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Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

What does it mean to "dress for success"? Certainly not what it meant when a book by that name first came out in 1975.<p>Now, what to wear to work is a murky area that includes a new clothing trend known as "athleisure" — workout wear that might also work for the office.<p>According to the NPD Group, …

Clothing

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

Piscines Stars

L'été, le soleil chauffe et alanguit les corps, suscitant de furieuses envies de fraîcheur... Et des rêves de piscine. Suspendu dans le vide, les …

Design Tips From Kanye West and Calvin Klein's Architect

Claudio Silvestrin on designing with simplicity<p>Claudio Silvestrin on designing with simplicity

New York City

Croisière en blanc

Blanc pur, blanc cassé, blanc poudré... Les robes de la croisière 2015 se teintent d'innocence et donnent des envies d'été. A l'heure où les mariages …

Architects Propose Converting World Cup Stadiums Into Affordable Housing

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Want a day of IRL PSFK inspiration? Come to our CXI 2018 conference!<p>That’s right, before you start filling up …

Public Relations

How to Train Yourself to Be Cool Under Pressure

Last weekend after giving the okay for special forces soldiers to raid a compound where the world's most wanted man was believed to be hiding,</b> …

Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman

You need social skills to have a conversation in real life -- but they're quite different from the skills you need to write good dialogue. Educator …

Writing

How long would Batman last in the real world?

A brilliant response from Redditor periphery72271 followed shortly. Gotta say, in today's ultra-paranoid world, I absolutely believe this.<p>Exactly one …

49 Signs You’re Addicted To Reading

1. Books > people is your general outlook on life. People are cool but reading is your preferred social activity.<p>2. You know what a book hangover is …

MIT Will Teach You Photojournalism For Free

If you ever wanted to get more serious about photography, but weren’t quite sure where to start, MIT’s free online course in photojournalism just might be the right entry point.<p>The worst possible outcome is that you might end up a better photographer.<p>It’s not a full-blown photography class–there’s …

Photography

The 27 Maps That Explain America

With that in mind, we've put together a new edition of the 27 maps that explain America.<p>You'll find pretty much everything in here: eating and drinking habits, pet ownership, ethnicity, language, and more.<p>Check it out.

Demographics

Maria Popova: Staying Present and Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

How do we answer the grand question of how to live—and more importantly—how to live well? This is the deeply philosophical (and yet eminently …

Creativity

If You’ve Ever Wondered About What You Can Take From A Hotel Room, Here Are Some Answers

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What can I take from a hotel room without being charged? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled</i> …

Here's Why Students Fall Asleep During Lectures

<i>This post originally appeared on Quora in response to the question "Why do we fall asleep during lectures?"</i><i>We've republished an answer from Robert Frost, a NASA engineer and instructor.</i><p>John Medina, in his book Brain Rules, introduces data that forms the following graph:<p>The data shows that student …

Teaching

Design Offices to Be More Like Neighborhoods

As more people flock to urban areas (about 80% of the U.S. population lives in cities), government officials and academics are becoming more interested in the study of urban space. This has coincided with a boom of new methods to study cities on a macro scale – but many of these techniques can also …

Develop Mental Toughness by Keeping Your Duties Visible

Mental toughness is something we could all stand to gain. John Corcoran at The Art of Manliness suggests displaying your different duties—or job …

Self-improvement

Sometimes It's Worth Finishing Your Worst Work to Move On To Your Best

We all have one of those projects sitting around unfinished that we know isn't that great. It's easy to abandon it, but as writer Steven Pressfield …

Woodworking

Why Are Some People More Prone To Mosquito Bites?

And by "some people" I mean me. Why is it that an evening stroll leaves me feeling eaten alive while my companions are left blissfully …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

What Cities Around the World are Hyperdiverse?

Each of the 20 cities below are home to more than one million foreign-born residents, making them ''hyperdiverse.''

How to Get Paid Faster: 9 Proven Ideas | Inc.com

Odds are you didn't spend a lot of time thinking about how you'd get paid when you started your business. You figured you'd do the work, send a bill, and a check would come a few days later.<p>Given that receivables rarely work that way, most of us can use some help when it comes to getting paid. Here …

Personal Finance

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

20 New Yorker Design Stories To Read Now

Curl up with your iPad while the archives are free<p>So far, the best thing about the <i>New Yorker</i>’s digital revamp is not the new site design, but rather the opening of the magazine’s storied archives. For the next three months, articles dating back to 2007 (plus select additional features) are free to …

Google Glass

How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind

We all overthink aspects of our lives. Whether it's decisions, regrets, self-worth, or general worries about the future, we're so often stuck inside …

Self-help

Everything You Wanted To Know About The 2014 World Cup, In One Poster

To help fans relive the 2014 World Cup, graphic design studio The Creative Arms has created a poster as beautiful as the beautiful game itself. It maps out every match, from the group stage to the final. Done up in gold on a deep green background, the poster is shaped to resemble the World Cup …

Rio De Janeiro

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

How Creative Hobbies Make Us Better At Basically Everything

They’re not just diversions from the daily grind–creative play can make you better at what you do at work.<p>At any given time, I have a side project running.<p>It’s often a new blog or a Tumblr or a book or a newsletter. Sometimes I try to design WordPress themes. Other times I try photography. This …

Creativity

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

Body Language