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Great 8: Wondrous National Parks

When PBS aired a six-episode series about American wonders in 2009, it gave it this title: <i>The National Parks: America’s Best Idea</i>. From Acadia to …

National Parks

7 Reasons You Need to Manage Your Online Presence More Carefully

While CEOs understand the value of meticulously maintaining their company's image on the Internet, most don't pay enough attention to their own.<p><i>If I had a dollar for every CEO I've met who thinks his online presence is unimportant, I'd be a one-percenter. In today's column, my colleague Sam Ford,</i> …

The Book That Changed Pharrell's Life

When one of Pharrell Williams' managers suggested he read Paulo Coelho's <i>The Alchemist</i>, Pharrell didn't realize the book would have such a profound …

Paulo Coelho

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

This Is How Much Snow It Takes To Cancel School In Your State

Whenever snow is in the forecast, kids all over the country are crossing their fingers and hoping for a day off.<p>But how much snow does it really take to get that cancellation?<p>A new map from Reddit user Alexandr Trubetskoy (atrubetskoy) gives us a visual.<p>We first saw this map on The Atlantic, which …

Snowfall

Articles about city and grid 1 on Dwell.com - Dwell

John Briscella, a Philadelphian now earning his Masters in "Urban Strategies" in Vienna—surely one of the most interesting degree...<p>Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.<p>After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

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How Paid Advertising Is Working on Social Media

• Social-media content has grabbed the spotlight in the last few years, as marketers figure out how to engage consumers through tweets, posts and viral …

Ikea Showrooms Have Become a Stage for Consumers' Hilarious Stunts

Ikea is known for its out-of-the-box marketing pushes, which include putting entire apartments in subway stations, building homes in airports and …

Advertising

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

It's Black (Car) Friday! Forget Shopping, Enjoy These Photos of Our Favorite Black Cars – Feature

Black Friday is too hectic–who wants to sit in a line, outside in the cold at 3 a.m. for a barely discounted iPad or 50 percent off a bedspread? Bedding is boring, and sitting on the couch drinking a cold one and shaking off the Thanksgiving food coma is so much more satisfying, anyway. To help you …

The 4 Things You HAVE To Do To Make Leadership Development Really Work - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

Every company has some kind of leadership development program, even if they don’t realize it.<p>As soon as a supervisor, manager, director, vice …

Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya – Wired Campus - Blogs

In a new magazine profile of Sebastian Thrun, the Udacity founder calls his company’s massive open online courses a “lousy product” to use for …

Higher Education

Udacity announces Open Education Alliance to prepare students for tech jobs

SAN FRANCISCO–If you want to land a job at Google, a new industry alliance, not a fresh B.S. in Computer Science, may be the key to your …

Udacity Experiment at San Jose State Suspended After 56% to 76% of Students Fail Final Exams

In January, San Jose State University (SJSU) made headlines when it announced that it would let students take credit-bearing online courses through …

7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

The top sales performers have these activities in common.<p>A staggering amount has been written on how to be a good salesperson. A lot of it is great, but there's an easy way to cut through the clutter. Here are seven simple activities that, in my experience, consistently separate high-performing …

How I Got My Team To Fail More

Business-school literature has long stressed the importance of taking risks and encouraging rapid failure. In the real world of quarterly numbers, though, embracing failure mostly remains a throwaway line in CEO speeches.<p>At PBS Digital, we went beyond corporate lip service and demanded failure from …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself <i>Before</i> You Speak Your Mind

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Are Star Performers The Only Employees Who Matter?

Research shows that companies get 80% of their value from 20% of their employees. What does that mean for your business?<p>“Someone who is exceptional in their role is not just a little better than someone who is pretty good,” Mark Zuckerberg famously said. “They are 100 times better.”<p>And then Marc …

Don’t Spin a Better Story. Be a Better Company

Companies frequently hire public relations people when they sense that the tide of opinion is turning against them. They may be facing nasty headlines and want them to go away. “We’re misunderstood,” the company’s CEO will say. “We just need to tell our story better.”<p>There is often some truth to …

How to Get in the Mood for Sex

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch to 'brighten everyone's day', says Apple

Apple's invitation to an event at its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday promises to "brighten everyone's day". Shown via satellite link in Europe it will, for the first time, also be shown to a select group of guests in China.<p>Even though the iPhone maker has said nothing about what is ahead, its …

Apple to Hire Creatives in Major Marketing Department Expansion

Apple is looking for a few good creatives as it works to bring more of its advertising and marketing in-house.<p>Longtime observers say after years of …

San Francisco

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Production Spec Finally Revealed

Porsche's new production supercar, by the numbers.<p>It’s easy to argue that some of the most impressive numbers in automobiledom belong to Porsche. Our first drive of a prototype 918 Spyder a few months back confirmed that. Despite its recent penchant for using actual names for its vehicles, just say …

Leaders Don't Fix Problems, They Turn Them Into Opportunities

There's a difference between fixing a problem and refashioning the problem into something that reaps rewards later on.<p>It’s easy to fire the sour employee who brings others down and difficult to turn the employee into a friendly one. It’s easy to ask an angry customer what you can do to make him or …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Hong Kong

Articles about airy renovation sydney on Dwell.com - Dwell

A snug footprint and protected streetscape in Sydney prompt an architect to build skyward.<p>An award-winning renovation and addition offer a pair of introverted homeowners the sanctuary they crave.<p>Strategically located skylights brighten and modernize this renovated 1950s bungalow.<p>Breaking …

Architecture

Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When David Rockwell, Founder and …

Prefab Homes

Articles about platform living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer...<p>Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.<p>With our latest platform release, you can now continuously scroll through stories, and easily add your photo uploads …

Architecture