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12 Creative and Innovative Tree House Designs

A house is a house: a home a home. If you are fortunate enough to have either, chances are you won’t discriminate against its style. Sometimes, though, fun and unconventional style homes are extremely great to look at, especially tree houses. Not only do they break the mold of traditional architecture, they remind us of childhood tales, and that there is no set way of doing anything. Their aesthetics alone are very inspiring, even if you don’t use them for your own dream tree house ideas.

HemLoft Treehouse

 12 Creative and Innovative Tree House Designs

The HemLoft Treehouse is a quaint, sphere-shaped tree house with bridge-suspended, circular steps that lead up to the door. Unlike other tree houses that build the house notched into a cranny between a branch and the trunk, this house completely surrounds the trunk only. It is complete with windows and even a staircase!

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12 Benefits of Co-working Spaces

Working at home, in a cubicle, or at a café all have their own perks. Working at home allows you the freedom to not have to leave the house, a cubicle helps you to focus on your work, and a café allows private work time in a relaxing environment, plus coffee. However, there are also downsides to these as well: at home, you may succumb to lazy behavior, and in a cubicle one can become antisocial. A café may have all the resources you need, but you may feel it necessary to buy something every time you work.

A co-working space, however, solves all of these problems. Why, you may ask?

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20 Reasons You Should Start Your Business Now!

So you have a dream, but may you be too afraid to pursue it. A dream to start a business can be particularly scary, because in some cases your financial security depends on it. Whether or not you may realize it, thoughts like these are based on fear. After all, your dream is unique and important to you, so you should not push it away. Here are 20 reasons why you should start your business now.

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Do not let fear run your life

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Organize your Brain: The Best Tools for Writers

Here is a very random list of tools and resources you can use when you are writing. There are tools for helping to organize your thoughts, days, your workload, and your research. There are even websites that help you cite, write, fact check, and even organize some help for your work by having others do it for you. Let’s take a look.

InfoPlease

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You can organize your research with InfoPlease. It is a research resource where you can get all your information in one place. It is an almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, biography reference and an atlas all in one place.

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Words of Wisdom: 50 Highly Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Going

 Words of Wisdom: 50 Highly Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Going
Sometimes life will get you down. This post is meant to inspire and motivate you to get up and dust that dirt off your shoulder. No matter where you are in life right now, I promise you that things will get better. Whatever you’re struggling with, I promise that there will be a rainbow after the storm. Just keep your head up and keep moving. To help you do that, here are some incredible quotes. Enjoy!

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Top 5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

If you’re a music lover, it’s most likely that you’ve tried a number of headphones. You’ve gone through one or two fantastic expensive ones, and perhaps quite a few cheap ones you find at convenience shops, and although you’ve found one or two you like, there’s one thing that has always made it difficult for you to feel completely liberated listening to your favorite tracks: wires.

Wires can get stuck on everything, not to mention they get tangled while you aren’t looking. Bluetooth headphones are great because they give you the best of both worlds: they provide the great sound you need with the freedom to move, and here are the very best. You’ll be jamming in no time with these perfect options:

Jabra REVO

Jabra Top 5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

There are many reasons to love the Jabra REVO Bluetooth headphone. The Jabra Bluetooth headphone plays sound in high definition Dolby­­­ Digital Plus using the Jabra sound app, giving you the best sound. Its turntable touch controls make it easy to manage your calls and tracks. Jabra deems the REVO to be life proof, meaning that it’s tough, shatterproof, and constructed for ultimate portability.

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15 Must-Read Books for Web Startups

We could all use a little advice sometimes. When it comes to treading unfamiliar territory while working on your web startup, sometimes it’s best to learn from the experts. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the more successful you can become. By reading from other people’s successes (and failures), you’ll know what works well in the world of entrepreneurship and what might be a total flop. If you’re looking to glean a little wisdom or just prepare yourself for the road ahead, these fifteen books will get you started on a path to success.

1. My Start-Up Life by Ben Casnocha

My Start Up Life by Ben Casnocha 15 Must Read Books for Web Startups

What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley by Ben Casnocha: Ben first discovered his ability to craft a business from his own ideas at the young age of 12. Since then, he’s created his own start-up and this book tells his story of the way up. He has practical experience for turning your ideas into reality.

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How to Network Within The Design Industry

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Networking in any field is an important aspect of building and growing your career path. The creative industry of design and art can be quite cutthroat and competitive, which means that having a fantastic portfolio may not be enough to get professional designers to notice you. Don’t worry though, knowing how to network and learning how to include it into your everyday life, is what will set you apart from the designers who don’t take time to network.

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5 Awesome Laptop Stands for Your Office

We all love our laptops. They are small, convenient, powerful, life saving, and our daily source of entertainment. Finishing all of the work you need to complete is so much easier when you have the mobility to take your work anywhere. And when you can take your work anywhere, you can work for longer. Often, however, we spend hours upon hours sitting hunched over our computer, and as amazing as they are, working on them ends up being the cause of our painful back and neck aches.

