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Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

Pablo Olivera recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration …

Typography

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

Minimalist Brand Identity Created from Golden Ratio

Yaiza Liébana. The brand identity for this psychiatric clinic relays on the layout created from golden ratio, which evokes classical aesthetic …

Graphic Design

Using Color Psychology for Better Website Results

Perception is everything. Part of that is influenced by behavior, plus our emotion. Significant studies have shown that color effects not just what …

Web 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

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Have you noticed these web design trends in 2018?

As a space of ideas, fresh design and inspiration, the internet is a space which is constantly changing and evolving. As designers add new elements …

UI Design

Top Free eBooks for Web Designers & Web Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — help authoring tool<p>Web design and web development are the niches that are extremely popular …

Web Design

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

Research: Learning a Little About Something Makes Us Overconfident

As former baseball pitcher Vernon Law once put it, experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first, and only then provides the lesson.<p>Perhaps this observation can explain the results of a survey sponsored by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Among college students, …

Psychology

How to Find Yourself, According to Science: Live Abroad

Expat life is an excellent mirror, according to new research.<p>What's the unsung secret to leadership greatness? According to new research recently written up on HBR, the answer isn't charisma or empathy. It's self-awareness.<p>"Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident …

Universal Health Care

How to write in style for your audience

Writing in style is really important. Now I don’t mean necessarily that you should consider style like what you’re wearing. If your boots, socks, and …

Insights Driven Design

In the world of design, we come up with new fancy terms everyday. I am not a big fan of terminology but sometimes it make a difference in the …

How to tackle uncertainty with design

<b>A product strategy discovery in practice</b><p>A few months ago in the Guardian apps team, we realised we needed better information to make product decisions and move forward strategically. We want to feel confident that we are constantly delivering value to our users while ensuring business …

Design

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help

10 Examples of Unorthodox Container Shapes Created with CSS

Sometimes it feels like we have a lack of creativity when it comes to building CSS containers. They’re either round, somewhat-round, square or …

Web Design

5 unusually effective ways design studios show work

A decent website is essential for any successful design studio. It's a great way to set out your stall to potential clients and pick up new …

Graphic Design

5 foods you should never reheat in a microwave

Some 30 years ago, American kitchens received the gift of the microwave and quickly became dependent on it for lightning-fast heating. Younger generations can’t even imagine making oatmeal, hot chocolate, or popcorn without it. And yet so many of us are using the microwave incorrectly for reheated …

Kitchens

Design Psychology and the Neuroscience of Awesome UX

Human cognition is complex, and many factors play into instant impressions. Design psychology is coming to the forefront as more and more companies …

UI Design

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

5 Easy Ways to Give Your Coffee a Healthy Boost

You know coffee can wake you up and boost your productivity, but did you know your daily cup can actually benefit your body? Experts say coffee drinkers are privy to a number of health perks, like reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and a few kinds of …

Kourtney Kardashian

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things That Can Really Influence How Others Perceive You

It can be as simple as being curious about the other person.<p>There are several ways you can elicit a great first impression from someone you just met. Here are five proven strategies to get you started.<p>1. Be curious.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? In a previous article, I posed …

Albert Einstein

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design

Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.<p>Every web developer inevitably runs into situations where they need to make visual design …

UI Design

These Crispy Pesto Smashed Potatoes Are an Easy Side Dish

When you're whipping up a weeknight meal, you want the side to be as quick and easy as the main. Enter: these pesto smashed potatoes. Between the …

Cooking

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

Seafood

10 Premium WordPress Plugins for 2018 You Should Know

A judicious selection of WordPress plugins is a must. It can ensure your WordPress website will perform optimally. The websites you are building will …

Web Design

How to build a UX portfolio with no work experience

A lot of user experience professionals who are active in our industry today have faced the question “How to build a UX portfolio if I have never worked in UX?” when starting their career.<p>Let’s be honest: it’s a bit unfair.<p>“Portfolio” is a mandatory field in almost every job application form, …