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Understanding what makes a visualization memorable

<i>John Wihbey teaches data journalism in the Media Innovation program at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.</i><p>The world of data visualization …

Data Visualization

This USB-powered headphone amplifier will delight audiophiles

A great headphone amplifier is one that makes headphones sound better than you thought they were. Judged by that standard, the Centrance DACport will be an awesome upgrade for buyers who have already invested in high-quality headphones.<p>This component, which was made in the U.S., is downright …

Audiophile

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The Best Running Shoes of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Picks from the previous two years can still be found on pages two and three.<p>In …

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Graphics

Ask A Fashion Blogger: How To Get The Instagram Money Shot

Marianna Hewitt on getting the perfect picture when you don't have your own photographer.<p><i>Our new column, Ask A Blogger, with Marianna Hewitt of LifeWithMe.com, will explore the fascinating world of fashion bloggers—from behind-the-scenes of picture-perfect Instagrams to how to successfully grow</i> …

25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

Miami Beach

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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They’re back! Top designers rescue flares from dustbin of fashion history

In the latest round of menswear shows for autumn/winter 2015, which took place in Milan and Paris last week, a new trouser shape was in evidence – or at least one we haven’t seen for a long while. Flares – the 1970s classic which had apparently been consigned to the dustbin of fashion history – are …

The 8 Top Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

While the titles are often used interchangeably, there are differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most entrepreneurs are small business owners, but not all small business owners are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs innovate; they create and they’re excited about finding a revenue …

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …

Productivity

The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

The Skills You Need To Grow Your Business And How To Find Them

Keep an eye out for these skills when choosing a team for your new business.<p>You might think that surrounding yourself with people who are just like you is a recipe for success, but it’s not. Or you might think that staying away from people who challenge you or make you angry sometimes is healthy, …

Customer Service

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

Creativity

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

8 Things to Remember When You Buy Pants

Worthwhile advice from some of the sharpest minds in menswear.<p><b>We all love a good coat</b>, dinner jacket, tailored shirt, or cashmere sweater. But all of the above are nothing if your bottom half looks a bit neglected.<p>You need get your pants right, and it's trickier than you might think.<p>To help you get …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an …

Flute

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

Elephant Steady camera stabilizer uses iPhone gyro to stay on the level

Designed by Japanese tech firm Adplus, the Elephant Steady latches onto the back of an iPhone 4S or higher (or 5th-gen iPod touch) using a built-in …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

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This listing is for a PERSONALIZED leather bifold coin wallet.<p>We have branding awesome INITIALS into leather down to an exact science.<p>✦✦✦Please note, the 'USA' is just a sample. You get to choose the initials that go on the wallet.<p>Please note: JooJoobs makes rustic looking wallets. Think wild wild …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

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Behold: The 10 Commandments Of Typography

<i>Click to view enlarged version</i><p><i>Click to view enlarged version</i><p><b>Design blog</b> DesignMantic has created ‘The 10 Commandments of Typography’ that designers …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …