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Hemp will save us from fire, cockroaches, heat, and microplastics

Hemp has been illegal for decades, but it’s a huge improvement over many common materials.<p>I got my first introduction to hemp a few years ago when I …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the fact they procrastinate -- especially when they put off things they actually enjoy doing or, more …

Procrastination

10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

India is a vast land, rich in history, beauty, and great ideas. Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought. These ten …

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

Best vintage design gems from #DesignArchives so far

One hashtag, so many goodies<p>Aah, October, a time for fall sales, Halloween prep, and design delights? Indeed, it’s apparently American Archives Month, and to celebrate, a bunch of archives around the U.S. are sharing their best design blasts from the past on social media, covering everything from …

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas | Inc.com

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and science to create world-changing innovations.<p>Steve Jobs once said that the secret to …

Creativity

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

Pacific Northwest

SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone

The success of last year's NES Classic Edition clearly took Nintendo by surprise. The company was completely incapable of meeting demand, leaving many people unable to buy what became the must-have gift of the holiday season. Now Nintendo has given its SNES the Classic Edition treatment and …

Retrogaming

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

10 top design-related movies

We all love a good movie, but rather than tune into the latest action film or comedy, why not take a look at some of the many awesome design movies …

Questions to Ask During the Website Kickoff Process

Key Information That Should Be Provided at the Start of a Website Project<p>The start of a website project is an exciting time. It is also possibly the …

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Computing

9 Surprising Signs You May Be Smarter Than Average | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom may point to smart people having advanced levels of cognition, creativity, or emotional intelligence, but if you ever wondered whether you belong with the brainy bunch, these nine signs may confirm what you already know.<p>1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 …

Psychology

Quantum Physicists Discover the Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back to the Universe

It turns out that the human brain could be similar to a “biological computer,” and that human consciousness may be like a program which is run by a …

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

7 Rules For Your Instagram Layout (And Top Accounts Doing It Right) | Inc.com

A picture is worth a thousand words. That's just as true in marketing as it is anywhere else.<p>That's also why many online marketers love Instagram. They use it to promote their brand with a variety of high-quality images.<p>There's more to Instagram success than just posting photos, though. Great …

Opening Your Heart Chakra

Opening Your Heart's Emotional Power to Transform<p>There are seven major energy or psychic centers that radiate throughout the body, both front and …

AI That Understands Design Can Now Critique Your Logo For Free

Image by Jack Qiao via Product Hunt<p><b>Design critique is important,</b> but feelings can get hurt as a result of ignorance and careless wording. Why not let …

The Importance of Updating your Brand

This column is authored by Chirag Thumar, Content Marketing Expert,The post The Importance of Updating your Brand appeared first on iamwire.

You can build one of these tiny backyard offices in less than a week for under $7000

Austin-based Sett Studio designs tiny offices that take conventional workspaces to task. These micro-offices can be used for a variety of …

Best practices for public speaking in design conferences and events

Before the presentation<p>Some people pick brainy topics with complicated words in it to sound like a real specialist, but that doesn’t really help the …

Airbnb’s director of experience design on using ‘stories’ to design

Katie Dill is the director of experience design at Airbnb. In this episode, she channels her inner Steve Jobs to explain how design is not just how it looks, but how it works, both in the workplace and on the screen. She also dives into the significance of using tools of design — intentionality, …

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

The 10 best design agency websites of 2017

Websites are a company’s main calling card – and for none more so than for creative agencies, which use them both to tell potential clients about …

Studiolada used all wood materials to create this affordable open-source home anyone can build

Skillfully blending the basics of frugality and sustainability into one beautiful home design, French firm Studiolada Architects has just unveiled …

Sell your crappy MS Paint creations in this very zen art simulation game

In Passpartout, talent is subjective<p>They say art is a good outlet for expressing your thoughts and feelings, but since I’m not one to keep a notebook full of doodles, I have found peace within <i>Passpartout: The Starving Artist</i>, a recently released game where you make MS Paint-style drawings and sell …

3 Conversion Hacks That’ll Outperform Your A/B Tests

Most marketing blogs go on and on about how some A/B test increased conversions 10x.I hate to break it to you, but here’s the honest truth:Those are …