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How A Burning Man Camp Project Became A Multimillion-Dollar Business

Thousands of $1,500 Shiftpod shelters have been sold, and are being used in disaster relief areas globally. Now the company has its own cryptocurrency.<p>It began in the middle of the night: a nagging idea that Christian Weber couldn’t shake. That there had to be a better way. That he had the better …

Peek Inside The Notebooks Of A Legendary Logo Designer

A new Kickstarter is raising funds to publish the notebooks of Lance Wyman, the designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics logo.<p>In 1968, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed the iconic Mexico Olympics identity, hailed today as arguably the strongest branding of any Olympic Games. The success …

Petition calling for reconsideration of Brexit referendum has an ironic origin

Much has been written about a petition calling for the UK to hold a second referendum on membership in the European Union in the wake of Britain's …

Great Britain

The One Piece of Writing Every Hillary Supporter Should Read

You keep hearing the same refrain from several of your friends: Bernie Sanders is America’s savior. The Facebook posts are everywhere, the tweets, …

When To Make Exceptions To Your Own HR Policies

One exec explains why she hired a candidate who was 8.5 months pregnant, then gave her maternity leave two weeks after she started.<p>At long last in your search for top talent, you’ve found the right person with the right resume and right vision for the right price. The only thing is that she’s …

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

Princeton University

Trump Supporters Aren’t Stupid

America incentivizes racism in working class white people, and if we fail to understand this, we will fail to fix it.<p>My social groups are split on …

5 Topics for Democratic Debate No. 8

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off Wednesday night, one day after Sanders pulled off a historic upset in Michigan’s primary. Though Clinton ended the night with the delegate lead and a win in Mississippi, the Sanders win had the political class …

The biēm Butter Sprayer

Welp. We’re there. There is now (or will be shortly) an essential kitchen device designed for the sole purpose of turning real butter into spray …

Apple-featured photographer explains how he edits on his iPhone

Apple's annual World Gallery showcases some of the world's best iPhone photos, picked from online entries submitted by photographers across the globe.<p>…

7 startups that hope to become household names in 2016

The biggest successes of the last few years have all been about software. "There's an app for that" has gone from being an Apple slogan to a simple truism. But the low-hanging fruit has been picked, and what's left is much tougher to deliver. It may be expensive to build, pose a tricky technical …

Deliveroo

Guns, Spirits, and Cases of Vaseline: Startling X-Ray Images Show Belongings of Passengers at a Security Checkpoint in the St. Petersburg Subway

For <i>Checkpoint</i>, St. Petersburg-based photographer Oleg Ponomarev collaborates with a group of (anonymous) security guards to collect and archive …

Fantastic Design Student Experiments from Japan

From Kobe Design University, simple but innovative furniture concept work<p>We last looked in on Kobe Design University's "Design Soil" student …

Furniture

This Simple Metal Tube Is Packed Full of Emergency Supplies

After the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan a few years ago, the nation has a renewed focus on ensuring its residents are …

First Aid

This Innovative Notebook Is Like MagSafe for Moleskines

The Rekonect notebook lets you reorder and replace pages in your notebook using a magnetic spine which doubles as a pen holder.<p>I’m fussy with my notebooks. I want them to be orderly, chronological compendiums of my ideas, my creative processes, and my life. But all too often, they become …

Has The Tech Industry Made San Francisco Unlivable For Everyone Else?

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores the subject in her new documentary San Francisco 2.0.<p><b>“Of the nine</b> HBO Films that I’ve made, this is the only one that started a fight at the family dinner table,” says filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, whose latest documentary <i>San Francisco 2.0</i>, premiering on HBO …

The Pug Life: Portraits of Pugs Posing as 80s and 90s Hip-Hop Artists

Photographer Adam Jackman-Moore runs a Perth, Australia-based dog photography studio called The Dog Photographers. Aside from standard portraits of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Apps

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Great Things to People Introduces a Prototyped Machine that Makes Creating One-of-a-Kind Pottery Pieces Easier on the Hands

Great Things to People—a design group hailing from Santiago, Chile that we've previously covered at NY Design Week—has created a experimental machine …

Can smarter storage solve our energy woes?

March 1, 2013 — Largely out of sight, tucked into building basements and stashed in garages, a new generation of energy storage technology is poised …

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …

Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

Late last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his latest letter to shareholders.<p>This year's letter, like most of Bezos' letters, should inspire most companies to change the way they do business.<p>Specifically, it should inspire companies to do business the way Amazon does business — sacrificing <i>this</i> …

Steve Jobs’ Early Years Get A Music Video Treatment

Director Ryan Patrick started to entertain such a dark, twisted fantasy in a new video for Swedish band Miike Snow, but then realized that some …

Music Videos

Surefire Negotiation Tactics For People Who Hate To Negotiate

Don’t believe the hyperventilation: Though negotiation–for a raise, a better price, a job change–freaks you out now, you can, in fact, be awesome at it.<p>While we’ve discussed why every day is a negotiation, we haven’t touched one disagreeable fact: that unless you’re some kind of conflict-loving …