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16 Small Dressers That Will Pick Up Your Closet's Slack

Finding practical storage solutions in a small bedroom can be tricky. Some spaces have limited closet space—some don't even have a closet! And while …

Small Spaces

6 Powerful Skills Successful Leaders Possess

Can you have high standards and push for results while building a fun and engaged work culture? Many leaders think you get born to a camp and stick with it, but is that true?<p>Imagine how productive and loyal a workforce would prove if leadership could do both. As it turns out, they can.<p><b>Leaders Can</b> …

Employment

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert

The Best Swim Trunks for Summer Aren’t Just Swim Trunks

For a lot of guys, it’s not enough to have single application garments anymore — if they invest in a piece of clothing, it should be versatile and …

Men's Fashion

How to: Make a DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench

When my neighbor, Gina, moved in next door, a standalone porch swing appeared on our shared patio. The thing was at least thirty years old, and had …

30 Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Add-Ons You Can DIY

These inexpensive, easy-to-build cabinet projects will help you take advantage of every nook and cranny of your kitchen storage space.<p>Vertical …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

3 Stocks That Pay You Each Month

These stocks pay monthly dividends, grow them regularly, and boast hefty yields. Can it get any better for income investors?<p>Dividend stocks are a …

Investing

Here’s how to quickly blow past the top 1-3% in your industry

The more successful a person becomes, the more distractions there are. The harder it is to remain focused on their core objectives.<p>We are now living …

Self-improvement

8 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Here are several excellent products or services to help you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster.<p>It's a wonderful feeling to discover a product or service which helps you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster. Here are …

Want the next hot houseplant? Better get to the garden center fast.

Spring is my houseplant-buying season.<p>Buying houseplants is my way of striking back after being made the brunt of a particularly mean, ugly joke by Chicago weather.<p>Quick confession: Spring is also my houseplant-buying season because I routinely kill houseplants in the winter (and at other times, …

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

This 5-Minute Habit Will Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

Incorporate a few minutes of gratitude into your day.<p><i>How can someone change their mindset to be more positive? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, growth mindset hacker,</b> …

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Emerging Technology

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

3 Things You Must Do to Inspire Someone to Greatness

You might think that empowering others to win has to be at your own expense. That's only because you don't yet know what I know: it's how you help yourself win, too.<p>Leadership gurus tend to put the outcomes of relationship interactions into one of two buckets. There's the win-lose bucket and the …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Documentaries

Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Kitchen Cabinet Styles You Need to Know

Type “cabinet styles” into Google Images (like we did) and you’ll get an array of glossy, dated-looking wood cabinets with ornate arches, louvered …

Home Improvement

355-square-foot flat tucks everything away with clever built-ins

The Moscow apartment was designed by Studio Bazi<p>Utilizing under-stair storage and other clever built-ins, Studio Bazi has designed a compact but efficient apartment in a historic building in Moscow, Russia, for a single man. Measuring just 33 square meters, or about 355 square feet, the studio …

Washing Machines

Hunter House Hotel Concept

Emerging from the Sonoran desert, the Hunter House Hotel Concept puts a luxury spin on your average bed and breakfast. The exclusive resort is …

Swimming Pools

How To Increase Your Creative Metabolism

When your brain is engaged, your creative abilities are heightened. No great writers don’t read. No great artists don’t look. Feed your mind good ideas to make more of your own.<p><b>Step One: Feed your brain more quality stuff.</b> <br>Education isn’t just for diplomas. It’s also how you can keep your neurons …

Creativity

an architectural vanishing act, the disappearance of the vernacular home

<b>ask any kid to draw a house, and chances are they’ll start with a rectangle and inevitably draw three lines on top —</b> <b>uncomplicated, but a realization</b> …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

26 Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

Sophisticated Murphy Beds Prove That Foldaway Furniture Can Be Stylish

Murphy beds have been working their magic in small spaces for decades. Built so they fold up and disappear into a wall, these compact beds are …

7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California

You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>In a state where the weather ranges from the dry, arid heat of the Mojave Desert to the snowy mountaintops of Lake Tahoe, it can be difficult to imagine prefab homes that suit the …

Prefab Homes

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …