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3 Ways to Overcome a Bad Procrastination Habit

The early bird gets both the worm and a pat on the back.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are certain times in your life that you will never forget: your first sale, your first customer review, and sometimes even the day you landed the client of your dreams.<p>They're just like those small moments you …

Procrastination

Infographics: 10 AutoCAD Features to Boost Your Productivity

AutoCAD has many features, too many for a regular user to use them all. However, there are some features are considered as essentials. Features that …

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

Critical Thinking

This Is How to Make Yourself Do What You Need to Do

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer. Yet, over the …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Branding for lean startups: How to brainstorm a simple and strong business name

Larry Page and Sergey Brin got the name “Google” from misspelling a mathematical term that is correctly spelt as “googol”. Googol represents the number “1” followed by one hundred zeros.<p>After misspelling the term (as Google), Larry and Sergey figured it would be a better name for their search …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

Thank your genetics.<p>One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison …

5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

When you're happier at work you're more successful. Here's how to increase your happiness.<p>There are a lot of things you can do to be happier at work no matter what your level of happiness already is. When you love your job, it's much easier to smile and have a more positive attitude. If you think …

Happiness

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

7 Stupid Mistakes Smart People Make

These are the most common ways smart people sabotage their careers and their lives.<p>Being smart is a huge leg up in life, but it's not a golden ticket. Intelligent people, despite their natural gifts, can, and often do, end up stalled in their careers and unhappy in their personal lives just like …

personaldevelopment

In Just A Week, This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes (For Free)

The dream of net-zero homes isn’t just for the rich anymore.<p>In slightly more than a week, a clever kit of parts can transform an old rental house into a net-zero energy home–one that creates as much renewable energy as it uses in a year–at no extra cost to tenants or building owners.<p>Net-zero homes …

Associated Press News

XTU Architects envisions sand-based sustainable "city" for the Sahara

The concept, dubbed Flohara, was created for the Morocco Pavilion of the 2014 Venice Biennale, and would be suitable for other similar desert …

Architecture

ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 18, 2015

May 19, 2015 8:00 AM<br>by B. N. Reporter<i>In addition to the series "</i>PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER<i>,"</i><i><br>www.BlenderNews.org is featuring another regular</i> …

3D-printed bricks can cool a room with water

The bricks utilize the principle of evaporative cooling, where water vapor is added to air to lower the temperature. If you've ever hung a wet cloth …

University of California

Architecture should serve real people

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, undoubtedly the most prestigious architecture award in the world, is having its ceremony in Miami this week. This …

7 Common Landscaping Fails

<b>7 Common Landscaping Fails</b><p>Designing Eden, LLC<p>Spring can be harsh—the lawn isn’t green enough, the flowerbeds not pretty enough and the foliage not …

Landscaping

Architizer

Disaster Responsive Shelter / Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> There're been numerous architectural attempts to support people struck by natural disaster. In general, …

Typhoons