Noah Donner-Klein

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The 3 Do-What-You-Love Conundrums

Doing what you love for a living is easier said than done. Take these three thoughts into account before you combine passions with career pursuits.<p>I make a living doing what I love, and I recommend it to my kids. Doing what you love for a living is fantastic.<p>However, it comes with three …

How The Biggest 10 Food And Beverage Companies Rank For Social Responsibility

While corporations like Nestle and Coca-Cola are making important improvements in how they treat workers, communities, and the environment, no company is making hard choices in this race to the middle.<p>Pressure from consumers and shareholders is causing many of the biggest food and beverage …

How Busy People Make Time To Read–And You Can Too

Haven’t finished a book since college? Between work, family, and social lives, trying to find time to read can be more effort than relaxing hobby. Here’s how to make more time for your favorite page-turners.<p>Reading is one of the most pleasurable activities out there. On a scale of human enjoyment I …

4 Insane Urban Designs That Might Shape The Skylines Of The Future

From a downtown built to survive underwater to a skyscraper covered in tiny hairs, here are some of the most out-there ideas for what cities might look like in the coming decades.<p>In the future, there will be more buildings that cope with flooding, that cater to retirees, and that generate their own …

Meet Merel Bekking, A Designer Who’s Secretly A Scientist

Borrowing techniques from neuroscience. Bekking measured how users brains responded to basic design elements. The results might surprise you.<p>Dutch designer Merel Bekking says she likes to “crawl inside the skin of a different specialist” for every project she does. Take InvesteRing, conceived …

Can Gadgets Really Tell The Future?

A new concept from an Israeli designer is surprisingly plausible.<p>Future Control, from Israeli designer Dor Tal, is a concept that seems like something out of a sci-fi novel: a wristband and pico projector that can tell the future. But really the idea of such a gadget isn’t all that far-fetched. In …

Bio-Based Solar Panels That Could Run On Dirt And Plants

An inspiring design aims to get rid of the expensive and toxic materials used to make solar panels today, and replace it with something a lot more natural.<p>What if solar panels could be dirt, plants, and batteries rather than the expensive and often toxic chemicals and heavy metals used today?<p>That’s …

Why do we love to play?

Our pick of the week from around the web, including what makes humans unique, virtual reality in movies and everything Google is working on this year.<p>Everything Google is working on this year<br>Ron Amadeo | Ars Technica | 11 February 2014<br>Google tends to signal its areas of interest and its new …

How to cut noise in a plane cabin

Are there ways to get some peace from that incessant droning sound during your flight? Plane manufacturers are working to tackle it, and as Katia Moskvitch discovers, there may be a few noise-avoidance tricks that passengers can use too.<p>One day in 1968, members of the BeeGees were flying aboard a …

FDA Unveils New Easy-To-Read Nutritional Fact Labels for Food Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled its proposed revisions for the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label. Around 20 years ago, the agency …

Phonat – Ride The Prejudice – Video and Motion Graphics by Hello, Savants!

Motion Graphics.<p>Are you also obsessed with stunning motion graphics? Or maybe you just love electronic beats, then you should watch this video. …

There Are No Guarantees on the Path to Success | Inc.com

Speaking with Daniel Waldschmidt, author of "EDGY Conversations" is very much like drinking from a fire hose. His high energy and direct style have given him international success as an entrepreneur, investor, adviser, and now author. I had a chance to speak with him to get his perspective on what …

How Tesla's Gigafactory Will Supercharge Solar Startups | Inc.com

By now, you've heard the news: Tesla is about to spend $5 billion to build the world's largest battery factory, known as the "gigafactory." The facility will ensure a steady supply of batteries for Tesla's third-generation electric vehicles and, not coincidentally, a steady supply of energy storage …