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Delivering Sustainable Urban Logistics (Blog)

By Tamara Barker Cities are on the front line of congestion and climate change. Here are a few ways that UPS is partnering with stakeholders to …

Smart Cities

Michael Beirut shares the second-hand books which have "truly influenced" his practice

Having studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, Michael Beirut has been a central …

Books

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Movie | Official Website | Trailers and Release Dates

For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved …

The Truth About the Sugar in Fruit

Chemically, the sugars in fruit and the sugars in a candy bar are the same, but the effects on your health couldn’t be more different. In fact, “most …

What Loneliness Does to the Human Body

When Daniel Russell and his colleagues at UCLA set out to create a standardized way to measure people’s loneliness in 1978, what they came up with …

A Whole New World With Realistic Audio

Investors want Apple to do more to fight kids' smartphone addiction

Apple should do more to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, two major investors in the iPhone maker said Monday.<p>In an open letter to the technology giant, New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System highlighted increasing concern about the …

Mental Health

The one word to cut from your vocabulary to have more energy and get more done

I’ve known Pick The Brain Editor-in-Chief and LeafTV Co-founder Erin Falconer for years, so when I find out that she’s birthed both a book and a baby …

Star Wars (1977) Original Trailer

"HOSTILES ON THE HILL" — A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back

Billionaire ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg and admits he helped build a monster

Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook, has a disturbing warning about the social network: "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."<p>Speaking to the news website Axios, the entrepreneur and executive talked openly about what he perceives as the dangers of social media and how …

Social Media

Being in 'Work Mode' All Day Long Is Hurting You. Here's How to Detach | Inc.com

Today, we're more hustle-minded than ever before. We're working longer hours, celebrating the 'no sleep' lifestyle, and admiring those who pull off hundred-hour work weeks. On top of that, with email, text, Slack and more, our smartphones are keeping us attached to our jobs 24/7.<p>Replying to your …

Productivity

How To 'Thrive': Short Commutes, More Happy Hours

Dan Buettner spent years seeking out the happiest populations in the world to try to figure out what characteristics they shared. Tightly knit networks of family and friends were key, he found. In Mexico, for example, Buettner found a "family first" mentality that applied to both immediate and …

Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements

Contemporary society has some very wrong-headed ideas about what constitutes success. Popular thinking holds that a person who went to Harvard is smarter and better than someone who attended Ohio State; that a father who stays at home with his kids is contributing less to society than a man who …

Dot-com

The tech world is rallying around a young developer who made a huge, embarrassing mistake

“How screwed am I?” asked a recent user on Reddit, before sharing a mortifying story. On the first day as a junior software developer at a first salaried job out of college, his or her copy-and-paste error inadvertently erased all data from the company’s production database.<p>Posting under the …

Christmas Eve

Dash-dash it all! Apple’s bad beta decision on em and en dashes

Terrible news. Apple is replacing the long-running convention of typing two hyphens to obtain an em dash or “long dash.” That is, if you type --, …

Typography

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

Education Technology

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Official Trailer

Feeling Stressed? Baking Can Make It Better

Baking is, in many ways, a pastime as American as baseball. It has become a quintessential part of celebration, a staple of holidays and …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

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Why You Can't Concentrate at Work

After taking down walls to create open offices and foster lots of interaction and collaboration, some companies are finding they’ve done the job too well. All of this social engineering has created endless distractions that draw employees’ eyes away from their own screens.<p>Visual noise, the activity …

The Workplace

Quick, Draw! The Data

What do 50 million drawings look like?<p>Over 15 million players have contributed millions of drawings playing Quick, Draw! These doodles are a unique …

Drawing

The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

<i>"The death of the MP3 was announced in a conference room in Erlangen, Germany, in the spring of 1995."</i><p>So opens Stephen Witt's How Music Got Free, an investigation into the forced digitization and subsequent decimation of the music business, from which it has only very recently started to recover. …

Market Capitalization

Emojipedia 5.0 Emoji List

Show: all, changed, new, removed<p>About Emojipedia Emojis<p>Original sample images from Emojipedia visualizing how new emojis may look when they come to …

Mockups

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150 years ago, a world-famous philosopher called busyness the sign of an unhappy person

If you’re reading this on your phone, rushing to the subway while hunting for your headphones, then you need to stop. At least, that’s what Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher who lived at the beginning of the 19th century, would advise. Last week, brainpickings pointed out just how relevant …

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