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The death and rebirth of UX

2018 UX TrendsAs designers, we have always fought to be involved in strategic decisions early on. Now that we have a seat at the table, what are we …

UX Design

The Time-Saving Design Trend and How to Use It

A functional website is no longer enough to set a brand apart from competitors. To stand out, digital assets need to look beautiful, function …

UI Design

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things | Inc.com

If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>This means having a good understanding of what makes humans tick. As you scroll further down, …

Self-improvement

The Absolute Best Pork Buns in New York

<i>The term</i> pork bun <i>— the glorious term — can refer to one of two quite similar yet distinct categories of meaty treats. Both consist of steamed dough</i> …

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

Real Estate

This solar panel produces up to 5 liters of drinking water per day from the air

<b>Zero Mass Water's Source device is a rooftop solar device that produces water instead of just electricity.</b><p>With the virtual explosion of rooftop solar …

Barack Obama Is Okay With the Criticism

While he was still president, Barack Obama sat down with Ta-Nehisi Coates and discussed what it’s like to be a symbol of power and the recipient of people’s anger and excitement. “When people criticize or respond negatively to me, usually they’re responding to this character that they’re seeing on …

Barack Obama

Inside The Playlist Factory

At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the record industry’s toughest problem.

Snoop Dogg

How to Visit Paris Without Leaving New York City: A French Expat’s Guide

Got French boys on the mind? Get that aching sensation of je ne sais quoi in the chest every time you think of la Tour Eiffel by night? Sighing over the thought of Hausmannian buildings, wine-fueled outdoor dinners, and transcendental walks across the Île Saint-Louis? Your diagnosis: Paris …

Spring clean your Mac with these awesome apps

No matter the size of your Mac’s hard drive, there will come a time when you need to free up some space. Having a full hard drive can make your Mac feel sluggish, and running out of space can be terrifying.<p>Sifting through your archive of files may seem like a daunting task. But don’t fear — these …

A German City Has Banned Single-Serve Coffee Pods and Plastic Water Bottles | VICE News

Coffee capsules have been taking hard hits in recent times, from a "Kill the K-Cup" video that went viral on Youtube last year to remarks by John Sylvan, one of the founders of Keurig's K-Cup, expressing remorse at ever having invented the now ubiquitous coffee pod.<p>Yet the latest news on the coffee …

Sustainability

Your Week Untapped: Top NYC Events from February 15-February 21, 2016

Here are some great New York City events to check out this week, ranging from discussions about the evolution small business in Brooklyn to our …

Jersey City

The 21st Century Has Really Not Been Great For Women And Minorities In STEM

The gap between white men and everybody else in tech starts in high school.<p>Teens of all stripes are glued to their smartphones, but, per a new study out today from U.S. News and World Report and Raytheon, while 15% of high school boys surveyed were interested in a career in technology, only 2% of …

Whoa! Nadella cleans house at Microsoft

As Microsoft kicks off its fiscal year, CEO Satya Nadella is making big changes.<p>Once-and-again executive Stephen Elop who left Microsoft to head …

Obama Administration

This Is Apple Music’s 1 Huge Advantage Over Spotify

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Apple<p>Jeff Chiu—AP<p>Google<p>Apple<p>Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Apple<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Apple<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty …

Android Auto

The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Apple Music

Spotify killer? Or Ping 2.0? Apple today finally announced its move into on-demand music streaming with the unveiling of Apple Music. Now the question is whether Apple Music will be a hit with the public, bringing legions of new users to streaming and stealing from competitors. Or whether it will …

Apple Music

Leonardo DiCaprio is Building an Eco-Resort in Belize

(Image credit: via Skyscraper City)<p>A decade ago, actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio bought Blackadore Caye, 104 acres of unpopulated …

Big Data Roadshow: Hadoop and the Modern Data Architecture

A transformation is occurring in the data center. Enterprises are turning to a modern data architecture in order to derive maximum value from both …

Big Data

Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Alaska

Marijuana is now legal for adults in Alaska.<p>Alaska on Tuesday becomes the third U.S. state to end prohibition of marijuana, officially putting into effect Ballot Measure 2, approved by 53 percent of state voters in November.<p>Alaskans age 21 and older may now legally possess up to one ounce of …

Cannabis

The Most Detailed Map Of The World’s Cropland Shows Where There’s Room To Feed Everyone

To meet rising global food demand, we need to know where farm production has room to grow.<p>If we don’t start producing more food, we’re going to run out in the future. With world population growing and climate change affecting crop yields, studies show a “calorie gap” of as much as 70% by 2050.<p>To …

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

Cooking

The Biggest Workplace and Career Predictions for 2015

As you make your career and workplace plans for 2015, you might want to consider these predictions:<p><b>Further conversion of full-time, benefited jobs,</b> …

Bernie Sanders

What It Takes to Fix American Education

We’re spending way too much time focusing on who is ‘winning’ and ‘losing’ debates over education, and not enough on implementing proven solutions.<p>As …

TEDxCUNY Kicks Off the International Year of Light 2015 in NYC with Access: Art

“Harlem Light Shuffle”<br>Photo Vicki DaSilva<p>In an effort to raise global awareness of the importance of light-based technologies, the United Nations has …

Artist launches Kickstarter campaign to fund Rockaway Beach art center

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway Beach, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm is still putting the pieces back together again. But in a …

10 NYC Hotels Perfect For An Affordable Staycation (Guest of a Guest)

Why Hudson, NY, Is Our New Favorite Weekend Getaway

Ten statues in New York City with brilliant backstories

Photograph: Arturo Di Modica<p>1 <i>Charging Bull,</i> Bowling Green Park<p>Photograph: Mike Carsten/Archigrafika<p>2 <i>Triumph of Civic Virtue,</i> Green-Wood …

Sleepy Jones, the Go-To for Pajamas, Opens Its Very First Store in NYC

<b>Sleepy Jones</b> makes some of the finest pajamas that are cozy enough for napping in, and stylish enough to wear in public. Now, the lounge wear brand …