Alanna Kos

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A test can identify ‘supertaskers’, but only a few pass it

Only a small percentage of the population can multi-task well – could that be you?<p>I’m the kind of person who permanently has at least 10 windows open on my computer, at the same time as I hold a conversation, listen to the radio and send texts. I insist that I can concentrate perfectly well on all …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity

Young people are now having all the 'old person' medical procedures – excessive stress is probably to blame

Analysis out today has shown that all is not right among the younger generations.<p>The most striking trend emerging from a study which looked at 60,000 …

Woman who couldn't eat for five years because of mystery pain baffled her doctors

The medical team encircled Mackenzie Hild’s bed, their somber expressions reflecting the gravity of the news they were about to impart to the Harvard …

Here's the Workout Playlist to Help You Conquer 2017

To actually get you *excited* about hitting the gym. 🙋<p>Because a workout (especially in the depths of winter) is only as good as the playlist you have cranked up in your earbuds, it's important to accompany that body-busting routine with a chaser of superb adrenaline-boosting songs. After all, 2017 …

Music

How to Differentiate a Brand from Its Competitors, with Joe Duffy

HOW recently caught up with Joe Duffy, chairman and chief creative officer of Duffy, where they’ve been working with brands like Summit Brewing Co., …

‘At first, she just missed breakfast’: living with my sister’s eating disorder

When Bee Wilson’s beloved big sister stopped eating, no one mentioned it. But as her sister ate less, she ate more. Could their relationship survive?<p>Our family kitchen table was a rectangle of bare wood, with a worn surface patterned with rings from the tree. At one end, there was a drawer full of …

Siblings

Google's former "design ethicist" on "How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds"

Tristan Harris was Google's "Design Ethicist" where he studied how design choices directly affect people's behavior in conscious and unconscious …

UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

It can be hard for designers to take a step back and look at an app or website through users’ eyes. Here’s where to start.<p>After any amount of time in the design industry, you’ll most certainly hear someone refer to users as “dumb.” People talk about having to “dumb down” interfaces, design for “the …

UX Design

Creative people might secretly be psychopaths, scientists warn

We’ve finally found the explanation for a lot of celebrity news – creative people are psychopaths.<p>Remember that if you’re ever around one of these …

10 toxic chemicals to avoid in eye makeup

Makeup is supposed to make you look even more beautiful, but that beauty comes at a cost when you consider the toxic chemicals that are lurking in most brands of eye shadows, liners, mascaras, makeup brushes, eyelash curlers and false-lash adhesives.<p>Experts say using these chemicals can lead to …

34 Must-See Netflix Movies That Expire On New Year's Day

Better start streaming!<p>January is a bloodbath when it comes to Netflix's expiring-movie slate, as the streaming service will cull from its ranks a ton of worthy films. Start catching up on (or revisiting) these many, many great titles now, before they're gone come New Year's Day. Presented …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

High Art: A Beautiful, Microscopic Look At Cocaine, MDMA, And Other Drugs

When Berlin-based artist, Sarah Schoenfeld tended bar in the city’s night clubs, she witnessed a lot of people getting high. “I could see their minds and their character changing,” she recalls. “I was scared and fascinated by how much power a substance has.”<p>Schoenfeld wanted people to experience …

3 Fish in a Tree – New Brand Identity

Colorful Brand Design.<p>After 12 years, design studio 3 Fish in a Tree decided to create a redesign of their existing brand identity. The new fresh and …

Reinold Lim – Brand Identity Design by Oddds

The Arcane – Brand Design.<p>The Singapore based creative studio Oddds was asked to develop this minimalist and modern brand identity for Reinold Lim. …

An elegant update to Harvey’s restaurant branding by Tad Carpenter - The Fox Is Black

Rebranding anything iconic is a stressful gig. The older it is the more sentimental value/baggage attached, making the sometimes overdue changes all …

Logo Collection by Jacek Janiczak

Logos from 2013.<p>Jacek Janiczak is a Poznań, Poland based web and graphic designer specializing in logo design, branding, web design, vector and …

Graphic Design