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This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

You Can Now Take A Class On How To Make AI That Isn’t Evil

To build artificial intelligence that works for humanity, we need to start by educating the best and the brightest building it.<p>Technology was supposed to save the world. Instead, it might end it. Our precious artificial intelligence is a racist job thief that’s gotten us addicted to our phones, and …

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

How I went from insomnia to the best sleep of my life (and how you can too)

Sleep. Some of us can’t get enough of it, while others are in a love-hate relationship.<p>For many years after becoming an entrepreneur, I was the latter. Like every human, my mind and body needed sleep to function. The problem was, I had trouble actually falling asleep in the first place.<p>Now, I will …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

Johann Hari took antidepressants for 14 years until a shocking realisation – the drugs don’t work. In this extract from his new book, he calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered …

São Paulo

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Positive Thinking

7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing …

Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview

The most famous designer in the world didn’t hold back when he spoke at the Hirshhorn Museum last week.<p>Jony Ive helms the most secretive design lab in the world at Apple. But aside from the top secret mystique, the soft spoken Ive is notoriously private, often giving just one interview a year.<p>Last …

A Dutch artist collective installed a responsive ‘digital organism’ in a forest

The ‘Pixi’ lights are inspired by patterns that exist in nature<p>In the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands, around seven and a half acres of forest are lit up at night by more than a thousand pulsating red lights. The lights can communicate with each other, and are meant to behave like a flock of …

Brazil

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

Information Architecture: Techniques for Designers.

Content is a constituent that can make any digital product valuable. Informative copy and well-thought visual elements of UI design are able to …

Information Architecture

Swedish people deal with nearly 24 hours of darkness in the winter using a key strategy — and adopting it could help you

If you visit northern Sweden in January, you'll see something unusual outside. Actually, you won't <i>see</i> anything at all — you'll be engulfed in darkness, 24 hours a day.<p>To those of us who live in parts of the world where sunshine is plentiful, even during the winter, this might sound mildly … …

Hygge

This Robot Swarm Finishes Your Grocery Shopping In Minutes

Ocado’s warehouse technology would probably make Jeff Bezos green with envy.<p>“This has to be a render,” is my first thought as I watch these robots moving quickly over a seemingly infinite grid of crates. I am wrong. “Because the robots are brand new, it looks like a render but in fact it’s 100% …

UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

Neuroscience

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explain how creativity works

‘Bend, blend, break’<p>What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas.<p>Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer, …

Creativity

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it's not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big …

How Intuit Used Design Thinking To Boost Sales By $10M In A Year

The accounting software company embraces design at all levels of the organization, but it wasn’t easy getting there. Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke detail Intuit’s journey.<p>More than a decade ago, Scott Cook decided that the company he founded, the accounting software firm Intuit, needed to become …

Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent

The blunt power of the gatekeeper is the ability to enforce not just artistic, but also financial, exile.<p>When the Harvey Weinstein story broke, I thought of something my mother told me when I was a little girl. She said: To be a free woman, you have to be a financially independent woman. She wasn’t …

Feminism

Every company will use blockchain by 2027

<b>Almost a decade ago, Satoshi Nakamoto,</b> the creator of Bitcoin, silently disrupted trust-providing organizations, like banks, with an eight-page long …

We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.

“You will never be able to understand any<b></b> of what I’ve created. I am<b></b> Albert F***ing Einstein and you are all monkeys scrabbling in the dirt.”And so …

Albert Einstein

At Long Last, Nielsen Will Publicly Share Ratings for Netflix Shows

Ever since House of Cards premiered in 2013 on Netflix, the TV industry has been frustrated by the streaming service’s refusal to share ratings data …

Televisions

'Love Bombing': What It Is, Why It's Dangerous, and How to Protect Yourself

Learn about this manipulative tactic others might use to prey on your emotions.<p><i>Note: The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, EQ, Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence (2018).</i><p>Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Denmark is considered one of the happiest places in the world

In Denmark, finding happiness can be as easy as riding a bike.<p>When TODAY correspondent Cynthia McFadden and National Geographic author and explorer Dan Buettner ventured to the Danish city of Copenhagen to find out why it has ranked as one of the happiest places on earth for 40 years, they found a …

6 Weird Pop Songs, Visualized

I recently made SongSim, a little web app that creates interactive visualizations from song lyrics. One nice property of its visualizations is that …

Kylie Minogue

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …