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Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Air­on Pate is boun­cing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is wait­ing with his mom Domi­n­ique and broth­er Aiden, 4, to be seen at a fed­er­ally sub­sid­ized clin­ic for low-in­come wo­men …

Clinton Foundation

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Why you need design – Mike Monteiro – Medium

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> <i>You’re My Favorite Client</i><i>, a book to help people understand design. Written by Mike Monteiro. Published by A Book</i> …

UX Design
Mashups

Paper For iPad Now Includes All Original Tools For Free

What is it about in-app purchases that makes people bristle? Perhaps, when an app is advertised as “free” people don’t generally expect to pay for major features. But in fact, this is a widespread practice in the industry that has now been rectified by at least one company.<p>FiftyThree’s Paper, a …

Make Enterprise Software People Actually Love

There is a big, important change happening in digital product design. For a long time, there has been a clear split between business software (often called Enterprise or B2B), and consumer software (B2C, or simply “products”). That split is increasingly irrelevant.<p>As a product designer, I cut my …

Selling

4 Ways To Make Housing More Affordable

We are running out of housing and no one can afford the housing we do have. Here’s some ways we could fix the problem.<p>If you thought big cities like New York, Mumbai, and London were unaffordable already, here’s a depressing prediction: It’s going to get worse.<p>A new report forecasts a growing …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

The Ethics of UX Research

As a UX researcher for a social media operation, Ute considers different interface designs that might allow users to make more social contacts. Ute …

Why Fender’s Interactive Design Team Wireframes Its Site By Hand

At Fender, new interactive designers receive both a laptop and a pouch with pens and paper. They use the pens and paper more.<p>In the early stages of conceiving a site, web and UX designers will create wireframes–a digital blueprint which lays out the structure, priority, and hierarchy of a website …

Wireframing

Google Sets Example By Trying To Offset Perils Of SF Gentrification

While San Francisco’s gentrification issues aren’t solely caused by the tech boom, the tech industry should aim to help the communities impacted by the influx of money and people it has brought to the city. Yesterday’s donation by Google is a great example of looking out for one’s neighbors.<p>Google …

Hillary Clinton and “be real”: Clinton administration papers reveal bad advice to the former first lady.

“Be careful to ‘be real.’ ” That was Hillary Clinton adviser Mandy Grunwald’s advice in 1999 as the first lady took her first steps toward running …

The Evolution of Product Design As Told By Citizen Watches

Generally speaking, watches are rarely depicted as anything but glorified jewelry. Unless you’re talking about the new wave of smart wristwear of the future, the purpose of the everyday watch has been in long decline. When you need to actually know what time it is, you check your phone.<p>So when it …

Management

Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a designer. Maybe you code, maybe you don’t. But it’s likely you’re feeling more and more pressure to hone …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

Bots Are Battling for Restaurant Reservations in San Francisco

The News vs. The Newsroom: Yes, That GOP Debate Really Did Get That Nasty

Comparing the HBO series' depictions of Occupy Wall Street, the Republican presidential campaign, and the opening of the "Ground Zero Mosque" to what really happened<p>HBO<p><i>The Newsroom</i> takes place roughly two years in the past, where the ACN <i>News Night</i> team strives to virtuously and judiciously report …

How Sheryl Swoopes's Pregnancy Changed Professional Sports Forever

Before her, hardly any female athletes had given birth mid-career. Sixteen years later, it's relatively normal.<p>Sheryl Swoopes was at the top of her game in 1997. The year before, she and the United States' women's basketball team won gold at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta. Shortly after, …

Obama Isn't Too Worried That Delaying the Employer Mandate Is Illegal

Asked whether he consulted a lawyer before the Treasury Department postponed a rule, he says he's not worried about Congressional critics.<p>Part of what makes a seasoned politician successful is the ability to talk for a long time and say nothing. You can usually assume that anyone who makes it as …

In the Wake of Clashes, Some Egyptians Lose Faith in the Armed Forces

"We are stuck in the middle between military and fundamental authoritarianism."<p>CAIRO -- When General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, head of Egypt's armed forces, called for the military's supporters to take to the streets on Friday and provide him with "a mandate to confront possible violence and …

For Female Scientists, There's No Good Time to Have Children

That's why so many drop out of the field. Here's how to make the system more fair for women in academia.<p>American women are leaving academic science, including the social sciences, in alarming numbers. Many will turn away from science while still in graduate school. Although women obtain more than …

Is Muslim Academic Reza Aslan More Biased Than a Christian Scholar?

Fox News's Lauren Green seems to think so.<p>Anyone looking for a case study in how not to interview an author can look no further than this painful encounter between Reza Aslan, the writer of a new book on Jesus, and Fox News host Lauren Green. Aslan, a scholar of religion, has written a new book …

The GOP Wants to Slash Food Stamps: Here's Exactly How Many of Their Constituents Would Suffer

In almost half of Republican districts, between 8 and 12 percent of all households get government help putting meals on the table.<p>Man, Congressional Republicans really do have it in for the food stamp program, don't they? They've tried to slash its funding. They've nixed it entirely from the Farm …

The NSA Couldn't Answer Our FOIA Request Because It Couldn't Figure Out Our Address

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's possible we've been overly generous in our assessments of the intelligence gathering …

The Circumcision Wars: What's a Parent to Do?

Trying to find clarity in a world muddied by differing opinions and too much information<p>The deadlock began around week 20 of my pregnancy, when my mom casually asked about when and where our son would be circumcised. I presumptuously told her we weren’t going to do that. Then I saw the surprised …

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?