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7 Of Japan's Best Coffee Roasters Share Their Stories

<i>“Seven cups, seven stories.”</i><p>This was the theme of the Coffee Collection, an event that brought together seven of Japan’s most prominent coffee …

The Top 10 Books to Read This Fall

’Tis the season to set aside that beachy novel and dive into the latest slate of business books and tell-alls. This fall will see a slew of releases …

The Important "Game Of Thrones" Details You Might Have Missed

Seven seasons worth of hints and clues. Warning: Contains spoilers.

All The ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Homages To The Coen Brothers’ Film

For three seasons now, showrunner Noah Hawley has used the Coen brothers’ snow-covered crime drama <i>Fargo</i> as a jumping off point for his own anthology. Now set in 2010, this installment took a more scaled-down approach to storytelling, focusing on a sibling rivalry that eventually lands both brothers …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Self-esteem

2-Way Review: Audeze EL8 Titanium vs. SINE

Embracing Agile

Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years they have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams.<p>Now agile methodologies—which involve …

Project Management

Amazon And Alibaba Bet The Future On Supply Chain Management: eRetailers Invest Big In Logistics

The world’s largest retailers are planning to not only grow into the world’s biggest logistics companies, but to completely revolutionize the industry. Both Amazon and Alibaba have recently made significant investments to their supply chain capabilities and in the not distant future they will soon …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

10 Songs By Grammy Winners That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

Mind blown.<p>Remember the days when people would sing a song about a milkshake, and they were actually talking about a milkshake? (Looking at you, Kelis.)<p>Well, bad news, y'all. It turns out those days didn't exist.<p>It's not that milkshakes don't deserve a song (because duh), but innuendo and …

Music

A Karate Approach to Calisthenics

Like many of my generation, I grew up watching movies like <i>The Karate Kid</i>, <i>Kickboxer</i>, <i>Enter the Dragon</i>, <i>Drunken Master</i>, and <i>Rocky</i>. The larger-than-life …

Martial Arts

The Making Of An Icon: How The “Peace For Paris” Sign Spread Around The World

Following the terrorist attacks on Paris Friday, one graphic designer’s raw reaction becomes a global symbol of peace and solidarity.<p>In the wake of the horrific acts of terrorism that ripped through France on Friday, November 13, killing at least 129 people and injuring hundreds, an image with a …

Trent Reznor Talks Apple Music: What His Involvement Is, What Sets It Apart

Apple Music launched yesterday across all iOS devices. Trent Reznor, who came to Apple after the software giant acquired his employer, Beats, played a key role in designing the streaming service. He also premiered instrumental versions of Nine Inch Nails' <i>The Fragile</i> and <i>With Teeth</i> LPs through …

Run the Jewels Announce Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show, "WRTJ"

Beats 1, the in-house radio station for Apple Music, just got a new pair of hosts. Every Friday at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, Run the Jewels will present their very own show, "WRTJ". It follows El-P and Killer Mike as they complete the ongoing RTJ world tour. El-P previewed tonight's show via …

Inspired by Ben Barry – Facebook's Little Red Book | Hook Agency

Incredible designer Ben Barry created Facebook’s Little Red Book – and it left a strong impact on me. So much so that I decided to create our own – …

Redesigning Death

<i>“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence,"</i> 16th-century proto-blogger Montaigne wrote in his magnificent meditation on death and …

Children's Books

Design Thinking, Deconstructed

At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach …

How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Neuroscientists and psychologists keep discovering more health benefits from mindfulness meditation. And luckily, it's a simple practice, that …

How Coffee Empowered Women In Costa Rica

What would possess an avowed herbal tea lover to make a documentary about coffee?<p>When it’s a story about female empowerment in Costa Rica, it’s more than a movie about a cup of joe, according to Leslie Chilcott, co-producer and director of “A Small Section of the World.” The documentary, which has …

5 Great Coffee Blogs

"Me" blogs may have had their real moment in the middle of the last decade, but a new wave of specialized and thematic online projects focus less on the mundane details of a barista's daily drudgery and more on particular aspects of the coffee-loving life. From fashion-through-a-coffee-filter to a …

Dear Mom, Here Are 6 Reasons Why I'm A Barista

Mom, over the holidays you did that thing again. Aunt Jane asked me what I’ve been up to, and you made an off-handed comment about how I’m <i>still just</i> …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford’s d.school, on How To Do Design Thinking

<i>David Kelley</i> <i>presents a universal method for generating creative breakthroughs. Excerpt from</i> <b>my interview with David Kelley</b><i>, founder of</i> <i>IDEO</i> <i>and the</i></i> …

Your TED-inspired New Year’s resolutions

If you’re dreading the inevitable day your New Year’s resolutions—to lose weight, get a better job, and drink less, perhaps?—fall flat, it might be …

How Do Jackson's Lord of the Rings Characters Compare To Tolkien's?

When it comes to personality traits, how does J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf compare to Peter Jackson's movie version? An IBM researcher used the company's …