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What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

Graphic: Are you in an unhealthy office relationship? - Washington Post

<b>← Slide to compare offices →</b><p>Air Quality<p>Leaving you gasping<p>“Sick building syndrome” is largely a relic of the 1970s and ’80s, when buildings were sealed for energy efficiency without proper filtration and ventilation. Even now, paint, carpet, furniture, pesticides and cleaning products can emit …

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I know everyone says it buuuuttt….. “Where has the time gone??” Blink. 2016 done and dusted. On reflection it was a huge year for our family. It was …

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How Vancouver Became North America's Car-Free Capital

The city hit a 50 percent “active transit” target, 5 years ahead of schedule. A short film shows how they did it.<p>When it comes to nudging drivers out of cars, Vancouver ranks as North America’s biggest success story. Fully 10 percent of commutes to work are on bikes, far exceeding U.S. and Canadian …

The end of air-conditioning? T3 Architecture Asia turns to bioclimatic architecture - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>Spend five minutes in humid Ho Chi Minh City and you'll probably be running for cover into the nearest air-conditioned refuge.<p>In the Vietnamese city-- and many developing subtropical countries across Asia, such as Indonesia and the Philippines -- air conditioning (AC) …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

8 Ways to Stay Energized When You Didn't Get Enough Sleep

We all know that it is optimal to get 8 hours of sleep per night.<p>The benefits of sleep for our health, happiness, and productivity have been …

Ten Little Habits that Delay Your Happiness

You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. If your habits aren’t helping you, they’re hurting you. Here are a few examples of the latter that will …

Happiness

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

Here's how you can give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up.<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't …

The Top 7 Expenses Startups Waste Their Money On

Want to ensure your startup makes it through year one? Don't waste money on these seven things.<p>It's no secret that entrepreneurs make a lot of mistakes. I've made my fair share that have yielded less-than-desirable results. Those mistakes aren't always bad and it's contributed to my growth as an …

These 12 cities are going all in on renewable energy

A number of cities are ready to step away from fossil fuels.<p>While some cities have already accomplished this goal, others plan to in the near future. Either way, many cities are taking the step towards a more sustainable future.<p>Scroll down to see if your hometown makes our list of cities set to …

Renewable Energy

A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling

Not a natural storyteller? This simple structure can help everyone shape a compelling personal or business narrative.<p>From social media to sales, storytelling is all the rage in business, with experts of all stripes insisting that entrepreneurs need to be able to captivate their audience with a well …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

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How Your Leadership Has to Change as Your Startup Scales

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>When it comes to new tricks, sometimes new dogs are just as hard to teach as old ones. At least, that was what went through my mind as I sat in on a recent senior team meeting at a fast-growing, two-year-old e-commerce company. I winced when Daniel, the 32-year-old CEO, said, …

Five Important Steps to Effective Email Marketing

Don't let your emails go to spam - here's how to make your next email campaign really stand out.<p>Each time a prospect gives your company their personal email address, a contract is formed between you and them. Their role in the contract is to invite you to send them your content. In return, your …

How to Build an Online Community

Any entrepreneur will tell you that fostering customer relationships is key to building a business. In today’s Internet age, creating and …

6 Expert Ways to Make Your Kids Financially Successful for Life

Are you setting up your kids for financial success or failure? The CEO of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide shows you the right path.<p>Many think of teenagers being fiscally irresponsible. Everyone wants their kids to understand the value of money, but somehow, a lot of them never get there. It makes …

20 Percent Will Stop Reading Your Email if You Make This 1 Mistake

Want recipients to read your email? Follow these simple rules.<p>Like it or not, most of your communication with potential customers, business partners, prospective employees, and nearly everyone important to your company goes through email. Yet most of your recipients are drowning in an endless sea …

Taiwan has one of the world's most efficient recycling systems

Taiwan was once known as Garbage Island. Now, it has an impressive recycling rate of 55%.<p>Taiwan doesn’t have garbage day once a week when the …

Using Nature as Inspiration, Architects and Designers Are Building Seattle's Biofuture

Look at that bamboo out there.”<p>Dale Alberda points out the window of NBBJ, the architecture firm where he serves as design principal. One story down …

Seattle

Climate Change Already Having Wide-Ranging Effects On U.S., Report Finds

People are already grappling with drought, heat, flooding, and sea level rise.<p>When it comes to climate change, the future is now; it no longer makes sense to (solely) talk about potential impacts in the future, since it is already having a wide range of effects in the United States, according to a …

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

With help from light that humans can't see<p>Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere, but the polarization is typically not seen by the naked human eye. In a new study from the …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

This Bug-Inspired Rescue Robot Can Bounce Off Walls And Keep Flying

When a robot goes into a dangerous location–a collapsed mine, or an irradiated power plant, for example–it’s likely to run into a lot of obstacles …

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future