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F House

Sealed by an ominous slab of dark stone, the F House is a stark contrast from its somber facade. A tree-lined walkway leads to a timber slat wall, …

Architecture

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

How to lose weight if you're addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years

Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation.<p>Somewhere along the way, she …

Nutrition

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

Productivity

The 10 Things You Must Do From Day One So Your Startup Thrives

Get the basics right and you'll be in good shape for the long run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or need to reignite that fire, you’re probably searching for the right advice. You need advice that you are likely …

Small Business

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Employment

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization that truly unleashes its …

Management

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

Investing

Why Do Google, Airbnb, And Pinterest All Have Such Similar Logos?

Branding experts weigh in.<p>Why do so many tech companies’ logos look the same? From Google and Airbnb to Spotify and Pinterest, these companies have gradually shifted their branding from idiosyncratic typefaces to remarkably similar sans-serif fonts. This month, a viral tweet from the type studio Oh …

Graphic Design

Solar-powered home slides open to the Australian bush and ocean breezes

This lovely family home isn’t just minimalist in appearance—it also emphasizes minimal landscape impact. Australian firm teeland architects designed …

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

Commuting

What Is Strategic Agility?

As I suggested here and here, the subject of Strategic Agility is important because it’s central to the key business issue: how to make money from Agile? If the Agile movement is only about creating great workplaces for software developers (also important!) but doesn’t generate better business …

Innovation

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

The 10 Healthiest, Tastiest Vegetarian Dinners We've Got

What does eating healthy as a vegetarian look like? We think it's about loading your plate with as many veggies as you can fit, while also ensuring …

Healthy Eating

Fort Keepers Residence / Eek en Dekkers

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> We were commissioned to design the fort keeper’s house back in 2009. Due to organisational changes, the …

10 things successful people do in their first month at a new job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you've decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might think you're in the clear. But people are still watching, which means you still have an opportunity to impress.<p>Read on for 10 things successful people …

Success

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words | Inc.com

We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily language plays.<p>Whether it's a health goal, building a business, or any other goal, success …

Self-improvement

This highly insulated modular home is completely self-sustaining

Going off grid isn’t just for solo meditative retreats—nowadays you can comfortably bring the whole family along. Australian firm Modscape recently …

1735 Can Llimona

Consisting of a 1778 farmhouse and a 1902 Modernist house in Spain, 1735 Can Llimona is a unification of two architecturally unique structures. The …

Architecture

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now | Inc.com

Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile the same way?<p>I have seen plenty of LinkedIn profiles that are either incomplete or …

Employment

Create Café / Nadine Engelbrecht Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Neighbouring residential property which contained an old derelict Pretoria house. The concept proposed …

Café

Tetra Countertop Dishwasher

Ideal for spots that don't have room — or water access — for a traditional dishwasher, the Tetra Countertop Dishwasher has more on its counterparts …

Fish

Roasted Broccoli With Lemon and Parmesan Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss broccoli with 2 tablespoons oil on a rimmed baking sheet; brush cut sides of lemon with remaining 1/2 tablespoon …

Broccoli

Villa Vingt

Neighboring the Le Relais ski resort in Canada, the Villa Vingt is inspired by its sloped plot. The home is nestled into a snowy bank, opening up …

Architecture

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Country Lifestyle

Apartment with Partitions / Casa100 Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The first request made by the resident of this apartment, was to have a minimalist environment, with …

Architecture

5 Ways to Follow a Healthier Diet in 2018

Now that the holidays are drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking healthier again. Research shows that on average, people put on just a pound …

Nutrition

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Leadership

These Keto Recipes All Star 1 of Our Fave Ingredients: Avocados

Avocados have become a dietary staple for a lot of people during the last few years, and why wouldn't they? They're healthy and delicious and can be used in a variety of different dishes and are even allowed on diets like keto and Whole30.<p>The keto diet, which has been buzzing around this year as …

Breakfast

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Self-improvement