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Want to be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

8 'Facts' About The Human Body Debunked by Science

No, you're not "double-jointed".<p>When you know a particular topic really well, you might say you know it like the back of your hand. But how well do …

Twenty Helpful Tips and Tricks for Photoshop

Photoshop is a tremendously intricate and nuanced program, and you can never have enough tips and tricks to navigate all its features and options and …

Tutorials

Why Is It You Can Sense When Someone’s Staring at You?

A very complex biological system must work in concert for daze detection to occur. <br>Read More

Neurology

7 Women Who Don't Have Children Reveal Why Your Assumptions About Them Are Wrong

'Women without children are viewed as somehow abnormal.'<p>In 2017, there’s still a societal expectation that women will have children, but in reality, …

Why Are There Two Sexes?

Asexual reproduction can produce twice as many offspring as sexual reproduction without the hassle of finding and courting a mate. So why do most …

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

An Animated Look at the Inner Workings of Sesame Street’s Iconic Big Bird

A charming clip from the documentary <i>I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story</i>, explains through a combination of animation and interviews, the amazing …

A Cyborg Assassin Hunts Humans in This Chilling Dystopian Short

Comic book artist and filmmaker Roberto de la Torre wields impressive VFX in his short film 'Bernie.'<p>A levitating robot assassin hunts down escaped inmates in a new Neill Blomkamp-esque short film by comic book artist and filmmaker Roberto de la Torre. <i>Bernie</i> opens with a series of brief, panoramic …

Dystopia

Wistful film of stop-motion 3D printed figures

Elodie Ponçon designed and printed these cute lighted figurines for WHITE, a wistful story about conformity and imperfection.<p>Here's a nice interview …

Martin

A scavenger combs the beach in search of objects. But what Martin finds beneath the sand is way more than what he bargained for, and he unleashes …

A Robot and Scarecrow Fall in Love in the Live Action Animated Short Film ‘Robot & Scarecrow’

<i>Robot & Scarecrow</i> is a live action animated short film, directed Kibwe Tavares of Factory Fifteen, about a beautiful robot (Holliday Grainger) who …

The New Wave Of Latin American Animated Features: 10 Films To Watch For

With over 100 animated features in development and production across Latin America, the region is setting itself up for an animation renaissance.The …

Latin America

How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Should You Take That Design Job?

This flowchart can help.<p>For freelancers or a new design studio, navigating the intricacies of client relationships can be one of the biggest initial challenges. How much should you charge? How do you find new clients? And once you do, will the work they want be worth it for you, both financially …

Steal These 5 Exercises From Innovation Consultants to Come up With More Creative Ideas

Think like an innovation consultant to come up with your best new product, service and marketing ideas.<p>Getting a job as an innovation consultant requires equal measures of creative thinking and strategic rigor. And while the scope of the role encompasses everything from redesigning a stage gate …

Warby Parker

A neuroscientist explains why we can’t see the world objectively—and humanity is better for it

Humans have a primal, biological imperative to maintain the status quo, but seeking out answers to the unknown is also incredibly important to evolutionary innovation.<p>This dichotomy creates all sorts of kerfuffles. We’re taught to rid ourselves of implicit biases that don’t serve society and to …

Creativity
Typography

Top 20 free resources for learning logo design

Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s always lots more to learn about logo design. But while the web is full of help and advice, …

Graphic Design

Chase Had Ads on 400,000 Sites. Then on Just 5,000. Same Results.

As of a few weeks ago, advertisements for JPMorgan Chase were appearing on about 400,000 websites a month. It is the sort of eye-popping number that has become the norm these days for big companies that use automated tools to reach consumers online.<p>Now, as more and more brands find their ads …

Watch FREE: Pixar Storytelling MasterClass - Pixar in a Box - IFH

FREE Pixar Storytelling MasterClass – Pixar in a Box<p>Have you ever wondered how <b>Pixar Animation Studios</b> continues to create one masterpiece after …

Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling

It doesn’t take much to spark a good story.<p>A tall man, a short woman, a setting that’s sterile to the point of soulless, and a couple dozen …

Animation

Studio Ghibli's Animation Software Is Now Free

Are you the next Hayao Miyazaki? Now you'll have the tools to find out.<p><i>Princess Mononoke</i>. <i>Spirited Away</i>. <i>Howl's Moving Castle</i>. All films packed with mystery and gravity, thanks largely to the imagination of Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. In peeling back the layers of what makes these films so …

Animation

How to Reset the NVRAM/PRAM on Your Mac

While your Mac will usually hum along like the finely tuned machine it is, occasionally it may act peculiarly, like trying to boot from an external …

Roman Britain

Britain was a significant addition to the ever-expanding Roman Empire. For decades Rome had been conquering the Mediterranean Sea - defeating …

Build your web presence with this user-friendly design app

Having a web presence is important, but building a website can be a challenge. Do away with the difficulty with the powerful web design app Flux 6. …

The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's

Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk<p>Guy Ryder is an old hand at Davos. The director general of the International Labour Organisation has seen it all: the years when the global business …

Economics

Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President review – a warning from history

Matt Frei looks at the generations of Trump past, who built their legacy on illegal emigration, trespass and prostitution<p>He is going to be hard to avoid this week. This programme <b>–</b> <b>Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President</b> (Channel 4) – is sort of Who Do You Think You Are? It only goes back a …

As The Boss, You Need To Take Work Stress Seriously

As a boss, you have a certain responsibility for the health of the people in your team. That’s not just about making sure they don’t get physically …

The Workplace

Ancient footprints reveal clues about our human ancestors

Newly discovered footprints belonged to tall male who may have had a harem<p>He stood a majestic five-foot-five, weighed around 100 pounds and maybe had …