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Tadao Ando: The Japanese boxer turned Pritzker Prize winner who buried the Buddha

<b>(CNN) —</b> Light bursts into the dark room through a horizontal slit and an intersecting vertical line.<p>In the simple pews behind the mesmerizing cross-shaped glow, scores of visitors snap pictures on their phones of the concrete installation.<p>They are inside a life-sized replica of the Church of the …

CNN

A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry muffins aren't much different from cupcakes, and pancakes are little more than fried dough with liquid sugar poured …

Breakfast

How to Understand User Behavior With Google Analytics

Between conferences, speaking engagements, and trips for work, I spend a lot of time on planes.One of my favorite parts about flying is the …

SEO

A powerful Adventure Time explores how art enlightens personal change

To live is to change, but how do you accept the changes you don’t want or expect? Jake is dealing with this question in “Abstract,” the first new</i> …

I have data. I need insights. Where do I start?

This curated column is authored by Rama Ramakrishnan, Senior Vice President,The post I have data. I need insights. Where do I start? appeared first …

Scientific Method

Amazon Wants to Solve Online Fashion's Biggest Problem

When a person buys a piece of clothing in a store, he or she has the option of trying it on. That's a major advantage for brick-and-mortar retailers because online customers not only have to wait for their order to be delivered, it may not fit once it arrives. Even if the size proves correct, it's …

eCommerce

Get Your Best Homepage From 'nada' to 'Prada' in 7 Steps

Once in awhile, when browsing the internet, you might get on a homepage or landing page that takes your breath away. Having a great home page does take a lot of effort and time, but when it’s finally done, you can really take pride in your work.<p>And there’s nothing better than that!<p>The reason of …

Android Wear has made it trivially easy for fashion companies to 'make' tech products

Fashion brands are splicing off-the-shelf components in smartwatches just as they do with analog ones<p>March has been a particularly fecund time for new Android Wear watch announcements, though unlike previous years, the brands behind these devices are almost all from the fashion and luxury spheres …

China has its own version of 'The Hangover' and it features Mr Bean and a boxing legend

<b>CORRECTION — Monday, March 20, 8:42 a.m. EST:</b> <i>A former version of this story stated that</i> Top Funny Comedian <i>included a cameo from Mike Tyson. That is</i> …

Peddling authenticity: Social media influencers undermine traditional ads

Online stars can command big bucks if they appear to be 'sharing their own personal life'<p>Cailli and Sam Beckerman are twin fashion bloggers who tend …

Amazon’s pilot for Oasis raises more questions than it answers

Lost in space<p>Amazon’s 2017 pilot season is upon us, and the site has released the pilot for a television show called <i>Oasis</i>, featuring <i>Game of Thrones</i> star Richard Madden.<p><i>Oasis</i>, based on Michel Faber’s 2014 novel <i>The Book of Strange New Things</i><i>,</i> follows a priest named Peter Leigh. Humanity has …

This Two-Hour Breaking Bad Movie Is the Most Efficient Way to Watch the Greatest Series Ever

It's worth the years of editing that went into making it.<p>During a time known as "peak TV," it's hard to find time to watch everything—impossible, really. And <i>Breaking Bad</i>, which is one of (if not THE) best shows of all time, is one that everyone should absolutely watch. But for anyone who doesn't …

TV

How to Build a 'Franken-Startup' Entirely Out of Software Services

As an entrepreneur, you can stretch your labor farther by making machines do most of it.<p>There are two pieces of advice every founder has heard: Keep your startup as lean as possible, and only do things that are high-leverage uses of your time. There's an obvious tension here: How are you supposed …

Small Business

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Why UX is pivotal to the future of SEO

As search engine algorithms become more sophisticated, many believe user signals will play a greater role in search rankings. Columnist David Freeman …

Algorithms

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

A fully immersive 360º video allows you to 'travel' along the famous Norwegian Flåm Railway from your sofa

A new fully immersive 360º video has made it possible for viewers to ‘travel’ along the world-famous Flåm Railway in Norway from the comfort of their own homes. Virtual Flåm is a virtual reality train journey that was created by attaching a 360º camera to the front of the train and recording the …

Kyocera reveals its latest Rafre phone you can scrub clean

Smartphones are a breeding ground for germs. Kyocera wants to help change that.<p>The Japanese manufacturer's latest Digno handset, called Rafre, is not …

The Most Detailed Map Of Our Place In The Universe

This is a video of the current most detailed map of our place in the universe. It stretches over 500-million light years and contains over 100,000 …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The 13 most-anticipated video games of 2017

Game companies released enough great RPGs, shooters, and strategy games in 2016 to keep any gamer busy long after the year ends. But 2017 is rolling …

How Data Visualization Is Breathing New Life into Social Media Marketing Metrics

Data is one of the least fun words in the social media marketing world. So often, when people want to see the numbers, they’re hoping for a quick …

Data Visualization

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

'Blade Runner 2049'<p>'Thor: Ragnarok'<p>'Justice League'<p>'Bright'<p>'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'<p>'It'<p>'Death Note'<p>'First They Killed My Father'<p>'Coco'<p>'Ingrid Goes West'<p>'Brad's Status'<p>'Mute'<p>'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)'<p>'How to Talk to Girls at …

Google Timelapse shows how humans have destroyed Earth over 32 years

Google recently updated their Earth Timelapse, which reveals the devastating impact human beings had on Earth between 1984 and 2016. From retreating …

Time-lapse Photography

10 Data Analysis and Dashboarding tools used in Digital Marketing

Digital marketers spend day in and day out working with a wealth of data – in many cases to the point where it can be considered an art form. This …

Big Data

Facebook Continues Its Push to Change the Data Center Industry

As Facebook prepares for more people streaming live videos and playing with virtual reality on its networks, it’s building new data center hardware …

Astronomers Say These Strange Signals Coming From Space Are Probably From Aliens

Ever since we gained a sense of our place in the universe, we’ve been waiting for the day when extraterrestrial intelligent life would make itself …

IBM Develops A Broad-Spectrum Virus Cure That Outsmarts Viral Mutation

If you lined up everything alive on the planet today and counted them one-by-one, you’d find that viruses are the most common creatures by far. …

Biology

Brand Colors: What They Say About You (Emotional Branding)

Ever walk into a store and feel serene? I get that sensation at Z Gallerie.<p>Branding is such an important aspect on how customers perceive (and …

Marketing

Beautiful Portraits Of The Ancient World

How to Create a Social Media Branding Strategy From Scratch

One of the major reasons that people buy products from a business is because they trust their name. If you’ve established credibility, then people …

Marketing