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How Do You Find Creative Solutions? Hire People Who Disagree With You | Inc.com

There are many misconceptions about innovation. While some people believe collaboration is key, others possess the innovation-killing idea that creativity is the sole responsibility of the technology department. However, one of the deadliest barriers to innovation is the notion that conflict should …

Tim Cook

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Old plastic bottles have now been used to light up more than 850,000 homes around the world

Liter of Light helps poor communities around the world assemble their own lights using old recycled plastic bottles.<p>They start with day lights which are made by filling the bottles with water and bleach. They are then fixed to roofs refracting sunlight during the daytime.<p>The second step is to build …

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin. That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion.<p>Bitcoin has been on a tear …

Choose the Right Size Area Rug for Your Bedroom

There’s not a room in your home that wouldn’t benefit from an area rug, but they are especially nice in the bedroom. If your room has hard floors, an …

15 Drugstore Products That Makeup Artists Depend On

If you’re a makeup artist or just love beauty, it’s easy to get blindsided by the glitz and glam of high-end products. But pricier cosmetics don’t always out-perform their drugstore counterparts (just ask these celebs). In fact, there are countless affordable options that are so legit, they might …

Tiny Porches and Patios That Are Giving Us Major Inspiration

A little goes a long way.<p>While we love the look and feel of spacious porches, 500-plus square feet isn’t a prerequisite for a true Southern porch. …

Ultimate Travel Guide For Your First Time in Bangkok: What to Do Where to Stay

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Five Luxury Experiences in Bangkok, Thailand (Photos)

Luxury travel has always been a fluid construct as extravagance is bound only by the imagination, and as such impacted by culture, race, and the ebb and flow of socio-political tides. However, some experiences are so opulent, there is no denying the pervasive forces of that which is both trendy and …

The world's best hidden beaches: Trang archipelago, Thailand

Haad Farang (Haad Sai Yao), Koh Muk<p>Framed by jungle-draped limestone karsts, this small but striking bay has serene waters free of riptides, making it safe for families to splash around in the sun. As its nickname implies – <i>farang</i> is Thai for foreigner – you’ll find a large concentration of …

National Parks

Top 5 Best Spa Hotels In Phuket, Thailand

Continuing our series of top beaches and luxury hotels around the world, I pick the best luxury spa resorts in Phuket, which will relax and …

Swimming Pools

A lesser-known yoga style focused on internal health is gaining popularity in the U.S.

During a 75-minute kundalini yoga and meditation class at Lighthouse Yoga Center in Petworth one Saturday morning, eight women stood and bent at the waist, letting their arms hang loosely as they swung them side to side in gradually larger swoops for about seven minutes.<p>This twist through the …

Yoga

7 Minutes and 13 Moves are All You Need for Stronger Arms and Shoulders

Whether you want your arms to be crazy jacked or you just want to be able to open a dang jar without asking for help, this quick 7-minute HIIT …

Workouts

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

10 Pictures of small but sophisticated bed rooms

Since everyone needs a quiet and calm place to rest, bedrooms should be well designed so that they provide a space for recharging with a good night’s …

Interior Design

These 32 books will please everyone on your gift list

No gift beats the perfect book.<p>Joel Grayson, bookseller from Manhattan children’s bookstore Books of Wonder, sums up the joy of finding that ideal …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

A beautiful and inviting family home

We are in the picturesque and culturally rich capital city of Portugal today, and Lisbon has impressed us with its beautiful old world architectures. …

Beyond the Hype: The Industrial Challenges for 3D Printing

Technically speaking, the possibilities open to 3D printing are seemingly infinite. For the past few years, using a machine the unit purchase price …

3D Printing

Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric Of Your Business

If you want to embrace change, get comfortable with failure, flexibility, and the idea that you can’t do it alone.<p>Few things are as exciting as seeing a business really embrace change.<p>It’s about more than just setting up a change management team or sending your leadership group on brainstorming …

3D Printing In Ceramics

Adding to the ever growing list of 3d-printable materials, researchers at the University of the West of England have developed a new way to 3d-print …

How a Chinese Company 3D-Printed Ten Houses In a Single Day

This month, architects in Amsterdam started work on the world's first completely 3D-printed house. It'll take three years and quite a bit of money to …

NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking All 68 Teams

The NCAA tournament's selection committee is supposed to seed the field based on a team's entire resume.<p>In these rankings, I throw out seeding. What matters is how teams are playing right now and who has the best shot at winning a national title.<p>Easy enough, right?<p>Not this year. Wichita State is …

College Sports

40 Traditional Designer Rooms

Over 40 classic rooms for inspiration.<p>From a formal blue dining room to a dramatic canopy bed, these designer rooms are traditional, but never boring.

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)

The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result comes in $685, preassembled. Not too shabby, so far as these things go. And with the project …

Top Manufacturers Like GE Have Transformed How Products Are Serviced

Instead of operating service as a cost center or outsourcing it to third parties, manufacturers need to establish an ongoing relationship with their customers, improve the lifetime experience and build loyalty while simultaneously cultivating a healthy, recurring revenue stream.<p>For example, GE …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …