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How to explain graphic design to four-year-olds

Dean Vipond was asked to explain his job as a graphic designer to a class of four- and five-year-olds.<p>He turned the talk into a fun and informative …

George Zimmer, a millionaire with a plan to help the middle class

In 2010, not long after the tea party was making its presence felt, a group with a different makeup and mission was created: the Patriotic Millionaires. Its membership requirements are an annual income over $1 million and/or assets of $5 million, and it wants policy changes that will open more …

Japanese Theaters to Show Anime Films, Stage Plays With English Subtitles

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' to premiere subtitled in Japan<p>Japanese entertainment company T-Joy announced on Tuesday that it is launching a …

Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered condolences Wednesday for Americans killed in World War II in the first address by a Japanese …

Trade Pact

About time: President Obama thanks Japan for manga, anime, emojis

At a formal half-hour long ambassadorial ceremony yesterday, President Obama thanked the country of Japan for manga, anime, karaoke and emojis.<p>To be fair, there may have been a bit more context than that.<p>Over the course of the full ceremony (which you can watch here), the President mentioned the …

New Research Suggests That Our Universe Could Be a Giant Hologram

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>As far as mind-melting ideas go, the 'hologram principle' is right up there. It predicts that, …

Robert Reich or Thomas Piketty: How to End Income Inequality

Unlike climate change, where some insist that there is no scientific agreement that comes as the result of literally 100 years of observation, there is growing, if grudging, agreement that income and wealth inequality is a problem. On the business front, we’ve gone from the Economist wondering if …

Japan's 'comfort women' battle spills into the US | War & Conflict

<b>Tokyo, Japan -</b> With an ideological ally in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right-wing activists have been emboldened to press forward their agenda not only against the domestic media and many in Japanese society, but also the United States as well.<p>These activists never completely disappeared after World …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

The Brain

Why Our Brains Love High Ceilings

Not just for bragging rights.<p>One of the first things a realtor will point out to prospective home buyers or apartment tenants is a high ceiling. To many of us, anything above the standard eight-foot ceiling is a big selling point. In recent times, home buyers have tended to pony up for the amenity …

Valve And HTC Partner For Virtual Reality Headset, Consumer Release Scheduled For 2015

<i>Can we have our HoloDeck now?</i><p>Could HTC be the hardware designer of Valve’s SteamVR headset? Is Valve developing software and room tracking technologies that can be licensed out to multiple VR manufacturers? Both seem likely conclusions following the reveal by HTC today of The <b>HTC Vive</b>, a mass-market …

Virtual Reality

New Analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism, An Ancient Greek Analog Computer, Brings More Mystery Into Light

The Antikythera mechanism, recovered in 1901 from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, is an ancient analog computer that is believed to …

I Tried To Design The Perfect Night’s Sleep. Here’s What Happened

Sleep tracking wearables, smart alarms, and fancy light bulbs are the future of a good night’s rest. But how much can they achieve?<p>I have one goal in life: to achieve the perfect sleep. I’m neither a morning person nor a night owl. I go to bed early; I wake up late. Each morning I invariably engage …

3 things that will change user experience design in 2015

If 2014 was dubbed the “year of the customer” then 2015 is surely the “year of experience.” Here are three key trends that will reshape the corporate …

Stephen King’s “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes”

We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer …

The Essential Guide to Finding FDA Information on Drugs, Medical Devices and Biotech

Let's face it: Finding regulatory information can be difficult. Maddeningly difficult. Anyone interested in finding information about the US Food and …

FDA says medical devices suspected in UCLA superbug outbreak remain necessary

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Friday defended the agency's decision to allow medical scopes linked to patient infections to remain on the market.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this post said the medical scopes were linked to about 135 deaths. There were 135 cases of …

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Nutrition

Japan comes out of recession

Economy grew 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014, meaning world’s third largest economy had 0% growth for the year<p>Japan’s economy grew 0.6% in the three months to December, as the world’s third largest economy crawled out of recession, the government said on Monday, while the data showed flat growth …

Dear marketers, stop trying to sell sexism. You're failing.

"Men everywhere can now rejoice as their wives and girlfriends finally have a way to track their time of the month." I received this pitch email for …

Japanese sue over sex slave reports

MORE than 10,000 people are suing Japan’s leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo’s system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have …

Spectre of deflation horrifies bankers, but Japan now has a taste for it

With signs of negative inflation stalking the eurozone, how have Japanese consumers come to terms with years of falling prices?<p>Europeans wondering what life might be like under sustained deflation need look no further than a bowl of <i>gyudon</i> – the Japanese comfort food of rice topped with beef and …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Chernin Group grabs majority stake in anime video site Crunchyroll for under $100M

Anime is big business here in the U.S., and media firm Chernin Group wants in on it.<p>Multiple reports are now indicating that Chernin Group has purchased a majority stake in the streaming video service Crunchyroll, a site made popular by providing anime (aka Japanese-style animation) to people here …

Attention Ivory Tower Dwellers: The 2015 American Dream Is Not An Illusion

I recently came across a disturbing article entitled, “The American Dream Is An Illusion,” written by a college Economics Professor. The Professor argues that, “… <i>recent evidence suggests that, in reality, social mobility rates are extremely low. Seven to ten generations are required before the</i> …