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We Studied Brands Around The World. What Consumers Want Isn’t What You Think

We asked more than 5,000 people to tell us about the brands they sought out, then we analyzed what those brands did. The results were surprisingly consistent.<p>Traditional advertising went after “share of mind”–the idea was to get you to associate a brand with a single idea, a single emotion. Volvo: …

Commuting

UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

The Justice Department has sued UnitedHealth Group, saying that senior executives knew the company was overbilling Medicare by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and halted a repayment plan in 2014 so the money could be used to meet Wall Street’s revenue expectations.<p>In a complaint filed …

Health Care

The March for Science was a moment made for Bill Nye

The moment he emerged onstage in a black jacket and red bow tie, the crowd noise hit near-deafening decibels. A sea of iPhones appeared, everyone stretching and jostling for the best possible photo angle. They cupped their hands to their mouths, screaming his name.<p>“Greetings, fellow citizens,” Bill …

Clean Technology

On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right

What happens when a movement of gamers recognizes they’re not players, but pawns?<p>470<p>SHARES<p>Have you heard the one about the boy who cried Fake …

Rights & Freedoms

Forward, a $149 per month medical startup, aims to be the Apple Store of doctor’s offices

What will the doctor’s office of the future look like? Forward, a new type of medical startup in San Francisco, shows us what it could be using A.I. and connected tools.<p>It was cold and pouring outside as the Uber pulled up at 180 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. Inside, a man dressed all in …

Medical Technology

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next<p><i>“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”</i><p><i>— F. Scott Fitzgerald,</i> The Great Gatsby<p><b>I.</b><p>In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, he and his wife, …

Hillary Clinton

Rigged

The Facebook bubble just popped. Half the country today is still in shock. Reality crashed down and many were presented with a world that didn’t match up with the one they’ve inhabited in the months leading up to the U.S. election.<p>As it turns out, that was Facebook’s world.<p>The social media network …

Fake News

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness

LeBron James’ Surreal And Self-Aware Sprite Commercial Is Perfect For Millennials

LeBron James’ latest commercial for Sprite is as canny a bit of advertising strategy as you’ll see. Young people are as well-versed in and deeply aware of advertising campaigns that promoters often struggle with the naked reality of selling to a generation that prizes authenticity and sees a …

Lebron James

Top 50 Fonts of 2016

You're reading Top 50 Fonts of 2016, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

Typography

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

His medical bills went from $12,000 to $0. Now he's waging a 'vendetta' against overcharging

When Victor Echevarria started Remedy in July 2015, he wanted to help Americans who are overbilled for their medical care.<p>His cofounder had gone to bus stops and talked to people about their health and what was stressing them out. The answer was always about how much it costs, and Echevarria …

Personal Finance

Last night’s debate, or the mansplaining Olympics

<i>I have taken the liberty of abridging the debate in case you were one of the six or so Americans who did not watch.</i><p>LESTER HOLT: Welcome to the debate! I have somewhere else to be for the next half hour, so do not look for me to say anything or fact-check anyone. I will not. First, who will be …

Presidential Debate

This Seattle Company Wants to Reinvent the Way Cities Work (and It Just Might Succeed) | Inc.com

New kid on the block<p>With less than five years of experience in the solar industry, the newly minted CEO, then 25, didn't have too many credentials. But he had a certification in sustainable technologies, and--he thought--a patent-ready idea. The only real problem was finding a way to make it happen.<p>…

Construction Industry

What the Founder of TOMS Shoes Is Doing Now

A decade ago, Blake Mycoskie turned two important observations from his travels in Argentina into what would become a multimillion-dollar shoe …

Entrepreneurship

Keep a Shower Soap Scum and Mildew-Free With Homemade Tea Tree Oil Spray

After you take the time to give your shower a good cleaning, you’ll want to do whatever you can to keep it that way. This DIY after-shower spray made …

How to design words

From a writer who hates to read<p>Technically speaking, I’m a writer. I get paid to write words. But here’s something most people don’t know about me: <b>I</b> …

Will Sleeping with Your Dog Make Him Aggressive?

Have you ever worried that sleeping with your dog or sharing some cuddle time with your puppy is against all the training rules?<p>Are you one of the multitudes taught to believe that inviting your otherwise adoring, sweet, innocent dog or puppy onto your lap will turn him into Kujo?<p>Do you have a …

Pets

Usain Bolt's famous photo turns into the internet's funniest meme

Usain Bolt is not only one of the greatest athletes of all time; he is now one of the greatest memes.<p>The moment Cameron Spencer of Getty Images snapped Usain Bolt posing for the camera while destroying the competition in the 100M, the photo became the enduring image of Bolt. Cocky, confident and …

Usain Bolt

CNN Style

Is this the most creative way to save the planet? http://cnn.it/2ag1vq7 (Graviky Labs)

Separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that dog owners face. The term is sometimes misused to describe any dog who barks or gets into …

Onak is a canoe that you can fold up like a suitcase

Have you ever folded a paper boat and floated it in the water, wishing that you could jump in and paddle away? If so, then Onak, the origami foldable …

Boats

Moroccan summer: taking interiors inspiration from black and white design

This elegant home on the coast is the perfect summer house – where inside and outside mingle<p>South of Agadir, where the Atlantic coast turns wild, buffeted by the sea, is Monique Henon’s tranquil hideaway. Built on a fertile plain three kilometres from the sea, on the edge of the Souss-Massa …

Interior Design

Owner of ClintonKaine.com wants $90,000

A lawyer and artist in Washington D.C. hopes to gain tens of thousands of dollars from a prescient decision he made years ago.<p>Jeremy Peter Green, a 28-year-old who goes by the pen name Jeremy Pegg, bought the ClintonKaine.com domain for $8 in 2011.<p>Now that Hillary Clinton is officially the …

Government
Reality TV

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Business Rx: This socially minded start-up seeks help getting the word out

<i>This week, a company that seeks to inspire social change asks how best to get its story out. –Dan Beyers</i><p><b>The entrepreneur</b><p>After earning a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, Eric Shih went to work as a community organizer for a nonprofit in San Francisco focused on environmental health and …

Entrepreneurship

Blue Feed, Red Feed - WSJ.com

Methodology<p>What is this?<p>Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.<p>In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; …

Social Media

5 Practical Books I Reread Every Year To Live A Better Life

Out all the different ways to learn, books remain my favorite way to absorb knowledge.<p>What I like about books is that I can read them by myself, in …

Cuyana: The Clothing Brand That Plans To Scale By Asking Women To Buy Fewer Things

A pioneer of the “lean closet” movement, Cuyana’s business model is built on quality over quantity.<p>There’s a little factory the countryside of Northern Italy that has been making leather products for three generations. The family who owns the facility has a close relationship with a nearby tannery, …

Clothing