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LAVA breaks ground on sustainable energy tower in Heidelberg

A dynamic new icon of sustainable energy is rising in Heidelberg, Germany. Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) just broke ground on a new …

Sustainable Energy

Harvard finds certified green buildings improve both thinking and sleep

Better indoor air and lighting likely drive gains.<p>New research from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that workers in high-performing, …

Data Mining

A mysterious death in China raises suspicions of police brutality

Lei Yang left his Beijing home between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday to pick up a relative from the airport. Shortly afterward, he was detained by police. By 10:09 p.m., he was dead.<p>The exact circumstances of Lei's death remain unknown. Yet the question of what transpired in that short window blazed …

China

Identifying the Skills That Can Help You Change Careers

A lot of talented people grapple with the disruption of having to switch jobs or careers and figuring out how their current profession’s skills can be applied in a fulfilling new way. The good news is that other industries may value your talents just as much, if not more, than your existing one. …

Is Constantly Pleasing Others Making You Depressed?

If you are the kind of person who is always nice, regardless of your experiences with others, it is possible that you are neglecting your own feelings and sense of self-worth. Many times, when you go along to get along, you are, in a sense, letting yourself down, and your feelings of …

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Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a vacation can actually <i>increase</i> the …

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The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

China investigating spy chief for corruption

China puts deputy chief of the country's top intelligence agency under investigation, the latest high-ranking figure probed in corruption crackdown<p>A Chinese spymaster has become the latest senior official to be embroiled in the country’s crackdown on corruption and rivals to the Communist Party …

7 Ways to Build Influence in the Workplace

Influence has countless benefits, and is a particularly lucrative asset in the business world. Here are seven ways to build your influence!<p>Influence is power. No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for …

Finding Happiness at Work

Happiness is one of the most basic pursuits of humans. It drives many of us in our personal lives but often takes a back seat at work. This needs to change for employees, and their employers, to reach new levels of success.<p>Whether you call it happiness, job satisfaction, or engagement, it's …