Mark Breingan

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Who Has The Best Business Model (And It’s Not Google Or Facebook)

<i>“</i>When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that …

The Complete Guide to the Science of Circadian Rhythms

<b>Editor’s Note</b><i>: This story is focused on the science of circadian rhythms, the 24-hour physiological patterns that most organisms, including humans,</i> …

Hi-tech dreamcatcher defeats sleep amnesia

<b>When Adam Haar Horowitz took to the stage at a conference dressed as a lotus flower, he raised eyebrows.</b><p>Then, when he started hitting computers and making gong noises, jaws dropped.<p>He was acting out a dream he had recently had to illustrate how our night-time fantasies can influence our waking …

100 Steps to a Plastic-Free Life » My Plastic-free Life

Top Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste<p>Eating and Drinking on the Go<p>Grocery Shopping<p>Household Cleaning<p>I use a mixture of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water as …

The Science of ‘Aha Moments’

See why there is a predictable pattern to creativity<p><i>In</i> <i>the latest episode of Taking Note: Conversations with Evernote</i><i>, we sat down with Allen Gannett,</i> …

The promise and peril of working from home

Telecommuting has been all the rage at businesses big and small in recent years. Many workers love the flexibility and freedom of working from home. …

Research Shows a Simple Way to Increase Your Engagement at Work

It is no secret that many employees face work environments that are not very engaging. A 2016 poll by the Gallup Organization shows that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. And when it comes to enhancing employees’ engagement (i.e., energy, enthusiasm, and focus), much of the …

Time Management

The Unique Challenges of Starting an Environmentally Conscious Company

A green business is not without its challenges.<p><i>By Zev Herman, an entrepreneur focused on growing wholesale light bulb and lighting business.</i><p>As passionate as I am about environmentally conscious business solutions, I know that creating and implementing them isn't exactly a walk in the park. There …

Green Living

There’s so much plastic in the ocean it just set a new record

Arctic researchers have found a record amount of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice, <i>The Guardian</i> reports, raising concerns that we have nearly permanently contaminated the planet.<p>Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research took core samples from across …

Pollution

Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can

Vincent Siciliano, CEO of California-based New Resource Bank, was brought in to turn things around and restore the bank’s founding mission, which is to “serve values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world.” Within a few years, Vince had the bank back on track, …

Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group.<p>Every year since 2004, the group -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization -- ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular fruits and vegetables for …

Pesticides

Creating a strong ‘office’ culture for remote workers

How the dispersed team at Student Loan Hero prioritizes communication and connectionIllustration by Josh Cochran<b>Andy Josuweit</b> is the Austin, TX-based …

Remote Working

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

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7 Modern Modular and Prefabricated Homes in the UK

Thanks to the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that prefabricated homes can offer, they’ve continued to gain popularity with homeowners who are looking for an alternative to traditional construction—and not just in the U.S.<p>Prefabricated houses were in fact a major part of the British …

Prefab Homes

Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed If It Becomes a Movement

What does it take to cause something big about a community to change — something that no one individually has much power over, even something as big as a prevailing mindset? We know what it takes: a social movement. And social movements aren’t only the domain of community organizers and college …

How Large Food Retailers Can Help Solve the Food Waste Crisis

If you find yourself having to purge your refrigerator’s crisper bin every few weeks, imagine what goes on at a grocery store. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers estimates that annually between a third and a half of all food produced is wasted worldwide. According to the Guardian, …

To Get People to Change, Make Change Easy

It is 9:00AM in our New York City office, and one of us (Jordan) stops by the fifth-floor kitchen to pick up a free piece of fruit — a healthy perk that Weight Watchers offers its employees. When he arrives, he faces a familiar sight: the bananas are already gone and only the oranges remain. When …

These 5 Tips Can Take Your Blog From Ho-Hum to High-Performing

Your blog will work for you if you first put in the work.<p>Blogs are like puppies: They require a lot more care and maintenance for them to grow than you thought when you first got one.<p>So why go through the motions at all? Because blogs have substantial power in today's web-based ecosystem. Content …

This Simple Practice Keeps Google Employees From Burning Out. You Can Use It Too

Don't let the stress from what you cannot control influence the things you can.<p>Let's face it. If you're going to work for a large tech organization like Google, Apple or Facebook, work-life balance may be a concept you only read about. Yes, all of these organizations have programs for employees' …

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Our minds have such an ability to influence our lives. It's amazing how powerful our minds and our thoughts can be; how we look at the world shapes …

Self-improvement

1 Critical Habit of Successful Innovators, According to a Prolific Startup Investor

Want to create real change? Here's why you need this book on your night stand.<p>Answer these three questions with the first thing that comes to mind. Who are today's great living innovator? Where is the most innovation coming from today? Why does innovation matter? Your answers are probably …

Innovation

Career advice: 5 surprising ways being messy, noisy and disorganized can actually help you at work

Sloppy behavior is typically frowned upon at work: Even if you think your chronic lateness or coffee spills aren’t a big deal, no one wants to work …

3 Factors That Actually Matter in a Company Culture

A fun workplace is great, but an excellent company culture is made up of so much more.<p>When it comes to company culture, there are plenty of elements that hold much greater weight than unlimited PTO, a lax dress code or Taco Tuesdays. No amount of free beer or on-site massages can make up for an …

The Workplace

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive

On the surface it’s about getting your daily work done, but on a deeper level it’s about re-framing who you are really working for.<p>It’s obvious that some employees perform at higher levels than others—but why? David Maxfield, vice president of research for the leadership-training firm VitalSmarts, …

The Explainer: The Balanced Scorecard

<b>Robert S. Kaplan</b> and <b>David P. Norton</b>'s seminal framework — in under three minutes.

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How to make money the Instagram way

<b>Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo app, has become a lucrative shop window for many small entrepreneurs. So what are the secrets of its success?</b><p>When Facebook bought the photo app Instagram in 2012 for a cool $1bn (£760m), eyebrows were raised at the value the tech giant had placed on this …

Social Media

3 Ways to Let Remote Members Know They Matter

It's important to find ways to keep employees as part of the team while they're working from afar.<p><i>By Matt Doyle, VP and co-founder of Excel Builders.</i><p>If your team is going to be remote either temporarily or permanently, you need to let them know they matter. I manage projects that are all over the …

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment.<p>When organizations lack a …