Jenna Sleiman

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Why Skylights Are Not Just Windows For the Roof

Skylights as luxury items? Many homeowners consider them the window equivalent hot tubs, heated bathroom tile, or outdoor kitchens. But they are far …

The Meaning Of Shapes: Developing Visual Grammar

What do you feel when you see a circle? A square? A triangle? Are you affected the same when seeing an object with soft gentle curves as you are when …

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The More Windows In The Office, The Healthier The Employees

Natural daylight streaming in from the windows of your workplace has shown to significantly improve the health of employees. The benefits may sway …

How the Color of Your Office Impacts Productivity (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your office walls are painted dull gray -- the cold color of warships, concrete and cubicles -- it’s time for a makeover.<p>A recent University of Texas study found that bland gray, beige and white offices induced feelings of sadness and …

Creativity

Giant Slides Should be Obligatory In Every University and School Building

This is the Technische Universitat in Munich, Germany. Those giant tubes are slides to go from the top floor to the ground level patio. Why? It …

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How The Light In A Room Could Affect Your Emotions

The intensity of light could also have an impact on the intensity of our emotions, a new study suggests.<p>Research published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology shows that the more intense the lighting, the greater a person's emotions -- both positive <i>and</i> negative.<p>"Other evidence shows that on sunny …

How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

The research behind an understanding that natural environments refocus our attention, lessening stress and hastening healing<p>Paoli, Pennsylvania, is a small town with a local suburban hospital. Patients at Paoli Memorial recover in a row of rooms facing a small courtyard. In the early 1980s, a …