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Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …

Walt Disney Company

31 Psychological Life Hacks That You Can Exploit To Give Yourself An Advantage In Social Settings

Impress your friends. Find a potential date. This is how you can manipulate people. You can get that promotion. You can get 400 Retweets. You can do …

How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Distractions at Work (and in Life)

Distraction is like a virus, says a medical expert on attention. Here's the cure you need.<p>Distraction in the workplace is costly. According to a 2006 survey, lost productivity costs companies $544 billion a year, as employees waste almost two hours a day.<p>There is no shortage of tips to reduce …

Time Management

Customer Loyalty in the Age of Big Data

Enhancing the customer experience is less about the volume of information available and more about using it strategically, according to experts at a …

This New Plane Has Panoramic Views–But No Windows

If you don’t mind seeing beautiful clouds on a flat screen, you’re going to have a great trip.<p>For airlines trying to save fuel, every ounce of weight onboard is important. Ryanair, the budget airline, went so far as to trim pages out of their in-flight magazine and serve drinks with fewer ice …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

North Atlantic

4 reasons we love sad songs: Unexpected rewards of melancholy music

When everything is going wrong, there’s nothing like listening to a few melancholy bars of your favorite sad song.<p>Buy why do we find pleasure in sad music? If the goal is to stay upbeat, why would we ever choose to listen to, say, Adele’s “Someone Like You” over Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”?<p>The …

Music

16 Personal Development Goals That Will Make You Happier and Sexier

Tweet<p>Share<p>Share<p>+1<p>Pin<p>Shares 839<p>One of the best decisions you can make is to engage in continuous self-development.<p>We all want to enhance the quality …

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat. I know this to be true because instead of enjoying the movie myself, I am measuring the brain activity of a dozen viewers. …

British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab

Why visit a museum halfway around the world, when you can check out 3D scans, and print them from your own home?<p>Sketchfab, a platform that lets users …

When Advertising Isn’t Fast Enough, You Need Reactvertising

With one tweet during the Super Bowl last year, Oreo not only made itself the envy of every brand on social media, it became the high-water mark for a surge in the mostly regrettable trend that is real-time marketing.<p>For every great example–Arby’s, Kit Kat, and Denny’s–there has been a waterfall of …

Happiness Is Not Enough: Why a Life Without Meaning Will Make You Sick

When I wrote a recent post for Buffer titled 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, I didn’t even consider the possibility …

Happiness

Take This Quiz And See If You Can Guess Random People’s Ages (It’s For Science)

Age Guess lets you try to pinpoint how old people are, all in the name of scientific research.<p>It’s an awkward encounter many have experienced. You ask a person how old they are and they respond: “How old do I look?”<p>Go on Age Guess, a research project disguised as an addictive game, and you can ask …

Advice From Maya Angelou: "Don't Trust People Who Don't Laugh"

Not every moment in the life of Maya Angelou, the prolific writer who died today at 86, was something to laugh at: as TIME’s Lev Grossman recounts in …

Motivation

Dutch airport makes addictive Instagram game

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol faces a challenge familiar to airports across the globe: it wants to court more travelers. In order to do so, it decided …

Advertising Industry

Ads of the World™

KFC's Hot & Spicy Campaign<p>Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong<p>Highlight<p>New Play-Doh Outdoor Campaign<p>Advertising Agency: DDB, Colombia<p>2018 …

You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

We’re pretty shallow when it comes to food.<p>I don’t just mean our predilections for organic food and fancy coconut water. A new study shows that …

Food

Have a Blog? LinkedIn Wants Your Copy.

2 min read<p>If you're a regular on LinkedIn then you've almost certainly noticed how the site curates news from around the web and publishes blog posts by its select group of "Influencers." All that content is just the tip of the iceberg, LinkedIn says. Today, the site is opening up its publishing …

Bill Gates

Follow the photos: The real reason Facebook just paid almost 10% of its market cap for WhatsApp

So you thought $1 billion for Instagram was crazy.<p>And then you thought $3 billion for Snapchat was insane.<p>Today Facebook has announced that it is …

Travelers Can Now Pay For Flights Via Social Media

Passengers can now pay for their flights via social media on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The company announced Tuesday that passengers will be able to use Facebook and Twitter to book flights, reserve seats, arrange for extra baggage, and pay for these services.<p>Customers who wish to use social media …

Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>For decades, the most …

Customer Experience

How Do Fashion Trends Start?

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, a new exhibit examines the sources of fashion trends for the past two centuries, from the bustle to camouflage.<p>New York Fashion Week kicks off later this week, and as the world gawks over the couture coming down the catwalks, it’s worth considering how we got …

To Sell Products That Help The World, Convince Consumers That They’re Helping Themselves

People are selfish. If you want to get them interested, appeal to their self-interest, not their desire to do good.<p>If you are one of the many retailers that believes being a good corporate citizen will help you sell more products, then we have a little secret to share with you. Despite what the …

Fair Trade

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Happiness

What Facebook Will Look Like by 2024

Online empires come and go. At one time, Alta Vista was the top search engine and Netscape was the only web browser. Both are now gone. Will the same …

12 Lessons In Creativity From The Greatest Super Bowl Ad Ever

What’s the greatest Super Bowl ad of all time? There’s not much debate about that question. By overwhelming consensus, it’s <i>1984</i>, the Apple Macintosh ad that stunned viewers, went viral when it was re-broadcast on television news, and put one of the world’s most important tech companies on the …

Why The World’s Largest Experiment In Free Public Transportation Failed

In an ambitious move, the capital of Estonia gave its 430,000 residents access to public transit. So why didn’t the free rides result in new passengers?<p>A year ago, the city of Tallinn, Estonia, situated a short hop across the Baltic Sea from Finland, made public transportation free to its …

This Girl Offers A Random Guy A Bud Light Only If He Agrees To Be 'Up For Whatever Happens Next ...'

Bud Light is using this year's Super Bowl to introduce a new tagline, "The Perfect Beer For Whatever Happens," and America's best-selling beer is pulling out all the stops to make sure it's a hit.<p>In its "Epic Nights" ad posted Friday morning on YouTube, a hidden camera follows an average Joe named …