Patrick Fritsch

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House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the …

Barcelona

All-Natural Homemade Weed Killers That Really Work

Yes, your lawn is manicured and beautiful, but did you know that such perfection can actually make it more susceptible to weeds? Dandelion, crab …

Gardening

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining a Generation?

“Initially, helicopter parenting appears to work,” says Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of <i>How to Raise an Adult. “</i>As a kid, you're kept safe, you're given direction, and you might get a better grade because the parent is arguing with the teacher.” But, ultimately, parents end up getting in the child’s …

Homeschooling

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

How Bitcoin Ends

Is the cryptocurrency just going to end up reenforcing the financial system it was supposed to disrupt?<p>Bitcoin was a clever idea. Idealistic, even. But it isn’t working out quite as its developers imagined. In fact, once all the coin has been mined, bitcoin will simply reinforce the very banking …

Bitcoin

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Harvard's Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, has returned for 2018, again offering anyone across …

Harvard

A Shelf that Easily Transforms Into a Temporary Desk

twofold: a compact wall shelf that can be transformed into a space-saving temporary desk with just one touch.<p>Design Team<p>studio michael hilgers for …

Andreas Wannerstedt's Impossibly Accurate Machines and Processes

Mesmerizing and satisfying to watch<p>Here's what sucks about being an industrial designer: We have to make physical objects work in the real world. How …

Thinking About Design Thinking

I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the rabbit hole of successive Google image searches …

The iconic masonic chess set!

Concrete’s definitely making it big as a designer’s material. I’ve said it before that concrete is so symbolic for its use in construction that it’s …

Why You Don't Need a Business Plan (And the 1 Thing You Need Instead) | Inc.com

There are a great many entrepreneurs who sit around all day brainstorming the perfect idea.<p>First of all, no great business comes from a long day of sitting at your desk wondering what will work. Great businesses are the product of trying, failing, iterating, and improving over time. The only thing …

Business Strategy

Diary of a Concussion

It’s hard to understand a brain injury until you have one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if I was still on the pavement, but there are plenty of things I don’t remember. As I would …

The Brain

How Recurring Revenue Increases Business Value

You've spent years building a successful small business. As you begin to plan your exit strategy, you conduct a formal valuation and discover that your company isn't worth nearly as much as you hoped.<p>Now what? Is there anything you can do to increase the value of your business between now and the …

Small Business
Happiness

The 6 Best Kids Mountain Bikes For Kids Who Are Ready to Rip Up the Trail

Is the singletrack calling to your kids? These kids mountain bikes are the answer.<p>By<p>Mar 22 2018, 2:25 PM<p>Is your child ready to graduate from biking …

Are We Being Forced into Workplace Happiness? | Inc.com

Wellness programs, free lunches, employee yoga. There's lots of ways companies try to create a sense of happiness and well-being for employees. In fact, many companies have large teams dedicated to it and spend millions of dollars to make sure their employees are happy. But what if forcing …

Happiness

The best new graphic design tools of 2017 so far

Whether it’s new versions of well-known software, or totally new apps from startup companies, new tools for graphic designers are coming out all the …

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom.<p>But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools.<p>“We need to …

Education

1 Simple Way to Help Kids Perform Better at School (It Works for Adults, Too) | Inc.com

We're in the middle of a movement movement. Moving more helps make you more productive, sharpens your cognitive skills and improves your focus.<p>For example, a recent study found walking around for just five minutes every hour can help you be more productive at work. Other research has found that …

Kids

Want To Raise Brave Girls? Science Says Do This (Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i>.<p>Define courage, an exam paper once asked.<p>The examiners expected a long, fascinating intellectual essay.<p>One candidate wrote: "This is." And walked out.<p>The story might be apocryphal. Every time …

Paragliding

Das Haus 2017 showcased "next generation" of open-plan living, says designer Todd Bracher

In this movie Dezeen produced for Caesarstone, New York designer Todd Bracher explains why he chose to merge multiple rooms into one for his Das Haus …

A Fresh Perspective: Window Backsplash Ideas And The Designs Around Them

Ideally, a kitchen should have lots of natural light and that usually means that sacrifices have to be made in order to accommodate large windows or …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

Raising a Powerful Girl. Body Image & Identity. Raising Girls. Parenting | PBS Parents

How do you raise a powerful girl and what does that mean?<p>Powerful girls grow up feeling secure in themselves. They learn to take action, making …

Parenting

The Most Important Aspect of Emotional Intelligence That No One Talks About | Inc.com

I recently facilitated one of my monthly CEO Roundtable groups, and a member raised the topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI). My members all run multimillion-dollar businesses, and have high emotional intelligence. (By the way, "Emotional Quotient" and "Emotional Intelligence" are different. EQ …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Parenting

A spirit for the dry season

Newly available in Canada, Seedlip is a distilled spirit flavoured with trendy botanicals. It's pricey, smooth, served in upscale restaurants – and completely non-alcoholic<p>Welcome to January, the driest month of the year. No, not because of rainfall levels or the liquid water content of snow. …

How to use 'flow' to make the most of your practice

Every musician knows that blissful feeling of being totally lost to the world, absorbed and effortlessly involved with one’s instrument. All steps of …

Flute