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Tutorial: How to Create Tough, Lightweight and Waterproof Gear Bags From Dyneema and Tyvek

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a variety of useful zippered gear bags that are incredibly tough, lightweight and waterproof.<p>This …

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

No, they don't come from the latest celebrity entrepreneur, but these lessons are inspiring and timeless.<p>In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the …

The Difference Between Leadership and Management

A common question with a simple answer that will help you with each<p>As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot<p>What's the difference between leadership and management?<p>Everyone gets that each is important.<p>Most people get that they overlap …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Exploring agricultural drones: The future of farming is precision agriculture, mapping, and spraying

What Are Agricultural or Farming Drones?<p>Agricultural drone technology has been improving in the last few years, and the benefits of drones in agriculture are becoming more apparent to farmers. Drone applications in agriculture range from mapping and surveying to cropdusting and spraying.<p>On the …

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. work force is "not engaged" or "actively …

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads

Are you facing a big decision? Are you stuck in a difficult spot? Answering these 5 questions will lead you to your best outcome.<p>A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a …

An Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright Home From 1960 Is on the Market

The noted architect designed the house and all the furniture and accessories inside it.<p>Paul and Helen Olfelt asked Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for them in St. Louis Park, Minnesota nearly 60 years ago. Now in their 90s, the Olfelts have put the house on the market for the first time ever, …

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What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

5 Ways to Transform Work Gossip Into Positive Communication

Redirecting the very traits that make gossip so enticing can help build trust among team members and foster productive, meaningful relationships.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Work gossip: We’ve all heard it, and some of us have spread it -- whether that action took …

When You Should Quit Your Job Before Having Another

<i>Part Of The Series “Living and Working Better”</i><p>Recently, I connected with writer Farnoosh Tarobi‘s team for an article she was writing for <i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> on “5 Things To Know Before Quitting Your Job.” I thought long and hard about my best advice on this, because so many people are struggling …

Employment

If unions are to stay relevant in the new workplace, they must change | Will Hutton

The battle for the leadership of Unite is vital for the future of the left – and the whole country<p>This should be the left’s moment. Popular discontent about Britain’s current economic and social deal thrives. What used to be taken for granted – the ability of a young couple to buy a house, build a …

How To Talk To People That Don't Get Right To The Point

Have you ever been talking to someone who’s going through a plan in such painstaking detail that your brain started to hurt? Giving you every nitty-gritty little step when all you really wanted was for them to cut-to-the-chase and give you the bottom line? Or maybe it was the other way around, you …

5-Ingredient Smoothies That Taste and Look So Good We Want to Cry

Whether you've got a hankering for something fruity, a craving for dessert (when don't we?), or just need a heavy dose of greens to cancel out the …

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Employee Motivation Has to Be More Than 'a Pat on the Back'

Accountability leads to ownership, which improves the connection between employees and their work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years, Pavel Vosk noticed something about employee motivation. The Puyallup, Washington-based business and management consultant …

How to Make Money on YouTube, More Bike Modifications, a Bench with a Surprise & more

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>"Upcycled Skateboard-Cargo-Rack-Mudguard-Thing"</b><p>Laura Kampf continues upgrading her "Swiss Army bike," this time …

We moved to a tiny house to get more room – and it worked

One city couple desperate to give their family proper outdoor space decided on a radical, rural downsize. But for how long can they rub along in such proximity?<p>Related: Can Oregon's tiny houses be part of the solution to homelessness?<p>As Laura Hubbard-Miles and her husband, Tim Francis, prepared to …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

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101 Gardening: Low light loving houseplants #Plants

CollectCollect this now for later<p>ophelia Plants, Plants for the Bathroom, Bathroom Plants, Bathroom, DIY Home, Home Decor, Gardening, House Plants, …

Gardening

100+ Creative Interior Decorating Ideas

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7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

By Neny Herni Saturday, August 13, 2016 Benefit houseplants<p>According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent …

Please tell us: how do you look after your bike?

To make BikeRadar more useful, we’re hoping to build some new tools to help you with your bicycle maintenance.<p>6 common beginner's bike maintenance …

3 Unexpected Foods That Send Your Blood Sugar Soaring

You know sugar isn't doing you any favors, but do you really know where it's hiding?<p>When trying to reduce sugar in your diet, it's easy to point fingers at the usual suspects: sodas, jellies, and desserts. But not all sugars are that obvious, like sugar in ketchup, salad dressing, or pita bread. JJ …