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Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word

Human beings are profoundly social — we are hardwired to connect to one another and to want to work together. Frankly, we would never have survived as a species without our instinctive desire to live and work in groups, because physically we are just not strong or scary enough.<p>Tons of research has …

11 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

Whether you're buying your first home or you're a seasoned owner, answer these questions for the knowledge and confidence to find home sweet home.<p><b>1. What elements are must-haves in your home and what can you forgo?</b> When house hunting, decide on a few elements you can't live without and let the rest …

Artist Erdal Enci Clones Himself to Create Elaborate Choreographed GIFs | Colossal

<p>It’s been over a year since we last checked in with video artist Erdal Inci (previously) who clones multiple recordings of himself moving through …

Ingenious Montreal Residence Blends Heritage Appeal With Modern Flair

The historic neighborhood of Lansdowne Avenue in the suburb of <b>Montreal</b>, Canada is renowned for houses that bring together a unique and fascinating …

Family Apartment in Amsterdam Flaunting Permanent Visual Connection Between Spaces

An Amsterdam building complex built back in 1925 in the city’s Amsterdam-Zuid area hides a memorable family home design. Dutch design studio …

An Apartment that Looks and Feels Like Living in a House

Sometimes living in an apartment feels like a compromise, but not the Walsh Street, South Yarra project. b.e architecture worked with their client to …

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Contemporary Gated Community Home Unraveling a Seamless Connection To Outdoors

This gated community home rests in a blessed neighborhood south of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Built to address the needs of a modern …

Flair and Functionality Exhibited by Luxurious Family Retreat in Australia

This custom designed family retreat envisioned by Residential Attitudes and located in Bicton, Australia, makes the most of its setting, capitalizing …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

Inciting Symmetry: Weekend House Comprising Box-Shaped Volumes

<b>Tsai Residence</b> is a peculiar weekend house designed by HHF Architects in collaboration with Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, in Ancram, New York. Home of …

19 Inspiring Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Transitions in Modern Design

Depending on where in the world you live, this might be one of the best times of year to be outside. With winter gone and the dog days of summer not …

10 Bike Hangers For Stylish Off-The-Floor Storage

Cyclists who live in small spaces, rejoice! There's no reason you need to maneuver around your bike in the living room. The days of hanging your …

Architectural Minimalism and Geometric Layouts: Seth Navarrete House

Located in Zapopan, Mexico, <b>Seth Navarrete House</b> is a brilliant example of architectural minimalism. Designed by Agraz Arquitectos, the residence …

Compact Waterfront Residence with a Highly Reinforced Structure

Located on the northern end of Camano Island, the <b>Tsunami House</b> is a compact waterfront residence with a highly reinforced structure. Carefully …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Striking Unexpected Warped Window in London by Shirazeh Houshiary

An unexpected warped window is at home at Church of St. Martin in the Fields, from Trafalgar Square, London, composed by surprising abstract design. …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …