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What motivates us at work? More than money

Written by Cynthia Betubiza • Posted May 21, 2015
When you look carefully at the way people work, there’s a lot more at play -- and at stake -- than money. Take a look at 7 studies by the likes of behavioral economist Dan Ariely and psychologist Adam Grant.
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Humans have changed the planet. Here’s how we design for that now

Written by Helen Walters • Posted May 15, 2015
Human beings have made enormous changes to Earth, reshaping it, developing it and generally altering it so much that in many cases its pre-human condition has become unrecognizable. In this far-ranging conversation, ecologist Erle Ellis and landscape architect Bradley Cantrell discuss what this means for ecology and architecture ... and how we might think about protecting our planet.

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere
By Pico Iyer

An unexpected truth from a celebrated travel writer: stillness just might be the ultimate adventure. Pico Iyer reveals how stillness can act as a creative catalyst, and advocates for a way of living that counters the frenetic design of our modern lives.

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