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These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

Pinstriped for Mac Hides Personal Items to Help Give Killer Presentations

Pinstriped is a custom interface that sits over the top of OS X on your Mac to hide your personal content, with the aim of helping you to look more professional during a presentation.<p>If you often find yourself giving presentations at work, or even live on stage at an event like TNW’s conferences, …

David Lynch on Using Meditation as an Anchor of Creative Integrity

<i>“Mindfulness meditation is essentially cognitive fitness with a humanist face,”</i> it’s been said. And what more essential cognitive fitness than that required to stay sane in a world that constantly demands more and more?<p>In 2005, the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, held the …

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iOS 7 preview: Gestures controls, consistency, and collision

iOS 7 adds new gestures for control center, for navigating in Mail, Messages, and Safari, and more<p>Apple also showed switching Camera modes by swiping …

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

10 Money-Saving Tips For The Tech-Savvy

Every once in a while, I stumble upon helpful hints that can benefit most any modern tech user, regardless of platform preference or level of gadget …

Δύο Θεσσαλονικείς διακωμωδούν τον Σταύρο Θεοδωράκη και τους "Πρωταγωνιστές"

Liberal Media Bias? Well, Sure!

Original Mad Man David Ogilvy on the 10 Qualities of Creative Leaders

Long before the listicle epidemic of the social web, 11th-century Japanese courtesan Sei Shanagon, the world’s first “blogger,” enumerated 7 rare things in life, beloved novelist Umberto Eco asserted the list was the origin of culture, and the inimitable Susan Sontag reflected on why lists appeal …

Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Psychology of Success

<i>“The principle of give and take; that is diplomacy— give one and take ten,”</i> Mark Twain famously smirked. But for every such cynicism, there’s a heartening meditation on the art of asking and the beautiful osmosis of altruism. <i>“The world is just,”</i> Amelia Barr admonished in her rules for success, <i>“it</i> …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

Timeless, timelier than ever: Carl Sagan on science and spirituality: http://j.mp/118Ahay

Imagine a European democracy without borders

Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's …

Europe

22 American Fast Foods That Aren't About To Apologize For Anything

♫ "...And I'm proud to be an American, where nothing comes fat-free..." ♪

Apple’s legendary adman Lee Clow talks about Steve Jobs and branding Apple [video]

BI notes that Clow, who has been making Apple ads since the 80s, shared some memories from his 30-year relationship with Jobs at a PTTOW! summit.

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

UX Design

Five Tricky, Advanced Ways To Save Space On Your Mac Hard Drive [Feature]

Saving space on your Mac’s hard drive is more important than ever, especially if you use one with a faster but smaller solid state drive in it, like my Macbook Air. Being able to manage your space wisely is the key here, and once you’ve done the obvious things, like pare down your Applications …

MacBook Air

10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already …