Björn Lindelöf

4,013 Flips | 9 Magazines | 1,453 Likes | 39 Following | 539 Followers | @lindelofb | A very curious city developer, entrepreneur, dad & adviser. Using reflection on daily basis as a tool for success. Owner BLIR Development.

Being Outside Changes Your Brain In These 5 Unexpected Ways

It's a bit of a no-brainer that being outside is pretty good for your health; whether it's a park, a forest, or a tree-lined path to the corner …

The Brain

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Six O'Clock Solution: Spinach, Tomato and Chickpea Curry

How to pep up our vegetables with combinations and seasonings is the flavourful lesson offered in the vegetarian cookbook Fresh India, by British …

Recipes

Watermelon Salad with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette

A simple, fresh watermelon salad says <i>summer</i> like nothing else. With the addition of crumbled feta cheese and a chunky olive dressing, the salty-sweet …

Recipes

How the Strongest Business Leaders Do Twice as Much in Half the Time

Start early, stay focused and know when to go home.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs and small-business owners rarely clock in and out during regular business hours. They work weekends, take late shifts and do whatever it takes to get (and keep) …

Time Management

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century? Focus on Community.

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century?<p>Enterprising workers are moving to cities in droves. But as economic forces threaten to pull us apart, transforming work and life as we know it, we must embrace community and pave the way for a rising generation of entrepreneurs.<p>Illustrations by Doug John …

WeWork

Urban trees can store almost as much carbon as tropical rainforests

City trees aren’t just nice decoration–they’re a key factor in stopping climate change.<p>Most people would never think of London as a forest. Yet there are actually more trees in London than people. And now, new work by researchers at University College London shows that pockets of this urban jungle …

Ecology

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for ricotta, courgette and spinach dumplings

It is sometimes hard to guess which dishes my children will love and which they will reject. I tried these dumplings on them recently, thinking that the girls might not take to them – courgettes are the bitter enemy in our house. How wrong I was. Little, light cheesy bites, rich in green vegetables …

Recipes

Gobi Aloo (Indian Style Cauliflower with Potatoes) Recipe

"This is a basic Indian dish that is very tasty! Adjust the spices to your preferences! To make it even better, you could add a bit of stewed …

Recipes

How to Make a Quick Pickle–and Why You Should

A truism among chefs is that often something doesn’t need more salt, it needs more acid—whether that’s a squeeze of lemon or a dash of sherry …

Onions

An advanced civilization could resist the accelerating expansion of the universe - MIT Technology Review

When it comes to existential threats to humanity, some problems are more urgent than others. Disease, nuclear war, famine, asteroid impact: all have …

Universe

Incredibly rude nearby star system is firing particles at Earth like a ‘cosmic ray gun’

Our Sun is obviously the most intense place in our Solar System, but it’s actually pretty chill when compared to many other systems. Eta Carinae, for …

Universe

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You'll Need 1 Simple Attribute

Learn this if you're a leader today, or want to be a leader in the future.<p>Rewind through your career and analyze your past leaders. What were they like? How did you respond to them? Which ones were the worst? Which were the best? What did you learn from all of them?<p>As you recall each of your former …

Leadership

This British café is serving to-go coffee in ceramic mugs to combat waste

A coffee shop northeast of London wants to serve its customers coffee in a mug from your home. La Tour Cycle Café has a novel idea to stop its …

Coffee

10 Streets that Changed America

From Broadway to Wilshire Boulevard, a new PBS show examines how street life defines our city life<p>Americans define their homes in many different ways, but few parts of the landscape capture the culture of a city or the rhythm of daily life better than a signature street. From small town Main …

Urban Design

10 Traditional Iraqi Dishes You Need to Try

Iraq has arguably some of the most delicious food in the Middle East, and with such a long and dynamic history of interactions with neighboring …

Cooking

5 easy and delicious Peruvian recipes to try this summer

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p>Gastón Acurio, the brains behind Le Manko restaurant in Paris, is giving us a glimpse into his colorful culinary universe through his …

Recipes

25 Vegan Recipes To Grill This Summer

Everything you need for a meat-free, dairy-free BBQ.<p>Welcome to summer! We've officially made it. If you're here, I'm assuming that you or someone you know is either vegan, dairy-free, meat-free, or vegetarian and you're looking for some recipes you can use on the grill. First of all, good for you …

Cooking

Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Cooking

20 things every city can do to boost the quality of public life

Benches, trees, multi-modal transportation, and local food are a few of the suggestions in the Center for Active Design’s new Civic Design Guidelines<p>Urbanists have a new playbook: The Assembly Civic Design Guidelines, a new set of recommendations for the public realm published by the Center for …

Urban Design

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Summer House in the Stockholm Archipelago / Kod Arkitekter

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An archipelago residence with spaces for both social activities and privacy, making the most of an …

Living Rooms

Managing an Employee with a Bad Attitude? Just Focus on What This Person Does.

An employee who complains is tolerable if you set guidelines for what is acceptable behavior.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach leadership programs all over the country, and one of the most significant questions I get from leaders and managers in my …

The first 3D printed houses for rent will be built in the Netherlands this year

What do you do when there are too few skilled bricklayers to meet national housing demands? Figure out a workaround—like 3D-printed houses.<p>That’s the solution the Dutch construction company Van Wijnen and researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with. The city …

Environmentally Friendly

How Culture Shapes Economic Development

A new study, drawing on 1.5 million images of cultural spaces in London and New York, finds that cultural capital is a key contributor to urban economic growth.<p>One of the big questions in urbanism is the degree to which culture shapes economic development. Traditionally, it was thought that culture</i> …

Housing

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy — Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics

(Collective Evolution) It has been written about before, over and over again, but cannot be emphasized enough. The world of quantum physics is an …