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Casa Till | By Wmr Architects

"Casa Till" is our latest dream house, designed by WRM Architects this low single story wooden construction is the ultimate retreat. The small …

Design

Floating Skate Ramp

Remember the spectacular Floating Cinema, an auditorium raft for watching movies in the open, surrounded by an amazing scenery? What if you could …

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Seven Counterintuitive Ways to Be Insanely Productive

If you’re a misfit like me, the typical productivity advice just hasn’t worked for you.<p>You know what I’m talking about, the standard narrative …

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

NYT Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year is speeding by and 2014 is just around the corner. While many people wait until New Year's to get their personal and professional lives in order and create the change that they know was …

Business Strategy

Why “Deliberate Practice” Is The Only Way To Keep Getting Better

For athletes, authors, chess masters, and musicians, deliberate practice is the path to world-class expertise. Here’s how to find your own such path.<p>Let’s say that you like to play the piano. Maybe you even want to be an expert one day–that way you could write songs for your crush, get in touch …

GTD Toolbox: 100+ Resources for Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done, also abbreviated as GTD, is a popular time management productivity method created by David Allen.<p>The method is just as popular …

How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

Becoming an intrapreneur isn’t something people typically fall into. If you want it to happen, you’re going to have to get out there and make it …

Entrepreneurship

The Tinkering Secret To Greater Productivity

“The idea of walking a thousand miles is instantly exhausting, but it’s also a distortion of reality,” says Marc McGuinness. “No one ever had to walk a thousand miles instantaneously.”<p>Instead, it’s step by step, moment by moment–helpful to hear when we’re staring down a gigantic, woolly project …

How to Hide Apps from Your Home Screen in iOS 7

Like any operating system, iOS 7 comes with its share of stock apps that nobody wants to use. While most of us just hide those away in a folder on …

iOS

Jack Kirby's Best Productivity Tricks

Jack Kirby, often called the "King of Comics" was a self-taught artist who eventually became one of comics' most prolific creators. From Captain …

Jack Kirby

8 Steps To Actually Get Good At Phone Calls

Remember phone calls? You should, because they are often the best way to get your ideas across. Here’s how to give good phoners.<p>We can’t hide behind email. Why? Real business relationships are formed in two ways, says entrepreneur-turned-investor Mark Suster: in person and over the phone. The dude …

Top 10 Ways to Make This School Year Your Most Productive Yet

The summer is drawing to a close and school is here once again. Instead of dreading your return, start preparing now for your most productive …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

22 Mantastic Movies Every Dude Should See (VIDEOS)

Photo via Castle Rock Entertainment<p>There are some movies every guy just <i>has</i> to see. Many of them, you’ve probably already seen.<p>There are easily 150 …

Shawshank Redemption

Room Division Done Right

As urban living faces space challenges, this design team has a good solution to make most of the limited carpet area that your home may have. …

Clever Ways to Get Some Exercise at the Office (or Any Small Space)

It's important to get regular exercise, even if it's a little activity here and there. Still, not all of us have access to (or money for) a gym …

Small Spaces

Bullet Journal

YouTube

Top Online Resources Every Job Seeker Should Bookmark

Do you want to work for Steve Wynn? The smart money says his corporation isn’t going to be posting its next job opening on Monster.com or Craigslist. …

Employment

What Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Quit trying to fit some mold of who you think you're supposed to be or what you're supposed to do. Success doesn't work that way.<p>If you could somehow get to know lots of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, you'd learn that they have one and only one thing in common: absolutely nothing. …

WordPress

David Allen Explains Why Priority Is Essential to Your To-Do List

If you've ever found yourself with a few precious free moments, wondering "okay, what can I do in this time," only to spend it trying to figure out …

The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

If we don’t know how habits work we’ll never develop better ones. Let’s get to it.<p>The reason it’s so hard to form productive habits is the same reason they’re so effective when they’re in place: It’s all about willpower.<p>So once we <b>understand willpower</b>, we can better <b>hack</b> the <b>habits</b>.<p>Roy F. Baumeister, …

Top 10 Office Decluttering Tricks

Clutter can really influence the way you work. If you're too disorganized, everything competes for your attention and makes it hard to work, not to …

Productivity

Master Your “Body Clock” to Eat, Sleep, and Work More Efficiently

<i>Why are so many Olympic records broken in the afternoon? Does the body perform differently at this time of day than say, early morning? The team at</i> …

Sleep

The Manly Art of Doing Things | Albert Bandura's Theory of Self-Efficacy | The Art of Manliness

The High Level Bridge<p><i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Ian Walker.</i><p><b>A Thing I Didn’t Do</b><p>In Lethbridge, Alberta, where I went to university and lived …

Channing Tatum

A Complete Guide to Beard Grooming

Facial hair has shot up in popularity- it’s truly become the realm of the stylish. From models and movie stars to what I call “the urban beardsman” …

5 Tips To Stay Productive All Day Long

You’re in a slump, huh? Join the crowd. Time to crank up that stereo, shut down your Facebook window, and then catch some Zs, to get back on track.<p>So you’re having trouble getting through the day in one productive piece.<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.<p>Staying productive is hard. …