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Rick Banks launches innovative online “type tester” for F37 Foundry

Graphic designer Rick Banks, who runs Face37, has launched a new website for his foundry F37 that allows designers to test out typefaces within a web …

Foundries

Data Visualization 101: How to Make Better Pie Charts and Bar Graphs

As business people and marketers, we traffic in data. It’s what we use to make decisions (even gut decisions). Data is also how we communicate the …

Data Visualization

You Can Easily Read An Entire Book In One Day (With These 4 Skills)

We’ve all been there; we’ve all put off getting required reading done until the day before. Maybe you’re in a book club, or you’re trying to get an …

How my new daughter totally justified blowing $1,000 on smart home tech

This is June Elise Hollister. She's two months old, and she's the love of my life.<p>She's also the reason my home -- my lights, thermostat, TV and video-streaming gadgets -- now responds to my voice.<p>I don't have to set June down and risk waking her up if I want to dim the lights, pause a movie or …

Home Automation

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

The 27 Best Free Fonts You Can Download

Finding stylish fonts for your design projects can be a major time sink -- especially when you have to wade through seemingly endless pages of …

9 Things Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

How to Design a Large Scale Responsive Site

Responsive design has evolved considerably since it was first defined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010. The discussion now isn’t whether you should develop …

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Stanford University

It's a Revolutionary Time in Brand Building

Six Factors Accelerating the Growth of Brands in the Digital Revolution<p>Years ago, Kevin Plank, the storied founder of UnderArmour, spoke to us about the minimum amount of time it takes to build a brand. It made sense. Intuitively, building a brand, a company recognizable by a large number of …

Innovation

Are Big Data, Predictive Analytics And Social Media Getting In The Way Of Basic Marketing?

I recently purchased an accessory for a phone that required assembly instructions. Unfortunately, the English instructions were unintelligible—incorrect grammar, missing words, sentence fragments, etc.<p>Last month, I received an offer for a credit card—which I already have and regularly use—that was …

Marketing

Here’s what the best salespeople do to close more deals and make tons of money

Sales is a tough job.<p>But when it's done right, it can make you rich.<p>We took a look at Salesforce's latest annual State of Sales report and a separate survey of 280 salespeople from Quotable to find out what the best performing salespeople and teams do in common to sell more and make tons of …

7 Amazing Personal Development Books To Read

12Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>It is safe to say that we are all unhappy with our lives to an extent, for whatever reason. And while there are definitely …

Key U.S. senator remains concerned over ChemChina-Syngenta deal | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful U.S. senator said he is concerned that state-owned ChemChina, which is buying Swiss crop protection and seed group Syngenta SYNN.S for $43 billion, could use U.S. sovereign immunity laws to shield itself from claims in U.S. courts.<p>A Syngenta logo is pictured in their …

Environmentalism