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Don’t Do What You Love; Do What You Do

Last April, just two weeks or so before I graduated from Harvard College, I decided I would get a PhD in English (my dissertation might be something about Faulkner and medieval notions of genre). Or perhaps I would get an MFA in creative writing. Just two weeks after I had my diploma in hand, I …

A Modern Miami Apartment With a Traditional and Colorful Twist

Bold, bright, and brimming with personality.<p>Bold, bright, and brimming with personality, designer Robert Passal's Miami Beach apartment is anything but minimal.

Seven Surprising Uses for Baking Soda

<b>Let us be clear</b>: Baking soda is not going to permanently cure your acne or turn back the cruel hand of time. But if you’re looking to detoxify your …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The Best Strategy for Reducing Stress

Imagine you’re sailing in the Bahamas, sipping a cold drink and listening to the water lapping the sides of the boat.<p>Relaxing, right? Not for my friend Rob.*<p>Rob is not usually stressed-out. For many people, Rob’s daily work would be hair-pulling stressful — he’s a real estate developer who …

Why Aren’t You Delegating?

You have way too much to do, you’re buried in work, and it seems there’s no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know it’s important to do and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren’t you doing it?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Delegation …

The 25 most difficult questions

The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked on a job interview<p>Being prepared is half the battle.<p><i>If you are one of those executive types unhappy</i> …

How to move documents from Dropbox to iWork and iCloud

Want to take your spreadsheets, documents, and presentations from Dropbox and start using them with Apple's iWork suite of Numbers, Pages, and …

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50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either …

How to Live Large in a 500 sq ft (46 sq m) Apartment

While the Sifter typically posts dream houses and luxury apartments, it’s important to come back to reality and celebrate architects that tackle real …

12 Space Saving Furniture Ideas for Kids Rooms

Italian furniture designer Tumidei Spa has some great space saving ideas for kids rooms. By elevating beds and/or desks, Tumidei creates new storage …

30 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas For Your Private Heaven

Modern bathrooms create a simplistic and clean feeling. In order to design your modern bathroom make sure to utilize geometric shapes and patterns, …

Ask a Designer: How Often Should I Paint and Make Over My House?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is how often you should refresh your house. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

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How to End an Email

Should you do it “Cordially” or “Respectfully”? With a chipper “Cheers” or a breezy “Thx”? Believe it or not, it matters<p>You’ve written an email, and need to wrap it up. You could end with a simple “Sincerely,” tack on your name, and then shoot it out the door, proving definitively that you suck at …

How Much Are Solar Panels? Wrong Question. Ask How Much Solar Panels Can Save You

<b>Published on</b> February 3rd, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>51<p>How Much Are Solar Panels? Wrong Question. Ask How Much Solar Panels Can Save You<p>February 3rd, …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

50+ Modern Bunk Bed Ideas for Small Bedrooms

<b>Bunk beds</b> are all about combining a fun, playful vibe with space-saving solutions that help maximize available room. With space becoming such an …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

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Maximize A Small Loft In Warsaw Featuring Multifunctional Furniture

This is an approximately 1000 square foot apartment located in Warsaw and owned by two architecture students. As you can imagine, they made their …

How Successful Companies Hold On To Their Talent -- And Why It's So Important

<i>“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”</i>—Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE.<p>Working in the accounting industry in New York for the past 15 years has allowed me to see far more than just …

3 Factors Driving the Marriage of Solar and Energy Storage

On the surface, it makes little sense to put a big battery bank next to a commercial solar array. As it is, solar power is still more expensive than …

Not for the Faint-Hearted: The Blood Dripping Chopping Board

Here is a slightly unusual kitchen instrument to spice up your day! The creative team at Mustard came up with the Splash Red Chopping Board, a …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

14 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Job

Are you constantly stressed about work? Do you feel as though you don’t fit in at the office? Have you experienced verbal abuse on the job? If so, you might be ready to move on. In fact, according to the experts, these are just a few of the 14 signs that it’s time to leave your job.<p>“For some, when …

How LEGO Stopped Thinking Outside The Box And Innovated Inside The Brick

<b>The following post was published on the</b> <b>Knowledge@Wharton website</b> <b>on July 1, 2013.</b><p><i>Few toys have caught the imagination of children everywhere more than LEGOs — the multi-colored plastic blocks that can snap together to construct houses, castles, space ships or fantastical imaginary figures.</i><p><i>The Danish</i> …

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

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45 Small Bedroom Design Ideas and Inspiration

Designing a small bedroom is not just about creating interiors that save up on space. It needs to be a combination of style and space consciousness …

Another small apartment with a smart and open interior design

This apartment has a surface of only 32 square meters which is not a lot, not even for a one-bedroom home. Located in Moscow, this tiny space would …

13 Stylish Conversation Pits And Sunken Sitting Areas

You might be familiar with the term of conversation pit. It’s typically a feature that incorporates built-in seating and that is situated in a …