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7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

UI Design

When Dad’s depressed, toddlers act out

A father’s depression—not just a mother’s—during the first years of parenting can put toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors such as …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Boston University

Skin-Implanted Microchips Open Doors At Swedish Office Complex

It's the cyberpunk dystopia we were promised<p>To hear biohacker Hannes Sjoblad talk about it, getting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip installed under your skin is like an inoculation against obsolescence. As seen in a short video from the BBC, workers in a Swedish office complex called …

Singularity

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part II

National Geographic Magazine's annual photo contest, is nearing the deadline for entries this year—the final day will be October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. National Geographic …

Stanley Cup Final produces the lamest governors' bet ever

Political wagering is a longstanding tradition in championship series, as two elected officials ante up clichéd items that represent their respective …

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

Rx For Software: Can Medidata Solutions Save Drug Companies Billions?

Tarek Sherif, a small-time fund manager, plopped his cathode-ray-tube monitor and desktop computer on an office chair and wheeled it a mile down Park Avenue from his fund’s offices into a small room and toward the desk that he would share with a young tech entrepreneur he’d met through his college …

Canada’s housing market overvalued by 10%, Toronto-Dominion Bank study finds

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, Feb. 3, 2014</i>.<p><b>Housing market measures</b><br>Deutsche Bank puts it at 60 per cent, others in the area of 30 per cent. But Toronto-Dominion Bank says Canada's housing market is overvalued by just 10 per cent, based on a fairer measure.<p>"The ongoing …