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8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

11 Houses With Incredible Cantilevers

Cantilevers, structures that protrude from a building without the need for supports, are highly popular not only for their dramatic aesthetic effect, …

10 Prefabricated Homes That Will Catch Your Eye

Prefabricated homes continue to steal the spotlight with their affordability, energy efficiency, and swift construction. When done correctly, fully customizable living spaces can be more affordable and manageable than what you face when building a new home. Each boasting their own special …

Prefab Homes

Five Life Lessons People Often Learn Too Late

<i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Young Architect Guide: 8 Ways to Make Better Concept Models

Concept models are a great way to shape a project at critical moments. They can be used as sketches to start things off, mid-process tests to elaborate or refine an idea or as physical diagrams to distill a project for final presentations. A good concept model complements more detailed models and …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

When You're Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out

<i>A version of this article was originally published on</i> Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox.<p>In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy.<p>The media often claims it’s …

Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg …

Furniture

6 Reasons Why You May Not Know What You're Feeling

It might seem almost unfathomable that someone might not recognize what they’re feeling. But the phenomenon is much more common than most people …

Psychology

Stair Masters: Climb to New Heights With These 10 Staircase Ideas

THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A SERIES OFFERING SPECIFICATION IDEAS THAT HELP ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS CREATE BRILLIANT BUILDINGS AND SPACES. HUNGRY FOR MORE? HEAD THIS WAY FOR INFORMATION ON SOURCE: ARCHITIZER’S PREMIER MARKETPLACE FOR BUILDING PRODUCTS AND FURNISHINGS.<p>Everyone knows that a …

Architecture

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

25 Confucius Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Confucius was a Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings have a strong basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He had a knack for nailing …

Confucius

A List of Coping Skills for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression

A List of Coping Skills for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression<p>Updated on December 18, 2016<p>What Are Coping Skills and Strategies?<p>Coping strategies and …

If You Want to Have a Divorce-Proof Marriage, Do THESE 7 Things

All marriages begin with great happiness, joy, and hope. When we say <i>"I do,"</i> we expect that our relationship will last forever. No one goes into a marriage thinking, <i>"We'll be in love for a while, then break up and start all over again with someone else."</i><p>But that’s the reality for most of us. …

10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-confidence

Artist Combines Passion for Math, Nature, and Art to Create Incredible Topographical Art

Made out of thousands of tiny little triangles, these delicately thatched composites strike a pleasing visual chord through their careful balance of negative and positive space. Created by LA-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore, the organic geometric images are realized through a variety of influences …

Art

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit | Inc.com

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning is actually far more fluid than previously believed.<p>For example, research out of the University …

The Brain

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design.<p>But nowadays, the digital …

Watch Surreal Drone Footage of New York City Shot Using the Vertigo Effect

Thanks to drones, filmmakers are able to shoot scenes that would be impossible to capture otherwise. Cinematographer Tim Sessler has found a way to …

Coloring Book Celebrates Mathematical Beauty of Nature with Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Rafael Araujo's hand-drawn Golden Ratio illustrations are a beautiful fusion of art with science. For the past 40 years, the Venezuelan architect and illustrator has been perfecting his amazing drawings that are all connected by this common theme. Armed with nothing but a pencil, compass, ruler, …

Art

These Architects' Drawings of Human Figures Offer an Insight Into Their Minds

While there are many different approaches creating architectural space, most architects agree that the primacy of the human is paramount to the …

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Simplicity in design is fairly divisive, often challenged because of how seemingly “easy” it is. Something I quite strongly, disagree with. I was …

Graphic Design

3D-Printed Sundial Engineered to Display Time like a Digital Clock

Long before there were digital watches, there was the sundial–a device that tells the time of day by the position of the sun in the sky. They're harder to read than our modern means of time telling, until now. Etsy shop Mojoptix has created a 3D-printed version of the sundial that displays the …

3D Printing

Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits, Johns Hopkins study finds

It hardly comes as a surprise that we’re our own worst enemies, but new research appears to conclusively prove that our brain is the biggest saboteur …

The wearable chair is now a thing

For all those times you've wished you could just take a seat, I somehow doubt that this involved wearing your seat on your body. But hey, what do I know -- I'm not a surgeon, restaurant industry professional, or anyone else who is forced to stay on their feet for hours at a time. Maybe if I were, …

Wearable Tech

This circular bridge in Uruguay was built for 2 very specific reasons

Consultatio/Las Garzas<p>The bridge spanning Uruguay's Laguna Garzón is hardly straightforward.<p>In fact, it's a circle.<p>Designed by Rafael Viñoly …

Pritzker Prize 2016 awarded to Alejandro Aravena - CNN Style

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Architecture

The Hidden Geometry Ruling The World

Princeton Architectural Press reissues Bruno Munari’s Square, Circle, and Triangle books.<p>During his prolific career, Bruno Munari expressed his creative vision through painting, sculpture, film, and photography, but books were his greatest medium. Three of his most famous publications are <i>Square</i>,</i> …