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5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

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The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

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RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content</i> …

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My Life Without A Smartphone

I’ve worked in online media for years but I’ve never owned a smartphone. Here’s why I don’t feel like I’m missing out.<p>Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.<p>There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m …

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The peril of hipster economics

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.<p>Called psychylustro, German artist Katharina Grosse's project is a large-scale work designed to distract Amtrak train riders from the dilapidated buildings and fallen factories of …

You Have The Right To Manage Your Own Online Persona

Kids today have pretty much had their entire lives on public display from the time their mother posted their first embryo shot on Facebook.<p>And currently there’s no way in the US to erase yourself, embarrassments and all, online. But with the rise of anonymous apps, there is a way to separate who …

Is Some Tech Too Addictive?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. He writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com.</i><p>Addiction can be a difficult thing to see. From outward appearances, Dr. Zoe Chance looked fine. A professor at the Yale …

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities, But Could They Make Things Worse?

For those dreaming of a world filled with self-driving cars, the future looks great — but it may not be great enough.<p>The biggest shift that may result from self-driving cars is an end to widespread auto ownership, with taxis taking their place. The idea is that a driver's wages are what make taxis …