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Best of BESTA: Inspiration for IKEA's Most Versatile Unit

(Image credit: My Unfinished Home)<p>Oh IKEA, where would we be without you? From the ubiquitous BILLY bookcase to the beloved RASKOG cart, the Swedish …

IKEA

5 Natural Beauty Products To Put On Your Radar

More and more over the past year or so, I have become drawn to natural skincare brands. Maybe because many of these brands are really stepping up …

Skin Care

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

Sleep

9 Time Management Apps to Organize Your Life and Keep You on Track

Do you need more time?No matter who you are, you probably don’t have enough of it.Time is a limited resource and it’s constantly running on empty. …

Apps

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

Turn Your Entire Portfolio Into A Mobile Business Card With This Simple App

<b>Print and design company</b> MOO has come up with a way to showcase your work without the hassle of bringing your physical portfolio along with you …

Graphic Design

Art, Wall Art: Affordable Art and Wall Decor Ideas, Plus Cheap Online Sources for Art

One perk to having your own space is being able to decorate it just the way you want. Finding just the right furniture that serves all your needs, and spicing it up with decor and art on your walls that you enjoy looking at every day. All of this can be expensive, though, so we're here to show you …

10 Vital Storytelling Lessons I Learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

<i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> rocked our world, and it remains one of the all-time greatest TV shows. The story of a fated vampire-hunter who tries to …

IKEA Is Now Selling a Fool-Proof Indoor Gardening Kit

Don't worry — it's easier than putting together the furniture.<p>Even if you don't have a green thumb, IKEA is out to prove that anyone can grow their own food, anywhere. The Swedish retailer just announced a new indoor gardening line — created with expert agricultural scientists — called the …

Beauty Confession: This Is How I Hacked My SXSW Makeup to Last for 12+ Hours

Earlier this week, I returned from a Texas-sized trip to Austin for SXSW Interactive. My schedule was totally jam packed: I had six <i>completely</i> full days of attending panels, going to networking events, filming a selfie tour of Austin and, of course, lots of parties at night. Most days, I was out the …

Makeup

Opportunities for Writers: April and May 2016

Each month we aim to provide a helpful round-up of writing competitions, fellowships, publication opportunities and more for writers at all stages of …

Creative Writing

Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe, here with a delicious gluten free muffins recipe. Man, these peanut butter chocolate chip muffins are good… I …

Breakfast

Vibrant Temporary Tattoos Designed by Famous Artists Who Ink Permanent Body Art

Many people want to don body art, but not everyone is willing to subject themselves to the painful process. Luckily, temporary tattoos have made it possible for anyone–regardless of their aversion towards needles–to wear a pain-free design on their skin. Tattoo You is a Calgary-based shop producing …

Art

Cola Messenger wants to streamline texting with ‘bubbles’

Most iPhone users spend more time texting than in any other app. Everything from scheduling meetings to finding out what your buddies want to eat tonight is done through texting, the only problem is the experience really hasn’t evolved since iOS was first introduced.<p>Cola is a new messenger app that …

College Presidents Say Race Relations Are Just Fine (Students, Not So Much)

Despite the recent wave of campus protests over racism, a vast majority of college presidents believe race relations on their campuses are good — and …

Higher Education

How to invest in yourself in a way that will pay real dividends

This post is about how to actually, practically invest in yourself in a way that is going to pay real dividends.<p>How to take the steps today that will enable you to be a better person, a better creative, a better developer, or a better business owner tomorrow. And how to do awesome things with your …

Productivity

What Happened When the Young House Love Couple Tried to Escape the Internet

Escape From the Internet!<p>John and Sherry Petersik built a cult following with their website, Young House Love. Then they tried to walk …

10 Pretty Planners + Cool Calendars to Organize Your Life

It seems kind of crazy, but 2016 is right around the corner. Time really does fly, and the new year is coming at us faster than the latest batch of iPhone 7 rumors. Naturally, with a new year comes new goals, with schedules and to-do lists to help you stay on track. While we’re pretty attached to …

Calendars

Ikea Disrupters: 6 New Upstart Furniture Companies

A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at …

Furniture

Essays from academics fed up with higher ed mark resurgence of 'quit lit'

Like most breakups, those between higher education and the academics who choose to leave it typically happen quietly. But as in romance, sometimes …

The Challenges We Faced As A Non-Sexy Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>You always hear about the challenges for tech and innovative companies when starting their company- from getting investors, dealing with competition …

Entrepreneurship

Why children's authors shouldn't always 'kill the parents'

Writers for young people are often urged to get rid of the parents as a first rule, but Sally Nicholls urges for space to stories about loving families too, whatever their shape and size<p>Watch a video of Sally on her Guardian children’s fiction prize longlisted An Island of Our Own, and why you …

Books

Grow Your Hair Longer, Faster, Stronger

Of all the complaints I have about my hair (many, I assure you), the one that rings loudest is that it simply will not grow. At least it feels that …

Hair Care

10 Reasons Why a Simple Lifestyle Reduces Stress and Benefits Your Health

I remember the day we began to live simply.<p>After spending half of the summer cruising with our daughter on a 29-foot sailboat, my husband and I were …

Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds | Cult of Mac Deals

• Lightweight, wireless construction<br>• Noise-canceling outer shell<br>• Convenient built-in microphone and remote<br>• Optional ear hooks to secure on your ears<br>• Multiple sizes of gelled ear buds & caps for max comfort

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Your Pre-Renovation Checklist

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about preparing for your renovation. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Alfred - Productivity App for Mac OS X

Search and Browse<p>Launch applications and find files on your Mac or on the web. Alfred learns how you use your Mac and prioritises results.<p>Save …

OS X