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22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

Why The Handmaid’s Tale is so relevant today

Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel drew on real-life politics but has never been more prescient, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.<p>A white, wide-brimmed bonnet and a red cloak have come to mean one thing: women’s oppression. Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale seared this image into our …

Literature

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Creativity

20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

Books

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book

Doing OK? Congrats! Now learn how and why so many of your fellow citizens are struggling.<p>How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book …

The 9 Best Leadership Books to Buy in 2018

Our favorite books will help you become a better leader<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>Alexander the Great once said that he wasn’t afraid of an army of lions …

8 Books That Elon Musk Says Changed His Life

Want to be like Elon Musk? Join our obsessively fanatical club. Among his many titles and descriptors, Musk is a certifiable bookworm. And that's …

The most thrilling and fascinating books of 2017

NONFICTION<p><b>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America</b> <i><br>Nancy MacLean (Viking)</i><br>A fascinating academic look at …

War

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Sarah Lacy on Benevolent Sexism and You

Over the past several months we’ve seen dozens of men in power, across various industries, facing the ramifications of their predatory behavior. The …

Feminism

Are you a woman who is 'too much?'

I am, and it took me years to realize I was 'just right.'<p>"You’re too opinionated, too loud, too direct, too sexy, too bossy, too bitchy, too …

Design book: Can graphic design save your life?

As designers, we are familiar with the crucial role graphic design plays in conveying information in a more efficient matter. Good graphic design …

The Women I’m Thankful For

As a way of avoiding the news, I have been spending the past few weeks cleaning out my basement. It’s my least favorite room of the house, repository of everything that’s broken or unnecessary or depressing. Because my mother downsized and my father died, not only is the basement full of my stuff, …

Find Your Power! 3 Simple Ways to Boost Creativity! — Kaboompics Blog

Is <b>creativity</b> the tool you use in your work for the most of the time? If yes, then better get ready, because sooner or later you will almost surely …

Richard Murphy Architects – Graphic Design and Branding by Touch Agency

Graphic design and branding by Touch Agency for multi-award winning architectural practice, Richard Murphy Architects.In order to celebrate the 25th …

Learn Bootstrap 4

Bootstrap 4 is one of the most popular web front end framework for building responsive websites and application.<p>It provides an inbuilt component of HTML and CSS. Also includes an optional JavaScript Extension.<p>Latest version of Bootstrap framework.<p>Bootstrap frameworks simplify the process of adding …

11 Empowering Quotes From Women

Who run the world? Girls.<p>In honor of National Women’s Equality Day, we cracked open the books to find some inspiring words from a few of our favorite …

Malala Yousafzai

10 Ways To Find Your Brand's Center of Gravity

In my recent article, “The Search For Meaning – Why More Data Is Not Enough,” I talked about moving up the information ladder to find more meaning in your data. In this article, I will focus on the last step of the Information Spectrum – Finding Your Center of Gravity.<p>The last step to move up the …

How Instagram is breaking the careers of female artists

At London’s major art institutions, women only hold 25 per cent of exhibitions. Yet, a report by online art market <i>ArtFinder</i> found that without traditional gatekeepers, “50 per cent of artists represented (on the site) are women... (and) women sell 40 per cent more work than men, they (also) sell …

What's Holding Women Back in The Workplace?

Why don't we have more women in leadership roles? Here are seven important reasons.<p>A recent report by the World Economic Forum, "The Global Gender Gap,"says that building strong economies requires equal opportunity. When women and girls are not represented, we all lose out on a huge range of …

Design — for Democracy or Decadence? – Muzli - Design Inspiration

Design — for Democracy or Decadence?<p>In this age of consumerism, what are we really designing for?<p>The needs of society or its wants? Aesthetics or …

What Losing an Election Taught the Founder of Girls Who Code About Bravery

Girls Who Code's founder didn't even know how to code when she launched her organization, which is now 40,000 girls strong.<p>"I just knew I wanted to …

Maria Bergström’s DIY Plant Wall Made from a Broomstick

How to make room in tight quarters for all the plants you want to welcome in? A few years ago while housesitting, Maria Bergström discovered how much …

Baton Rouge

Gestalt Theory for UX Design: Principle of Proximity.

Human brain is an amazing data processor whose broad capacity still hasn’t been explored at full. For designers dealing with user experience of any …

The Atlantic: Say, remember how feminists threw women under the bus for a generation to protect this guy?

Wonder why we didn’t have this “I believe the women” moment 25 years ago? You’re not alone. After a generation-long bout with amnesia, some media …

IBM ditches $1m annual Helvetica bill with new font

US technology company IBM is responsible for creating three of the most recognisable letters in the world. Well, that's according to Mike Abbink, …

Thinking About Design Thinking

<i>»» Sign up for the next #DesignInTech briefing</i>.<p>I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the …

Design Thinking

Practical time management for designers

Since you’re pressed for time, I’ll get straight to the point. If you’re a UX designer, you have to be good at managing your time. If you’re not, you …

Designing A Strategy That Gets It Done

This expert in creative media strategy, talks processes, foresight, and how to design the future you want for your business.<p>We have talked, at length, about the acceleration of business and design. It's clear that design consists of more now, than ever before. Placing the word 'design' before …