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7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Graphic Design

5 Essential Elements of Modern Website Design Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Modern website design is a moving target, as designers and marketers constantly push to find better ways to display information and attract the attention and patronage of visitors. That said, in recent years the following elements have each come into their own as indispensably features of modern …

UI Design
Home Decorating

Marijuana tech startups roll out, hit potholes

The fast-spreading, legal cannabis industry may top $10 billion by 2018, and the rush is on to populate it with the same high-quality services found elsewhere.<p>In San Francisco, leading VC-funded delivery app Eaze announced Thursday their first major new market expansion to San Jose.<p>Eaze partnered …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Autonomous Cars

The 10 Tallest New Buildings From Around The World

<i>This story originally appeared on ArchDaily.</i> <b>by Michael Aynsley</b><p><i>The following list, originally published on BuzzBuzzHome, is based on data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the recognized authority on skyscraper height.</i><p>With the number of officially “tall” buildings -- at least 656 …

Skyscrapers

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …

The top Kickstarters of 2014

2014 was the year when crowdfunding moved from something that you do to something your parents do. With that change came a huge increase in …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Russia economy: What is the risk of meltdown?

<b>Russia's Central Bank has raised interest rates to 17%, but the rouble has continued to plummet, prompting fears of economic crisis.</b><p>Russians are reminded of the dark days of 1998, when President Boris Yeltsin's government defaulted on its debt. But how severe are the problems and is there a way out?<p>…

Russia

Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Parker White is vice president of business development in JLL’s technical services business.</i><p>Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: triple-decker tree houses, prototype Hyperloop pods and a massive biodome

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>A man's home is his castle -- even if that castle happens to be a truck. A family of three recently transformed a small truck into a regal off-the-grid home …

A million sign petition against EU-US trade talks

<b>A campaign group website says over a million people in the European Union have signed a petition against trade negotiations with the United States.</b><p>The petition calls on the EU and its member states to stop the talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP.<p>It also says they …

United Kingdom

Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming?

Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is …

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Crayons

U.S. and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.<p>Under the agreement, the United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26% to …

These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

Syrian designer Fares Cachoux creates heartbreaking and hopeful posters of his country’s struggle.<p>When the Syrian revolution began, Syrian-born graphic designer Fares Cachoux was living abroad. He couldn’t concentrate on his work–especially after his hometown was bombed–so he quit his job, and used …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Why Some Mushrooms May Be Magic for Climate Change

Fungi don’t get the respect they deserve. Maybe that’s because they do most of their work in the dark, beneath the ground or on dead matter, or …

Amanda Knox: 'They'll have to pull me back kicking and screaming to prison'

American student reveals fears in exclusive interviews leading up to re-conviction for Meredith Kercher's murder<p>"It would feel like a train wreck," Amanda Knox told the Guardian, shortly before being found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher for the second time.<p>In a series of exclusive …

Is the Economic Crisis In Greece Really Over?

A growing chorus of senior European policymakers, including ECB President Mario Draghi and European Commission President Jose Barroso, keep …

Assortative Mating: The Next Generation

Everyone's talking about <b>a new paper</b> that analyzes data about assortative mating -- the tendency of people to marry others like themselves -- in the …

Israeli jailed for attempting to spy for Iran

A court in Jerusalem has sentenced an Israeli man to four-and-a-half years in prison for offering to spy for Iran, according to court documents.<p>Tuesday's court ruling said 46-year-old Yitzhak Bergel admitted to charges of contacting a foreign agent, intent to commit treason and attempting to aid an …

UNESCO warns of global learning crisis

A crisis in global education is costing governments $129bn a year, while 10 percent of spending on primary learning is lost on poor quality education that is failing children, a new report by UNESCO has said.<p>The report,<i>Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all</i>, released on Wednesday, says …

Pirate Bay ban lifted in Netherlands as blocking torrent sites ruled ‘ineffective’

Dutch court finds piracy increased after 'ineffective' Pirate Bay block<p>A Dutch court of appeal has overturned a court-ordered block of the infamous Pirate Bay torrent site by internet service providers (ISPs), labelling the practice as “ineffective”.<p>The block prevented internet users in the …

Deadlock broken at UN climate talks

Developed countries and fast-growing economies have reached a last-minute compromise to avert a breakdown of UN climate talks in Warsaw, working towards the inking of a new UN pact in 2015 to slow down global warming.<p>After two weeks of negotiations, almost 200 nations agreed on Saturday that all …

More Evidence on Increasing Extreme Weather Impacts

It’s hard to point to any one weather disaster and say definitively that it’s related to climate change. But it’s not your imagination: the number of …