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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 …

Mindfulness

The problem with real estate chatbots

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 …

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 …

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

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> …

TED Talks

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><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and</b> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

@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 kitted out with renewable energy systems and storage tanks for rainwater.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

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

Dwell - A Small Wisconsin Cabin Filled with Multifunctional Furniture

In September 2009, Bill and Daniel Yudchitz bought a 2.78-acre lot that had water access to Lake Superior’s Chequamegon…<p>Their design took four months to construct. And much like their later project on the same property, the Nest, the EDGE…<p>Inspired by Swiss Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter …

Houses

[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 …

Mobile Marketing

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, …

Forbes Welcome

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear.<p>Toni Morrison

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 …

Real Estate

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 …

Real Estate

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 flat-pack, solar-powered cabin from a South African design team. Completed in a collaboration between architect Clara Da Cruz Almeida and local …

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

The home was built by two construction workers and the couple themselves, who were familiarized with the construction…<p>Set slightly apart, each container is installed on pier foundations.<p>Spectacular views continue even in the bathroom, located at the far end of the home. “We managed to change a …

Houses

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, …

Entrepreneurship

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

New from<p>Used from<p>Kindle, June 3, 2015<p>—<p>—<p>Barron's<p>Navigate global markets with Barron's digital membership. Learn more<p>Enter your mobile number or email …

Inman announces 2015 Innovator Award candidates

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