Ryan Hoover

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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Op-Ed | The End of the $1 Billion Fashion Brand

Armed with huge sums of money invested at sky-high valuations, fashion start-ups are setting themselves up for failure. But with the right capital …

You don’t want your privacy: Disney and the meat space data race

When my wife and I went backpacking around Europe 10 years ago, we made a vow to each other. After seeing the stunningly blue waters off Greece, the …

The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu

At IHOP and Applebee's, menus are sales documents. And navigational guides. And explainers.<p>This weekend I had lunch at an International House of Pancakes. The menus my companion and I were given to help us navigate this experience were large and laminated and, in their overall demeanor, perky. They …

The Fascinating Story of Why U.S. Parks Are Full of Squirrels

In most American cities, it's hard to walk through a park without spotting a gray squirrel. Those bushy-tailed little buggers are everywhere, …

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

<b>Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons in "Tiny Furniture" (Submarine Entertainment)</b><p>Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>Simon Sinek<p>January 4, 2014 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others …

10 Ways to Optimize an Animated GIF File

Looking to reduce GIF size? Let's dive into 10 ways you can optimize a GIF file.<p>What is a GIF File?<p>GIF is the standard format for compressing images …

How to Build a Core of Steel

You’ve read a lot about how important it is to have a strong core.<p>But you’ve come across plenty of different opinions about the best way to get …