Richa Shubhangi

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9 Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Footprint While Travelling

Tourism makes up 8% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.<p>These days it’s probably fair to say life experience has been found to trump material …

Sustainability

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Public Speaking

How to solve common sound problems in your home

Let’s talk acoustics<p><i>In addition to writing about architecture for several publications, Kate Wagner has worked as a sound engineer with expertise in recording engineering, product development, and research. She is currently a graduate student in Acoustics as part of a joint program between Johns</i> …

30 Best Open Floor Plans For Life Without Walls

It's time to open up.<p>Feeling it might be time to tear down some walls? Look no further. These designs prove open space living can be a beautiful thing.

This Is The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Handle Stage Fright

Rather than beating yourself up about being nervous, you need to acknowledge, and even embrace, your jitters. Here’s how.<p>You’re about to give a presentation, and for whatever reason, the words you’ve diligently practiced are not coming out. If you’re like many of my clients, you’ll probably start …

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

Homelessness

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

The Bilbao effect: how Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim started a global craze

Opened 20 years ago this month, the glittering titanium museum had a wow factor that cities around the globe were soon clamouring to copy<p>When he got to Bilbao a month before it opened, says Frank Gehry, “I went over the hill and saw it shining there. I thought: ‘What the fuck have I done to these …

Architecture

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

Consciousness