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The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch as an Online Interactive Adventure

Surely you've seen Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, the famous triptych oil painting from the late 15th century.<p>But do you know the …

Artists

The Developed Countries Where Teachers Spend The Most Hours In The Classroom [Infographic]

The OECD has just released the latest edition of its “Education at a Glance” report, offering a broad statistical analysis of the education system in the organization’s member states. One interesting aspect of the report is the amount of time teachers actually spend “hands-on” in the classroom …

The Crazy Amount America Spends On Higher Education, In One Chart

As college students head back to campus for the new academic year, high tuition levels will doubtless be on everyone’s mind. The rising price of college has led progressives to call for a more European-style higher education system, where the government picks up a bigger share of the bill for …

Food & Dining

10 books you need to read that will change your world view

There’s no denying the value of a good book. From informational to entertaining, eye-opening to jaw-dropping, and everything in between, books have …

Global Policy

Is Education a Fundamental Right?

The history of an obscure Supreme Court ruling sheds light on the ongoing debate over schooling and immigration.<p>Before sunrise on a morning just after Labor Day, 1977, Humberto and Jackeline Alvarez, Felix Hernandez, Rosario and Jose Robles, and Lidia and Jose Lopez huddled together in the basement …

Education

nine individual blocks compose the black concrete bruma house in mexico nine individual blocks compose the black concrete bruma house in mexico

<b>mexican architects fernanda canales and claudia rodríguez have collaborated on casa bruma, a house that combines nine black-concrete blocks built</b> …

Dining Rooms

I visited one of the world's most beautiful bookstores, which is over 100 years old and a rumored inspiration behind Harry Potter — and despite the sea of tourists, I'd tell anyone to go

The Livraria Lello bookstore in Porto, Portugal, is one of the world's oldest bookstores and frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.<p>An age-old coastal city in northwestern Portugal with cobblestone streets and a historic medieval center, Porto is one of the country's …

Harry Potter

When Presenting, Speak Slowly and Use Simple Words

You might have a great idea or exciting results to share, but if you don’t deliver your message with confidence, it will fall flat. To look confident when you’re speaking to an audience, pace your talking speed. Speak a little slower than you think you need to. Pay particular attention to speed if …

Living Rooms

Most Frequently Used Typefaces Of 700+ Brands, According To New Study

Image via Icons8<br>Do brands get “edgy” when it comes to making font choices? Further, is there a difference between typefaces people like and typefaces …

In the studio with Alice Bowsher, illustrator for Everyday Adventures

Alice painting with ink in her studio © Alice Bowsher<p>Our latest title, <i>Everyday Adventures</i>, contains a series of fun challenges and activities to try in your hometown such as a zero budget day out and following your senses. We chatted with the illustrator Alice Bowsher on how she created the fun, …

10 things you should know before becoming a designer

Thinking about a career in design? Then there's some stuff you should probably know before you make that choice. You know, the things they don't …

Pablo Picasso

10 Reasons to Visit Bogotá Now

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Here’s how to make the most of a trip to Colombia's capital city.<p>Colombia’s crime rate has hit a four-decade low, the government made peace with FARC rebels, and tourism has doubled in the last 10 years. The country is finally becoming the major destination it deserves to be. …

Garden walks are free at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna’s top tourist destination

Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy and royal family for over 300 years. The present day palace has been a …

Royal Family

Use Design Thinking to Put Yourself in Your Customers' Shoes

How well do you put yourself in your customer’s shoes? Year in and year out, “innovation” ranks as one of the top corporate agenda items across all …

9 places in America you have to see in your lifetime

Americans are starting to take more vacations, but you don't need to go far or even have a passport to see amazing things. From natural attractions …

Why the classrooms must go digital and how

There’s a talk by an eminent international professor at your university and you are excited to attend. But your campus is spread out over a few …

Professor finds dozens of hidden penises on ancient tapestry

A history professor has found 93 penises hidden in the Bayeux Tapestry.<p>The 11th-century artifact, which depicts the Norman Conquest of 1066 when King …

How punk rock changed the course of design history

Punk, and its associated subcultures, revolutionized design practice. A slew of new shows and books reckons with its impact.<p>Do you remember the first zine someone put in your hands?<p>If you lived through punk’s heydey, or any of the subcultures that reverberated down from its birth to echo into the …

Printing War

Humans have written about war and warfare since writing was invented. One of the best known from antiquity is Flavius Vegetius’ late fourth-century, …

Typography

Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design management is a complex field; it doesn’t relate to a single design discipline and the exact responsibilities attached to a design manager …

The Importance of Educating Educators

I recently returned from my yearly trek to ISTE, one of the largest education technology conferences to be held annually. This year better than 22 …

Coffee is good for you, more science shows

Health news<p>Even the heaviest coffee drinkers are less likely to die early than people who don’t drink coffee, new research finds.<p>It’s another piece of good news for coffee lovers, and it gets even better. It doesn’t matter what kind of coffee people drink — that includes decaf and instant coffee. …

High Blood Pressure

SPY Guide: How To Make Turkish Coffee

<b>* A great coffee filled with robust taste, body and aroma</b> <b><br>* A centuries-old process that still tastes amazing today</b> <b><br>* Save money and make Turkish</b> …

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Design

"To personalize an experience in the context of the moment--to understand what makes a customer human--Reinventors don't just plumb lots of data, though they do that well. They're design thinkers. They approach problems with a sense of empathy for their customers, which helps them explore and …

Design

Context-based learning for Inhibition of alternative conceptions: the next step forward in science education

1.<p>Fadda, M., Depping, M. K. & Schulz, P. J. Addressing issues of vaccination literacy and psychological empowerment in the measles-mumps-rubella …

The Snares And Delusions Of Education Research

“You need to be aware of this! You need to use this,” teachers are told. “It’s science!” And yet the scientific whiz-bangery often turns out to be a snare and a delusion.<p>This month, another one bit the dust. Newly-released archive materials have made it clear that the famous Stanford Prison …

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

The Ultimate Infographic Design Guide (for Content Marketers)

<i>In this social media age, the power of visual content is becoming impossible to ignore.</i>By Midori NedigerContent marketers, especially those trying to …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

New study says coffee is good for you, and you should be drinking four cups per day

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages the world over but, like so many things that humans love, there’s always been a question over whether or …