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Use Design Thinking to Build Commitment to a New Idea

The logic we use to understand the world as it <i>is</i> can hinder us when we seek to understand the world as it <i>could be</i>. Anyone who comes up with new ideas for a living will recognize the challenges this truism presents. It means that to get organizational support for something new, the designer needs to …

Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs.<p><b>The early 21st</b> …

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2017

Increasingly, the world is becoming an intelligent, digitally enabled mesh of people, things and services. Technology will be embedded in everything in the digital business of the future, and ordinary people will experience a digitally-enabled world where the lines between what is real and what is …

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When ‘Functional Fashion’ Takes A Whole New Meaning

Designing functional fashion is and should be more than just the latest smart jewellery with the ability to give you notifications or a handsome tech …

How a tech giant infiltrated New York Fashion Week

On Friday evening, a crowd of fashionistas sat in a freezing, industrial space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and watched a string of models …

Is Blockchain Technology Set to Revolutionize the Fashion Industry?

According to a report from PwC, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, drones, internet of things, robots, virtual reality and 3D …

Boundary Breaking Ivyrevel Merging Fashion Creativity With Machine Learning

We recently discovered Swedish brand Ivyrevel, a label definitely after our #WearableTechStylist‘s heart. Breaking boundaries through innovation, the …

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The Italian driving fashion's mobile revolution

AFP<p>Sunday, February 28 2016<p>With his high-waisted jeans and sneakers, nobody could have accused Steve Jobs of being a style leader. Posthumously …

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Nike’s first official self-tying sneakers go on sale this year

Nike made a number of new product announcements at a glitzy event in New York yesterday, but perhaps the most exciting revelation was that the company is finally bringing a pair of self-tying sneakers to market — just like in that movie.<p>While Nike has teased prototypes and versions of the shoe from</i> …

How Retailers Will Survive In The Amazon Era

Hire a service designer, for starters.<p>There’s no way around it—the past year has been rough for retail. Even the stalwarts have taken a hit: Nordstrom had a terrible run on NASDAQ; Macy’s cratered, with its stock ending 2015 40% down for the year; and Walmart is shutting down over 250 stores …

Apple Debuts 7 New Apple Watch Ads Highlighting Fitness Capabilities, Fashion and More

Apple today uploaded a series of seven new ads to its YouTube channel, all of which focus on different aspects of the Apple Watch. Each spot, which has a different colored background, is 16 seconds in length, giving a quick look at a single feature set to music.<p>Three videos, "Row," "Chase," and …

Should You Run Before You Lift?

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you ask 100 people if you should do cardio before or after strength training, chances are that you’ll get an even …

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Fashion lessons from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fashion,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Star Wars,Film,Culture,Life and style<p>Now you’ve seen the film – and know it’s good – what style pointers can you take from a galaxy far, far away?<p>When a colour combination appears in a blockbuster film and on the Céline catwalk, you know a fashion moment is in …

A Cardio Machine That Truly Mimics Your Running Form

After trying Zero Runner at a race expo, I may have found another way to train.<p>I’m what some might describe as an “early adopter” with a lot of gadgets—I like to try new things when I see them or hear about them. This is especially true when it comes to new innovations in running.<p>Over the past …

Programmable Clothes Are Going Commercial

Electronic clothing is the next frontier in sustainable fashion, as it removes the need to amass a large wardrobe. But will people buy it?<p>Clothes speak volumes about us, conveying messages about wealth, taste, and personal beliefs. So in this age of ubiquitous screens and social sharing, it’s no …

Circuit Boxing Is the Workout Trend You Need to Try ASAP

Ready for some #fitspo? We're rounding up the best new workouts that'll make you <i>want</i> to hit the gym.<p>If the closest you've come to a boxing ring is …

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

1/<p>Sworkit<p>The initial interface is simple and clean.<p>When you open up the app, you can choose whether you want to focus on strength, cardio, yoga, or …

Louboutin has extended its Nude Collection to ALL skin tones

Objects described as 'nude' are often shades of beige and pink, and are not representative of all skin tones. Not so for shoe giant Christian Louboutin, who has become the first major luxury label to make its ‘nude’ products suitable for women of colour, extending its range of shoes to include a …

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Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Bain & Company recently launched a study that asked more than 1,000 men and women in a mix of U.S. companies two questions: “Do you aspire to top management within a large company?” and “Do you have the confidence you can reach top management?”<p>Women with two years or less …

How Startups and Style Icons Aim to Spark a 'Fashion Revolution'

One year ago today, fashion designers Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro asked their style- and eco-conscious followers to wear their clothes inside out, snap a picture of themselves and then post it to social media with the question: <i>Who made my clothes?</i><p>The #FashRev campaign spread to over 60 …

You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow

Having a good boss — someone who stands up for you, who buffers you from interoffice politics, and who competently represents your team to the rest of the company — is a wonderful thing. Except when it’s harmful to your career. If you aren’t visible to others in the company, you’re unlikely to have …

Haptic Gloves Use Air Pressure To Simulate The Feel Of Virtual Objects

Bringing a whole new meaning to 'hands-on' technology<p>Virtual reality has typically focused on matters of sight and sound, but increasingly people are investigating a way to make those experiences tactile as well. A team of student engineers at Rice University has developed a clever pair of VR …

Headspace, l’app per allenarsi a meditare

Imparerete l'arte della meditazione in soli 10 minuti al giorno con l'app Headspace!

Tabata Training: 4 minuti per tornare in forma

Il <b>Tabata training o Guerrilla cardio</b> nasce originariamente come una variante estrema del <b>High Intensity Interval Training</b> ed è stato sviluppato dal …

Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

Most leaders now recognize that the best teams leverage diversity to achieve long-term success. But many think about it in pretty narrow terms: gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and/or age. Sometimes they also consider organizational attributes, like function or rank.<p>But there’s …

This Futuristic 3D-Printed Cast Will Heal Your Bones 80% Faster

Native American tribes and other ancient cultures have used totems to represent spiritual symbols and identify their tribe. Totems are meant to be …