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Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

How to make money from the world's ageing population

The Western world is ageing at a terrifying pace, as our charts show. But this presents some incredible opportunities to investors.<p>The world is ageing at an unprecedented rate as births decline and longevity improves. This ageing effect is acute in wealthier, developed countries where these two …

Super fast hand dryers 'as loud as a road drill', research suggests

“Super fast” hand dryers have the same impact on the human ear as a road drill at close range and are causing “unwelcome stress”, researchers suggest.<p>Academics said the high speed dryers can force hearing aid users to turn off their devices in public toilets, cause discomfort to elderly dementia …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

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Want to Grow Your Business? Get to Know Your 'Vital Few'

For most businesses, 20 percent of customers drive 80 percent of sales. The key is to find your 20 percent and keep them happy.<p>In the 1940s, Joseph M. Juran coined the "80-20 rule," which posits that there are a "vital few and trivial many" or that 20 percent of the causes drive 80 percent of the …

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Use Logo Maker for Your Blog or Start-Up

Easily create a logo for your website, blog, or future start-up by taking advantage of Graphic Springs custom logo maker.<p>DIY Logo Maker<p>Branding …

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Bike-Touring Quebec's Coast

The Gaspé Peninsula has rolling coastal mountains, small seaside villages, and 510 miles of bike lanes lined with cyclist-friendly hotels (read: bike storage, on-site mechanics). Best of all, temperatures hover around 70 degrees—perfect for a weeklong tour.<p>Day 1: Mont-Joli to Causapscal<p>Fly with …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

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Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …