Mathe Abesadze

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Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets

The best ways to digitize everything.<p>Despite the rise of digital devices, many an office—professional and home alike—remains buried under a never-ending stream of paper. These reams kill trees, create clutter, and make it well-nigh impossible to find the one document that you're looking for. So go …

Why 90-Day Goals Are Better Than Year-Long Ones

Trade shorter goals for year-long ones, for greater success in keeping new habits.<p>Most people who set New Year’s resolutions don’t follow through on them.<p>Annual business goals often fall by the wayside as well. Consequently, late December brings a crush of articles on why we fail, and how we might …

British Columbia

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Investing

Robinhood lets you trade stocks for free on your iPhone

A next-generation brokerage is now open for business<p>Last year, a mobile stock brokerage named Robinhood opened to a small number of beta testers. At a time when most brokerages charge $7 to $10 for stock trades, Robinhood offered those trades for free. Its elegant mobile app for iPhone was built to …

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …

Building Concept Imagines Trees on Roofs to Replenish Green Space in Cities

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the amount of available greenery has diminished. While the landscape was originally lush with tropical forests, it's currently experiencing rapid urbanization, as are other cities in the country. There's an overabundance of motorbikes that cause traffic congestion and …

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Tuscany

How to Optimize Discounts to Pump Up Sales Volume

<i>Yariv Dror is the CEO of StoreYa.com.</i><p>Discounts work.<p>Everyone likes them.<p>Customers feel like they saved money, merchants increase their sales. Everyone is happy.<p>Want quantitative proof? Just four months since our Coupon Pop marketing tool was launched, it is already responsible for 20 percent of our …

29 Successful People Who Wake Up Really Early

The early bird schedule is good for responding to people and events around the world, getting a head start on people in your own time zone, and also finding time for exercise and family. What's more, research shows that early risers tend to be happier and more proactive.<p>While a late schedule may …

Time Management

10 Surprising Pricing Strategies That Can Boost Sales

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Utilizing smart pricing strategies when selling your wares—be they products, services or subscriptions—is a <i>must</i> if you want to succeed in a competitive marketplace.<p>The <b>worse</b> thing you can do …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Williams Selyem Winemaker Bob Cabral Stepping Down

Williams Selyem winemaker Bob Cabral, who took the reins from founding winemaker Burt Williams at the winery in Sonoma's Russian River Valley 16 …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Why were American Viticultural Areas created?

Why were American Viticultural Areas created?<p>According to the TTB (Tax and Trade Bureau) "The establishment of viticultural areas allows vintners to describe more accurately the origin of their wines to consumers and helps consumers to identify wines they may purchase."<p>If you go to the Wine Institute's website, they says "American Viticultural Areas" "Wine Country When a US winery wants to tell you the geographic pedigree of its wine, it uses a tag on its label called an Appellation of Origin. …

The typographic works of Tomasz Biernat

An iPhone Chill-Out App Powered By Surprising Visuals

Thunderspace’s designers use clever visual effects–including your phone’s flash–to augment an otherwise ho-hum aural experience.<p>It’s hard to be a “relaxation” app in the iTunes store. If all you want is some looped nature sounds on your iPhone, one might be hard-pressed to justify paying $0.99 or …

Apps

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture

Diogene: A Cabin Designed by Renzo Piano for Vitra

Celebrated Italian architect Renzo Piano, of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) designed a tiny cabin on the Vitra Campus called Diogene. The …

Living Rooms

A First Aid Kit That’s Designed For One-Handed Use

Gabriele Meldaikyte color-coded the safety basics and made supplies easy to use when you’re actually wounded.<p>Gabriele Meldaikyte spent the past year studying a ubiquitous affliction that she calls “one-handedness.” The recent Royal College of Art grad began her exploration by redesigning …

Dining Rooms