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100 Ideas That Changed Film

When a small handful of enthusiasts gathered at the first cinema show at the Grand Cafe in Paris on December 27, 1895, to celebrate early experimental film, they didn’t know that over the next century, their fringe fascination would carve its place in history as the “seventh art.” But how, exactly, …

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician <b>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b> (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832), who in 1810 …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

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Moving sculptures: Previewing Art of the Automobile

The plutocrats have taken roost on Manhattan Island.<p>Following a week in which the highest auction prices ever paid for works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons were logged in New York, Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have convened a glinting, glamorous sale on the far east side of Manhattan.<p>Art …

Infographic: The Two States Everyone’s Fleeing From

7.1 million Americans moved to a different state in 2012. So where did they all go?<p>It’s like a big game of musical chairs. In any given year, 7.1 million U.S. citizens move from state to state, as if they’re trading one life for another.<p>A new infographic by data journalist Chris Walker traces these …

Articles about 7 comfy cozy bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>When couples are in love, it does show everywhere! But the bedroom is perhaps the place where it is expressed the most.<p>The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your …

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7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

15 Brands Rocking Tumblr

Brands Rocking Tumblr<p>1. Calvin Klein<p>2. Disney<p>3. GQ<p>4. Lexus<p>5. Adidas<p>6. Ann Taylor<p>7. The Daily Beast<p>8. Coca-Cola<p>9. Comedy Central<p>10. Whole Foods<p>11. …

How One Company Built a Brand to Make You Crave Salad

As students at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 2007, three sons from entrepreneurial families identified a problem: there was no healthy …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

5 New Awesome Features Twitter Would be Crazy Not to Add

Twitter went public last week. As Twitter stock fluctuates, the company will try to find new revenue streams to justify its hefty $22 billion market …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught …

How Do Skyscrapers Keep Getting Taller?

Taking a good photo is harder than you think. After all, there’s a reason your latest camera phone snap hasn’t landed in any museum yet. Take your …

7 Lessons Every Startup Should Know

HELSINKI — If you grab a drink with a startup founder, you'll likely hear a few shared stories, both good and ugly, about lessons learned along the …

How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

We’ve seen the many ways in which our memory can be our merciless traitor: it is not a recording device but a practitioner of creative plagiarism, a terrible timekeeper, and the bent backbone in the anatomy of lying. How, then, can this essential human faculty become our ally?<p>In <b>The Art of Doing:</b> …

Don’t Start a Company with Your Business School Pals

If you’re thinking about co-founding a company with your B-school buddy, break it off right now.<p>This is the “Cool Kids Start Companies” syndrome. But for every Warby Parker or Rent the Runway, there are hundreds more that quietly combust in the background without fanfare or notice. And as I’ve …

Want to Understand How China is Doing? Don't Look at GDP

Why the classic benchmark statistic is unsuitable to describing the world's second-largest economy.<p><b>China's official GDP numbers may not be very accurate</b><p>Interpreting what China's GDP numbers mean is difficult enough in the best of times—but what if the numbers themselves aren't reliable? Although …

Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

The Potential And Pitfalls Of Twitter’s Mobile Business

Twitter has millions of monthly users, growing revenue, brand awareness, a propensity for breaking news, and data ripe for mining. Adding to this, Twitter’s main feed allows advertisers and media outlets to grab users’ eyeballs in a time when so many are looking away from the big screens in their …

Rise of the prosumer analyst: How mobile is driving a new brand of business analysis

Today, it seems natural for, say, an iOS (s AAPL) developer to follow Apple’s company affairs — changes to the executive team, the number of …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Gold Is Rallying And Japan Is Falling

The uncertainty created by a possible air strike in Syria is doing that thing to global markets where assets that thrive on nervousness do well and stocks go down.<p>US markets fell (after being up early in the day) and now Japan is down as well.<p>Here's the Nikkei:<p>Meanwhile, gold is at a 1-month high.

Economy recovering, but pay stuck in the doldrums

You're going to have to be patient. Very patient.<p>The wage "stagnation" workers are experiencing even as the economy and job numbers continue to improve is going to last considerably longer than expected, according to economists at the <b>Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco</b>.<p>That wage increases come to …

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