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These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

Psychology

F House

Sealed by an ominous slab of dark stone, the F House is a stark contrast from its somber facade. A tree-lined walkway leads to a timber slat wall, …

Architecture

Project Management Software Is Evolving: Here's Why

Project management software is undergoing a significant change thanks to new technology and new demands.<p>Project management software isn't exactly new. Depending on how you count them, the earliest project management structures date back to the Harmonograms of 1896. So today, with dozens of …

Project Management

The Winning Strategy Top Companies Use to Thrive (Hint: It's So Simple It Fits on a Single Page)

Today's unpredictable environment wants to rock your world. Here's how to turn the tables and thrive.<p>It's undeniable. Dramatic, persistent change is sweeping virtually every sector, challenging leadership as never before.<p>As one noteworthy point of proof came in a 2017 PwC survey of 1,370 leaders …

Management

Amazing Concrete and Glass Cabin in Argentina

H3 House is a stunning concrete and glass home designed by architect Luciano Kruk. Located eight block from the Argentinian coastline, the shared …

Architecture

This contemporary home in Mallorca is a design fantasy come true

Mallorca—one of Spain’s Balearic Islands—is dotted with beach resorts, limestone mountains and island coves. Add to this heady mix of treasures the …

Barcelona

Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

Every year the staff at SLA revisit these five core values to talk about what they mean in the current moment and how the staff envisions them, but …

Teaching

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

51 Ways to DIY the Bedroom of Your Kids’ Dreams

Before baby, you were all starry-eyed with visions of a picture perfect nursery — a place your kid could call his own. Fast forward a few years, and you’ve experienced your fair share of panic attacks because “WHAT is all over the carpet!?” or “WHO wrote on the wall!?” Kids rooms are meant to be …

Wall Art

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

Build teams for ‘radical innovation’ to save your company’s creativity

For most companies that have been around for a while, rigidity and corporate processes eventually creep into the system. They slowly start to see innovation as simply the next iteration of an existing product or service. Resulting in just iterative ‘innovation’ which isn’t a sustainable way for a …

Innovation

These stylish garden rugs are made from recycled plastic straws – and they're reversible too

Introducing the new collection from Fab Hab...<p><b>Bring the latest interior trends into your outside space with Fab Hab’s 2018 World Collection – a range of stylish garden rugs woven in India from recycled plastic straws.</b><p>Whilst the global plastic pollution crisis has really come to the forefront – …

Home Decorating

Creating a true open platform for designers – UX Collective

Invision Studio is just around the corner. I got the early access, but I am supposed to keep it hush-hush for now. I have seen what it can do, and …

UX Design

Learner Experience Design: The Core of Active Deep Learning

The business world is increasingly moving to an experience economy—shifting from commodity, to product, to service, and now to experience. This …

Pedagogy

How Dark Patterns Trick You Online

Websites are a band of shady tricksters. Using something called Dark Patterns, companies like Amazon and Facebook keep you forever in their grasps by …

Knitting

The Last Donald Wexler–Designed Home Ever Built Asks $2.65M

Located in idyllic Palm Springs, California, this steel post-and-beam residence is an astounding example of midcentury modern design.<p>Completed in 2018, this dwelling was the last design by Donald Wexler (1926-2015) to be built. Wexler, nicknamed "Man of Steel" for the treasured steel residences he …

Architecture

Too Many Experts Can Hurt Your Innovation Projects

If you need an appendectomy, call a surgeon. But if you’re seeking a CEO for a surgical device company, an MD may not be your best choice.<p>To be sure, entrepreneurs in highly specialized and technical industries need the knowledge that only users (doctors, lawyers, engineers, and the like) can …

Innovation

3 Tips To Improve Your Networking Skills

Networking is not going anywhere. In fact, it may be more important now than ever. According to this study on LinkedIn, 85% of jobs are filled via networking of some sort, a percentage that should cause anyone to think twice about their networking skills.To put it lightly, networking can be crucial …

Employment

35 Creative Kids' Bedrooms

A child's bedroom is a great place for bold and playful design choices, from whimsical colors and fabrics to unique furniture. Check out these …

Interior Design

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

How Volvo Reinvented Itself Through Hiring

Many legacy companies would like to transform themselves into agile, talent-first organizations. But when some CEOs in this position look at the people they employ, they discover a problem: a swath of their existing team doesn’t have the necessary skills or metabolism for change to meet the new …

Volvo

Why Being Treated Equally Shows Poor Employee Management

Understanding what your employees want is key to motivating them.<p>There was the moment when MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe realized he wasn't a very good manager. Yes, in his career he had helped lead Netflix and Redbox to huge financial success and market share, but his personal management style was …

Employment

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: <i>How do I walk into the</i> …

Empowering Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that …

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

Investing

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

Employment