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Build Your Own Old-Fashioned Looking Chandelier For About $40

Chandeliers are by no means cheap, but if you’re a fan of a more rustic aesthetic, YouTuber Darbin Orvar put together one using a set of string …

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<b>“Hype – an ingenious or questionable claim, method, etc., used in advertising, promotion, or publicity to intensify the effect.”</b><p>Hype, by definition …

8 Ultimate Google Analytics Enhancements For Growing An Online Startup

In this article, I will present 8 of the most useful Google Analytics enhancements that will give you the ability to collect and interpret data for …

Analytics

15 Tools That Will Help You Build Your Website (No Coding Required)

So many ideas, so little time (or coding ability)! If you’re ready to launch a new website for your startup, personal blog, portfolio, or anything …

How To Win Over Customers: Lessons From 8 Rock-Star Brands

Ziba Executive Creative Director Paul O’Connor, who has worked with companies such as Heinz, Intel, and Procter & Gamble, looks back at some of the most innovative brands of 2013, and offers a glimpse of what brands will need to succeed in 2014.<p>The things that make us care about goods, services, …

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Why Encouraging Employees To Be Entrepreneurs Can Create An Incredible Place To Work

Instead of labeling them as distractions, make your employees’ passions work for you.<p>Once upon a time, companies frowned on employees having second jobs (or even serious hobbies). The fear was that it would distract people from their main gig.<p>But this is changing for a few reasons. First, …

Employment

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Creativity

Minimalist Notebooks Maximize Arts Funding In NY Public Schools

Public Supply took note of a classroom crisis, designing and paying for materials so the teachers don’t have to.<p>In this age of austerity, of budget cuts and debt ceilings, the arts are an easy target–often presented as something of a luxury, a nice thing to have a bit of culture, sure, but morally …

Education

The 10 Commandments of Content

Scott Donaton, who’s been an chronicler, judge, and creator of brand content, shares lessons of downright biblical importance for brands looking to connect with people through stories.<p>The challenge is clear by now: Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing no longer works the way it once …

Logo Design Collection by Hobo and Sailor

Logo Design Inspiration.<p>Check out this fine selection of logo designs created in 2012 and 2013 by Hobo and Sailor, a Russia based design studio …

Graphic Design

Out-of-this-World Planes Flying in Front of the Sun and Moon

Believe it or not, these spectacular photographs are not digitally manipulated. The series was an endeavor by photographer Sebastien Lebrigand, who set out this past summer to document airplanes as they flew past the sun and the moon. With the naked eye, the huge planes are simply dark specs in the …

Photography

The Second Lives of Surfboards: Lawrence O'Toole's OTable Makes Busted Boards Look Better Than Ever

It seems strange that a region renowned for its surfing culture routinely sees old surfboards find their final resting place at the city dump. …

Aquatic Sports

Volkswagen Europe Illustrations by Iv Orlov

VW – Europe Illustrations.<p>Lovely illustrations for Volkswagen Weekenders on Look At Me by Iv Orlov, an illustrator from Murmansk, Russia. The …

Kickstarting: AppSeed Turns Your Sketches Into Apps

Through the magic of computer vision, this iPhone toolkit solves the digital disconnect between sketching an app and turning it into a working prototype.<p>Digitizing an idea into an app can be a tricky, technically complicated process, but a new toolkit called AppSeed aims to change all of that, …

Apps

35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

This Is What Happens When You Teach High School Students To Code

At NYC Generation Tech’s demo night, 43 high school students showcased apps they created after spending the summer learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.<p>What happens when you teach young people to code? They create amazing things.<p>This became apparent to me at the second annual NYC Generation Tech demo …

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Basiliq - Freehand UI Kit

Designing interfaces and products is all about iterations and testing. Wireframing is a very important part of the process, it's about testing ideas …

Wireframing

No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

3 Reasons Exercise Makes You Smarter

Your brain is a part of your body. Your body works better with exercise–and, research suggests, so does your brain.<p>If you need more reason to make a jog part of your morning routine or to turn your afternoon meetings into walk-n-talks, try this: <i>exercise boosts your cognitive functioning and</i> …

The Brain

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Various Logo Designs by Mike McQuade

Logo Design.<p>A collection of various logos created by Mike McQuade for several clients and self-initiated projects. Mike McQuade is a …

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

He is one of the world’s best known and most successful entrepreneurs, with hundreds of patents to his name—including the Segway scooter. But you …

Gerard Butler’s New Movie Uses Vine, And Also Your Help, For Marketing

As more and more people try to figure out how to use Vine in their own lives, movie studios are trying to figure out how to use it in their marketing plans. Oscilloscope was the first to do so, releasing the film <i>It’s a Disaster</i> in six-second increments on the short-attention-span theater app. …

Kia Brings Compact Cars Into the 22nd Century

This isn’t your grandmother’s Smart car. The Kia Electric POP concept vehicle, set to be unveiled at the Paris auto show in October, brings the traditional compact commuter car into the future–a gaudy, shiny future, but the future nonetheless.<p>Kia won’t say much about the three-seater yet, but we do …

Kia Motors

4 Pillars Of Successful Brand Building From HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes shares the key areas he focused on to build HootSuite’s brand from scrappy startup to globally recognized social-media tool.<p>As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand …

HootSuite

Why We’re All UX Designers Now

What do Apple, Tumblr, and Toyota have in common? They all champion the user. And you should, too.<p>What’s the difference between interacting with a Dell laptop and an Apple one? Fumbling through Blogger or gliding through Tumblr? Hyperventilating on Twitter or exhaling on Medium?<p>Call it user …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Instapaper Creator Marco Arment Launches Bugshot for iOS

Marco Arment, best known as the creator of Instapaper, has today launched a new iOS app called Bugshot.<p>Aimed at developers, beta testers and pedants alike, the app allows you to mark up screenshots of iOS apps with arrows and boxes in order to quickly highlight typos, design flaws and other visual …

Top Execs On The Power Of Good Mistakes

Mistakes–as long as they’re not thoughtless–can do your business more good than bad. You just need to make sure they’re the right kind of mistakes.<p>Who thinks creativity blossoms in an environment where mistakes are banned?<p>Not me, not you. Not anyone who wants to generate a steady flow of ideas in …

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