Mary Harper

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How to keep your skin hydrated on a aeroplane

Forget people watching; on planes, it’s all about product watching. So palpable is a woman’s fear as she hunkers down for a 12-plus-hour flight (otherwise known as a 360-degree assault on beauty) that she’ll bring out the big guns – right there in public view.<p>These are the gems that would otherwise …

The 10 Best Online Marketing Strategies to Make You a Unicorn [Infographic]

Everyone who knows me knows I'm obsessed with unicorns - not just the magical beasts you'll often find hanging out near rainbows but marketing …

AlphaGo and the Declining Advantage of Big Companies

Last week, machine learning took a big leap forward when Google’s AlphaGo, a machine algorithm, beat the world champion, Lee Sedol, in the game Go. An ancient Chinese board game that dates back nearly 3,000 years, Go is played on a 19-by-19 square grid, with each player trying capture the …

Improve Your Customer’s Experience With Experience Mapping

Have you ever walked into your favorite department store, and felt a disconnect in the way that fave brand talks to you via email, or snail mail, or …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

Artificial Intelligence

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Year Man Becomes Immortal

The accelerating pace of change and exponential growth in computing power will lead to the Singularity.

10 More Charts That Are Changing Content Marketing — The Content Strategist

We talk a lot about <i>data-driven content creation</i> at Contently—basically, it’s just a fancy way of saying that you measure what works, and then double …

Marc Andreessen teaches startups what disruption is really about (in 17 tweets)

You’ve probably heard about “disruptive innovation,” a concept from Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. But prominent Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants to be sure that you actually understand disruption — because the term does get thrown around a lot.<p>In his latest onslaught of …

On David Ogilvy's Contrarian Management Advice

<i>Gregory Ciotti is Help Scout‘s resident content marketer. He also gets nerdy about behavioral psychology at Sparring Mind. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>A true leader is one who inspires loyalty with no regard to rank or position.<p>Do you like good gadgets?Those sweet cool …

Barbra Streisand: bikers and BDSM

Below, photos of Barbra Streisand doing biker BDSM from a shoot connected to the 1970 film The Owl and The Pussycat. Many more over at Dangerous …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Dad Creates Educational Pancakes For His Kids

Nathan Shields, a talented illustrator and math teacher currently living as a stay-at-home dad in Saipan, will teach you just how awesome it can be …

22 Creative Kids’ Room Ideas That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again

We love to write about interior design at Bored Panda, but we often forget to cover one important group – kids! Most parents will agree that …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …

After Losing Mother To Brain Cancer, Artist Finds Peace In Surreal Photography

Kirsty Mitchell, a talented photographer based in the UK, creates mystical and dream-like surreal photographs that clearly communicate her intense, …

Photography

How to Make a Realistic Looking Human Head in a Jar

mikeasaurus of Instructables has posted instructions on how to make your own remarkably convincing head in a jar. The effect is achieved through some …

Egyptian Desert Sand Spiral Spans Distance And Time

In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands <i>Desert Breath</i>, a stunning land-art project comprised of perfectly-formed cones and a glistening pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site-specific installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, made up of …

Giant Wind-Up Bots Overtake the Streets of Buenos Aires | Colossal

<p>In this latest clip from Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films we watch as tin windup toys overtake the streets of Buenos Aires, living amongst …

Want Amazing Skin? Start in Your Fridge | Pinterest | Food, Healthy skin and Makeup

Facebook’s Plot To Conquer Mobile: Shatter Itself Into Pieces

Swiss Army knives don’t cut it on mobile. Packing in too many features creates apps that seem bloated and slow. Perhaps more than any company, Facebook has struggled to adapt its busy website to the small screen. But through a talk with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and its Messenger team in …

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja | Colossal

<p>Created in 2006 by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja, To Breathe – A Mirror Woman was an elaborate installation at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque …

19 Penises You Need To Visit Before You Die

These are big travel tips.

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 80 genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

10 Happy Kitchens

Kitchens

Magic Eye Music Video

Remember the Magic Eye books from the 90s? If you've been waiting for someone to make it in video form, your wait is over.<p>The Young Rival has …