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The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

This curated column is authored by Piotr Koczorowski, Marketing Manager, Usability Tools<p>Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about …

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

12 must-have code testing tools

New code and user testing tools and frameworks seem to pop up every day. Below is a varied list of code tools that accomplish various testing needs. …

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

Leadership

10 expressions nominated for Germany's Youth Word of the Year 2016

Can you talk like a German teen? These 10 terms are among the 30 nominated to be crowned Germany's next Youth Word of the Year.<p>Ever talked with an …

Language

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life. She was recently engaged, surrounded by her best …

The Real Difference Between Whisky and Whiskey

A classic Manhattan wouldn’t be the same without whiskey—or is it whisky? You might have seen the liquor spelled both ways on a bar menu and thought …

Whiskey

An introduction to frontend testing

Testing frontend code is still a confusing practice to many developers. But with frontend development becoming more complex and with developers …

Top 5 typography trends of 2016

All designers should have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of typography. And even if you do, the rapid evolution of the discipline means you can …

50 Christmas Cookies You Don't Even Need an Oven to Bake

Your secret's safe with us!<p>What's guaranteed to be the hit of your holiday buffet but hardly requires any effort? These festive, impressive-looking treats. (Your secret's safe with us!)

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

Todoist now lets AI software schedule your due dates

Because humans are bad at it<p>The company behind productivity app Todoist, which lets you manage your personal and work lives with powerful to-do lists, is adding a new feature today: an artificial intelligence-powered scheduler. Now, when you need to set a due date for the completion of a task, …

The Joy of Drinking Young Single Malt Scotch

The reason why you should consider drinking less-expensive whisky.<p>Judging by the bottles of Scotch on liquor store shelves 30 is the new 18. While …

Scotch Whisky

The Best Decorating Trends of 2016

As we approach 2017, it's fun to look back on the design trends that defined the past year. While some — like wood-look tiles — are just gaining momentum, others — like brass hardware — have peaked. Take a look at the 30 hottest trends of 2016 in the slideshow ahead – most are so stylish, we're …

Home Decorating

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive With Only $100 at IKEA

Since our eyes naturally gravitate toward those high-end pieces (call it a girl's prerogative), we've had to master the art of crafting a luxe look …

Dining Rooms

3 Ways to Take Notes in a Meeting More Efficiently

What's the point of holding a meeting if you can't take accurate notes of what took place?<p><i>By Jason Shah, founder and CEO of Do.</i><p>Meeting minutes are important: It's vital to capture relevant information, decisions and assigned tasks. When you have solid records for each and every one of your …

Productivity

Millennial Leaders’ Secrets To Productive Meetings

<i>This piece originally appeared on MillennialMagazine.com.</i><p>Business meetings are a necessary evil in life. However, productive meetings can be a great …

How Twitter bots played a role in electing Donald Trump

Key to democracy is public engagement – when people discuss the issues of the day with each other openly, honestly and without outside influence. But …

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Mobile Application

Most modern people would find it difficult to imagine their day using the smartphone «just for calls». Most mobile devices jumped far beyond the …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer or …

Leadership

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

Microsoft’s IFTTT alternative is now open to everyone

Microsoft Flow comes out of beta and is free to use<p>Microsoft Flow, the company’s own take on IFTTT, is officially available to the general public after being released in beta back in April. The tool lets you connect cloud services like Slack, G Suite, Twitter, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to create …

5 Actionable Steps to Take When There's Too Much on Your Plate

Buried under a pile of work? Use these steps to regain some control.<p>Perhaps you're swamped with tasks trying to prepare for some upcoming time off. Or, maybe your daily workload is constantly so overwhelming, you feel like you can never catch up.<p>Either way, you're left looking cross-eyed at a to-do …

Time Management

The 10 most in-demand skills that can get you hired in the US in 2017

If a new job is part of your plan, there are a few skills you'll want to learn and master before you start applying.<p>LinkedIn recently looked at billions of data points and analyzed all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on its site so far in 2016 to identify the most sought-after …

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

Leadership

Turning Data into Sound

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>How do you turn a pie chart into sound? That was the problem faced by NASA scientists who found challenges with conveying data to astronauts who were unable to process it because of movement and sight issues in space. But where visuals failed, …

Common Mistakes When Presenting Design Ideas to Clients, and How to Avoid Them

You’ve spent weeks working on a client design, churned through the requisite nine terrible designs to get to that lone good one, tested iterations …