Hobbies, how to make room in your home for them and why should you, part 1

Hobbies are by their very nature private as they are all about individual pleasure, even if they are a sport that you may be performing alongside others. There is no solidarity or sense of duty associated with the idea of “hobby”; there is no romantic bonding that you can experience; in fact, there is no…

Staffing the new way: what app to get instead of a person to do what you need?

A design practice is multi-faceted, unlike others. It’s at the cusp of four very different sets of skills that need to be mastered equally: highly trained professional knowledge, a tremendous amount of soft skills, especially people-pleasing skills, the capacity to communicate verbally and visually and last by definitely not least, be a masterful time-manager with…

How to live together with a teenager the 20/30/50 rule

One of the biggest myths is that teenagers are self-absorbed. The passion, loyalty to their group and friends, as well as assertiveness of their opinions, if appropriately interpreted, paint a completely different picture. Sociologically they have a strength that is seldom recognized: they are highly capable of meaningful contributions to help those around them. The…

How to design cities and homes for avatars and robots and why should we consider this

“I’ll be darned if I want to do this again. It’s a pain and I hate it!” If you’ve ever thought that about anything, this is why we need robots. When faced with the choice of doing things we like versus things we do not like, we all, without exception, would rather choose the ones…

How did the 24-hour day become never enough and what to do about it

The moment the day goes from 24 hours to 30 I’ll be the first to bank on it!  An hour has 60 minutes. A day has 1,440 minutes. What we need is a clock that gains a minute every 4 minutes. Bang! 6 hours extra every day.  And then: Will we actually do more, feel…

How to set up your study area for successful home learning

According to science, we’re better off having designated areas for learning. As the Ontario students have made their decisions to either go back to school or continue the remote learning, having a proper place for them to study at home is now crucial to a good education. By setting up a learning hub at home that is conducive to concentration and even more, helps create a healthy pattern of concentration in the day, you not only offer physical help and a great place for education, but you help shape a lifetime of good learning and brain curiosity.