Joshua Ng

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You Have 7 Seconds to Make a First Impression: Here's How to Succeed

Every entrepreneur knows that first impressions are important, but you may not know just how little time you have to actually make one. Within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to …

Customers

Atelier Crenn Completely Absent From World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2018

World’s 50 Best has announced its new class of restaurants in a self-proclaimed “Oscars of the food world” award ceremony in Bilbao, Spain. The list has garnered criticism in past (all?) years for its limited diversity of price point and gender, focusing mainly on expensive tasting menu restaurants …

Hospitality

Here's Why You Won't Make Money Flipping Houses

Who among us hasn't entertained visions of buying a distressed house, fixing it up, and selling it for a handsome profit? HGTV shows make it look …

Real Estate

Boeing Lands $6.6 Billion FedEx Deal

Boeing Co. landed a deal for 24 cargo aircraft from FedEx Express worth $6.6 billion as the revival in the air freight market continues to take …

Aviation

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

House in Minamiyukigaya / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in an alleyway off a shopping street, this property is closely bounded on the east by a road and …

Architecture

Just How Much Money Do “Influencers” Make?

According to a decade-long study by a professor at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, 96.5 percent of YouTubers don’t make …

Social Media

Is The MLS Dead? The Threat Of Tech & New Homebuying Habits

One of the biggest benefits of using a real estate agent has long been their access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)—a comprehensive database of agent- and broker-listed homes in any given area.<p>Sellers enjoyed more exposure for their properties, while buyers had access to exclusive listings …

Real Estate

7 design tactics to enhance the storytelling on your website

There's more to storytelling—at least on websites—than just words.Your content is important, but the design and layout of your website contribute to …

Web Design

SpeakSee makes it simple for a deaf person to join a group conversation

There’s a great deal of activity in the fields of speech recognition and the “internet of things,” but one natural application of the two has gone relatively unpursued: helping the deaf and hard of hearing take part in everyday conversations. SpeakSee aims to do this (after crowdfunding, naturally) …

Batteries

This app you’ve never heard of lets you watch shows and movies for free that aren’t even on Netflix

People often think that when it comes to streaming TV shows and movies online, there are only three options: pay for the good stuff, steal the good …

TV shows

1MDB Scandal Turns Funds Cool on Malaysia

The escalating scandal around troubled state-investment-fund 1MDB is turning bond funds against Malaysia.<p>The disclosure that the nation’s debt is …

Economic Development

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Billionaire Siblings And 98-Year-Old Mom Battle Over Real Estate Empire

The Lo family made billions off real estate in Hong Kong, with its flagship Great Eagle Holdings and related firms. Yet a feud between the billionaire heirs is now raising doubts about the sustainability of the family’s control over their empire, with a recent court case in Hong Kong exposing the …

Real Estate

McDonald's Just Made an Announcement That Should Embarrass Other Fast Food Chains

A&W and SeaWorld are following this trend as well.<p>Imagine you're McDonald's. You're one of the world's largest fast-food chains. Your core customers are families raising kids on a tight budget and people who have to drive long distances for work. Vegan, granola-munching animal-loving activists …

McDonald's

9 Small-Space Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Paris Apartment

Paris architect Philippe Harden likes to work on a human scale. Paying close attention to “materials, proportions, and colors that let you feel …

Interior Design

24 things you'll never understand about Australia until you've lived there

Life in Australia is sold as the answer to all your worries. An English-speaking country with infinitely better weather and a deeply laid-back lifesytle, where people take off after work to laze on the beach and cook up a storm on the barbie.<p>This is propagated, to an extent, by programmes such as …

Australia

World's longest nonstop flight: Tickets now on sale

<b>(CNN) —</b> Singapore to New York , nonstop. Almost 20 hours in the air.<p>Starting October 11, passengers on Singapore Airlines' newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR -- for Ultra Long-Range -- will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight that will reconnect the two major metropolises.<p>The …

Singapore Airlines

PlayerUnknown believes ‘PUBG’ doesn’t need to beat ‘Fortnite’

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene is in an unenviable position at the moment. His namesake game, <i>PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds</i> was the surprise hit of 2017, going from being an obscure work-in-progress game in Steam's Early Access section to racking up over $60 million in sales in mere months, …

Gaming Industry

Deadly Chinese poultry flu could be 'disease X' that sparks worldwide pandemic

A new strain of bird flu which kills 38 per cent of those it infects has been identified by the deputy chief medical officer for England as the most likely candidate to spark a worldwide flu pandemic.<p>Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England with special responsibility …

Public Health

How to stop procrastinating and get things done in 2 minutes or less

A couple of years ago, I wrote down a goal to write and publish a book to help students build their self-confidence, stop procrastinating and …

Procrastination

David Chang Opens Up About His Struggle With Depression

On the latest episode of his new podcast, <i>The Dave Chang Show</i>, celebrity chef and burgeoning media mogul David Chang reflects on the death of his friend Anthony Bourdain while opening up about his own struggle with depression. Chang discusses the high cost of mental health care in America, the …

Mental Health

Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Venture Capital

New Zealand announces tourist tax to fund straining infrastructure

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour-led government said on Friday it plans to impose a tax on most international visitors to fund infrastructure and ease strains on the South Pacific nation's booming tourist sector.<p>The new tax of up to NZ$35 ($24.40) per person will start in mid-2019 - the …

New Zealand

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

There's Already a 2019 Color of the Year! And It Looks a Lot Like Joanna Gaines' Favorite Shade

We’re not even halfway through 2018, but trend forecasters are already declaring the color that will define 2019.<p>The paint pros at PPG have announced …

Home Decorating

Modern Samurai Soldiers in Japan Are Using Their Sword Skills to Pick Up Trash

Recently, people in Japan have been coming up with clever new ways to bring age-old customs into the modern age. In addition to products like the ice cream katana and minimalist kimonos, this trend has also inspired <i>Isse Ichidai Jidaigumi</i> (“Once in a lifetime, on a big bet”), a one-of-a-kind club …

Japan

Blackstone raises $9.4 billion for Asia real estate, private equity funds

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) said it has raised about $9.4 billion for two new funds - the largest-ever fund dedicated to real estate investments in Asia as well as its first private equity fund for the region.<p>The funds add to a massive industry-wide pool of money for Asian …

Venture Capital

Ninja and Marshmello win Epic’s E3 2018 Fortnite Pro Am

Twitch’s most popular streamer takes home first place at Epic’s first tournament<p>The first ever Epic Games <i>Fortnite</i> Pro-Am has come to an end and crowned its first champions: pro streamer Ninja and musician Marshmello.<p>The tournament, hosted in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium during the …

Top 10

Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser

Kim Jong-un ‘must not see American weakness’, Kudlow says Trade adviser Navarro: ‘special place in hell’ for Canadian PM G7 in disarray after Trump rejects communique<p>Donald’s Trump’s chief economic adviser said the US pulled out of a G7 communique because the Canadian prime minister, Justin …

Donald Trump