Steven Wright

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7 Tools That Will Help You Do More Productive Design Work

We are huge fans of beautiful, elegant design—but not always of the time it takes to make something beautiful. Luckily, there are a number of tools …

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

UX Design

Cliff Retreat | Alex HogrefeLearn More -

<b>Cliff Retreat | Alex Hogrefe</b><br>Learn More - Cliff Retreat: Finale Image Process<p>1. Sketchup Model / 2. V-Ray Base Rendering / 3. Context / 4. Foreground Cliff / 5. Background Cliffs and Water / 6. Grass & Sky / 7. Darken / 8. Details / 9. Atmosphere & Color

100 Dancing Drones Set World Record

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles …

Intel Corporation

5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

<i>By Peter Daisyme</i><p>As the saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." When it comes to creating and implementing a marketing strategy for small business owners like myself, this couldn't be any more true. When I first launched my company, I had daily fires to put out, and I found it …

12 professional fonts for designers

There's no shortage of paid-for and free fonts available for designers to choose from these days. But what if you want a typeface that's really …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

Brian Kelly

Design Store: Web & Graphic Design Books, Pantone, Illustration, etc.

This year's <i>Print</i> typography issue, with cover photo by John Keatley and typography by Louise Fili, is a bit different from past editions. Here, we …

Graphic Design

7 Mistakes (Almost) Every First-Time Entrepreneur Will Make

The real reasons entrepreneurs fail aren't as obvious as you think.<p><i>David Henzel is the co-founder of MaxCDN, a content delivery network based in Los Angeles dedicated to helping startups scale. On his blog, he writes about what he has learned along the way.</i><p>As a new business owner, you're bound to …

Business Strategy

The Secret That Helps Mark Zuckerberg Make Big Choices (Steve Jobs Knew It Too)

The most successful people know that decision fatigue is the enemy. Here's how to fight it.<p>As you may already know, Mark Zuckerberg doesn't sweat the daily choice of what to wear for a single second. Dude's got a closet full of the same gray T-shirt.<p>The "why" is simple: He knows it's not worth …

Downton Abbey

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Searching with regular sentences will only get you so far – if you need to find something a bit tricky turn to these advanced yet simple methods<p>Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few …

The 10,000 step fallacy – and five other health myths to ignore

It's the catchy fitness principle that lodged in the minds of a generation of fitness fanatics – but the idea that you should take 10,000 steps a day may not be as helpful as it once seemed.<p>According to Dr Greg Hager, an expert in computer science at Johns Hopkins University, the array of apps and …

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2016

Design trends often span several years (even decades for some types of design), but Web design is a quickly moving and changing industry where trends come and go quite often.<p>We’re still working with some of those trends now: responsive web design, flat design, performance and speed, and perfecting …

UI Design

15 ways the world will be terrifying in 2050

But despite our technological advances, humanity has failed to solve many of its problems. The world hasn't weaned itself off fossil fuels or antibiotics, protected the rain forest, or reduced the stigma surrounding mental illness. We haven't flood-proofed our cities or protected our energy grids …

Climate Change

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we're upping our game with a collection of 50 …

Photography

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls <i>en famille</i>. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

European Travel

2015 was a tipping point for six technologies that will change the world

To the average person, it may seem that the biggest technology advances of 2015 were the larger smartphone screens and small app updates. But a lot more happened than that. A broad range of technologies reached a tipping point, from cool science projects or objects of convenience for the rich, to …

Alzheimer's Disease

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

Singularity

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Small Business

See the Dramatic Differences Between Identical Twins Over Time

Chinese artist Gao Rongguo has created a series of portrait photographs that are both beautiful and emotional. In these portraits of identical twins …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Urban jungle: wooden high-rises change city skylines as builders ditch concrete

Mass timber projects in Portland and New York City offer eco-friendly dwellings, but can ‘plywood on steroids’ actually catch on in the industry?<p>The concrete jungle has a rival: forests. Two urban building projects, in New York City and Portland, Oregon, will be changing their city’s skylines with …

4 things every new entrepreneur should splurge on

If you’re a new entrepreneur, you probably want to keep as much money in your pocket as possible. Starting a business of your own can be a financial strain, and when you’re just getting started, it’s natural to have fears about money.<p>There are investments you need to make as a startup — like design …

The week in pictures: 13 November 2015 - Telegraph

This man flew to Belize and paid $94,000 for a risky brain implant to study the link between thoughts and speech

Phil Kennedy is one of those scientists.<p>As MIT Technology Review's Adam Piore reported, the neuroscientist who pioneered the technology used to connect the human brain to a computer decided to get his own brain implant in 2014.<p>Brain computer interfaces, or BCIs, are devices that record the …

The Brain

10 Bad Work Habits to Eliminate Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

We all have bad work habits, and most of us are content to get away with them for the foreseeable future. Sure, they may make us a little less productive, and they might not look great in a performance review, but they’re relatively innocuous when they creep into our daily lives.<p>When you step up to …

The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours

This incredibly simple time-management system changed my workday.<p>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week.<p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how “busy” I was and how much I “had to …