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How to Build Your Own LED Softbox for Product Photography and Video

Don't buy, DIY<p>Whether you're taking stills or shooting video, in order to get that "liquid light" effect on a smooth surface you need a diffused …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Beautiful bamboo building withstands floods and storms in Vietnam

Architecture firm RÂU ARCH created this beautiful thatched roof building burrowed deep into the lush rainforests of Vietnam. The MOOC Spring building …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more …

Motivation

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

12 tips to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet

Many people save cash by opting for the lower-storage model when they buy a new Android smartphone or tablet. Manufacturers tend to overcharge for …

Operating Systems

Is Efficiency a Problem for Your Business? Here Are 7 Digital Tools for You to Get More Done, Faster | Inc.com

It astounds me that there are businesses out there that still use paper for invoices, office memos, contracts, etc. Even in my personal life, when a company asks that I print something off, sign it, and then email or fax it back to them, I practically hang up the phone and vow to never work with …

Project Management

Your Ultimate Guide to Terrariums: How to Design and Care for Them

Exactly what you need to create a tiny botanical world at home.<p>Terrariums are a gardening trend that bring small yet perfectly formed botanical worlds into the home.<p>The idea is to create a self-sustainable environment in a vessel which can feed the plants that live within it. They come in two …

Gardening

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management

The Best Marketing Software for Your Small Business | Inc.com

A well-planned, carefully-executed marketing strategy can be one of the best ways to get the word out about your brand, but without an expert to guide you, that can be a big challenge, especially if you're just starting out.<p>Since many small businesses don't have access to a full-time marketing …

Marketing

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The nutritional needs of succulents are similar to those of cacti, but succulents can generally tolerate more water and a lower pH than cacti. Most succulents can thrive in the same soil as the rest of your garden plants, so long as the soil is well drained, but when growing them in pots, it's …

Gardening

14 Free Tools Every Solopreneur Needs

These apps and digital tools help reduce the time a solopreneur has to spend on mundane tasks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are in a class by themselves. Given all the typical pressure of an entrepreneur that they're under, and the fact that they have …

Small Business

Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

Architecture

Learn to Wheelie in 30 Days | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

<b>5-Prep time:</b> Get rolling at a slow speed, elbows up, with your fingers resting on the brake levers.<p><b>7-Momentum:</b> Keep the bike rolling and the front …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

Santa Rosa

What Designers Buy At Ikea

Furniture designers from Design Within Reach, Lunar, Dror, and more tell us what they buy when they go to Ikea.<p>Through its sheer ubiquity, Ikea furniture is often categorized as a design staple, not a design luxury. In fact, if you’re anything like most people, you probably think Ikea furniture is …

Furniture

6 Basic Financial Ratios And What They Reveal

Ratio - the term is enough to curl one's hair, conjuring up those complex problems we encountered in high school math that left many of us babbling …

This is the most practical travel gadget you'll ever use

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>Amazon</b> Whether for work or pleasure, traveling shouldn't be stressful. But if you're the type who can't stop using things with screens …

Gear & Gadgets

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

Tool Storage Wall Cabinet

By Jamison RantzTool storage is a necessity in any shop. While storage is great, accessible storage is even better. That’s why I designed this tool …

Woodworking

Articles about our modern farmhouse dreams come true north carolina gem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Built in 1953 and completely renovated last year, this split-level residence both upgrades and references its midcentury roots.<p>A couple builds a home that makes the most of its woodsy site.<p>Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a …

Architecture

Economic Sustainability of Large-scale Aquaponics Subject of University Research

Two years ago Claude Galipeault approached Georgia’s Armstrong State University Biology Department head Matthew Draud with a novel research idea: …

Aquaponics

Architecture Hacker Guide to The Phenomenal Passivhaus

The passivhaus or passive house standard was developed in the early 1990’s in Germany. It dramatically reduces the need for heating and cooling and …

Architecture

3 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Day | Inc.com

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. The power of belief and repetition are underestimated. Your thoughts have more influence over your life than you realize. Interview any successful person and they'll tell you how important positive self-talk is to your confidence. You must believe you …

Motivation

Companion Plant Visual Chart for your Garden

Do some of your vegetable plants in your garden need some new best friends? Might was well plant some that make sense! Good friends with good …

Gardening

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful | Inc.com

I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and over.<p>Here are 19 small things that you can do to keep your priorities in line and success within your</b> …

Self-improvement

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

Learning

Resources and Downloads for STEM

Getting Started With STEM<p>STEM Is Jambalaya: Internalize this food metaphor to shift into a STEM mindset. (Edutopia, 2014)<br>• How to Get Your School Ready …

Pedagogy

The Economics of Starting and Running a Permaculture Farm with Michael Pilarski

The Economics of Permaculture Farming<p>In this audio presentation Michael Pilarski talks about the economics of starting and running a Permaculture …