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Here's exactly how to write an email with negative feedback, without ruffling feathers

Sometimes you have to write harsh emails.<p>You need to share feedback with someone in a different office, or disagree with a stakeholder, or tell someone they messed up — and setting up a call or in-person meeting would be an overreaction (and risk making the situation an even bigger deal).<p>That said, …

Self-help

Is Your Office Layout Causing Gender Bias?

Most office layouts are set up to favor men’s work styles.<p>When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder, women get less access to career-advancing opportunities, they’re less likely to see fellow women in senior management, and they’re less confident that they’ll reach the top ranks, according to …

5 Mods To Install For 'Skyrim Special Edition' On Xbox One

It’s time to mod. For too long this vast world of user-created weirdness has been largely limited to PC players. Games like <i>Skyrim</i> or <i>Fallout</i> could expand nearly infinitely if you played on Windows, but they were always limited to official expansions for those on console. Until 2016, that is. <i>Skyrim</i> …

12 Interior Paint Colors Designers Absolutely Love

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>With hundreds of shades to choose from, go straight to the best. These tried-and-true …

The Most Convincing Argument Against Parametric Design Yet

Have a hard time articulating what the movement parametric design is? So does its founder. At the Guardian, Rowan Moore takes a stab.<p>In a nutshell, parametricism is an architectural philosophy that contends that a computer can design more complex forms and useful spaces than human beings …

Expert Advice: 8 Ways to Create a Productivity-Enhancing Workspace

The members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory have designed thousands of offices among them. Who better to share tips on creating a …

Home walls design ideas for modern style

Sprucing up a place involves so much more than laying down a nice rug or dusting off those side tables. A lot of the time we focus so much on the …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

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53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

8 questions to ask before buying your first home

Do you really know why you are buying a house?<p>Buying your first home is a big deal, and very exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. Owning a home might not be something for which you are ready, even if you can afford it. To help first-time homebuyers figure that out, we queried real …

This Unique Pivoting Door Fits Together Like A Puzzle Piece

The majority of doors we use throughout the day all operate using the same hinged technology. But when doors start getting bigger and heavier, …

WATG wins competition to design freeform 3D-printed house

A team of architects in Chicago has proposed a house made of 3D-printed plastic and carbon-fibre panels wrapped around glazed walls (+ slideshow).<p>The …

These dystopian cityscapes were all designed by a computer program

The London-based programmer and designer is the mastermind behind a newly released series of computer-generated cityscapes that look straight out of the movie "Inception."<p>"I was interested in the idea of 'creating' a virtual city, but realised I could never design such an amount of detail," Brown …

Here's why you can't actually be a vegetarian

In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

Spectacular bridge designs from around the world - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it's easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple.<p>But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city …

24 ways your office job is destroying your health

And it's not just the tight deadlines, stress-eaten doughnuts, and sneezing coworkers that are doing you in. Even your keyboard can be out to get you.<p>From the printer to your supervisor, the dangers presented in a typical office can have real effects on your physical well-being and mental health. …

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A Hidden Garden Behind the Concrete Walls / Muxin Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is to reconstruct an office in a high-rise building, the original space is in inadequate …

Google turns the Sydney Opera House into an online exhibit

Cultural Institute launches interactive online exhibit with more than 1,000 artifacts and 360-degree video<p>Google has launched a new interactive feature that brings users inside the Sydney Opera House, one of the world's most iconic works of architecture. The online exhibit, launched this week by …

Researchers store, search, retrieve images in DNA

A team at the University of Washington has moved DNA data storage forward a significant step by making the information both searchable and directly accessible.<p>They encoded four digital images in DNA, and then retrieved them perfectly. A paper released last week details the effort.<p>The past few years …

Look out, glass – Scientists develop "transparent wood"

Whether it's being used to make highrises, bicycles or foam insulation, wood is known for being a strong, plentiful, inexpensive and renewable …

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

What goes on inside a black hole

Ever wanted to peek inside a black hole, even if just in theory? Kip Thorne, the physicist behind "Interstellar" and "Contact," takes us on a …

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

12 ways to make your office better for your health

You spend about half of your waking hours at your job. While certain jobs like construction or manual labor have clear hazards, you can't assume that if you are clocking time in an office environment that it's a healthy place to be. Many occupations deliver stress, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy …

I worked in a lying desk all day and was surprisingly productive, but I'll never do it again

Sitting at a desk is going to kill me. But standing all day isn't much better. And now new research suggests that maybe sitting isn't so bad after all.<p>Studies on the occupational hazards of working in front of a computer have been trickling in for years, and the results are far from …

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Ricoh develops energy-generating rubber

As digital technology becomes more ubiquitous and the Internet of Things takes shape, the question of how to power it all becomes more pressing. …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

New Galaxy Map Relocates The Milky Way To A Ginormous Supercluster Called Laniakea

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuanced look at our cosmic neighborhood.<p>Until now, the Milky Way was believed to be one galaxy in the 2,000 that make up what's known as the Virgo …

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in <i>Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics</i>, we may be fundamentally mistaken in …

Articles about 3 d printed canal house amsterdam on Dwell.com - Dwell

An in-progress 3-D printed house could impact the future of urban housing.<p>Believed to be the first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology, a 38-square-meter surface structure has sprung up in...<p>In Amsterdam, DUS Architects create a recyclable urban retreat.<p>Designed by Los Angeles …

Architecture