Mauricio Abela

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A letter to … My brother, whom I bullied when we were young

The letter you always wanted to write<p>I was five when you were born. Looking at pictures from that time, I look so happy with you. I am holding you, bathing you, I am smiling, I look smitten. But I do not remember that feeling, as if the person in the pictures were somebody else.<p>I was a daddy’s …

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Amazon Echo Dot gives you a voice-controlled smart home for only $90

Nobody saw it coming. While Apple and Google were busy trying to beat each other to the smart home with HomeKit and Nest, respectively, Amazon snuck …

15 expert Apple TV tips and tricks

By David Nield<p>The Apple TV doesn't attract the same number of headlines as the iPhone or the MacBook but it's a quality bit of kit in its own right - …

Smart TV

An Entrance to Behold: 1970s Home Acquires a Modern Minimal Sheen

It is not very often that we come across homes with a curved wall or two, as the world around us seems to be obsessed with simple, straight lines …

Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s: Real-world speed test leaves one phone shamed

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagship phones are now six days old. Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are six months old. Is it fair …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Official Showcase Website for Adobe

Serge Vasil shared a super cool project on his Behance profile, it was a responsive website project he did for Adobe and the best thing about it is …

Cute Door Stickers Will Transform Your Doors Into Animals

These eco-friendly stickers will transform any door into a cute animal. Made of Sundays charges 34 euros for one door’s worth of stickers and they …

The Best Tools and Toolbox

Why you should trust us<p>I know a decent amount about tools. I have spent 10 years in construction: first as a carpenter, then foreman, and finally a …

15 All Caps Font Styles For Your High-Quality Design

We have previously discussed why it is very important in choosing the right font style for your design. Fonts can make or break your design, …

Typography

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and …

Dining Rooms

12 Ideas For Silly But Sophisticated Decor

Texture over everything.<p>Lyft is a popular ride sharing service in major cities around the US. Their drivers are most recognized by their pink "glowstaches" that adorn their dashboards. We decided to pay the San Francisco-based company a visit and found that Lyft HQ was a treasure trove for quirky …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

University of Washington

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

12 Cool Things You Can Do With Apple TV

Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.<p>But that's not all the Apple TV can do.<p>We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.

Smart TV

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Why Can’t The U.S. Government’s Graphic Design Be This Beautiful?

Maak Plaats, a Dutch manual on urban infrastructure, is so candy-lickable, it might as well be a graphic design creamsicle.<p>How do you make infrastructure policy seem revolutionary? You make the official guidelines look like the old flower-power posters, in the hopes of dredging up the same spirit …

Photographer Continues to Capture the Visual Diversity of Rare Fungi

About a year ago, we marveled at the unique fungi that Australian photographer Steve Axford captured with his camera. And lucky for us, it looks like the New South Wales resident has discovered even more gorgeous and diverse species to share. These definitely aren't your typical mushrooms–many are …

Photography

25 New Free Photoshop PSD Files for Designers

Fresh free PSD files and PSD mockup templates free download. All psd files are very useful for UI designers. <b>Free PSD Files</b> are available for …

Graphic Design

7 Simple Kitchen Renovation Ideas To Make The Space Look Expensive

When your taste is bigger than your budget, it's time to start thinking like a pro.<p>Of all the rooms in a house where decorative sleight of hand can have the biggest visual impact, the kitchen rules, says designer Elaine Griffin. "That's because kitchen cabinets come in standard sizes with standard …

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? …

SanDisk has lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives

Solid-state drive (SSD) can significantly increase the performance of a computers compared to regular hard-disk drives (HDD), but flash memory has …

The Best Mac Accessories and Upgrades

Over the past six months, I’ve published quite a few tutorials to help Mac users improve the performance of older computers, as well as some great guides to the best Mac accessories across a variety of categories. Today, I’m tying them all together in this handy, one-stop roundup of <b>the best Mac</b> …

MacBook Air

How to Grout Tile

Follow these step-by-step instructions.<p><b>How to Grout Tiles</b><p>Grout is the waterproof cement that goes between the tiles. All tiling must be finished with grouting, and this is the really satisfying part! You can create very different looks with colored grout. For more outlandish combinations, test a …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Before & After: A $30 Armoire Gets a Glam New Look

A spiderweb-covered Goodwill find becomes a beautiful, functional piece of office furniture.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today.</i> <i>This makeover is courtesy of hometalk memberUpcycled Treasures.</i><p>"I …