Matt Cates

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Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

This Designer Invented The Ultimate Font Finder

Spector is a pocket-sized gadget that takes the detective work out of identifying fonts and colors.<p>There are certain celebrity fonts that get so much play, they’re instantly recognizable. (Looking at you, Helvetica, Comic Sans, and Times New Roman.) But it can be frustrating to sleuth the true …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

Song of the Summer 2016: Industry Insiders Pick Their Favorites

For EW’s new Summer Must List—the one with Nick Jonas on the cover, on newsstands now—we asked industry insiders and top artists to peer into their …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

Financial Services

Workers are the Biggest Asset in the Evolving Manufacturing Industry

The instruction manual for a typical CNC mill – the modern equivalent of a lathe that chisels parts from hunks of metal – is 200 pages long. The …

9 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

Becoming a millionaire by 30 is possible, and you don't have to found the next Facebook or Snapchat or win a Powerball jackpot to do so. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark, we rounded up nine pieces of advice from people who became millionaires at a young …

A couples psychologist reveals what to look for when you're dating

Like, will-shape-the-rest-of-your-life good for you.<p>Relationship psychologist Peter Pearson tells Tech Insider that single people should <b>"date as much as they can manage or tolerate."</b><p>Because compatibility is something you can only find out about firsthand.<p>"I don't think you can go to a mountaintop …

Less than 3% of Americans are worth dating

If you're in a relationship, stop right here.<p>If you're not, you're single.<p>That's completely fine — around half the population of US adults are. But you should know it's highly unlikely you're worth dating.<p>In fact, according to our calculations only about 2.7% of American adults are "worth …

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk | Inc.com

Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for …

Startups

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

How To Answer The Five Dumbest Job Interview Questions

This story lays out five old-school, insulting job interview questions that have no business on any 21st-century interviewer’s agenda or lips.<p>Some people haven’t gotten the memo that the traditional, power-inequality-driven interview questions are embarrassing throwbacks. They brand an employer as …

Employment

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

Selling

16 Times Ralph Wiggum Perfectly Embodied The Dating Struggle

"So...you like...stuff?"

This Plastic Becomes As Moldable As Play-Doh When Dipped In Hot Water

FORMcard, created by designer Peter Marigold, can be used to repair, modify, or create everyday objects.<p>“I’ve always made things and it’s always frustrated me that plastics are something you’re given, and not something you can change easily,” says London-based furniture designer Peter Marigold. …

The Science Behind How Pay Affects Productivity

To real people, it’s the thought that counts as much as the cash.<p>In 2013, three Harvard researchers decided to see how different levels of pay would affect the amount of work they got.<p>On the freelancer contracting site oDesk, they posted jobs typing in CAPTCHAs, those hard-to-read words or codes …

13 GIFs Of Cars Morphing From Concept To Reality

Concept cars are the most exciting part of any automobile show. They’re flags planted somwhere in the future, signaling the design direction to come from a given automaker. But ultimately, they’re not the actual car you’ll see on the roads. They tend to be more boisterous than what’s actually …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self: Build your Daily Routine by Optimizing Your Mind, Body and Spirit

<b>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”</b><p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words. And for most of …

Productivity

Can Atomic Be Google Docs For Designers?

Atomic is a powerful web-based platform that allows designers to collaboratively prototype beautiful apps for any platform.<p>It seems insane, but Photoshop is still the starting point for a lot of app and web designers. But when you start your design in a static tool that doesn’t do interaction, or …

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Sculptures Reveal the Inner Anatomies of Beloved Childhood Toys

When artist Jason Freeny lost his job as an industrial designer, he began carving the inner anatomies of famous toys. After months of unemployment, the talented creator turned to sculpting during a time of financial desperation. He decided to buy the character Dunny from Kidrobot, cut it open, fill …

Why Designers Must Put Invention First

To fulfill their potential, designers should create conditions for proactive, not reactive, thinking, argues Paddy Harrington.<p>The business of design tends to be project focused. A task is established, and a designer is hired to complete it. Usually a company or organization, with a distinct need, …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Michael DiTullo on Rapid Communication, Digital Tools and Sketching on Planes

Notes from the Core77 Sketching App Showdown<p><i>We talked with some seasoned sketchers about their app-inions and how and what works for them. Read more</i> …