Eric Austrew

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30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

Personas – A Simple Introduction

<i>Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your</i> …

UX Design

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises

A new platform for both running and discovering PoCs seeks to disrupt the PoC ecosystem, and solve several significant problems.<p>One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, …

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

4 ways cannabis improved my love life

If you haven’t heard already, there’s a new marijuana movement growing. And unlike the stoner culture associated with words like weed or …

The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …

Design Principles Behind Great Products – Muzli - Design Inspiration

Lately, I needed to come up with some top level principles for the product I’m currently working on. I seek for some simple yet powerful concepts …

Fake Vigils Honor Victims Of Kellyanne Conway's Made-Up Bowling Green Massacre

"Never remember, always forget!"<p>Protesters held fake vigils on Friday night to honor the victims of the “Bowling Green Massacre” that never actually happened.<p>They gathered outside the Bowling Green subway station in New York City, waving signs and chanting slogans including “Never remember, always …

Kellyanne Conway

Inkflow: The Best Notebook App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

The Visual Thinker's Notebook for iPad and iPhone.<p>Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen …

Apps

Flipgrid Refocuses on Education, Launches Free Version

As a startup, it’s not always easy to identify when it’s time to make a change. Many companies go through multiple iterations before they can find …

Learning

How to tell if you've got the right financial advisor

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I have met with a financial advisor, but he wants every investment to go through him. Although he is an advisor, he works for a company and wants me to buy their products. I'm a little resistant about this. What's your advice?<p><b>Answer:</b> Anyone can call himself or herself a financial advisor …

Let Alton Brown Show You An Epic New Way To Make A Grilled Cheese

Can you handle it?<p>Making a grilled cheese seems oh-so-simple. But according to Alton Brown, most of us are forgetting the pivotal step that takes your grilled cheese to the next level.<p>As the “Good Eats” star explains in a hilarious (and truthful) rant at the beginning of his newest video, we should …

Kid-Friendly Slow-Cooker Recipes

With these sanity-saving meals, you’re the magician and the appliance is your trusted assistant. In go the ingredients and—abracadabra!—out comes a …

Cooking

9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …

Apps

The Fogg Method Is the 3-Step Technique for Changing Behavior

We all have bad habits we could change. (Late-night snacking, anyone?) We could all use a few more healthy habits in our lives too. (You know the …

Why this former Trello user has moved to (and is loving) Zenkit

For a while now, Trello has been my project management tool of choice.<p>For those who haven’t used it, Trello lets you break down tasks and projects into manageable deliverables, which are then organized and prioritized on a Kanban Board. Launched in 2011 by Fog Creek Software, it has grown at an …

Project Management

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

These changes in brain connectivity may be responsible for a patient's long-term recovery from mental illness.<p>If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

Design

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new edtech …

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017

Community<p>16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2017<p>Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com<p>It’s …

The Octopus watch might make a responsible person out of your kid

Kids don't even need to be able to read to use it.<p>I'm no parent, but I was sort of a lazy jerk as a child. While I eventually got my act together, I have to wonder if having something like the Octopus watch as a wee lad might have helped. Unlike other smartwatches for youngsters, which usually …

Self-sufficiency

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular …

Language Learning

Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

2016 in Review: How to Make the Best of Your Two Player Game Night

Game night has arrived and there are only two of you. Maybe you’re date night-ing it up with your significant other or perhaps you couldn’t scrounge …

All Teachers Could Benefit From Watching New PBS NewsHour Segment On Motivation

Regular readers know I’m very interested in the concept of student motivation (and have even written three books on it – with a fourth on the way – …

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

Drones

This is the most beautiful data visualization of all time, according to Reddit

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There's no sugarcoating it: the first two or three months after my twins were born in 2013 were among the absolute worst months of my life. Babies — especially newborn babies — are little squirming screaming …

Data Visualization