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Video: Decoding the secret language of a city’s street signs, numbers, and letters

A city reveals its secrets to those on foot. In this fascinating video, Alexander Tochilovsky, an adjunct professor of design and typography at The Cooper Union School of Art, shows Quartz how these oft-overlooked signs and markings can reveal layers of stories about a city’s past.<p>A trained graphic …

Typography

App watch: Carrot Rewards

Image: Carrot Rewards<p>Canadians love their rewards programs and loyalty points, which can be redeemed for everything from movie passes to airline …

Love, Lunacy, and a Life Fully Lived: Oliver Sacks, the Science of Seeing, and the Art of Being Seen

A touching celebration of the “intense sense of love, death, and transience, inseparably mixed.”<p><i>“I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts,”</i> visionary neurologist <b>Oliver Sacks</b> wrote in his poignant, …

Literature

Pixar in a Box Teaches the Basics of How Pixar Gets Things Done

Khan Academy and Pixar have launched Pixar in a Box, a new course meant to teach kids the practical uses for all the stuff they’re learning in school …

Animation

Your Job As a Founder Is to Create Believers

Before we launched HelloSign, I remember showing HelloFax to a family member. This person was normally supportive, but he took a glance and walked …

Four-day school week can improve academic performance, study finds

Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to …

Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks

<b>Dr. Brené Brown</b> (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk,</i> …

The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work

Recently, we found ourselves in motivational seminars at our respective places of employment. Both events preached the gospel of happiness. In one, a speaker explained that happiness could make you healthier, kinder, more productive, and even more likely to get promoted.<p>The other seminar involved …

Happiness

10 Ways to Create an Irresistibly Great Workplace

When you have the right workplace attributes, hiring and retention become much easier prospects, and people are free to do great things.<p>People come to the workplace with different motivations, different personalities, different stories, different abilities. The right kind of workplace makes it …

The Workplace

Canadian group wins dot-eco rights

Canada may be an environmental laggard on the global stage these days, but on the Internet it’s poised to become an eco-powerhouse.<p>The Internet …