Justin Lutz

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'The Reinvention of America': Two Views from the Prairie

The new issue of <i>The Atlantic</i> has a long piece by me called “The Reinvention of America.” It’s different from, but tied to, the publication in two weeks of a book by my wife, Deb, and me called <i>Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America.</i><p>The main contention of the <i>Atlantic</i> piece is …

Society

10 cool fonts to give your work an edge

What exactly makes something 'cool'? It's difficult to tell for sure: the science of coolness appears to be a highly sensitive balancing act. Try too …

Typography

Simplify and Secure Your Online Logins With a YubiKey

As we become more dependent upon online platforms for social and professional purposes, it grows increasingly important that we embrace stronger …

Information Systems

This YouTuber Fixes Ugly Websites and It's Really Satisfying

Refactoring UI is a YouTube series which takes poorly designed UI and gives it the fairy godmother treatment.<p>For me, the difference between a good user interface and a bad user interface makes and breaks a product or a service. It’s the difference between a clean, pleasant interface that welcomes …

UI Design

Graphic Design Series Shows Which Fonts Your Favorite Logos Use

Unless you’re a dedicated design geek, you probably can’t recognize the fonts used in the logos of some of the most recognizable companies in the …

Graphic Design

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Healthy Eating

Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes — and could cost local governments real revenue

A new pain for cities.<p>After finding a parking ticket lashed to his windshield, Seattle resident Dan Lear normally would have bitten the bullet and paid up, even though he felt misled by street signage.<p>Instead, Lear decided to try his luck with DoNotPay, a free bot service that streamlines the …

New York City

Moving? Here's 28 Tips For Making It Waaaaay Easier

Bookmark this and save yourself a world of stress.<p>20 Brilliant Tips For Furnishing A Small Living Space<p>16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

Edmunds: These 6 new SUVs are worth the wait

If you're in the market for a new SUV, it's important to know not only what's available now but also what's coming. Here are six SUVs going on sale in the next several months that we at Edmunds think are worth waiting for.<p>Why these six? One thing they have in common is the latest technology. On top …

Santa Fe

Format your code with Prettier

• Introduction to Prettier<br>• Less options<br>• Difference with ESLint<br>• Installation<br>• Prettier for beginners<br>Introduction to PrettierPrettier is an opinionated code …

JavaScript

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

This dildo orders Domino's pizza after you cum

You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino’s and order a pizza for you after you’ve cum.<p>Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been …

Domino's Pizza

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to …

Exercise

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Graphic Design

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

Minimalist summer retreat in Denmark is like a house within a house

This summer retreat in Denmark may look like a minimalist dream, but there’s an interesting design twist when you take a closer look. Danish …

Kaggle Learn review: there is a deep learning track and it is worth your time

Right from my undergrad days when I was starting out with machine learning to this date, my admiration for Kaggle continues to grow. In addition to …

Get started with editorial design

If you're keen to add another skill to your design portfolio, editorial design could be a great place to start. Editorial design can be a daunting …

Typography

Windows 10's new app: Microsoft's Ink to Code turns sketches into working code

Microsoft offers Windows and Android developers a new Garage Project app to prototype software faster.<p>Microsoft's latest app from the Garage Project …

Microsoft Visual Studio

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Televisions

Compound Interest

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn't, pays it.<p>- Albert Einstein<p>There is nothing quite …

Personal Finance

The Dishwasher Gets A Redesign For Tiny Apartments

The transparent cube fits on a countertop–and it can do double duty washing clothes and cooking food.<p>There’s no perfect way to wash a few dishes. The modern dishwasher is designed to hold place settings for more than a dozen people . . . yet hand-washing is extremely inefficient, using more water …

Kitchens

Vestaboard

Inspired by the split-flap displays found in train stations across Europe, the Vestaboard is an Internet-connected throwback to a simpler era. It has …

Apps

Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed on One Incredibly Useful Website

If you picked up a Google Home over the holidays you may be wondering what it’s good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google’s …

Google Home

FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Known Prime Number Containing a Staggering 23 Million Digits

Using a computer powered by an off-the-shelf Intel Core i5-6600 processor, a FedEx employee from Tennessee has discovered the largest prime number …

Here’s How To Make a Gross Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

Holiday baking shifts our cookie sheets into overdrive. Over the past few months, these trusted kitchen tools have seen it all—from spicy-sweet …

Country Lifestyle

How Feminist Artists Reclaimed Futura from New York’s Mad Men

You Are My Own, 1999.<br>Jenny Holzer<br>Caviar20Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989.<br>Barbara Kruger<br>"The Inaugural Installation" at The Broad, Los …

Typography

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

568600691<p>book<p>Everything Is Flammable<p>568295227<p>author<p>Fonda Lee<p>568295154<p>book<p>Jade City<p>567819552<p>author<p>Alan Gratz<p>567819541<p>book<p>Refugee<p>567259648<p>author<p>Kaveh Akbar<p>567259643<p>book<p>Calling a Wolf a Wolf<p>566853883<p>book<p>Here We Are<p>564340848<p>author<p>Colu Henry<p>564340843<p>book<p>Back Pocket …

Books