Jenny Yx Zhu

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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power.<p>In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, <b>Larry Page</b> and <b>Sergey Brin</b> watched from …

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.<p>We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

Why a city block can be one of the loneliest places on earth

<b>People gather on Doyers Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (AP)</b><p>Even entire apartment buildings can lack a sense of community<p>Eve Andrews<p>July 16, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onGrist.<p>Recently, a Grist reader …

Famous David Lynch Scenes Side-By-Side With The Paintings That Inspired Them

David Lynch sees the world differently. We're lucky enough to be invited along to share his vision in his films and TV shows throughout his storied …

We Made These 10 Social Media Mistakes so You Don’t Have To

This might sound contradicting — and it’s scary for us to admit.<p>But, despite building a product that helps people <i>succeed</i> on social media, we have …

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Cognitive Science

Concept design tips for artists

The main task of a visual development environment artist working in animation is to conceptualise, design and execute a believable world for …

The Fascinating History Of “Designed In California”

The Apple tagline is older than you think.<p>Provenance can tell us a lot about a product. “Made in China” became synonymous with mass-produced, cheaply made goods in the 1980s. “Made in Italy” has long been used to signify craft and luxury. Of course, the truth is that you can find both well- and …

Amsterdam Designer Germans Ermičs Unveils an Ombré Homage to Shiro Kuramata

A colorful, modern day nod to the mid-’70s.<p>For his contribution to this year’s Milan Design Week, Amsterdam-based designer Germans Ermičs decided to …

The secret to wild creativity is an obsessive spreadsheet, according to OK Go

When indie rock band OK Go releases a new music video, people are prepared to be amazed. The 19-year-old group is a reliable factory of startling and sublime visual spectacles, churning out new releases that feature everything from treadmills to zero-gravity chambers, trained dogs, optical …

Music Videos

Listening to John Adams: The true conception of liberty is far larger than mean-spirited conservative ideology

<b>John Adams; Thomas Jefferson (Wikicommons)</b><p>As debated by Adams and Jefferson, true “liberty” has nothing to do with today’s right-wing talking points<p>Nancy Isenberg • Andrew Burstein<p>April 8, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The sad conditions we face at this moment in our political life as a nation summon a …

Spatial Oddities: 7 Residential Experimentations in Clustered Living

Throughout much of the 20th century, residential architecture witnessed the excessive subdivision of rooms flourish. Now somewhat passé, modern homes are more frequently marked by cascading and borderless rooms with seamless transitions between the kitchen and other living areas. Previous functions …

Derek Walcott's poetry had grandeur, an exuberance of language

I discovered Derek Walcott in graduate school after a professor of Caribbean literature recommended "The Prodigal." I read it slowly, over the course of several weeks, taking in a section or a stanza at a time. His poetry demanded a certain kind of work from me, and I resented that.<p>But one …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening<p>Gone are the days of explaining what a podcast is: The arrival of money to the form and a continued increase in listeners has led to another banner year and the premiere of hundreds of shows to suit any listener’s audio …

TV

This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you’re an adult. You get busy with …

Happiness

When We Started Turning Away Clients Our Business Really Took Off

One of the best business-development decisions we ever made was to <i>start turning down business.</i><p>When we began Worstofall Design, we were a “me too” company; an agency who attempted to emulate other, larger agencies we admired. We said <i>yes</i> to anyone willing to pay because, in all honesty, we needed the …

Entrepreneurship

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

10 Social Media Predictions for 2017 (and Where You Should Be Spending Your Time)

Get the most out of your strategy.<p>Let's get the credibility stuff out of the way: I know social media. I know it because I don't just preach about it, and share posts like, "Be engaging! Tell your story!" There is an art to using social media the right way, and I've done so for big brands and small …

21 Annoying Words and Phrases You Must Stop Using Right Now

Nearly everyone uses these business buzzwords, and we should all stop.<p>Ah, business communications. We talk and write in metaphors and clichés. You hear someone use a term like "at the end of the day" and then you hear yourself using it as well. Pretty soon you can't get through the simplest …

Spanning the Decades: How to Market to Each Generation on Social Media [Infographic]

There are over 2.3 billion active social media users in the world, across all generations, but each generation interacts with social media …

Houses That Rise From Ruins To Become Modern Homes

When a structure becomes a ruin, that’s usually the end of it. In a few cases, however, that’s just the end of a chapter. From those ruins rise new …

Architecture

How a Former Museum Night Guard Has Become the Toast of the Art World–and the Talk of Miami

Artist John McAllister, who worked as a night guard at New York’s Metropolitan Museum for years, will be featured at two major galleries this December<p>John McAllister studied photojournalism in college, but you’d never know it from his paintings—radiant works featuring fantastical flowers and …

A close reading of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

• Article by: Seamus Perry<br>• Themes: Literature 1900–1950, Capturing and creating the modern<br>• Published: 25 May 2016<p>The speaker of 'The Love Song of J. …

The Most Memorable Moments From Jackie O’s Marriage to Aristotle Onassis

Forty-nine years ago today, Jacqueline Kennedy became “Jackie O.” On October 20, 1968, Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis—a longtime friend and Greek shipping magnate, who was one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time. The wedding was held on the groom’s private island of Skorpios, located …