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Design Thinking: Learn How to Solve Problems Like a Designer

<i>Good design is really about solving problems.</i> <br>Consider this. You work for an organization in East Africa. The organization sells treadle pumps (used …

Software Engineering Daily: Coding bootcamps question the need for computer science degrees

Demand for programmers has surged since 2008. Programmers rarely have trouble finding a job, and college students are flocking to computer science as …

50 Design Terms Explained Simply For Non-Designers – Learn

<i>Getting thrown into the world of graphic design can sometimes feel like learning a new language.</i><p>Kerning, tracking, warm colors, cool colors, CMYK, …

10 essential things no graphic designer should live without

Although we doubt any creative would turn down a strong cup of coffee there are a number of other essential things no graphic designer should live …

The State of UX Design

— thoughts on designing digital products in the year 2015<p><i>User experience design</i> has come a long way since Don Norman coined the term in the 90’s. It …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

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Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

The Science of How the Universe Will End, in a Poetic Animation

The lyrical symmetry of how the cosmos was born, how it will die, and what to make of the mystery in between.<p><i>“Death,”</i> wrote Rilke in a beautiful 1923 letter, <i>“is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”</i> The …

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What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s

The books that will move you, inspire you, make you cry, make you think, make you laugh. Even if you read them in high school or college, you'll have a different perspective on them now that you're Out In The World. (Trust me.)<p><i>With extra-special thanks for their suggestions to the BuzzFeed</i> …

26 Books To Read Before You Move To London

Or after, if you're already there.<p><b>See also:</b> <i>From Hell</i> by Alan Moore, <i>How the Dead Live</i> by Will Self, <i>Soho</i> by Keith Waterhouse, <i>Bridget Jones' Diary</i> by Helen Fielding, <i>Ordinary Thunderstorms</i> by William Boyd, <i>Adrift in Soho</i> by Colin Wilson, <i>20,000 Streets Under the Sky</i> by Patrick Hamilton, and <i>A Severed Head</i> …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

17 TV Shows That Will Spark Your Creativity

Getting started on a new creative project can be a great way to give the right side of your brain a workout. While there are a million and one ways to spark your creativity, did you know that watching TV can also be a great way to get those ideas flowing? Yup, you read that right. TV is creative …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

The Diffusion of Useful Ignorance: Thoreau on the Hubris of Our Knowledge and the Transcendent Humility of Not-Knowing

“My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.”<p>A century and a half before the wise and wonderful Wendell Berry championed the way of ignorance, long before Jacob Bronowski admonished against the dark side of …

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The Psychedelic Free Spirits of Hollywood Boulevard

Between 1969 and 1972 the young photographer <b>Dennis Feldman</b> spent his days pacing Hollywood Boulevard, capturing the steady stream of characters who had arrived to strut their stuff. Feldman reflects on that period: “I was just capturing this kind of catalog of America types. They are psychological …

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

“Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?”<p><i>“An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length,”</i> Virginia Woolf marveled at the extraordinary …

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Writers on the Choice Not to Have Children

“It’s about time we stop mistaking self-knowledge for self-absorption — and realize that nobody has a monopoly on selfishness.”<p><i>“A human being becomes human not through the casual convergence of certain biological conditions,”</i> Italo Calvino wrote in his magnificent letter on reproductive rights, <i>“but</i> …

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Richard Feynman on Science vs. Religion and Why Uncertainty Is Central to Morality

“It is impossible to find an answer which someday will not be found to be wrong.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his timeless treatise on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have failed.”</i> Perhaps because, as …

The Crossroads of Should and Must: An Intelligent Illustrated Field Guide to Finding Your Bliss

“Should is how other people want us to live our lives… Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives.”<p><i>“Does what goes on inside show on the outside?,”</i> young Vincent van Gogh despaired in a moving letter to his brother while floundering to find his purpose. <i>“Someone has a great fire in</i> …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.