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23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds<p>You can use Pablo right from the …

Train Your Brain With This App And See A Little More Clearly

Ultimeyes helped a college baseball team improve their vision–and then they started winning more. Now you can play the simple game, too. Get ready for a new prescription.<p>How well you see is a function not only of your eyes, but the quickness of your brain in recognizing any image. In theory, …

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The Top 16 Design Stories Of 2013

Condoms that actually feel good. Cardboard furniture. Micro apartments. No wait–pico apartments. Here is the best we saw in design for social good this year.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The …

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9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …

The 10 Questions Every Brand Should Ask To Ensure It’s Simple Enough

How simple is your brand experience? (Note: That is not one of the questions!)<p>Growth is not something most executives will ever view negatively.<p>But there’s a price to pay for everything–as our companies grow, so does their complexity. More offices and employees require more communications. Added …

7 Tough Leadership Lessons From A Navy SEAL Commander

Taking tactics from the war room to the boardroom.<p>As corporate leaders explore how to elevate the effectiveness and professional excellence of their working teams, there is a lot to be learned from Special Ops.<p>Their collaboration with other branches of the military over the past decade makes them …

4 Tricks For Remembering Anybody’s Name

We’ve all been there–that panicky moment at a conference or meeting where you go to say someone’s name and realize there’s nothing there but a big fat blank. Here’s how to put names to faces and build better relationships.<p>“When you fail to remember someone’s name,” Darlene Price tells <i>Forbes</i>, “it …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

A Company Still Living The Dream Of American Manufacturing

The story of Amuneal, a high-end design fabricator, offers lessons in how American manufacturers can survive by serving a small but critical niche.<p>Amuneal’s reputation is good enough that on occasion, a client will call up with no idea who they are, as one from Kenneth Cole did recently. “I don’t …

How Newark Mayor Cory Booker Crushes The Daily Race Against Time

Newark Mayor Cory Booker features an in-your-face reminder in his office that every second is precious. Here’s what we can learn about entrepreneurial success from his emphasis on openness and urgency.<p>Don’t count the days; make each one count. That’s the advice New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg …

Seats and Stripes: Flat Pack Furniture from bram/stijn

Bram Burger and Stijn van der Vleuten are the duo that make up bram/stijn, and their introduction into the furniture world is a series of flat pack, …

Infographic: 60 Seconds Of Kobe Bryant’s Salary Vs. A School Teacher’s

Every minute, Kobe Bryant makes $162.55. By comparison, a family doctor–what most of us consider a decent occupation!–makes $1.35. In that same amount of time, an elementary teacher makes $0.43 (yes, <i>forty three cents</i>). And a minimum-wage worker pulls in just over a dime–a mere $0.12.<p>For CNNMoney, …

The Problem-Solving Electronic Toys You Want Your Kids To Play With

LittleBits, the blinking modular electronic Lego for 21st-century builders, were created to be fun–but also to bridge a major educational gap. Here’s the bigger idea that inspired their founder.<p>The average consumer may look at littleBits and see an especially clever toy–a Lego for 21st-century …