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A Story of a Young Romance, a Bowl of Bar Peanuts, and a Plastic Bottle of Whiskey

Author Rumaan Alam remembers a trip to Dhaka, where it isn’t easy to find a drink, unless you come prepared.<p>Early in a relationship, a weekend away can be fatal. So it seems like lunacy that a month after I met David, we planned a trip together to Argentina. From there, travel became a big part of …

Duty-free

5 Meal Prep Strategies From a Guy Who Does It For a Living

Get your oven mitts ready because these meal prep tips are on fire.<p>There are many ways to be a chef these days besides working at a restaurant. You can serve the every whim of hedge fund billionaires and pop queens. You can travel the world apprenticing with groundbreaking chefs and yoda-like …

Cooking

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Richard Thaler Wants Entrepreneurs and Fitness Buffs to Know This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Feel like you don't make the best decisions when it comes to your finances? There may be Nobel Prize-winning research to help you understand why.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to Richard H. Thaler recently, for his work in "understand[ing] the psychology of economics," according to …

Economics

Best sleep gadgets

According to a recent study by the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans are affected by poor or insufficient sleep. Needless to say, …

Since Your Brain Constantly Compares You With Everyone Else, Try This

Social comparisons sometimes make us feel better and sometimes don’t. Here’s how to use that tendency to actually get better.<p>Your brain is a comparison engine. In every new situation, it automatically rifles through your memory of every other situation you’ve encountered in the past. It swiftly …

Disorganized techies will love this device

The 'Side Winder' is designed to keep your bulky and fragile 'MacBook' charger from fraying. It could also help to keep your electronics more …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Review: reMarkable Paper Tablet

When I was growing up, you simply weren’t a cool kid unless you had a Trapper Keeper. As the binder of the youths, the Trapper Keeper had folders …

Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive

On the surface it’s about getting your daily work done, but on a deeper level it’s about re-framing who you are really working for.<p>It’s obvious that some employees perform at higher levels than others—but why? David Maxfield, vice president of research for the leadership-training firm VitalSmarts, …

Time Management

Light-filled home for book lovers and their cute cats is built of recycled materials

If you’re a bibliophile who loves cats, prepare to swoon over this light-filled row home in New York City. Barker Freeman Design Office (BFDO …

Game Creation Magic Is More Science Than Smoke and Mirrors

People who play and enjoy games were shocked to learn this month that the fabricated realities of their play spaces aren't always completely honest …

Game Design

9 Newsletters To Make You Smarter

Get a regular dose of insight and inspiration delivered directly to your email inbox.<p>1. Redef, The melding Of Media, Tech, And Pop Culture<p>Jason Hirschhorn, a former Viacom and Slingbox executive, is your smart friend who shares must-see articles, videos, and podcasts that illuminate the changes …

4 Innovation Mistakes That You Really Need To Avoid | Inc.com

One of the things that startup guru Steve Blank likes to say is that no business plan survives first contact with a customer. What he means that every idea is wrong. Sometimes it's off by a little and sometimes it's off by a lot, but it's always wrong and the sooner we find its flaws the sooner we …

Innovation

Destiny 2 Guide: Best Ways To Spend All That Glimmer

If you're working your way through Destiny 2's endgame or are approaching that point, you'll more than likely find yourself with an abundance of the game's most common in-game currency, Glimmer). While it is somewhat valuable during the beginning of your adventure for purchasing more powerful gear …

Destiny 2

Want to be happier? First, work out if you’re an ‘upholder’ or a ‘rebel’

In the often-woolly world of personal development, Gretchen Rubin is a practical and grounded sort. She doesn’t even – shock – like meditation. Rubin has spent the past decade researching and writing about happiness. A former lawyer, it was her fifth book, The Happiness Project written in 2009 – …

Happiness

The Most Important Design Of 2017

By creating the Pro Hijab, Nike sends an important message about inclusion and encourages a generation of Muslim girls to think of themselves as athletes.<p><i>Nike’s Pro Hijab won General Excellence in the 2017 Innovation By Design Awards,</i> Fast Company<i>‘s annual celebration of the best ideas in design.</i> …

Don’t “Validate” Designs; Test Them

<b>Summary:</b> The phrase “validate the design” discourages teams from finding and following up on UX issues in user testing. UX research must drive design …

UX Design

Here Are The Best Design Ideas Of 2017

<i>Fast Company</i> celebrates the best in design, from products to spaces, with the annual Innovation by Design awards. Here are the winners of all 13 categories.FS

Here’s What Happened To My To-Do List When I Embraced Procrastination

Surprisingly, it didn’t balloon out of control.<p>Forget everything you’ve heard: Not only is procrastination totally normal, knowing how and when to procrastinate can actually make you more productive than trying to fight it. Here’s what I’ve learned by embracing procrastination.<p>You’re Always …

Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards

<i>Updated 2/12/18: We’re now accepting entries to the 2018 Innovation By Design Awards. Enter today!</i><p>We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Innovation By Design Awards. Innovation By Design, now in its sixth year, celebrates the best design ideas in business and, in doing so, aims to …

A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

The ever-expanding field of Artificial Intelligence stands upon the precipice of a mainstream breakthrough. Whether AI-enhanced smartphones whip up the public frenzy or driverless cars get there first, it’s clear that we’re officially in the AI era.<p>Naysayers will point out AI isn’t new; researchers …

Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

Instead of fixating on a fight between capitalism and socialism, imagine innovating a future economy that transcends old binaries.<p><i>This story reflects the views of these authors, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>These are fast-changing times. Old certainties are collapsing …

Globalization

What is ‘stack’ and why should you care?

Stack is one of those words you’d probably never use in a conversation – “How’s your stack treating you these days, John?” – but once you start noticing, it’s everywhere. Examples range from companies looking for “full stack developers” to startups sharing their “marketing stacks” online. The …

Winding Tree is the new kid on the blockchain set on disrupting Airbnb and Expedia

Bitcoin and Ethereum may be the stars of the cryptocurrency story, but the real hero is the technology behind them: blockchain. Platforms like Winding Tree, which is operated by a non-profit out of Switzerland, are using the blockchain to disrupt industries.<p>Essentially there are two ways that …

Blockchain

The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.<p>In 2013, Rae, founder of …

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

This Designer Built A Secret Studio That Hangs Beneath An Underpass

Fernando Abellanas transformed the underside of a concrete bridge in Valencia into a hidden workspace.<p>Cities contain miles and miles of elevated infrastructure: bridges, elevated train tracks, swooping highway ramps. They support thousands of commuters, tourists, and others traveling through the …