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How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

Osamu Tezuka was the “Walt Disney of Japan.” His beautiful manga biography shows why.

This massive biography in comic form has finally been translated into English — and it's more than worth the wait.<p>The combined aesthetic of anime and manga may be Japan’s greatest and most influential cultural export, but it wouldn’t exist without one man — a man who looms over Japanese pop culture …

Manga

Olympic Torch Makes Its Way Through Brazil: Pictures

Canoeing

How to properly document functionality in an agile project?

So recently, we've just finished the first phase of our project.We used agile with fortnightly sprints. And whilst the application turned out well, …

Project Management

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Self-help

Is It Time To Ditch Your Portfolio?

When I first started designing I didn’t know who Paul Rand, Milton Glaser, or Massimo Vignelli were. 14 years later, I’m still not <i>that</i> well versed in …

The Unconscious Power of Brands

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we buy something, we like to think we know the reason why. We move through the world feeling in control of our actions; and the decision to purchase something is no different: We think we bought that new product because it had the …

Marketing

Hiring a programmer? Ditch the coding interview and get back to basics

10 articles from the Basecamp archives focused on common sense hiring practicesThis week was going great…until I saw yet another article coaching …

Employment

The World’s Most Overrated Graphic Design

If Co.Design readers’ eight picks for the world’s most overrated graphic design were compiled into one, you’d have a letter-pressed, tonal, minimalist infographic poster in Helvetica about Nike’s new artisanal branding campaign, with some hand-lettered details thrown in. Fortunately, these eight …

Graphic Design

This Powerful Secret Will Make You Happier at Work

Shifting your mindset can make a huge difference in your happiness and ultimate success<p>We all want to be happier and more successful at work and yet, on many days, those things seem completely out of reach. In the rare moments between meetings or during the long commute back in forth, we ask …

Happiness

One of England's Greatest Poets Talks Mysticism, Spirituality, and Salvation

Aidan Dun tells us about meeting Arthur Rimbaud in a vision and finding inspiration in King's Cross.<p>These days, England doesn't much care for its poets, tending to prefer them safely dead and serviceable as colorful subjects for the heritage industry. The one I'm meeting lives more or less in …

Literature

Within Your Mind, Is There a Super Mind? Renowned Scientist Says Yes

<b>Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal</b><p>At a time when people everywhere are embracing yoga, meditation and self-development, Dr. Norman Rosenthal's new book, "Super Mind," comes as a welcome guide--not only for the seeker but anyone wishing to achieve peak performance. Dr. Rosenthal, a former 20-year …

Meditation

Elizabeth Alexander on Writing, the Ethic of Love, Language as a Vehicle for the Self, and the Inherent Poetry of Personhood

“You have to tell your own story simultaneously as you hear and respond to the stories of others.”<p><i>“You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you,”</i> James Baldwin observed in his terrific forgotten conversation with Margaret Mead. <i>“If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in</i> …

There is no way to break compositional rules, only move to more advanced rules

Of course it follows the rule of thirds, It has to to be a good photo, right? I am not sure. You can always “break the rules”, to make a good photo, …

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

Big Data

These Fancy Pens Are Perfect for Design Nerds

Pssst. Wanna know something? Chances are you’re writing things down—like, by hand!—more than you even realize. Consider ponying up for a step-up pen. Especially if you enjoy owning dope stuff.<p>Think back to the last time you used a pen. Go ahead. I'll wait. It might’ve been when you picked up the …

Paperless Office

Building a Vertical Timeline With CSS and a Touch of JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a responsive vertical timeline from scratch. First, we’ll create the basic structure with minimal markup …

Web Design
Hinduism

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

Meditation

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Pew Research Center

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Mindfulness

The Top Six Indications You Need A New User Experience Expert

<b>1. There's an unbalanced focus on the "shiny" and not the finished product</b><p>Let's face it, the days of hordes of web professionals walking in with …

Watch This Artist Create Beautiful Calligraphy Using Different Pens And Techniques

Designer, calligrapher and stationery enthusiast King Blotto III creates short videos of beautiful calligraphy that are an absolute delight to watch. …

Calligraphy

Seaside Home Uses Japanese Design to Foster Grandiose Space from 538 Square Feet

Nestled within the treetops on the New Zealand coastline sits the <i>Island Bay House</i>, a small dwelling that features incredible interior beauty beyond its unassuming corrugated metal exterior. Andrew Simpson of WireDog Architecture designed the structure using Japanese-inspired principles, which gives …

Architecture

Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs

How Bruce Springsteen and Margaret Thatcher — plus a little revenge and guilt — inspired some of Costello's greatest work<p>"I was asked to write an …

How to create the perfect responsive design

Perfection.<p>The very word brings to mind ideas of the unattainable and absolute. Infinity, parallel lines, the final numeral in pi, and of course: a responsive design that displays attractively across every imaginable platform.<p><i>Photo credit:</i> <i>UXPin</i><p>Design perfection is obviously an abstraction. If there …

Life Below 600px | Paddy Donnelly

Some people would have you believe that you aren't reading this.<p>Why?<p>Because it's not 'above the fold'.<p>Above the fold - a graphic design concept that …

Visual Design

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

20 Must-Know Typography Tools, Frameworks & Libraries for Web Designers

Typography is indeed one of the most crucial components of every good web design. As a novice or professional web designer, knowing about the best …

Typography