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Satirical Series Reveals the Secret Lies Behind Picturesque Instagram Posts

Some Instagram photos are so perfect you can’t help wondering how scenes like that actually exist. Beautifully crafted, the compositions might make you wish your life was that picturesque. Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone sheds some light on these types of impeccable images with her …

Satire

11 components that make up a good business plan

Investors want to back ventures with strong teams that address a large market, so how to write a business plan that reflects that?

Articles about 15 boldly modern japanese houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a …

Architecture

Modern Camper Expands 3X with a Simple Press of a Button

When on a road trip, hauling a teardrop-style camper is easy thanks to its small size. But with this convenience comes a distinct design disadvantage: there isn’t a lot of living space. Beauer offers an ingenious solution to this problem with their 3X camper. It uses telescope-style folding to …

Campers

The Best Book About Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Is racism a choice?

Changing the Metaphor to Change the Action.<p>In 2003, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson published, <i>Metaphors we live by</i>. They argue that our actions are …

The Backstory to ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt on the personal experiences behind their September cover story for The Atlantic<p><b>Greg Lukianoff’s Story</b><p>In the winter of 2007–08, I slipped into a deep depression. I had struggled with bouts of depression my entire life, many of them quite severe, but this was in a …

Students

If You Only Do 10 Yoga Poses, Do These

Yoga poses and techniques have been used for centuries as a way to achieve optimal health and well-being. Below are 10 selected from The Ultimate …

Yoga
Black History

Silicon Valley startups are paying headhunters more than $30,000 a head for hot engineers

Recruiter fees are also a big deal, according to a discussion on Twitter among founders on Thursday.<p>One Silicon Valley founder spent $500,000 in recruiter fees in 12 months to hire 15 engineers, tweeted startup founder Sten Tamkivi, CEO of Teleport, a startup building software to help people …

Silicon Valley

Salesforce has backed more $1 billion startups than Google

The venture arm of the customer-relationship management provider now has nine companies valued at $1 billion or more in its investment portfolio, more than any other corporate VC. Google Ventures is not far behind with seven, research firm CB Insights reports.<p>Salesforce Ventures announced a $100 …

Venture Capital

A new app lets anyone with a startup idea instantly chat with investors at VC firm Kleiner Perkins

In fact, he was so enamored by the startup culture there that he started sending cold emails to venture capitalists in the Valley, asking questions about term sheets and business plans. But the usual response he got — if he ever got one — was a simple one line message: "Next time you're here, let …

Venture Capital

Monstrous 'Toboggan' Water Slide Is Hands-Down The Wildest In The World

Timid souls need not apply.<p>Behold The Toboggan, a four-level mega-experience composed of 11 slides on the edge of a cliff in Palermo, Italy. To ride it, you'll whiz through three levels of slides via small, crystal-clear swimming pools. Then, you'll end with a dunk in the shimmering Gulf of …

Water Parks

Ask HN: Did you implement a lunch picking app at your startup?

When a group of developers start meeting regularly for lunch, it's almost inevitable for them to create an app -- within days -- to answer a real …

Startups

Workplace Inequality, Juvenile Mental Health And Pre-K Politics

Every Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization made up of some of North America’s most respected economists, …

Income Inequality

The corruption of happiness

Gary Becker, who died last year, should be considered one of the most influential thinkers of our times. A leading member of the Chicago School of …

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

Time Management

Meet The Startup That's Making Shoes Smarter

The world of apparel is moving in two new directions. More of the clothes we wear are destined to be better customized for our bodies thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones that can double up as scanners. (No tailors required.) They’re also becoming smarter, with startups and researchers looking at …

3D Printing

Author And YouTuber John Green Tells Advertisers To Stop Worrying About Eyeballs

YouTube just held its annual Brandcast event in Madison Square Garden, where it trotted out online video stars for an audience of advertisers.<p>The big message was that YouTube stars are huge celebrities, attracting lots of passionate fans — so advertisers should spend their money on, you guessed it, …

Advertising

Blameless

His mind was never the same — metal twisted, glass shattered, branches broken, and wheels in the air. Turning and turning, frozen, lifeless and …

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Psychology

6 Beautiful Ways Artificial Constraints Can Save Your Creativity - Copyblogger

Like accumulating capital, hard work has its own momentum. If you want to master digital media, then produce it often.<p>Maria Popova, the woman behind …

Content Marketing

Is LSD about to return to polite society?

For 40 years, Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, has believed psychedelics are an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Now a growing number of scientists agree<p>Imagine a family of drugs that could treat addiction, depression and post-traumatic stress: sicknesses of the soul …

Johns Hopkins University

How (Un)ethical Are You?

Answer true or false: “I am an ethical manager.”<p>If you answered “true,” here’s an uncomfortable fact: You’re probably not. Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased. We imagine we’re good decision makers, able to objectively size up a job candidate or a venture deal and reach a fair and …

Psychology

60 Awesome Free Tools To Create A Visual Marketing Campaign On A Budget – Learn

<i>Creating a visual marketing campaign is not just about telling the story of your brand or product, but finding the right tools to do it.</i><p>The …

Hate mobile QA testing? There's a startup for that

One Estonian startup is hoping to change the way companies think about quality assurance and mobile testing.<p>Three years ago, Kristel Viidik already …

San Francisco

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Psychology

The CEO of AshleyMadison is ready to reap the riches of infidelity

Everyone told Noel Biderman not to start his company, AshleyMadison, an internet dating site for infidelity. His parents, friends, lawyers he'd …