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8 movies to stream on international women’s day

on netflix<p>This Sunday is International Women's Day. We like to celebrate women every single day, though, so we're going to observe this holiday by watching (or re-watching) movies. Specifically, movies about strong women, being played by strong women. So fire up your Netflix account, check out one …

Marion Cotillard

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

Headphones

The Quietest Place In America Is One Square Inch In Olympic National Park

As travelers, we're always looking for places to unplug, unwind and totally disconnect from the hectic world we live in. Away from human buzz, we're able to get in touch with ourselves while truly getting away.<p>So apparently, <b>we should head to this single square inch of land in Olympic National Park</b> …

Caught in a Cake-War Crossfire

The world is a confusing place to live. It’s hard to be a Christian, not just because following Jesus requires a transformation of the heart, but …

Faith

The Genuine Conflict Being Ignored in the Duck Dynasty Debate

An evangelical Christian points out that there is, in fact, a tension between orthodox Christianity and homosexuality. Saying otherwise robs American society of an honest debate about how to reconcile sexual tolerance with religious tolerance.<p>Until recently, I had never seen A&E’s hit series <i>Duck</i> …

This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

Concept Design

How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks

People generally hate failing but creativity requires it, so how can you persuade your team to tolerate risk? Try a 'failure metric.'<p>By now it’s a truism that if you want more creativity from your team you have to make sure they’re comfortable taking risks and failing. But, of course, most people …

Entrepreneurship

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions

Try 'zig-zagging' into these conversations to generate ideas and extend your influence.<p>The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of …

Creativity

Smart Leaders Have Protégés

Just how important protégés are to a powerful person was made clear to me by this question, told to me by a Fortune 100 CEO. When choosing his direct reports, he asks: “How many blazing talents have you developed over the years and put in top positions across the company, so that if I asked you to …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not …

Employment

22 Things Under $100 That Every Man Should Have In His Closet

Getting dressed was easy as a kid: you had an infinite array of t-shirts, you could wear shorts whenever you wanted and somehow there was no time or place in which sneakers were not appropriate.<p>Now you're a grown-up, and things are more difficult, especially if you're a guy. How do you dress like a …

Stop Using the Bible

The meeting was more tense than I expected. One elder at our church was frustrated that people weren’t putting value in the Bible studies that were …

Bible

Dell out-retinas Apple with high-resolution XPS 15 laptop

The Dell XPS 15, with its record-resolution screen.<p>If you're a Windows user but still covet Apple's ultra-sharp "Retina display" screens, Dell has introduced a new laptop with a display that beats those on Apple's MacBooks.<p>The new Dell XPS 15 has a 15.6-inch display with 3200x1800 pixels — which …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

Terraces, Gardens and Sweeping Views: Courtyard House in Seattle

Opening up towards terraces, gardens and sweeping views, the Courtyard House envisioned by DeForest Architects inspires a genuine holiday feel. The …

The Neighborhood: Georgetown, Seattle

Even as downtown Seattle goes increasingly sleek, bohemia lives on in Georgetown.<p>Wedged between railroad tracks and Boeing Field, where 737 jets get painted and tested for flight, this blue-collar manufacturing hub dates to 1851 (the city’s oldest residential zone).<p>In recent years, its old …

'Corpse flower' attracts thousands to Washington garden

WASHINGTON — It seems a more fitting subject for an Edgar Allan Poe story: a towering maroon blossom that emits the odor of rotting flesh.<p>Up to 20,000 visitors packed the U.S. Botanic Garden on Monday to catch a whiff of the rare titan arum bloom, also known as the corpse flower, before the …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

The 5 Best Barbecue Joints In The Austin Area

Lucky for us, the towns near Austin boast some of the finest barbecue in the country. Here are Zagat readers' four favorite places to go to for some BBQ grub outside of Austin, plus one favorite in town (no list would be complete without Franklin).

How important is music for learning languages?

Everyone has their own favorite ways to learn a language. The thing that works for me a lot is music! It works amazing and it is a lot of fun:)<p>One of …

Language Learning

Are you talking to your child in your native language?

As a multilingual mother of bilingual children, I am finding myself shocked and confused at the number of parents I run into who have chosen not to …

Language Learning

Are Polish drivers crazy or accidents are caused by bad roads?

The headline stories on one of the Polish papers on June 13th made typical reading. Four people killed when their car ploughed into a shop; five dead …

Roads

Very Smart And Creative Use Of Space In A 29 Square Meter Apartment

Mini apartments with total floor areas of 20 or 30 square meters are usually considered too small to be comfortable and buyers tend to ignore just …

Interior Design

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More Than a Spork: All-in-One Utensil Includes Chopsticks

Awkward to use and less than visually appealing, sporks have never managed to find a permanent place in most silverware drawers. Will this weird …

OMG, I Want This House: Manhattan

Made in Manhattan<p>Suffer from apartment envy? Wait until you see this New York townhouse where art and modern design are entwined.<p>06.21.13 2:25 PM …

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