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Open office or private space? Why not both?
Fast Co. Exist
A typical new office space might try to mimic elements of home, with couches, full kitchens and even beds. The unstated goal is often to get employees to stick around for longer hours. At the same time, it's more and more common for people to take work home with them and answer work emails in the middle of the night.
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6 new workspaces that are killing the corporate campus
Harvard Business Review
The notion that a single organization would monopolize a space, often for a single function, is a distinctly 20th century one. But as workflows and processes moved first into software and then into the cloud, the questions of how, where and with whom we should work are being asked anew.
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Will your future office be a huge game of musical chairs?
Business Week
Clive Wilkinson, the architect who designed the Googleplex, has built the office of the future. It's based on the concept of "activity based working" where there are no assigned workstations or landlines. 
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2nd Annual EdSpaces Innovation Awards open for entries
IIDA
The EdSpaces Innovation Awards, hosted by IIDA in cooperation with EDmarket, will recognize manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment. Have you joined the competition? Entries are due Friday, Oct. 10. Click here to enter.
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Celebrate a milestone with IIDA's 20th Anniversary Signature Collection
IIDA
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The Best of 100% Design at the 2014 London Design Festival
Inhabitat
100% Design returned to the 2014 London Design Festival with an amazing showcase, befitting the event's 20th anniversary this year. Officially recognized as the United Kingdom's biggest and longest running contemporary design show, this year's 100% Design was housed in Kaleidoscope, an exhibition space that comprised six sections: International Pavilions, Emerging Brands, Interiors, Office, Kitchen & Bathrooms, and Eco Design & Build.
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USGBC report: LEED will help you land a job
Ecobuilding Pulse
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the demand for LEED credentials in the job market has increased 46 percent in the past year. Even with a network of more than 197,000 LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates, there is still room for growth. A study conducted by USGBC partner Pearson found that 9,033 jobs posted from March 2013 to February 2014 required a LEED credential.
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Design for health: Beyond compliance at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Contract
It is estimated that 15 percent of the world population lives with some sort of disability. Because one of the roles of a rehabilitation hospital is to satisfy the needs of patients at various stages of recovery, the assessment of these needs is a critical part of the design process.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


How your body language can influence sales
Small Business Trends
While many professionals spend time practicing what they will say in a meeting, few focus on what their body language looks like. This is unfortunate, since studies show over half of how we communicate comes from our facial expression and body positions.
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How changing your mind can make you feel happier, earn more, live longer
Forbes
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Most people find a straightforward answer to this question. But there's another mindset-related question that deserves equal, if not more, attention for those wanting to get the best out of life: Where is your locus of control?
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