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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Herbst Architects' winning formula reflects simple, pared-back design

The Home of the Year 2018 is the Kawakawa House at Piha, designed by Lance and Nicola Herbst.<p>Award judges get to view the crème de la crème of New …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

<i>This piece originally appeared on</i> <i>Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Motto</i><p>Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re …

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s …

Harvard Is Offering a Popular Online Architecture Course for Free

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard? If you're interested in architecture, you'll be thrilled to hear that Harvard's Graduate School of Design is offering its popular course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, for free online. From the comfort of your own home, you'll get the …

This Stunning Home in Austria Sets a New Bar For Alpine Retreats

Horizontal larch cladding and a copper pitched roof lend textural detail to a contemporary farmhouse.<p>In Tschengla, a high plateau in the Western Austrian village of Bürserberg, a minimalist retreat allows a local couple to work in the lively town of Feldkirch and escape to the solitude of the …

Gallery: 2017 Wood Design Awards showcase the best in timber construction

"The Wood Design & Building Awards program has been in existence for over 30 years," explains Etienne Lalonde, Vice-President of Market Development …

How 3D printing is disrupting the architecture and design industry

What is 3D printing?<p>The technology of 3D printing was invented by Chuck Hull, an American engineer. He initially called the new process …

Galactic inspiration: The architect behind 2018 Burning Man's twisting temple

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year, in the last week of August, tens of thousands of revelers descend upon Nevada's Black Rock Desert to a city built from scratch. A week later, they leave the desert without a trace.<p>They come for Burning Man, a 10-day festival dedicated to community, where attendees are asked to …

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32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, and inevitably they credit simple routines which have been …

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5 Brain Hacks That Will Help You Think Smarter | Inc.com

When I bought my first computer years ago, I hired a tutor to teach me how to use it, but before she had finished giving me instructions my fingers were all over the keyboard pushing buttons. "What do these do?" I wanted to know. She was a little horrified because I could have frozen my computer, …

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Why Doing Nothing Will Allow You to Do More | Inc.com

Don't you just wish there were more hours in the day? Surely you may want an extra hour or two tacked onto the normal 24, if only to cross off a few more important things from your daily to-do list. But what if you used these hypothetical extra hours to do something completely counterintuitive? …

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3 Landmarks to Watch for on Your Path to a Successful Life

If you're too busy making a living to have a life, you're failing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a civilization, we are concerned with operating on the notions of successful living, healthy eating, being good to people and other mantras like these. You can search …

How to Frame and Install a Partition Wall

Creating rooms starts with building walls the right way.<p>Remodeling a home usually consists of removing and building walls. These are both jobs that a motivated DIYer can take on and save some money in the process. Building a wall starts with assembling and installing the frame, which are the …

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3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …