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Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

Home Improvement

5 Morning Motivational Hacks You Absolutely Have to Try

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

12 easy ways to wake up earlier in the morning

It's not like you did anything more taxing than watching Netflix last night, but rough mornings like these are becoming far too common — and they're taking a serious toll on your morning productivity.<p>The thing is, waking up doesn't <i>have</i> to be so hard. With the help of Nancy Rothstein, an adjunct …

New York University

8 gadgets to help you relax in the new year | ZDNet

The PIP<p>The PIP is a biosensor that helps you learn to relax using biofeedback, a process through which users learn to control their body and mind by …

Eco housing: thinking outside the box

The best architects are building today’s eco homes, which means they are both beautiful and virtuous

Housing

Articles about one bedroom became three space efficient san francisco renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation.<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an …

San Francisco

The Only 8 Moves Necessary to Be Fit and Build Muscle

We train to be fit and to build muscle by doing a myriad of exercises and different moves, adding weight as we get stronger. That’s how we load the …

10 Ways To Have A Spiritually Refreshing New Year's

Here are some new ideas to mark the beginning of 2016.<p>For thousands of years, humans have marked the beginning of a new year with sacred festivals. January is named after the Roman god Janus, whose two faces looked to both the past and the future.<p>As you consider the many days ahead in 2016, take …

22 Best Investing Ideas For 2016

It's been an interesting year in the markets to say the least. After all the ups and downs, markets will most likely end up right where they started in 2015. So where do investors go from here? Here are 22 ideas from some of Forbes' best advisors.

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Take 'Steps' To Dramatically Improve Your Creativity In 2016

Turns out walking turns us into magic-making machines. Being a believer in the collective benefit of creativity, it’s in my interest to share with you this creativity tip. It’s easy, scientifically proven, and personally tested. Start walking on January 1st and experience 60% more and better ideas. …

Creativity

The 10 Best Business And Productivity Books Of 2015

Read some (or all!) of these 2015 favorites over the holidays and you’ll return to work in January ready to make 2016 the best year yet.<p>The holidays are a great time to catch up on reading, and think beyond day-to-day issues. Here are 10 of our favorite business and productivity books from 2015 …

The First Step To Getting More In Touch With Your Spirituality

All you need is a night sky, states one religious scholar.<p>With more and more people identifying themselves as "spiritual, not religious," the path to connecting with a higher power has become a deeply personal one. Different people tap into their spirituality in different ways, but there is often …

Spirituality

Tony Robbins explains how he sustains energy with no stimulants and little sleep

Robbins is not only the personal performance coach of business leaders like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, he's the head of a conglomerate of companies and the main attraction for long, incredibly lively seminars that he has relentlessly given around the world …

Blood Tests

The 1 Habit All Highly Successful People Share

Oprah Winfrey, Sir Richard Branson, and Tim Ferriss all do this every single day.<p>Every successful person has a productivity or happiness-boosting habit he or she swears by. Sir Richard Branson always gets up at 5 a.m. Oprah Winfrey claims living with intention is the foundation of her success. Tim …

Articles about six concrete boxes make jaw dropping marthas vineyard home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Despite being set in concrete, an idyllic modular retreat is built to go with the flow.<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling …

Architecture

25 Best Overnight Oats That Boost Your Metabolism

When it comes to the game of weight loss and management, metabolism is the star player.<p>Think of your metabolism like a fire. In order for it to …

Climate change: These 25 stocks are part of the solution (and buys)

'Climate change: it's real, it's now and it's scary."<p>The statement isn't another reminder from environmental activists, frustrated at inaction by the developed world. Instead, it appears on the first page of an equity research report from Merrill Lynch – a report titled "A Call to Action – Climate …

The Morning Routine That Maximizes My Productivity At Work

In <i>The Social Animal</i>, David Brooks wrote that “A person who is interrupted while performing a task takes 50 percent more time to complete it and makes 50 percent more errors.”<p>In a world of open office plans, mobile push notifications, and Buzzfeed headlines, we are inundated with interruptions.<p>Our …

Articles about 12 indoor outdoor prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...<p>Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury...<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler …

Los Angeles

Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

With average January temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, Stockholm, Sweden isn't very pleasant to live in when you don't have heating.<p>…