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How to Inspire Readers to Share Your Stuff

You value social shares, right?<p>I don't want to hear about how vanity metrics are worthless; Getting more followers should have a positive effect and …

12 Free Ebooks to Teach You Blogging and Content Marketing

For those who are serious about blogging or just cannot seem to get their blogs to take off, sometimes all you need is some first-hand tips from the …

Meet The First Potrepreneurs At This Startup Boot Camp For The Billion-Dollar Weed Biz

It’s like Techstars, but for cannabis.<p>“At no time in this office should you ever be intoxicated on any substance.”<p>That’s not typically part of the opening spiel when welcoming a roomful of budding entrepreneurs to your business boot camp, but then Micah Tapman is not running your typical startup …

6 things we learned from website use in 2014

Code Computerlove has taken an informed look at how we use websites, using data from the past 12 months. We analysed usage-related stats from more …

How to Create a Deep Connection with Your Prospects and Customers - Copyblogger

When my son was about two and a half, he developed a funny habit of walking around the house from time to time, chiming out, “I’m here.”<p>Although this …

The New Authenticity and Authority: What it Looks Like, How to Use It - Copyblogger

Jon Stewart’s retirement from <i>The Daily Show</i> this week, accompanied by many tears and some cheers, is getting a lot of coverage around the web.<p>First, …

10 Bold PR and Marketing Predictions for the Year 2020

Take a look into the future of public relations and marketing and see what you need to do to prepare.<p>I ply my trade in the marketing and public relations world, which, I can assure you, has experienced more change in the last five years than in the previous 100.<p>In an attempt to help entrepreneurs …

Meet 10 Hand Lettering Artists You Should Know

Lettering can easily be described as the art of drawing letters. A great deal is put into hand lettering to make a design look flawless. However, the …

WHOA. These Paintings Change Shape

Artist Rafaël Rozendaal works with a vintage technology (lenticular animation) that you’ll probably recognize from your old sticker collection. You know those stickers where the butterfly would flap its wings when you moved it back and forth? That’s the stuff.<p>Wired reports that Rozendaal approaches …

Institute for Art and Olfaction elevates the scents

An artful take on Caprese salad — half circles of heirloom tomato, watermelon triangles and mozzarella orbs decorated with violets, caviar-like beads of balsamic vinegar and walnut-pesto dressing — is punctuated by a bright lemon grass aroma with undertones of rhubarb and guava. Smoky elements of a …

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Design

Sweden Sans: designers create national font

Countries have national anthems, national dishes, even national dances – but the Swedes have taken their cultural identity one step further by creating their own typeface, one inspired by Swedish signs of the 1950s and named “Sweden Sans”.<p>The brief was to replace the various fonts used by different …

A Beautiful Furniture Line That Grows With Your Kid, From Baby To Teen

The cost of raising a child in the U.S. these days, from birth to 18? Over $300,000, adjusting for inflation.<p>New furniture brand Dot and Cross, launched last month at the London Design Festival, aspires to reduce that parental burden with a collection of products that adapt over time as children …

The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.<p>When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.<p>So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my …

How Julep Turned Women’s Self-Blame Into A Hit New Product

The cosmetics company’s new nail polish applicator, pitched as a plea to women: Stop blaming yourselves!<p>Julep’s newest product, which hits stores this month, began when CEO Jane Park spotted a market potential in women’s complaints. Just look at these tweets, and see if you can spot what she …

Watch The Trailer For Björk’s Epic New Documentary

Icelandic pop goddess Björk’s 2011 tour for her eighth studio album Biophilia was a pyrotechnic, multi-sensory performance featuring Tesla coils, a pendulum harp, a gold lamé-clad women’s choir, a hybrid gamelan-celesta, and–if that all wasn’t enough–the singer strutting around in a massive orange …

Documentaries

A Blind Legend, an All Audio Video Game

To offer a gaming experience equally accessible to people across the vision spectrum, the French creative studio DOWiNO is building an entire virtual …

Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes

By Susan Karlin8 minute Read<p>Since 1932, Disney has been the only entertainment studio to continue an unbroken tradition of offering free life drawing …

iPod-Connected Seniors Recharge Their Memories In “Alive Inside” Doc

Rossato-Bennett decided to go big with the project after he looked through his viewfinder and watched an iPod transform a nearly comatose old man …

20 New Yorker Design Stories To Read Now

Curl up with your iPad while the archives are free<p>So far, the best thing about the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s digital revamp is not the new site design, but rather the opening of the magazine’s storied archives. For the next three months, articles dating back to 2007 (plus select additional features) are free to …

Google Glass

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

No Glasses Needed: Prototype Smartphone Display Accounts For Your Bad Vision

People with vision problems, rejoice: A team from Microsoft, U.C. Berkeley, and MIT has created an experimental screen technology that would allow you to view your devices clearly without your glasses. The technology is still far from a commercial product, but the prototype–which uses an iPod …

These New Songs Are Scientifically Designed To Cure Your Road Rage

Sounds for Driving offers sonic landscapes for every possible driving scenario.<p>Until the day that all cars are driven by robots, one of the biggest causes of car accidents will be the emotional humans inside: All the safety features in your car won’t help you drive better if you’re distracted, or …

How One Artist’s Work Tackled Big Data (40 Years Before It Existed)

A new show bridges the conceptual art of the ’70s and the iconography of the modern web.<p>We take fluency in digital imagery for granted, circa 2014. A pixelated face conveys foreboding anonymity. Emoji color the plain text of our messages with personality. GIFs, with their noisy loops, have the …

Proof That Entrepreneurs Don’t Need To Start Off Knowing How To Do Everything

Learning every aspect of your business as you go–not just how to lead it from the top–will serve your company well when challenges come up.<p>No one who launches a business knows everything that they need to know to begin.<p>Even if someone has an MBA, it doesn’t mean that she will know how to hire the …

How Lia Chavez Makes Art Out Of Brain Waves

Art and science collide in Chavez’s collaboration with the creative technologists at Rehab Studio.<p>Strobe lights flash in the dark gallery space in Dundee, Scotland, as artist Lia Chavez sits motionless for eight hours, a wireless brainwave sensor pressing lightly on her temple. Riotous storm …

How It Feels To Become A Cyborg

What life is like with magnets and microchips under your skin.<p>What’s easier than paying for a Starbucks latte by iPhone? Paying automatically when your hand picks up your coffee. Seemingly magical interactions like that make many people–including some of the most successful wearables designers in …

The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we’ll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>There are so many proponents out there for …

Time Management