We all think we know how to listen. Yet we do it less and less. We cling to our positions. And (best case scenario) wait for the other to talk only to prove him wrong. But as politicians use this tendancy to gather political consensus (and oppose the creation of a collective intelligence), the lack of qualitative listening becomes a huge danger for society. One that a culture of active listening could counteract. If each of us – all included – did some honest self-analysis.
Strong and straight teenagers? Not anymore. Hyperkyphosis (the “hump”) is more and more common among them. And it is not (only) the fault of smartphones. We should blame an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Because even three hours of sport activities are not enough. And here is why
Science says that running reinforces the joints. But why do so many runners get hurt? Because they rush into the discipline without proper athletic preparation (if you running to lose weight, for instance, is not a good idea). The advice of an expert.
Flexible, sustainable, resistant. Many architects choose wood to build skyscrapers and residential complexes. A (sustainable) road in which Italy has been a trailblazer. But then…
From books to TV series, tiny houses are a dream for many, stirred by the desire for urban nomadism and a “less is more” lifestyle. But life in an XXS home is not everyone’s cup of tea. And here is why (and the answer has got to do with design)
It takes little to fall into Love Addiction. That sounds romantic, but isn’t. Just as it is not love. Here’s how to get out of it
Passion doesn’t last. And to save a marriage it helps to invest time and creativity in love. How much? And how should we go about it?.
Are some interiors better for kids than others? Do they fell and grow better in a minimalist house or in a home full of memories and decorations? The experiences of designers and architects who grew up in special homes (and how they now, as parents, make their spaces child-friendly).
Biodesign is the 21st century equivalent of interfaces, virtual worlds and videogames: the discipline that makes it possible to create new responsive design solutions by manipulating organisms such as plants, bacteria and cells, as well as to envisage new living creatures through Dna manipulation.
Empathy captures hearts. And it raises brand profits and politicians’ ratings. That’s why, in social times, the ability to awaken emotions is much more insidious than in the past