Travel Gadget

“A powerhouse WiFi network isn’t found in every hotel room, but most come with at least an Ethernet port. Hook up this palm-sized device to any complimentary wired connection and it immediately creates a private—and secure—mini WiFi network. No strings attached. $40; kanexlive.com.” Source: Must-Have Travel Gadgets

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Don’t Be “Chained” To Your Desk

“We have an uncanny ability to spend hours on end just sitting down. Well, those of us who work “nine to five” (wink) in offices. Thanks to long hours chained to desks and lengthy commutes, many of us end up becoming one with our couches once we finally get home and then drag our tired

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Switch to more Organic Cleaning Products

“Not only can cleaning products run up your grocery bill, but most commercial brands are made with harmful chemicals. These products may contain neurotoxins, carcinogens, depressants and heavy metals. Some of the health issues associated with these toxins include respiratory problems, allergies, headaches, dizziness and even cancer. “Wall Eraser – To remove pen, crayon and...

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Low-Maintenance Golden Pothos

“The bright-green-leaved golden pothos vine is known to be the perfect houseplant for even the blackest of thumbs, as it has a high tolerance for neglect. Lack of water and sunshine? No problem. With the recent emphasis on the benefits of owning houseplants for air purification purposes, pothos receives rave reviews for its special ability

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Rent-A-Desk By-The-Hour

“”The idea is the same: Why own or rent a “second home or office” (to use Breather’s own words) when you only want to use it in tiny chunks of time, once in a while, with very little advance notice? It’s not a hotel, co-working space, library, conference room, artist’s studio, or any other not-quite-right

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Munich’s NuOffice

“Munich, Germany now boasts the greenest office building in the world. NuOffice is off the charts in all sustainability metrics, easily achieving LEED platinum status. European research project DIRECTION and scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics banded together to help design the über-green building, hoping it will serve as a model for future new

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Ideas for that Space Under the Stairs

“This design studio for an engineering firm in Wroclaw, Poland feature on Designed For Life uses cubbies inserted into the stairs to hold books and trinkets while creating a clutter-free environment. Bike Rack Beauty Who knew storing your bikes under the stairs was possible? The proof is in the pudding as seen on Amazing Interior

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Interior Materials for that Custom Look

“Some of these products have been around for ages but were previously used in different contexts or environments; today’s production techniques have helped simple materials achieve sophisticated designs. Other products are newcomers, still on the cusp of recognition. Woven resin. This woven 3-D surface wall treatment is from 3-Form. Available in many color options, it

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Emergency Solar Powered Shelter

“The Swedish design retailers have created a comfortable and livable solar powered shelter to help both natural disaster victims and refugees alike. A collaboration between IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), the homey huts will replace rustic tents for refugees in war torn countries. IKEA’s shelters come flat packed, making

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What’s Your Office Quirky Vibe?

“What small quirk makes your office great? Okay, we get it. Dogs are pretty awesome. Did you know that pooch friendly workplaces can actually do wonders for your business? It’s true. Good exercise and good fun! It’s a little less intensive, but did you know that meditation or something as simple as going for a

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Leaky Roof

Roof leaks are sometimes very hard to detect.  But here are 3 likely scenarios when searching for your leak: Look For Roof Leaks Near Penetrations Flashings and sealants at penetrations through the roof membrane are common trouble spots. Typically in single-ply roofing systems, penetration flashings are the same material as the roof membrane and are

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Eye Strain

“The Vision Council report claims that the solution to eye strain is easy to enact: All you have to do is limit the time you spend in front of screens. But if your job tethers you to a desk–even a standing desk–you still are going to be dealing with screens all day. The key, then,

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