Christopher Zirk

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I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Entrepreneurship

Is This the Most Beautiful Ghost Town Ever? Drone Video Captures Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature

As the shadows of the past loom around what’s left of the overgrown houses and pathways, videographer Joe Nafis has perfectly captured the rare charm …

Abandoned Buildings

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

The Radical Freedom of Dungeons & Dragons

You might not recognize the name Gary Gygax. But even if you've never rolled a critical fail on a d20, you have almost certainly consumed some movie, …

Board Games

10 Novels That Will Have Harry Potter Fans Like, "Accio Books"

The seventh and final book in the <b>Harry Potter</b> series came out over 11 years ago, and we still feel like we have a Basilisk fang-shaped hole in our hearts. It's not hyperbolic to say that J.K. Rowling's epic fantasy series shaped an entire generation. Who else remembers going to midnight book …

Books

A Box in Disguise / Wahana Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a residential area in West Jakarta, the project is not supposed to be created as a “pompous”, …

Architecture

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Image: Tor Books<p>Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for …

Science Fiction

The best anime movies and series on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Japanese animation, or anime, is no longer a niche interest – it's a global entertainment powerhouse attracting mainstream attention like never …

Anime

What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think

Why deep reading makes you a better writer<p>A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May, 2016, found that what …

Creative Writing

Camp MINOH

William / Kaven Architecture presents Camp MINOH, a rugged family outpost nestled among the pine and birch trees along the shore of Lake Michigan. The residence is positioned to withstand the strong winter winds heading south across the lake from the Upper Peninsula and Canada. In the summer, it is …

Architecture

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

The List of Handy Items You Need To Build Your GM Kit And Start Storytelling

<i>GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we wrapped up</i> …

Board Games

Why Does My Child Hate Math? Part 1

Source: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash<p>​<i>Math shouldn’t be seen as just a tool, or a compulsory subject. It is an enriching mental experience. Yet</i> …

Star Trek

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

9 Mistakes Everyone Makes Cooking Chicken

These missteps have easy fixes, so you can tweak your chicken routine for the better tonight.<p>The Perfect Bird<p>The path to delicious chicken is …

Kitchens

The crisis in modern masculinity

Luridly retro ideas of what it means to be a man have caused a dangerous rush of testosterone around the world – from Modi’s Hindu supremacism to Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship<p>On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was …

Osama Bin Laden

Lake Waconia House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated on the Southwest shore of Lake Waconia, this industrial modern house for a family of 8 seeks to …

Architecture

Why it's time to say goodbye to group work

We have gathered here today to say our farewells to group work. Descended from the kinaesthetic-learning-style dynasty and a loyal friend to the …

Ross Modern

Inspired by its unique natural setting and blending effortlessly with the land, one is prompted to think this five bedroom, four and a half bath home is the manifestation of a lost design from an early modern master. Although clearly a nod to legendary modern design, this masterwork brings us into …

Imaginary Worlds is the slick, deep-dive podcast sci-fi and fantasy fans need to hear

NPR for Sci-fi fans<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we co</i><i>ver</i> <i>what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>A couple of months ago, the members of my science fiction writer’s group were talking about …

Star Trek

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Ditch the dice bag and invest in Wyrmwood’s immaculate wooden vault

The hand-turned pencil alone is every role-player’s dream<p>The market for tabletop gaming gear has heated up over the last few years, and one of the standout manufacturer’s is New England-based Wyrmwood. If that name rings a bell, it’s because the company has exploded into the marketplace with a new …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

The Best Deck-Building Board Games

Card games are awash with deck-building mechanics. Here are the best of the best.<p>Board games have been around for thousands of years. So when a …

Board Games

Minimal guest house looks like it’s floating in the trees

Sweet<p>Known for its sleek and sunny homes, Dallas design firm Wernerfield went <i>dark</i> for this guest house—a black-clad rectangular beauty suspended in the trees. Raised 12 feet off the ground on large metal columns, the modern home replaced a split-level on the same site. Lifting the living space was …