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8 Business Practices That Increase Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is on the decline in America: The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that during the fourth quarter of 2014, nonfarm business output increased by 3.2 percent, and hours worked increased by 5.1 percent; but productivity itself</i> …

Time Management

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Southern Ocean

2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 vs. Highway 401

Automation Alley: We visit the future in the semi-autonomous Mercedes-Benz S550 and find that the hereafter looks a lot like Canada.<p>TESTED<p>Here is the exact transcript of a conversation we had outside a rest stop off Highway 401 near London, Ontario, with a man standing next to a white bunny:<p>“Sir, …

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG S Model First Drive

The Big, Fast Easy: Is AMG's Latest Bruiser as Fast as it is Refined?<p>The moment I crested 200 kilometers per hour, I realized how ridiculous the new S63 AMG is. (That’s about 125 of our superior miles per hour.) I was on a rain-slicked section of unrestricted autobahn near Munich, though for all …

Bentley Motors

Volvo Concept Coupe First Look

Pretty is as Pretty Predicts<p>We’ll have to wait another two weeks to know for sure, but one of the prettiest concepts of the Frankfurt auto show is sure to be this Volvo Concept Coup. Yes, you read “pretty” and “Volvo,” snuggled right up together in the same sentence. “It is the prettiest Volvo …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

2013 BMW 740Li xDrive

Efficient Dynamics even Sir S. Duncombe would understand.<p>TESTED<p>Like a one-time college track-and-field champ who has prospered into a bank president, the BMW 7-series is an executive express with varsity roots. It comes by its athleticism naturally, BMW trimming the 7-series with a weight …

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG First Test

You Shall Pass (in TRQV8DR)<p>It’s ridiculous, really. This 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG grand touring roadster, stocked with neck warmers and heated seats, packs more torque than the C6 Corvette ZR1, Shelby Mustang GT500, or Viper TA.<p>Aside from initially being amazed at this phenomenal stat, I …

Darth Vader

2014 Bentley Flying Spur First Drive

Trundling through the Chinese Countryside in Bentley's New Spur<p>We’re not exactly flying through the Chinese countryside in the new Bentley Flying Spur — more like ducking and dodging stacks of bricks, all manner of glacially moving wheeled conveyances, trash bins, and sleeping dogs in the road. …

Automotive Design

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

More power, more carbon fiber, still has a column-mounted shifter.<p>Ask Audi why there’s no RS8, or BMW why there’s no M7, and the answers inevitably will include: <i>There’s not enough of a market for such a car</i>, or, <i>This is not a priority for us</i>, or even, <i>Those customers care about comfort, not</i> …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Delta Millworks guides us through the art of shou sugi ban.<p>Taking …

Architecture

Sensory Overload: How the New Mercedes S-class Sees All – Feature

Cameras <br>Boast the powerful ability to distinguish shapes—say, a stop sign from a pedestrian.<p>Radar <br>Relies on reflected radio waves and the Doppler effect to determine an object’s distance and velocity. Short-range radar offers better resolution and accuracy than long-range radar.<p>Ultrasonic …

Information Overload

360 HQ office / edg Corporation Ltd.

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is the new headquarters of Qihoo 360 Technology Co., ltd. Design Director David Ho binding ‘Large …

The BIG LEGO® House Reveal

The design for BIG’s highly anticipated LEGO® “experience center” - a.k.a. The LEGO® House - has been released! Located in the heart of The Lego …

Green Health City Proposal / Peter Ruge Architekten

Designed to support and promote the condition of physical and emotional human health, the Green Health City proposal by <b>Peter Ruge Architekten</b> is an …

Lexus LS 460L, splendid isolation

What superlatives remain, 24 years after the debut of the Lexus LS, to describe the finer features of this famously fine sedan?<p>Some cars invite the driver to shut off the stereo to listen to the yowl of the engine or the squealing of the tires. The LS invites its driver to shut off the stereo to …

Lexus

Bentley Flying Spur, the quiet killer

Certain brands seem to operate above the fray.<p>There is something deliciously absurd about a 5,445lb lounge accelerating from zero to 60mph in 4.3 seconds.<p>“Competition” as it plays out on a supermarket’s soap aisle is as foreign to them as a dirt farmer in Louis XVI’s court. Bentley, cultivator of a …

Automotive Design