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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 …

TED Talks

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

The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path

Description<p>In <i>The Heart of the Buddha</i>, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to …

Big Ideas

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 …

Yoga

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> …

Mind

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

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 …

Wealth

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 …

Mindfulness

Review: In ‘Evicted,’ Home Is an Elusive Goal for America’s Poor

One of the most heartbreaking moments in Matthew Desmond’s “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”— and there’s a shameful assortment to choose from — is when 13-year-old Ruby Hinkston takes refuge in the public library. She’s come to use the computer. It turns out that she’s been slowly …

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>@vimob shared a series of images of their eponymous modular home, designed by Colombia's ColectivoCreativo. To lessen its impact on the environment, the diminutive prefab can be …

Sustainable Design

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

A Small Wisconsin Cabin Filled with Multifunctional Furniture

This this eco-friendly forest retreat, designed and built by father-son architectural duo Bill and Daniel Yudchitz, wasn't their first foray into small space architecture. Back in the winter of 2009/10, the Yudchitzes built this 325 square-foot retreat: the Experimental Dwelling for a Greener …

United States

[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 …

This Guy Might Have Made the Biggest Scientific Findings of the Century

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, …

Violins, Trash and Calculus: 6 Paths To Better College-Entry Essays

What delights college admissions officers as they read high-school students’ application essays? What’s a total turn-off? Six experts weighed in on the subject yesterday at the annual convention of college admissions counselors. The most memorable insights touched on everything from violins to …

Mathematics

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 …

2015 Real Estate Website Rankings

How did we come up with the rankings.<p>The 2015 REAL Trends Real Estate Website Rankings submissions were collected and analyzed between April and July …

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 …

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 …

House of the Week: Comfortable Home Made of Two Shipping Containers

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.<p>Readers were drawn to this shipping container home in San Jose, Costa Rica. Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe cleverly transformed two austere, 40-foot-long …

Shipping

Playfully Quirky Cabins Are Tiny Homes with Big Personalities

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film—offering …

Design

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

AdWords

Pocketing Cash: A Simple Guide To Making A Few Extra Bucks Kindle Edition

Flip to back Flip to front<p>Audible Narration Playing... Paused You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.<p>New …

Inman announces 2015 Innovator Award candidates | Inman

Each year, Inman scans the universe of real estate companies, technology firms, individual innovators, successful agents, forward-thinking brokers, …

Startups

30 business books every professional should read before turning 30

There’s always a significant adjustment to make when transitioning from school to the workforce, with the sudden realization that no matter how smart …

Business Planning

Egg-shaped home powered by sunlight and wind lets you live anywhere

(CNN)The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.<p>But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini apartment with all the …

Energy Efficiency

Adorable Animated Mice Explain Meditation in 2 Minutes

Looking for a meditation instruction video that is both informative and adorable?Well look no further, because Dan Harris and Happify have teamed up …

Meditation

F*ck That: An Honest Meditation