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Arctic Treehouse Hotel review - Rovaniemi, Finland

An arctic theme park is not, perhaps, a usual holiday spot for Wallpaper*, but tucked away in a woodsy corner of the vast grounds of Rovaniemi’s SantaPark Arctic World is the surprisingly sleek Arctic Treehouse Hotel.<p>Raised above the gentle slope of Syväsen hill on slender struts, the 32 log-like …

Northern Lights

Two Ways to Clarify Your Professional Passions

Have you ever noticed that highly effective people almost always say they love what they do? If you ask them about their good career fortune, they’re …

The Conversation

Readers respond to December and January/February stories and more.<p>Conservatism Without Bigotry<p>In December, Peter Beinart argued that conservatives would be more likely to reckon with their policies’ discriminatory effects if liberals stopped carelessly crying racist.<p>Peter Beinart, in leaning over …

Mike Pence

A Better Way to Look at Most Every Political Issue

Americans would be less alienated from one another and solve problems more easily if they recognized one little-noticed distinction in policy debates.<p>We sometimes think of political issues in binary terms. Is someone pro-life or pro-choice? But most individuals hold views that are more complicated …

Political Science

5 Tips For Launching A Successful Side Hustle (For Real This Time)

Side hustles fizzle out for all sorts of reasons. These five entrepreneurs share how they developed their own into full-fledged startups.<p>You promised yourself this was the year you’d finally launch–and sustain–some sort of side project, be it picking up a few freelance clients, launching a blog, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Questions About Facebook's Plan to Rate Media by 'Trustworthiness'

What could go wrong?<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that Facebook will begin surveying users about which news sources they trust, in an effort to rank publications on “trustworthiness.” This rating will help determine media companies’ placement in the News Feed, thereby materially changing the …

Journalism

A New Group Wants to Elect More Veterans—From Both Parties

The organization, With Honor, believes veterans are the key to making Congress work across partisan lines.<p>Even the most optimistic interpretation of this week’s government shutdown quickly slides into the abyss of the bottomless distrust between Republicans and Democrats in the House.<p>The brief …

Political Science

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps | Inc.com

In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the reason why <i>multiple</i> income streams should be the norm.<p><i>"Everybody knows if you have</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why Brands Must Move From Communication With Consumers to Conversation

As marketers, we’re increasingly finding ourselves facing an intriguing conundrum when it comes to creating personalized experiences for our …

Customer Experience

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every day, I don't know exactly what my team is going to do. I don't know what my clients are …

Self-improvement

Stanley Fischer, Fed vice-chair, on the risky business of bank reform

It is an oppressively hot early August day, even by the steamy standards of Washington DC. In Georgetown, the elegant neighbourhood favoured by the …

Federal Reserve

The 8 Requirements For Any Blog To Be Successful

There are many good reasons to start a blog. You might be trying to boost traffic to your company’s website to earn more conversions and increase site revenue. You might hope to build a big enough recurring audience that you can make a living off the advertising dollars spent on your site’s banner …

Marketing

9 Ways to Snazzy Up Your Pie Edges

One of the first articles I wrote for Food52 many moons ago was about my favorite subject: making pies—and making them pretty, to boot. I covered a few decorative edges in that post, but I figured it was about time for a second go-around. There are so many ways to crimp the edge of your pie crust, …

The Magic of Molding: An Easy DIY to Transform Your Boring Flat Doors

Have some uninspired doors you don't know what to do with? Make it 3-D with this simple DIY.<p>This is what the looked like before we started. They were plain, white, and boring! To transform them into something special, you will need just a little bit of elbow grease and some basic installation …

The Ascendancy of the 'Awkward Older Sister'

From Amys Schumer and Poehler to Grace Helbig and Tavi Gevinson, the Internet has spurred an unprecedented movement of women mentoring teens with compassion, humor, and honesty.<p>As Grace Helbig’s eponymous E! show crept closer to its April 3 premiere, the buzz around her mostly featured either her …

Comedy

The Economics of Tidying Up

Months after publication, Japanese home-organization guru Marie Kondo's book about de-cluttering has reached peak interest. Behavioral science may explain the appeal.<p>“In this book, I have summed up how to put your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.”<p>This is the ambitious …

Minimalism

LinkedIn announces Elevate app to help employees share company content

LinkedIn is announcing today a new app called Elevate. It’s designed to help people share high-quality content from the companies they work for — and show how that content leads to website traffic, sales leads, and even hires.<p>Elevate provides content that employees can share on Twitter and …

Apps

The new recipe for female entrepreneurs to find success

licia Glen, New York’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, may have found the city’s special sauce: women entrepreneurs. In unveiling Women …

Entrepreneurship

The most powerful people under 30

Business Insider ranked the most powerful people under 30 across all industries based on four criteria: how many people they formally command; how much they're worth; how much they have shaped the world; and how much they are likely to shape the world in the future.<p>It may be subjective, but power …

Beauty and the Beast

25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

<i>This post first appeared on Mention.</i><p>When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish.<p><i>But</i> …

Employment
Top 10
Transparency

This Awesome App Gives You A Glimpse Into A Single Minute

A new app called oneminute has as a unique spin on sharing images and experiences with the world.<p>Every day oneminute gives you a single opportunity via push notification to take a photo, but you’ve got to take the shot within sixty seconds of being prompted. You won’t know when that minute is …

High Fidelity Raises $11M To Build Deployable Virtual Worlds

High Fidelity, the San Francisco-based startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised another $11 million in funding in a round led by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital. The funding was noted in a SEC filing that went through today and was confirmed to TechCrunch by Rosedale.<p>Founded in …

Virtual Reality

GroupAhead Gives Member-Based Organizations Their Own Mobile App

There are a number of ways member-based organizations can network online – Facebook, shared calendars, Meetup.com, etc. – but these groups today still struggle to keep members engaged and informed about upcoming events and other activities. A startup called GroupAhead is working to solve those …

Startups

New round of $117 million lands a lot of Taboola for content discovery platform

“Here’s how to spend $117 million.”<p>That could be the teaser for this story, if content discovery platform Taboola included this in the 200 billion content recommendations it serves each month to more than half a trillion unique visitors.<p>The New York City-based company is announcing today it has …

RealtyShares Now Lets Investors Put Money Into Individual Real Estate Markets

About a year ago, RealtyShares launched as a new way for investors to put small amounts of money into real estate projects, kind of like a “LendingClub for Real Estate.” Now the company is launching a way for them to focus on investing in specific markets around the U.S.<p>RealtyShares works to …

Real Estate

This App Wants To Help You Get Rid Of People Who Stress You Out

Pplkpr is an art project and real app meant to give us a peek into our quantified future.<p>Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald are artists who create tech-based projects exploring the possibilities of the near future. In the past, projects of theirs have hired Amazon’s Mechanical Turks to rate their …

Heart Rates