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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice. We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” That’s false. Working hard at your job does not get you much. When you work hard at a job where the boss doesn’t value your efforts, all your hard work gets you is taken for granted. Just working hard by itself will exhaust you and shorten your lifespan without any benefits to you. There has to be more to success than merely working hard, or millions of people around the world would be a lot more successful than they are! If you are at work right now, think about the investment of time and energy you are making. Imagine that you only went home to sleep for four hours a night, and gave up all the rest of your personal time to get more work done. Imagine that you practically lived at your de…

This Singapore apartment complex was just voted the best new building in the world

HOUSING The Interlace by OMA:Buro Ole Scheeren, Singapore
One of the most prestigious prizes in architecture has just been awarded to a housing complex in Singapore.
The judges at the World Architecture Festival 2015, which ran from November 4 - 6, has bestowed its top honors, the "World Building of the Year" award, upon an apartment complex known as The Interlace. Designed by the Dutch-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the building was an entry in the housing category, where it was also recognized as the top entry.
The development is located on an elevated site covering eight hectares. It makes the most of being located in the lush green Southern Ridges of Singapore, with its 31 stacked apartment blocks each measuring six stories high and ensuring beautiful views in every direction.
This also creates eight huge, open courtyards with rooftop sky gardens and terraces for both public and private use. The development's apartment facings were carefully designed to ensure privacy.
But this unique design doesn't sacrifice living space. The complex contains 1,040 apartment units of varying sizes spread across more than 1.8 million square feet - all with an incredible amount of outdoor space and landscaping.
The Interlace

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