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A Crash Course For Freelancers On Using Google To Find Leads

Google is an amazing tool for a lot of reasons. It remains the gateway to the internet, with 60 trillion pages indexed and 2 trillion searches annually. There are plenty of freelance sites and job boards out there to help you find clients, but don’t forget Google as another powerful option.<p>Here’s a …

AdWords

The new white is the same old story

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's election ushered in the rise of the "new white," a rising movement poised to recalibrate America's racial balance of power. The movement's narrative is simple: Whether Trump's election signals triumph or doom, America's most important next step is to reach out, embrace, and …

Justice

The reason Americans value 'busyness' has less do with work ethic than culture

There's an upshot to being <i>super</i> busy all the time.<p>When you tell other people how swamped you are these days, they'll think you're really important.<p>But according to new research from Columbia Business School, Georgetown University, and Harvard Business School, that implicit association between …

These Apocalyptic Maps Show The Holes Income Inequality Has Left In Cities

Tall buildings represent the wealthy; short ones represent the poor. What’s missing? The middle class.<p>In one part of Chicago’s Near West Side, the median household income is $104,000. In another–about a mile away–it’s about $20,000.<p>A recent data visualization maps out the city’s stark income …

Demographics

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

Social Media

KFC recipe challenge: Kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Reporters didn't taste much of a difference between Kentucky Fried Chicken, right, and the fried chicken, left, on wire rack.<p><b>It is one of the most</b> …

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany<p>Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail …

Education

First Self-Driving, 3D-Printed Smart Bus Hits the Streets of Washington, DC

Public transportation users in Washington, DC, can now hitch a ride on a self-driving, 3D-printed bus.<p>Olli, created by Arizona-based Local Motors, …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Minimalism

The Week Observed: June 10, 2016

What City Observatory did this week1. Last week, we introduced the “Sprawl Tax”: the time and money American commuters spend just because their …

Urban Design

This is how Silicon Valley's most secretive startup makes money

Last summer, it raised $450 million from investors in a round of financing that valued the company at $20 billion. Among fast-growing tech start-ups, only Uber, Xiaomi, and Airbnb are more valuable.<p>Palantir's business has long been shrouded in secrecy, but as the company has expanded, and raised …

Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

<b>The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.</b><p>Most incidents came during the Cold War, when the US and the Soviet Union battled for …

National Security

A top Ikea designer reveals how to make furniture for the masses

4/<p>Part of the Ikea aesthetic comes from necessity. For the sake of shipping efficiency, Ikea products are shipped unassembled in "flat packs." "We …

Furniture

Autonomous cars only ease traffic when paired with smart lights

A car with no driver, nor even a steering wheel, pulls up at your door. You jump in, bound for the airport. The car pulls away, turns off your street …

Critical Thinking & Textual Analysis: an example

<i>This is an example that accompanies my Edutopia blog post,</i> Teaching Literary Analysis<i>. Remember that the questions posed and the answers provided</i> …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Volvo Is Designing the Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths

As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the <i>Master of None</i> episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek …

These Parks Are Reclaiming Ugly Urban Underpasses as Public Space

Manhattan’s rails-to-trails High Line sparked a global trend of turning old transit infrastructure into parks. But a new breed of public spaces …

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Autonomous Cars

In China, a cremation order has driven some elderly to desperate acts

The so-called funeral reform policy first surfaced in a swirl of rumors and, later, through a terse bulletin posted outside the local government office.<p>Wu Qisi, 94, heard about it from his barber. In response, he decided to die.<p>Wu, a rice farmer, was one of at least seven elderly Anqing residents …

China

WeWork, the $10 billion startup that rents space to other startups, wants to rent you a place to live, too

WeWork is busy launching its co-living apartments — known as WeLive spaces — in places like New York City and Washington DC, The Information reports.<p>Its first two co-living buildings could open this year, though an investor presentation about WeLive suggests profit margins will drop since WeLive …

Startups

Design Thinking for Business Analysts

This article extends design thinking into a process and method that uses a range of common Business Analysis techniques to drive engagement through …

Design

The Decline of ‘Big Soda’

Five years ago, Mayor Michael A. Nutter proposed a tax on soda in Philadelphia, and the industry rose up to beat it back.<p>Soda lobbyists made campaign contributions to local politicians and staged rallies, with help from allies like the Teamsters union and local bottling companies. To burnish its …

Die Hard

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.<p>At Dwell on Design New York, we'll examine various case studies—from Passive Houses to large-scale green roofs, like the one on New York's Javits Center—as a way to discuss how we can make the built …

Architecture

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Skincare Brand Aesop Reveals Its 4 Secrets For Standout Retail Design

“Such a great thought from the beginning was to reject sameness,” Marsha Meredith, Aesop’s creative director, says.<p>Each one of Aesop’s meticulously designed shops is purpose-built to stop you in your tracks, but how the Australian skincare brand accomplishes that is different every time. Hundreds …

The L’Oréal Chemist Who’s Changing The Face Of Makeup

A simple side project to develop a richer line of foundation has given rise to a company-wide campaign to break color barriers.<p>When the Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o became Lancôme’s first black spokesperson last year, fashion magazines and blogs welcomed the news as a sign that the legendary …