Dana Gyllenhaal

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10 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone feels great, but it isn't where you need to be. To push your company forward, you have to take risks.<p>As entrepreneurs, we crave a challenge. It's a critical component of peak performance because it provides stimulation. Without it, when we get too comfortable, we are bored, which …

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Make It Wearable: Submit Your Vision on the Future of Wearables to Intel

<i>Content sponsored by Intel</i><p>If you haven't heard yet, Intel is looking for visionaries to enter the MAKE IT WEARABLE global challenge. All it takes to …

Wearable Tech

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

How to Master a New Skill

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the …

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut

In the 1989 movie <i>Dead Poet’s Society,</i> Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and metaphor against how important the subject is. Rather …

Analog for Dummies

If you’re like me, you probably wear a watch out of habit and less for actually telling the time. After all, it’s just easier to look at your phone! …

Apple Said To Be Exploring Inductive Charging And Solar Power In iWatch Testing

Apple’s work on an upcoming smartwatch includes explorations of induction charging and solar-powered batteries, according to a new report from the New York Times. As part of a larger piece about battery tech in general, the NYT revealed that Apple has been working on tests involving wireless …

Android Wear: Here Comes the Future of Android Smartwatches

Google just announced a new project called Android Wear, and as that name implies, it's an "at-a-glance" variation of Google's OS tailored …

Philips' New Clear LED Bulbs Look Just Like Incandescents

Despite being more energy-efficient and longer lasting, consumers keep finding excuses for wanting to stick with ancient incandescent lightbulbs. But …

It had to happen: Jailbreaking a Tesla Model S

“Jailbreaking” used to mean, well, breaking out of jail.<p>In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software to take greater control of applications and user interfaces.<p>It’s rife in the world of smartphones, and now it’s possible with electric vehicles too — such as …

Can You Boost Your Self-Control?

Scientists debate whether we lose the ability to resist temptation over time, or just no longer want to.<p>As far as examples of willpower go, one of the most impressive you’ll<br>ever find is the “incredible Buddha boy“chronicled in <i>GQ</i> a few years back by George Saunders. The boy had been meditating under …

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18 Of Canada’s Best Logos

To spotlight their country’s under-appreciated graphic design, Northern Army has created an online dossier of some of Canada’s exceptional branding efforts. Not bad, eh?<p>The Swiss get a lot of credit for their graphic design. And New York gave the design world the likes of Saul Bass, Paul Rand, and …

Graphic Design

An App That Helps Expecting Mothers Take Charge Of Their Pregnancy

Bellabeat is a digital log and information resource for pregnant women who want to monitor their health (and that of their babies) in between doctor visits.<p>Over the course of pregnancy, a woman will go to the doctor around a dozen times. During the intervals of time in between, she has to monitor …

Pregnancy

This Twitter Logo Redesign Takes Simplicity Too Far

Simple, flat digital design is in, but you can take those things too far. Case in point: this conceptual makeover of Twitter’s cheery blue bird.<p>First launched in 2010, Twitter’s icon–a cheery blue bird–has become an important part of the micro-blogging service’s visual identity. At a time when …

Moov: A Fitness Tracker And Personal Trainer In One

Moov doesn’t just count steps. It monitors your workout in 3-D to offer coaching insights.<p>Now that we’re a couple of years into the fitness tracking craze, it’s starting to feel like simply counting steps or strokes or REM cycles isn’t enough. Now that we have all that data in the palm of our hand, …

Can Silicon Valley Be Saved?

Tech workers don’t want to live near companies’ suburban headquarters. San Francisco can’t accommodate everyone. Could densifying Silicon Valley suburbs be the answer?<p>Just before Christmas, protesters took to the streets of San Francisco and Oakland to block Google’s double-decker shuttle buses. …

Urban Design

Jawbone’s Up Coffee: A Health And Fitness App That Tells You When You’re Overcaffeinated

The app reveals data on how much sleep you’re losing over that extra cup of joe.<p>The next wave of fitness trackers will do a lot more than count your steps, mold raw data, and present it all for you in a pretty chart for you to glance at and forget about. If Jawbone Up is any indication, these …

Book Written Entirely In PowerPoint Aims To Reinvent How Businesses Communicate

Reading business documents and attending presentations might actually be fun with Slidedocs, Nancy Duarte’s new concept for communicating ideas.<p>Raise your hand if you like sitting through slide-show presentations. How about reading dense, jargony business documents? These are the staples of modern …

Communicate

Two Things You Must Do To Achieve Work-Life Balance

Jim Coudal, the co-creator of Field Notes, advises one of our readers on how to own your work, not the other way around.<p>Running your own business is like parenting. Not only can it be rewarding, a source of pride, a constant learning experience, etc., etc.–it can also be a total pain in the rear, a …

Small Business

These Gadgets Are Designed To Help You Smash Bad Habits

“Pleasurable Troublemakers” help people have fun with self-improvement.<p>German designer and doctoral student Matthias Laschke knows self-improvement is hard work, so he thinks you should have fun while you’re at it. That’s why he and colleagues at the Folkwang University of Arts have created a …

Gear & Gadgets

Type Connection Helps You Find Matching Typefaces

Deciding upon a single typeface to get your point across is easy, but figuring out which typefaces match is something even design experts often get wrong. How do you find the chocolate to Perpetua’s peanut butter then, or the goose to Garamond’s gander? You put them through the paces of the Type …

MIT Media Lab Maps History’s Biggest Celebrities

From the Media Lab’s Macro Connections Group, an interconnected map of the 11,000 most famous people throughout history–and what their fame says about cultural values from one nation to the next.<p>How famous is Justin Bieber <i>really</i>? Sure he’s on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine this month. And yeah, …

Data Visualization

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Design

Much of what is fueling the best in design is the desire to make life easier and more enjoyable.<p>1. Airbnb<p><b>For redesigning the hotel experience.</b> Airbnb, the home and apartment rental service, can boast over 10 million stays last year, and as reported in <i>Fast Company</i> tripled revenue to an estimated …

Self-Imposed Deadlines Don’t Stop Procrastination. Here’s What Might.

A “soft” deadline could help, but better yet to find something meaningful in the task.<p>Mark Twain advised people never to put off until tomorrow what they can put off until the day after, and a lot of us listen. Estimates suggest that 15% to 20% of all people are chronic procrastinators, and that …

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Miximal Is The (New) World’s Cutest iPad App

Sorry other iPad apps. Miximal now takes the crown.<p>About a year ago, an amazing app came out of nowhere. It was called Drawnimal, and turned the iPad into a cartoon animal face. The game? Kids had to complete the picture on analog paper, adding a mane to a lion or ears to a bunny.<p>Now Drawnimal’s …

Watch: Amazing Stories From George Nelson’s First Receptionist

Self-described “ballsy woman” Hilda Longinotti, now 80, was the first receptionist of American furniture giant Herman Miller in the age of Mad Men. See her witty stories animated in this delightful new cartoon series.<p>In 1953, Hilda Longinotti, a high school dropout from Queens, saw an ad in the <i>New</i> …

Fresh From The Dairy: Retro Patterns

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