James Ascroft

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Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

20 Ways To Find Your Soulmate

I used to think it was really dopey.A soulmate? Really??You’d occasionally spot those long-term couples still looking all goggly-eyed at each other …

Relationships

How To Really Get Things Done?

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

The Surprising Way to Truly Unconditional Wealth and Happiness

Contentment is the greatest wealth. Why not find more contentment in your life, starting right now?<p>Want less to live more.<p>It's an age-old adage we've heard time and again. Happiness, as we know very well, is toxic if it is dependent on material, goal-oriented goods. To embody the philosophy, …

Couple Asks Their Adorable Grandmas to Be Flower Girls at Wedding

Patrick and Rachel Givens knew that they wanted to uniquely celebrate their amazing grandmas on the day of their wedding. Rather than simply honoring them with a speech, the couple asked Grandma DD and Grandma Joanne to be <i>co-flower ladies</i>. “They both ecstatically accepted, thrilled that we had …

21 Stunning Wedding Photos Captured in Breathtaking Destinations around the World

We've shared some gorgeous wedding photography on the Met in the past, but this year's display of Top 50 Destination Photos curated by Junebug Weddings includes some of the most stunning images of brides and grooms that we've ever seen. With over 4,000 submissions from more than 40 different …

New Zealand

"Dismaland": Banksy’s New Art Exhibition on Display in a Macabre, Disney-Inspired Theme Park

It may not be the happiest place on earth, but Banksy‘s new Dismaland Bemusement Park promises to be a thrilling pop-up destination for lovers of art, rides and games, and dark humor. Billed as a “family theme park unsuitable for children” and “a festival of art, amusements and entry-level …

Streetwear

Amazon at 20 - how the online retailer has changed (and stayed weirdly the same): in pictures - Telegraph

A First Look at the Nike Free 1.0

The future of “barefoot” running is upon us.<p>Traditionally, Nike has ranked every Nike Free silhouette with a numbering system of 0 to 10, where 0.0 …

Shoes

Shape-Shifting Origami Pot Grows with Plant Over Time

As plants grow, they often become larger than their original container and have to be transferred to a new vessel, which can be a messy process. London-based designers Studio Ayaskan created a solution to this problem with an origami-based pot that evolves with the plant over time. Called <i>GROWTH</i>, …

Productivity startup aims to make the Internet less distracting

Let's face it, the Internet is a distracting place.<p>At any given moment there are thousands of videos, Facebook posts, tweet-storms and memes to keep …

24-hour party people – why superstar DJs are all over Snapchat

Thanks to its troll-free interface and potential for showing off, DJs have embraced the ephemeral app. Dillon Francis and Alesso explain its appeal<p>If FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, is the definitive malaise of today’s smartphone-touting masses, then Snapchat is its ultimate totem. The app shot to …

Gingerfinger: Damien Lewis new bookies' favourite for next James Bond

William Hill slashes odds after flurry of bets amid speculation Daniel Craig might step down following release of Spectre

A former Apple employee describes what it was like to work on the design team under Steve Jobs

Jobs didn't work closely with every team at the company — but he kept close tabs on the Human Interaction division.<p>He met with the team every other Monday, which many considered to be a perk. But it also meant the Human Interaction team was constantly under pressure to impress Jobs, and they had to …

Steve Jobs

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Popular life stories<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a …

Why Is The Internet Freaking Out About Jennifer Lawrence’s New Bodyguard?

Something strange happened on the Internet today. Online publications from Us Weekly to In Touch to The Huffington Post started writing about a male non-celebrity we’ve never seen before. His name? Greg. His job? Guarding Jennifer Lawrence’s life (and carrying her dog).<p>Lawrence’s fans are also way …

One of the craziest 'Game of Thrones' fan theories might actually come true

By now most fans know that HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" is based on an original book series by George R.R. Martin. What they might not realize is that fans of the books have amassed dozens and dozens of predictions and theories that cover a wide range of characters.<p>Martin began writing the …

TV Series

$1,350 Camera Drone Whacked Out of the Air by an Angry Neighbor

The folks over at Lucky7Drones were testing out their $1,350 DJI Phantom 3 camera drone this week when an angry neighbor walked up and whacked the …

What Happens When the Queen Dies—Inside ‘The Bridge’

The machinery of succession will move swiftly into gear upon Queen Elizabeth’s death—even if many people aren’t that keen on the idea of Prince …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

Bill Gates

Translucent Glass Sculptures That Beautifully Fragment Color and Light

Inspired by his fascination with cell division, artist Jiyong Lee has created incredible glass sculptures that represent this scientific process. As onlookers move around Lee's creations, the light plays off of the glass, transforming the works of art into astonishing new forms. On the surface, the …

Art

UK Police Secretly Monitored Fans Of ‘The X-Files’ And ‘Star Trek’ For Years

At the height of Y2K madness, UK police reportedly feared shows like <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>The X-Files</i> could turn fans into mindless drones. A secret dossier uncovered by Dr. David Clarke, who teaches investigative journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, proves that Scotland Yard was on red alert to …

Michael Caine in Cannes: 'Playing the elderly is better than playing the dead'

Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP<p>Caine and the director, Paolo Sorrentino, at the press conference.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/20/1432120435857/6be1ee67-f200-42c4-9fdf-24e9d702bbf2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP<p>Caine and the director, Paolo …

Build your brand: 10 useful tips to improve your startup brand

<b>(Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a sponsored</i> <i>Tech.eu</i> <i>article, which means it’s independently written by our editorial team but financially supported by another</i> …

Beautiful geometric animal logos

Making a logo that stands out – and doesn't look like anything rude – is a tricky task as a designer. There's been tried-and-tested methods that have …

Graphic Design

Metallic Flash Tattoos Are Set to Become a Gorgeous Summer Beauty Trend

With summer fast approaching, a new beauty craze is inspiring trendsetters everywhere to experiment with their seasonal looks. Flash tattoos are a jewelry-inspired design that can make an unexpected statement on any part of the body. The unique pieces naturally last for up to six days, but can be …

Fashion Trends

MR PORTER Takes a Retrospective Look at Wearable Technology

To mark the release of the Apple Watch, MR PORTER takes a trip backwards through time to chart the<p>To mark the release of the Apple Watch, MR PORTER …

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's Powerwall Battery And Company's Move Into Renewable Energy

Elon Musk has announced Tesla's latest product, the company's long awaited diversification from automobile technology.<p>On Thursday night, Tesla's …