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The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by …

10 Timeless Steps to Better Writing From David Ogilvy, the Father of Advertising

Because good writing never goes out of style.<p>It's been said that the ability to write well helps a person to achieve focus, which leads to better, clearer thinking.<p>But how can you learn to write better?<p>Enter the timeless advice of David Ogilvy.<p>Despite never graduating from college, Ogilvy had a …

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

Productivity

Yes, You Can Teach Yourself Synesthesia (And Here's Why You Should)

A synesthete-turned-scientist on why it's helpful to "hear" colors and "see" sounds.<p>Berit Brogaard has had synesthesia, a neurological condition in which different senses combine in unusual ways, for as long as she can remember.<p>We often think of synesthesia as “seeing” sounds in different colors …

Berlin mayor rejects new cycling law, despite massive CO2 emissions

Berlin Mayor Michael Müller has been accused of blocking a new cycling bill that could drastically cut the city's carbon footprint. Urban traffic is …

Don’t Always Follow the Hype: Steer Clear of These Web Design Pitfalls

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components and features. Attitudes and …

Sculptor builds tiny, elaborate treehouses in house-plants

Jedediah Voltzby's <i>Somewhere Small</i> sculpture series is composed of 25 tiny treehouses painstakingly built around houseplants, drawing on Voltzby's …

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Online business-to-business marketplace Expert Market has put together a ranking of the global cities where people have the best balance between …

Neuroscientist’s new book explores blind spots and other brain teasers

Dean Burnett doesn't think the human brain is so great. He thinks it's messy, sloppy and, sometimes, downright annoying.<p>The Welsh neuroscientist, who writes the popular science blog "Brain flapping" for the Guardian newspaper, was tired of seeing typical books on neuroscience treat the brain as a …

This Video Proves Rome Is One of the World's Most Beautiful Places

If you've been to Rome, you can vouch for the city's stunning architecture, storied streets, and breathtaking views. Even if you haven't had the …

8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

The 8 Best Bike Rides In Los Angeles

<i>Los Angeles and the bicycle have somewhat of a love/hate relationship. On one hand, L.A. is perfect for riding; the weather is gorgeous, the city</i> …

This Dutch Town Will Grow Its Own Food, Live Off-Grid, And Handle Its Own Waste

Meet the "Tesla of eco-villages".<p>It's no secret that today's aggressive agricultural techniques can take a heavy toll on the environment, both on the …

Sustainability

9 Diversity Factors That Will Increase Team Creativity

Human resource departments tout diversity, because a diverse company will better represent all of its customers. But how does diversity help creativity? What are the important factors we typically forget?<p>When we use the word "diversity" in the context of companies, we typically refer to the …

12 Must Have Experiences in Nepal Besides Mountain Climbing

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. And the …

Hot Springs

The Peloponnese in Greece is the best place in Europe to visit in 2016, says Lonely Planet

Travel guide publisher’s annual bucket list mixes old favourites and more obscure destinations<p>Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has released its annual list of the best places to visit in Europe, this year opting for a mix of the usual suspects (Venice, the Dordogne) and a scattering of …

These 3 Psychological Barriers Are Hurting Your Creativity

Need to get your creative juices flowing? It starts by overcoming these hurdles.<p>Psychological barriers routinely put chains around workplace creativity, stalling both projects and careers. To unlock your innovation, recognize these three most common hurdles and apply the easy fixes.<p><b>Conformity</b><p>If …

After 60 Years in Advertising, I Believe True Creativity Is More Powerful Than Ever

A good thing about getting old in this business is that you've actually lived through all the changes and survived the perennial predictions of ad …