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How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Psychology

55 Digital Branding Tips for Authors

To help you navigate the digital marketing landscape and build your audience for your book, I put together a list of 55 things that can help you establish your brand over the long haul. You just may be surprised at how much you enjoy the journey of connecting with your readers and how building your …

Top 12 Best Digital Marketing Tools For 2015

Did you ever get the sneaky suspicion that your days could be “so much easier” — if you only had the right tools? Truly, these days, there is …

17 Impressive Dining Room Makeovers

Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations.<p>Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations. This piece originally appered on CountryLiving.com.

The revolution in the driver's seat

<i>Editor's note: Steven Johnson is the author of</i> <i>"How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World,"</i> and co-creator of the innovation website, <i>howwegettonext.com</i><i>. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Anyone looking for clues about potentially world-changing innovations …

Autonomous Cars

Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.<p>"Building one’s own house can be a source of extreme danger," says French designer Philippe Starck. "We all know when it starts, but we never know when it is going to end or how much it will cost in the …

Articles about tiny house fits family 196 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and …

Architecture

Articles about renovated garage ultimate modern party space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul …

Here's Your Chance to Live in a Shipping Container

Washington, D.C.'s new apartment complex takes upcycling to the next level.<p><i>Urban Turf</i><p>A new four-unit apartment complex in Washington, D.C., took just seven months to complete from conception to build-out, and it's made of surprising materials: shipping containers. The apartments, located in D.C.'s …

A Speech Is Not an Essay

Reading an essay to an audience can bore them to tears. I recently attended a conference where a brilliant man was speaking on a topic about which he was one of the world’s experts. Unfortunately, what he delivered was not a speech but an essay. This renowned academic had mastered the written form …

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps for Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.<p>That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Travel advertising firm Intent Media raises $22.7M

Advertising firm Intent Media has raised a fresh $22.7 million in funding, the company announced today.<p>Intent Media focuses on advertising and marketing in the travel industry, specifically for travel-related tech companies. It’s clients include Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, and …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

Living Rooms

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Hamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflict

The exchange of rocket fire from Palestinian militants and Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip took a new turn this week when the military wing of Hamas said it had launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile.<p>The incident, which follows previous launches by the …

Israel

Dwell

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Dream Home Alert: A Cabin Made Entirely Of Windows

One couple quit their jobs to realize their dream of living in a home made of antique windows in the woods.<p>Right now we're feeling totally inspired by photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz: On their first date, the couple took a walk on Nick's family's property in the mountains of West …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Federal Judge Grants Class Action Status to Group of E-Book Plaintiffs

- Mar 31, 2014<p><i>Reuters</i> reports Federal Judge Denise Cote has granted class action status to a group of plaintiffs suing Apple over its collusion with …

Articles about renovated farmhouse northern italy on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.<p>Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site …

Articles about striking slatted wood and glass home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...<p>The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.<p>Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget …

Sunday Supper: Beer-Braised Pot Roast With Mustard and Cherry Bomb Peppers

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>We're on the cusp of spring, even though it doesn't always feel like it. …

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