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The best iPad app for taking notes on documents just got a huge upgrade

LiquidText is the go-to iPad app for reading and taking notes on documents, whether they're Word docs, PDFs or PowerPoint presentations. You can pull …

Do the Japanese run the best meetings?

Constantly trapped in pointless meetings? Try the Japanese or Finnish approach.<p>Our guide to understanding meeting culture around the world.<p>If you want to get your point across in a meeting in Finland, keep quiet; and let your counterparts deliberate. Of course, that won’t work at all in, say, …

Northern Europe

These maps show the world's insane population concentration in cities

In the simple map above lies a stark spatial imbalance: half the people in the world cram into just 1 percent of the Earth's surface (in yellow), and the other half sprawl across the remaining 99 percent (in black).<p>Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka created this map using NASA's gridded population …

Geography

Takayama – The Old Town with Good Food

Takayama is a city near the Hida Region in the Gifu Prefecture. It acts as the gateway to the nearby World Heritage site, Shirakawa-go.<p>What is there …

12 Intriguing Museum Collections in the Tokyo Area

Looking for something different or exclusive in Japan after your visit to most of the tourist spots in Tokyo? Here's a list of 12 suggested place for …

The 10 Crucial Skills They Won’t Teach You At School (And How To Learn Them Anyway)

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>UnCollege blog</i><i>.</i><p>No matter what you major in at university, there will always be lessons that can only be …

Self-improvement

What's the Future of the (Visual Facilitation) Field?

Recently I was interviewed by a bright, young reporter from Communication Arts about The Grove’s work in visual facilitation. “I’m talking to a lot …

Online

Data Scientists are Changing the Face of Business Intelligence

Humans are walking data centers and our interactions and behaviors, no matter how minuscule, are building a near infinite pool of aggregate data over the course of our lifetime.<p>This data can be used to improve the experience of our lives through analysis of our consumption, interactions and …

Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool

As a kid, I spent hours drawing and sketching ideas that popped into my head.<p><b>Article Continues Below</b><p>Prepare for leadership roles at the intersection …

Sketching

These 12 Sketches Perfectly Illustrate The Path To Wealth And Financial Happiness

Richards has boiled down his wisdom on wealth and happiness in a dozen sketches that he's giving away to his readers during the "12 Days Of Behavior Gap," and which anyone can receive by signing up for his newsletter. We've shared them here with his permission.

Success

Workflow Is The Most Impressive Productivity App We've Ever Seen

Imagine you could create a single button on your iPhone that does whatever you want.<p>Want to order an Uber for your next Calendar event? Easy. Want a button designated for calling mom? Done. Wish you could tap a button and get directions to the nearest coffee shop? Who wouldn't? Want to tweet the …

Apps

Transportation from Narita Airport to Downtown Tokyo

Now that you have finally arrived, retrieved your bags and cleared customs and immigration, it’s now time to head out of the airport towards …

Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Sushi, sashimi, ramen and tempura are all well established in the average gourmet’s Japanese food vocabulary, but robatayaki, where small portions of …

How Google Glass Works

The Google Glass phenomenon has gotten a ton of coverage from the tech press, but how does it work? Creator Martin Missfeldt explains the inner …

Every Job In America

Every Job In America is a treemap data visualization design from Quoctrung Bui at NPR based on the data that the U.S. government collects for the …

Facebook's Drone-and-Laser Plan to Give Internet to Everyone

In its quest to get the whole world online, Facebook's Internet.org project has included partnerships with companies like Samsung and Nokia, as well …

Honda’s experimental smart home is now open source

<i>Updated on July 9, 2014 by Drew: After receiving thousands of requests from architects, builders, researchers, academics, policymakers, and</i> …

West Village

What Do 7 Billion People Do?

This is a page out of Funders and Founders future book. It is a circle graph of the population of the world. The What Do 7 Billion People Do? …

The Anatomy of Sangria

A good way to start the weekend! The Anatomy of Sangria from Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a nice visual explanation of what goes into making sangria, …

Star Wars Episodes IV-VI Character Poster

The Star Wars Episodes IV-VI Character Poster from designer Wes Anderson is a fantastic visual tribute to the Star Wars series. The limited run of …

Thanksgiving Table Setting Diagrams

Just in case anyone needs a visual reminder when setting the Thanksgiving dinner table, the Table Setting Diagrams from Dinner-Party-Menu-Ideas.com …

The Charted Cheese Wheel

The Charted Cheese Wheel infographic poster is your cheese cheat sheet to success. The infographic can be found at popchartlab.com in poster form for …

What Does the Colour of Your Car Say About You?

If you think picking a car color was hard before, this infographic could make your decision easier or even harder. The What Does the Colour of Your …

Backed By $3 Million In Funding, Canva Launches A Graphic Design Platform Anyone Can Use

A company called Canva is today launching what it hopes will become the default tool people use to create and collaborate on design online. The service, which offers an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and access to over a million photographs, graphics and fonts, is aimed at the mainstream user …