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Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

Innovation is moving at an accelerated rate. Here's how you can get in on the action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil likes to say that the next 100 years will resemble 20,000 years of progress if we continue to innovate at our …

Innovation

'Gaming Disorder' May Get Classified as a Mental Health Condition – Here's What That Means

How much Mario is too much?<p>There's a certain point at which a hobby can become too much.<p>The World Health Organisation is considering adding "gaming …

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

World History

Warm Up with a Bright, Floral Margarita This Winter

I’m not knocking eggnog. And mugs of mulled wine or cider are just the thing to start a holiday party. But I miss margaritas.<p>I’m sure diehards order the citrusy, salt-rimmed drink in the dead of winter, but I’ve always associated margaritas with sandy beaches and long, sun-filled days. But as we …

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Concrete latticework and two courtyards filter light into Mexican house by Delfino Lozano

Architect Delfino Lozano has completed this house in Zapopan, Mexico, featuring decorative concrete screens, a pair of brick-paved courtyards and …

Dining Rooms

The Insanely Simple Way I Learned To Be Useful In Every Meeting

Hint: It’s not about being the smartest person in the room.<p><i>“Have more than thou showest/Speak less than thou knowest.”</i><p>That’s a quote from <i>King Lear</i>, a play by William Shakespeare, who was very good at writing things. As far as the plot goes, it probably revolves around a guy named King Lear who–I’m …

Public Speaking

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Design

Hot Stuff! Love, Sex, and the Brain

Want To Be More Creative And Successful? Fight The Urge To Focus

A wandering mind can be an asset if you learn how to use it.<p>In 1987, Mark Frauenfelder read an article in <i>Whole Earth Review</i> about the indie magazine revolution and thought to himself, “I’ve got to do a zine.” The next year, he and his wife started <i>Boing Boing</i>, a pop culture and technology …

Creativity

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to first is focus, energy, and discipline to finding your "why" …

Will Power

A Reading Guide For Designers Who Want To Write

We asked prominent designers and design writers to select the best books and essays for designers who want to hone their writing skills.<p>The 2017 Design In Tech Report, John Maeda’s influential industry overview, lists writing as a key design skill. There are several reasons why. With the rise of …

Creative Writing

Wastelands Reborn

Turning around abandoned urban spaces sometimes just takes a little imagination.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on wastelands, and what we squander, discard, and fritter away.</i><p>But cities don’t just throw stuff away: They also recycle, often in wildly inventive ways. Here are a few reminders …

Craft Beer

Creative Block? Try Thinking Like An Architect To Build Great Ideas

Ideas don’t come out of the blue–they’re created contextually. Here’s how Snøhetta built a foundation for creativity.<p>The multidisciplinary design firm Snøhetta–which has offices in Oslo, New York, Austria, and San Francisco–has been steadily leaving its mark all over the world through architecture, …

San Francisco

How Cities’ Most Underserved Neighborhoods Are Making Themselves More Resilient

Informal settlements are producing their own resiliency efforts, and cities could learn a lot.<p>As the aftermath of disasters that have been fueled by climate change–like hurricanes Katrina and Sandy or flooding in Southeast Asia–resiliency has emerged as one of the greatest urban design challenges …

Sea Level

Margot Krasojevic on Experimental Architecture and the Challenges of Being Branded a "Parametric Futurist Crap Architect"

Experimental architect and psychologist Margot Krasojevic has been designing literally in-credible structures for her entire career. Starting with …

Greenwich, UK

This Office Looks More Like A Home Than A Workplace

Sergey Makhno Architectural Workshop has designed the offices for DIZAAP, a furniture company in Kiev, Ukraine.<p>Project description:<p>Dizaap office is …

Kiev

Sculptural Wood Cubes Designed For Playful Cats

Last year, LYCS Architecture released the CATable 1.0, a cat inspired table design. Now they’ve followed up with CATable 2.0, a collection of …

Furniture

ALIEN 35 Vector Poster Tribute

Alien was one of, if not the most, terrifying movies of my childhood. I remember watching this movie in the 80s and getting completely traumatized by …

Construction

Architizer

Fjelstervang Udeforsamlingshus / Spektrum Arkitekter

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Thanks to unique unity, hard work, volunteer help and tremendous commitment, the inhabitants of …

Guillermo del Toro Shares 14 Creative Insights From His Spectacular Cabinet Of Curiosities Sketch Book

Fantasy master and creature creator Guillermo del Toro opens up his Cabinet of Curiosities and talks about the horror inside us all and the importance of failure.<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>When Guillermo del Toro was four years old, his father won …

12 Tools For More Mindful Living

Living a more mindful life is worth the effort, but remembering to focus and keep your mind in the moment is difficult. Here is a toolset designed to help you achieve your goals.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list,</i> …

Mindfulness

Leo Babauta | Fast Company

Fast CompanyHow I’m Overcoming My Obsession With Constant Self-improvementAfter eight years of trying, Leo Babauta realized becoming the ideal version of himself was a fantasy. Now he chooses a different path.<p>Fast CompanyWhy People Think I’m Super ProductiveYour life doesn’t have to be rigidly …

Procrastination

The Ten Most Read Articles of 2013

It's that time of year again! The time when we round-up what you, our dear readers, most enjoyed this year. The following ten articles - from fun …