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28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Harvard Business School

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas Show the World Like You've Never Seen Before

Ready to see the world like you've never seen it before? AirPano, a not-for-profit company that focuses on high-resolution panoramic shots, has traveled to over 230 breathtaking locations on our planet, giving us the most incredible aerial views of this earth. While they're known for their 360 …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color

MinutePhysics just released this interesting (and somewhat math-y) explanation of how cameras and computers deal with the concept of color. The video …

Tutorials

What the Hispanic demographic explosion means for America

During fights over the Obamacare health-insurance law, a constituent told him to "go back where you came from". The attacks were misplaced. Mr Salazar is proud of his Hispanic heritage, but he comes from a place with deeper American roots than the United States.<p>One of his ancestors, Juan de Oñate y …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Gorgias for Chrome Helps You and Your Team Write Email Fast

I try — I really do — to reply to every email personally addressed to me, but there’s only so much time I can spend dealing with my inbox each day. Gmail’s canned responses feature does help to an extent, but when you’re strapped for time and have more to say, it’s not quite up to the task.<p>Gorgias …

11 Problems to Anticipate Before Your Next Website Redesign

A great website is the cornerstone of your business. If users can’t easily navigate it or see where you add value, you’re already losing money. But when it comes to updating your site, there are a lot of hidden pitfalls to be wary of.<p>Curious how those who have “been there, done that” and emerged …

Seek Thermal Camera review: Smartphone thermal vision in a tiny package - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Seek Thermal's tiny infrared camera is easy to carry around and quickly detects the temperatures of anything around you.<p><b>The Bad</b> At $250, the camera attachment is expensive. The images can be grainy, especially if you move the camera too quickly while shooting.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Best for …

The top demographic trends for every major social network

<i>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:</i><p>Pinterest has tremendous reach among women. Among US female internet users, 42% reported being on Pinterest in Pew's late-2014 survey, compared to only 13% of men.<br>• Instagram has become the most important and most-used social network …

Facebook's Mobile Ad Revenue Will Completely Dwarf Its Desktop Revenue Next Year

For a company that admitted in its 2012 IPO filing it did not "generate any meaningful revenue" from its mobile products, Facebook has truly pivoted.<p>We already know that in 2013 45% of Facebook's $6.99 billion in full-year ad revenue was derived from mobile ads. But by 2016 Facebook's worldwide …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

How Google Tries To Figure Out Our Hidden Needs

To figure it out, the company conducts an annual "Daily Information Needs" study.<p>Since 2011, the company has selected a group of volunteers to spend three days filling Google in on what they want to know. Eight times a day, at completely random times, Google pings them with the question, "What did …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the …

Creativity

How to Set Financial Priorities When You're Young and Squeezed

You have a lot of demands on your money—and not a lot of it. Here's what to do first.<p>The most financially challenging state of life is not …

Personal Finance

Det Lilla Köksbryggeriet: The Little Kitchen Brewery

Craft beers are well and truly taking over the bar scene in the US and Europe, as an ever-growing number of microbreweries continue to educate and delight people with unusual lagers, ales and porters. But for the true beer connoisseur, it might be time to try taking the next step: home brewing. In …

Avoid Startup Failure: 3 Tips to Extend Your Runway

According to a recent venture capitalist database survey, most startups run into problems because there is simply no demand for their product. But …

Startups

How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

3 (Deadly) Mistakes Young Companies Make

You could be building an amazing product with growing sales and a hip brand, but commit one of these three killer errors and your company could be dead before it has a chance to shine.<p>My first business was a spectacular flop.<p>I had the idea to produce an "audio magazine" for entrepreneurs, featuring …

Entrepreneurship

Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know

Crowdfunding has grown to become a very large part of startups' success plan. Many companies are launching their businesses on sites like Kickstarter, Indigogo as well as several other sites to give their business a social proof.<p>Crowdfunding has grown to become a very large part of startups success …

Crowd Funding

Your Office Space Should Be Basic, Functional And Shared

"I see this a lot more in Miami than Silicon Valley but you shouldn’t be spending money on an office that screams ‘Look at my nice office! Look at the view!’" says 500 Startups adviser Navid Zolfaghari, one of the original employees at social media startup, Wildfire which sold to Google. You’d be …

The New Geography of Super-Charged Startup Cities

The Bay Area clearly dominates in software companies that have been valued at a billion dollars or more, but China is coming on strong.<p>The location of startup companies is a key indicator of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. But not all startups are created equal. What distinguishes …

7 Warning Signs Before Your Startup Fails

<i>Andrew Condurache is the founder of Closed Club, a startup that archives closed down startup products and key lessons learned</i><p>A startup can be seen as a series of trials and errors – some things work others do not, but you keep pushing on. Sometimes you think you are on the right path and everything …