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City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Rare Earth

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

5 Social Brands With Awesome Blog Strategies

Share<p>Whether you’re a small business or a big enterprise, it’s imperative that you have a <b>content marketing</b> strategy. That is, a way to market your …

7 Psychological Strategies for Mastering Sales Negotiations

Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Preparing for a negotiation when a lot is on the line can elicit a tremendous amount of fear and negative thinking.<p>This kind of thinking can mean the negotiation is lost before the salesperson has even started …

Self-improvement

Rules for Designing an Engaging Workplace

Most of us would acknowledge that good design has a powerful influence on how people think and behave. As today’s companies wake up to the value of workers who are truly engaged in their work — a clear case of trying to encourage certain ways of thinking and behaving – they should probably be …

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The knock on most business leaders is that they don’t take the long view—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift their pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides an objective answer.<p>Adi Ignatius<p>A few …

Out with the air: Bridgestone shows off tires you never have to inflate

Bringing new meaning to the term flat tire, the Japanese company shows a second-generation prototype of its airless tires at the Paris Motor Show.<p>PARIS -- Maybe it's time to move beyond those donut-shaped balloons that connect our cars to the road.<p>At the Paris Motor Show here, Bridgestone showed …

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

All the biggest product brands in the world are owned by a handful of corporation. Food, cleaning products, banks, airlines, cars, media companies... …

10 Tips for using Trello as an effective Agile Scrum Project management Tool

There are an enormous number of tools out there to help your daily project management, but of all of them, Trello has been my best choice for a …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

Two-Legged Chair Creates “Bearable Discomfort” for Better Health

Parisian designer Benoit Malta recently debuted his two-legged chair, named Inactivité, which is aimed to result in better well-being for the user.<p>As …

The myth of the visionary leader

Rapper Kanye West has been making it known recently that there’s a glaring leadership gap in American culture, and he intends to fill it. In one …

The Consequences Of An Unfair Workplace

Life isn’t fair, but work should be. Here’s how you may be breeding the perception of unfairness and how it affects everyone in the office.<p>When I was a kid and things didn’t go my way, I would complain, “That’s not fair.” My dad would look at me and say, “Life isn’t fair.” And we would move on.<p>And, …

4 Ways Leaders Are Like Actors

Actors are seen to have an easy job: Stand in front of a camera, say a few lines, attend a few red-carpet events.<p>But that’s not acting: That’s <i>stardom</i>. Acting is actually an extremely mentally- and emotionally-demanding occupation. It’s something that goes on around the world in far more places than …

Singapore researchers unveil new light-as-cloud architectural technology

Rain or shine, super lightweight shelters made of materials used for <b></b>disposable coffee cups could soon offer cover to open spaces such as markets, bus …

Beirut

‘Fishsticks + Me = Gayfish’: 7 Celebrities ‘South Park’ Mocked Far Worse Than Lorde

Over the past two weeks <i>South Park</i> has had some fun with Lorde, claiming that the “Royals” singer was actually 45-year-old Randy Marsh. Refreshingly, Lorde was cool with it. So cool, in fact, that she even sang a cover of Randy/Lorde’s instant-classic “Ya-ya-ya I am Lorde.” Of course, <i>South Park</i> was …

The 25 Best Restaurants In The World, According To Travelers

It's how you discover that a restaurant in Montreal will give you cigars upon arrival, that a place in Copenhagen will shower you in champagne, or that the best restaurant in Beijing is actually hidden inside a restored Temple.<p>So when TripAdvisor wanted to compile a list of the best restaurants …

TripAdvisor

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

A lost Lebanon - in pictures

When artist Ania Dabrowska started working with Diab Alkarssifi, a homeless Lebanese man in London, she made a startling discovery. He was a compulsive photographer with a hoard of unseen pictures from his homeland<p>To support the publication of this archive, visit<p>A Lebanese Archive at …

5 Tips for Building a Positive Brand Reputation

If you're new to the business world than you may be surprised to learn that perhaps one of the most important assets is your brand's reputation.<p>If for someone your brand's reputation has been tarnished--even the slightest bit--you're at risk of losing current and potential customers. But, if your …

Public Relations

The Future's Bright: 3 Key Trends in Connected Energy

<i>By Saidat Giwa-Osagie</i><p>No longer the stuff of sci-fi lore, the 'Internet of Things' is transforming energy management. By 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices and three billion of these devices will be internet-based utility meters. So, it's safe to assume that connected energy is coming …

Software

Brela Is The Secret European Beach Retreat You've Been Dreaming About

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP.<p>The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand paradise in Australia to an epic strip of sand in Greece, yet somehow each find is better than the last.<p>Brela is another one of those insanely gorgeous, …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …