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How to Leverage the Brand-Building Power of Private Facebook Groups

Stay connected to your audience as your page's organic reach continues to decline.<p>Facebook has not been kind to brand pages in the past few years. In a survey of 3,000 publishers, SocialFlow found that organic reach dropped 42 percent in the first six months of 2016, partly due to algorithm changes …

Marketing

5 Huge Life Lessons I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

We end up spending most of our lives living up to the wrong things.<p><i>What are some huge life lessons you've learned that you would want to tell your younger self? originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Quora

I talked to Mark Zuckerberg about his manifesto on the future of Facebook (and the rest of us)

“The question is, do we come together more or reverse course and separate.”<p>It was pretty clear once I got on the phone last night with Mark Zuckerberg that he has become of late very, how shall we put it, <i>woke</i>.<p>“No one single event triggered this,” said the Facebook CEO and co-founder in an …

Social Media

Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels built for yoga teacher

If you have a passing knowledge of Greek mythology, then you might have heard of the Minotaur or the beautiful Greek island of Crete, home of the …

Articles about two tiny cabins chose simplicity over size on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.<p>Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives …

Hitotomori completes small house with a custom-made plywood interior

A wooden structure and hand-built joinery are left exposed throughout the interior of this compact house in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, by architecture …

Architecture

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Articles about san diego teaches us how micro living can thrive on Dwell.com - Dwell

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.<p>When I first moved to San Diego a few years ago, I saw this very black Porsche 356 regularly driving about.<p>Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly …

96 Sq. Foot Finnish Micro-Cabin Built Small To Forego Permits

The image of a secluded cabin in the woods recalls the simple, idealistic idyll of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, free of the impositions of society. …

Solen Vinklar / David Blaikie Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Background<p>Our clients have a strong affinity with Scandinavia – Mrs Penman is Swedish. Their children …

Design

Unreal Visualizations: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of Rendering with a Video Game Engine

In recent years, we've reached a point where visualizations have become all-prevalent in the architectural profession. Whether we like it or not, …

Game Development

Google and Lenovo's 3D-scanning smartphone costs less than $500

Google and Lenovo have partnered to create a smartphone that uses the Project Tango platform, meaning your little handheld computer will be able to read the physical world to overlay digital information and objects on it. The phone will launch in summer 2016, and while the industrial design isn't …

Augmented Reality

Architizer

Articles about 4 stunning polycarbonate designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Are you planning to remodel your bedroom? Check out these beautiful designs and get inspired.<p>A new exhibition on poster design opens May 8, 2015, at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's …

Articles about house week budget friendly box home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap …

Intel and Google want your phone to see in 3D

Intel's RealSense camera tech can sense and scan three-dimensional objects, while Google's Project Tango sensors are adept at motion tracking and 3D-mapping. It just makes sense for the two to come together, which is exactly what was announced today at Intel's Developer Forum. The two have …

Architizer

What These 6 Entrepreneurs Learned From Their Biggest Mistakes

As a business owner, learning from what you've done wrong can help prevent the same problems from occurring in the future.<p><i>We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>to share the lessons they learned after some of their biggest misses in business.</i><p><b>Define Roles Clearly</b><p>"After we hired our …

Entrepreneurship

Product Review - G2 Bottle Cutter

Edit this post<p>I love upcycling and using old items to make new things. Newspaper, magazines, plastic bags, clothing. You name it. It's like making …

Top 10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs to Learn Personal Finance From

Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental resources.<p>Sometimes it can be hard for entrepreneurs to find the time for anything outside of work. Building a business takes a lot of work and mental …

Entrepreneurship

Ladders lead to capsule-sized bedrooms in Koyasan Guesthouse by Alphaville

Bedrooms the size of a single mattress are slotted two-high into the walls of this wooden guesthouse in Japan by Alphaville, which takes its cues …

When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types

Image file types are confusing to many people, but the Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG infographic from WhoIsHostingThis? Is here …