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The 3 stages of failure in work and life — and how to overcome them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving success in any field. Anyone who masters their craft will face moments of doubt and somehow find the inner resolve to keep going.<p>If you want to build a …

Motivation

The miraculous makeover of a shabby home

Replete with historical and cultural richness, London has enticed us today with its historic architecture, bustling streets, thriving entertainment …

Has the Age of Secular Stagnation Arrived? | Investopedia

During a speech to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Forum in late 2013, noted economist Larry Summers resuscitated the theory of secular …

9 easy DIY apartment improvements

In this day and age of rampant consumerism, a homemade, handcrafted or original item is a highly cherished possession. For this reason, DIY or …

9 ways to make your tiny bathroom look bigger

Apartment living often means dealing with small and compact spaces. However, it’s not just apartments that contain cloistered or cramped areas; …

10 modern showers to replace your bathtub

In the world of bathroom décor and design, tubs are by far one of the most luxurious and opulent ways to clean one’s self. However, for many, they …

10 Tips to Achieve Anything You Want in Life

I’m no stranger to feeling stuck in life.<p>I’ve trained with some of the best coaches on the planet during my 20-year sports career, and again when I …

This prefab house will help you shrink your carbon footprint

This adorable cottage is from South Korea, where it meets the needs of a two-child nuclear family in only 376 square feet of space. This is a …

Early Foursquare employees launch Iterate, a survey tool for startups

Startups are constantly talking about feedback from their users — having meaningful conversations with real users to figure out what they want, and how they can give it to them.<p>But where are these conversations happening? Lord knows that App Store rating and Reviews systems don’t account for the …

Startups

New chemical-free desalination tech helps bring water surplus to Israel

Between 1998 and 2012, the Eastern Mediterranean region suffered through the worst drought in at least 900 years. This drought contributed to the …

Inside a couple's compact, self-built holiday home for rent in Scotland

It’s part of a cluster of three homes designed by Rural Design<p>Though this 30-square-meter, or 323-square-foot, compact holiday home located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland is not quite a tiny house, its ethos certainly is. Designed by local architects Alan Dickson and Gill Smith of Rural Design for …

The Surprising Truth About the Power of #Now

<i> Are you overwhelmed and stressed?</i><i>Stuck?</i> <i>Finding it difficult to make decisions?</i>Dr. Max McKeown is known as an author, a strategist, and a speaker. …

Leadership

Modern micro living: Yves Béhar unveils robotic house Ori

These days, it seems bigger isn’t better — and with the unveiling of Ori, the intelligent, robotic house system designed by Fuseproject’s Yves Béhar – it’s further confirmation that slim is in.<p>Globally, as domestic spaces shrink and living costs rise, the sheer physical square footage of many homes …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

Motivation

Solar-powered tiny house doesn't skimp on the home comforts

The Chimera measures 8 x 24 ft (2.4 x 7.62 m) and is clad in stained grey pine. It sports a metal roof and an exterior storage box, while the glazing …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

Self-improvement

Tokyo Apartment / Yumiko Miki Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An oak-edged window providesa framed view ofthe living room within this Tokyo apartment, intended by …

How to Get Rich: 10 Ways Wealth Is Created

How do people get “rich”?<p>It’s a question that I see almost constantly asked in popular culture, both directly and indirectly. It’s a constant theme …

Personal Finance

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …

Minimalism

10 Cool Japanese Apartments That Will Blow Your Mind

From food to fashion, the Japanese have no shortage of style, especially when it comes to their living quarters. Here are 10 cool Japanese apartments.

Japan

Drone Photography Reveals How Apartheid Shaped South African Cities

Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller captures the divisive architecture left over from apartheid.<p>In places of racial, economic, or civic inequality, architecture can play a central role in furthering that divide. In South Africa, for example, where the institutionalization of apartheid …

South Africa

How To Stay Healthy When You Work 60+ Hours A Week -- Including The Exact Workouts And Meal Plans To Use

A while back I asked my readers why it's so hard to stay in shape. Most of them agreed that they knew they needed to sleep and exercise more, and eat less -- but knowing and doing are three different things. When I dug deeper, to uncover the problem behind the problem, three things kept coming …

Nutrition

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

You Won't Believe How Many Millennials Own Credit Cards

A strong majority of millennials continues to shun credit cards, according to a new survey.<p>A Bankrate study released Monday finds that 67% of …

Credit Cards

Ab Exercises For Men That Work

Great abs are the dream of every man, as they are the ultimate symbol of strength, fitness and manliness. Many people spend hours at working out, in …

Will the Uberisation of personal finance kill off banks altogether?

The next industry to be “Uberised” will surely be finance. But which bits of it? And how far will digital disruption go?<p>It’s a bundle of questions …

Interest Rates

44 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

This 196-square-foot house near Boise, Idaho, is home to Macy Miller, her partner James, their daughter Hazel, and their Great Dane, Denver. A …

Practically Magic: DIY Projects Using Rot Resistant & Insect Repelling Cedar Wood

(Image credit: The Merrythought)<p>Cedar is known for its rot resistant properties, not to mention its ability to repel insects. It comes in a nice …

DIY

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

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