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11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

9 Badass Fitness Books Guaranteed to Make You Want to Sweat

If you’ve ever cheered for a pal running a marathon or witnessed a friend bang out 100 push-ups at the gym, you know that sometimes just watching …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

A Teeny House Filled With Clever, Space-Saving Contraptions

Trap doors and secret passages are usually associated with moldy, ancient castles or creaky old money manor houses, but Spanish architecture firm …

Whatever Happened to the $300 House?

The idea to design and build a $300 house first appeared here on the HBR site in August 2010, in a post by me (Vijay Govindarajan) and Christian Sarkar, and then again as one of several ideas in the HBR Agenda 2011. Believing that improving housing for the world’s most poor could help them break …

BuildDirect’s $27M round is a testament to smart analytics

BuildDirect, a Vancouver-based company provider of discount home-improvement products, has raised a $27.3 million ($30 million Canadian) series B …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Articles about 11 amazing prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.<p>Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.<p>2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.<p>It’s becoming a modern day preference …

Prefab Homes

Samsung unveils a new foundation for the smart home

The Samsung family of smart appliances and devices is about to get a lot more tight-knit.<p>Today, Samsung announced a new platform that will enable users to manage all of their connected appliances and devices -- everything from wearable tech to washing machines -- from a single application. The …

Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products

We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld smart devices into one single platform. Perhaps more importantly, the company says it's going to …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Dave Kalama's Five Exercises for Every Athlete

“It’s essential that you make your workout something you don’t dread,” Kalama says. One way to do that: use your surroundings. “When you go to a gym, it’s one-dimensional. But when you go to a mountain or a park or a beach, the workout is being drawn more from your will. Use the trees, use the park …

Are You Making These Running-Form Mistakes?

Running is all about putting one foot in front of the other. Sounds easy enough, right? But if your running form is off, then you'll likely end up …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

9 Steps to Getting Faster at Sprinting

Want to improve your running fitness and overall health? Learn the right way to sprint.<p><i>I read your column about high-intensity training, and I wanted to ask about proper form during the sprints. Is it different from proper form during easy running/jogging or merely a sped-up version of it? In other</i> …

Eat - The Running Bug

Changes to Stride, Surface and Form to Avoid Injury

Simple adjustments to your routes, form, and mileage can help sidestep injury.<p>Running may be the quickest, the most invigorating, and for many, the most enjoyable way to get and stay fit. So it is doubly frustrating when you’re sidelined by aches, pains, or, worse, injuries. Easing up—on surfaces, …

4 Tips For Making Your Dog Your Go-To Running Buddy

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>Make your favorite furry friend your go-to running buddy!</i><p>Pounding the pavement with your puppy can do more than put …

Find Your Tempo

Unscrambling the confusion over threshold pace.<p><b>Three decades ago, a team of exercise physiologists led by Bertil Sjodin of Sweden's National Defense Research Institute put eight experienced distance and middle-distance runners on treadmills.</b> First, the scientists measured the runners' blood …

A Coach Shares Her 6 Tips To Go From Running To Racing

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>Question: I started running a few years ago and have finished a few 5Ks and even a half marathon! I love doing</i> …

4 Steps To Staying Properly Hydrated On The Run

Marla Brizel is training for her first marathon this fall, but she’s far from a novice. The 26-year-old from Chicago has been running for about two …