With this assault on our health, you might be forgiven for thinking that all is lost and you should spend the rest of your life living in the mountains or in a hermetically sealed bubble. That’s not necessary. There is good news here: Your building can actually help mitigate the impact of this assault. There’s a massive opportunity in front of us when we begin to shift from thinking about green buildings, which largely focuses on the 1% of costs associated with energy, waste, and water, to thinking about Healthy Buildings, which focuses on the 90% of the costs of our buildings—the people. … [Read more...] about We spend 90% of our time inside—why don’t we care that indoor air is so polluted?
Still, Amazon didn’t come up with the idea to donate the Fire phones on its own. Philip Joubert, co-founder of Journey, an app company, reached out to Amazon after building an app for health care workers called Ebola Care. GlobalGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform that partners with dozens of small aid organizations in West Africa, is also supporting the effort. Both Joubert and Britt Lake, director of programs at GlobalGiving, say they understand the spirit of Fabian’s criticism, but they’re also being careful about sending the phones overseas. … [Read more...] about Can 1,000 Smartphones Make A Difference In The Fight Against Ebola? Or Just Make Us Feel Better?
2. Find Common Ground While it may seem counterintuitive, increasing your time with the annoying person can help your interaction, Davey says. If you don’t have a poker face, chances are you’re giving signals that you’re uncomfortable, or you don’t like being around that person. … [Read more...] about 3 Ways To Get Along With That Irritating Coworker