Varsha Agiwal

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14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Do Your Bit: Shop For These New Eco-Friendly Trainers Made Out Of 11 Plastic Bottles

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, …

Facilitating an Effective Design Studio Workshop

<b>Summary:</b> Design studios are UX workshops that combine ideation and design critique with idea prioritization and help teams collaborate and feel …

Design

The rules of brainstorming, according to top design firm IDEO

I work at home, alone for the most part, which means I rarely have the opportunity to be involved in a good brainstorming session. That's a shame …

Design

Self-tinting smart windows powered by the sun

Rather than fumbling with blinds, the windows of the future could change their tint or opacity on demand to keep out unwanted heat, light or …

Clean Energy

5 Reasons Why You're Not Accomplishing Your Business Goals

When that little voice is screaming "quit," remind yourself why you started.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day you log onto Facebook, you see at least one person complaining about how many people there are in the gym. The status update ends with, “In a few …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Your Customers Stop and Like Your Photos When Scrolling Through Instagram | Inc.com

Anyone can snap a photo and upload it to Instagram. This means that our feeds are constantly flooded with endless streams of artsy teen accounts, celebrity-holding-a-Starbucks selfies, and filtered snapshots from nature photographer wannabes.<p>However, this is precisely what makes Instagram a great …

Customers

Why Slow Fashion Is Picking Up The Pace

"Buy Well, Choose Well; Make it Last" [Dame Vivienne Westwood]<p>Skunkfunk SS17<p><b>The Shift in Gear</b><p>Fast food; Slow food. Fast fashion; Slow fashion. It can …

Leonardo Dicaprio

These Indian Designers Are Showing the World That Fashion Can Be Eco-Friendly, Ethical Sustainable

Have you ever wondered where your outfits comes from? Are they made in factories or sweatshops? How much of the garments’ price make it to the …

Sustainability

Why you need to stop washing your jeans so often

Denim jeans – whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw – are one of the world’s most-loved garments. But from fibre to wardrobe, they have a …

Sustainability

Polimoda’s Independent Approach

BoF sits down with Polimoda's dean, Danilo Venturi, to find out how the Florentine institution prepares its students for the realities of a career in …

Clothing

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, but in the long run, time you spend growing good habits will pay …

Self-improvement

Kors vs. Coach: Which is Best Positioned to Buy Kate Spade?

Two of Kate Spade’s biggest competitors are reportedly considering buying the accessible luxury brand. Which is likely to win — and should either of …

Michael Kors

A 230-Year-Old Warrior Fortress Becomes A Luxury Resort: The Alila Fort Bishangarh In Northern India

After a recent trip to Delhi, I was fortunate to explore some of the most spectacular forts and palaces situated across the famed Aravalli Mountain range. Stretching about 300 miles from the northeast to the southwest, the Aravalli’s start in Rajasthan in western India, and extend all the way to …

Luxury Resorts

4 Innovative Ideas Transforming Their Industries in 2016

Are you good at spotting innovation within your industry, or are you constantly playing catch-up? Executives spend a lot of time talking about innovation and creativity in company pitches, but studies show that more often than not, it's all talk and little follow-through. Executives and managers …

Innovation

A $7 smartphone is about to change the game in India

The Freedom 251 will be accompanied by a price tag of under Rs. 500, around $7, as NDTV reports. For Indian people living on a very low income and unable to come close to affording a pricier smartphone, the device could prove to be a game changer.<p>Ringing Bells hasn't revealed much about the phone …

India

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones -- they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy them. They're dissatisfied as employees, followers or …

Entrepreneurship

7 must-read books for the budding entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Matthew Toren, Entrepreneur<p>Reading is …

Entrepreneurship

Why skipping the MBA was one of the best decisions this tech CEO ever made

The prospect of being a "college dropout" was scary. I quickly got used to hearing, "You're making a mistake," from my friends and counselors. But eventually, I followed my gut and left school.<p>Today, I'm the CEO of a social media company with 11 million users, including some of the biggest Fortune …

Social Media

'Give young entrepreneurs a chance to prove, I'm glad to be a mentor,' says Ratan Tata

Stating that startups in e-commerce segment are asking for too high a price for parting stakes, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata today took a …

Startups

Three ways we will build the cities of the future from waste

From collecting aluminium once used in skyscrapers to building houses with self-healing cement and turning bottles into bricks<p>As the global population grows, it is also becoming more city-based with 70% expected to live in urban areas by 2050. It is a trend that has not escaped sci-fi in Hollywood, …

Sustainability

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

Steve Jobs' lessons from 1980 that are pure gold for entrepreneurs of today

In a rare video from 1980, 25-year-old Steve Jobs talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, what he has learnt and what the future holds

Why You Get Styes—And How to Cure Them

You could also spot a pink dot because you're one of the unlucky few whose eyelids' meibomian glands, which secrete oils, regularly get blocked. "People who have a tendency to have blocked oil in their glands are therefore at increased risk of developing these styes," says Lisa Park, M.D., clinical …

Leadership

7 At-Home Fixes For Everyday Skin Problems

All you need are some kitchen staples to score beautiful, glowing skin.<p>How often do we wake up with less-than-perfect skin? These everyday problems, including redness, dryness, and overnight blemishes, may only take hours to form, but they take days to treat. While a salon facial may be just what …

12 books every leader should read

Are you looking for a good book to give you a fresh perspective on business?<p>Look no further than the 12 books included below. These 12 books are …