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The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifestothat outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

UX Design

6 Traits Of Great Design Leaders

Being a good designer is only a start.<p>Countless companies advertise their design bona fides. Fewer live it. As the business world shifts focus from engineering and marketing to design and user experience, design leaders play an increasingly crucial role in shaping their companies’ future. But what …

Obama tells tech community to solve encryption problem now or pay later

'It will become sloppy and rushed'<p>President Barack Obama called on the tech community to build a safe encryption key to assist in law enforcement investigations, saying that if it failed, it could one day face a more draconian solution passed by a Congress that is less sympathetic to its worldview. …

We Tried The 'Food Of The Future.' We Don't Want To Live There.

'Drinkable supermeal' Ambronite is apparently popular -- but will it catch on?<p>About three years ago, entrepreneur and “serial optimist” Simo Suoheimo got together with a group of friends with a goal in mind.<p>All of them were passionate about food and all of them wanted to create a new form of …

Nutrition

The Best Latke Recipe. Ever. Thank You, Julia Child.

<i>Julie Child's potato galette. Photo by Renee Comet for Fig Tree & Vine.</i><p>I've been collecting latke recipes for many years. Most of those described as "traditional" require numerous ingredients -- onions, eggs, flour etc. -- and impose complicated tasks on the cook: potatoes must be grated, then …

Does the New Archie Look Like Justin Bieber?

A modernized version of America’s beloved teen debuts at Comic Con.<p>Archie Andrews, a comic book classic, has had a major makeover.<p>Andrews, who was created in 1941 and was widely known as “America’s Typical Teenager” since his inception, has had changes made to reflect just that. Gone are the …

Comics

How to Organize Your Writing Desk [Cheat Sheet]

<b>Are you a blogger or traditional writer?</b> Most successful writers will tell you that the environment can make or break a good story. It’s essential to …

Students who withdrew in protest from USC art program get show at Park View gallery

The class of graduate students who withdrew in protest from<p>USC's Roski School of Art and Design two months ago may have left the university, but that doesn't mean they've abandoned the world of art.<p>A new show that opened Friday night at Park View gallery near MacArthur Park brings together a range …

Art

10 Content Writing Tools: Ninja Guide to Content Creation

Great writers don’t rely solely upon their talent. They are characterized by discipline and great focus. If you lack these fundamental skills, your …

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for the Modern World review – designed to diminish

The art of Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) needs no introduction – or so you might think. Standing stones, carved totems, hollows, holes and polished eggs, white marble ovoids, their scooped-out interiors sometimes strung like musical instruments: these are so ubiquitous as to be almost a cliche of …

Art

Weiwei Wang's portable kit provides utensils for making fresh tofu

<b>Milan 2015:</b> specially adapted cooking implements, hand-woven baskets and ceramic bowls slot into this wooden and metal box, created by Chinese …

Bringing Emotion To B2B Content Marketing

More than anything, B2B marketers want to be taken seriously. They want to appear smart in front of their audiences – whether that’s clients or …

Marketing

Your Content Marketing Strategy Needs LinkedIn

We all know distributing your content is essential as part of your content marketing strategy, yet it’s often the part that gets a little neglected – …

Toni Morrison: ‘I’m writing for black people … I don’t have to apologise’

As her latest book God Help the Child is published, the Nobel prizewinner talks about the danger of beauty, supporting Hillary and earning the right to say ‘Shut up’<p>Of all the mantles that have been foisted on Toni Morrison’s shoulders, the heaviest has to be “the conscience of America”. It’s both …

Literature

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

Creative Writing

The Dreadful Inconvenience of Salad - The Atlantic

At a drab community center on Chicago’s West side, there’s a room where families sit around idly. Unemployment is high here, and so is crime: Last month, East Garfield Park was ranked the seventh most violent out of 77 Chicago neighborhoods. The center offers everything from domestic-violence help, …

José Andrés's Beefsteak Explodes Onto the Fast-Casual Scene

Chef <b>José Andrés</b> seems stunned. "It's 3:30," he marvels as he walks into his latest restaurant. "And we still have a line." Last week, Andrés finally opened the doors to his much-anticipated fast-casual concept <b>Beefsteak</b>, serving more than 680 people at its location at Washington, DC's George …

Self-publishing lets women break book industry's glass ceiling, survey finds

If a woman writing fiction needs “money and a room of her own”, as Virginia Woolf suggested, writers at the beginning of the 21st century should perhaps insist the room comes with an internet connection, after a new study has found that the proportion of self-published bestsellers written by women …

Writing

Creative People Say No

A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting …

7 Sensational Tips for Editing Your Own Writing

Imagine this familiar scenario: you’ve written your last line and throw your hands in the air. You’re done! A moment of euphoria and relief washes …

Writing

What Authors Can Learn From TV Writers

I started writing for TV thirteen years ago, and in that time I've worked on five different shows and been a part of nearly three hundred scripts. I started writing my first novel, Pretty Ugly (available March 31st), seven and a half years ago, and in that time I've written one novel. Half of my …

Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish

The road to publication is often paved with rejection, says myfirstbookdeal.com blogger Caroline Madden, where she interviews authors such as Donal …

Outlining A Story: When Advice Differs

Advice to writers is a funny thing (I’ve had my share of taking and giving) and when I have the opportunity (hubris?) to offer my opinions, I try to …