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Millennials Think Globally, and Other Lessons from the World Cup

Whether you're a sports-inclined brand or not, there's a lot to be learned from World Cup '14. There's a lot that could be said about the game and …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

15 Sports Apps You Never Knew You Needed

We live in a very mobile world these days, with everyone checking their Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook apps seemingly every hour to try and stay current.<p>While these apps are helpful to keep us engaged in what's going on around the globe, they're often missing something—sports.<p>Thankfully, though, …

Waaaaay Wireless

Simply called <i>Circle</i>, this minimalistic charger/speaker combo combines the best in Bluetooth and Qi technology to form the ultimate wireless docking …

Dayton Students Flood Campus Streets to Celebrate Sweet 16 Victory

Cinderella is still dancing.<p>The Dayton Flyers are going to their first Elite Eight since 1984, so the students on campus are making sure they cherish the moment.<p>No. 11 Dayton pulled out a convincing 82-72 victory over No. 10 Stanford in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 27. The Flyers' big win set …

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A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

Who Rules The Second Screen, Facebook Or Twitter?

Twitter’s user growth in the last couple quarters may have been less than stellar, but one place the social messenging service hasn’t disappointed is its hold on television viewers. Twitter executives see the so-called second screen experience not just as a lure for users but as an entrée into the …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

The Jamaican Bobsled Team Has Officially Raised The Money To Go To Sochi

The team will compete in the two-man event at the Winter Olympics after the Jamaican Olympic Association announced that it will pay all travel costs for the team. But the team still welcomes contributions on crowdfunding sites.<p>The Jamaican bobsled team is going to Sochi — with the help from the …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

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Street Portrait

Street Portrait<p><i>Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore. May 2013</i>

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Creativity Picks the Best Ads of 2013: Citibikes, Dove and IBM

<i>For the past 10 days, Creativity has been counting down 2013's best moves in brand creativity. Start your year off right with our top picks.</i><p><b>No. 1 in</b> …

100 Year Old Negatives Found In The Antarctic

A group of conservators restoring one of the century old supply depots established by Robert Falcon Scott during his expedition to the South Pole …

Mühle Shaving Culture - Ape to Gentleman

If you’ve landed on this page, then we highly recommend taking a few minutes to watch this stunning cinematic portrait of the traditional Saxon …

Newcastle's Latest Beer Promotion Racked Up 67 Noise Complaints

Beer companies often promote their products with images of partying and a safety message like "Please Drink Responsibly" tacked on. Maybe they include a scene of a designated driver taking his drunk buddies home. It often comes off as forced.<p>That's why Newcastle deserves credit for finding a way to …

29 Amazing Historical Photos Seen in Color

It’s almost like time-travel. Photos from the past have the ability to offer a glimpse of what life was like in another time, another place. …

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Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Craze for coveted craft brews creates black market

<b>MONTPELIER, Vt.</b> — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can't find them in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet.<p>As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market has bloomed in which some opportunists are selling for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers …

Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …