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Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …

National Parks

Here's the One Way to Finally Win the Fight Against Procrastination

You only need to commit to one thing to end procrastination forever.<p>There are so many tips and tricks out there to increase productivity and decrease procrastination.<p>Take short breaks, make lists...<p>Remove distractions, prioritize...<p>Drink less coffee, drink more coffee...<p>You've heard them all …

Procrastination

One Chat - All in one Messenger 1.0.0 (Mac OS X)

<b>One Chat - All in one Messenger 1.0.0</b><p>One Chat combines chat and messaging services into one simple Mac application.<br>WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, …

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Fitness

8 habits of awesome UX designers

One of the fables that floats around UX teams is that of the US space program and its quest for a pen that could be used in anti-gravity.<p>They reportedly spent million dollars developing a high-tech writing utensil with ink that remained solid until the flow of writing and a pressurized chamber that …

Ideo’s CEO On How To Lead An Organization Creatively

Creative leadership is the only way for businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change, Tim Brown argues. Here’s how to master it.<p>It comes as no surprise that Tim Brown, CEO of the design consultancy Ideo, believes that all organizations should be run creatively. This philosophy has brought Ideo …

Design

UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

It can be hard for designers to take a step back and look at an app or website through users’ eyes. Here’s where to start.<p>After any amount of time in the design industry, you’ll most certainly hear someone refer to users as “dumb.” People talk about having to “dumb down” interfaces, design for “the …

UX Design

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

40 of the best inspirational and motivational talks for creatives

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration. But without that all-important 10%, there’d be nothing to sweat over.<p>Regularly topping up the …

Steven Spielberg

Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Web Development

May's 10 best new web design tools

Researching what's been done before is often the best way to work out how to achieve things in your own projects. This month there are two UI flow …

3 Ways to Be More Emotionally Intelligent at Work

Creating more emotionally astute, mutually satisfying work interactions is something that benefits everyone. There are a few things everyone can do …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Lose Weight Overnight | Men's Health

<b>1. Lift weights at night.</b><p>After work, head straight from your desk to the dumbbell rack and you can boost your metabolic rate for 16 hours, according to the <i>International Journal of Sport Nutrition</i>.<p><b>2. Upgrade your protein shake.</b><p>Feed your hungry muscles by trading whey for casein in your post-workout …

Don’t design for mobile, design for mobility

Just when we were starting to get used to the tools, frameworks and methodologies needed to design good mobile apps, we find the device landscape is …

Web Design

How to create a user experience flow chart (UX Flow Chart)

LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Reddit GooglePlus<p>Will Little<p>March 18, 2013<p>Next up in our web and mobile development tutorial series, here we'll examine the …

The illusion of life

Four UX Design Techniques to Encourage User Engagement

Encouraging users to stay on and use a website doesn’t always involve slimmer code or prettier graphics. Some of the simplest layouts like Reddit …

Instinct Isn’t Enough: Great Design Demands Data

Data-informed design, not data-driven design, is key for delivering top-notch products, argues Robert Hoekman Jr.<p>Executives live by the idea that data will help them understand, and predict, and plan. Data will help them see how decisions map to outcomes, and how outcomes can be influenced by this …

Die Hard

This person's bot tweets complaints about internet speed

A Reddit user became so frustrated with paying Comcast for 150 mbps internet but not receiving the prescribed speed, so set up a bot using a Raspberry Pi to tweets complaints at the ISP.<p>The bot constantly performs speed tests to check if the internet is up to scratch, and if it drops below 50mbps …

26 Weight-Loss Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Get the scoop on the diet strategies that really work and keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

The Secret to a Tender (Not Tough) London Broil

Make London broil you actually want to eat (not one that you want to bury in the backyard).<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Rhonda Perrett confesses majorly overcooking a London broil to</i> …

Six of our favorite data visualization tools

<b>These six data visualization tools can present your bundles of information in an easy and people-friendly format.</b><p>Even the most junior of marketers …

Data Visualization

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better At Your Job

Project management, managing personalities, patience: There are a lot of ways parenting prepares you to succeed at work.<p>Talk to any entrepreneur or business leader and they’ll often admit that their company is their “baby.” They brought it to life, spent time raising it, and are emotionally …

Parenting