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A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

Legendary Designer Seymour Chwast On Failure, Egos, And The Value Of Self-Promotion

Chwast, who founded the studio Push Pin with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel, has a new book on Kickstarter.<p>One of the most influential graphic designers and illustrators of the 20th century, Seymour Chwast founded the collaborative studio Push Pin in 1954 with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel. …

Graphic Design

This Architecture Firm’s Work Disappears As Quickly As It’s Built

Plastique Fantastique stages urban interventions with giant inflatable structures.<p>Last year, Berlin’s Templehof airport became one of the largest refugee camps in Europe. In addition to hosting thousands of beds for people fleeing Syria, the decommissioned airport also featured a thought-provoking …

Remixes

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Creativity

6 Traits Of Great Design Leaders

Being a good designer is only a start.<p>Countless companies advertise their design bona fides. Fewer live it. As the business world shifts focus from engineering and marketing to design and user experience, design leaders play an increasingly crucial role in shaping their companies’ future. But what …

Design

The Stories Behind 10 Famous Typefaces and Where They're Used

Typefaces are everywhere—in books, advertisements, signage, magazines, and logos—yet we rarely pay them any heed. But many of them have histories …

Typography

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

Architecture

9 Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read: April 2016

I don’t know about the rest of you readers, but nothing puts me in the mood to curl up with a book like a little inclement weather. So, with the …

Miracles of yoga that left this heart surgeon stumped

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Eastern philosophy has consistently shown that the mind has a far greater effect on our heart than modern medicine imagined.<p>LIFE<p>| …

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world<p>Read other articles in our story of cities series<p>If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its …

Ancient History

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

4 things you didn't know about the Rio 2016 Olympics logo

How do you create the logo design for the most complex visual identity in the world? The Olympic Games is a tough gig for any firm: once you've won …

Graphic Design

The 15 Best Veggie Bowls to Keep You Nourished - One Green Planet

When you feel cold in the winter, reach for a veggie bowl because they are hot! Veggie bowls are all the rage and it’s easy to see why. Your whole …

17 London Girl Bosses You Should Know | Amuse

Forget about the ’30 under 30′ list by <i>Forbes</i>. From fashion and art, to music and publishing, the capital is brimming with young female creatives taking their ideas worldwide. You don’t need a million pound company or six-figure salary to have ‘made it’ – entrepreneurs and creatives shunning the …

South-east Asia

Vegetarian Casseroles

These terrific vegetarian casserole recipes include perfect sweet potato casserole and cheesy baked pasta with mushrooms.

Cooking

If You Only Do 5 Yoga Poses, Do These

<i>Meet Chloe Kernaghan, a yogi and co-founder of SKY TING YOGA, an uber-popular yoga studio in NYC. Chloe’s background is in several traditions of</i> …

The Best No-Carb Cloud Bread with only 4 Ingredients

I thought what the heck is <b>Cloud Bread</b> ? Bread with no carbs? I saw this recipe few months ago and with the name like that I knew I had to give it a …

AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.<p>Cruz wasn't quite square with the facts Saturday night when he explained why and how his campaign spread the false insinuation …

Government

7 Practical Ways To Make You Smarter Every Day

If there is one thing that can make you feel great about yourself, it is without a doubt the sensation you get when you know you are the smartest …

11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

As an art form born in African-American communities of the 19th century and expanded in the urban melting pots of the 20th, jazz is the soundtrack of the concrete jungle.<p>Which makes the jazz club an essential element in any modern city's ecosystem. Here are some of the best examples.

Cape Town

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United States

A bicyclist made an incredible 14,000-mile journey across Asia — and his photos are stunning

Working as an urban planner in chaotic London, Gandy took up cycling as a temporary escape from city life.<p>"Zipping through the streets, dodging cars and pedestrians became ... almost a form of meditation," he told Business Insider.<p>After some hard saving, Gandy came up with a plan. In 2013, he left …

Clean Technology

Obama's China Syndrome

President Barack Obama's Washington summit and White House state dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping marked one of the administration's last big attempts to place U.S.-China relations on a good track. With China's secretive and troubled massive economy affecting others in ways we're still …

China

11 Skin-Care Habits to Start NOW to Get Gorgeous Skin for Years to Come

Score stunning skin for life.<p>Sometimes, being a creature of habit can work in your favor—at least when it comes to your skin. Michele S. Green, M.D., a Manhattan-based dermatologist, shares the routines that are <i>musts</i> for beautiful skin now—and that will set you up for great-looking skin later on …

Do You Know The Benefits of Protein Shakes?

Protein shakes are a fast, easy and delicious way to supplement your nutrition, improve your workouts and boost your health.

Nutrition

This Artist Has Drawn Celebrities With Their Younger Selves And It's Beautiful

Take a step back in time :').

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

A New Genre of Super-Strong Origami Is Being Invented By These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source.<p>That’s the gist of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

What To Say To Yourself To Be Happier And More Successful

Do you have negative beliefs about yourself? Statements you tell yourself before you try something new and potentially rewarding?These negative …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …