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Leading Universities Just Released 65 Free Business Courses to Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania<p>Influence from University of Pennsylvania<p>Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan<p>Valuing Companies from University of Michigan<p>Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries from University of …

University of Michigan

Could This New Contact Center Staffing Model be Revolutionary for Your Company? | Inc.com

In the world of contact centers (aka call centers), innovation is out there; it's just not always immediately visible. One of the forces of innovation on the employment/employee side comes to us from Liveops, a major force in providing skilled contact center employees on an "on-demand" basis. I …

Customer Service

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

Thousands of Millennials are Opting Out of Renting Their Own Apartments and Going for This Instead | Inc.com

Millennials are notorious for moving around. We job-hop like no other generation in history, partly due to economic realities outside our control. Where 18% of the total workforce switches jobs every 1-3 years, 42% of Millennials do.<p>Switching jobs often comes with switching cities, and that comes …

Housing

Brief: This could be Hong Kong’s first billion-dollar startup. It’s run by a 25-year-old.

• 25-year-old entrepreneur Terence Kwok is the founder of Tink Labs, a startup that lends phones to tourists. He’s now raising US$40 million and aiming …

Hong Kong

Fresh Decorating Ideas: Creative Places to Use Wallpaper

One of the most important design trends we've seen in the past few years is the return of wallpaper. And these aren't just the small, fussy patterns …

Trends

Reservation-booking app Resy just got a massive investment from Airbnb, one of the most valuable startups in the world

The reservation booking app has raised a $13 million funding round led by Airbnb, the home-sharing startup currently worth $30 billion.<p>Payment technology company First Data and venture capital firms Lerer Hippeau Ventures and RSE Ventures also participated in the round.<p>The new cash infusion values …

Venture Capital

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

KAAN Architecten Designs New Building for the University of Tilburg

KAAN Architecten, in collaboration with VORM, have designed a new 11,000 square-meter Education and Study Center (OZC) for the University of Tilburg …

Why Commercial Real Estate Is Ripe For Disruption In 2015

As we round out 2014 with a slew of predictions about entrepreneurial innovation in the year to come, there’s one industry that’s virtually always overlooked in these discussions– commercial real estate. Nevertheless, mark my words. This industry is on the brink of disruption. Though one of the …

6 Items That Will Make Holiday Travel a Breeze

The decorations are hung. Holiday classics are on every TV channel. There's an ample supply of mom's homemade peppermint bark in the kitchen (which, let's be real, will be gone in a week).<p>The holiday season is a magical time... unless you have to travel.<p>Don't let crowded parkways and flight delays …

Holiday Travel

Daily Inspiration #1839

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Savory Granola

Makes about 3 cups<p>A new restaurant trend, these grain, nut, and seed clusters add a satisfying crunch and healthy hit to salads, veggies, and more.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup raw shelled pistachios<p>½ cup walnuts<p>½ cup raw sunflower seeds<p>¼ cup raw sesame seeds<p>1 tablespoon …

Food

Swedish Dessert Comes to Red Rooster

Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samueslson recently invited the pastry chef from his restaurant in Sweden, Norda Bar and Grill, to New York for a few days. The chef, Patrik Fredricksson, has won a number of international awards, and he made a special dessert for <b>Red Rooster</b> with one of his favorite …

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

Spike Aerospace's New Supersonic Jet Is ENTIRELY Window Seats

A Boston-based engineering firm recently released plans for their new supersonic jet that will transport passengers from Los Angeles to Tokyo in five hours... and with no windows, but instead full-length digital screens that instantly turn every seat into a window seat.<p>The screens will show images …

Beautiful Houses: Loft Conversion

This week we will show you the beautiful transformation loft conversion in Terrassa, Spain, a project by Egue & Seta. The details of the project on …

Architecture

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Top Trends For 2015: Will Your Hotel Be Ready To Welcome The Savvy Traveler?

In an industry that revolves around customer service and satisfaction, hoteliers must constantly be aware of the changing attitudes and behaviors of …

New Amazingly Surreal Portraits by 19-Year-Old Alex Stoddard

One of our favorite young photographers, Alex Stoddard, continues to expand his collection of creative images, offering an endless source of inspiration for his peers. The 19-year-old photographer manages to produce engaging narratives with each image he shares through his Flickr account, inviting …

Photography

A Glass Table For All Seasons by Jean-Marie Massaud

French designer Jean-Marie Massaud has crafted Seasons, an all-glass table that’s designed to be used every season. Made in Italy by Glas Italia, the …

Furniture

Hottest Restaurants: Seattle

30 Ways Hotels Can Increase Revenues, Decrease Costs and Boost Booking

Running a successful hotel is an ongoing challenge that requires the combined forces of both management and staff. Policies must be in place to make …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

Watch This Automated Tokyo Sushi Restaurant in Action

Here's a video from BBC's Spencer Kelly that shows a crazy automated sushi restaurant in <b>Tokyo, Japan</b>. The restaurant is like the ultimate conveyor belt sushi experience. Not only are dishes delivered to the table via conveyor belt, but a tableside touchscreen allows guest to put in special orders. …

13 Starbucks Hacks You Might Not Know

Cinnamon dolce oatmeal?? OK, I want that.

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