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Practicing mindfulness does a lot more than simply calm you down

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”<p>This quote is from Leo Tolstoy’s <i>What Men Live By, and Other Tales</i>, and it serves as a fitting prompt for us all to direct our attention to what is actually …

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UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

Dove Hires Criminal Sketch Artist to Draw Women as They See Themselves and as Others See Them

Gil Zamora is an FBI-trained forensics artist with over 3,000 criminal sketches under his belt. Dove (through Unilever's U.K. office) and Ogilvy …

Twitter Looks to Emulate Google With Keyword Ad Targeting

The explosion of search advertising in the mid-2000s put keywords on the advertising pedestal, letting brands pinpoint specific, intent-laden words …

Ad of the Day: Ikea

Gno one really gnows how hard it is to make this kind of ad. It's gnot an easy task, obviously, but in my experience, almost gnothing can keep a …

Facebook For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch Updated

Facebook has updated their Facebook app for Apple’s iOS platform and the latest version of the social networking app comes with some new features …

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative People

Looking to hire for creativity? Research says you should look for these traits (but, be warned, not all of them make someone easy to work with).<p>Sure, it's possible for everyone to nurture his or her creative side, but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than to …

Does Your Brand Matter?

In an environment where Words With Friends can unseat Scrabble, when does it make sense to invest in your brand?<p>When I speak about disruptive innovation, I almost always use the example of Words with Friends to demonstrate how a simple, smart game by an upstart company can be quickly iterated and …

These Are the First Videos Being Shot With Google Glass

It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them …

How Much Is Your House Worth In Bitcoins?

We've already explained everything there is to know about Bitcoins and Bitcoin mining, except the most important question that homeowners across the …

What Will Google Glass Do to Our Brains?

Humanity is about to undertake a bold experiment. If all goes as Google hopes, many of us will be strapping on Google Glasses later this year. The …

WTF! 15 Videos That Will Make You Quit the Internet

YouTube's been making us scream <i>"WTF?"</i> since 2005.<p>But it's not like you needed us to remind you of that. Thousands upon thousands of videos are out …