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MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro 13 (non-Touch Bar)

With the MacBook Air rumored to be on its last legs, would it still be a good buy? Let’s look at how it stacks up to the low-end MacBook Pro and see …

Smoothie Kits Are Your Answer to an Easier Breakfast Routine

Smoothies have long been a part of my regular breakfast lineup, no matter what time of year. These cool drinks are a satisfying way to refuel after …

Breakfast

Enroll in Seven Free Courses From the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): “Modern Art & Ideas,” “Seeing Through Photographs” & “Fashion as Design” Start Today

If you would like to know more about modern art, but have difficulty wrapping your head around the Futurists, Neo-Impressionists, Abstract …

Art

Free, Beautiful Photoshop Mockups You Can Use Without Accreditation

Image via Mockuptime (CC0)<p><b>Like many creatives,</b> designer Ovidiu Tepes from Crevasse Studio enjoys finding quality mockups—especially when they’re free.<p>…

This is how democracies die

Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but by different means.<p>Since the end of the Cold War, …

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The Trouble With Design Thinking

In a new book, Fahrenheit 212’s Mark Payne chides companies for their approach to design thinking–and suggests a different approach.<p>In a new book out this week, Fahrenheit 212 cofounder Mark Payne exposes the perils of design thinking. This user-centered approach to solving problems has been …

A Designer’s Guide To Launching A Successful Kickstarter

Four tips on how to get your project funded from a Kickstarter crowdsourceress.<p>They call her the crowdsourceress. Vann Alexandra Daly is a New York-based crowd funding consultant who was responsible for marketing the record-making $6 million Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young’s Pono Player, a …

Marketing Artists vs. Marketing Scientists

The Marketing Artists vs. Marketing Scientists infographic from Pardot highlights the assets of both kinds of marketers in the modern age. But the …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

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Find out how Andie Mitchell turned her weight loss experience into a career.

When it came to exercise, Andie attempted to play soccer and lacrosse before heading to college but never stuck with them. "When you’re overweight, it’s hard to play team sports because you feel like you're on display," she says. In college, she would occasionally try to jog or use the elliptical …

10 Poignant Photographs That Will Open Your Eyes

This weeks top ten most shared images will certainly open your eyes to the broader world.<p>Whether it's discovering first hand what actually happens …

The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom

In the first installment of my Lightroom Workflow tutorial series I emphasized the importance of archiving your images so that you won’t lose them if …

How to create HDR images using only Photoshop layer masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Creating an HDR image is typically involved with a quite time-consuming workflow that consists of merging, …

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50 illustrators to follow on Behance

With millions of visitors each month, online creative community Behance is the place to be for artists of all disciplines. It's a fantastic way to …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

7 Strategies Healthy, Lean People Employ for Lasting Fat Loss

You have that one friend, and I do too. She enjoys delicious food but stays lean and healthy. She ages gracefully, with glowing skin and a vibrant smile. She radiates confidence and turn heads in her little black dress, yet she could do the same thing in a simple cami and pair of skinny jeans.<p>Once …

13 Unique Creative Agency Websites To Inspire You

The design of a creative agency’s website will be judged more acutely than those of other businesses for obvious reasons and it is therefore …

6 Simple Ways to Extend the Dynamic Range of Your Photos

It’s a phrase we hear over and over in photography – high dynamic range, the sensor’s dynamic range – but what exactly is dynamic range and why is it …

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89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …