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The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

This Treehouse in Cape Town, South Africa Is a Sight to Behold

Wait until you see the gorgeous rooftop.<p>Even though this South African home isn't <i>technically</i> a treehouse, it might as well be. A local firm named Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was tasked with creating a modern, cabin-like abode on a tree-rich property. The results: This home, which …

Gorgeous Japanese-inspired reading nook breathes new life into a Frank Gehry-designed home

A slice of reading heaven has been inserted into this Frank Gehry-designed home in Los Angeles’ Sawtelle Japantown. Local studio Dan Brunn …

Before and After Bathroom Makeovers Photos

A bathroom renovation can be a big undertaking, but it can also make a dramatic difference in the feel and resale value of your home. But before you start any complex and costly project, it’s best to begin with some research and inspiration. We’ve gathered 13 incredible bathroom makeovers that show …

Don’t just dream for success. Dare to work for it!

Success eludes those who are not willing to come out of their comfort zone. As a matter of fact, we all dream of success. We all think of success. We …

Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn’t transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an educated guess based on other imagery. But augmented reality may offer a third way.<p>A pair of …

Luxury jets whisk VIPs in flying palaces | CNN Travel

(CNN) — A contemporary-style bedroom with a touch of classical elegance, complete with king-size bed and designer furniture, Champagne at the ready and magnificent panoramic views.<p>It could be a five-star hotel suite, but this is actually the cabin of a soon-to-be-launched Airbus A330 VIP, nothing …

Aerospace

Vibrant Fashion Photography by Jake Hicks

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Jake Hicks</b> is a talented freelance photographer currently based in London, UK. Jake shoots a lot …

Photography

9 Smart Design Ideas I'd Love To Have At Home

I have been living in the Swiss city of Basel for some time now. Just a few months ago, I moved from a student dorm to an unfurnished flat with two friends, and went through the complete ordeal of furniture hunting,planning,transporting it and setting it all up.I think by the end of it all, we …

16 Powerful TED Talks That Will Dramatically Improve Your Presentation Skills

Want to deliver better presentations? Learning by example -- especially from outstanding TED Talks -- can sometimes be the best way to learn.<p>You may not be delivering a TED Talk, but still. You want to captivate your audience. You <i>need</i> to captivate your audience. (Here's looking at you, Colonel …

Mounting your TV on a post is the minimalist solution you've been looking for

Designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects.<p>Are you a minimalist who just can’t stand the thought of a bulky TV stand? Do you lack wall space but still need …

5 All-White Training and Running Shoes for Men

Adidas Ultra Boost<p>Slide on these lightweight Adidas Ultra Boosts to experience a natural ride (where it doesn't even feel like your feet are strapped …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Pomodoro Technique

Google Demonstrates the Future of Smartphone Photography in 5 Words

Okay Google, eject the camera.<p>Five little words followed by a small ‘pop’ from the prototype phone sitting on the table in front of him, and Google’s …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Health Industry is 'Ripe for Simplicity and a New View'

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke this morning at Startup Fest Europe, a festival geared towards helping startups grow, where he gave some sage business advice and shared some insight into Apple's future plans in the television and healthcare industries.<p>Some of Cook's most interesting comments were on …

Discover the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Custom Cameras of Dora Goodman

Dora Goodman‘s hand-crafted custom cameras are beautiful… there’s no other way to put it. Built on top of fully-functioning classic cameras, she …

Review: Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2, audiophile-grade earphones on a budget

One of the things I love most about the modern tech industry is that so many lesser-known companies are building great gear for a fraction of the cost of the big-name brands. One such example is British company, Rock Jaw Audio. Its flagship product, the Alfa Genus V2, is an incredibly versatile and …

Audiophile

The Intentionally Anonymous Brand That Wants to Take Over Your Closet

It’s their Basic Right.<p>Freddie Cowan, guitarist for the band The Vaccines, was in a position most guys can relate to. He was in search of some new threads and, at first, couldn't find anything in his style lane. "I had trouble finding the things that I wanted," he says. "And then I started getting …

Want to Be Extraordinarily Persuasive? Start by Banning These 3 Weak Words

Hint: It's your fear that holds you back from convincing others.<p>We all want to look professional, be more successful, and learn the linguistic tricks that can help us get there quickly.<p>Here's some advice that will help. It revolves around three words.<p>Quick story: My wife's uncle had a successful …

New York Times

A Harvard Business School professor shares 3 ways to win a negotiation before you even start talking

Since I'm always looking for the crucial tools that empower people to succeed, this caught my eye.<p>Negotiating is an Achilles heel for many, but it's a key part of most situations. So how can we better prepare to take control of the game and win it?<p>Professor Malhotra is a seasoned negotiator who has …

Leadership

How I Flew First Class to 13 Countries Without Buying Tickets

How to fly around the world for free with travel hacking and manufactured spend<p>In the last 2 years, I've flown to at least 13 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, all in first or business class.<p>Here's the catch: I never bought tickets to any of those places.<p>So how did I manage to do this?<p>…

Deep-set windows maintain privacy for overlooked Gangnam residence by OBBA

Cutaways in the brick facade of this family home by Seoul studio OBBA provide views over a small walled garden in the city's high-density Gangnam …

Meet Megan Williams, the Model With a Weakness for Instagram and David Beckham

Model Megan Williams shows off the stunning looks that made her a Guess model seven times over.

David Beckham

15 Beautiful (and Tastefully Naked) Women We Love

Including Kate Upton, Mila Kunis, and Emilia Clarke.<p>Through the years, we've had the honor of speaking to (and photographing) women, some of whom we've named the Sexiest Women Alive. Read on for their life advice, their stories, and their jokes.<p>Emilia Clarke<p><b>The Gorgeous Balance of Emilia Clarke:</b> …

Alison Brie

Sofija Milosevic Is the Only Reason We're On Instagram Right Now

<i>We find ourselves scrolling through Instagram fairly often—in the checkout line at the grocery store, riding the train, at weddings, whenever we get a free moment, really. And every so often, we like to shout out those Instagrammers we particularly like. Here, we give you model Sofija Milosevic,</i> …

Machu Picchu

The 17 Most Memorable VMA Moments of All Time

From Madonna's scandalous "Like a Virgin" performance to "I'mma let you finish...," these are the highlights that stuck with us through 31 years of awards. We can only imagine what this year's ceremony and host Miley Cyrus have in store...<p><b>1) Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" as a less-than-virginal</b> …

Front Entry Doors That Make A Strong First Impression

The front entry door is the first hint one gets about the style preferred by someone before entering their home. The door can tell a lot bout a …

22 of the best armchairs

A ubiquitous item in almost every interior, armchairs can be most striking pieces in your home. Here is a selection of our favourites right now.