Ben Hagen

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Neue – Minimalist PowerPoint Template

Neue, a minimalist PowerPoint template with more than 100 unique slides from SlidePro.The ‘Neue’ PowerPoint template will help you to present your …

Graphic Design

5 top grid systems for web designers

When I begin a new project, half the battle is starting on the right foot. I imagine others feel the same, as they navigate countless tools and blogs …

Web Design

I Became Obsessed With A Lo-Fi Finnish Power Pop Song So Tracked Down the Songwriter In Helsinki

Teemu Tanner knows how to write a pop song with many double u’s and i’s in the title.<p><i>Image: Aki Pohjankyrö</i><p>Teemu Tanner is the name of the Finland Government’s Secretary General. It’s also the name of a young Helsinki power pop musician. Sometimes people get the two confused. “Every now and then I …

Dreamlike Underwater Oil Paintings by Mark Heine

À travers ses peintures, Mark Heine nous plonge dans les eaux sombres d’un mystérieux lac, où des femmes habillées de robes somptueuses semblent …

Art

How to Make Overnight Oats

About 8 years ago, my husband and I were visiting our friend Frank, and for breakfast he offered us what was basically oatmeal served like cereal. He …

Best Thrillers on Netflix: Netflix and Thrill with These Choices

Here’s our list of the best thrillers on Netflix that you can watch right now via the streaming service<p>Wanna Netflix and thrill?<p>We know it’s hard to …

Entertainment

Better Interface Design: Logins, Menus, Toggles And Other Fancy Modules

CodePen has become the playground for developers. The sandbox where you can build whatever your imagination fancies. Practical things, experimental …

Web Design

Conan O’Brien And A ‘Walking Dead’ Star Record A K-Pop Video And Visit North Korea

In Conan O’Brien’s latest overseas adventure, the late night host went over to South Korea, visiting places such as the Demilitarized Zone and a Buddhist temple with impressive cell phone service. However, on top of all that, Conan and <i>The Walking Dead</i> star Stephen Yuen made their debut as K-pop …

The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

How to Bake the Best Bread With and Without a Bread Machine

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Nothing beats the comfort, taste and smell of fresh-baked bread. Unfortunately, making bread can be labor …

This tiny 3D printed 'Gameboy' Raspberry Pi Zero will take you back to the 90s

Mar 20, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Danish 3D printing wunderkind Rasmus Hauschild has built an incredibly cool Raspberry Pi Zero with 3D printed Gameboy-style …

Raspberry Pi

A UX Designer Explains Which Presidential Candidate Has The Best (And Worst) Website

Spoiler: Donald Trump’s is the worst.<p>We can argue until we’re blue in the face over which presidential candidates have the best plans for health care, the economy, foreign policy, and more. One thing that is not up for debate: the quality of the candidates’ websites. Here, I’ll compare the designs …

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

Physics

Don’t design what users want

Too many product designers are in the pattern of simply taking user feedback and implementing it immediately with limited research, questioning, or …

UX Design

Make Silky Carbonara—Not Scrambled Egg Pasta

Carbonara can go from velvety to scrambled eggs in seconds. But it won't happen to you.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Marcy confesses clumpy carbonara to associate food editor Rick</i> …

Italian Food

This Super-Fast Bean Stew Is Your Weekday Dinner Hero

We like big beans and we cannot lie.<p>Like your best wingman, a pressure-cooker can basically take care of itself while you do you. It's there for you during those weekday dinners when you just don't have a lot of time.<p>That's where food director <b>Carla Lalli Music's</b> super-fast pressure cooker bean stew …

Cooking

At 83, I Decided to Develop an App

I’ve done business, politics, and war. Now I’m trying my hand at mobile gaming.<p>Among the things one learns as time passes is that everyone has to …

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondents reveal all

Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin of a country. But where do they go when they want to get away from it all? Here, well-travelled journalists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes<p>Afua Hirsch on São Tomé e Principe, Africa<p>At first I felt critical of the many Africans I spoke to …

Virgin Atlantic

Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous Recipe

"A very flavorful Asian-type meal with a sweet heat that incorporates my favorite flavors (chili, lime, and cilantro) with a little bit of sugar. The …

This DIY Coke Bottle Gummy Is Very Impressive

Plenty of people will be quick to tell you that drinking Coca-Cola is not the healthiest. But what about <i>eating</i> Coca-Cola?<p>The YouTube channel Morena …

The Egg Dish That's Had Japanese People Lining Up for 250 Years

Tamahide Restaurant in Tokyo is a restaurant so popular people line up for hours to taste the chef's most famous dish.<p>There aren't many restaurants that have been around for 250 years. But Tamahide in Tokyo has—and customers are still lining up for hours to get a taste of chef <b>Yamada Kosuke's</b></i> …

Japan

Subtle GIFs Conveying The Vastness Of Tokyo

Couple Nina Geometrieva and Damjan Cvetkov-Dimitrov documented their recent stay in one of Tokyo’s famed capsule hotels with a series of subtle …

GIF Animations

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

Google uses tiny cameras to capture adorable mini Street View

When you think of Google Street View, you'll probably get visions of the company's camera-mounted cars or its colossal Trekker backpacks. The search giant has sent them to some of the world's most picturesque locations, but for its latest Street View project, things have got a whole lot smaller. …

3 Ways to Celebrate National Cassoulet Day

With all due respect to your green smoothie, winter is cassoulet season.<p>After the riotous good times of New Year’s Eve, the beginning of January can …

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

What Amazon is to shopping and social media is to information, Netflix is to entertainment: disruptive and dominant. After their red envelopes …

Why I Spent a Month’s Rent on One Night at the World’s Best Spa Hotel

The Nam Hai recently won Mr and Mrs Smith’s Best Spa Hotel award for 2015. A penny-pinching traveler decides if the price tag is worth it.<p>I was first …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

RVs

Master Chief's Origin Story: 'Halo: The Fall of Reach'

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Although I don’t play a lot of videogames these days, I still have a soft spot in my heart for <i>Halo</i>. It was the primary reason …

Sketch ditches the Mac App Store for — ahem — greener pastures

In a somewhat surprising move, Bohemian Coding has removed it’s fan-favorite app wireframing tool Sketch from the Mac App Store.<p>Via a blog post, Bohemian Coding explains its reasoning:<p>There are a number of reasons for Sketch leaving the Mac App Store—many of which in isolation wouldn’t cause us …

Apps