Natalie Larisey

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Behold! The house of the future: It’s heated by sand and being tested on Carleton’s campus

A home heated by sand? It’s just one of the enticing technologies being tested at the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research, a glossy name for a …

Couple Build Tiny House, Seek A New American Dream

The size of the average American home has more than doubled since the 1950s, but just how big does a home <i>need</i> to be?<p>A Boulder, Colo., couple decided to put that question to the test when they started building their very tiny home -- 124 sq. ft. to be exact -- back in 2011. With no building …

Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

The most motivated and productive people I’ve seen recently work in an older company on the American East Coast deploying innovative technology products to transform a traditional industry. To a person, they look astonished when I ask whether their dedication comes from anticipation of the money …

What You Need to Do on LinkedIn, Even if You're Not Looking for a Job (Infographic)

1 min read<p>When was the last time you revamped you LinkedIn profile? If you're like most people, probably the last time you applied for a job. However, your LinkedIn can be more than an online résumé—it can be a powerful career tool.<p>The infographic below, which features advice from self-proclaimed …

Employment

Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

<b>Ask open-ended questions.</b> Find out how they've handled tensions with co-workers and managers. If their examples are all about being the smartest guy in the room, or their determination to advocate a "better approach" even after a project's well underway, they may not fit well with a team that's …

Employment

Why Square Designed Its New Offices To Work Like A City

Maybe all our offices should have major avenues and a town square.<p>When Square began working with the design firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) to envision Square’s new San Francisco offices–which it moved into six weeks ago–Square included a strange delegate: someone with no design background at …

San Francisco

You’re Not Alone: Most People Hate Open Offices

People in cubicles and open offices long for privacy and probably get less work done. That this is surprising at all speaks to the current trendiness of open layouts.<p>The growing open office trend seems reasonable enough. The thinking goes that employees will be happier and more productive if they …

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss

No one intends to be a bad boss. Some just don't know any better. Here are 10 tips that will help any boss improve.<p>Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There is no sinister …

Leadership

Still a Street Fighter: Jean-Claude Van Damme Blows Our Minds with Epic Split

Jean-Claude Van Damme was born in 1960. He is older than the current president of the United States, the Super Bowl and the nation of Fiji. And yet …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

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6 talks involving a banjo

The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys captivate the audience at TED2013. Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>Jonny Mizzone didn’t come from Alabama with a banjo on his …

Bluegrass virtuosity from ... New Jersey?

All under the age of 16, brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone are from New Jersey, a US state that's better known for the rock of Bruce …

New Jersey

Westboro Baptist Church Get Really Pissed Off by Brick Stone

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