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This Is How You Design an Office for Maximum Productivity (and Happiness)

Notably missing from this list? Cubicles, fluorescent lighting, and that awful recirculated air.<p>As companies build a greater appreciation for activity-based work, improved mobility, and team-based problem solving, it has become increasingly difficult for them to predict or track a workday for one …

What You Can Learn About Employee Happiness From Decades of Office Design

How do you design an office where all of your workers will be happy? Follow these simple tips.<p>Perfecting the art of office design remains a work in progress.<p>Though architects and planners have been incorporating innovative design principles for decades to try and adjust to the evolving preferences …

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Articles about berlin apartment manages be totally adorable only 900 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over …

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Articles about illuminated arkansas home changes colors tap smartphone on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Manhattan renovation takes cues from its neighbors—a pioneering artist’s loft and the light of the nearby Hudson River.<p>Flanking a gritty, humming stretch of Colfax Avenue, a Studiotrope-designed building weaves cultural influences into a community...<p>A refreshing change to commercial architectural …

Articles about why-we-love-modern-sectional-sofas on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

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Articles about chicago renovation taps its attic almost double its square footage on Dwell.com - Dwell

Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.<p>Taking cues from traditional Swedish rooflines but rejecting the precedent of subpar prefab, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring light...<p>An architect immersed in the history of California modernism …

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How to Double Your Traffic Without Paying Google or Facebook a Cent

I had just launched my blog.<p>The first post was published and it was there for all the world to see. But no one knew it existed. I had no budget for …

7 Tips to Boost Your Business's Social Media Strategy

Over 46 percent of the Earth's population uses the Internet. Today, a lion's share of that Internet usage is done through social media networks. As …

Social Media

How to Effectively Use Transparent Backgrounds in Graphic Design

<i>In graphic design, backgrounds are kind of like wall paint or wallpaper…</i> <br>Get it right, and you have a nice backdrop that blends into and sets off an …

Graphic Design

A Complete Guide To 2016 Content Marketing Trends - #infographic

“When planning for 2016, where should marketers even start?<p>As the ever-changing world of tech drives consumers action in 2015 trends, 2016 is shaping …

Real Estate Is Accessible And Easy To Navigate Thanks To These Startups

Real estate isn’t just for brokers anymore. Technology is creating an industry that’s consumer-facing, accessible and easy to navigate. From buying a space, to moving in, to even maintaining that space, tech-fueled startups have been fulfilling every nook and cranny of need in the realm of real …

Facebook is losing one of its revenue streams because everyone is glued to their phones

But there was one area where Facebook's revenue shrank: Payments.<p>Facebook reeled in only $215 million from payments and other fees this quarter, down from $234 million in Q2 of last year.<p>Moreover, Facebook said that it expects that stream of revenue to continue to dry up as fewer people use the …

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5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Since dropping out of Stanford at age 19 to found her health-technology company in 2003, Holmes has raised $400 million in venture capital and become a billionaire in the process.<p>Theranos is founded on the idea that a single drop of blood can provide enough information for a complete, inexpensive …

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The Cities Where Rent Is Rising The Fastest

Rents in big, glittering metropolises like New York and San Francisco are notoriously pricey and getting pricier, but it’s quickly getting more expensive to rent in smaller cities across the country, too.<p>A new report from Zillow shows that rents are spiking in many U.S. cities, even places where …

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-ins are worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals<p>Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts.<p>Some of the biggest value gaps …

Pricing Engine Data Shows Lower Costs For Businesses That Advertise On Bing

Pricing Engine, a company that guides small businesses through the process of buying online ads, is presenting its first report today (at the Street Fight Summit New York) on data from its customers.<p>That data is already an important part of its business, because Pricing Engine (which CEO Jeremy …

Sun-powered parking space will charge electric cars anywhere

The EV ARC is a platform the size of a parking space that can charge electric vehicles using energy from the sun.<p>16 Oct 2013<p>The Obama administration …

The Productivity Boosting Power of Pessimism

Imagining the worst can actually help you get stuff done, so stop trying to force yourself (or your employees) to be optimists.<p>The contemporary business world can be pretty hostile to pessimists.<p>Not only do the more anxious and negative among us start out with a gloomier outlook, but they also have …

Happiness

The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Retailers have shot themselves in the foot, there are so many offers and sales all the time, people are conditioned to wait to get a deal," says Beth Smith, owner of Smith Browning Direct, Inc., a Flagstaff, Ariz.-based direct marketing …

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Companies Will Start Reading Your Mind To Figure Out How Much You’re Willing To Pay

Like it or not, such “feel good” pricing could be coming down the product pipeline.<p>The German news site <i>Spiegel Online</i> last week profiled the …

Confessions of a Former Self-Doubter

Do me a favor and ask yourself an important question: Are you good enough? And I mean really ask yourself that. Do you truly believe you’re good …

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8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.<p>Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles …

3 Web-Based Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of But Definitely Should Be Using

If you're like most busy entrepreneurs, you're perpetually on the hunt for fresh, new tech tools to streamline your demanding workflow -- at work and on the road.<p>You're likely already using apps like Dropbox and Evernote, but they aren't the only names in apps for better business game. There are …

Entrepreneurship

Win People Over by Listening and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs might spend a lot of time learning how to present themselves properly, how to pitch effectively and how to command the attention of colleagues, employees, business …

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How to Grow Your Company From The First Few Fans to $10k MRR

<i>Anthony Bosschem is the founder and head of Darwin Analytics. You can contact Anthony on Twitter, where he is @AnthonyBosschem.</i><p>Relationships are key to succeeding in business. Before our company even had a product, we acquired our first customers just by selling our ideas alone. But what happens …

6 Lessons to Make the Most of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful way to connect with others and promote your business -- if you know how to use it correctly.<p>I consider myself savvy when it came to social media, and I thought I had relegated LinkedIn to its proper place: I viewed it only as a way to stay connected to individuals I had …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

The Real Genius of Genius Isn't the Genius

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Genius doesn't usually interest or impress me. My work in performance psychology has frequently exposed me to child prodigies and assorted other geniuses in academia, sports, and the …