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How to Create a Cool Brand

Partners & Spade is the creative force behind some of the most admired branding campaigns of recent years--for Warby Parker, Shinola, J.Crew, Target, and more. The big idea, say the founders: What your brand does matters more than what it says.<p>Distill the prevailing menswear style of the past few …

Cuppow 2013 Year in Renew, by Aaron Panone

<i>Once again, our friends at Cuppow are pleased to present an enlightening (see the 2012 numbers here. We've been following their story since day one</i> …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

MakerBot + RaspberryPi + Google Chrome = HappyMaker!

We recently acquired a MakerBot Replicator 2 here at Truth Labs. He is affectionately known as Arnold of Villanova II (Arnold for short). In the maker spirit, we rolled our own chrome extension to let us know what Arnold is up to. We used some cool tech – s3g Protocol, Raspberry Pi, Node.js and of …

Noam Chomsky: America’s infrastructure is broken

<b>(Reuters/Jorge Dan)</b><p>The linguist and activist on a bevy of topics ranging from the U.S.-Mexican border to the mortgage crisis<p>Noam Chomsky • Graham Cairns<p>October 30, 2013 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This article in its present form originally appeared on Architecture MPS.<p>In order to understand the rationale behind …

Christy Mathewson and the Thinking Man’s Game

Even though professional baseball has been eclipsed in popularity by football and ceded its cultural capital to basketball, the sport has managed to retain its longstanding position as the thinking person’s game—a deliberate, unflashy pastime beloved by stat-heads and amateur historians. In the age …

Between the Copenhagen Wheel and the FlyKly Smart Wheel, Powered Bicycle Wheels are On the Way

We first looked at the Copenhagen Wheel, a powered bicycle wheel with a self-contained motor and batteries, when it won the James Dyson Award back in …

Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter

<b>(Knopf/Michelle Quint)</b><p>“The Circle” scared me into going off social media — and finally being alone with my thoughts<p>Michele Filgate<p>October 7, 2013 11:15pm (UTC)<p>I get a sort of high when people retweet me. Let’s be honest: We all do. It’s pretty human to want to be liked, and more important, to be …

The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams

The history of philosophy tends to get mightily abbreviated. The few philosophy professors I know don’t have much truck with generalist “history of …

The Paradox Of Doing More

How to truly get the most out of your time.<p>“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”― Henri Bergson<p>Between trying to survive, lead, and create with multiple simultaneous projects, it’s been a busy year. I am often asked how I manage to keep …

Weekend Projects - Infrared Pulse Sensor

The System That All Creative Geniuses Use To Develop Their Ideas

<b>Peter Sims is the bestselling author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.</b><p>It was one of the best books I read in 2012 …

Mnemodystopia: A Little Context

We’ve been here before. Two or three times a year, a team of neuroscientists comes along and tightropes over the chasm that is dystopian research. …

Science Is Not Your Enemy

The great thinkers of the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment were scientists. Not only did many of them contribute to mathematics, physics, and …

James Madison

Adam Savage's Ten Rules for Success

The truly wonderful Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters, co-founder of Tested, and BB contributor, closed our theatrical experience yesterday with an …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Every hour is precious

In March of 1886, at the age of 26, acclaimed Russian author and physician Anton Chekhov wrote this fascinating and honest letter of advice to his …

When Do Apps Become Rituals?

Inside the quest of productivity app makers to leap from engagement to habit to ritual.<p>After Omer Perchick launched Any.DO, he found himself asking a question that, for the CEO of a task management startup, was borderline existential: “Why can’t people stick with a to-do list?”<p>While he and his team …

Industrial Design in the Modern World: Short Doc & Exclusive Interview with frog Creative Director Jonas Damon

<i>Our friends at frog design recently released a short documentary on Industrial Design in the Modern World, a kind of iterative manifesto (the</i> …

Prototypes That Last: Simple Tips for Making Durable Parts, Part 2

Advances in low-cost 3D printing and CNC machining have made it easy for a growing number of hobbyists to design and manufacture complex parts in the privacy of their homes. Alas, the technology itself is not always enough: functional prototypes made out of PLA or machined out of HDPE often prove …

10 Cocktail Drinks That Every Man Should Know

Cocktails are fascinating. They’re great markers of social and economic history – there’s a TV series in there somewhere – and a frequent footnote in …

The bogus Tesla backlash: What if the Internet saves the middle class?

<b>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Silicon Valley, even super-cool electric car companies like Tesla, is getting a bad rap for upending the economy<p>Andrew Leonard<p>June 7, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>"Is Tesla a Threat?"<p>The headline in the American Conservative invites an immediate rebuke. Of …

Bowling with God: Vint Cerf Talks Time Travel, Porn, and Web Addiction

They say that success has many parents but failure is an orphan. Judged by that standard—or any other—the Internet is a success. Al Gore invented it. …

DIY 3D Laser Scanner Using Arduino

Maker Alessandro Grossi sent us this great DIY build for a 3D scanner built using a laser, a DSLR, and an Arduino controller. Allesandro is a Mechanical Engineer, holding a Ph.D. in product design. His day job involves helping designers and manufacturing firms develop and optimize products by means …