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Fast food is on the verge of a crisis — and not every chain will survive

As the restaurant industry gets increasingly competitive, fears are mounting that a fast-food apocalypse is nigh.<p>"It's kind of like treading water and fearing something bad will happen," John Hamburger, the founder of industry trade publication Franchise Times Corp., told Business Insider.<p>While no …

How You Act at Starbucks Might Reflect Your Ancestors' Farming Style

What you do in Starbucks may be linked to more than just your personal coffee preferences. As <i>Science</i> reports, a new study on coffee-shop behavior in …

Finnish furniture for refugees gains ground at Milan design expo

A team from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences has invented a range of domestic furniture called Rehome designed for the emergency housing …

Elon Musk warns that AI could become an 'immortal dictator'

Authoritarianism is nothing new.<p>But at least Mussolini and Hitler died. In the age of artificial intelligence, we could create "an immortal dictator …

This Artist Broke Silly Laws in 50 States and Photographed Them

Now, Olivia Locher has turned her studio window into a guerrilla gallery featuring a new photo every day for ten days.<p>If you happen to be walking down Madison Avenue in Manhattan, keep an eye peeled for art amidst the advertisements. One block over from the fancier shopping on 5th Avenue, above a …

10 Examples of Women’s Portrayal in Ads, From the Good to the Bad to the Completely Sexist

It’s 2018, and many ads featuring women are still steeped in 1950s-era patriarchal stereotypes. And 85 percent of women say they are offended by …

'Tech CEOs are like cult leaders' – the artists taking on Facebook and big data

By a remarkable coincidence, on Wednesday, right as Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the unfolding Facebook data-breach scandal, British artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell opened their new exhibition about the unchecked power Facebook and the other big tech companies wield.<p>Internet Giants: …

Tech Industry

These Maps Show Where "Deaths Of Despair” Are Most Likely, Including Murder, Suicide, And Drugs

Drug use and violence are a problem in the US — but they are killing more Americans in some parts of the country than others.<p>"Broadly speaking, mortality from alcohol use disorders, suicides, and homicides has gone down since 1980, but this hides individual counties where the opposite is true. …

Here's what you need to do before you break up with Facebook

So, you want to free yourself from Facebook.<p>Let's be real, we all <i>want</i> to do it. But few of us actually ever do, because whether you like to admit it …

The first Vatican hackathon made a lot of sense, actually

I’m generally not a fan of institutionalized religion. But that doesn’t mean it can’t put its vast resources – however gained – to good use. VHacks, the very first hackathon organized by the Holy See in history was a great example of that.<p>The hackathon invited 120 students from all over the globe …

Hackathons

The Photographer Creating Portraits of People Through Their T-Shirts

New York image-maker Susan Barnett explores the T-shirt’s power to tell personal and political stories about who we are, and who we want to be<p>In …

T-shirts

Relying on Social Marketing? Give Outdoor Advertising Another Look

When I was expansion manager for grocery delivery service Instacart circa 2014, I ran into a problem: declining effectiveness of our social media and …

One in eight children a vlogger or blogger

One in eight children is now "vlogging" or running their own blog, research suggests.<p>Thousands of children as young as 11 are following in the footsteps of controversial YouTubers by setting up their own channels and uploading videos.<p>Data from nonprofit Internet Matters suggests that 13 per cent of …

Social Media

Clever Art Direction for Coke Advertising

Coke Bubbles is an advertising and art direction project shared by Sascha Kuntze, Aditya Hariharan from Dubai and Hugo Rochette from London. It's the …

Advertising

Beautiful Braun-like Style 3D Typography

There are some projects that are simply hard to describe how awesome they are. The Classic. Typefaces by Particle (Gao Yang) is one of those …

Typography

Children struggle to hold pens because of excessive use of iPads, claim experts

Children are struggling to use and pencils because the excessive use of touchscreen phones and iPads is damaging their dexterity, specialists have claimed.<p>Paediatric doctors, handwriting experts and orthopaedic therapists are warning that although youngsters can swipe a screen, they no longer have …

Touchscreens

Design Museum to exhibit politically charged graphic design from past 10 years

An exhibition at London's Design Museum will present the most poignant political graphic iconography from the past decade, created in the wakes of …

Comic Books

Weekend Design Inspiration by SAVEE

Our friends over at SAVEE sent us a cool set of images to share with you. It's the weekend and it's time to relax and enjoy some design inspiration …

Graphic Design

These photos reveal why women are abandoning Victoria's Secret for American Eagle's Aerie underwear brand

On Thursday, American Eagle Outfitters-owned underwear brand Aerie reported a record-high 38% increase in same-store sales for the first quarter of 2018.<p>"Aerie is simply on fire," Jennifer Foyle, Aerie's global brand president, said in a call with investors on Thursday morning.<p>"We have only just …

Advertising

The 17 best movies of all time that weren't nominated for a best-picture Oscar, according to critics

When it comes to the Oscars, we all remember the shocking and infamous best-picture upsets— like "Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain," or "Shakespeare in Love" over "Saving Private Ryan."<p>But there are also some iconic films that never even got nominated.<p>Many lauded films have lost out on a …

Teenagers are more depressed than ever — and 7 adults who went undercover as high-school students almost immediately realized why

American teenagers are hurting.<p>In the past five years, depression and suicide rates among American teens have shot up. A 2016 study showed the number of teens who experienced a major depressive episode saw a 37% increase between 2005 and 2014.<p>The data suggest that the tandem of smartphones and …

May hails women in politics - be yourself, not a 'stereotype of a man' | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - “Be yourself” and not a “stereotype of a man” is the advice British Prime Minister Theresa May would have given her younger self, she said on Tuesday, calling for more women to enter politics 100 years after they first won the vote.<p>At a speech in the northern English city of …

Google’s Clips AI Camera Was Trained in Photography by Pro Photographers

In October 2017, Google announced Clips, a small hands-free AI-powered camera that’s designed to capture your life’s memories without much human …

50 years of circus photography – in pictures

The year 2018 is the 25oth anniversary of the creation of the circus, and Peter Lavery has been photographing behind the scenes across the UK for 50 years. His fascination is with the disparity between the glitz of the shows and the ordinariness backstage. His pictures are the subject of a new …

England

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

The 8 Greatest Ideas Of CES 2018

From truly wireless charging to wearables for your fingernails, this year’s CES offered a glimpse of great things to come.<p>Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brings us countless new products. Of course, most of them don’t matter or even make it to market. Most of them are just, like, …

CES Opens with Hot, New Gadgets: Pictures

United Kingdom

5 typography trends for 2018

Typography trends – like graphic design trends, or colour trends – rarely appear out of nowhere. Instead, they evolve and grow as they move from the …

Ex NASA Engineer Makes Everyone Freak Out When He Turns Sand Into ‘Liquid Soup’, And Here’s How He Did It

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has found a way to make science just as (if not more) entertaining as Bill Nye did – by making sand behave like …

Particles

Even With 6-Second Ads on the Rise, Some Brands Are Creating Animated Films to Try and Stand Out – Adweek

Just as animated TV shows for adults (think cult favorite Rick and Morty or Netflix’s Big Mouth) are having a moment, animated films for brands are …