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This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks

Explore Ecospace Studio's modular buildings that serve a variety of valuable purposes.<p>Co-managed by architects Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle of the London-based firm IPT Architects, Ecospace Studios was created with the goal of ameliorating the economic, spatial, and environmental …

Architecture

How to Make Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Pasta Dish

It's easy<p>There are five words that guide travelers through tough decisions: “What would Anthony Bourdain do?”<p>Well, we believe that Bourdain would …

Anthony Bourdain

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

What to Do When You Make a Huge Mistake at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Does speaking a second language really improve cognition?

It’s become accepted as fact that learning two languages improves brain function. New studies indicate otherwise<p>Simon Makin<p>January 4, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Charisma

How collective intelligence helps organizations move past hierarchical leadership structures

Conventional wisdom tells us that organizations run best when critical decisions are made by a strong and capable CEO.<p>This is true even if it means calling upon a temporary leader until a permanent replacement can be found (as we saw with Twitter’s recent scramble to bring on Jack Dorsey).<p>Of …

5 'Can't Miss' Conferences For Entrepreneurs In 2016

Where will entrepreneurs spend their networking and educational time in 2016? Today I’m following up on one of my most read columns of 2015 with an update to my list of recommended events in 2016 for entrepreneurs. I have selected these picks with an eye toward high networking and learning benefits …

It would cost $900 billion in real life to save Matt Damon in all of his movies

A Quora user posted on the question-and-answer site asking, <b>"How much money has been spent attempting to bring Matt Damon back from distant places?"</b><p>The user cited "Saving Private Ryan," "Interstellar," and this year's "The Martian" as examples of films in which Damon's character must be rescued.<p>It …

Film Industry

This is what happens to your brain when you get a concussion

Will Smith's new movie "Concussion" opened on Christmas Day, shedding light on a problem that's been plaguing the NFL for years.<p>The film is based on the life of forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who uncovered evidence of a fatal brain disorder in NFL players called chronic traumatic …

The Brain

Lego Sets Have Been a Better Investment than Gold Since 2000

It's crushed the returns of numerous investments.<p>Lego is a beloved toy brand, not an investment vehicle that’s part of many people’s portfolios. …

Best Pizza in San Francisco

Ask anyone about America’s elite pizza cities and you’ll likely get the same old names at the top of the list—New York and its huge foldable slices …

About 94% of cars will still be powered by fossil fuels in 2040, report says

If you were thinking that the rise of long-range electric vehicles, like the forthcoming Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3, might lead to the demise of …

Research-Based Ways to Win at Work in 2016

Do:<p>Be good <i>and</i> fast.<p>Praise your team often.<p>Be the boss stars love to work for.<p>Help your team be creative. Or at least execute better.<p>Take your vacation time.<p>Help people change.<p>Cultivate generosity.<p>Use your persuasive powers — in fact, paint a picture employees can believe in.<p>Make yourself immune to …

1 Million Cups

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Entrepreneurship

Guess Who's the Top 2015 Stock Picker. Guess Again.

The No. 1 stock picker in America in 2015 is no alpha-male. She's Deena Friedman, manager of the Fidelity Select Retailing Portfolio, which is giving …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Follow This 5 Point Checklist To Ensure Your New Year's Resolution Comes To Fruition

With the end of the year approaching faster than some of us would like to see, now is the time—the one and only time, for many—that we set new year’s resolutions with nothing but positive intentions to resolve them and begin a bright, shiny new habit.<p>But that’s where they stay—as <i>intentions</i>.<p>What …

Significant New Products for 2015

Phil Baker on December 28, 2015<p>Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Here’s my take on some of the more interesting and significant products for 2015.<p><b>Apple Watch</b>: …

Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment. But in today’s …

There's a Wrong Way to Daydream—Here's How to Do It Right

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

'Star Wars' might be worth $10 billion

The movies — box-office bonanza<p>If you are one of the few people on the face of the earth that has not followed the Star Wars story, it began in 1977 when George Lucas produced the first Star Wars movie, the fourth episode in what he saw as a six-episode series. That movie made history and remains …

Star Wars

Saudi Arabia is killing its own economy because it won't cut oil production

Saudi Arabia is arguably to blame for hurting its own economy because it is a "swing producer," meaning it produces so much oil that it can shift prices depending on how much of the product it releases to the market.<p>The country reported that its budget deficit— the amount in which expenditures …

The Premier League is broken and it's awesome

Forget everything you know about the EPL, a league that makes no sense.<p>The Premier League is wide open and makes no sense. Losses for Arsenal and Leicester City have opened things up, Chelsea dropped points again and Manchester United have to be thinking about changing managers after suffering …

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

25 mountains everyone should ski in their lifetime

Ski bums and boarders follow the powder around the world to shred slopes at the best resorts. From ritzy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado, to the steep terrain of Cerro Catedral in Argentina, here are 25 mountains that all skiers and boarders should visit in their lifetime.<p><i>Julie Zeveloff contributed to</i> …

Skiing

Where to go on a cruise in 2016

1. Barbados for independence<p>Holidaymakers normally visit Barbados for its beaches and swanky hotels, but next November you can take part in the festivities marking 50 years of independence. The island was ruled by Britain for more than 300 years and retains a quirky British charm, but the annual …

Costa Rica

Coffee and Wine. Same or different?

Breaking down the similarities between two of our favorite drinkables<p>As access to both good coffee and wine has increased throughout the world, …

Coffee