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Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, …

Mindfulness

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Self-improvement

This Japanese Scroll Was Re-Printed a Million Times—700 Years Before Gutenberg

The eighth-century documents were stored in tiny pagodas.<p>Empress Shōtoku occupied the Japanese throne twice. She ruled first from 749 to 758 C.E. as …

How to Make Your Portfolio Stand Out

June 29, 2017Design is a fast growing industry with a vast array of opportunities, it’s an exciting time to build a dream career in the industry. …

Web Design

A Comic Sans For The 21st Century Is Here

Hoefler & Co. release Inkwell, a Comic Sans for people who hate Comic Sans.<p>“I’ve been waiting for the first Comic Sans comparison,” says type designer Jonathan Hoefler dryly, when I mention how his new typeface family, Inkwell, all but begs for it. It’s hard not to draw parallels: Both fonts are …

Typography

Want To Be More Creative And Successful? Fight The Urge To Focus

A wandering mind can be an asset if you learn how to use it.<p>In 1987, Mark Frauenfelder read an article in <i>Whole Earth Review</i> about the indie magazine revolution and thought to himself, “I’ve got to do a zine.” The next year, he and his wife started <i>Boing Boing</i>, a pop culture and technology …

Creativity

Graphic Design Basics

Good graphic design is no accident<p>Graphic design is the process and art of combining text and graphics to communicate an effective message in the …

Graphic Design

Building a Successful Design Practice with Limited Resources

I typically write articles that are a direct result of my education, professional experience, lots of studying and also observation. I wrote …

UX Design

The 6 Habits of the World's Most Creative People

Looking for tricks to expand your creative productivity? Here are 6 strategies by history’s most creative minds.<p>I expend a huge amount of my time and …

Creativity

Bright Lights, Big City: Our Top 12 Picks From Milan’s Euroluce Light Fair

At this year’s Euroluce, the biennial lighting show collocated with Salone del Mobile in Milan, we encountered amazing, innovative, beautiful and quirky products in almost every booth. But if I had to narrow down my personal favorite exhibitors of the 2017 edition, I’d have to name the following 12:<p>…

Furniture

Less is More with This Modern-Day LED Chandelier

Industrial designer Peter Bristol and Juniper bring us Thin<p>The form factor of chandeliers has grown ever bulkier since its first iteration. What …

Industrial Designer

Juniper: Adobe InDesign Magazine and Portfolio Template

A well designed magazine and portfolio template of the Juniper family developed for the use in Adobe InDesign.46&2 Collective is a professional …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Get out of your own head and start taking action.<p>While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine …

Self-help

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Employment

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

For 79 years, this groundbreaking Harvard study has searched for the key to happiness. Should it keep going?

For close to 80 years, Harvard University researchers have studied the lives of the same group of men. Since 1938, they’ve tracked their development, documenting every two years details about their physical and emotional health, their employment, their families and their friendships.<p>By looking at …

Free Architecture School? It’s Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Some schools are changing architectural education by eliminating tuition. Could it help make the profession more relevant and diverse?<p>When it comes to diversity in architecture, the statistics are jarring. For instance, African-Americans comprise 12% of the U.S. population, but only 2% of …

Architecture

Life Advice That Will Make You A Better Man In 2018

You might think being a better man is all about making things bigger. Bigger arms, bigger bank account, bigger… yeah. But what if we told you that …

Immune System