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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 …

Brainwaves

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 …

Mentoring

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

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

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 …

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 …

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 Secret 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>

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

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>With a home base in San Francisco, Sage Modern was founded in 2008 and focuses on designing custom homes that respond to local site, environmental, and client-based needs. Like many …

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

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 to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

The 50 Most Popular Architecture Photographs of 2017

At <i>ArchDaily</i>, we're lucky enough to know a fantastic network of architecture professionals, allowing us to share the world's best architecture with …

Architecture

House in Scotch Cove / FBM Architecture | Interior Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Designed for an active couple in their seventies that will never retire, and their extended grown-up …

Architecture

The Best Teams Build Up Accountability With Each Other (But Not in the Way You Think) | Inc.com

Practicing accountability while working on teams is critical to any team's success. Team experts like Patrick Lencioni, Thomas Kayser, and John Maxwell all list accountability as one of the top traits of high-performance teams. Making sure that people are delivering on their commitments is …

Leadership

20 super creative stairway ideas to copy!

In modern architectural design, stairways have evolved greatly. Gone are the days when spaces like corridors, utility rooms & stairways were …

Living Rooms

Ikea's 16 Best Buys to Give Yourself or Someone You Love

If you're looking for a beautiful but budget-worthy home gift, you might be surprised by what you can find at Ikea. The Swedish chain carries loads …

IKEA

The Color That Makes Everything in Your Home Look More Expensive

There is a multitude of design elements to consider when you're decorating your home, but few are as important as color. The right shade doesn't just …

Home Decorating

Bite Size Tips: Quick Landscape Photography Checklists

If you are a landscape photographer, you'll know that you spend most of your time outdoors on the lookout for the perfect location and the perfect …

The Rule of Thirds Explained

Do you have a desire to capture better images? Have you learned the fundamental settings and are ready to take the next step? If so, it’s time to …

5 Adventures Your Teenager Will Love

Once the kids hit their teen years, it’s almost impossible to convince them to go on another family trip that doesn’t include a posse of their …

How to use lens flare properly

<b>It gets a bad rap, but flare can be used to tell a story or enhance the summery mood of landscapes and portraits. Jeremy Walker and Tom Calton show</b> …

Landscape Photography

Moza Air review: Featherweight DSLR gimbal makes stabilization easy

The Moza Air is a three-axis hand-held gimbal that's powerful enough to stabilize 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) of camera gear, which is significantly more than …

Videography

Blue hued Palo Alto Eichler asks $2.3 million

[heart eyes emoji]<p>The ironic twist about Eichlers is that these prized homes were conceived so that middle-income buyers could purchase well-designed homes at a reasonable price. Well, that’s all in the past. Alas. Because today midcentury-modern design is hot and people are willing to pay for …

11 Modern Ceiling Fans That Are Actually Attractive

(Image credit: Rejuvenation)<p>Have you ever tried to find an attractive, modern ceiling fan? It is hard. Like, really hard. Ceiling fans seem to fall …

Retro

Design Driven Development — Using Design as a Tool for Teamwork

What is Design-Driven Development?<p>Design driven development uses design as part of a process to learn and better define requirements in order to …

UX Design

A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California

Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also known as Case Study House #22—shows the Hollywood Hills home overlooking the sprawling City of Angels below (one of his shots of the house is shown below on the cover of a …

Your very own rooftop bar in this midcentury modern Broadview home

Walls of windows bring Puget Sound inside<p>Tucked away in a wooded area on the north edge of Broadview is a midcentury modern home that not only soaks in the forest around it, but sweeping views of the mountains and sound.<p>Those views come in from every room—starting at the front door. Even standing …

Mid-Century modern