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How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Interior Design

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Interior Design

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Interior Design

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Interior Design

Brilliant bamboo house uses ground water for natural cooling

This experimental bamboo home is helping to set the pace for sustainable growth in China. Milan-based Studio Cardenas designed Energy Efficient …

4 modern home designs that have everything you need! (+ floor plans)

If you want gorgeous good looks, luxury touches, practicality, pretty gardens and even a garage for your home, you might think that you are making a …

Living Rooms

How to Lay Out a Tiny, 330-Square Foot Studio Apartment

We love a teeny apartment, and we especially love a teeny apartment that proves that you can have it all in a small space: a cozy bedroom nook, …

Small Spaces

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

Carry a tune: seven of the best portable Bluetooth speakers

Armed with a solid playlist, we test the quality of a selection of speakers with claims to superior sound fidelity<p>Every reputable audio brand now offers portable Bluetooth speakers, alongside swaths of Amazon-fodder with names such as iClutch and The Broozr. The latter are very cheap and are …


Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?

Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work<p>When he got the letter after Christmas saying he was entitled to an unconditional income of €560 (£478) a month, Mika Ruusunen couldn’t believe his luck. “At first I …


Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Show me what I want to see<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then …


This Scandinavian Design Trend Is Proven to Boost Happiness

<i>Hygge</i> might have been the décor buzz word of 2016, but this year, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our …

Home Decorating

6 key tips for keeping hackers out of your smart home

If forecasts and research firms have it right, pretty much everything in your home might soon be connected to the internet, from your fridge to your …

How to stop arguing and actually change someone's mind on social media

There are ways to get your point across more effectively. Avoid shouting into the abyss and follow these steps to become a master persuader<p>Whenever a major story breaks in the social media age, from the supreme court judgement on article 50 to the news that roast potatoes can apparently cause …

Social Media

Friend zone: why we all long to belong

Relationships – especially close ones – are crucial, says Emily Esfahani Smith, which is why loneliness is so pernicious<p>We all need to feel understood, recognised and affirmed by our friends, family and romantic partners. We all need to find our tribe.<p>Research has shown that among the benefits that …


How Micro-Interactions Drive User Engagement

Modern businesses need to stay constantly relevant to their consumer bases if they want to survive, and one of the best methods for doing that is …

UI Design

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

How Do Infrastructure and Economic Growth Influence One Another?

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

A few thoughts on airline seating

The grand old topic of Airline Seating really does seem to stir up emotions; and I am sure this post will contribute to that.<p>For years now, many …

Inside Hong Kong's top boutique hotels | CNN Travel

Hong Kong (CNN) — Hong Kong has some of the glitziest hotels in the world, all offering plenty of ways to live lavishly.<p>But if your tastes run to more understated comfort, you might want to skip the bling of the five-star classics and opt for something quieter.<p>Enter the city's many boutique …


These modular, stackable football fields are popping up all over London

Sports will always be a primary pastime for folks all over the world, especially in densely populated cities. But as the demand for spectator events …

Why class won’t go away

The vote to leave the EU was said to be a protest by a despairing working class that had been ‘left behind’. But was anyone really listening?<p>Something has gone wrong in Britain, and the EU referendum result showed us – or at least, those of us who weren’t already aware – what it is. The campaign …

Ed Miliband

Iceland election could propel radical Pirate party into power

Party founded by activists and hackers four years ago on course to either win or finish a close second on Saturday<p>A party that favours direct democracy, complete government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the …


How to declutter your home when you have no time

Decluttering expert Vicky Silverthorn shares her tips on getting the job done.<p>Is it fair to say the majority of us spend our days rushing around, …