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How to build a more sustainable working home setup
What can creatives do to start helping tackle their own carbon footprint?
What happens when companies adopt a “Growth Mindset”
Insider tips will bring back your creative spark
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Prioritising on your mental health! → steps to take
Investigation reveals how dozens were ‘jobfished’ into thinking they worked for London design agency. BBC Three's Jobfished, sees journalist Catrin Nye investigate how dozens were hired by MadBird, a made-up company fronted by self-proclaimed 'influencer' Ali Ayad.
YouTube plans to make gaming videos immersive in metaverse push. YouTube stated it is going to begin creating metaverse experiences on its video platform, starting with gaming, following opponents’ investments in the buzzy class.
A Meta prototype lets you build virtual worlds by describing them. ‘Let’s go to the beach’… Meta is testing an artificial intelligence system that lets people build parts of virtual worlds by describing them, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off a prototype at a live event today. Proof of the concept, called Builder Bot, could eventually draw more people into Meta’s Horizon “metaverse” virtual reality experiences. It could also advance creative AI tech that powers machine-generated art.
Scientists Discover the Long-Lost Continent ‘Balkanatolia’. Scientists have identified a long-lost continent that was populated by weird animals some 40 million years ago, according to a new study. This ancient landmass, dubbed “Balkanatolia” because it stretches between the Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas, may have eased the westward passage of Asian mammals into Europe, setting off a major ecological shakeup that reshaped European fauna.
Inside Ahluwalia: The London brand that’s breaking the mould. Ahluwalia held its first physical show during London Fashion Week.
A couple of months ago, architectural resource platform, KBB Focus, published an article titled the top 5 priorities for our homes in 2022. Among these top five sat the priority for ‘Easily Sustainable Homes’, and ‘Clean Air at Home’ and ‘Quiet Homes’.
The PDF article also touched on how the growth of home offices affected these priorities due to a greater need for concentration and productivity within the home.
When it comes to making our own homes more sustainable there are five main categories to consider.
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It is little known that remarkable global brands such as Rolex, BMW, and Louis Vuitton still use logos that were designed over 100 years ago. Delving into the origins of modern trademarks and gathering more than 6,000 logos from the mid-19th century to 1940, Jens Müller’s extensive complement to Logo Modernism is essential for anyone interested in the history of corporate identity and its fascinating influence.
First things first, what is a carbon footprint and how do we measure our individual carbon footprints?
Your individual carbon footprint is a measure of the total amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere as a result of your actions that affect the environment. It’s usually measured in tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). So from the amount of fast fashion you purchase to the fumes released from your car to how many steaks you eat in a year these all add up to result in the size of your carbon footprints. Essentially most of the actions that affect your footprint are to do with consumption and capitalism (purchases).
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According to American psychologist, Carol Dweck, “individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning.”
So, what would happen if we applied a growth mindset to an entire company? Well, reports have suggested that a growth mindset company’s employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organisational support for collaboration and innovation. According to Dweck, by contrast, “people at primarily fixed-mindset companies report more than one thing: cheating and deception among employees, presumably to gain an advantage in the talent race.”
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Creative burnout is common, but there are ways to work around this. Here are some insider tricks, by freelancers, that will help you pick yourself back up.
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There are currently over 2 million Freelancers in the UK. For the majority (1.7 million), working on a freelance basis is their main occupation, whereas for others, taking part in Freelance work tends to be part of a secondary job role.
With more and more people going freelance, there are more problems arising with experiences of mental health, depression and loneliness. Nearly 40% of people feel lonely after going freelance according to a survey by Aldermore.
In this article, we’ll go through the causes of the rise in poor mental health in freelancing. And different steps you can take to put more priority on mental health and wellness.
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