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Airbnb’s newest competition is… unique

While the world focuses on IoT home devices like Amazon Echos, an entire new generation of microapartments, container homes, and capusle hotels is …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Harvard Business School

Introvert or Extrovert? Here’s How to Boost Your Productivity

Why our personality types affect the way we work<p>As soon as you step into an office, it’s easy to see that each person has his or her own style of …

1 Tip for Landscape Photography That Opens Up a Whole New World

I have only 1 tip that will hopefully inspire you and help you to improve your landscape photography: use a wide angle (preferably 16mm or wider, …

An Architect's Guide To: Contract Seating

Beehive Cheesecake ~ Recipe

Make the crust: Prepare a 9-inch springform pan with baking spray, and set aside.<p>In a large bowl, add chocolate cookie crumbs and pour in melted …

Racism in Hong Kong: why ‘your English is very good’ is not a compliment, it’s actually very insulting

There are many ways to respond to a compliment, but stab­bing the flatterer is rarely recommended. Yet that was the impulse I once felt when a …

Hong Kong

10 Reasons for not moving to Workday

It’s very tempting to look at any new object that sparkles and shines, and assume that it must have other inherently redeeming qualities. But, as …

Burger King

How 2 Million People Loved MoviePass Nearly to Death

Hannah Wolfe became a MoviePass Inc. member, hit the pricey theaters of New York, and began doing her part to drive the company out of business.<p>Since …

Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel”

<i>Kasia Bogdanska</i><p>You don’t. And you’re also steering the focus away from someone who probably just wants to be heard. Here’s how to be a more …

The Best Lemon Loaf (Better-Than-Starbucks Copycat)

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>This recipe is beyond a long time in the making. I’ve been trying to make this loaf on and off for years.<p>I can’t even …

Autumn in a Jar

Guinness Snickerdoodles

Can’t help it, I have to sneak in another Guinness recipe before St Patrick’s Day. I am only like 1/8th Irish, but really I just like to put beer in …

Craving: Lemon Yogurt Cake

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and …

Lemon Thyme Loaf

Posted on May 30, 2014May 30, 2014<p>Cooking From Loving Home Made<p>I saw this cake on <b>Loving Home Made</b> and after three successive contemplation, I knew I …

Yes, You Should Delete Facebook

I deleted my Facebook a few weeks ago, but it started scaring me last March.<p>A friend and I ran into one of his investors in a café in San Francisco, …

How Did the Big Four Auditors Get $17 Billion in Revenue Growth? Not From Auditing

Consulting is now a cash cow for accounting firms, raising concerns about conflicts of interest<p>Audit firms have a tough job. Some critics think they shouldn’t have a second one.<p>For years, the Big Four accounting firms have pushed into consulting, seeking growth their core auditing businesses …

Consulting

How Framing With Frames Can Give You More Powerful Photographs

Every photograph has a frame. By its very nature, the top, bottom, and sides of a photo, be it digital or printed are the boundaries of our …

Framing

McDonald's is flipping its iconic arches upside down in an unprecedented statement

People driving by a McDonald's in Lynwood, California, might be baffled by an upside-down sign. The golden arches, typically standing as an M, have been flipped over to become a W.<p>But this isn't a bizarre prank or a careless mistake. The upside-down arches are in "celebration of women everywhere," …

McDonald's

Coca-Cola breaks 130-year-old tradition with first alcoholic drink

With its iconic red label and secret recipe, it’s been one of the world’s most famous soft drinks for more than a century. Now, however, Coca-Cola is on the brink of a new chapter – with plans to launch its first alcoholic drink.<p>The company is currently experimenting with the creation of a popular …

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NC Design & Architecture disguises Mrs Pound speakeasy as stamp shop

NC Design & Architecture based the design of this speakeasy in Hong Kong's antiques district on a legend of two star-crossed lovers who secretly …

Hong Kong

The changing face of Airbnb’s millennial China influencers – from fashionistas to bloggers, DJs and videographers

Whether it is to check out the Northern Lights for Chinese New Year or go on a road trip through the American Midwest, Chinese millennials are known …

Chinese New Year

How to launch when everyone’s watching

A hybrid release strategy based on 10 years of trial and error<p>It’s not easy to hear that your product is ugly.<p>Or that it’s confusing and out of …

On Track: 5 Stunning Projects Built with Linear Lighting

Precious Metal: Why Copper Makes Cents in Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects: Masters of Recessed Lighting

What If Amazon Ran Hospitals?

What if Dr. Alexa offered you the next appointment with your doctor in the Amazon Clinic? What if you could buy your prescription drugs in Amazon’s …