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Move Your Analytics Operation from Artisanal to Autonomous

Many organizations today are wondering how to get into machine learning, and what it means for their existing analytics operation.<p>There are many different types of machine learning, and a variety of definitions of the term. I view machine learning as any data-driven approach to explanations, …

Power of psychedelic drugs to lift mental distress shown in trials

In 1970 US authorities said drugs like LSD had no medical use, but two tests may just have proven that wrong<p>When Aldous Huxley was dying in 1963, he asked his wife to inject him with LSD, and he passed away, she wrote afterwards, without any of the pain and distress that cancer can cause in the …

Psychedelic Drugs

Pinterest’s Subtle New Headquarters Are The Opposite Of A Typical Tech Office

Here’s what happens when your cofounder trained as an architect.<p>Before Evan Sharp cofounded Pinterest in 2010, he was an architecture student at Columbia University. So in 2014, when it came time to build a new headquarters for the growing company of about 400 employees, the choice of an architect …

Rylsee – Hand-Drawn Type Compositions

Handmade illustrations and typographic art by Rylsee.<p>Cyril Vouilloz better known as Rylsee is a visual artist, illustrator, and lettering geek …

Creative Work

Stars of the spoken word: Meet the audiobook narrators who are quietly saving book publishing

<b>(Kzenon via Shutterstock)</b><p>A group of artistically minded actors have made audiobooks one of the publishing world’s rare success stories<p>Scott Timberg<p>October 9, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Even in these cynical, ruthlessly pragmatic days, where art has become “content” and many have lost faith in the ability of …

Books

15 Great Businesses You Can Start While Keeping Your Day Job

Updated April 18, 2018<p>According to a Pew Research Center study, self-employed Americans, of which there were 14.6 million in 2014, accounted for 10 …

3 Ways to Create Extraordinary Content

Every minute of every day our world is flooded with a new wave of content. In the latest version of its popular infographic, Domo provides a glimpse …

Social Media Underperforms At Rio Olympics

Despite a major shift to live-streaming, Facebook and its social media rivals appear to be underperforming at the Rio Olympics.<p>Indeed, only 33% of …

Brooks Institute Closes After 70 Years of Photo Education

There’s big news that’s making waves in the world of photography education: the well-known photo school Brooks Institute has announced that it will …

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MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

Sign me up<p>A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC.<p>The technology, which is described on MIT's website …

These new Instagram rules mean your favorite celebrities’ posts are about to change

Even the savviest consumers can sometimes get fooled by all the brand new marketing strategies, but these new Instagram rules are about to help us …

Social Media

Writers use social media to help develop brand

Dorit Sasson wanted to build a social-media presence to promote her first book. But the Squirrel Hill resident didn't want to merely post information …

Why Snapchat should be very worried about Facebook's latest move

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app just launched Stories, a new feature that looks almost exactly like Snapchat's Stories product. Both let users post photos and videos to a timeline that disappears in 24 hours.<p>Although it's easy to make fun of Instagram's copycat move, it could have some serious …

Photo Sharing

Here’s Why NBC Believes Viewers Are So Frustrated With Olympics Ads

While 28 percent fewer people tuned into NBC's Rio Olympics opening ceremony than London's Summer Games four years ago, some of those who did watch …

What Anime Architecture Teaches Us About the Future of Cities

The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the architecture of anime.<p>Within the world of animation and the subculture of anime, <i>Akira</i> and <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> stand apart as iconic and highly influential. Released in the late 1980s, both animated films featured dystopian …

This Designer Shows You How to Build a Brand the World Wants to See

When you’re in the early stages of building a personal brand, it’s easy get overwhelmed comparing yourself to mega brands that make it look so easy. But aspiring creatives, listen up: Building a successful brand is all about staying true to who you are and what makes you unique. Here to teach you …

Marketing

Top 74 Data Visualization Software in 2018

Data visualization software communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics. Visualization …

Winning the Primary Election:With Data Visualization

June 30, 2016Election season offers UX designers lessons and inspiration for helping users understand and explore data.In addition to following your …

The Ultimate Ad Dimension Cheat Sheet for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Social Networks [Infographic]

Learn the correct photo & image dimensions for advertising on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for both desktop and mobile devices.

Mobile Devices

9 Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Use for Creative Problem Solving

On the surface, entrepreneurship seems like a left-brained activity. You have to be familiar with business concepts, raw logic, objectivity, and analysis if you want to survive in the hyper-competitive entrepreneurial world. But at the same time, there's a lot of creativity demanded of …

Viktor Hertz Rebrands Famous Companies With 'Honest Logos'

Viktor Hertz takes “truth in advertising” to new, darkly-humorous territory with Honest Logos – snarky rebrands of the world’s most famous corporate …

Burger King

Ikea’s New Bike Is Designed To Take On Cars—And, Yes, It Packs Flat In A Box

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>When Ikea started working on the Sladda, a new $800 bike that will launch in stores later this year, they weren’t …

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Teased in trailers last month, Google has finally posted the full video of its epic 360-degree short monster movie <i>Help</i> on YouTube.<p>Directed by Justin …

Virtual Reality

This Brand’s Amazing New Logo Responds to Voice and Looks Different to Each Person

Brands talk endlessly about attention to individual customers. But Brazilian telecom company Oi has extended that idea to its very logo—a …

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Designers

By Kristin Skinner<p><i>Are there common personality traits among designers that should shape the way they’re managed? Design managers naturally think</i> …

MUJI Launches Minimalist Prefab Homes

Thanks to minimalist all-stars MUJI, a weekend getaway home might not be too far of a stretch. The brand launched a trio of small prefab homes, …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

Admit it: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stinks -- and here's why

On Christmas Day, I fulfilled my duty as an American consumer and took the family to see the new "Star Wars" movie. The excursion solved a mystery: Why do so many of the reviews, even the enthusiastic ones, carry an undertone of disappointment?<p>The simple answer is that "Star Wars: The Force …