Monica Sanford

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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Writing a fantasy novel: 34 must-visit websites

Writing a fantasy novel involves many considerations: Worldbuilding, avoiding clichés of the genre, using popular elements such as magic originally …

Creative Writing

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

What psychology tells us about student achievement — and how it is ignored

Modern school reform has focused primarily on “accountability” measures — or, how to hold students, teachers, principals, schools and districts “accountable” for higher standardized-test scores, but, unfortunately has failed to look at many of the real problems children face in their classrooms.<p>The …

Psychology

Trama Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura Interior

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The apartment of 70 m², located in a newly built building in a new district of Brasilia, was designed …

The incredible shrinking megacity: How Los Angeles engineered a housing crisis

Los Angeles used to be the promised land for America’s homeowners. Now it’s tearing at the seams<p>Los Angeles is at capacity.<p>The Los Angeles-Santa Ana-Long Beach Metro Area is now, by one measure, the most expensive big-city region in the country in which to buy a home; the average home price is nine …

Urban Design

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

From overweight and unhappy to awesome Internet guru

In 2005, Leo Babauta was 70 pounds overweight. He smoked cigarettes and ate junk food. He was disorganized and deeply in debt. Now, the father of six is trim, and runs triathlons and even ran a 50-mile ultra-marathon. He eats a vegan diet, cleared out clutter and his inbox, eliminated debt, saved …

Motivation

Nebraska hiking trail named one of the top 10 in the country by USA Today

A little-known trail in northwest Nebraska has burst into the national spotlight.<p>The Bison Trail, a 3-mile hike between the Hudson-Meng Education and …

The Future Of Architecture In 8 Ingenious Buildings

The future is now, people!<p>After his groundbreaking TED Talk on 30 years of architectural history, he's now released a new TED Book, <i>The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings</i>, which brings together 100 of today's most radical designs for a new tomorrow.<p>Rather than moving from style to style, …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Shame of sexist frat boys: The real reason why their horrible behavior won’t change

A clinical psychologist tells Salon about public humiliation, remorse and the possibility of redemption<p>Before members of the Penn State chapter of Kappa Delta Rho were actually on the news because of their nude photo ring, they joked about being on the news because of their nude photo ring. “Lol …

First Carbon-Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

Characterized by Australian modular building expert ArchiBlox as the world’s first carbon-positive prefab living unit, the <b>Archi+Carbon Positive House</b> …

Thrifty Architect Built Himself a Warm Modern Home for $175K

When architects build their own homes, they tend to tackle awesome challenges like, say, making grain silos wonderfully livable or crafting indoor "tree houses." For Austin-based architect <b>Shane Michael Pavonetti</b>, it was all about building a low-budget modern dwelling that doesn't look low-budget at …

Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs

Every once in a great while, something almost unspeakable happens to Earth. Some terrible force reaches out and tears the tree of life limb from …

The Most Surprising Way To Increase Employee Wellbeing And Productivity (That Costs Almost Nothing)

The old paradigm of leadership viewing employees as objects to maximize, with long, grueling schedules and few breaks is shifting. Now, effective leadership recognizes that employees, as human capital, are the company’s most valuable asset and deserve the treatment associated with that title. There …

Mindfulness

Incredible Fab Lab House Generates Three Times More Energy Than It Consumes

Sustainability and green technologies have taken over the world of design lately as more and more projects develop with these new concepts in mind. …