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10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

Slack Introduces User Groups To Let Larger Teams Collaborate Way More Effectively

A great deal of Slack’s success has come from its ability to allow companies to communicate internally in a fluid and transparent manner. Now the enterprise messaging service is looking to enhance the experience of how larger organizations function through the introduction of User Groups.<p>The new …

Can graphene oust silicon from memory chips? - Futurity

Only an atom thick, graphene is a key ingredient in work to create data storage technologies that use nanomaterials other than silicon.

Should You Try to Change Your Child's Behavior?

A lot of people, myself included, struggle with how to change their child's behavior. That's why I've fielded so many reader questions about how to get kids to listen. I believe that this change is warranted and positive in the following cases:<p>1. Your child is hurting someone.<p>2. Your child is …

Rage And Humor Alternate In 'Arab Of The Future'

Riad Sattouf's sense of irony goes deeper than his bones: It runs in his lines. Inside every panel of <i>The Arab of the Future</i>, his graphical memoir of his early childhood, Sattouf's pen frisks and wiggles like it hasn't a care in the world. But both his drawings and his message are more complex than …

Microsoft's first Android launcher focuses on your favorites

Microsoft has already courted Android fans by releasing a lock screen, but it's taking the relationship one step further by introducing a full-fledged launcher. The newly official (if already expected) Arrow Launcher is a purposefully simple interface that centers on your favorites. Your home …

Apps

The 71 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Productivity apps<p><b>56. Google Keyboard</b> (free)<p><i>Better than 99%</i> …

Einstein's Secret of Productivity

A producer at [well known television show] said to me, "Whatever you do - don't ever ever say 'I don't know'. If you say that, we'll never ask you back."<p>Then, thrust into a dark room, miked up, camera pointing at me, the producer in my ear, "anddd...GO!" and six of us arguing about the worst, most …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: October 2015

Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This …

How Ikea Designs Its (In)famous Instruction Manuals

Love ’em or hate ‘em, a lot of thought goes into that Ikea stuff you throw away after assembly.<p>Everyone has an Ikea horror story. My wife’s work desk, for instance, took her and my mother-in-law an entire day to assemble, moving forward only in fits and starts with frequent intermissions for …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Like Mixtapes? Love Vinyl? This Company Combines Them

Called Vinyl Moon, the nascent, Los Angeles–based endeavor is a subscription-based vinyl mixtape series, featuring a new 10-track release mailed out …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

How Does Poverty Affect the Brain?

Growing up in poverty can hinder childhood achievement and affect life trajectory. Researchers in fields, such as economics and social sciences, have …

Stereogum’s 50 Best New Bands Of 2015

Stereogum’s Best New Bands list is back! After taking off last year, today we return with a rundown of the artists that have spent the past year …

What Is Social Anxiety?

In the age of the digital hermit, a psychologist explains what it means to avoid other people—and what to do about it.<p>People today might not actually be avoiding social interaction any more than they did in past decades, but they’re certainly more vocal about it. The rise of digital communication …

Depression

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Google Photos hits 100 million monthly users after five months

Google Photos is less than half a year old, but it's already hit a major milestone with more than 100 million monthly active users, the company announced today. The unlimited photo service comes with apps available on iOS, Android, and on the web, and it was spun off from the company's Google+ …

Articles about 6 apartments feel much bigger they are on Dwell.com - Dwell

Get a Daily Dose of Design<p>Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.

Urban Dreams

Project info<p>These images are drawn from my impressions of Japan from a trip my wife and I recently made there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. For many years I’ve desired to visit this country and I must say that I was not disappointed. The people are incredibly welcome and gracious and …

Smart Cities

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Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

General Motors

The One Tip That Can Take Your Weekly Productivity From ‘Meh’ to ‘Magic’

Thomas Edison said, “<b>Being busy doesn’t always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment</b>.”There is a lot of truth hidden …

The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

Recently a neighborhood in Brooklyn made national headlines for a fight over public schools. Lots of affluent, mainly white families have been moving into new condos in the waterfront area called DUMBO, and the local elementary school is getting overcrowded.<p>The city wants to redraw the zones in a …

Articles about best modernmonday what makes good graphic design on Dwell.com - Dwell

From flat to physical, Kristina Krogh masters every dimension.<p>Manhattan-based Project Projects may be a graphic design studio, but it works in all dimensions, on the page and off.<p>I'll be down in Los Angeles on Thursday to speak at the bulthaup showroom and wanted to alert all our Southern …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Undiscovered

What Kind Of Introvert Are You?

Are you more of a social, thinking, anxious, or restrained introvert?

Intel reportedly has 'army' of people working on Apple's next iPhone chip

Intel is pouring resources into a project to supply Apple's next iPhone with its next-generation LTE modem, according to a report today from <i>VentureBeat</i>. The team responsible for integrating the Intel 7360 LTE modem chip into what will inevitably become the iPhone 7 may be as large as 1,000 people. …

Interview: The Illustrious Career of Photographer Rodney Smith

With an illustrious career spanning over 45 years, New York-based photographer Rodney Smith has produced countless images that are a perfect blend of sophistication and whimsy. Shooting on film with a medium-format Hasselblad, Smith creates enchanting portraits of classically styled figures posing …