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When Things Fall Apart: Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation Through Difficult Times

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”<p>In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our resilience by losses beyond our control — lacerations of the heart that feel barely bearable, that leave …

Donald Trump just got trolled from the 'first protest in space'

Space nerds have taken trolling Trump into the stratosphere.<p>On Wednesday, the Autonomous Space Agency Network, amateurs who promote DIY space …

Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s

Years ago in Brandon Johnson’s suburban Chicago home he came across a keepsake box of his dad’s in the attic. “One object that caught my eye in …

Graphic Design

On The Realities Of Being A Black Woman With Borderline Personality Disorder

An excerpt from Do What You Want, a new U.K. zine about mental health.<p>On April 28, the world of DIY publishing will get a stellar new addition with <i>Do</i> …

Mental Health

Trump changed everything. Now everything counts | Barbara Kingsolver

Millions of Americans are starting to grasp that we can’t politely stand by watching lives and liberties get slashed beyond repair. What are you going to do?<p>If you’re among the majority of American voters who just voted against the party soon to control all three branches of our government, you’ve …

The Mexican brands mocking Trump: 'We have the right to defend ourselves'

Companies including Tecate and Cucapá are using humor to push back against the Republican’s fighting talk (and market their products)<p>When a group of young Mexicans began selling “I support Donald” T-shirts to people on the streets of Los Angeles last month they drew reactions of anger and disbelief …

10 Design magazines everyone should read

The London Design Festival kicks off on Monday next week (17 September) so we’re taking the chance to showcase the very best of design in independent …

Family Planning

The Weird Hedge Fund That Prepared James Comey for His Capitol Hill Hot Seat

House Republicans might want to think twice before taking on the FBI director over Hillary’s emails.<p>FBI Director James Comey is about to discover whether Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the 49-year-old Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, can be scarier than a 25-year-old employee of the …

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Physics

A 24-Hour Clock Designed to Change the Way You See Your Day

Scott Thrift, an award-winning media artist and horologist, just launched his second clock design following his successful Kickstarter campaign back …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help suppress your …

5 Ways Erato Nailed the Design of Its Remarkable Wireless Headphones

Here are the ways Erato nailed the design of its wireless Bluetooth earphones.<p>I've tested dozens of products this year and if I had to pick my favorite the Apollo 7 wireless Bluetooth earphones would definitely be in the running. Here are the ways Erato--the company which makes them--nailed the …

Handcrafted Miniature Worlds by Secret Wood – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Vancouver-based jeweller Secret Wood handcrafts finely detailed, snow globe-esque scenes out of wood, resin and beeswax. More images below.<p><i>Secret</i> …

6 of the most inspiring portfolios

If your design portfolio needs a bit of work, take a look at these brilliant examples to help you showcase your work in the best possible way.<p>01. …

Graphic Design

A Russian website lets users mash any 2 images together to create beautiful — and bizarre — results

And while Photoshop and other programs allow users to do that, not everyone knows how to use them. That's where Ostagram, a Russian website, comes in. The site allows users to simply upload photos and filters, and mix any two together to create a new image.<p>While some people are mixing personal …

Eiffel Tower

These cute little planters are designed to stick to almost any surface like a gecko

A team of creative people in San Francisco has designed Livi, a versatile planter that kind of looks like a cute little creature, that can easily …

San Francisco

The Doors to Design: 10 Essential Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

<b>Everyone is a designer</b>. Well, at least everyone has the potential to be a designer, and that’s because people understand basic design principles …

UI Design

The perfect apology, according to science

Ever had an apology fall flat? Well, there may be a logical explanation. You may not have given enough emphasis to the most important elements, or you may have even left them out altogether.<p>According to new research from a team led by Roy Lewicki, professor emeritus of management and human …

Bill Clinton’s Black Lives Matter Comments Were Revealingly Honest

When I was 9 years old, my sister and I snuck downstairs to watch TV after my parents fell asleep and, unbeknownst to us, witnessed an event that …

Improving UX with Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling

Handsome's Eric Celedonia on how to apply Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling to user experience design.The post Improving UX with Pixar’s 22 rules of …

UX Design

5 best new illustration tools for March

If you work in illustration – or other areas of graphic design and art – you're probably too busy with a logo design or your latest mood board to …

Graphic Design

42 Clever Calligrams That Visualize The Meanings Of Various Words

New York-based designer Ji Lee started creating calligrams 20 years ago in his typography class at art school. What started as an assignment turned …

Hobbies

A $20 add-on will solve your MacBook power adapter problems

But it won't stop your cables from fraying<p>Apple's MacBook is a paragon of design, thin, sleek, and convenient — everything its power adapter isn't. The plug that ships with Apple's laptop in North America is awkward when not used with a power bar, a rounded white cube that juts out several inches …

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …

How to Learn New Skills Twice as Fast, According to Science

Learning a sport or instrument? A new study says this subtle change to how you practice will help you improve twice as fast.<p>You probably practice your favorite hobby for the simple reason that it's fun, but there are other reasons having an after-hours pastime is awesome. Not only does science show …

'Iron Giant' Spotted From An Airplane Window

While passing the time, looking out of an airplane window, Nick O'Donoghue saw a pretty awesome sight – a part Michelin man, part Iron Giant, and …

Loneliness

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …