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The Most Bike-Friendly States In The U.S.

Washington, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are the best states for cycling in the United States. Alabama, Montana, and Kentucky are the worst. States like Florida and New York fall somewhere in the middle.<p>That’s according to The League of American Bicyclists, which every year ranks states on their …

Cycling

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan On How Design Can Prepare Us For Climate Change

Donovan sat down with Co.Design to discuss Rebuild by Design, a HUD initiative that hopes to make communities–and governments–more resilient.<p>In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched Rebuild by Design, a design competition aimed at developing …

Alexis Ohanian: Sucking is the First Step to Being Sorta Good at Something

About this presentation<p>Alexis Ohanian has founded reddit, Breadpig, and hipmunk but he’ll be the first one to tell you: “I still don’t know what I’m …

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

You're most creative when you're at your groggiest

Are you an evening person? Guess what? Early in the day, when you're bleary eyed, stumbling about in the fog of sleepiness, you're probably at your …

How To Build Connections When You’re Just Starting Out

We know that opportunities often come our way thanks to the people we know. Unfortunately, many run into a conundrum: in order to meet people, you …

Memortation, or One Way to Put What You Learn to Practical Use

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while. After seeing that my friend Miguel is bringing back Simoleon Sense and listening to an interview …

These Sideways Skyscrapers Reimagine A City That’s About Livability, Not Height Records

A kinder high-rise for our dense cities? This redesign of Shanghai proposes new horizontal buildings–with shops, workplaces, bars, and gardens–that replace stacks and stacks of disconnected apartments with real communities.<p>Shanghai is a city afflicted by skyscrapers. With a population expected to …

Skyscrapers

Cargo

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3 Tips on Overcoming Learning Plateaus from David Foster Wallace

As David Foster Wallace wrote in his novel “Infinite Jest,” the path to genuine mastery of your craft is “slow, frustrating. Humbling. A question of …

More bad news for millennials: College is actually making inequality worse

It might surprise you, but higher education is actually widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots<p>In the middle decades of the twentieth century, the United States experienced a meteoric rise in the rate of people earning four-year college degrees, as it soared from 6 percent of 25- to …

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

<i>“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,”</i> Steve Jobs cautioned. <i>“There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,”</i> Oprah counseled new Harvard graduates. In his wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly …

How to Make Your New Employee's First Day a Huge Success

Think about the worst first day you’ve ever had.<p>For me—besides an emotionally scarring introductory day of middle school—it was the day I first …

Adam Savage's Keynote at the XOXO Festival

Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.<p>Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of …

The Student Passion Problem - Study Hacks

Study Hacks Blog Decoding Patterns of Success<p>The Student Passion Problem<p>March 2nd, 2014 · 47 comments<p><b>The Double Degree</b><p>A reader recently pointed me to …

An Energy-Efficient Building That Lives Up To The Hype

Hooray, an energy-efficient building that lives up to its eco-dreams! In 2012, a federal warehouse was redeveloped into a district headquarters for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. As part of the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program, the designers, ZGF Architects, …

Starting A Project Vs. Starting A Business – The One Glaring Difference

I’m sure you hear it all the time.<p><i>I’m the founder of (</i>insert name of something<i>)!</i><p>I know I’ve said it a lot. In fact, here’s all the things I’ve said I …

Small Business

Which Sensation Is Best for Memories?

0<p>SHARES<p>Take a moment to look at this picture, listen to this sound, and then close your eyes and grab whatever object is closest to you.<p>Now, a test: …

The Brain

Get a life—or face the consequences

WE SUGGESTED in a previous blog post that working shorter hours might be good for your productivity. It may also be good for your health. The graph …

Honesty’s Daily Decline

Imagine this: you have an opportunity to make a little extra money and you can double your earnings if you lie. Would you do it?<p>If you’re like most …

How To Find The Millennials Who Will Lead Your Company

Many business leaders are frustrated in their attempts to find Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) who seem to have the potential to lead the company in the years ahead. I’ve got a suggestion: search for those who competed in speech and debate competition in high school (or college) and hire …

Forget Big Data. Use Little Data for Incremental Self-Improvement.

Do me a favor: right now, quickly, tell me what you did for your last 30 days at work? Last week? Yesterday?<p>When the to-do’s come fast and furious, …

Management

An Artist’s Quest: To Force Strangers In Cities To Talk To One Another

No one likes an awkward conversation. But if anyone can get unlikely neighbors chatting away, it might be artist Hunter Franks, who is trying to inject a sense of “love and play” into changing urban communities.<p>Icebreakers. They’re widely considered to be the worst. But is there a way to make the …

American Cities

4 Insane Urban Designs That Might Shape The Skylines Of The Future

From a downtown built to survive underwater to a skyscraper covered in tiny hairs, here are some of the most out-there ideas for what cities might look like in the coming decades.<p>In the future, there will be more buildings that cope with flooding, that cater to retirees, and that generate their own …

11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance

The mind/body connection can be incredibly powerful. Here's how to use your body to your intellectual and emotional advantage.<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and hundreds of scrappy and trailblazing …

New Orleans

Phase-Change Mug Promises To Keep Coffee At The Perfect Temperature

For those of us tied to a desk for hours each day, the bitter charms of lukewarm coffee are an unpleasant reality of the job. But a new startup …

Coffee

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

The Ultimate Cold Call

Cold calling can be intimidating and difficult, something to be wary of, or apologize for when you reach someone.<p>“I’m sorry for calling you out of …