7 Ways To Reduce Anxiety In The Home Through Design

Your physical environment plays a major role in your mood and mental well-being. Having a space that reduces anxiety is especially important as we continue to work from home as we approach the end of a turbulent 2020. Now, more than ever, architects and designers are called on to design spaces that allow people to thrive. 

Here are seven suggestions from members of the design community for a home that keeps you healthy and makes you happy.

1.  Embrace Natural Colors And Textures

“Softer neutrals with hints of color bring calm into an environment. Woods, stone, natural fibers enliven the senses,” says Suzanne Tick, Creative Director at Luum Textiles. “Tactility plays an important role as well – we all want softness – but a feeling of safety and cleanability, not sterility, is also important. Natural

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6 ways to cool down your computer when it overheats



There are several steps you can take when you find your computer is overheating. Diego Cervo / EyeEm/Getty Images


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If you find that your computer tends to run hot these days, don’t worry. There are several ways you can cool down your computer so that it doesn’t burn your lap or damage itself.

How to cool down your computer 

Don’t block your computer’s vents

There are fans located inside your computer to help it cool itself down, and when those fans’ vents are blocked, the air cannot travel properly, making your computer overheat. Make sure your computer’s vents have plenty of unobstructed space around them. This can include the surface on which your computer rests. For example, if you usually use your laptop in bed and rest it on a blanket, the blanket will inhibit the computer’s ventilation. For best results, use your computer

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Why is my computer fan so loud? 5 ways to troubleshoot a noisy computer



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There are severals ways you can troubleshoot a computer fan if it’s loud. Bloom Productions/Getty Images

As a computer endures use, its fans may begin to work overtime and produce a loud noise. This can be caused by anything from overworking the computer’s CPU, to its specific settings adjustment, to the type of computer itself. (Some computer brands run their fans much louder than others — HP is one example.)

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How to fix a loud computer fan

As with anything, the best cure for a loud computer fan is to prevent it from getting loud in the first place, but that isn’t always possible. For every other situation, give these tips a try to quiet your computer’s fan.

Clean the fan

This might sound obvious, but the more you use your computer, the more dust and other debris become trapped inside. A few sprays

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Here Are All the Ways You Can Give Back on the Internet’s Most Generous Day

In a 2020 that, for many, was filled with strife and struggle, this year’s Giving Tuesday presents a welcome opportunity to give back and offer gratitude and support to causes near and dear.



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What officially began in 2012 as a response to the retail-focused Black Friday and Cyber Monday events has grown over the years into an international movement that encourages citizens worldwide to do good.

Giving Tuesday was initially founded by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, and last summer became its very own organization, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PayPal.



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After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday — and it’s all about heart

This year’s Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 1, and there are plenty of organizations where your dollar will go a lot farther than it usually

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Labor Unions Work to Find Ways to Bargain With AI’s Black Box

(Bloomberg) — Unions are trying to figure out how to protect their members from artificial intelligence programs they can’t see and may not even be sure are really there.



A screen displays a video of Huawei Technologies Co.'s pedestrian and vehicle recognition system at an exhibition hall at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Huawei is seeking about $1 billion from a small group of lenders, its first major funding test after getting hit with U.S. curbs that threaten to cut off access to critical suppliers.


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A screen displays a video of Huawei Technologies Co.’s pedestrian and vehicle recognition system at an exhibition hall at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Huawei is seeking about $1 billion from a small group of lenders, its first major funding test after getting hit with U.S. curbs that threaten to cut off access to critical suppliers.

The U.K.’s Trades Union Congress, an umbrella group for British unions representing more than 5.5 million people, is forming an AI taskforce to lobby employers and regulators to increase transparency around where the technology is being deployed, and to offer workers recourse if they believe they’ve been discriminated against.

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4 Ways Remote Communication Is Making For a Better Workplace


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Remote communication has never been more popular. Over the course of the pandemic, as more employees have been forced to work from home, the number of people using remote communication solutions has skyrocketed.

Early in the pandemic, in April, when lockdowns in municipalities around the United States first forced businesses to send their employees home, video conferencing solution Zoom saw the number of daily meeting participants increase to 300 million, up threefold from 100 million in December 2019. 

Similarly, Microsoft Teams’ daily active users increased from 32 million in March 2019 to 75 million in April 2020. Google reported in April that its teleconferencing service was adding three million users per day. 

Covid has forced nearly the entire world to go virtual. This has made remote communication critical, not just in people’s professional lives, but in

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9 ways to manage remote teams and the virtual office in 2021

In 2020, tech CEOs, HR leaders, and founders moved quickly to upgrade their skills to meet the demands of remote work. Here is their advice on how you can do the same.

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Now that the debate about remote work is over, it’s time for managers to set new goals for managing the workforce of 2021. Many teams have never met in person and may never work side by side. Some employees joined the company via Zoom and connect with colleagues exclusively via a laptop screen. 

Managers need new tactics for communicating with workers day to day and bringing new team members into established groups.  This means trying new collaboration platforms such as asynchronous video, dropping the 9-5 schedule in favor of flexible work windows, and extending the onboarding process to cover months instead

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Five Ways Brokers Can Grow Into A Future With More Technology

Ira Zlotowitz is president of Eastern Union, a New York-based commercial mortgage brokerage that closes $5 billion in transactions yearly.

You may be good. But are you indispensable? As various forms of technology, data collection and social media penetrate more deeply into our profession, there’s a degree of misapprehension about long-term job security. Many of today’s commercial real estate brokers in the investment sales, leasing and mortgage spheres are concerned about their future.

Some may even be convinced that they won’t be dislodged from their jobs by the effects of technology. As I see it, they believe they can’t be replaced by a machine – and therefore, their jobs are secure.  

Brokers who say they are experts in their field and that they bring an essential human element to the job are, in essence, right. There will never be a fully automated commercial real estate deal. Every transaction

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How to share your screen on Zoom in 2 different ways on a computer or mobile device



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  • You can easily share your screen on Zoom during a group meeting using the desktop or mobile app.
  • You can share a screen before you have joined a call from the app homepage, or choose to begin sharing at any time during a live call.
  • The process looks slightly different on each app, and the desktop version offers more options for screen sharing — including options to annotate and use a whiteboard.
  • This story is a part of Business Insider’s Guide to Zoom.

As more and more meetings become remote, it might be helpful to share your phone or computer screen with coworkers or students when you’re on a Zoom video call.

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Whether it’s a marketing presentation or lecture slides, sharing a screen can be an easy way to show others

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Banning Porn Is a Bad Idea. There Are Other Ways To Improve the Internet

It’s 2020, and some conservatives are still hellbent on banning online porn.

Matt Walsh, a Daily Wire columnist and a culture warrior if there ever were one, wants the state to “have a role” in regulating adult content. Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor of the New York Post, insists that adult content “isn’t free speech—on the web or anywhere.” Newsweek‘s own opinion editor, Josh Hammer, has lamented at First Things that “today’s self-proclaimed liberty-minded ‘conservative’ vanguard defends licentiousness by invoking the mantle of freedom.”

And writing on the other side of today’s “Debate of the Week,” Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, has spent a good portion of his career discussing his concerns about adult entertainment and, more specifically, access to it.

As everyone is aware by now, I am a constitutional conservative. I am a Christian. I am an occasional columnist at The Federalist, whose

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