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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Timber shutters conceal windows and doors at Aketuri Architektai's Lithuanian lakeside retreat

The owners of this Lithuanian holiday cottage can open large shutters incorporated into the timber-clad facades to transform the completely closed …

The (Sometimes Unintentional) Subtext of Digital Conversations

Different people have different ideas about what it means to sign an email “XOXO,” what you should use Facebook for, and how long you can wait before texting back.<p>The meanings we glean in conversation are often, maybe mostly, not found in the words spoken, but in how they’re said, and in the spaces …

Social Media
Advertising

Jordanbad Sauna Village / Jeschke Architektur&Planung

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The former outdoor sauna huts of Jordanbad in Biberach, Germany, were supposed to be replaced by a new, …

Robot uses stacked spiky particles to build groundbreaking ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015

Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart used 30,000 spiky components and a robot to create a pavilion described as the "first …

Engineering

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

House 36 / Matthias Bauer Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Combining a stone cavern with a glass house, the building is shaped like a mountain crystal. The …

Pitch Your A/E/C Startup Idea with 10 Slides - AEC Business

Are you preparing a presentation on your great business idea or startup? Here’s a checklist for a ten-slide presentation. I’ve collected this …

Honeymoon retreat by Andrew Patterson nestles on shoreline of a New Zealand peninsula

This tiny stone cottage by Patterson Associates provides a remote honeymoon retreat on the rugged coast of a New Zealand peninsula (+ …

New Zealand

How World War II Sparked The Scandinavian Design Craze

If not for the war, the notion of “Scandinavian” design may never have left Northern Europe.<p>Who gave the world Scandinavian design? Arne Jacobsen, Eero Arnio, Alvar Aalto, or Ingvar Kamprad? Okay, sure. But another larger force played a major role in establishing Scandinavian design as well: World …

World War II

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

13 reasons you aren't as successful as you should be

Focus on some common causes— so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be — and start addressing them.<p>Here are 13 common problems:<p>1. You don't believe in yourself.<p>If you don't believe you can succeed, you won't make a serious attempt. Sometimes you have to make yourself …

Self-improvement

The Right Way to Hold People Accountable

John* was doing his best to be calm, but his frustration was palpable. Jeanine was explaining that there was little chance her group was going to make the numbers for this quarter. “Honestly?” she said. “The numbers weren’t realistic to begin with. It was really unlikely that we were going to make …

Management

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Secret office diaries<p>Inside the UK’s wackiest offices<p>People with stressful jobs track their heart rates<p>Meet the man with 20 jobs<p>Tim Dowling’s office buzzword quiz<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If …

Time Management

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

Computer Science

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

UX Design

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

Team Building

Cross-laminated timber architecture and design | Dezeen

Prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber were used to construct this micro cabin in the Pacific Northwest, designed and built by architecture …

7 Traits That Define Work Productivity Superstars

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether your business is a startup or large corporation, you need at least a few superstars who can get things done, despite all the challenges and distractions in the world today. Certainly, we've all heard the excuses of those who can't …

Leadership

Articles about energy efficient hybrid prefab keeps cool palm springs desert on Dwell.com - Dwell

Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.<p>The Finnish city continues on its path to be carbon neutral by 2050.<p>The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.<p>We were …

Palm Springs

Apple's Zorlu Store Receives 'Supreme Award' at Structural Awards 2014

Accolades for Apple's Zorlu store in Istanbul, Turkey continue to roll in with the company's Zorlu store winning the both the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence and the award for best Commercial or Retail Structures at the Structural Awards 2014. This Supreme award is given to the …

The happy union of plastic water sachets and vernacular architecture

Anna Webster, a master’s degree student in the school of architecture at London Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, has designed the …

Pattersons Associates uses stainless steel to create shimmering art museum devoted to Len Lye

The reflective stainless steel skin of the new Len Lye Museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand pays tribute to the work of the experimental artist known …

Art

Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In Almere, the Netherlands, parcels of land were made available for people to build their own homes.<p>This …

The Ten Most Read Articles of 2013

It's that time of year again! The time when we round-up what you, our dear readers, most enjoyed this year. The following ten articles - from fun …

peter zumthor's vacation homes in leis, vals

<b>annalisa and peter zumthor’s vacation homes in leis, vals</b><br>image © ralph feiner<br>all images courtesy zumthor ferienhäuser<p>in the hamlet of leis, among the …

5 Ways Big Companies Can Pivot Like Lean Startups

By lowering the barriers to breakthrough ideas and matching them to underserved needs, large companies can reclaim their reputation for innovation.<p>Innovation. You’ve either got it or you haven’t. Right now, Procter and Gamble hasn’t. Its recent mediocre results have been blamed on a drought of new …

Innovation