MARK HUGHES

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19 summer books that will keep you up all night reading

A woman reads a book on the grass on a sunny summer day. Credit: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann<p>It’s summer — a time to catch up on missed readings, turn …

Books

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p><i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell …

Books

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

Once you learn these 4 profound lessons from Lao Tzu, you'll find new meaning in life

Lao Tzu is one of the great Chinese philosophers to have lived many centuries ago. His teachings have become so influential in Chinese society that …

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

A Zen Master Reveals a Powerful Mindfulness Strategy to Stop Negative Thought Cycles

If you’ve ever read wisdom from the likes of Buddha, Osho or Eckhart Tolle, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “become an observer of your …

The problem with real estate chatbots: Consumer value

Everyone is talking about the rise of chatbots in real estate, and they’re all overlooking a key issue: consumer value.Bots are being heralded as an …

Real Estate

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Meditation is a practice of focusing attention in order to clear the mind and reduce anxiety (see: that constant to-do list running through your head). Learning to focus can help you tune out distractions.<p>Meditation is not only calming—it also has some seriously positive health results. It’s been …

Meditation

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Professional Development

10 years after housing peaked, US is more of a renter nation

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.<p>For many longtime owners, times are good. They're …

Real Estate

52 Mind-Blowing Quotes About Meditation

Meditation is that magical tool which helps us to control our restless mind, every day we encounter with hundreds and thousands of thoughts, some of …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Professional Development

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Documentaries

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

I wish someone had told me when I first began my journey into a life of my own that where I needed to begin was sitting on the floor, with my eyes closed. I wish someone had told me that my first step, the first step anyone must take is inward.<p>I wish someone had told me when I felt I had nothing to …

Meditation

57 Most Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves, mindfulness is a way to know yourself, a new look to your own thoughts, creating a direct window to …

Mindfulness

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Do you ever feel that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

Photo of the Week: Prefab Cabin with Green Add-Ons

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Follow @dwellmagazine on Instagram for more design and architecture inspiration.

Cabins

20 entrepreneurs share the advice that made them successful

Regardless of how we define it, success can feel like a fleeting and often elusive target. It takes confidence, passion, and drive to accomplish your goals and to recognize success when you've achieved it.<p>Here's how 20 influential executives and entrepreneurs describe the key to their success.

Success

Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden

It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.<p>Nestled in an urban forest surrounded by a residential neighborhood in the hills of Portland, Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is a beloved cultural attraction that was starting …

Cabins

[Slideshow] How Mobile Killed the Desktop: 33 Stats that Tell a Story

It’s no secret: mobile Internet traffic is growing, the number of folks who own mobile devices is growing, and more and more online consumers are …

Jeremy England, the Man Who May One-Up Darwin

On a sunny afternoon, at a bustling cafe less than a mile from Stanford University’s campus, near Palo Alto, and more than 5,000 miles from his home, …

Forbes Welcome

People who lose their relevance get stuck in the past because they’re no longer in the present moment.<p>Marc Benioff,<br>Founder of Salesforce

Marc Benioff

Millennials and Real Estate

Depending on who you ask, I may or may not be a Millennial (Pew includes birth years 1980-2000), however other institutions cut me off by a couple …

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Tiny House Movement

Could You Live in A 186-Square-Foot Prefab, Flat-Pack Cabin?

You read that right. Because we here at Curbed love all things well-designed, tiny, sustainable, and modular, we were particularly besotted with this flat-pack, solar-powered cabin from a South African design team. Completed in a collaboration between architect Clara Da Cruz Almeida and local …