Brandi Figerova

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10 cool fonts to give your work an edge

What exactly makes something 'cool'? It's difficult to tell for sure: the science of coolness appears to be a highly sensitive balancing act. Try too …

This YouTuber Fixes Ugly Websites and It's Really Satisfying

Refactoring UI is a YouTube series which takes poorly designed UI and gives it the fairy godmother treatment.<p>For me, the difference between a good user interface and a bad user interface makes and breaks a product or a service. It’s the difference between a clean, pleasant interface that welcomes …

UI Design

Pentagram rebrands Battersea dogs and cats home to visualise "personality over sentiment"

Pentagram has rebranded London’s dogs and cats charity Battersea, introducing a “family” of watercolour illustrated characters as its icons. Led by …

Enhance your design projects with this icon library

Icons play a major role in design. As well as telling users what to do, they can create a memorable image that people will associate with your …

10 extraordinary examples of typography poster designs

Typography can make or break a poster. No matter how perfect the imagery, if the type isn't conveyed in the right way, the design has failed – which …

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

5 Counterintuitive Lessons From 5 Very Creative and Successful People

How to succeed when you run up against hike stakes, boredom, and bouts of fear.<p>I started a podcast last year to talk to people who have designed inspiring lives, who are successful doing work they love. What I wanted to understand is how do they do it. What are their tools, tactics, and tricks that …

Creativity

All-female high school team invents solar-powered tent for homeless

Twelve young women from San Fernando High School in California have created a solar-powered tent to serve the growing homeless population in the San …

High School

Lack of rain makes desert wildflower super blooms unlikely this year

Barring a miracle in the next six weeks, experts say there will be no desert wildflower "super bloom" this year.<p>Less than one inch of rain has hit the desert floor in Borrego Springs since September. In contrast, by the end of February last year, the total was seven inches. Those six inches could …

NoVa Week Ahead Weather: Be Gone Winter

The week ahead will be a drastic change from the snowstorm that passed through the DC area.<p>After Saturday's snowfall in the midst of a mild winter, …

Snowfall And Driver Panic Leads To Second Huge I-35 Pileup In Two Weeks

“It boggles your mind, it happened again, and you just think, you know, how many people are hurt this time?’” State Patrol Spokesman Nathan Ludwig …

8 Quotes on Motivation, Hard Work and More from Basketball Legend Michael Jordan

Check out these inspirational 'Air Jordan' quotes.<p>One of the most famous basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan, is recognized for his achievements both on and off the court. As an athlete, Jordan -- also known as "Air Jordan" thanks to his slam dunking capabilities -- played on both the …

Motivation

Urban landscapes reimagined – in pictures

For Serbian photographer Nikola Olic, the built environment is a canvas for his inventive compositions. Using only a single camera and minimal Photoshopping, Olic creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light: “Instead of just taking a photograph, I move around a building and …

Photography

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

5 ways to create better brand imagery

Clever and unique use of imagery can have a transformative effect on a brand's impact. The best logos can create a powerful visual association that …

Brochure design: 10 top creative tips

We've given you a selection of great brochure templates elsewhere on the site. But when it comes to making a stunning brochure design from scratch – …

7 Dangerous Food Additives To Avoid At All Costs

Like thieves in the night, food additives such as preservatives, colorings and various so-called flavor enhancers, sneak in to destroy your health. …

10 Ways to Gain Muscle for Anyone Looking to Bulk Up

Whether you’re a skinny guy desperately trying to pack on muscle (like Michael B. Jordan in <i>Creed</i>) or a not-so-skinny guy trying to convert body mass …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

8 Breakfasts That Are Healthier Than Cereal

Breakfast doesn’t have to be healthy. But if you’re looking to frontload your day with nutrients, choosing the best option can be daunting. This …

Chef Seamus Mullen's 5 Tips for Sticking to Your Health Goals

January is nearly over, but don't let the cold and the dark keep you from making those healthy changes permanent.<p>January, January, January....<p>It …

Welcome

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

News Corp

Six Ways To Find Creative Inspiration

Creativity has fascinated researchers for decades. Ester Buchholz, a psychologist, psychoanalyst and author of ‘The Call of Solitude’, emphasised the …

Egg White Oatmeal With Strawberries and Peanut Butter

In a small pot, heat oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup water, strawberries, honey, vanilla, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and …

Breakfast

These Protein-Rich Bean Soups Are Just Begging to Be Your Dinner

As far as we're concerned, legumes are powerhouse health foods: they're fibrous so they fill you up for longer, they're full of protein so they fuel …

Healthy Eating