When you already have to finish your work that requires so much time and effort, you don’t want to feel its effects on your body as well. The best way to prevent these body aches is through the use of a laptop stand. Laptop stands are stands that usually place your laptop higher up, easing your back and preventing you from bending over any longer. They vastly improve ergonomics, too. There are many on the market, and these are some of the best:

mStand Laptop Stand

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The mStand Laptop Stand is one of the sleekest laptop stands on the market. Made out of a single, slim piece of aluminum, the mStand raises your laptop to eye level (5.9 inches), a height comparable to the iMac. And because it is so slim, its appearance is not clunky whatsoever and does not distract. It is compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and other similar computers with a depth less than 10.4 inches. Its silver color blends perfectly with silver computers. It even has the same sand blasted finish that matches Apple notebooks. It has a tilt design that brings the screen closer. Because the computer is raised, it also improves airflow, making sure the computer does not get too hot. This elegant stand could be just what you need.

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Everything’s a Copy, But You Should Still Embrace Your Voice

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Whatever your creative goal – be it to pen a Pulitzer prize winning novel, shoot an Oscar winning movie, or paint a masterpiece – it’s important to remember that you are constantly surrounded by outside influences. You read, you watch movies, and you examine art. Each of these mediums, with their wide variety of style and voice, influence your life and your creativity.

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Free Download: Nature Photo Pack (25 High Resolution Images)

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Today I’m releasing the Nature Photo Pack. In the zipped file you will find 25 beautiful stock photos. Use them commercially and personally. These images are perfect for backgrounds, headers, web sites, apps, articles, blogs or presentations. The only limit is your imagination.

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Winning Back Customers You Lost Before

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Every business organisation, no matter how successful, has lost customers in the past. This could be due to any of a myriad of reasons, from a poor customer service experience that’s left the customer disenchanted, to discovering they’ve been paying more than they should have for the products and/or services they’ve purchased.

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30 Groovy Carpets and Rugs for Your Home

Are you tired of that old worn out rug on your beautiful hardwood floor? Did you keep it for so long because it was a family heirloom?

Well, if you have not shopped for a new rug in a while, you will be amazed at the beautiful new designs that are available. The different sizes, patterns, colors, and designs are too many to count. You can even have one designed to specifically match your furniture, wallpaper, bed linen or your beautifully colored draperies. A new rug can give any room a bright and cheerful appearance, one that you just can’t wait to show off to your friends and family.

Rugs can be designed with an odd shape or size to fit any area whether it is small, misshaped, or very large. If you want you can choose a design that is related to your favorite vacation destination, movie theme, favorite pet, or even a national monument. You may even to choose to hang your brand new rug on a wall. Show off that awesome new rug by hanging it behind your sofa or bed, all you need to do is be creative.

Here are thirty groovy carpets and rugs for you inspiration. Enjoy!

After Matisse Rug by Sonya Winner

After Matisse Rug by Sonya Winner 30 Groovy Carpets and Rugs for Your Home

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9 Free Tools To Help Get Newbie Freelancers Started

If you don’t already do freelance work, chances are you will within the next few years. Full-time jobs are on the decline. Companies have laid of millions of employees and have no plans to re-hire for those positions. When they need work done, they’ll hire freelancers.

This can be both a blessing and a curse for people seeking worse. Freelance opportunities and wages are increasing, so people who seek work can certainly find it. At the same time, it’s difficult to get started. Becoming a freelancer is akin to starting a new business. You need to spend money up front for the proper tools. But how can you spend money that you don’t have? It’s not as though a bank will give you a loan to start a freelance career.

(Nor should you ask the bank for money in this situation, but that’s a topic for an entirely different post.)

The best solution is to take advantage of the best free tools the web has to offer. Many of these are not your best solution in the long run. But they will provide you with adequate services in the short term. Try these nine free tools to get a jump start on your career without going into debt.

Project Management: Workflowy

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Everyone has a favorite to-do list. The problem: to-do lists don’t work. You feel a sense of accomplishment merely for typing out the list. This sense of satisfaction can decrease your motivation to actually check off the items on the list. Then, later in the day, when you haven’t accomplished anything, you feel a sense of shame. How in the world is this productive?

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25 Creative Sink Designs #19 Is Incredible!

When it comes to designing your bathroom or kitchen, whether you’re planning a few changes or a complete overhaul; if you’re aiming for a sleek, modern look or something fun and artistic; or if your goal is to incorporate ecologically-friendly fixtures, the numerous sink choices available to consumers these days ensure that no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a perfect sink for you.

Whatever your preferred aesthetic, the clever, creative, and beautiful designs available today guarantee you’ll find just the sink to fit your needs! Below you will find twenty-five creative sink designs meant to inspire you. Enjoy!

1. Circular Water Station Island by KWC

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