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Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again

When you think about knitting, you might picture grandmas clicking big wooden needles or something wintery, like a snow-covered lodge. But knitting …

Knitting

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

7 Books to Read if You’re a First-time Boss

<b>Email your money conundrums, from the technical to the psychological, to</b> <b>mytwocents@nymag.com</b><p><i>The first time I agreed to manage someone, I thought,</i> She …

Sheryl Sandberg

Organize your life with Personal Kanban

<b>Tools that revolutionized manufacturing and are changing building also work for people.</b><p>Lean Design and Construction applies principles developed in …

What North Korean propaganda posters reveal

<b>(CNN) —</b> To the outside world, North Korean propaganda posters are notorious for their militaristic and anti-American messages. Recent topics include Donald Trump being attacked with an axe and missiles pointing at Capitol Hill.<p>But one former Pyongyang resident is hoping that her sizable Korean …

Hong Kong

The White Lies of Craft Culture

<b>Last fall, the chef Sean Brock</b> and brewmaster Ryan Coker of Revelry Brewing unveiled a collaboration called Amber Waves, a malt liquor made with locally sourced ingredients and grains reflective “of the 19th-century South.” The “historically accurate heritage grain” malt liquor, whose name derives …

Farm-to-table

The Mystery Behind Who Took the Blue Marble Photo

It happened on December 7, 1972, sometime between 4:59:05 and 5:08:14 hours after launch. The three astronauts aboard the Apollo 17 aircraft—Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Harrison Schmitt—watched Earth recede below them as they traveled at up to 25,000 miles per hour.<p>Cernan spoke to Mission …

Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you want to get fit or find a new job, these apps will help you stay on track.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Apps

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Escape the clamor of politics with 2,540 strange new photos of Mars

Donald Trump has been elected president, bringing to a close one of the most contentious campaign seasons in history.<p>Which means you're probably stressed out of your mind and looking for escape from the ongoing political clamor.<p><b>If it's quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place</b> …

Polish Artist Turns Famous Classic Paintings Into Hilarious GIFs (10+ Pics)

Kajetan Obarski is breathing new life into old works of art with his hilariously twisted GIFs.<p>Obarski, who also goes by the name of Kiszkiloszki, …

Ale, a Japanese space start-up, is create fake meteor showers - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>Contributors Animations by Jason Kwok, CNN<p>Ephemeral and poetic, shooting stars are among the world's most beautiful natural wonders.<p>But come 2018, these fleeting fireballs will no longer be left to chance.<p>Japanese space start-up ALE is developing the technology to …

The Boundless Beauty of Pi

On March 14th of this year, I wrote about Martin Krzywinski’s 2016 “Pi Day” visualization, in which each digit of pi was reimagined as a physical …

Raspberry Pi

Artist Spotlight: Amy Sol – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

7 Excel Tricks to Make You a Power User [Infographic]

What does it take to succeed in business today? Increasingly, one of the most important skills you can have is digital literacy.According to Cornell …

The Captain America: Civil War trailer redone in Fallout 4 is a thing of beauty

Movie trailers recreated in game engines are sometimes less impressive than they're billed. But I don't think anyone can accuse this recreation of …

David Bowie, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, & Thin Lizzy songs reimagined as comic books

<i>“Ziggy Stardust” as a vintage comic</i> <br>Chris Sims of the website, <i>Comics Alliance</i> came up with the idea to mashup some old comic book covers with popular …

Paintings within Paintings Hit Disorienting New Show '#metadata'

“Information about the information." You might as well call Ryan McGinness' new show 'Artception.'<p>Paintings within paintings hung within a studio within a studio when I visited Ryan McGinness's workspace before his new show, <i>#metadata</i>, shipped to its resting place at Los Angeles' Kohn Gallery. …

This Instagram Is Dedicated To Seamless Mash Ups of Album Covers and Classic Art

Björk is as an alien art muse who has time-travelled from the past? Why not. Anything is possible on Instagram.<p>All illustrations via Instagram<p>Instagram is becoming an increasingly surreal place where Kim Kardashian’s perfectly-crafted belfies reign supreme, 50 Cent posts photos of himself …

'The Things I'm Interested in Have to Be Cheap and Strange': Talking to Artist Jim Shaw

Before his retrospective at the New Museum closes, the iconic "lowbrow" artist discussed his disdain for art fairs as well as his appreciation for stuff with a "psychotic undercurrent."<p>Jim Shaw's retrospective <i>The End Is Here</i> at the New Museum was my favorite exhibition of 2015, and I wasn't alone. …

Thrifting

The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women

The head of the festival that awards comics’ most prestigious prize – the Grand Prix – claimed that women don’t appear in the history of comics. He’s wrong<p>This week the largest comics festival in France announced its 30 nominees for what many consider the most prestigious prize in comics, the Grand …

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead

There's one resource even more precious than time. Here's how to get more of it.<p>How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You …

Love Myself

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Code.org that will bring Minecraft into the education curriculum.<p>Mojang, the Sweden-based game development studio that shot to prominence due to its work on Minecraft, was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion last year.<p>Founded in 2013, Code.org is a …

This is the most beautiful virtual reality game we've ever played

No one knows how to make a beautiful game better than Ustwo, the design studio behind the hit iPhone title "Monument Valley."<p>Now Ustwo is getting into the world of virtual reality with "Land's End," a spiritual successor to "Monument Valley" developed exclusively for Samsung's Gear VR headset.<p>You …

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Camping

Make your data come alive on the iPad with Vizable

Released this week is a new app for transforming your data into beautiful visualizations. The app is called Vizable and provides interactive graphs …

Google Drive

Psychology Of Color To Improve Site Conversion

Studying the psychology of color is crucial for maximizing your site's web design. Using the right colors can help put your customers in the frame of …