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Hamburg is pee-proofing its public places

If you're the type of man that enjoys dry feet and pants, you'd better think twice before emptying your bladder in Hamburg, Germany. Pee against a wall in the city's historic red light district and there's a good chance that your stream will come back to bite you thanks to a coat of nano-paint.<p>The …

Blue Cocktails Are Coming Back, and They Are Delicious

Danny Meyer just launched his latest project, a rough-hewn, deep South-accented bar in New York’s west Chelsea, Porchlight, where he’s doling out …

Articles about you wont believe cozy home inside converted grain silo on Dwell.com - Dwell

Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.<p>Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design...<p>An Australian couple build a small cabin retreat in New Zealand for their …

Los Angeles

Bring Back Snail Mail With These Modern Eye-Catching Envelopes

Yong-Hwan Shin, of NBDC (Nordic Bros. Design Community) in Seoul, Korea, gave the document envelope an eye-catching Memphis-y update that I’m dying …

A Must Have Punctuation Guide for Every Student

February, 2015<br>When people speak face to face, they use several verbal and non verbal cues to convey meanings (e.g. grimaces, frowning, smiling, …

Linguistics

The 20 best board games of 2014, finalists from Board Game Geek

The community at BoardGameGeek.com, known hobby games tastemakers, have announced this year's nominees for board game of the year. If you're a fan of the hobby, or interested in learning more, this is a great place to start.<p>BoardGameGeek is a massively popular gaming resource and online community, …

Tailor updates its logo design engine for small businesses and startups

Sometimes even design firms — well educated in the art of messaging and marketing — get stumped when trying to create a corporate identity program for themselves. So imagine the obstacles facing small startups tasked not only with running a successful company but needing to create a coherent brand …

The Simple, Often Forgotten Secret to A Profitable Business

Dave Kerpen talks with Author Mike Michalowicz about what "Profit First" means.<p>"Why don't we have enough money in the bank to go on a vacation?" my wife asked me, befuddled at how little cash we had despite a fast-growth million dollar plus business.<p>It was September 2008 and I was befuddled too. We …

This Spicy Tequila Cocktail Will Be Your New Favorite Brunch Drink

Sweet enough to make your morning, spicy enough to perk you up. Serve it with this potato and bacon tart for peak awesomeness.<p>Makes 4 drinks, with leftover tequila and pineapple juice<p><i>Recipe by Kevin Denton</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 jalapeño pepper<p>6 ounces (1/2 cup) blanco tequila<p>1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored …

Terrific Mini Guide to Help Students Think Critically

December 26, 2014<br>Questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would …

BPG Image format

BPG (Better Portable Graphics) is a new image format. Its purpose is to replace the JPEG image format when quality or file size is an issue. Its main …

Portable

3 DIY Gifts for Cocktail-Lovers

New York City mixologist and cocktail book author Greg Seider makes most of his bitters, syrups and infusions from scratch. Here, three easy recipes …

Cocktail of the week: Fig and Mandarin Martini

This week's drink is a twist on that iconic drink, the martini. It's time to get figgy...<p>Back in the golden age of the cocktail, a martini was always made using the same ingredients – gin or vodka, dry vermouth, and a lemon twist or olive, depending on your preference.<p>By the 1980s, however, …

Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles

November 7, 2014<br>One of my favourite sources for information and guidelines regarding referencing and citation styles is the Purdue Online Writing Lab …

Amusing Mashup Pairs a Classic Painting with Animated GIFs

Nearly 53 years ago, the famed illustrator Norman Rockwell painted <i>The Connoisseur</i> for <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> magazine. It shows a man standing in front of a Jackson Pollock-esque style painting at a museum or gallery. Today, that same character, in his matching suit, is back to see a more modern …

Art

LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating Has Some Serious Untapped Potential

"Everything can be a lamp with LumiLor," writes Darskide Scientific, the company that developed it. LumiLor is a patented coating that glows when a …

Omada brings pre-diabetes into the open with virtual prevention

There’s an oft-heard story in digital health circles: A patient comes into the doctor’s office complaining of common pre-diabetic symptoms, so the doctor — who has no treatment code for “pre-diabetes” — tells the patient, “Come back when you have diabetes.”<p>And the patient often does come back with …

Grids for Mac: a Better Desktop Instagram Experience

Instagram may be among the most widely adopted imaging social networks, but there’s a limitation to the app’s presentation, especially if you often move back and forth between mobile devices and a desktop or laptop computer.<p>Sure, Instagram itself offers a more or less serviceable desktop …

A Hardware-Software Combo for Better iPad Video Production

If you’ve ever had to deliver an online presentation, do a product review, or even hold up your end of a long-distance conversation with business associates or family members, you know that commanding and maintaining attention is a challenge. And if you’re not a drama school grad, trying to …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

Pentax's latest DSLR has glowing LEDs to tell you what mode it's in

If you're intimidated by most DSLRs with all their knobs and buttons, you might want to take a look at Ricoh Imaging's Pentax K-S1, a new mid-range camera that's just one of many shooters the company's releasing this year. It packs in plenty of performance -- a 20-megapixel sensor and sky-high …

Erik Spiekermann: “Being Obsessive About Detail Is Being Normal” - The Fox Is Black

I have some very strong opinions about the very strong opinions of Erik Spiekermann. To me he comes off as a cranky old man most of the time but he …

'Minecraft' add-on helps you learn programming while you play

Programming languages can be daunting to learn, especially if you're a kid who'd rather be <i>playing</i> games than creating them. Thankfully, ThoughtSTEM has found a way to make coding both accessible and entertaining in one shot. Its upcoming LearnToMod software teaches you how to write JavaScript code …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Many people mistake tiny homes for delicate structures that provide a minimal amount of space for simple living....<p>Good news for mountain gorillas: …

Green Design