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8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

Dog and Fox - the first beer with beermat label

Creative Agency: Punk You Brands<br>Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work<br>Location: New York, USA<br>Packaging Contents: Beer<br>Packaging Substrate / …

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

Why businesses need to adopt ‘design thinking’ to improve digital experiences

This article discusses the importance of design thinking and why it should be at the heart of every business wanting to successfully implement …

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 …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

Self-improvement

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. Administration Building / Che Fu Chang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Steelmaking is a sophisticated process. Extruding, rolling, extending—the dynamic flow gives birth to …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Food & Dining

Where to See Zaha Hadid's Best Buildings

“I don’t design nice buildings,” said the architect Zaha Hadid, who died suddenly today at the age of 65. “I don’t like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.”<p>On that, and on her role as one of the world’s top architects, she was fearless and relentless, creating …

She Was the Z: An Appreciation of Zaha Hadid

Z. At most Zaha. The way many of her friends referred to her conveyed the energy and the design signature both her buildings and she, herself, exemplified. Z’s buildings slashed and snaked their way into our consciousness and out of the sites to which they did not wish to be confined. She was the …

Zaha Hadid

28 Gallery Wall Styles for Any Space

Vintage Vibe<p>Inside her 1910 farmhouse in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Suna Lock, owner of Stripe Design Group and Stripe shops, turns a blank …

Original Parts From Vintage Vespas Turned Into Strikingly Modern Office Chairs

The legendary Vespa motorbike has been reimagined as a unique piece of office furniture. Created by Spanish studio Bel & Bel, the <i>Scooter Chair</i> uses original parts from the Italian vehicle to form a striking silhouette. The 1980s-style chassis has been cleverly upcycled as the seat back, with its …

Creative Packaging Design Turns Pasta Into Hair

“Clever” and “pasta packaging” are two things that rarely go together – until now. Maverick Moscow based company Nikita has recently published a …

Packaging Design

Articles about 11 ways make your bathroom safer on Dwell.com - Dwell

Deciding to have a mudroom in your home could be one of the most important decisions you make, especially if you have a busy...<p>A balcony is a wonderful architectural feature that connects the indoors with the outdoors, presents homeowners with elevated...<p>These low-fuss products bring automation …

Facelifts

Zaha Hadid designed an apartment building with robot valets and a private IMAX theater, and we went inside

1/<p>Hadid's 135-foot-tall building will live at 520 West 28th Street on Manhattan's far west side. It's two blocks away from Hudson Yards, the new $20 …

Geometric Necklace

A background in architecture and desire for experimentation are the driving forces behind <b>Koonyai Studio</b>. A larger scale <b>structural design aesthetic</b> meets the small-scale use of daily life in pieces that stand out from the crowd. Take for instance this geometric necklace, handmade with gold-plated …

The design secrets behind California's newest fast food innovation

1/<p>Grocott and his team of designers started the concept with a "1950s Americana" idea. "We wanted deliver something very American, very homespun, but …

This angular bathroom was inspired by the shape of ice

Last year, Austrian creative studio Who Cares?! Design, created the Ice Bed, and now they’ve sent us their latest design, the Ice Bath, a bathroom …

Pivotal Snaps Up Slice of Lime to Juice Product Design

Here’s a painful lesson: It doesn’t matter much how powerful and or cool your company’s product is if customers can’t figure out how to use it. That …

Design Thinking – The New Innovation Strategy

Today we are living and doing business in complex modern technology driven environment. There are various types of complexities, in different forms …

Sweden has declared war on cash

Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.<p>All across Sweden, cash—the physical kind, not cash in the …

Want to Build a Big National Brand? Here's Advice From a Founder Who's Done It Twice.

Ron Shaich is the driving force behind both Au Bon Pain and Panera Bread. Here's his advice for entrepreneurs.<p><i>(This post is part of a series about the founders of some great American brands. You may want to check out previous posts about the founder of Dunkin' Donuts, and the founder of Under</i> …

Architizer

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …