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Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time–behind an office door.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I had an office. Now I don’t.<p>I’m not …

The 20 Tools You Need for Remodeling

Remodeling is more than carpentry. It often involves demolition, carpentry, plaster and drywall work, electrical, plumbing, tile, concrete, and roofing. Before you begin a remodeling job, be sure you're stocked up on tools and supplies. Here's our checkli<p>Remodeling is more than carpentry. It often …

17 Ways To Be Indispensable At Work

Job security is a serious concern for so many employees in today’s workforce. Knowing that so many positions are being outsourced, cut, or revamped, for instance, makes it especially difficult to believe that anybody’s job is completely safe, says Rita Friedman, a Philadelphia-based career coach …

The Future of Design

An inside look at Google’s data-driven job interview process

A look inside the Internet giant’s Manhattan headquarters<p>A look inside the Internet giant’s Manhattan headquarters<p>If you interview for a job at Google, don’t expect the person making the hiring decision to be your prospective boss.<p>When it comes to evaluating job candidates, “what we’ve found is …

6 Leadership Lessons Learned On A 'Backroads' Bike Trip

As previously noted at <i>Forbes</i>, luxury bike tours can be the best vacation ever. Having just returned from a Backroads bike trip, I now see why. It was outstanding. Everything clicked. One especially important component making the trip such a rich, fun and seamlessly easy experience was the …

A Smart Conversion App That Shows You How Units Relate

Thanks to Google's all-knowing computer brain, converting units has never been easier. Say you're in France, trying to make sense of the weather …

What the Sharing Economy Needs Is a Little Less Democracy

Digital utopianism runs through Silicon Valley like water down the Mississippi. But the rhetoric reaches even higher levels than usual when the tech …

4 Design Lessons From Mynd, a Slick New Calendar App and Virtual Assistant

In the midst of a hectic day, most people would like a savvy secretary to keep them on track, but are stuck combing through their calendars for …

Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing

Facebook wants you to share as much information about yourself as possible. It wants your friends to do the same. After all, the more personal …

The Best Traffic App Out There Gets an Overhaul, Big Price Cut

In a serendipitous turn of events, INRIX has released its thoroughly upgraded traffic app just in time for Labor Day, the start of the school year, …

5 Ways Meditation Can Make You Happier and More Successful at Work

Whether you work from home or in a corporate high rise, taking a little time each day to rest in the inner quiet of meditation will protect your …

These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

Aviate Reveals A Smartphone Interface That Adapts To You & Your Surroundings

Given the challenges faced by Facebook Home, an Android homescreen replacement app which makes interacting with the social network easier for mobile users, it’s wise to be cautious about the chances for success of other, alternative “intelligent homescreen” apps. Apps like Andreessen …