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10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Habits Toxic Moms Often Have In Common

Have you ever suspected that your mom (or dad) might be a toxic person? If so, then you've probably noticed a few habits that many toxic moms have in …

63 Distilled Lessons From The Masters of Photography

To share the exciting news that <b>MASTERS now available on AMAZON</b>, I wanted to share a list of lessons I’ve personally learned from all the masters of …

Street Photography

Want Better Self-Esteem? Immediately Stop These 7 Toxic Habits | Inc.com

<i>What are some tips for boosting self esteem? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dushka Zapata, Amateur writer, on Quora:</b><p><b>What are some tips for boosting self esteem?</b><p><b>Start with a cleanse.</b><p>…

Self-help

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

3 Things to Do the Second You Feel Anxiety Coming On

There's nothing worse than getting anxiety about the fact that you're having anxiety. This acute awareness only propels you down the rabbit hole of …

People Who Have Depression May Be More Empathetic and Selfless, Study Finds

While depression is an unmistakably taxing illness that presents what may feel like insurmountable difficulties, a new study published in <i>Nature Human</i> …

How Helping Others Can Relieve Anxiety and Depression

When we're depressed, it's hard to feel good about ourselves. We're quick to see our own limitations and slow to remember our strengths. For example, …

Self-help

The Key to Overcoming Depression Faster

If I had 30 seconds to explain the key to getting over a bout of depression, I would offer one piece of advice.<p>Depression can have so many manifestations ranging from mild and fleeting waves of melancholia to severe and debilitating months or years of suffering. With that said, among the many ways …

Mental Health

This Science-Backed Treatment Is the "Single Best Cure" for Insomnia

If the lotions, supplements, pills, and eye masks are any indication, people who struggle with insomnia will go to extreme lengths to clock even a …

What Is A Sapiosexual — & Could You Be One?

Online dating has come a long way since its inception. Case in point: When you sign up for an OkCupid account, you’re allowed to pick your …

Indiana University

Mediocrity Is a Virus. Here's How to Banish It Completely | Inc.com

Little things become big things.<p>When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas.<p>When you introduce a change to any system, you simultaneously change the whole system. The other …

Self-improvement

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life. | Inc.com

<i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to get there. You have all these …

Productivity

Signs That Your Design Style Is Getting Passé

<b>Design styles come and go</b>—what’s popular today could become out of trend tomorrow. Paul Trani, an award-winning designer and senior worldwide …

Flower-clad home that spreads “contagious happiness” hits the market in L.A.

A unique new home said to spread “contagious happiness” has hit the Los Angeles market—and it checks all the boxes for walkability, amenities, and …

Architecture

Boost Creativity with This Simple Trick (Hint: It's the Way You Sit) | Inc.com

It is now well known that the way you sit at work can markedly impact your physical health. Sitting at a conventional desk for 6 to 8+ hours a day, while using repetitive motions of typing and swiping a screen, are known to cause musculoskeletal issues, from tendonitis and bursitis, to muscle …

Yoga

A Short History of Design Leadership

Why designers should demand a seat at the table<p>Recently throughout the business press, there have been countless articles about CCOs and CDOs and …

Is The Big Break A Myth? 10 Designers On How One Job Can Shape Your Career

Designers at Facebook, Slack, Amazon, Pinterest, and more reflect on when their careers began to fall into place.<p>Every career has ups and down. If you’ve been working for a while, you can often look back on your work and recognize the moment it began to hit a steady stride—a major opportunity, …

Graduate School

The Very Real Psychological Benefits Of Cooking For Other People

In this fast-paced life, it’s hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re feeding a family. Sure, baking for other people can be fun (and beneficial, it turns out), but cooking meals can feel more like a chore. People are always looking for ways to make it easier to fit cooking into their …

National Science Foundation

Leave Your Passport At Home: 13 Exotic Dinner Recipes From Around The World

Whether you’re dreaming of an exotic vacation or just need need help breaking out of your dinner rut, you’re in luck — these dishes will transport your taste buds to faraway lands. And the best part is that they’re all easy to make with everyday supermarket ingredients.<p>1. Middle Eastern Lamb …

Cooking

Which is worse: Physical cheating or emotional cheating?

<b>There are no two ways about it: cheating sucks.</b><p>Not only is it incredibly heartbreaking for the person who’s been cheated on, but it can also affect …

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Globalization

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

The Stories Behind 100 Great Street Photographs

It can be argued that street photography today lives on the Internet, on social media and the many blogs devoted to the subject. A new book, <i>100 Great</i> …

Periodic Table of Typefaces

The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of Elements we all learned in high school, but also The Periodic Table of Awesoments and the Table of …

Typography

10 Must-Follow Instagrams For Graphic Design Enthusiasts

Instagram is like <i>Playboy –</i> sure, there’s some writing (some of it might even be good) but you’re really only there for one thing: the …

The 6 Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders, Explained

If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ve likely branded yourself an “anxious” person at some point. But there is no such thing as one anxiety …

How to Beat Anxiety, According to Science

So you don't totally freak.<p><b>By Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge</b><p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it …

Depression