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20 of the best typefaces released in November 2014

<i>Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of Type Release.</i><p>November brought us a month of diverse typefaces, from modern to classic, san-serif to serif, lightweight to heavy. Here’s our picks from the past month.<p>Galano Grotesque is a geometric sans …

15 best fighting games for Android

Fighting games may not be the most popular genre anymore, but the people who still love the genre are among the most loyal of any gamers. Unfortunately, fighting games haven’t been as rampant on Android as many would’ve hoped and there aren’t many amazing options available. 2018 saw some pretty big …

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Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

A bold entrepreneur with a radical startup. An African-American. In tech, those two phrases usually don’t go together. Enter Tristan Walker.<p>Tristan Walker is in the house.<p>He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in …

Meet 5 "Zombie" Parasites That Mind-Control Their Hosts

Hairworms turn crickets suicidal, wasps make spiders spin their last web, and more.<p>Zombies may still be a thing of fiction, but some parasites more or less turn their hosts into the walking dead.<p>These masters of mind control manipulate their hosts from within, causing them to act in …

Some OS X Yosemite Users Plagued With Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Since OS X Yosemite's October 16 launch, <i>MacRumors</i> has been receiving a number of complaints from users who have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues. Extensive threads about Wi-Fi problems have surfaced on both the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and on Apple's own Support Communities as well, suggesting there are quite …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

No, the iPhone 6 Doesn't Play High-Res Audio... Yet

Apple may love music, but true love goes just so far. Tim Cook made no mention of support for high-res audio — that is, sound that goes beyond CD …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

The 100 Books Facebook Users Love

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.<p>A few weeks ago, I started to see a viral status being passed around my Facebook friends.<p>“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way,” it begins. “Don’t take more than a few …

Our entire Milky Way galaxy is just a dot in this supercluster

Ready to feel small? Our sun is just one of 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which itself is one of many, many other galaxies -- but at least we now know <i>where</i> it is. Astronomers have mapped a "supercluster" of galaxies including the Milky Way and dubbed it Laniakea, or "immeasurable …

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

Darwin’s Battle with Anxiety

<b>Charles Darwin</b> (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) was undoubtedly among the most significant thinkers humanity has ever produced. But he was also a man of peculiar mental habits, from his stringent daily routine to his despairingly despondent moods to his obsessive list of the pros and cons of …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship

A six-day residential program designed to help social entrepreneurs take enterprises and innovative models to the next level.<p>Around the world, social …

Seven new ways to present evaluation findings

As regular readers will know, I am very interested in how findings of evaluations are presented and used, as I’ve written about before. I’ve put …

Big Data for Social Innovation (SSIR)

According to IBM, about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day—enough to fill about 57.5 billion 32 GB iPads daily. Some of these data …

Recruiting Data Scientists to Do Social Good

We know that data scientists are a hot commodity. Businesses can’t get enough of them. That’s great for tech companies that attract talent with stock and benefits, but less so for social initiatives and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who could use their talent too. Short of asking nonprofits …

7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Philanthropy is a surprisingly complex world. There is just as much competition, red tape and politics as in finance or the startup world.<p>Other complexities exist between the old guard of philanthropy and the new, disruptive groups of …

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Social Innovation: What It Is and What It Isn’t (SSIR)

<i>Stanford Social Innovation Review</i> recently launched a debate on impact investing, spurred by the question of whether investors can expect both market …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Charlie Chaplin Wrote The Greatest Speech Of All Time

The worlds greatest speech wasn't made by a politician, leader, dictator or philosopher. It was written by comic actor Charlie Chaplin, 74 years …

11 Addictive New Apps For Killing Time On The Subway

Since many people use public transit or the subway for getting to work, we've collected apps that can work off-line, so you don't have to worry about having good cell reception.<p>From fast-paced puzzle games to episodic mystery adventures you can chip away at, there's something to fit everyone's …

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

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Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

How Networked Insights Makes Sense Of Internet Chatter To Help Big Brands Create Better Ads

Networked Insights is one such company that helps clients, including Samsung, Revlon, and P&G, make sense of real-time social chatter happening …