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Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

I Will Not Be Put in a Box: I Am Not What I Do, Own, Think, or Feel

<b>“All that I seek is already in me. “ ~Louise Hay</b><p>My world collapsed the day I became unemployed. After a successful thirteen-year career in a …

Arkitema Architects Designs 30 Shipping Container Apartments in Roskilde, Denmark

Beat Box: 30 apartments in 48 containers to transform the Danish neighborhood of Musicon, adjacent to the famous Roskilde Festival area. Designed by …

Architecture

How to deal with difficult emotions that arise during meditation

Most of the time, meditation is pretty uneventful. You sit down (in a comfortable position with a straight spine), focus on your breathing, and leave …

Mindfulness

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …

No More Ping-Pong Tables! This Designer Is Changing How Startup Offices Look And Feel.

New York-based interior designer Dani Arps is giving startup offices a chic, adult makeover. And there are no Ping-Pong tables in sight.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Do not ask Dani …

Startups

Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s the system that’s best suited to build our future society.<p><i>This story reflects the views of the authors, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>In February, college sophomore Trevor Hill stood up during a …

London School of Economics

Better home batteries are changing the sustainable energy game

As battery costs drop, sustainable residential and commercial power becomes a much better deal<p>As the cost of solar and wind power continues to drop, sustainable energy is in the middle of a growth spurt. And one of the technologies that may fuel the next phase of sustainable power for homes, …

IKEA launches solar battery packs to rival Tesla's Powerwall

IKEA is expanding its solar panel offering with a battery-storage solution, which it claims could help homeowners cut their electricity bills by 70 …

Clean Energy

The world's top 10 road trips

<b>(CNN) —</b> It doesn't matter whether you're sitting amid the high whine of an old Mini Cooper or feeling the swirl of acceleration from the bucket seat of a Bentley Bentayga V12, the open road is one of life's great levelers.<p>Fresh air, great scenery and a wide open road are the Holy Trinity of freedom …

Hot Springs

Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World Photos

Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their …

From giraffes to Airstreams: Top 9 glamping destinations in California

We love sleeping bags and tents as much as any happy camper, but there’s something beguiling about glamping — the portmanteau name for glamorous …

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

Elon Musk has discovered a new passion in life — and it could be Tesla's best product yet

But what are supercar-fast electric vehicles and low-Earth orbits in the face of ... roofing.<p>Against all odds, Musk has become perhaps the biggest booster in the history of the roofing business, thanks to a new Tesla product, the Solar Roof, that officially went on sale Wednesday.<p>It's the first …

Why shopping should be a last resort

<b>Toronto illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's Buyerarchy of Needs urges people to consider other options before hitting the mall.</b><p>Sarah Lazarovic does a …

Tulips in Full Bloom: Pictures

10 best new web design tools for April 2017

There's good news this month for Foundation users: the team has released a library of UI components you can download, edit and plug into your site to …

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers?<p>Try a little compassion.<p>Compassion, as one scholar describes it, is "experiencing feelings of loving kindness toward another person's …

Mindfulness

Do You Want to Be Happy? Stop Chasing Happiness

Alan Watts taught that the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are one in the same -- that "to hold your breath is to lose your breath." Traditional Zen Buddhism would agree: to desire fulfillment is to not have fulfillment, happiness is not something you seek, but that which you …

Pay It Forward Day: Contributing to 10 Million Acts of Kindness

The last Thursday in April marks International Pay It Forward Day, a celebration of altruism and the good of humanity. In 2015, people from 75 countries participated in Pay it Forward Day inspiring more than 5 million acts of kindness to date. This year marks the movement's 10 year anniversary with …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos

Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser.<p>Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent …

Silicon Valley

Explora Patagonia Hotel

Given its name, you'd expect the Explora Patagonia Hotel to give you both a stay and an education on the surrounding lands. And this all-exclusive …

National Parks

Europe's 10 best hidden ski resorts | CNN Travel

24 Hotels to Follow on Instagram for an Instant Vacation

Need an escape? Take a vacation in an instant by adding these hotels to your Instagram feed. We found 24 dazzling hotels whose snaps boost …

Social Media

These Are Cabins? 9 Luxe Airbnb Rentals Around the World

Far, far from Little House on the Prairie, Airbnb has a host of luxe cabins that range from a chic glass house in Canada to a jaw-dropping tree house in Brazil.

Why the Best Places To Work list is becoming a battle of the flex

Autonomy is the new currency for attracting the best and brightest employees, who think it is their right to be able to decide how, when and where …

The Workplace

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including …

The jobless future — and why we need to prepare for it now

With the unemployment rate falling to 5.3 percent, the lowest in seven years, policy makers are heaving a sigh of relief. Indeed, with the technology boom in progress, there is a lot to be optimistic about. Manufacturing will be returning to U.S. shores with robots doing the job of Chinese workers; …