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Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

“With Yossarian you can increase the diversity and frequency of your Ah ha! moments.” Oh really?<p>Type “beauty” into Google image search, and you’ll see endless photos of white models. Search “beauty” in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little …

The 5 Best Things About The New High Line

Exclusive photos: The High Line’s much-anticipated final phase is open. Bring on the tourists.<p>Since its initial opening in 2009, New York City’s High Line has attracted millions of visitors a year–4.8 million in 2013 alone. And the thing wasn’t even finished yet.<p>Now, at last, the third and final …

Robert Reich: American democracy is diseased

The former secretary of labor explains how we can wrest power back from our corporate overlords<p>Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement.<p>A large portion of the public doesn’t …

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Education Technology

Where to find the best free photos and graphics

This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.<p>Photo</i> …

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10 Best CSS Gradient Generators

The CSS3 Factory gradient generator is downright simple and it allows you to use either hexadecimal or RGB color value notation.<p>If you enjoyed this …

CSS

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

Bitcoin

9 Lessons From A 10-Time Startup Failure

<i>“Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan — create ten businesses.”</i>— Robert Kiyosaki<p>Well spoken by Kiyosaki.<p>But what’s it like to live through 10 failed startups and still come out with a 3 million dollar company?<p>Meet Kurt Theobald, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy Llama.<p>Yes …

One-Quarter of SMB PPC Budgets Said Wasted

An analysis of 500 SMB AdWords accounts suggests that the average small business spends $1,200 on PPC and wastes more than one-quarter of that total. …

AdWords

50 Beautifully Simple Portfolio Websites For Your Inspiration

There's a high degree of elegance and sophistication that come with clean and simple portfolio website designs. Also, when your online portfolio is …

Web Design

25 Must Follow Web Design Twitter Accounts

Ever since its launch in 2006, Twitter has been a huge source of information for web design enthusiasts. With over 550,000,000 users, Twitter is one …

Web Design

13 Graphic Design Blogs to Follow in 2013

Whether you’ve dreamt of becoming a successful graphic designer your whole life or you simply enjoy perusing through delightful designs, graphic …

Graphic Design

The Rise of the Megacorporation

An interview with <b>Richard Adelstein</b>, professor of economics at Wesleyan University and author of <i>The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Richard Adelstein, Woodhouse Sysco …

9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool–offering people (and animals) aid on-demand.<p>You’ve heard it before:<p>201120122013 is the year of 3-D printing. The future is here! The individual will wrench manufacturing power from the global industrial complex! Basement …

Science

A faberNovel Study: LinkedIn, the Serious Network.

LinkedIn

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside The Booming Mobile Video Ecosystem

Mobile video has begun to accumulate scale, and has also turned out to be one of the few types of mobile content — along with games — that monetizes reliably and drives premium ad rates.<p>That's reflected in the much higher prices that mobile publishers can command for mobile video ads, compared to …

Should Your Website Be Using Adaptive Design?

In today’s multiscreen world, 27% of all web traffic comes from smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. And if your business depends on the web for revenue, then you likely know about responsive web design — which automatically adjusts layouts to fit different screen sizes. Responsive …

INFOGRAPHIC: The Mobile Advertising Ecosystem Explained

We are in the post-PC era, and soon billions of consumers will be carrying around Internet-connected mobile devices for up to 16 hours a day. Mobile audiences have exploded as a result.<p>So, mobile advertising should be a bonanza, right? Not exactly. It has been a bit slow off the ground, and its …

Digital Advertising

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Beyond the NSA headlines

Does the Rise of the Super-Wealthy Require New Global Rules?

Chrystia Freeland on the power of plutocrats<p>When the 113th Congress opened in January, the number of millionaires in its ranks rose to 257 out of 535, or just over 48 percent. Whether or not this constitutes true plutocracy, or rule by the wealthy, Reuters editor Chrystia Freedland says the line …

How The NSA Monitors America’s Phone Traffic

Leaked court records revealed that the NSA is monitoring phone calls made by millions of Verizon customers–but how do they do it?<p>A scoop from <i>The Guardian</i> confirmed what many people suspected–the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on the phone activity of millions of Americans. Using a secret …

Surveillance