you're such a person, then you might be …

Backpacking

YouTuber makes incredible time-lapse video showing three month fitness transformation

A YouTuber has posted a time-lapse video showing his fitness transformation over 12 weeks.<p>Hunter Hobbs took a picture every day for three months, …

Fitness

A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home

In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.<p><b>Project Credits:</b><p><i>Architecture: Estudio A0</i><p><i>Builder: Carlos Morales</i><p><i>Structural and civil engineering: Aldo Echeverría</i><p><i>Hydro-sanitary engineering: Fernando Salazar C.</i><p><i>Lighting components: Manilec</i><p><i>Lighting</i> …

Architecture

Outside Van Power Station

Portland-based Outside Van specialize in converting the Mercedes Sprinter into a drool-worthy, tricked-out camper van with loads of interior space, …

Campervans

Own This Alluring Sculptural Abode in Austin For $3.1M

Set on five acres in the Cuernavaca neighborhood of Austin, Texas, a sculptural modern home that was designed with a strong appreciation for careful craftsmanship hits the market.<p><i>810 N Tumbleweed Trail is now being listed for $3,100,000,00 by Moreland Properties. You can see the full listing</b> …

Food & Dining

Trout Lake House

Posted on a 40-acre plot running along the banks of the White Salmon River, the Trout Lake House takes inspiration from local farm buildings. The …

Architecture

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

The 52 California Wineries You Need to Visit in 2018

So many wineries, so little time. Considering how many wineries populate the Bay Area and its surrounds (as in, thousands), figuring out where to go …

Wine

Brightwood Cabin

In form, this cabin is a simple bar of cedar and glass running along the length of an old logging road. Anchored into the hillside, a sweeping concrete wall serves as the main organizing spine to the home, holding back the earth. Entering the interior space of the cabin, the kitchen, living, and …

Architecture

A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living

Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.<p>The two-level property includes two outdoor patios and a 720-square-foot garage. "With the intention to keep vehicular access as limited as possible, the garage structure sits …

Architecture

10 mighty mountains that (almost) anyone can summit

The world’s tallest mountain (Everest) is probably out of your reach unless you have mountaineering experience and a cool $50,000 to spare. But you can still summit some pretty impressive peaks around the world with nothing more than willpower and a decent level of fitness.<p><b>Mount Fuji, Japan</b><p>Mount …

Hiking

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking

Apple's Jonathan Ive Explains How You're Pissing Off Your Customers (And What To Do About It)

No matter what your product or service, here is a simple 4-step process to use solid design principles to stop infuriating your customers and be more successful. There's a reason why Apple's Ive is so highly compensated...<p>Four months ago, Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Ive, <b>resumed direct</b> …

Product Design

Off the Grid, on Maui

When Graham Hill began designing a house on Maui, he wanted more than a rustic surf shack. “I wanted to see what it was like to live in the future,” he said.<p>Mr. Hill, 47, is probably best known for starting the sustainability and design website TreeHugger. Since selling TreeHugger to Discovery …

Off-grid

Amazing 10 Incredible Hiking Trails in Utah

We know a little snow has never stopped you from hitting the trails and if you find yourself in Utah this winter, you are in luck! Everyone knows …

How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

<b>This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand.</b>Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses …

This Hands-Free Smartphone Kit Is So Much Better Than Your PopSocket

Human hands simply weren’t made to hold today’s glass-encased, super-thin smartphones. Luckily, the designers at ZeroChroma have a fix.<p>Smartphone pinky, text claw, and cell phone elbow: They’re all real ailments in an age in which we constantly check our smartphones–sometimes more than thousands of …

Gear & Gadgets

Dyson’s Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum spells the end for corded cleaning

The Dyson Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuum that Dyson unveiled today at an event in New York is a new milestone for the company’s strong line of battery-powered vacuums. In fact, it spells the end for plug-in models, even for holdouts who’ve been reluctant to ditch their big bulky continuous power …

Airflow

Woodland House

With a palette of cedar and glass, the Woodland House fades into the forest landscape. It's situated on a wooded plateau. Comprised of three realms, …

From ghost towns to hiking trails, this is the ultimate guide to Death Valley

If you have ever driven to Las Vegas on Interstate 15 from Southern California, then no doubt you have stopped in or rolled by the small town of …

9 US cities where a new housing bubble may be forming

Home prices on a nationwide basis rose 6.3% from a year earlier (not seasonally-adjusted), according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index for December, released this morning.<p>The index has now surpassed by 6.3% the crazy peak of Housing Bubble 1 in July 2006, at which point it …

Real Estate

Jerry Bruckheimer Asks $11.9M For This Gem Designed by Thornton Abell

Designed by Case Study architect Thornton Abell, the Siskin House in Brentwood, Los Angeles, is an International Style stunner of glass, steel, and concrete.<p><i>12822 Highwood Street, Brentwood is now being offered for $11,900,000.</i><p><b>Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com?</b> …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

Snowfeet

Snowfeet are now so successful they’ve created a brand new sport that bears their name. These special and cool attachments were designed to replace …

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

Camp Adventure Park Observation Tower

Normally you climb to the top of an observation tower to jockey for position in a small space that has room for maybe five sets of eyes. Not the case …

Quick Peek Smart Labels

Quick Peek is a smart label system by BlueLounge, it helps you find the things you’ve packed quicker and easier. Simply use the accompanying app to …

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing