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The Shocking Truth About E-Commerce Conversion Optimization

When it comes to ecommerce optimization, most people just don’t get it.

In the vast and varied field of ecommerce, many marketers are blinding by misconceptions. They mistakenly think that they can’t compete with Amazon. They mistakenly think that paid search is the solution. They mistakenly think …

Internet of Things

Millennials and Real Estate

Depending on who you ask, I may or may not be a Millennial (Pew includes birth years 1980-2000), however other institutions cut me off by a couple …

2015 Real Estate Website Rankings

How did we come up with the rankings.

The 2015 REAL Trends Real Estate Website Rankings submissions were collected and analyzed between April and July …

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to place in a box. After receiving it in the mail, you can pop it up …

House Design

Could You Live in A 186-Square-Foot Prefab, Flat-Pack Cabin?

All photos courtesy of POD-Idlala via Inhabitat.

You read that right. Because we here at Curbed love all things well-designed, tiny, sustainable, and …

House of the Week: Comfortable Home Made of Two Shipping Containers

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

Readers were drawn to this shipping container home in San Jose, Costa Rica. Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe cleverly transformed two austere, 40-foot-long …

Playfully Quirky Cabins Are Tiny Homes with Big Personalities

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film—offering …

Forbes Welcome

Pocketing Cash: A Simple Guide To Making A Few Extra Bucks Kindle Edition

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Inman announces 2015 Innovator Award candidates | Inman

Each year, Inman scans the universe of real estate companies, technology firms, individual innovators, successful agents, forward-thinking brokers, …

30 business books every professional should read before turning 30

There’s always a significant adjustment to make when transitioning from school to the workforce, with the sudden realization that no matter how smart …


Egg-shaped home powered by sunlight and wind lets you live anywhere

(CNN) — The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.

But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini apartment with all the …

Wind Power

Adorable Animated Mice Explain Meditation in 2 Minutes

Looking for a meditation instruction video that is both informative and adorable?Well look no further, because Dan Harris and Happify have teamed up …


F*ck That: A Guided Meditation

6 Life Hacks Learned in Prison That Will Maximize Your Productivity

A life hack is defined as a strategy or technique to more efficiently manage one’s time and daily activities.

After I quickly shook off the shock of being sentenced to two to five years in prison for a bar fight that took place seven years prior, I proactively made the decision to make my time …


19 converted homes that will put your traditional bungalow to shame

Proof that purpose-built isn’t always best.This warehouse turned single-family home in London.Photo: Chris Dyson ArchitectsLocated in the city’s …

Self-Help: Self Actualization

by Matthew Okeke

Self-Help: Self Actualization - Maslow Self Actualization.

I recommended inspired action and auto suggestion practice instead of hard …


50 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life


Top 15 Websites to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

Finding an online library stocked with pictures that are of high quality and available to use for free can be a daunting task. All the effort you are …

Content Marketing

Inside a counterfeit Facebook farm

EVERY MORNING, KIM Casipong strolls past barbed wire, six dogs, and a watchman in order to get to her job in a pink apartment building high above the …


Frank Sinatra's Coachella Valley Estate Is Available for $3.95 Million

The Coachella Valley hideaway was custom-built for Ol' Blue Eyes himself.

The Rat Pack threw some of the greatest parties around, so it's no surprise that when Frank Sinatra designed his hideaway in the mountains of the Coachella Valley, space to entertain was a top priority.

The five-acre property, …

Frank Sinatra

The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike and a mustache. I studied liberal arts in college, and I have ideas about stuff, you guys.

Millennial? Hipster? Yuppie? All of these, or none? We don’t …


7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …


Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend

It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about …

Middle East

100 Wise Words For Everyone. Number 27 Is Gold.

Walker Lamond is the author of Rules for My Unborn Son, in which he brings us this collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice …

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
―Benjamin Franklin

This morning I received a thank you email …


15 Science-Backed Self-Help Books You Need To Read

I was at an all-time low in my life when I first got into self-help material.

I was getting ready to graduate with a BA in political communication and …