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12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

A remote Amazonian tribe could fundamentally change our understanding of language

Deep in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, linguists are trying unravel the structure of a tribal language that might be radically different than any …

Linguistics

Irish county becomes first in English speaking world to make Passive House standard mandatory

There are perhaps a hundred and fifty Passive Houses in America today. The super-efficient building standard is big in Europe but a niche product in …

Green Living

WikiLeaks Just Published 'Mostly Highly Classified Documents' About NSA Bugs

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks operation has published a series of secret documents about the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugging foreign …

Best Buy's e-cycle program is ambitious, successful and financially unsustainable

In 2009, Best Buy began an electronics recycling program that has since become the centerpiece of the retail giant’s sustainability effort. To date, the retailer has accepted junky gadgets and appliances from anyone – not just customers – for free. But it now appears the popular program isn’t as …

Sustainability

34 Wonderful Products For People Who Hate Clutter

Nobody ever said "I regret organizing my house."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Remote Controls

Artist Dedicates His Life to Preserving Traditional Japanese Art of Wooden Sculpture Floats

Japanese artist Yosuke Yamamoto (also known as yosuke.horiyo) wields his carving chisel as though it were an extension of his own arm. From an early age, Yamamoto was awakened to the art of wood carving, watching the thrilling danjiri parade from the sidelines in his hometown of Osaka, Japan. …

Art

Concrete Viewing Platform in Norway Looks Brutal, Offers Beautiful Views

While a series of new glass viewing towers and bridges at tourist sites and parks across the world have captured travelers's attention, Norwegian architecture practice Code decided to take a different route when envisioning a new viewing platform. After winning a contest to design Utsikten, a …

Transitional Home Showcases Innovative Materials, Methods

This contemporary residence in Kansas City, Mo., was built by <b>Hufft Projects</b> to showcase the studio’s work and test prototypes. Covering 3,000 square …

Interior Design

InfinityPV HeLi-on: World’s Most Compact Solar Charger and Battery Bank In One

<b>HeLi-on</b> from InfinityPV offers you world’s most compact solar charger that fits into your pocket, and even better, the solar panel can be rolled out …

Industrial Design

Urban Balcony Decor Shops : De Balkonie

De Balkonie is a new decor boutique in Amsterdam entirely dedicated to the urban apartment dweller looking to decorate their balcony. The first store …

8 Ways to Decorate Your Rental (Without Leaving a Mark)

If you live in a rental property, you've probably learned to make peace with a certain amount of interior imperfection. Many landlords place strict …

4. Yoshida Brothers (‰”…„Ÿ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CzD0GBD-4 The Yoshida Brothers are, unsurprisingly, two brothers named Yoshida Ryoichiro and Yoshida Kenichi. They …

The Ultimate 'Game of Thrones' Travel Guide

Daenarys and Khal Drogo’s wedding scenes were filmed at the stunning Azure Window in Malta.

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

Personal Finance

Before You Grumble About Not Having Enough Time, Check If You Have These 8 Time-Wasting Habits

For many of us these days it seems like we have thousands of things to do and never enough time to get to them all. No matter how many things we get …

Time Management

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

Don't Let Bad Credit Keep You From Starting a Business

<i>By Benjamin Pimentel</i><p>You have a great idea for a small business based on a promising market opportunity. You're ready to take the plunge.<p>But there's a problem: money. You don't have any. Neither do you have savings nor potential investors to tap. And your credit is in such bad shape that a loan from …

Articles about 6 modern houses portland on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the …

Prefab Homes

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

Urban Agriculture

Watching These Calligraphers Work Will Soothe Your Soul

Their beautiful handwriting is incredibly mesmerizing – and the messages often poignant.<p>If you think of calligraphy as an outdated practice, think again. Modern calligraphers are taking to Instagram to show off their beautiful hand lettering (and some even give tutorials). The repetitive motions of …

OBBA built this affordable 538-square-feet daylit house in Seoul for a newlywed couple and their cats

Instead of taking the conventional route and renting an expensive apartment within a multi-house unit in Seoul, a couple of newlyweds decided to …

Living Rooms

Harvard Law students debate whether people protesting racism at Yale are 'fascists'

Bill Barlow, a third-year law student at Harvard, wrote an op-ed calling certain Yale protesters "fascists."<p>"This recent movement of university students to use administrative procedures to punish speech with which they disagree should be called by its rightful name: proto-fascism," Barlow wrote in …

Another Thing 'Master Of None' Nails: Immigrant Decor

"Master of None" has the first mainstream depiction of the under-furnished, somewhat kitschy decor common to many Asian-American residences.<p>via GIPHY<p>Aziz Ansari's new show "Master of None" has been getting justifiable raves since its first season dropped on Netflix last week.<p>The show resonates with …

Master of None

The Seinfeld Solution: How the Top 1 Percent Actually Makes Progress

Productivity sucks.<p>For one, it's hard. I mean, let's face it -- every single time I sit down to "get something done," it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was just me. I thought that maybe there was some malfunction in my brain that made it physically impossible for me to focus on …

Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%: Study

Open any magazine (this one, for example) and you’ll find that mindfulness has gone mainstream. You’ll also notice there are studies that purport to …

Bicycle Storage Solutions

The Saris The Show Off. Photo courtesy of Saris.<p>Anyone who owns a bike will at some point need to think about bicycle storage. As much as we’d love …