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This Is How to Declutter Your Room (and Achieve Organizational Bliss)

If you're partial to spending your weekend mornings in bed, you know that having an organized bedroom can mean the difference between an a.m. that …

Want Better Daily Habits? This Journal Will Help You

Sometimes the best way to start your day is by writing out a list: whether you're tracking your goal progress, itemizing what you need to get done or …

Productivity

Why kids should learn to code

Steve Jobs once said “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think”.<p><b>But why?</b><p>Kids in school today …

An Ex-Googler Launches An In-Home Care Startup Called Honor And Raises $20 Million

Seth Sternberg, who sold a messaging service to Google for around $100 million, is launching a new startup centered around in-home care — and has raised a ton of money to build it.<p>Honor, a combination of an online service that connects in-home caregivers, seniors and their families, has raised $20 …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

13 Of The World’s Coolest Treehouses

Pete Nelson, the world’s premier treehouse designer/builder, takes you on a tour of the best treehouses and details his tricks of the trade so you can build your own.<p>Pete Nelson has one of those careers you might have fantasized about at age eight but never realized is really possible: he’s the …

Young People are Just Smarter

Came across this article:<p>on SFGate the other day, relating the difficulties of older workers finding employment in Silicon Valley. 40 is the new 60 …

The Basic Building Blocks of a Website, and Their Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to developments in technology, the vast majority of us don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a website.<p>There are solutions even a tech neophyte can use to build a website easily and at an affordable price -- all without …

How I Learned to Read 300 Percent Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in one-third or one-fifth the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement -- period.<p>This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Apps

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

2014 UX/UI trends for mobile solutions

2013 was an exciting year for UX/UI design with one of the key changes being a marked move from skeumorphic to flat design. However, beware of thinking this approach is merely a move towards a minimalist style. The real point behind this change is that it is a shift of focus onto content and …

Letter to a Junior Designer

I admit it: you intimidate me. Your work is vivid and imaginative, far superior to my woeful scratchings at a similar age. The things I struggle to …

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Pencil on paper drawings by Nicola Alessandrini

A selection of bizarre pencil on paper drawings by artist Nicola Alessandrini.<p>Nicola Alessandrini is an Italian artist, designer, and illustrator. He …

Throwback Thursday: John Whitney's Animated Computer Visualizations From the '60s

Today, creating a data visualization that'll grab (and hold) the attention of thousands is a cinch, considering that even the smallest of screens …

Data Visualization

Apple’s “Transparent Texting” Could Make Typing And Walking Safer

If you’re walking, you really shouldn’t be texting. While not as perilous as texting and driving, there’s no surer way to annoy fellow pedestrians than by zigzagging across a sidewalk, eyes glued to your precious screen.<p>But if you <i>absolutely must</i> walk and text, Apple might have a new feature that …

Why You Should Work A Tough Job, Even When You’re Old

Can your job condition your brain to stay active into old age? A new study from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor suggests that it might.<p>The study took place over a long period of time, from 1992 to 2010, and involved 4,182 subjects. Those subjects worked in all kinds of jobs, from all kinds …

Harvey’s Branding by Tad Carpenter

Harvey’s Brand Design.<p>Tad Carpenter is a Kansas City based graphic designer who runs his own design studio with the overall approach to branding and …

Kansas City

Ageism in Silicon Valley Is Causing an Uptick in Plastic Surgeries

In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the declaration, “Young people are just smarter.”<p>Reports of extreme ageism in Silicon Valley — requiring …

Snowden effect: Reforms proposed

Nine months after the world learned his name, Edward Snowden and his leaks made their biggest splash yet in the capital Tuesday.<p>NSA reform efforts as a result of his surveillance revelations moved closer to reality as reports surfaced of a coalescing White House plan to end the government’s bulk …

President Obama Is Trying to Tame the NSA

President Obama announced this morning that he will propose legislation calling for significant changes in the NSA’s telephone metadata program. This …

CFPB probe finds 'toxic' environment

An internal investigation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last year concluded that an agency supervisor allowed an employee to be harassed by colleagues, a symbol of what the probe said was a “toxic workplace” in one part of the agency.<p>The probe, denounced by the agency itself as biased …

Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America

Presenters at the annual Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu in late February said ocean water containing dissolved radionuclides from Fukushima’s crippled nuclear reactors has reached the northern west coast of North America (msn.com).<p>The scientific community found …

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has suspended a "baby hatch" programme that allowed parents to abandon infants safely and anonymously, because a local welfare centre could not cope with the number of arrivals.<p>A baby hatch – or "baby safety island" in Mandarin – allows a parent to leave his …

Health law enrollment hits 5 million

Just in time for March Madness, Obamacare’s getting its game on.<p>The administration said 5 million people have signed up for coverage with two weeks to go until the March 31 deadline,. The surging pace could revive White House hopes of enrolling 6 million by the end of the month.<p>Lukewarm progress in …