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Want to Be as Productive as Possible? Try the Pomodoro Technique

No matter what your job, chances are, you probably could be making better use of your time. If you really want to be more productive, but don’t know …

Time Management

Montebar Villa

Perched on the edge of the Swiss Alps, the Montebar Villa uses its exterior facade and contoured form to blend into its mountainous setting. To abide …

Architecture

How To Build A Strong Upper Body Without Weights

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Health

Dragon’s Den star Romanow’s seven tips for maximum productivity

Michele Romanow is used to getting things done.<p>As the youngest venture capitalist on CBC’s <i>Dragon’s Den</i>, Ms. Romanow is constantly urging entrepreneur contestants to seize opportunities rather than wait for them to fall into their laps.<p>She certainly practices what she preaches. At just 32, she is …

Time Management

10 Paint Colors With Cult Followings

Choosing a paint color can be overwhelming. Yet, for all of the thousands of colors out there, a handful have become revered go-tos that we see used …

Home Decorating

How to build muscle quickly

One of the most frustrating elements of fitness is that it can be very difficult to gain a significant amount of muscle mass. We’re not talking about being a bodybuilder here, but 5-10lbs of new muscle would be a welcome addition to the physiques of most gym goers, at least on an aesthetic …

A Gorgeous Mountain Hotel Becomes One With The Landscape

A beautiful site with beautiful views deserves to be appreciated and the Atra Doftana hotel in Prahova, Romania knows a thing or two about how this …

Villa RR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> How do you transform a 50-year-old villa into a comfortable, contemporary, sustainable home? To find the …

What To Know When Buying New Ski Boots

While few purchases are as exciting as new ski equipment, the act of shopping also comes with a healthy dose of consternation. Nowhere do we get more …

Sleek modern home looks like it’s floating

Complete with a huge cantilever<p>The clients who commissioned this sleek modern home in Kent, England couldn’t have asked for something more different from their previous abode: a 15th-century Tudor house. But variety is the spice of life, right? The couple, a retired engineer and interior designer, …

Architecture

Minimalist treetop retreat provides panoramic valley views

The tiny dwelling on the lower level comes with roll-up futon mattresses<p>Architect Hanna Michelson, working for the Swedish firm Tham & Videgård, has whipped up a dreamy treetop retreat right in line with the firm’s minimalist, high-design aesthetic. The Loft House is a lovely timber getaway perched …

Panoramic Photography

Figueras Polo Stables / Estudio Ramos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is located in a distinctive region of Argentina known as “La Pampa”. Pampa is an indigenous …

The Farmer's House / AR Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Farmer's House acts as the UK base for AR Design Studio’s clients, who return to the English …

Al Fresco dining

Celebrated Polo Player Nacho Figueras Commissions a Low-Slung, Concrete Stable

Buenos Aires-based Estudio Ramos designs a concrete, wood, and iron stable that houses 44 prized horses and melds with the surrounding plains.<p>In central Argentina, the province of La Pampa is dominated by vast, grassy plains whose fertile soil supports myriad farms and ranches. Stretching out in …

Wouldn't It Be Great to Have a Land Rover Defender?

Having one is great. Having two as a business in the Swiss Alps is straight up fantastic.<p>What do you do when you're a former bicycle racer/IT guy living in Arizona, and some German dude starts telling you nice stories about the Autobahn, currywurst and old castles? You get curious, frankly.<p>Then, …

The Mid-layer I Wore Every Day Last Winter

It seems like every outdoor apparel brand has a synthetic hoody in their line. For good reason: compared to down, synthetic insulation is more …

Scheduled breaks are the key to creativity, says science

Just the excuse we needed...<p>A recent study by the Columbia business school found that taking scheduled breaks between tasks is the best way to …

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

Czech made 760 gram Duratec Phantom comes to Bespoked show

<b>Duratec claims its Phantom full monocoque frame weighs just 760 grams</b><p>Duratec is based in the Czech Republic, with its bikes distributed in the UK by …

The Flying Piglet: Rory's Field Cycles Di2 Disc Road

Sheffield should be very proud of their sons, Field Cycles. Their latest disc-braked road bike brings the spirit of the city’s steel-making heritage to the arena of the modern custom bicycle – with a striking blue and yellow color scheme.<p>Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 groupset, including their hydraulic …

See Into The Trees: Nica's Big Forest Factory Racer

Like most frame builders, Robert Piontek of Germany’s Big Forest Frameworks heads up virtually every role of a small business. It’s a tough — yet rewarding — role, especially when the fruits of his labors will carry a young rider through her racing season.<p>This uber-efficient racing machine will be …

New Canaan Residence

New Canaan, Connecticut<p>This residence, nestled into a clearing in a lush forested landscape, was designed to immerse its occupants in the full range of environments that the site offers. The house is built on a steep grade, with the entry on the second level. As you move through the space the …

Self Help for the Guru: The Book That Changed Tony Robbins’ Life

Tony Robbins has changed the lives of countless individuals. That’s not a figure of speech; Robbins actually can’t count the amount of people who …

Motivation

How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Here's what you need to know...<p>Landmine presses are an effective "middle of the road"exercise between overhead work and true horizontal pressing …

Here's the secret to organizing your garage: Use the walls — and ceiling

It's the Bermuda Triangle of organization, the place household clutter goes to die: The garage.<p>If your garage is anything like ours, it's jammed with plastic storage bins that you purchased with great enthusiasm. Sadly, stuffing junk into boxes only gets us so far, according to organizational …

Opinion: The risk of a bear market in stocks in 2017 is close to zero

<i>(This story has been republished from March 2. The S&P 500 has been updated in the 10th paragraph.)</i><p>In 2004, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons …

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