Atul Ajmani

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Breezy Countryside House Reminiscent of the Carpenter Gothic Style

This eye-catching house located in Union Vale, New York, was recently completed by Daniel Contelmo Architects. The residence features an exterior …

Architecture

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Today to Be More Successful

Sometimes quitting is necessary to overall success. Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra …

Self-improvement

10 Signs You Might Be Leadership Material, From 10 Experts Who Know

“I was offered a promotion to management,” a friend recently informed us. “You guys know me. I honestly don’t know if I’m leadership material.”<p>While we could have just sent our friend a message back saying, “Yes. You’ll make a great leader.” Her question made us curious to find out the top 10 signs …

Taco Bell

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Successful Leaders Do Any of These 4 Things Daily

If you follow these practices, expect a steady rise to the top.<p>Whenever I deliver keynotes on leadership topics, I make sure to touch on the most important aspect that a leader needs to become truly exceptional: valuing his or her people.<p>If that has triggered your own thinking about whether your …

Leadership

6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

It’s humbling to ask questions. After all, the moment that you ask a question is the moment you reveal what you don’t know. To some, asking questions is a death-blow to their ego, while to others, it’s a stepping stone to clarity. In fact, during research for their book The Innovator’s DNA, the …

Leadership

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

Self-help

One Man's Quest to Photograph Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure Ever Built

The Phoenix-based photographer captures the architect's iconic buildings in their most appealing light<p>There are 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures standing in the world. Phoenix-based photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to shoot every one of them. The 39-year-old is the unofficial …

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Kitchen Surface and This Material Is

Granite has been the counter surface of choice in many high-end homes since its heyday in the 1990s. But the material is not the most low-maintenance …

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

Leadership

Ask This 1 Question at Every Job Interview to Increase Your Chances of Being Hired

Use the power of consistency to improve your chances of landing that job offer.<p>Imagine it's zero hour and the administrative assistant calls you in for the job interview. It took you a long time to land this interview and you don't want to go home without the job.<p>The process of interviewing can be …

Employment

Shipping container-based house will catch the rays in California

Though London-based Whitaker is a trained architect, he's also a photographer and digital artist who, as he puts it, "uses a computer to create …

Is the Universe Conscious? Prominent Scientists Say Yes

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws …

Consciousness

26 of the best business books you can read, according to CEOs

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

4 ways to get your work done when you’re drowning in meetings

Being slammed with meetings — often back-to-back ones — can be exhausting, and can send your productivity into a nosedive as you struggle to figure …

Surround sound explained: How to set up a home theater audio system

Surround sound is one of the coolest features of an epic home theater system. After all, who doesn’t want earth shattering, immersive sound to …

Audiophile

The Online Photographer

This is today's "Open Mike" and it's off-topic. I didn't put either of those things in the post title this time because the title of this post is …

Audiophile

The theory of energy chakras: How to balance your throat chakra

You know that feeling when you want to say something and feel like you’d burst if you don’t? That’s your emotional clutter wanting to come out via …

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Employment

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You a Dime

A high-quality education doesn't have to be expensive thanks to these resources<p>Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us.<p>While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to cultivate these …

MIT Sloan

How to Ace Your Next Interview, According to a Business and Life Coach

I spent over three years working as a recruiter. In that time, I found that by following a few basic rules, landing your dream job is totally …

TED Speakers Use This Pro Trick to Instantly Improve Their Presentations

Got toes? Then you're all set to use this odd but effective trick.<p>If you want to improve your speaking skills, you can learn a lot from watching TED speakers. After all, the best among them are some of the most accomplished presenters around. But there might be an even better source of presentation …

Public Speaking

Make Sure Your Hard Work Is Noticed With This One Tip

We all wish we had perfect bosses, perfect managers, and perfect supervisors. Yet even if you have an amazing leader, you do have to think about what <i>you</i> can be proactively doing to keep that relationship in the right place. This often means recognizing that there are different working styles and …

The Overthinker's Guide to Getting Sh*t Done

Don’t overthink. Do.<p>Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is …

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

5 Steps to Bulletproof Delts<p>Tuck your elbows in tight to your body as you lower the bar.<p>Touch the bar on your lower chest.<p>Press the bar in a straight …

Biomechanics

Can't concentrate? Here's five ways of acquiring superhuman focus – tried, tested, and reviewed

The fact that you’re even reading this suggests you have a problem with – right, so at this point I was going to artfully pretend to get distracted, but I actually did get distracted and for a good couple of minutes was reading about football transfer rumours, not even Premier League rumours, pity …

Time Management

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …