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Dezeen Watch Store has now closed

Tags:<p>Search results:<p>Dezeen Watch Store has now closed, and is no longer taking orders.<p>For a full list of our former watch brands and where to buy …

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13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

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Excel Spreadsheet Error, Ha Ha! Lessons From the Reinhart-Rogoff Controversy

At this point everyone who follows economic policy debates knows about the famous Reinhart-Rogoff spreadsheet error uncovered by a University of Massachusetts graduate student. When the error is corrected, there is nothing resembling the growth falloff cliff associated with a 90 percent debt-to-GDP …

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The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Yoga For Anxiety: 10 Poses To Reduce Stress And Support Mental Health (PHOTOS)

Roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that's around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. But even those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder aren't immune to experiencing stress, tension and anxiety in their …

Round the world with kids – what to know before you go

Fed up with the stresses and strains of a working life in London that left little time to spend with our two boys (then aged 6 and 3), my partner and I decided to do the modern equivalent of running away to join the circus: we let the apartment and took the kids travelling the world for a couple of …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

The Unemployment Rate Is Much Higher Than They Tell You

The 7.5% US unemployment rate, at its lowest level since 2008, seems to be telling a story of slow-but-steady recovery after the Great Recession and Financial Crisis.<p>Unfortunately, the bulk of evidence suggests the "real" jobless rate is far higher. As the U-3 rate has fallen, so has the labor …

What the Obama Campaign's Chief Data Scientist Is Up to Now

The short version: trying to keep the best minds of his generation from working on advertising.<p>By all accounts, Rayid Ghani's data work for President Obama's reelection campaign was brilliant and unprecedented. Ghani probably could have written a ticket to work at any company in the world, or …

Today's Google Doodle Is My Favorite in a Long Time

An unexpectedly elegant tiny work of art.<p>I don't know who at Google had the wit to think that the 93rd birthday (?) of the late Saul Bass (??) was an occasion calling for celebration via a "Doodle" -- a one-day tribute on the home page.<p>But whoever that person was, was right. The click-to-play …

Google Framed As Book Stealer Bent On Data Domination In New Documentary

“Google And The World Brain” is a new documentary about Google’s plan to scan all of the world’s books, which triggered an ongoing lawsuit being heard today. The hair-raising film sees Google import millions of copyrighted works, get sued, lose, but almost get a literature monopoly in the process. …

Luang Prabang: The Perfect Place

This month in <i>Outside</i>, Elizabeth Gilbert recounts her journey to Luang Prabang, a trip so magical she's afraid to ever return for fear of spoiling the memory. But that doesn't mean you can't take a peek inside Laos' little slice of Heaven.<p>Above, young monks collecting alms from devout …

A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …