Siân Harris

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Calling All Makers - Artists, Designers and Photographers

A brand new venture is in the works that I'm excited to be a part of – it's called Great.ly. At launch, 50 tastemakers will be debuting their own curated shop, working with the makers of the world in selling their products. That's where you come in. If you're a maker – an artist, a photographer, or …

10 Outdoor Showers You Have To See To Believe

Modesty is overrated.<p>Rinse off under the sun (or the stars!) in one of these open-air bathrooms. You may not have one in your house yet, but if you can dream it, you can do it. Future dream house goals.

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The 'Gas Or Brake Method' Could Help You Make Better Money Choices

The "Gas or Brake Method," recently coined by Lifehacker, is a simple way of aligning your daily choices with your long-term goals.<p>The concept was originally outlined on financial blog Early Retirement Extreme and compares handling your money to driving to a destination. Making financial choices, …

Playing With Lego Robots Makes Your Employees Better At Their Jobs

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Colin Lewis lays out the case for using robots as a means of equipping people with essential problem-solving skills for the workplace.<p>Telecommunications company Ericsson turned some heads during an event at Mobile World Congress in 2012 by having various …

9 Ways To Turn Your Desk Into The Ideal Workspace

"Your workstation should fit you like a tailored shirt," says University of California ergonomist David Rempel. "If I come to your workstation and you're six inches taller than me, it shouldn't fit me."<p>If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in trouble. Typing speed goes down with discomfort, …

11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside

With spring finally here after a long and brutal winter, we highly recommend spending some time outside.<p>Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few potential benefits:<p>1. Improved short-term memory<p>In one study, University of Michigan …

This Simple Mind Trick Could Revolutionize Your Finances

It has nothing to do with unmarked vans and everything to do with keeping your money in your pocket.<p>Here's what you do: When you're about to make a purchase, however big or small, picture a stranger holding your purchase in one hand and the cash it would take to buy it in the other. Which offering …

Why The Open Office Makes You Distracted, Exhausted, And Insecure

Sean Gallup/Getty Images About a third of us work in open offices. They're cheaper than giving everybody their own space. Management gurus tell us they promote "collaboration," "serendipity," and other buzzwords.<p>The only problem is that open plan offices actually make people worse at their jobs. …

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Wall Street CEO: Every Successful Person I've Seen Shares These Two Traits

After spending 40 years on Wall Street building Perella Weinberg, a global investment firm, Joe Perella has seen people come and go.<p>In an interview with financial career site OneWire, he shared what he thinks gives people real staying power — the power to build a successful business and brand in an …

3 Easy Ways To Give Your Brain A Break During The Workday

"The idea of an eight-hour day with a short lunch break is based on the most effective formula for physical labor, not mental work and certainly not creative mental work," Stibel says. "Evidence shows that the brain cycles from highest attention to lowest attention approximately every 90 minutes. …

14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower And Decision Making

As he tells Vanity Fair, it's a way of managing his willpower.<p>"I'm trying to pare down decisions," he says. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."<p>Obama's focus on routine is backed up by research. Social psychologist Roy …

Sitting At Work Is Deadly, So We Tried A Treadmill Desk

Ever since we found out that sitting at work is killing us, a bunch of my co-workers at Business Insider have gone all-in on standing desks. (Some moreso than others.)<p>Standing all day gets boring, though, and it makes people restless. So, in our search for a better work desk that won't kill you, we …

How Messiness Can Make You More Creative

It begins in elementary school, with the annual rite of buying school supplies. You have the intent of staying organized, subject by subject, throughout the year.<p>In adulthood, the habit continues. Every December, you buy an annual planner or calendar. It's as if you're buying a fresh white set of …

Why Working In A Windowless Office Could Be Destroying Your Sleep

Heaps of research show that getting enough sleep speeds your decision-making and learning ability, while sleep deprivation does the opposite.<p>And, according to Northwestern researcher Ivy Cheung, working next to a window by day could have a profound effect on your night.<p>In a pilot study presented in …

12 Simple Tricks For Saving Time On Email

Cal Newport, author of "So Good They Can't Ignore You," argues that this is terrible for your career.<p>While sending emails might feel productive, he says, it doesn't help you grow your professional skill set.<p>With that in mind, we gathered these time-saving hacks.<p>If you're always sending the same …

Learn Graphic Design While Playing Poker With These Cards

Instead of just knocking back beers and counting your chips next time you’re playing some cards, why not learn something? The Design Deck features …

This Unassuming Desk Will Change The Way You Work

Upon first glance, the Artifox Desk looks like a simple work area that happens to be pretty sharp, but spend a minute with it and you’ll realize all …

The Things I Do To Keep From Thinking About You

I lay in bed and count to 100, and then once I get there, I count down back to one. I do this over and over until I fall asleep, because it keeps my …

Young Women Today Are Engineered To Play The Media Instead Of Becoming Someone They Want

When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, what will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich? Here’s what she said to me…<p>Que sera, …

This Is What Depression Looks Like

Depression is:<p>Not being able to get up to clean your room.<p>Not answering your phone when people try to find you, because you don’t want to have to …

5 Things We Need More Of In Society Today

It is no secret that American culture has been warped by the rapid advances in technology. Most people, at minimum, own a cell phone or a smart …

The Mobile Movement Presents: High Maintenance

It’s not the ’90s, we expect information the second we ask for it and we want the ability to connect with friends and family whenever we please. Call …

Scientists explain how memories stick together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.<p>This …

Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>There are plenty of apps out there that help people calculate and lower their carbon footprints, but the reality is that most …

Another Photographer Just Made $10K-Plus With An Instagram Flash Sale

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Daniel Arnold, a Brooklyn photographer who was nearly flat broke until he held a one-day sale of prints through Instagram that netted him more than $15,000.<p>This week, another photographer with a large Instagram following tried the same sort of thing with similar …

Articles about 10 tips clutter free kitchen on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Alene Workman is an interior designer nationally recognized for her luxury residential and corporate interiors, a Fellow of the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>…