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Not Enough Time in the Day? Ask Yourself These 50 Tough Questions to Find Out Why

Poor time management isn't about a lack of time. It's about how you think about time.<p>Hands down, one of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is a "lack of time." Yet, how is it that some people achieve so much more than others when we all share the same 24 hours? It's not because they …

InVision design tool Studio gets an app store, asset store

InVision, the startup that wants to be the operating system for designers, today introduced its app store and asset store within InVision Studio. In short, InVision Studio users now have access to some of their most-used apps and services from right within the Studio design tool. Plus, those same …

App Store

The Curse of 666 Fifth Avenue, the Skyscraper That Could Sink the Kushners

Whatever his other flaws as a human being, Jared Kushner is surely afflicted with Skyscraper Envy.<p>Like his father-in-law the president, Kushner wants …

Architecture

Baby Rhino’s Reaction to Being Around Snow For The First Time is the Daily Pick-me-up You Need

Most human children are delighted by the sight of snow – and this 2-month-old white rhino is no different. Zohari is a sweet little pachyderm who was …

Design Professor Shares Witty Wisdom in Honest Charts About Creative Life

When you’re a graphic design student, you’ve got more questions than answers. They range from the technical queries, like how to use Photoshop, to existential crises that force you to consider (and reconsider) your entire creative practice. Mitch Goldstein, an Assistant Professor of Design at the …

The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.<p>In 2013, Rae, founder of …

S&P 500

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Bored? No way. Ditching technology makes life complicated and beautiful

We are walking eyes half-open, half-asleep into a techno-dystopia even George Orwell couldn’t imagine. 1984 is starting to look primitive compared to what’s in store for us. Sex robots could soon make deep, intimate relationships with other people a thing of the past, in the same way machines have …

John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code

Silicon Valley finally understands the essential role of design. Products look better than ever, interfaces feel intuitive, and companies are hiring …

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

Data Can Lie–Here’s A Guide To Calling Out B.S.

Big data and machine learning are making it easier to B.S. with data, so two scientists made a free syllabus to combat it.<p>We live in a time awash in bullshit. There’s B.S. of the political kind, a type that’s risen to the forefront of the national conversation over the last year through fake news. …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

CEOs

Having A Baby Affects Women's Sleep More Than Men's...Because Science Is Horrible

Another instance of science telling us something rubbish that we already knew<p>Anecdotal evidence seems to prove that once you have children, you will …

Typography Ruined The Oscars’ Biggest Moment. This Guy Fixed It

Do us a favor, and give designer Brandon Jameson a spare statuette.<p>By now, we’ve all seen the replays and read the analysis, breaking down how Warren Beatty could have gotten the wrong envelope for Best Picture. But something else could’ve prevented the biggest screw-up in Oscar history. If the …

The Concept of Concept Creep

Jacob is an active six year old who is often jumping up out of his seat, knocking things over, and impulsively shouting out answers in his first …

The twisted psychology of office cliques

Michael Scott and the Beast have a lot in common. Both <i>The Office</i> protagonist and the Disney cartoon character have copious chest hair—and both are achingly alone.<p>But whereas the Beast broods in isolation, Michael Scott is desperate for company. His plight is sympathetic: Anyone who’s survived high …

8 Insanely Easy Things You Can Do Today to Immediately Improve Your Landscape Photography

What if you could make just a single, easy change to the way you approach landscape photography, and see an immediate boost in the quality of the …

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

How to make the perfect physical portfolio with photographer Guy Archard

<i>In this digital age, it’s become easier to show your work off to potential clients through a website, Tumblr or swish Instagram account. Of course,</i> …

10 Best Illustrators of 2016

The field of illustration once had a period of time called “The Golden Age.” This 40-year stretch began in the 1880’s and continued into the 1920’s, …

The Long and Fantastic Story of Blue Art Pigments

December 6, 2016<p>Alias of Ksenija Pantelić<p>Appreciating the mystic and explorative qualities of color, <b>blue art pigments</b> are considered to represent the …

Art

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

My Kids And I Spent A Year Painting Over 1,000 Rocks And Hid Them For People To Spot And Photograph

A few months ago I shared some of the Family Friendly Street Art my kids and I make – painting rocks or sticks or leaves and hiding them around town …

Kids

Slanted electrode implant restores movement to paralyzed limbs

Once the realm of science fiction, the ability to restablish a link between the brain and the limbs after it's been severed as a result of spinal …

Neurophilosophy

Introducing The Polarizing Clip On Filter

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Give your camera-phone super powers!<p>Your phonecam can now see through windows that were once obscured by glare, …

The ‘Doco’ Extension Gives Photoshop the Documents Panel It’s Always Needed

When you’re working with multiple photos in Photoshop, one of the biggest pains turns out to be management. Despite being around for over 20 years, …