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This Street Artist Uses Incredible 3D Typography

The British artist Pref has been interested for twenty years in the aesthetics of graffiti, he works to the maximum typography he will use. The text …

Typography

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience

Beautiful chart shows how the English alphabet evolved

Matt Baker from UsefulCharts.com made a detailed poster and video of how the English alphabet evolved over the last 4,000 years, but his elegant and …

Calligraphy

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Apps

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

TestFlight

Behind the job: Life as a Formula 1 mechanic

<b>If go-kart racers dream of sitting behind the wheel of an F1 car, then you can bet there are plenty of local garage mechanics who fancy tinkering with the same super-machine.</b><p>As the new season starts in Australia, Newsbeat's been given special behind-the-scenes access at Williams Racing.<p>It's home to …

Williams F1

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

UX Design

Variable fonts: big news from TYPO Labs 2017

TYPO Labs 2017, a conference exploring the current and future state of font technology, took place earlier this month in Berlin. This year the buzz …

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are breaking down. …

Incredible Digital Art Work of Bastien Grivet

Bastien Grivet is a Swiss Art Director, Concept Artist, Matte Painter & Composer based in Montpellier, France. He has an incredible portfolio …

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

Fully Automated Small Screen Luxury Communism: Amazon is making a TV show out of Iain Banks's Culture novels

The late, lamented Scottish writer Iain Banks (previously) was several kinds of writer, but one of his main claims to fame is his role in developing …

Here's how your favorite websites and programs look on Samsung's new super-ultrawide monitor

And for many of your everyday computing activities, it's not exactly ideal.<p>Standard monitors these days typically have a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the relative proportion of their width to their height. Ultrawide monitors have a 21:9 aspect ratio.<p>The CHG90 is the first monitor with a 32:9 aspect …

Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Game Development

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Graphic Design

Roman Roads

The long straight roads built by the Romans wherever they conquered have, in many cases, become just as famous names in history as their greatest …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Fitbit Studied 6 Billion Nights of Sleep and Learned the Secret to Better Mornings | Inc.com

Sleep has its fingertips in every single facet of your life. From your relationships and waistline to your leadership abilities and wallet--all are affected by the quality and quantity of your sleep.<p>On a large level, sleep deprivation is costing companies millions of dollars. In fact, fatigue …

Sleep

The most exciting design events of 2018, selected by leading designers, scholars, and experts

May 2018 be the year to break out of creative bubbles. Finding founts of inspiration can be challenging for anyone, and arguably much more for designers who are constantly challenged to come up with the next newest and greatest thing. There’s a long list of worthwhile design conferences around the …

UX Design

14 Movies On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores, From 'Zootopia' To 'The Godfather'

There's no denying that Rotten Tomatoes is a major force in Hollywood today. The review aggregator compiles critics' reviews of films to come up with …

The Best Knife Sharpeners on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Knives

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Watch These Vintage Nissan Touring Cars Get Thrashed at Fuji Speedway

This video from this year's NISMO Festival is nearly 20 minutes of pure Nissan madness.<p>NISMO TV<p>Despite wrapping up in late November, NISMO Festival …

How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers

To win in the age of cognitive computing and cybersecurity, the venerable tech giant is betting big on design thinking. How big? It now boasts the …

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

Looking to Horizon: Why We Built A Design System

Horizon Design System, Part 1<p>When I joined Twitter over two years ago, I discovered a group of devoted designers and engineers working on a Hack Week …