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This Ingenious Dinner Plate, Invented by an Ad Agency, Can Lighten a Meal by 30 Calories

Some of the best food on Earth is pretty greasy, so one agency in Thailand has come up with a simple way to lighten things up.<p>BBDO Bangkok partnered …

Advertising Industry

This Crazy Brownie Recipe Is Three Desserts in One

Let’s get serious: It can be hard to choose one type of dessert when the whole world is filled with so many mind-blowing, delicious options. While you may want a salted caramel cookie, you could also be yearning for a decadent brownie recipe at the same time. Can we blame you? Absolutely not. So …

Dessert

How to Build A Story With Your Brand

Creating new stories with your brand is a great marketing strategy.<p>Brands have to be more responsible than ever before. These days' customers are looking for more than someone who can sell a product at the most affordable price. They are looking deeper into what companies are doing in order to …

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we’ve always been …

Happiness

Why You Need To Start Using A Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is a very undervalued resource in the kitchen that can help improve your health and nutrition while making life easier and cheaper

Cooking

4 Truths to Set You Free

We create our lives from our thoughts and actions. What we think and what we do are how our choices take form and paint our reality.<p>They're rooted in what we believe to be true. By changing what we choose to be true, it follows that our thoughts, actions, and feelings will change as well.<p>If you're …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

Fish Congee Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Bring rice and 10 cups (2.5 L) water to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in ginger and salt. Reduce heat …

Food & Dining

Here's How To Instantly Upgrade Pancakes

Fact: Pancakes make ~everything~ better.<p><b>Pancake Batter</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 cups pancake mix<p>1½ cups water<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix and water, stirring until smooth with no lumps.<p>____<p><b>1. Blueberry Pancakes</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>Pancake Batter (see …

Keeping a Graphic Design Contract Simple

I have a confession to make. I don’t like lawyers.<p>A few years ago, I was in contract negotiations for buying a new home and found it an important …

What Your Kids Really Think About Your Career

We interviewed 11 kids of working parents to find out what they really think about their parents’ jobs.<p>The makeup of families has shifted in the the last few decades.<p>In the U.S., 46% of two-parent families have both parents working full time. With both parents working, tackling family obligations …

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Body Language

The 50 Most Delicious Brownie Recipes

Laus Awards calls on international creatives for poster campaign

The Spanish Art Directors & Graphic Designers Association (ADG) has kicked off a star-studded campaign to promote its annual honour roll, the Laus Awards.<p>Titled 'Laus &', the campaign has called upon a dazzling roster of international designers and creative directors to each devise a poster that …

Graphic Design

50 Attractive and Versatile Script Fonts 2015

Fonts are important to every designer and graphic developers and these fonts add a personal touch to pretty much any design. Script fonts are based …

Typography

This company turns vehicles into moving billboards

Whether you're promoting your product or business on television, in a newspaper, or on a billboard, the goal is to be seen by as many people as possible.<p>And while a funny commercial or a flashy jumbo-screen ad may make an impression on you momentarily, many businesses are finding that they don't …

Small Business

Designing for Engagement: How Color, Type and Space Can Impact The Mood Of Your Design

<i>Design is visual communication.</i>It invites users to interact with a brand, product, message, or idea. But what is it about some designs that draws us …

Graphic Design

Slicing and Dicing

before<p>after<p>Noted Dec. 9, 2015 by Armin<p>Industry / Corporate Tags / #google#monogram<p>About<p>(Est. 2009, previously Google Ventures) “GV provides venture …

Travelling with a ‘powerless passport’

“I wanted to prove to others and to myself that our life circumstances should never hinder us from going after our dreams.”<p>My “how I quit my job to travel” story is different. I’m from a developing country with a “powerless passport” — as a Philippine citizen I can only visit 60 countries visa-free …

Airplanes

A company that pays people to wrap their cars in ads is becoming the Uber for advertisers

And it's betting the roads are where it will happen.<p>"When people discover the great new thing isn't quite what they were promised, they return to what's proven to work," says James Heller, CEO of Wrapify, a new advertising platform that connects brands with drivers to create splashy on-vehicle ads. …

Marketing

Pediatrician of 30 Years Reveals How To Calm A Crying Baby In Seconds

Robert Hamilton, an expert pediatrician in Santa Monica who has about 30 years of experience, has released a useful and adorable video about the best …

Designer Creatively Wraps Gifts to Look Like Grocery Store Packaging

Bored with the typical supplies she'd been using in the past, graphic designer Sheila Wong decided to creatively upgrade her gift-wrapping presentation. To make things interesting, the artist created her own grocery store-themed wrapping paper on Illustrator, making for a hilariously unusual …

Chemicals

Heartwarming Illustrations Show That Love Is In The Small Things

Philippa Rice is a multi-talented artist who creates simple but beautiful comics about the everyday joys of living with someone you love. The title …

Special delivery: meet Mumbai’s ‘errand executives’

In old India, lowly, all-purpose delivery boys called ‘peons’ served the rich. But the new breed of digital messenger thinks it could be a bright career move. Snigdha Poonam joins one on his rounds<p>In Mumbai, they say, time is money. It’s also said that you can make it here even if you start with …

From Sleep Masks to Splash Masks, Find Which Is Perfect For You

When it comes to masks, there's always a solid DIY option (we love a good hydrating yogurt-and honey mix any day!). But with so many cool new …

The Eight Most Overrated Things To Do In London

Planning a trip to London? Cut out the overpriced, underwhelming bits with tips from a local.<p>Anyone who visits London for the first time usually …

The 19 coolest new businesses in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been the hub for huge Silicon Valley tech companies — but it's also home to some seriously cool local businesses.<p>From a 2.5-ton mobile pizza oven and a beef-jerky bar to the city's first indoor golf course, we're highlighting some of the newest and coolest businesses in San …

Ice Cream

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design