Colin Nourie

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9 Things You Definitely Don’t Need to Pack for College

Consider this your “un-checklist".<p>The first thing I did when I found out I got into my dream school? Devised my packing list. Caught up in …

Kitchens

10 Apps to Delete from Your Teenager's Phone (and 4 to Watch Closely)

Apps

Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User’s Head

<i>“Well, as a user, I wouldn’t do that.”<br>“Our users aren’t going to worry about that.”<br>“It’s my project. I know what users think.”</i>We’ve all heard …

UX Design

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

accountabilitypartner

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Self-improvement

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Leadership

Find A Modern Mailbox That Matches Your Home And Style

Maybe we don’t receive as much physical mail as we used to, with everything being done electronically these days, but that doesn’t really make the …

The One Thing No One Tells You When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop

When choosing a kitchen countertop, many questions arise. What material will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday kitchen tasks? Marble is …

How To Make IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Look Like a Million Bucks

There is lots to love about Ruthie Schulder's Brooklyn home. It's a bright, big, light-filled space that was renovated to add function and modernity …

Kitchens

The Meaning of Design Is up for Debate. And That’s a Good Thing

When Airbnb’s founders tell their origin story, they often go back to the moment in 2009 when Paul Graham, head of startup incubator Y Combinator, …

Design

By Golly, Meet, OLLLY!

A regular desk with a drawer seems just plain drab compared to the uber-cool OLLLY desk! Not only handsome, it’s also designed to accommodate all …

Real Estate

An Artist-Architect Breathes New Life Into a Brooklyn Row House

Brooklyn-born and -raised Shane Neufeld is an artist who happens to be an architect; he earned his graduate degree from the Yale School of …

Architecture

Herman Miller's new Aeron chair is an office spy, collecting data on your every move

You’ve been sitting quite a while there; why don’t you stretch your legs for a moment before reading this?<p>Imagine such a nudge coming not from a doctor or your mother or a life coach (or from us) but from the very desk and chair underneath you. It’s part of the more productive, more comfortable …

Office Furniture

10 Easy Pieces: Rectangular Wooden Dining Tables

With the official start of outdoor dining season weeks away, it’s time to take stock. We’ve rounded up a selection of rectangular wooden tables …

This 20-minute indoor cardio workout is what you need to lose weight fast

This 20-minute indoor cardio workout is what you need to lose weight fast<p>Running in the summer can be a drag. Sure, more hours of daylight means more …

13 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas That Seriously Rival All-White

For Merlin Wright, design director for British firm Plain English Designs, which is poised to launch its very first New York studio this spring, the …

Seven mid-century furniture designs relaunched at Stockholm Design Week

A range of furniture designs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s were relaunched during this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair – proving that the demand for …

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

Write a Résumé that Stands Out

It tells your story, shares the skills you have acquired, and highlights your professional accomplishments. It is vital to helping you to progress in …

Employment

Here's Exactly Why Quartz Countertops Are Winning Right Now

In the war of kitchen materials, quartz countertops have risen up through the ranks, and are now the most popular option out there — beating out …

johan kauppi launches the barn & fences at stockholm furniture fair 2018

<b>the swedish designer johan kauppi shares ‘the barn & fences’, an office setting to be presented by glimakra of sweden at stockholm furniture fair</b> …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Short-Term Memory

Japanese brand highlights Indonesian rattan at Maison&Objet

An elegant rattan sofa-bench designed by 34-year-old Indonesian-born product designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo is among the products showcased at the …

Rainforests

A philosophy expert explains how journaling can help you solve the problems in your life

We sometimes continue in our well-worn grooves even though they haven't served us for a long time. But then, we wake up and realize that we don't feel good about our lives. We might even realize that we've been unhappy for a long time.<p>When that happens, pay attention. Stop, reflect, process. …

Employment

The Secret To Creativity – According To Science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

5 Essential Components of Quality Goal Setting

Having self awareness of your current state against where you would like to be is an important skill. Goal setting is an essential part of …

20 kitchen design trends for 2018 you need to know about

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This Simple Practice Will Help You Be More Happy and Productive

In today's hyper-connected world, it's easy to get distracted. Turns out, all that distraction makes us unhappy and unproductive. Here's how to stop the vicious cycle.<p>Has this ever happened to you? You sit down to work on an important project with a looming deadline and suddenly, without warning, …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Use Your Brain to Become a Better Innovator

Innovation may not be rocket science, but it can surely benefit from some neuroscience.<p>Stifled by a risk-averse culture? Worn out by collective brainstorms? Unable to move ideas into action? It doesn't have to be that way. Hans-Werner Hagemann, co-author of the new book <i>The Leading Brain</i>, believes …

Albert Einstein