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The Owners of This Historic Restaurant Built Into the Alps Are Selling It

The current managers of the historic and world famous Äscher restaurant, nestled into a remote side of the Alps in Switzerland, have decided to leave …

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In a Single Tweet, Simon Sinek Shared the Best Leadership Advice You'll Read Today

The best-selling author of 'Start with Why' and 'Leaders Eat Last' ends the argument on what makes a great leader.<p>Simon Sinek, author of the best-sellers <i>Start with Why</i> and <i>Leaders Eat Last</i> knows about the psychology behind truly inspiring leadership that gets results. Back in March, he …

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Top 10 Toxic and Dangerous Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

As you’re eating food, is it hard for you to resist sharing with your dog? We have compiled a list of food we humans like to eat, but shouldn’t be …

Seven Tips to Help You Make Great Cinematic Travel Videos

Capturing travel adventures is important to most people, but even more so to us photographers and videographers. Here are seven tips to make sure you …

Follow These 6 Steps to Take the Stress Out of Difficult Conversations and Get Your Desired Outcome | Inc.com

At some point, everyone has to face a difficult conversation. Whether we initiate the conversation, or someone else asks us to have the conversation, the words "We have to talk" always raises our anxiety. I wrote about the 7 questions you should ask yourself before having a difficult conversation, …

Aardvark, the Only Producer Of Paper Straws In the U.S., Just Got Acquired

It’s not just in your head: paper straws are taking over.<p>With more and more cities across the U.S. banning the use of plastic straws and numerous …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

Study smarter, not harder!<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Use Design Thinking to Put Yourself in Your Customers' Shoes

How well do you put yourself in your customer’s shoes? Year in and year out, “innovation” ranks as one of the top corporate agenda items across all …

19 Genius Camping Hacks That Might Actually Save Your Life One Day

<b>Be prepared.</b><p>1. Use duct tape to close a wound.<p>“If you can’t get immediate medical assistance, cut duct tape into strips and apply along the length of …

This is how to deal with passive aggressive people

We’ve all dealt with it. The subtle manipulations. Always angling to get what they want, but still looking like a little angel. Making you feel like …

McDonald's to ditch plastic straws

<b>McDonald's will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants, starting from September.</b><p>It is the latest company to opt out of some single-use plastic products which can take hundreds of years to decompose if not recycled.<p>The restaurant chain uses 1.8 million straws a …

These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

Run-up in home prices is 'not sustainable,' Realtors' chief economist claims

Home values have been rising for six straight years, and the gains have been accelerating for the past two years. <i>Unlike</i> the last housing boom, the gains are not driven by fast and easy mortgage money, but instead by solid buyer demand and very low supply. Still, <i>like</i> the last housing boom, some are …

Japanese whisky producer to stop selling premium aged brands as supply runs dry

It takes pride of place in high-end bars around the world, has been crowned with a string of glittering awards and even starred in the hit film Lost in Translation.<p>But Japanese whisky, which has recently followed in the footsteps of sushi and ramen with a meteoric rise in overseas popularity, …

Daily Design Inspiration by Savee

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Google Maps for iPhone now shows you restaurant wait times

It’s always disappointing when, with your tummy rumbling, you turn up at your restaurant of choice to find other people already waiting for a …

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13 Words You Should Never Use When Replying to a Customer

It takes a lot for a customer to be willing to interact with a company. People brush by thousands of brands—from restaurants to online tools—on a …

Linkkle is a super simple tool for all your social media links

Decisions, decisions. Do you link to your Instagram profile on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page? Or maybe you want to showcase your Github, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages but there’s only one URL field which means you have to choose.<p>Linkkle is a newly launched, free to use tool that aims to …

The best Alexa commands to try with your new Amazon Echo

No matter how many Amazon Echo commercials you see, it takes a little time to adjust to Alexa. Putting a virtual assistant in your home signals a change in lifestyle, sort of like adopting a puppy. There will be a lot of trial-and-error, but once you find your rhythm, you’ll forget what life was …

News: 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline …

Here’s a Look at the Hottest 2018 International Furniture Design Shows

They’re the incubators where design starts. The international furniture design shows are where young and established designers and brands display …

The 25 Best New Apps Of 2017

From all-new upstarts to dramatically improved old favorites, these apps for phones, tablets, PCs, and the web offer something for everyone.<p>For all the talk of peak app, 2017 was a surprisingly inventive year for makers of apps and software, from the industry’s giants to intrepid startups. Many of …

Supercharge your Echo device with these essential Alexa skills

The Echo Dot was Amazon’s best-selling item during last weekend’s post-Thanksgiving sales bonanza. Which means if you didn’t buy one yourself you’re probably getting one as a gift.<p>If you’re one of the millions of people who will accept Alexa into their homes this year, you’ll want to get the most …

The 7 Types of Difficult Customers That Every Company Deals With

Here's how to turn your most demanding, dissatisfied, and disagreeable clients into your best customers.<p>Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? Or is it the other way around? I'm always amazed that, in my role …

How to Eat at Japan's Favorite Chain Restaurants Without Leaving the U.S.

One small section of Manhattan is drawing the newest imports from Tokyo and beyond.<p>In the blocks surrounding New York City's Bryant Park, you'll find …

SteadyServ Taps $107.6 Billion Industry With Data-Driven Platform For Selling More Beer

Have you ever ordered your favorite beer from a bar or restaurant only to be told they were sold out or didn’t carry it? The customer isn’t the only one who loses when this situation occurs. The establishment also misses out on potential revenue.<p>“According to Beer Institute, when a consumer’s …

Workforce Analytics: With Great Data Comes Great Responsibility

Over the past decade, Workforce Analytics solutions have become increasingly flexible, allowing organizations to review data not just from HR or Financial systems, but from areas previously unlinked to workforce efficiency.<p>Consider the following: ten years ago, visionary organizations were looking …

12 dazzling examples of direct mail design

Direct mail is one of the most challenging types of marketing collateral to design. The temptation is strong to simply try to replicate past …

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

8 Ways You Can Build Customer Loyalty This Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday can provide a spike in revenue, but why not leverage the day to boost sales year round? Here's how.<p>Small Business Saturday is a national shopping holiday (and why not?) held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Unlike Black Friday, which typically features sales big-box …