Amal Houri

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Get the new Nexus launcher look with this simple Nova recipe

It will probably only take the Nova team a few days to incorporate the new Nexus launcher into their app proper, but if you’re simply dying to have it right now, you can. Using Nova Launcher, a couple widgets and an icon pack, you can pretty effectively recreate the new Google launcher right now on …

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How Exercise Makes Your Brain Bigger, Better, and Stronger

New research is nailing down the idea that putting regular physical activity into your daily routine may just be one of the best things you can do to keep your brain healthy.<p>Doctors long have recommended that you get off your couch and exercise if you want to reduce the risk of common physical …

The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and …

For Entrepreneurs: Five Tips For Starting Your Own Creative Business

<b>For those</b> thinking about starting your own creative business, here are some tips from James Bull, the co-founder of Moving Brands. Fresh out of …

7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship isn't for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather resources and take on huge financial risks – all in the hopes of avoiding the fate that 80 to 90 percent of startups suffer: failure.<p>So to be successful, entrepreneurs really have beaten the odds – especially …

Entrepreneurship

Clever Rotating Shelves Let You Display Books, Favorite Objects Like Artworks

<b>Slovenia-based designer</b> Luka Pirnat has created the “360 Shelf”, a simple but clever shelving unit that not only organises your belongings, but …

Clever Paperclip-Like Tool ‘Snaps’ Onto Any Surface To Create Fun Furniture

<b>You can now</b> turn any surface into a table top, a bookshelf, a unique piece of furniture with ‘SNAP’ by Be-elastic.<p><b>SNAP is an</b> assembly system that …

The Fibonacci Clock

How to Build a PHOTO LIGHT BOX<p>Art Deco FM Radio Project Using Arduino<p>RGB LED Matrix With an ESP8266<p>Arduino Class<p>Hi, awesome project! I'm working on …

Winged Insects Made From Old Computer Circuit Boards And Electronics

Our society discards a lot of electronics, as they are rendered obsolete almost every day, but artists like Julie Alice Chappell, based in the UK, …

The 10 Commandments of Typography

10 golden rules you should live by when combining fonts: Tips from a designer – Learn

<i>A photography instructor once told me that “You have to know the rules before you can break them.”</i><p>That’s the (simultaneously frustrating and freeing) …

20 examples of typographic logo designs

Your brand or company is well known through its logo. If the logo looks good enough then that surely leaves a better impression. Many companies …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts. Which Type Are You?

No two introverts are exactly alike–what might be too much for one person is not enough for someone else. And we’re sensitive to different things. …

Introverts’ and Extroverts’ Brains Really Are Different, According to Science

You’re not imagining it. That extrovert who seems so different from you? It’s because his <i>brain</i> is different.<p>Introverts Are Sensitive to Dopamine<p>Why …

Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns

Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful works of art. Her paper …

Art

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.<p>I’ve reviewed thousands of designer portfolios over the past 10 years as a former design lead at Facebook and now as the cofounder of the investing and mentoring …

This Eye-Popping Interactive Visualization Shows Every Bill Introduced By Congress Since 1973

Legislative Explorer was created by John Wilkerson, a political scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for American Politics and Public …

40 Tools in 20 Minutes: Hacking Your Marketing Career

Marketing today requires doing a little bit of everything from creative writing to HTML to light Photoshopping. There are a ton of free tools to make …

Marketing

3 ways to avoid creeping out consumers with big data

By now, you’ve probably heard about the father who found out his daughter was pregnant when Target sent her coupons for diapers. Or the dad who opened his mailbox to find direct mail from OfficeMax addressed to “Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash, or Current Business.”<p>In this age of big data, …

Wine Country in the mist

Glowing Playdough Recipe

Today I’m joined by Tinkerlab reader <b>Natasha Levochkina McCain,</b> who’s sharing her <b>glowing playdough recipe</b> with us today. This is one of the coolest …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

Put Cardboard Tubes To Good Use With Toobalink!

Why waste a perfectly good cardboard tube in the recycle bin when you can make a sword, abstract models and other cool stuff with <b>Toobalink</b> …

Crafting

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.