Angela Pitsch

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Plant winter flowers to help bees survive till spring, Government urges

People should install evergreen plants in window boxes and allow sections of their gardens to grow wild to help bees survive the winter, the Government has urged.<p>Experts are calling for a nationwide effort to protect the threatened species during the cold months, including boosting food supplies by …

The Pixel phone is exactly what we wanted, so of course we’re unhappy

What sort of unobtainium did we expect anyway?<p>There’s a curious dynamic in human psychology whereby as things improve, we sometimes complain about them even more. Respected international philanthropist Mo Ibrahim noted this with respect to Africa in an interview this week: as governance and the …

How to build a simple, smarter lawn sprinkler system for less

As any suburban homeowner knows, one of the biggest challenges to lawn care is proper lawn watering. Unless you're committed to spending hours each week on hose duty, tackling this chore is a tall order. You can splurge thousands on an underground irrigation system, but if that's out of the …

The Magic of Motivating Employees

I was facilitating a leadership program in Ohio. A manager in the back row raised his hand and said "I have a question I can't figure out. How do I motivate my people? They don't do what I tell them to do. " I get this question all the time, it is the number one question I get as I travel around …

Team Building

3 subtle ways you're stealing time from yourself every day

Suddenly, you realize you're not nearly as far down on your to-do list as you planned to be.<p>You think: <i>Ugh, who's stealing all my time?</i> But let's get real: No matter how busy you are, the only person sapping your productivity is <i>you</i>.<p>The truth is, it's easy to get into routines where you mindlessly …

Productivity

Does Your LinkedIn Profile Quickly Answer Four Key Recruiter Questions?

Using social media is now indispensable to the savvy job recruiter. According to Jobvite’s 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, the results of which were published September 2015, 92% of those surveyed reported using social media as part of their process, and of those 92%, 87% relied on LinkedIn.<p>Based on …

3 Tips to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great

Good marriages are healthy marriages. They’re built on a foundation of love, trust, safety, commitment and respect. Great marriages have these …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Truly Successful People Never Compromise on These 6 Things

Successful people do their deep work early in the day, when most people are still fast asleep.<p><i>How do smart and successful people maintain sanity and manage their time, career, and lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

Success

Managing a Powerful Work Force: Performance Analytics, Not Time Tracking

In the future, not everyone will work on-demand, but time tracking and hourly billing will give way to real-time performance analytics. Think Uber ratings for projects.<p>During the Collision Conference, I had a distinct pleasure of meeting and speaking with Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone …

What not to say to a child with mental health issues

Parents can now turn to a new resource to help them navigate through what they should and shouldn't say if their kids are depressed or are faced with …

4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion

As a parent, you want your children to be successful. But have you ever considered your personal definition of success? Although society typically …

Mindfulness

Native Perennials for a Shade Garden: 9 Favorites for Cold Climates

A walk in local woods, mountains, or native-conscious park can be inspirational for a gardener who has been dealt a shady hand. Indigenous American …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

These lamps let you grow plants anywhere - even in windowless rooms

The Mygdal Plantlamp allows you to grow plants anywhere – no sunlight required. Whether you’re stuck in an office cubicle, basement, or rainy city, …

Focal Points in Your Garden

Often the only difference between a nice garden and a great garden is the simple use and addition of <b>garden focal points</b>. Something that draws our …

11 Freelance Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Freelancing seems to be the new "in" thing. Whether you're considering going freelance full-time or using it to supplement your income, choosing your …

Employment

How to Restore Furniture

With a little work, some stain, and a respirator, that old dresser in the basement can earn its way back upstairs.<p>1. Find the Right Piece<p>You don't want to buy a fixer-upper that's going to cost a fortune to restore, and you don't want to invest time and money in something that was never that great …

Gluten Free No Bake Energy Bites ~ 31 Days of Healthy Snack Recipes

There’s not much to say about these babies…other than get the recipe now, get them made and into the fridge before the kids get home!• <b>See the full</b> …

This Amazing Makeup Artist Uses Her Hijab to Transform Into Disney Characters

Instagram makeup artist Queen of Luna is here to start your Friday off right with some amazing makeup transformations. The Malaysian artist (whose real name is Saraswati) uses her hijab and her impressive makeup skills to completely transform herself into everyone's favorite Disney characters.<p>In …

Raring to grow? How to get your gardening year under way

If you begin with some weather-wise tasks, you can sow your way into a great start for 2016<p>After mild weather, it’s easy to be lulled into thinking we’re over the worst that winter can throw at us. However, late winter and early spring can see temperatures plummet: according to the Met Office, in …

21 Kitchen Upgrades That You Can Actually Do Yourself

Including options for renters!

22 Moments Every Cat Owner Has Experienced

Is it a cat or is it an unwanted alarm clock?

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

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Raised beds are the ultimate in no-till gardening. Because you are literally constructing a bed from the ground up, there's no need to dig into the soil to remove lawn and weeds. Instead, put down a thick layer of newspapers to kill the grass, and lay soil and other amendments on top. Over time, …

Musical Posters Combine Graphic Design with Synths and Theremins

And one of Trapped in Suburbia's posters even explodes.<p><i>Sound Poster 4.0. Images courtesy of Trapped in Suburbia</i><p>In 2013 we covered Trapped in Suburbia's very first <i>Sound Poster</i>— an engaging visual work that responded to human touch and created synth-like abstract sounds. But since <i>Sound Poster 1.0,</i> …