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50 amazing home accessories that you need!

In all honesty, this article could be endless, but for the sake of keeping things simple, we've selected 50 brilliant home accessories that you …

Chemicals

9 Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

You probably know that you shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages close to bedtime, or use your electronic devices when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. But even if you diligently follow those rules, there are a host of ways your bedroom ― yes, the way you set up your room decor ― could be …

Home Decorating

How to Make Your Apartment Feel 10 Times Bigger, According to IKEA

When most people look at a small room, they see problems. If you don't have a design background, the idea of squeezing a sofa into an already cramped …

A little wintery but what an INCREDIBLE We Love Summer party Blue Rock Waterski last Saturday. One of the best venues in Cape Town! 🍹🎉

Indian Egg Dishes to Know and Love (and Eat a Lot of)

Indian food isn't all Chicken Tikka! Try these scrambled, stewed, and deep-fried egg dishes—then never look back.<p>You might be familiar with Indian foods like Saag Paneer and Chicken Tikka from post-work Seamless orders eaten straight from the takeout container while catching up on John Oliver—and …

Breakfast

Why I Challenged My Kids to Start Companies Before College

When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own business for at least a year. In our view, this was an important entrepreneurial track to their education. They needed to know how the world …

Entrepreneurship

Expert-Approved House Flipping Advice

If you're planning to tackle a house flip, read these tips from Flip or Flop stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa first.<p>House flipping is harder than it looks, especially if you don't have the budget of Hollywood's famous flippers at your disposal.<p>All too often, novice flippers end up cutting …

What Color is Taupe and How Should You Use it?

There are some colors that we have a hard time defining. Indigo and chartreuse fall into that category, but so does taupe. Taupe is an easy neutral …

Telling Tales

In 1998, I made a pilgrimage to the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, seeking some enlightenment. Several years earlier, as the program director of knowledge management at the World Bank, I had stumbled onto the power of storytelling. Despite a career of scoffing at such …

World Bank

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Leadership

To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You

Have you ever been driven crazy by a coworker’s persistent questioning of what the team is doing, and why, and whether things could be done more efficiently—or have you been driven crazy by a colleague’s refusal to address those crucial questions?<p>Have you ever worked with someone who met deadlines …

Self-improvement

If You Can’t Take a Vacation, Get the Most Out of Minibreaks

Summer is here and, for many of us, it makes us nostalgic for our childhood vacations: long, carefree days spent by the beach, in the woods, or with friends and family.<p>However, as adults, those memories can seem all too far away.<p>If you’re American, you probably take drastically less vacation that …

The Workplace

The Emotional Impulses That Poison Healthy Teams

Is anyone really an individual contributor at work anymore? I think not. Pretty much everything we do is done with others in groups. We’re tasked with planning and completing projects together. We negotiate roles and resources. We talk to one another—or text, tweet, email—and sometimes we listen, …

Emotional Intelligence

Communicating a Corporate Vision to Your Team

Amit* manages a team of 40 people around the globe for a massive tech company. After months of furiously working on a new product to be the first to market, his boss told him that the company’s strategy had shifted. The product’s launch plans were then delayed, and competitors began gobbling up …

Management

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

Employment

How to Co-Lead a Team

We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone.<p>Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study …

Leadership

Why Higher Ed and Business Need to Work Together

Over the past decade, business has changed dramatically. As a result, workforce skills and requirements have also changed. There are jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago — data scientist, social media manager, app developer — and in five more, there will be new roles with new requirements that …

Higher Education

How to Make a Team of Stars Work

In my early years as an executive search consultant in Argentina, I was frequently asked to hire senior investment bankers. Citibank and J.P. Morgan were the leading players in the region at the time, but as I contacted and interviewed most of their key bankers, I saw something strange going on. …

Management

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Ever tried to change anyone’s behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.<p>We reviewed …

Management

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

Small Business

For Founders, Preparation Trumps Passion

Marie Assénat<p>Many would-be entrepreneurs see their passion as the ticket to success. For example, on crowdfunding sites they vie to outdo one another in emphasizing their enthusiasm for their projects. And when it comes to fundraising, that approach can work: Passion tends to appeal to …

Entrepreneurship

House of Jade Interiors

Kirsten Krason and Erin Morgan are the dynamic duo behind House of Jade Interiors. Their designs are top notch - contemporary with classical touches, …

Reclaiming Wood For Today’s Modern Homes

If the term “reclaimed wood” conjures up images of rustic cabins and country charm it’s time you took another look at this material. Modern designers …

How To Avoid Mistakes When Renovating

Renovating. The word alone conjures images of messy, dust-filled rooms. Think of kitchen renovations where the stove, fridge and dishwasher have been …

Tiny Taipei Flat Full Of Clever Design Strategies

Located in Taipei, Taiwan, this small apartment was designed in 2014 by Cloud Pen Studio. Given the very limited floor space, the team had to be …

Interior Design

DIY Serving Patio Tray

Move the party from the kitchen to the patio this summer with this color-blocked, dual-handle serving patio tray. Made from just a simple wood board …

Woodworking

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

The big question is: What’s the difference? You want a new home from top to bottom, so who do you hire— An architect? An interior designer? Or …

Architecture

Why Every Man Needs A Man Cave

Sorry ladies, but this post is devoted to men (although, stick around for some great gender-neutral decorating inspiration). While both sexes need a …

Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job

When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of …