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Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

We aren’t all motivated by the same things. Here’s how to secure everybody’s buy-in, in this order.<p>Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you’ve got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology …

Innovation

Off-grid Passive House runs entirely on solar in Colorado

The asymmetrical home maintains a stable temperature all year long<p>Through freezing winter nights and blistering-hot summer days, this custom Colorado home stays a livable 67-77 degrees Fahrenheit—without a conventional heating or cooling system. It’s also the state’s most energy-efficient abode. …

CEO Branding Deconstructed: How Branson, Zuckerberg, Trump and Others Construct Their Online Image

Learn how these top CEOs create and communicate their own personal brand.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page has more than 80 million followers. If you follow him you'll be the latest to hear about his recent travels, diseases he's trying to cure and his political opinions such as freedom of speech.<p>Why …

Social Media

Ziggurat-like roof in London supports 800 sedums, heathers, flowers, and herbs

Whitaker Malem, the creative masterminds behind the incredible film costumes of Harry Potter and Batman, live in a home that’s unlike any other. The …

Architecture

How Design And Data Speak The Same Language

Both are interfaces through which companies and customers communicate–and they work best in tandem, argues Spotify VP Rochelle King.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you get to where you are? Was it a straight shot or a curvy road?</b><p><b>Rochelle King:</b> It was definitely a curvy road. I always knew I’d enter college …

Design

China’s devastating floods can be traced back to corruption and overbuilding

China is reeling under the country’s most devastating floods in over a decade. Weeklong flooding has killed more than 180 people, affected 32 million people across 26 provinces on the mainland, and led to losses of 50 billion yuan (about $7 billion), according to the latest figures from the state …

China

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

These top twelve inventions could one day change the world

The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced its annual shortlist for its European Inventor Awards, which honors a range of scientists across industries. Much like last year, it’s packed with some inventions that could be truly groundbreaking.<p>The twelve finalists are grouped into four …

Engineering

Children as young as six 'stressed' about exams and tests

<b>The mental health of children as young as six is being blighted by exam stress, education staff have told the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.</b><p>Of 420 ATL members who responded to a poll, almost half said pupils in their school had self-harmed - and 89% said testing was the main source of …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

From The New York Public Library<p>Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent — and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, …

Innovation

A Global Survey Explains Why Your Employees Don’t Innovate

Ask a roomful of CEOs if they want a workforce that innovates, and you’d be shocked <i>not</i> to see all hands in the air.<p>But how many CEOs really mean what they say? Do they truly believe that innovative work can be left to the non-management ranks – and do they give individual contributors the time and …

Employment

Why Income Inequality Makes Entire Countries Sadder

Happiness

Study: Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Exposure to air pollution was shown to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes in rats, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Duke University …

Diabetes

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23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

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House Mouton / Earthworld Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The brief from the client required the design of a home for a family of four in a bushveld estate. The …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Next, Vo Trong Nghia Architects Solve Housing for the Poor in Vietnam

From the Vo Trong Nghia Architects: “People in Mekong Delta, with an average income under $100 per month mainly live in cheap temporary houses. …

Articles about 5 green renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.<p>The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a …

India's monsoons: A change in the rain | India

The Western Ghats are a 1,500 kilometre-long ribbon of mountains that run through the southwestern part of India, forming a jagged edge that separates the high Deccan Plateau, which makes up most of the Indian peninsula, from the low-lying coast of the Arabian Sea.<p>As the land heats up during the …

Articles about architects tips creating garden heart city on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our upcoming February 2016 issue, we visit the Gowanus, Brooklyn, home of architect Philippe Baumann and his family, which...<p>Why Thorsten Deckler, co-founder of 26’10 South Architects, says sharpening your creative skills starts with looking outside the...<p>Creating a beautiful landscaped garden …

North Korea says it's ready to detonate an H-bomb. They say a lot of things.

North Korea is ready to detonate a hydrogen bomb to "defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation," leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday - a threat that remains unsubstantiated.<p>It is the first time the regime, which has already conducted three atomic tests, has claimed to have built a hydrogen …

How Steve Jobs Masterfully Handled Criticism

It’s 1997, and Steve Jobs has just returned to the company he was fired from 12 years before.<p>On stage at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, …

Apple

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

After Paris, We Need More Fellowship, Not More Leadership

I was waiting to be let in for our first university exam when the machine gun went off outside. My classmates and I rushed to the windows and saw the killers escaping while pedestrians hovered around the victims’ car.<p>When the police arrived, we were already sitting our test in silence. All I …

Leadership

Articles about explore striking eco friendly prefab homes djuric tardio architectes on Dwell.com - Dwell

An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a …

Sean Parker on tech industry's 'tricks': 'Social media feeds our narcissism'

Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage<p>Parker says it’s not up to Facebook to think about its impact on society: ‘They should try to be as successful a company as possible - I’m a big shareholder, I’d like that to be the case.’ Parker, right, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek …

Social Media