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The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Game of Thrones Meets Fine Wine at Napa Valley's Medieval Castle

California native Dario Sattui's passion for European architecture of the Middle Ages is only rivaled by his passion for fine wine. Perhaps the singular man in modern history to have built a full-scale medieval castle on U.S. soil, Sattui's brick by brick creation, Castello Di Amorosa (Castle of …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Thatching is making a comeback.<p>Workshops are designed as spaces to tinker, …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

9 Signs You're About To Get Fired

No one likes to be caught unaware, especially when it comes to your career. Thanks to <b>Monica Wofford</b>, an expert in leadership development, you don't have to be. After chatting with Wofford, we've rounded up the top nine signs you're about to get the axe at work.<p>1. <b>Distance:</b> When things get bad, they …

Another Clean-Tech Startup Goes Down: Better Place Is Bankrupt

The big lesson? Be a little more like Tesla.<p>Electric car infrastructure company Better Place's move to file bankruptcy today marks the end of the road for a billion-dollar bet that Silicon Valley-style technological disruption could wean the world from fossil fuels.<p>Founded in 2007 in Palo Alto, …

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …