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8 infographics that will help improve your reading skills

<b>These selected infographics can help you read faster, understand more, and keep focused for longer.</b>How many times have you started reading a blog …

Infographics

The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims: The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

<i>This article was first released in 2015 but has been republished to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2016</i><p>Six million Jewish people were …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global …

Infographics

Alan Watts on What Reality Is and How to Become What You Are

This past holiday season, I attended a meditation retreat at a remote but renowned center for “deep change in self and society,” where I was struck — more sharply than I have been before — by our culture’s conflicting values of material success and self-transcendence. That disconnect was manifested …

Philip K. Dick

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Northwestern University

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2014

Plus: The year’s top essays and stories on branding<p>Great branding is more than a logo. It’s more than a list of acceptable fonts, too, or even some 100-page PDF containing everything from measurements on proper margins to deep verb-subject-adjective explorations on writing the proper “voice.” Great …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

5 Behaviors to Avoid When Interviewing for a Job

I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the years, mostly for sales and finance positions. These are a few red flags that stuck out to me.<p>Candidates …

What is... a brand?

Branding – it’s a well known term everyone has heard of that covers many aspects of marketing – which we’ve delved into with some of our blog …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>Marketing Strategist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of …

Graphic Design

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for …

Case Study: Centurion Logo Design

This is a great case study by Lukasz Ruszel a designer from Poland. Lucasz explain all the ideas behind the logo and shares every step of the process …

Instagram Hashtag Series #reachjulian

#reachjulian is an instagram hashtag series inspired by the beautiful work of @meetjulian. Check out what this hashtag series is all about and jump …

Dreamy Music Video Makes Excellent Use of 360° GoPro Rig for Psychedelic Visuals

The 360 GoPro rig video is nothing new, but most of the time it’s used to create footage that is likely to induce vomiting… or at the very least a …

Why The Kindle Is A Device Dieter Rams Can Love

Over the years, the Kindle has hewed closer and closer to Dieter Rams’s 10 principles of good design with every iteration.<p>No gadget gives me as much pleasure to pick up as my Kindle Paperwhite. I’m hard pressed to think of a device that is better designed to do one thing well: read digital books. …

For Ears That Deserve the Best, Kickstart OwnPhones

Do your off-the-shelf earbuds fall out during javelin practice? Did the wings you taped to your bluetooth headset rip off once you started working on …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Science Fiction

10 George Orwell Quotes for Whistleblowers and Doublethinkers Alike

<i>Signature’s</i> This Week in History <i>remembers events of the past, and the icons that set them in motion. If you're stirred by the words below, read on</i> …

Literature

UK Edition

Home<p><b>Dear readers, we are excited to announce that the Voice of Russia is changing its name and moving over to a new website. We will now be known as</b> …

Russia