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After a decade in a minor key, the rapper Dessa scanned her brain to fall out of love

How the rapper Dessa’s turn to neuroscience inspired her new album, Chime<p>On a rainy night two years ago, rapper Dessa pulled over on the side of the road to take a call. The name of a man she had dated on and off for years flashed across caller ID; they weren’t dating any longer, but the sight of …

The Brain

Dave Snyder: Art is not Design

Some designers wax poetic about how design is intrinsically inseparable from art and some even will go as far as calling themselves artists. Not …

Design Thinking

Your hotshot coworker would be a terrible boss, and research proves it

In the classic 1969 business book parody <i>The Peter Principle</i>, the Canadian educator Laurence J. Peter took aim at an “ever-present, pestiferous nuisance” found in industries of all sorts: managerial incompetence. The explanation for it, Peter wrote, was his titular principle—that any employee in a …

Yale School of Management

6 inspiring redesigns of design agency portfolios

A portfolio website is one of the most important tools in any design agency's self-promotional toolkit, and it needs to fulfil many different jobs …

Graphic Design

‘The schoolyard has been replaced by the office’: The bullying problem at agencies

A year ago, a team of creatives came to a head of talent at a major agency saying that they felt like their boss, a creative, was creating a hostile …

Advertising Industry

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe that this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Psychology

Five myths about loneliness

Loneliness has been called a modern epidemic. But is it really getting worse?<p>At some point in our lives, the chances are that you and I will feel lonely. It’s a problem that’s getting a lot of coverage at the moment. The UK even has a new Minister for Loneliness charged with working across …

Loneliness

Leo Tolstoy on Love and Its Paradoxical Demands

“Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love.”<p><b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) began tussling with the grandest questions of existence from an early age. As a young man, he struggled through his search …

Literature

Web Design 2018 Trends - Part 1

The cool thing about following websites like Dribbble and Behance, especially Dribbble, is that you can see the direction the visual design community …

UI Design

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Concepts of Freedom & “Existential Choice” Explained in an Animated Video Narrated by Stephen Fry

The non-existence, or non-importance, of the self has for millennia been an uncontroversial proposition in Eastern thought. But Western thinkers have …

Jean Paul Sartre

Someone edited Ram’s Martin Luther King commercial with what King actually said about car ads

This video shows just how absurd the Super Bowl commercial is.<p>Using a civil rights hero to sell cars in a Super Bowl commercial may seem absurd on its face, but it’s <i>particularly</i> ridiculous when said civil rights icon actually spoke out against car commercials.<p>During Sunday’s Super Bowl, Ram Trucks …

Advertising

Watch: How To Efficiently Mask Hair From Busy Backgrounds In Photoshop

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Masking hair inside Photoshop isn’t the simplest of tasks. Thanks to Photoshop Training Channel, …

Tutorials

The self does exist, and is amenable to scientific investigation – Şerife Tekin

‘Know thyself’ is one of philosophy’s most ancient aphorisms. But is there such a thing as the self and, if there is, can it be empirically …

Consciousness

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

Survey of 1,200 Hiring Managers Found the Top 6 Soft Skills Every Job Candidate Should Have

Hiring for these soft skills can signal a more adaptable and versatile team player.<p>We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long …

Employment

Designing beautiful mobile apps from scratch

I started learning graphic design when I was 13. I learned to design websites from online courses and used to play around with Photoshop and Affinity …

Mockups

How to Work with Assholes: A Survivor’s Guide

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford and one of the founders of the Stanford d.school. He is also the world’s …

Palo Alto

Further reading: Elif Shafak on books to change your mind

The Turkish author on the writers whose opinions change our minds and heal our souls, including Naomi Klein and Mary Beard<p>Poland-born sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman, who died last year, was one of the most influential figures in social theory. In his 2007 book, <b>Liquid Times: Living in an</b> …

Books

In 1 Sentence, Elon Musk Explains His Stunning CEO Pay Package (It's a Lesson in Accountability)

Even with a track record of bold announcements, Musk may have just lapped them all.<p>Elon Musk is at it again, making bold announcements that can't help but draw attention. This time around, it has to do with his tenure as Tesla's CEO and the unveiling of his astonishing CEO pay package.<p><i>The New York</i> …

Tesla

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

36 Moments From "The Good Place" That Will Make You Laugh Even If You Have No Idea What's Going On

The Good Place...more like The GREAT Place!!!!!!

The Building Blocks of Personhood: Oliver Sacks on Narrative as the Pillar of Identity

“Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives — we are each of us unique.”<p><i>“A person’s identity,”</i> Amin Maalouf wrote in his brilliant treatise on personhood, <i>“is like a pattern drawn on a tightly stretched parchment. Touch just one part of it,</i> …

Literature

10 rules of great user experience

Here's one to bookmark: Laws of UX explores the links between user experience design and 10 key psychological principles, to provide valuable …

UX Design

10 Awesome CSS3 Tricks

This article will introduce you to 10 CSS3 tricks that will enhance your website.<p>When CSS was developed around 1995, you could not do much with it …

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Operating Systems

The State of UX in 2018

The year UX designers break beyond screens.<p>As we look back on 2017, some pretty great things happened in the field of UX: the number of practitioners has continued to grow, new specialists (like UX writers) have emerged, and the lexicon of interactions has evolved with shrinking interfaces.<p>With …

The theory of UX

User experience is not magic. You don’t run a simple test that Becky the marketing intern read a blog about once and uncover quick-fix solutions to …

UX Design

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Relationships