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Watch: How To Design Golden Ratio Logos Icons With Adobe Illustrator

Video screenshot via tutvid<p><b>Did Google’s</b> geometrically flawed logo momentarily irk you last week? This tutorial might teach you how to create logos …

Graphic Design

Delete all the social media apps from your phone right now

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don't even realise I'm doing it …

Social Media

I tried customized hair products from a $110 million beauty startup — here's how it went

That's the feeling that New York-based startup Function of Beauty is trying to tap into with its line of customized shampoo and conditioner. The company is less than a year old, but it's already generating revenue with its sets of colorful concoctions.<p>I had to see for myself if custom shampoo and …

Hair Care

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

Body Language

Why Are Smart People So Miserable? | Inc.com

There's a scene in the Oscar-winning movie where Woodie Allen sees a happy couple on the street and asks them why they're so happy. Their response is classic:<p>The scene works because, as with most jokes, there's some truth behind it. According to many studies, intelligence (of the intellectualizing …

Happiness

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

How This Millennial Is Transforming The Self-Help Industry With A Simple Podcast

You could throw a rock at any street corner and hit someone that’s preaching about following your passion — or any other self-help cliche that’s antiquated and out of date. It’s part of the reason that personal development has a bad rap. Too many self-proclaimed gurus are giving out tired advice …

Self-improvement

7 Ways Exceptionally Positive People Train Their Minds Every Day | Inc.com

Starting and growing a business is one of the hardest things you'll ever do. The road to startup success is full of mental and emotional demands, but the best founders can navigate a path in the face of uncertainty.<p>Trust is the pillar of the founder's journey. You must learn to trust yourself, and …

Self-help

How to Take Your Life from Average to Awesome

You can’t change what you not ready to quit. You are what you repeatedly do. Your habitual behavior often goes unnoticed because you don’t need to …

Self-improvement

Get Started with Design Thinking

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your …

Blynk Makes Creating Mobile Apps to Power Arduino or Raspberry Pi Projects a Little Easier

Android/iOS: If you want to control a Raspberry Pi or Arduino connected device from your phone, you’d usually need to know at least some programming. …

How cars went from boxy to curvy

In the US, cars went from curvy in the 30s & 40s to boxy in the 60s and then back to curvy in the 90s. The price of oil, design imported from Europe, …

Take flight over Australia: aerial photos by Scott McCook

<i>Originally a tailing pond image, I have created a fictional piece of work to convey a story about Australia riding the mining boom, Boddington</i> …

Photography
Augmented Reality

Rad coworking space is half-industrial, half-Tron

Making the unsightly the main attraction<p>We’ve seen plenty of new coworking spaces pop up this year, and this one just completed in Bangkok, Thailand falls right in line with the coolest of them. To start, one just can’t help but stare into the expanse of trippy, turquoise lines that seem to zoom …

3 Ways Google Arts & Culture Can Enrich Your Lessons

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom virtual museum trips to close-up art investigations, Google has a plethora of offerings for educators.

Google

5 Habits That Help You Learn Faster

Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body, but we’ve likely all had times where it’s failed us when it comes to memory. How many …

Jewish entrepreneurs explain how to succeed in business — by trying

NEW YORK — “I was born in Kiev. There was no food, it was really bad and there was anti-Semitism,” said Kira Radinsky, Chief Technology Officer for …

Entrepreneurship

If You're Not Solving Somebody's Problem It's Time to Reconsider Why You're an Entrepreneur

The essence of entrepreneurship is building a business that helps people, not simply marketing anything likely to sell.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s get a few things straight.<p>Talking about entrepreneurship, just to talk about entrepreneurship, and then selling a …

Entrepreneurship

Do startup accelerators really work?

"Innovation district." "Startup accelerator." "A Shark Tank school for startups." They have many names, but the fizzy trend is undeniable: the …

Stop touting the crazy hours you work. It helps no one.

As Labor Day approaches, and a single day of rest from all the hours we Americans spend on the job is upon us, people can't seem to stop talking about the crazy hours they work.<p>One of the most-read articles on the Wall Street Journal's web site last week was a piece about how 4 a.m. -- a time so …

World Economic Forum

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Productive on an Airplane

Put away that travel pillow. You've got work to do!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Flying can be an undesirable event, especially if you have to fly regularly for business. Waking up early, getting everything together, making the trip to the airport and getting through …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons I’d share with my 23-year-old self before I founded a startup.

<b>95% of startups will fail. Less than 0.1% will see billion dollar success.</b><p>If your startup fails, you’re left with something intangible as its …

There's a terrifying mall 'blight' threatening communities across America

Visits to malls declined by 50% between 2010 and 2013, according to real estate research firm Cushman & Wakefield. Analysts expect upcoming data will show an even steeper drop in mall traffic.<p>Mall closures could have terrifying implications for communities, Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz …

Abercrombie & Fitch

VICELAND's 'Abandoned' Explores Forgotten Urban Landscapes

Part travel log, part epic skate video, and part in-depth documentary series, the show follows pro skater Rick McCrank as he explores North America's strangest deserted spaces.<p>Somewhere near Akron, Ohio, pro skateboarder Rick McCrank follows two young men into what was once the largest shopping …

Urbanism

How to solve problems, from an inventor with 200+ patents

<i>Sacha Vega/TED</i><p>Robert Fischell invented the rechargeable pacemaker and the implantable insulin pump — not to mention helped create the precursor to …

Facebook Pushes Advertisers to Speed Up Their Mobile Sites

Social network will limit where and when ads appear if they point to slow-loading sites<p>By<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>Facebook FB -1.08% wants advertisers to speed up their mobile websites and plans to limit where and when ads …

Digital Advertising

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule | Inc.com

<b>This is a post from Michael Simmons, co-founder of Empact.</b><p>At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an apprentice to his father. As a teenager, he showed no particular talent or aptitude aside from his love of books.<p>When he died a little over half a century later, he was …

Bill Gates
South-east Asia

4 Reasons Why More Women Should Join a Coworking Space

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we moved from our hot desk to an office space in the nation's fifth largest entrepreneurial tech hub this spring, we heard a stat that could have been disheartening. Out of the 1,000 people at the Atlanta Tech Village, we were two of …

Living Rooms