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To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

The Explainer: How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

Harvard

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

Why Your Late Twenties Feel So Stressful

Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving?

It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags, there are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t. With the best of intentions, I’ve seen smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believed was …

Emotional Intelligence

The 10 apps police are warning parents to look out for on their children's phones

Parents are being urged to check their children’s phones in an effort to keep them safe online.<p>One police force has posted a warning to parents …

Six projects that are reshaping downtown Edmonton

Several major renovations and brand-new buildings are set for completion in the coming years, each promising to bring life back to the Alberta capital's core<p>For a couple of decades leading up to the mid-1990s, Edmonton seemed to be a living laboratory for everything you could do to kill downtown. …

6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday

I’ve spent the past few years working closely with leaders on incorporating self-care into their work lives — as a key component of their overall performance — so that an expansion in their role or responsibilities doesn’t come at the expense of their health and well-being. One CEO I worked with …

Creating The Never-Ending Bloom

Kengo Kuma's Turkish art museum is made of stacked timber boxes

Prolific architect Kengo Kuma just unveiled plans for an amazing timber museum in Turkey. According to the architects, the Odunpazari Modern Art …

American energy use, in one diagram

How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted.<p>Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy.<p>Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US …

Natural Gas

Jaw-dropping 3D-printed grotto explores the future of architecture

Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger unveiled their latest 3D-printed masterpiece—a full-scale ornamental grotto. Crafted with …

Hazy Black Watercolor Paintings of Children with Animals | Colossal

<p>Indonesia-based watercolor artist Elicia Edijanto (previously here and here) depicts loving relationships between wildlife and children set against …

How VR training apps are finally becoming a reality

Virtual Reality garnered plenty of headlines this past year. Most of the coverage – from former President Barack Obama virtually visiting Yosemite National Park to Fox live streaming the Super Bowl – focused on the entertainment possibilities inherent in the technology. But many companies and …

This 6-Axis Robot Arm Can 3D Print Fiberglass Composites

A team of architects and engineers at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy have unveiled Atropos, a six-axis robotic arm capable of printing continuous …

Supertall skyscraper hangs from orbiting asteroid in Clouds Architecture Office concept

In a bid to get around terrestrial height restrictions, Clouds Architecture Office has proposed suspending the world's tallest skyscraper from an …

Inspired by Pop-Up Books, This Paper Engineer Creates Giant 3D Sculptures

Artist Matthew Shlian creates large, mesmerizing sculptures inspired by origami, kirigami, and papercraft.<p>Take a quick glance at artist and paper engineer Matthew Shlian's work, and you might mistake his elaborated sculpted paper for 3D-printed art. Through the work's dimensions, geometric patterns …

Born with tibial hemimelia, Japanese artist Mari Katayama chose to have her legs amputated at the age of nine. Now she uses her body in her dazzling work, adorned with crystals, seashells and lifesize dolls<p>Mari Katayama stares out from the centre of the photograph, looking like a mannequin with a …

Art

This Is the Best Netflix Documentary for Design Lovers to Binge Watch

"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries.<p>"You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good design is."<p>So declares the trailer for "Abstract: The Art of Design," a new Netflix series that …

Automotive Design

Overcoming Ill Will

As a practice that trains the mind to become gentle and considerate, <i>metta</i> is a powerful method to dissolve our habits of thinking about, speaking to, …

This Home Takes Recycling to the Next Level

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.<p>Villa Welpeloo in Enschede, the Netherlands, doesn't look like a recycled building. Its austere lines and spacious interior have …

A Super Bowl Ad Is the Equivalent of Lighting Money on Fire (Which Can Be More Strategic Than It Sounds)

Everyone knows that whispering “I love you” to someone you just met over some bangin’ beats in the club at 3 AM stands no chance of success. Similarly, suspect claims of honesty or authenticity in business will likely be heavily discounted as cheap talk by a skeptical counterpart. So why make these …

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …

I Will Punish Whoever Made These Weird Creatures Sad

Nicole Watt's sprite-like creatures are harrowing, somber embodiments of her own subconscious.<p>Equipped with bulbous beige heads, elf-like ears, and large pupil-less eyes, Nicole Watt's creatures (or <i>Echoes</i> as she prefers to call them) convey a harrowing sadness and weariness simply through body …

Enjoy the Silence in Kelsey Beckett's Intimate Illustrated Portraits

Illustrator Kelsey Beckett’s new ‘Murmuration’ exhibition explores how the natural world can express feelings of solitude and intimacy.<p>The serene and wistful portraits in Detroit-based artist Kelsey Beckett’s <i>Murmuration</i> exhibition explore the emotional intricacies that characterize moments of …

Painted Rococo Remixes Ooze Sex and the Big Bad Wolf

The universe created in Ray Caesar’s ‘Tainted’ exhibition exists outside traditional time and space.<p>Falling somewhere between rococo and 18th century portraiture are the bombastic, wondrous digital paintings of English artist Ray Caesar. The snapshots in Caesar’s new <i>Tainted</i> exhibition don’t exist …

The Best Wireless Multiroom Speakers for Your Home

Wi-Fi-connected speakers are capable of delivering significantly better audio quality than Bluetooth offerings. Because they typically connect to your home network, they can also deliver seamless multiroom audio, coupled with easy controls from your smartphone or tablet.<p>Wireless speaker with Wi-Fi …

Audiophile

See the photos that got Ren Hang arrested

Admittedly, Ren Hang’s photography doesn’t have any particular purpose. He regularly denies being consciously controversial or political – in an interview with Tashen’s Sexy Books editor, Dian Hanson, for his new photo book, <i>Ren Hang</i>, he says, “I don’t really view my work as taboo, because I don’t …

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

Carpentry