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Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. So while you can't control your genes, you <i>can</i> take advantage of …

Healthcare Giants Boycott Furniture Containing Flame Retardants

Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, and Autodesk are among major buyers that have pledged to purchase furniture that contains no chemical flame retardants. …

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How Poor Email Etiquette Can Be a Deal Killer

Fractl and BuzzStream surveyed more than 1,200 men and women between the ages of 18 and 64 to find out how email best practices differ by gender, age, and education. Here's what we found.<p>Within 100 milliseconds of viewing someone's face, your brain forms assumptions on an individual's …

Why You Need to Stop Saying 'Awesome'

<i>Awesome.</i> I would advise any entrepreneur who aspires to be taken more seriously to eliminate this ubiquitous word from his or her vocabulary.<p>Urbandictionary.com describes <i>awesome</i> as "something Americans use to describe everything." When something describes everything, it describes nothing.<p>I just got …

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U.S. office space rent rises at fastest clip in a decade: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stepped-up business hiring pushed the rental price of U.S. office space up 3.1 percent in the first quarter, the highest quarterly gain in a decade, as demand for commercial real estate accelerated, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Inc (JLL.N).<p>Members of the media tour an open …

Office Design Lessons From Innovationland

<b>Six Ideas For Spurring Creativity</b><p>Our company has been recognized as having one of the “Coolest Offices” in Chicago on a number of occasions—most recently by Crain’s Chicago Business.<p>We’re proud of the accolades because we worked hard to earn them. Years ago, we decided to make our workspace an …

What Is the Office of the Future?

This story appears in the August 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Once upon a time, a person asked to envision the workspace of the future might have detailed the trappings of a space-age utopia: robots, flying pods and out-of-this-world architecture. But ask today's architects about …

Office space – the primary health frontier of any enterprise

13 Mar 2015 00:00<p>Without good lighting, plants and privacy, the open-plan office can become a threat to the wellbeing of the people working …

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

Get Excited For Spring With This Flower Strip Tease

We still have a few days left before the official start of spring, but already we’re dreaming of light sweaters, sunny days spent lying in the grass, and a run on allergy meds. It may still be coat weather out there, at least here in dreary, dreary New York, but the warm weather will come …

Ten workplace trends that will shape office design in 2015

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Paul Goodchild<p>The year 2015 is approaching rapidly. Here at Fresh Workspace, we are looking forward to it, sure in our …

This Chair-Free Office Bans Sitting

Being a desk chair potato simply isn’t an option.<p>Even though it’s now old news that sitting is killing us all, people still sit a whole lot, especially at office jobs. Standing desks are one solution, but office workers often have to take the initiative to request one from their employers. What if, …

The office, all grown up!

Having just celebrated 25 years of providing office design and office fit-out solutions to businesses across the UK, we’re feeling a bit nostalgic, …

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala Colored Home Furnishings

Posted by<p>Art Home Furnishings Main Style + Fashion<p>It’s that time of year again when the color experts Pantone announce their color of the year. The …

The Optimal Office

How better design could fix your workday—and your life<p>Though the “open plan” modern office, with its sea of desks, might look like the offspring of a newsroom or a trading floor, it can also trace its heritage to 1960s Germany. There, two brothers who worked in their father’s office-furniture …

7 Reasons Why Great Office Furniture Increases Productivity

Specifically referring to the work place, every piece of furniture is going to play an important part in boosting your productivity, as well as potential.<p>Specifically referring to the work place, every piece of furniture is going to play an important part in boosting your productivity, as well as …

Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future

No, we won’t all be working from home. The surprising reasons why Google’s bee keeping group and Instant Messengers are so powerful.<p>Forget what you know about how to maximize productivity.<p>That includes knowing which tasks can be breezed through with the help of a playlist, or exactly when to down …

Trends from NeoCon East

This week, I traveled to Baltimore to attend NeoCon East, the East Coast’s premier design expo and conference for commercial interiors. The show, …

Blame open plan offices for making cold and flu season worse

The most popular office design in the United States is a large open plan office. People who have seen such offices half empty or full of sniffling people during the winter flu season won’t be surprised to hear they make people more likely to get sick.<p>Compared to people in mostly or partially …

This Is The Ideal Office, According To Science And Design (INFOGRAPHIC)

It's safe to say that the American workplace is in desperate need of a facelift.<p><i>Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.</i><p>Research shows that open offices aren't good for employee productivity or well-being, and they're not good for corporate bottom lines either. The most common alternative, …

How Workspace Design Affects Workflow

Running a business is no easy task. At any given moment, there are a thousand different decisions to be made. As the boss, not only is it your …

The Problem With Open Offices, And A Solution By Susan Cain And Steelcase

In open offices, walls are a thing of the past. Employees work together in large, open spaces with minimal physical separation from their colleagues. This can result in constant exposure to noise and interruptions, as well as a complete lack of privacy.<p>70% of American employees now work in open …

World Trade Centre Reopens for Business

<b>New York City:</b> Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Centre is again opening for business - marking an …

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This Insane Curvy Desk Stretches To 4,400-Square-Feet

Gothamist points out the desk is as big, if not bigger, than Gwyneth Paltrow's former NYC apartment.<p>Their goal was to make their work environment as collaborative as possible. They turned to architect Clive Wilkinson to create this space filled with nooks and crannies.<p>"We really wanted everyone …

In 2 Sentences, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Explains Why Something Called ‘Analytics’ Is The Hot New Thing

The big new product release of this year's Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference in San Francisco, was a new cloud analytics platform called "Wave."<p>Wave is Salesforce's first business intelligence and data analytics software. It collects and analyzes all the data sitting in the user's database …

Why the CEO of iconic office furniture company doesn't have an office

ZEELAND, MI -- Brian Walker doesn’t have his own private office.<p>That might seem strange considering he heads Herman Miller - one of the world’s most …

Top 10 Trends Influencing Workplace Design

Workplace<p>Top 10 Trends Influencing Workplace Design<p>As part of our WorkPlace group’s efforts to keep clients informed, we continuously develop and …

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