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26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

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Shopping

How Brands Can Stand Out on Instagram

Instagram appears to be surpassing Facebook in terms of popularity, indicating a significant shift in social media. Who knew that this photo-sharing …

Public Relations

Gardening 101: How to Water an Air Plant

Pity the poor tillandsia. With its affable, low-maintenance personality, your little friend tends to get ignored on a bookshelf. Its nickname–air …

Plants

50 Iconic Indie Album Covers: The Fascinating Stories Behind The Sleeves

They’re images you’ve seen a thousand times, but what do they mean, and how did they end up on the cover of your favourite ever albums?<p>Click or tap …

How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

The 16 best rock guitarists in the world right now

16. Dan Auerbach<p><b>The MusicRadar/Total Guitar Best in guitars 2017 polls have received over 136,000 votes, and we're now ready to roll out the winners.</b> …

Nikon Servicing Vintage Cameras and Lenses in Japan for a Limited Time

Camera companies usually limit their repair services to newer camera and lens models that have plenty of replacement parts in stock, but Nikon is …

I Fooled the World Into Thinking I Was a Successful EDM DJ

All it takes is a bit of practice, a few contacts and, above all, good marketing.<p><i>This article originally appeared on thump</i><p>Two years ago, I was sick of nightlife. After starting my adult life as a promoter, it didn't take long before I started to despise this drug-addled world in which everything is …

Music Industry

This App Lets You Upload to Instagram Directly From Your Desktop

Windowed is a simple new app that finally lets you upload to Instagram directly from your Mac or PC desktop.<p>Created by photographer and programmer …

Can You Judge An Album By Its Cover? How Artwork Reflects The Music

Back in 1984 and ’85, Joe Jackson released a pair of career-defining albums, <i>Night And Day</i> and <i>Body And Soul</i>. Without even buying the records, his fans …

cinnac is the Tinder of Photos: The App Lets You Crowd-Test Your Best Photos

cinnac is a new social network for photographers who want to filter out poor photos, ensuring that they only upload the best of the best, using …

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Genealogy

Elegant and Minimalist Web Design Ideas

I am always trying to redesign or improve Abduzeedo's web design. At least once a year it becomes reality but that doesn't mean I just tried one …

Graphic Design

How to Build a Simple, Effective Smartphone Projector

This should totally be an Industrial Design 101 assignment<p>Matt from UK-based DIY Perks shows you how to build his design for a smartphone projector. …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Must-Follow Instagrams For Graphic Design Enthusiasts

Instagram is like <i>Playboy –</i> sure, there’s some writing (some of it might even be good) but you’re really only there for one thing: the …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Evan Doll

23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

10 Sneaky Tricks Used in Food Photos

The foods you buy in the store and at restaurants are never as tasty as they look in advertising photos, but what many people might not know is that …

Podcast: The Art of Charm With Jordan Harbinger | The Art of Manliness

While men sometimes see developing their social skills as something superficial or unimportant, these skills are essential for success in business …

35 Super Creative Explainer Video Examples

Explainer videos are a great communication tool for brands. Whether you’re explaining a product or service, demonstrating how to do something, or …

Videography

Watch How This Copywriter Survived The Wilderness

Earlier in the year, Portland, Oregon ad agency Roundhouse sent one of their copywriters into the wilderness with client products to survive for one …

Forests

Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

Digital Photography

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

Graphic Design

Introducing Japan's Prettiest New Food Trend: Mosaic Sushi

Move over, sushi doughnuts, sushi cakes, and sushi burgers: Japanese foodies (and their Instagram accounts) are now obsessed with sushi mosaics. …

See How Those Appetizing Burger Commercials Get Made

Food commercials can show the most mundane menu items in a flattering light. Through expert styling, lighting, and preparation, videographers can …

15 Awesome Infographics To Help You Focus And Be More Productive

Sometimes it’s hard to focus and be productive when you get easily distracted. In an age where technology is not only a tool that can be used to help …

Time Management

18 Charts For Better, Healthier Snacking

Step up your snack game with some quick 'n' easy recipes and ideas.

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

An 18-Minute Energy Boosting Hotel Room Workout

No gym, no equipment, and no time are no problem. Maintain high-performance while you travel with this 18-minute, excuse-free hotel room workout.<p>As someone who travels often, a workout was the most likely item to plummet to the bottom of my to-do list. That is until I started burst training.<p>No gym, …