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51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

How to Involve Decision Makers in the Design Process

At some point in your design career, you’ve probably been in a meeting with a client discussing design for their website or product, and the …

UX Design

The Backpack You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Designers broadly aim for two reactions to their design. For other designers to go “I wish I had thought of that”, and for everyone else to go “I …

Design a Mars Habitat for a Chance at a $1.1 Million Prize from NASA

Many children and amateur engineers — and even professional engineers — fantasize about designing things for NASA. Most people aren’t aware that NASA works with the public quite often! One of the most interesting ways to interact with NASA is through their Centennial Challenges, where they hold …

Indigenous Peoples

An Exoskeleton For The Elderly

With almost $10 million in funding, Superflex wants to redesign DARPA exoskeleton technology for the aging mainstream.<p>Almost a third of adults age 65 and older report difficulty walking just three city blocks. But a company called Superflex has raised $10 million to build a solution–and it doesn’t …

Could this futuristic inflatable fabric change industrial design?

The fabric, AeroMorph, is the work of MIT’s Media Lab<p>In the world of textile design, handmade craft is having a renaissance of sorts. But the researchers and developers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Tangible Media Group, part of the school’s future-focused Media Lab, are …

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months.<p>For proof, look no …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is just $249 until Christmas

Though it's getting a bit old (about a year at this point), the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is still a <i>really</i> solid tablet and it can be had for a full …

The 25 Greatest Inventions of All Time | Inc.com

2017 should be a banner year for exciting new technologies and innovations. It got me thinking: what are the 25 best things humanity has invented over the last 100,000 or so years?<p>25. The Chariot<p>The chariot revolutionized warfare in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, introducing the first real …

Inventions

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Are you considering sending your employees to time management training in 2017?<p>You probably shouldn't.<p>Sadly, throughout my career, I've talked to many leaders who claim time management programs have little to zero impact on employee performance.<p>So why are employees returning from these types of …

Time Management

The Ultimate Productivity Gift Guide: 73 Ideas for Everyone on Your List

The holidays are here and it’s time to rack your brain once again to think of the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life. To save you …

Shopping

Meet the Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket and costs under $200

Smartphones are almost like carrying a portable computer — but there is some computing that still work better on a desktop or laptop. For those times, pick up the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC, which puts all the power of that standalone computer in your hands at a moment’s notice. You can …

The Best Music for Productivity? Silence

Studies show that for most types of cognitively demanding tasks, anything but quiet hurts performance.<p>Like most modern “knowledge” workers, I spend my days in an open office. That means I also spend my days amid ringing phones, the inquisitive tones of co-workers conducting interviews, and—because …

What Everyone Should Know About The Process of Designing Apps

<i>by</i> <i>Michael Flarup</i><p>I realised something the other day: I’ve been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it …

Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking

Research professor Kate Canales believes design is crucial to disrupting higher education, and the timing has never been better.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you end up where you are today? Did you go directly to academia or did you jump into design first?</b><p><b>Kate Canales:</b> I started my early professional …

Here’s the Complete First Season of ‘Top Photographer’

The first season of <i>Top Photographer</i> is now over, and a winning photographer has been crowned. In case you missed the Adorama-produced and Nigel …

Interactive quiz: Do you really know what an ETF is?

If you’re reading this, you probably know something about exchange traded funds (ETFs)—a widely used investment product whose assets have grown tenfold over the last 20 years to over $3 trillion globally<b>.*</b> ETFs have a lot in common with a more familiar vehicle—mutual funds: both offer access to …

Investing

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

8 Reasons Why Creatives Will Rule The World

Right-brainers, your time has come–this is the age of the creative mind.<p>In the not-too-distant future, creatives will rule the world.<p>I’m not just saying this because I consider myself a creative. The interconnected systems we use to function in business and society, whether in communication, …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

MONO: Glasses 3D Printed to Fit Your Face

Chances are if you wear glasses that you know how frustrating it is to walk into a glasses store where you have to try on a million pairs that just …

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Portfolio

<i>In this article, originally published as "¿Qué es un portafolio de proyectos y cómo se hace?" (What is a portfolio and how do you make one?) from</i> …

Selling

Architectural Sketches – Sketchapalooza II

If you are an architect, everyone thinks that you draw for a living. While that’s not really true, it’s a stereotype that most architects warmly …

Sketching

The job of a designer is to be a psychologist [Podcast interview]

In the last decade or so, lots of companies have gotten design religion. Design has been brought in-house, where it can shape products from the very get-go. There’s an obvious source for this idea — Apple.<p>This week on the <i>Kahney’s Korner</i> podcast, I talked to Oliver Seil, senior design director of …

U.S. Trust

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2018 Year Ahead: The Next Great Odyssey Ten Years Gone

U.S. Trust's outlook on the economy, the markets, investment trends, portfolio considerations and asset-class weightings.<p>See all our latest ISO updates below.<p>We're now in the second-longest bull market in stocks in history—and there's growing speculation it could be running out of steam. But if the …

Wood Pellets Ignite Interest

Nuggets of dried biomass could be the next big thing in sustainable fuel.<p>If you need one more reason to consider investing in timberland — on top of its competitive, risk-adjusted returns vs. stocks and bonds, and its potential tax advantages — it’s time to start thinking about wood pellets.<p>These …

Interest Rates

An interview with DeAnne Steele<p><i>With interest rates in the United States expected to rise and the bull market in bonds expected to end, investors have a lot of questions. In this interview, DeAnne Steele, investment executive for the western United States at U.S. Trust, explains the basics of</i> …