Esther Cobbina

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Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

Architecture

Doing Your Bit: A French engineer has created a biodegradable plastic

Plastic pollution has become a major problem for the planet. One French entrepreneur is trying to fight the scourge with a 100 percent biodegradable …

Pollution

Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

A leading climate scientist — who has dedicated his career to proving the feasibility of transitioning the world off fossil fuels — walks the walk …

Clean Energy

15-Minute Dinners to Ease Back into the School Year

You might not want to believe it, but it’s happening! Summer is quickly coming to an end and the kids will be off to school in NO time. That means it’s time to break the Instant Pot and slow cooker out of hibernation for easy plan-ahead meals. And, for those days where it just doesn’t happen (hey, …

Cooking

13 Spot-On Traits of an INTJ Personality Type

I'm usually a skeptic when it comes to zodiac signs, personality quizzes, or any sort of metric that attempts to define who I am. But as I read the …

Psychology

3 Money Lessons From Pro Athletes Who Went Broke

Don't just cheer from the sidelines. Learn from superstars who made big mistakes so you finish ahead of the game.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, I was drinking in a New Jersey bar with a fairly well-known Major League Baseball player. The bar is …

Serena Williams

Don't Follow Your Passion: 4 Reasons Why Making a Business Out of Something You Love Is a Mistake

The best businesses don't care about you or your passions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I may not be the world’s most romantic person, but I am definitely realistic. And in the realm of business, a healthy dose of realism is helpful, especially when the majority of …

Customer Service

6 Amazing Tips on Turning Real Estate Into a Real Fortune

Finding success in real estate requires more than simply buying low and selling high.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it’s the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These …

Real Estate

10 rookie mistakes too many first-time homebuyers make

Real Estate

How to shake hands around the world

President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in …

ASEAN Summit

9 Things You Need To Know Before Dating An Outgoing Introvert

<i>This post was brought to you by</i> Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog.<p><i>By</i> Victoria Joslin<p><i>“I don’t know how to be anything other than intense. I don’t know how to experience without feeling too much and thinking too much. I am always searching, always questioning, and always trying to find the meaning in</i> …

Relationships

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

The art of ‘naive innovation’: Tips from a tech genius on creative problem-solving

Shwetak Patel is a certified genius. The University of Washington computer science and electrical engineering professor won a 2011 MacArthur …

Creativity
Employment

13 Surprising Facts About Top VC Investor Chamath Palihapitiya | Inc.com

Chamath Palihapitiya is one of the most prominent and successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.<p>You've likely heard that he was an original member of the Facebook management team before founding venture capital fund Social Capital.<p>You've also probably heard that, since 2011, he's been part …

Venture Capital

The One Question You Must Be Prepared to Answer When Pitching Investors

It's a weirdly hard question to answer, especially when pitching your company.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When you’re a VC, your job is like drinking from a fire hose. You have a constant stream of business plans and pitches coming at you. There’s no way to …

Entrepreneurship

The best apartment rental sites and apps

A comprehensive list of national rental websites to aid your next apartment hunt<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Long gone are the days when apartment hunters had to carefully scan the newspaper classifieds to …

Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

Hugsy, a Dutch startup that’s developing a ‘smart’ blanket designed to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised €200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network.<p>The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and …

Pregnancy

New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

Clean Energy

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign | Inc.com

Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you get poker faces and eyes looking down to avert what nobody wants to deal with.<p>The same is true when it comes to having those tough …

Transparency

6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should read

With summer approaching, you're probably going to need something to read.<p>Business Insider Netherlands asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs for book recommendations.<p>Which book inspired them the most? What should we read to improve our lives or to become more successful?<p>Here are the titles to keep …

Self-improvement

This may be the world's coolest kindergarten

Who knew that the world’s coolest kindergarten is located in Sydney, Australia? Designed by PAL Design, NUBO is a beautiful space strategically …

Kids